Monday, March 04, 2013

With Bollman Out, aOSU fans Happy...for US?

A few days ago, after a few days of conjecture and rumour (yes, they were British rumours), Jim Bollman officially left Coach Hazell's staff as OLine coach to become OC at MSU.  MSU fans seem OK with it, aOSU fans tell me that MSU now has the worstest OC in the world, Bears fans tell me that Purdue has that in Shoop...I'm soooooo confused.

Not really.

I've never been good with all of the aOSU fan love for Purdue's coaching staff.  I think we've been pretty clear here, we don't like Ohio State a whole bunch.  We've always thought that they have an athletic department that all-but encourages their programs to play ball, if you will...The fact that the NCAA actually punished them in the last few years says that they just got too brazen in their tactics.  If you talk to non-alum Bucknut fans, you'll quickly see that winning is all that matters...and rules are for losers. That's all well and good when you're a cash cow for the NCAA, but not for programs like Purdue. Hazell's thinking as Kent State's head coach (doing things in unprecedented manner, beating the odds, etc.) is closer to Purdue's history than aOSU's. I didn't really care about aOSU fans' opinions about Bollman; still don't.  If Hazell thought he was the best coach available for his team, I gotta trust that. Regardless of anyone's opinion, he gone.

Who can blame him? Being an OC in the B1G is a much better job than a positional coach...But I guess MSU's Dantonio is dumb now and has forgotten everything he knows about football since he chose to hire Bollman, correct?

Purdue hasn't released who will be OLine coach in the wake of Bollman's departure...I vote Matt Light (if you haven't figured this out, I like ex-NFL Purdue guys as position coaches).  Coach Hazell usually calls me on Tuesdays*, so I'll put that suggestion in at that time.

Spring football practice starts in a few weeks.

*not really


Purdue Matt said...

Sees pic of John Shoop at 6am workout in a Purdue shirt.


boilerdowd said...

I think you missed the point of my post...

The Accidental Expat said...

I'd love to see onetime Broyles finalist Mitch Browning on the sidelines-- stops at aOSU, Minnesota, Kansas, Syracuse, Tennessee, and currently at Division II powerhouse Ashland. His O lines have a history of being disciplined, physical, and very hard-nosed (his 2009 Tennessee lines only allowed 12 sacks all year). A midwest guy too.

BoilerWhat said...

Any post ripping Ohio State is a good post. The antics of their athletic program and their clown president give the school a negative perception, which is unfortunate.

Plang said...

I think we've seen plenty of examples that coaches who are good at the college level may not be all that go at the pro level, and vice versa. How Shoop, or any other coach at Purdue for that matter, does is yet to be seen. If Shoop or any of the position coaches don't work out over the next year or so, I'm sure Hazell will replace them. I may be wrong (wouldn't be the first time, or the last time), but Hazell does not come across as the type of guy to stick with an assistant coach if results aren't there. He seem very "results driven" to me. At any rate, we'll have a better idea of how these guys will really work come about October 19.

Purdue Matt said...


For the majority of Shoop's time in Chapel Hill, they did not crack the top 60 in yds per play.

Also, in his time with the Bears, they eclipsed 18 pts per game just once in 5 years.

Plang said... um! What!

Where were we? Right - talking about things we have no idea how will turn out.


J Money said...

I'll admit it -- I laugh-snorted loudly in my office at the line about Hazell calling on Tuesdays.