Friday, January 19, 2007

Looking More and more like............

......... Cam Cameron is the guy for the Dolphins. Take it for what it's worth (not much), but it's looking more and more like Chan Gailey will be back. Cameron and the Miami GM left Cameron's hotel this morning and just showed up at the stadium. Doesn't seem logical that you'd keep a guy here for 3 days if he was "just another candidate".

So to change the mode, how about we guess as to who the next OC will be at GT? Here are some names to to get us started.

- Larry Coker
- Dan Reeves
- Buddy Geis
- George Godsey

Who else would make a good candidate? I'll tell you a quick impression - having Larry Coker would be a GREAT get imo. Two time national coach of the year, STRONG OC history (including Barry Sanders' OC in college. Oh yeah, coached Thurman Thomas and Eddie George in college as well). You know his Miami story - here's some details about his jobs prior to UM head coach:

Prior to becoming Miami's head football coach, Coker served under Butch Davis as the Hurricanes' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach since Davis' first season at UM in 1995. While the offensive coordinator from 1995-2000, UM went 51-20 overall and 33-9 in conference play. With Coker as the offensive coordinator, UM was 27-9 at the historic Orange Bowl and 19-11 on the road. Additionally, the Hurricanes won all four bowl games during that six-season span.

Prior to his arrival at the University of Miami in 1995, Coker spent two seasons at Ohio State (1993-94) coaching the defensive backfield. The Buckeyes participated in two bowl games during his tenure and were Big Ten co-champions in 1993. From 1990-92, Coker was the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma, assisting the Sooners to two bowl victories. Before heading to Norman, Coker spent seven seasons as the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State. In his seven seasons with the Cowboys, he coached 1988 Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders and the team went on to win four bowl games. Coker first made the jump to Division I with Tulsa from 1979-82 as the offensive backfield coach. Tulsa won three Missouri Valley Conference championships during his four seasons.

I'm not lobbying for the guy, but he was be a STRONG hire. Don't forget he has a lot of the same ethical and moral beliefs as Chan Gailey, and the two are VERY good friends. There's a fit there folks!!!

Who else is out there?