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SportingNews.com Gives Pelini Hire a "C"

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SportingNews.com Gives Pelini Hire a "C"




Sure, it's late in the game now to be weighing in on such a subject. And everyone is now seeing what a "strategist" type of candidate can do:

- Up recruiting efforts immediately

- Deal well with the media

- Talk a good X's and O's game plan up front



Not sure why they gave the move by FAU a "C" since they don't substantiate it with any reason or logic other than to say:

"Little argument that this was a curious hire."

But, must admit that was my immediate reaction back in early December. Besides, when you try and follow Howard Schnellenberger (even in a fading capacity) by introducing a new name, it's going to be hard to topple.

However, Pelini is off to what most would consider a very strong start, and definitely appears to be moving things in the right direction.

The naming of an OC will be the next big event obviously, and perhaps the most important.

Anyway, below is the link to the "rankings" by Sportingnews.com of those hired thus far in the constant merry-go-round of coaching changes - including the A+ grade of Washington State's tapping of Mike Leach:

Grading the hires: Leach, Malzahn among the top choices



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Re: SportingNews.com Gives Pelini Hire a "C"

Whatever, who reads the sportingnews anyway? I didn't even know they were still around

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Re: SportingNews.com Gives Pelini Hire a "C"

Wow.  How incredibly pointless to "grade" coaching hires.  Pelini gets a C but some assistant that takes over at Toledo gets a B?  Malzhan gets a perfect grade even though he's been a head coach just as long as Pelini?  What a waste of words!
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Re: SportingNews.com Gives Pelini Hire a "C"

I'm afraid I will have to give The Sporting News a C- on their hiring article.
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Re: SportingNews.com Gives Pelini Hire a "C"

Ronniehuskerron said

I'm afraid I will have to give The Sporting News a C- on their hiring article.

Haha + 1!

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Re: SportingNews.com Gives Pelini Hire a "C"

Here's one that was done right after CP was hired.

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Hiring Grade for Pelini
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Francois said

Here's one that was done right after CP was hired.

Hiring Grade for Pelini

I prefer the  A- grade from Coaches By The Numbers .  I think they should do these things following the 1st season after the hire.   I mean, how can you grade a hire when the coach hasn't coached a single game yet.


FAU Class of '87
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Re: SportingNews.com Gives Pelini Hire a "C"

I am sure they did extensive research before coming up with this grade.

GO OWLS!
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dusky256fc said

I am sure they did extensive research before coming up with this grade.

I doubt they did any more research than any of us on this forum did.

FAU Class of '87
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Re: SportingNews.com Gives Pelini Hire a "C"

Silly to judge a coach this early, but I understand thats what some people want.

So far I am thrilled with Coach Pelini's hires, recuriting efforts, and personality with the media.

I shall withold judgement until at LEAST after next season.

I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick @$$ and I'm out of bubble gum.

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