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Defensive Coordinator/LSU

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by tigerfaninsc, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now

    An article in the Dispatch says Snyder may have interviewed for the position. LSU is getting very desperate, their first three candidates turned them down. I wouldn't be surprised if they offered him the job.

    I like Snyder, but I wouldn't be crushed to see him go either. He did make some nice defensive adjustments for the final two games, but what took so long? If he leaves, I think Tucker could step right in and not skip a beat. In the long run, I think Tucker is much more valuable than Snyder. Especially considering that Tucker has the Cleveland connections, while hh has said numerous times that Snyder has not done a great job of recruiting Florida.
     
  2. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    As far as recruiting goes, the three names other than Tressel you always here from recruits are Tucker, Fickell, and Hazell. My only concern would possibly be going through the early season growing pains on defense that we saw last year but with the talent, experience, and leadership we have coming back, this may be the best year for a change.
     
  3. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    1460 The Fan

    Football...

    One OSU football coach appears to be considering a move to LSU. According to reports out of Baton Rogue, Ohio State Defensive Coordinator Mark Snyder has interviewed for the same position with the Tigers.
     
  4. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    If he were going there to join Tressel, Saban, Stoops or someone of that calibre, then I guess I could understand, but to join Les Miles? Maybe I'm the fool, but it sounds like taking a trip on the Good Ship Lollipop with a NC in line at OSU. Why would you want to go somewhere on a three loss team and watch your old team have one helluva year without you? What would that say about your contribution?

    You guys are closer to this than I, but it sounds like you won't be cutting your wrists if he goes. Does that mean you think that Tucker can do it alone (and maybe is pushing him out the door)?
     
  5. Piney

    Piney Stay thirsty my friends Former Game Champion

    Snyder to LSU??? This just doesn't make sense to me. Why would an Ohio guy... who has been at Ohio State for a while, move latterally? Yeah he is listed as the "co" defensive coordinator... but isn't he the main guy? This just doesn't make sense. Especially since we are on the verge of being Top 5 for next year where LSU, while talented, is a year or two away from being back in the national title hunt?

    This just doesn't pass the smell test. Either this report is false, maybe Snyder does not want to be in a program that is perceived to be in trouble with the NCAA (which I doubt), or maybe Tressel knows he cannot keep both Snyder & Tucker as he will eventually lose one, and has encouraged Snyder to look for other jobs because Tucker has more promise. Remember, the rumor in Athens was Tressel was really pushing Snyder to interview for the head job at Ohio University before they got Solich. Just a theory I rack around in my brains so I can avoid work.
     
  6. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    The fact that Snyder is an Ohio guy is why this is interesting. I think the fact that Tressel/Geiger/OSU gave him permission to interview for a job that is a lateral move at best (despite the increase in $$$), considering it is the same position at a school that is no more prestigious than OSU, is noteworthy. If they were concerned about holding onto Mark, would they have let him interview?
     
  7. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Could be nothing more than a BobStoops Power Play...an attempt to find out how important you really are.

    If so, not a very intelligent move coming off an 8-4 season
     
  8. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    I don't think JT would stand in the way of somebody looking for a new job. He seems like the type of guy that would let a coach make is own decision about what's best for him. Any chance LSU needs an OC/OL coach? :p
     
  9. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    I dont think they would deny him the chance to interview, or anyone else for that matter. Why hold a guy back, or hold on to him if he doesn't want to be here. It benefits no one.
     
  10. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I agree...and I also would not be too upset if Snyder did take the job. He did seem to adapt his playcalling to the players the last few games of the season, but I wouldn't call the season overall a success from a defensive standpoint.

    I don't think we are that lucky with Bollman...
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2005
  11. Folanator

    Folanator Brawndo's got electrolytes...

    If I were the boss, and my employee (who I just gave a promotion) asked for the chance to interview elsewhere I would be looking for another employee (or already have already found one).
     
  12. Lazlo

    Lazlo Good people drink good beer. ~ HST

    there would have to be a reason for for him to want to interview. Who knows what it is. There are multiple reasons, but the first thing that gets me to consider taking a new job is more cash.
     
  13. bullsfan75

    bullsfan75 Newbie

    This isn't that farfetched when you consider the lambasting Coach Snyder took from Buckeye fans during the first half of the season. After an experience like that, even Baton Rouge starts to look attractive.
     
  14. ysubuck

    ysubuck Be water my friend.

    Bullsfan,

    Is that a picture of Bill Hicks the comedian?
     
  15. bullsfan75

    bullsfan75 Newbie

    Is that a picture of Bill Hicks the comedian?

    It is. He died 10 years ago at a very young age. The sig is my tribute to his talent.
     

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