Charlie Strong needs to make a move after this season....

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  1. demosthenes
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    That has to be a concern of his. If you're Louisville you don't find Teddy Bridgewaters on a regular basis.
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    This can be said of a lot of teams ("Without ______ they wouldn't be that good..."). What would Texas A&M be w/out Johnny? How about Bama w/out McCarron or UGA w/out Murray? Hell, LSU probably wouldn't be having such a good year w/out Mettenburger. FSU w/out Jaimis? It can go on and on.

    Strong can recruit. He'll have QBs to choose from. It's a silly argument....
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    Big-time programs require lots of booster schmoozing, TV shows, speeches at clubs, PR appearances, etc. I've always understood that Charlie Strong doesn't like that kind of stuff.
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    Living in Louisville, I get this vibe about him myself. Regardless of what Louisville fans think about him today, he's a keeper.
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    Again....where exactly is he going to go?
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    I can't imagine Strong stays there after this year. Bridgewater will be gone, their schedule will get much tougher, and his stock will never be higher.

    Charlie's a solid Defensive coach. I'd want to see him have significant success with more than one QB if I were in a position to do the hiring at a major program.
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    I think Charlie is a good coach, but I don't think he is a great coach. I would be worried how he does without Teddy. He should cash in on the success with Teddy. It's not often you get a #1 pick of the draft at QB and you only get 1-2 seasons of them at the peak of their powers usually.
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    It's not so silly when every team you listed sits on a virtual gold mine of recruiting talent in their immediate vicinity. Silly is making definitive statements without thinking about the college football landscape as a whole.

    Louisville recruiting by year:
    2013: 52 3.00avg
    2012: 42 3.00avg
    2011: 29 3.15avg
    2010: 48 2.86avg
    ---enter CS---
    2009: 76 2.31avg
    2008: 55 2.59avg
    2007: 41 3.06avg
    2006: 34 2.92avg
    2005: 45 2.59avg

    As for the 2014 class, ULs is basically full with 25 commits. He has one four star player and a 3.00 average. CS can undoubtedly recruit and it's evidenced by his ability to pull in a higher average star rating but you're not going to find more Bridgewaters on a regular basis when you pull in one or two four star recruits per year (I think the average for CS and Louisville was 1.5). CS will always field a competitive team. On the other hand, he has to like the idea of going some place with more resources at his disposal. Why drive an Accord when your coaching peers are in Audis, BMWs, and Mercedes?
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    Hopefully Jeremy does his best to get him. It's painful watching this team.
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    It's a silly argument.
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    Well that depends on the offer.

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    To be frankly honest with you all, I would prefer Charlie Strong over Will Muschamp as the head coach here at UF. He does a great job with BOTH sides of football... it's Louisville, mind you. If he comes here, it would be a turnaround, I believe. Maybe Foley comes to his sense someday after next year and hire Charlie Strong when it's right time (esp when in time he's forced to let WM go only if he continues failing).
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    I think if Muschamp is fired (I don't necessarily think he will be/should be), Strong is probably the first name you go after.
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    If we do go after a new Coach...I predict that KS at Ala. gets his HC job somewhere and Saban hires you know who as his DC.
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    Absolutely. Unless things have changed significantly Ole Miss and Mississippi State HATE each other and success at one makes the other coach's seat hotter even if he stays at the same level.


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    Do not want.

    We need an offensive minded coach.And Strong plays very weak teams and was gift wrapped Bridgewater. He's ok, but we can do so much better
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    Charlie Strong might be going to SC after watching Steve Spurrier today. It's time for him to hang it up and come back to Florida.
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    Not my experience. We met Strong and the whole staff by accident one night (Prior to Urban's first season) at Gators in Madeira Beach (we had been out all day drinking). Got to talking with Strong and (I think) Mattison about UF, and just football in general. Talked for at least an hour and, with Strong specifically, we were the ones who eventually said that we had to go.
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    will spurrier have to show his resume to foley?
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    To retire right? No thanks otherwise.

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