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The Syracuse job unofficially opens

Posted on: September 30, 2008 2:38 pm
Edited on: September 30, 2008 3:43 pm

With the firing of Lane Kiffin, Syracuse has its first big-time candidate. Kiffin, as you should now, was at USC as the same time as current Syracuse AD Daryl Gross.

Kiffin is out of work. Syracuse needs a coach, or at least soon will need a coach. I'm not saying Kiffin is the ultimate answer but Gross could do worse. Lane simply made a wrong decision going to the Raiders. USC offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian had the job but wisely turned it down.

Two other names to add to the list: Saints offensive coordinator Doug Marrone (Syracuse 1983-85) and Oregon offensive coordinator Chip Kelly.

Kelly doesn't have any ties to the school but coached in the region at New Hampshire. Kelly is doing a great job at Oregon but let's just say the interest would be mutual if Syracuse called.






Category: NCAAF

Since: Nov 6, 2007
Posted on: October 8, 2008 4:23 pm

The Syracuse job unofficially opens

kiffin isn't even being considered. we are going to get a east coast guy. lane kiffin does nothing for our program he has no ties to our recruiting base. only thing he has to offer is he is young, so what? dude got fired after two years b/c he could not win football games. we already made that mistake with robinson as far as getting a guy with no recruiting ties to the NE. our next coach will be  steve addazio from u of florida, mark my words. he is from the NE, went to college in connecticut , is a big time recruiter in our key recruiting areas and is young.

and carr would be way better pick than kiffin b/c of the east coast connection

Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: October 3, 2008 10:53 pm

The Syracuse job unofficially opens

Uh...June Jones isn't at Ole Miss.  That  is Houston Nutt, who was at Arkansas.  June Jones went to SMU.  And, sorry Syracuse fans, but if you are trying to apply logic toward any predictions regarding what Darryl Gross is going to do, you are wasting your brain cells.  I will guarantee you that Gross will spend more time in deep thought picking out his next matching suspenders and tie than he will in evaluating potential football coaches.  How in the WORLD that guy got an AD job I will never understand.  I wouldn't be surprised if Gross tried to hire Coach Taylor from Friday Night Lights...

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: October 3, 2008 3:11 pm

The Syracuse job unofficially opens

With most coaches, it isn't a question of geography, but of salary.  If 'Cuse pays better than UCF, he will be there in a blink of an eye...Why else would June Jones leave beautiful Hawaii and a WAC championship for Ole Miss????

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: October 1, 2008 3:48 pm

The Syracuse job unofficially opens

I like what the one guy said about Turner Gill. (sorry, i read the article, then wrote the message) He's done a fantastic job at Buffalo building that team from nothing and getting talent frrom there. Alot of people thought he was going to leave for the Nebraska job last year, but he stayed. At Syracuse, he'd be able to build them into a winner. I could see Lane Kiffin going somewhere to be an offensive coordinator before he jumps at another head coaching job. He could go back to college or stay in the pros. He's still young, so he'll have plenty of time to get another offer as a head coach, but it'd just be best for him to not completely ruin his resume immediately.

Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: October 1, 2008 2:49 pm
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Since: Oct 1, 2008
Posted on: October 1, 2008 11:55 am

The Syracuse job unofficially opens

He has to go, he just has to go. Sooner rather than later

Since: Aug 13, 2008
Posted on: October 1, 2008 9:36 am

Orange fans, give Ty Willingham a look.

Syracuse is going to be needing a new coach at the end of the season. There's no doubt. They say Kiffin could be it, and I've heard other names being thrown around. Let me toss one in: Ty Willingham.

Ty Willingham is a VERY good coach who's gotten a bad rap lately. He did an excellent job at Stanford then got thrown under the bus in Notre Dame and is about to be thrown under the bus again in Washington. I mean, he recruited Brady Quinn for ND, and he recruited Jake Locker for Washington, and they wouldn't give him a chance to use these players properly.

He can make this team good again like he did with Stanford if you give him a chance. That's my two cents.

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: October 1, 2008 9:08 am

What about...

What about Bobby Petrino?  Isn't it about time he jumped to another job?

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: October 1, 2008 9:05 am

The Syracuse job unofficially opens

Michigan USED to get a lot of Ohio kids.  Since Tressel came to OSU, the Wolverines get only the kids Ohio State doesn't want.

Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: October 1, 2008 1:35 am

The Syracuse job unofficially opens

Yo dawg, I love how Lane Kiffin stood up to Fag Davis. I like his work ethic and I love what he was trying to do with the Raiders. Whomever gets Lane will have a great chance to turn their program around. Unlike his stint with the Raiders, he will probably have power to bring in his own coaches and scout his own players.

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