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Dennis Erickson fired

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by Desertbuckfan, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Desertbuckfan

    Desertbuckfan Newbie

    Who do you think they will try to replace him with? I think they should try to get Chow as OC that way they could get draft Leinart and have him work with him.
  2. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    I hear Petey is the Niners "# 1 Guy."
  3. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Excellent work. :lol:
  4. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    Erickson would be a perfect fit for the Browns.
  5. wadc45

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

    I read the PC/49ers rumor on I hope he is enough of an ego-maniac to take that job if it is offered to him...
  6. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    While I've been amazed that Norm Chow doesn't have a head coaching job in college; it's also very odd that no Pro team has hired him as an OC. His ability to game-plan and create match-up advantages on the field are very obvious.
  7. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Much of which is prompted by comments such as this by owner John York:
    Its always looked to me that York wants Pete.
    Its also always looked to me that Pete is simply enjoying life too much at USC.
    Finally, Pete probably still has a (dim) memory of the less than enjoyable life as head-coach while at the Pats and Jets.

    Unless Chow exits stage left I don't see Pete gving the '49ers serious consideration.

    I recognize though that this opinion is freely given by someone who dropped 1,000 vCash on CAL.

    Take it for what its worth.
  8. sm00r

    sm00r Sarcosanct Cogitator

    Idaho may hire Erickson

    Idaho expected to name either Kramer or Erickson
    Tribune Asst. Sports Editor

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    One way or another, it looks like there will be a homecoming today for the University of Idaho football program.
    And a Bobcat will be involved. It appears that either Dennis Erickson, who was the head man at Idaho 20 years ago, or Montana State's Mike Kramer, a former Vandal star lineman who has coached the Bobcats the last six years, will be named head football coach at the school.

    "I'm very, very interested in Dennis Erickson," said Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear, a Butte native and former College of Great Falls basketball star.
    Spear said Erickson, the ex-MSU great who won two national championships at Miami (Fla.), rebuilt a moribund program at Oregon State and also coached NFL teams in Seattle and San Francisco, will be in Moscow, Idaho, today to talk about the job.
    Erickson's wife, Marilyn (Selley), is from Great Falls and met her husband when he was a star quarterback for the Bobcats.
    Erickson has turned down several opportunities recently to return to the NFL as an offensive coordinator.
    "He's been biding his time," said Faye Selley of Great Falls, Erickson's mother-in-law. "Actually, I think what he's interested in is going somewhere where he can really do some good."
    While Erickson lives in San Jose, Calif., Selley said her son-in-law is now building a new home on Lake Coeur d'Alene, about a 45-minute drive from the Idaho campus.
    The Idaho opening was created last weekend when Nick Holt resigned as Vandals' head coach in order to join the staff of Scott Linehan with the NFL's St. Louis Rams.
    Late Tuesday, there were reports that Holt was on the move again and would take a job as defensive coordinator at Southern California.
    Kramer was in Moscow Monday, huddling with Spear.
    "Mike had a very productive interview," said Spear. "I love his energy and his passion. I really like what Mike Kramer brings to the table ... And the thing I love most is that he's an Idaho Vandal."
    Kramer, who has a 32-38 record at Montana State and has led the Bobcats to a share of the Big Sky Conference championship three times in the last four years, confirmed his interest in the job late Tuesday afternoon.
    "We just sat down real quickly and had an informal chat," said Kramer, who grew up not far from the Idaho campus in Colton, Wash., and was in the area last weekend to visit the parents of his wife, Sandi. "They were extremely preliminary discussions and that's all ... They let it be known that Dennis Erickson was their first choice."
    Spear said he also has interviewed holdover coach Jeff Mills, who was Holt's top assistant. Michigan State assistant Mike Cox, who has Idaho ties, is also believed to have interviewed for the job.
    Spear said he expects to offer someone a job today. He said the multi-year package will be worth about $250,000 annually.
    Kramer currently makes about $120,000 at Montana State. Multi-year contracts for state employees are not allowed.
    It is expected that Kramer, who started 36 games at Idaho from 1972-75, would not need to be asked twice to more than double his salary — even though the Vandals have been one of the worst NCAA I-A programs in the country ever since leaving the I-AA Big Sky a decade ago.
    Should Kramer leave, it's also expected the Montana State Athletic Director Peter Fields would move quickly to gauge the interest of highly successful Carroll College coach Mike Van Diest, who has led the Saints to the last four NAIA national championships.
    As of late Tuesday though, Kramer had not resigned.
    "This is a wonderful place I coach at," he said. "There are great people here, and I have a great bunch of guys to work with ... The fact is I've got a great job in a great place." Erickson, 58, has been out of coaching since he was fired by the 49ers following the 2004 season. He has a career record of 144-57-1 in 17 years as a college head coach at Idaho, Wyoming, Washington State, Miami (Fla.) and Oregon State. He won national championships at Miami in 1989 and '91. Erickson posted a 32-15 record at Idaho from 1982-85. The Vandals have struggled mightily since moving from I-AA to I-A in 1996. Idaho has has six straight losing seasons and was 5-18 in Holt's two seasons on the job.
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  9. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    Isn't he the OC for the Tennessee Titans?

    edit - yeah, he is.


    Jeff Fisher Head Coach/Executive Vice President

    Norm Chow Offensive Coordinator

    Jim Schwartz Defensive Coordinator

    Chuck Cecil Safeties and Nickelbacks

    Marty Galbraith Assistant Special Teams

    George Henshaw Assistant Head Coach/Offense

    Craig Johnson Quarterbacks

    Alan Lowry Special Teams

    Dave McGinnis Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers

    Mike Munchak Offensive Line

    Sherman Smith Running Backs

    Ray Sherman Wide Receivers

    Jim Washburn Defensive Line

    Steve Watterson Assistant Head Coach/Strength & Conditioning

    Everett Withers Defensive Backs
  10. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    check the date on that post jerome :p
  11. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    Oh, I just figured Erickson got fired again. My WAS a reasonable assumption though, don't you think?
  12. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Idaho hired Erickson today, per ESPN.

    AJH, thanks for giving me the benefit of the doubt on Chow. :tongue2:
  13. 808 Buck

    808 Buck Senior Upset Picks Winner

    Looks like I'll have to sit through another passing marathon when they play Hawaii.
  14. buckeyeboy

    buckeyeboy Still fortitudinous

    I was just out at UofI last spring. Kind of funny to think that a former NFL coach will be the head coach there. But best of luck to them.

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