Cleveland's New Head Coach

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  1. clob94

    clob94 Well-Known Member
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    So I'm hearing some inside buzz that I don't know if I fully believe yet, but what I'm being told by someone inside the organization is that Cleveland is looking to hire Lincoln Riley, and there's some split opinions on that. Cleveland is looking west at the rams with a young 30 year old coach and how they are killing it and think the same could be possible with them. Allegedly they are all in with Baker, and so much so that they think hiring his college coach would help prevent a "sophomore slump" that many NFL QBs go through. Thus, bettering their chances for a more successful season next year.

    I've known this individual inside the organization for a while and I have no reason to doubt this person.

    That is all.
     
  2. LonghornMM

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    I guess this rumor trumps the Riley to the Cowboys rumor. I'm all for it if Cleveland hires him. Question is, if Riley leaves OU, who replaces him? My vote is for Mike Stoops. =)roll
     
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    MM the call went like this---- "hey, long time no talk. Uh, ya I know who he is. What's my opinion? I don't have one. Could he change up his approach and make it old but new? For sure. Are you serious? Well........ I don't know how to respond to that. Hey, I'm a nobody..... they've gotta do what they think is best for them. You seriously think Riley is on the table? No sh!t? Well, good luck.".
     
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    I'm going to have to go workout with my trainer this week as their spouse's father is one of the Cleveland coaches. I'm assuming it is the same guy with Texas ties.
     
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    Riley already said no he loves Oklahoma
     
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    Said every coach ever midseason.
     
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    He will listen and follow the money..........
     
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    Every NFL job is better than every College job in general terms. Some people are a better fit in college (Saban), some people are a better fit in the NFL (Weiss) and some people can do either (Carroll).

    If Riley sees himself as an NFL guy, then he is gone. The money is more...the perks are more and it really isn't close. The pressure is higher though, that is for sure.
     
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    When interviewed yesterday Riley said the only thing he’s sure of at this point is rat-a-tat-tattin’ dat ass in the Big 12 CCG coming up. He didn’t mention to what team he was referring to though and when pressed he said it didn’t really matter, “any of them”. Dang
     
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    I think he stays. Wrong time and wrong place. If he was 35ish and had accomplished more as a hc I think he leaves. If it wasn't the Browns I think he leaves. So to me it's just the timing. Next time a nfl reaches out- he gone!
     
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    I think you’re right about staying for now. I’ve seen where he’s made mention that he realizes that he was handed a pretty good opportunity. The money has been good and will continue to be. If he wins a NC then I would think he would look around but who knows, some coaches aren’t mesmerized by the NFL.
     
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    I too think the Browns would like to hire Riley but I’m thinking Riley’s not a willing participant at this point. Money can change minds but I’m will to bet he stays where he’s at for the time being.
     
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    Lincoln won’t leave OU at this time. I feel confident about that. Stoops never left for the NFL when the rumors were flying around. Do you think Tom Herman leave Texas for the NFL if offered? I don’t think he would.
     
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    I'm sure Riley's agent saw the ease with which Stoops' agent was able to shake down the Norman rubes every year with this rumor. I expect to see this rumor annually again and subsequent raises.
     
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    For Tom and Lincoln or any other successful college HC, the package would have to be a really sweet deal. But billionaire owners can come up with really sweet deals.

    The only other thing that might make Riley even think about Cleveland is the fact Baker is there, and doing a decent job as a rookie. If Riley thinks he can win in the NFL and wants that he will go.

    But, who the hell knows what is going on in his head. He may just love Norman and want to stay there for 15 years or so.
     
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    Riley would leave for the Cowboys job in a second. Browns job offer would make him go diarrhea Tsunami his toilet.
     
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    So do you ever recover from coaching in Cleveland? Or is it a resume enhancer that you accept a mission that is doomed for failure? I can't imagine why he would ever leave OU for a job like that as long as they are winning.
     
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    Romeo Crennel is doing okay with Houston
    Pat Shurmur has a HC job again
    Pettine is DC at Green Bay

    Again, every NFL job is better and has more perks than every single College job. With that said, it doesn't fit everyone. But if you have a desire to go to the NFL, you don't wait for the perfect job, you go when you have the chance.

    If Riley wants to coach in the NFL, then he takes the $6MM per year and all the perks and goes to Cleveland. If he doesn't, he stays at OU and has a wonderful career. He is in a pretty good position here.
     
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    Only a finger puppet would go to the cowgirls. Jerah is the crypt keeper. He has presided over the death of the Cowboys.
     
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    The money in college football, especially at the blue blood programs is better than the nfl. Jerah doesn't pay squat. I would never leave a blue blood for a NFL gig.... The NFL is swirling the toilet bowl. College teams draw 100k+ fans.... NFL teams are struggling to get 30k to games. See where this is headed.
     

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