Thursday, December 27, 2007

Puppy Chow

Coach Willingham has spent the post Christmas period looking for a new defensive coordinator. According to Bob Condotta over at the Seattle Times he is waiting to see what UCLA is going to do before making a decision. Obviously DeWayne Walker is the top candidate even though he still may end up with the head coaching job, or stay on as the DC and Asst. Head Coach.

Ron English who Willingham has also interviewed may end up at Louisville if UW doesn't offer him the job soon.

Tough to say which way UCLA is leaning but according to the newspapers in LA the AD has screwed the pooch on this one. Guerrero seems to be grasping at straws trying to find anyone other than Walker, or Neuheisel to take over.

Neuheisel wants the job so bad that he has gotten a number of his rich fraternity brothers to pony up over $4 million in donations plus salaries for top assistants if they name him head coach.

My money is on Rick at this point.

If I was Ty I would hire English while he is still available rather than wait on Walker. A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush!

Defensing the Spread

We didn't learn very much about defensing the spread offense last night as Purdue slipped past Central Michigan 51-48 in a game that should have kept most of the nation entertained last night. The 99 points tied the second-highest total in a bowl game that ended in regulation, trailing only the 2003 Insight Bowl, where California beat Virginia Tech 52-49.


bigdave967 said...

Walker would be the bigger pick up because of his knowledge of how to stop the high powered offenses of the Pac 10. I am not 100% on English's ability to stop the spread...the 2 teams he played this year that run those offense they got smoked like a peace pipe. I do agree with getting one of them soon before neither is available. I just read that Walker was offered the job, obviously it depends on who they hire.

John Berkowitz said...

One thing for sure is you need to have the right personel along with the schemes to stop the spread.

You tend to learn how to stop what you practice against. I am not sure if Michigan had much of a chance to practice against anything resembling the spread.