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DT Luke Fickell (HC Cincinnati Bearcats)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by sandgk, May 7, 2006.

  1. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Lansing, MI channel 6 Sports Director:



    https://www.wlns.com/news/michigan/athletic-department-to-brief-msu-trustees-on-search-for-coach/

     
  2. heisman

    heisman World Renowned scUM Hater

    Well deserved Fick. Good luck in EL!
     
  3. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Good to good enough coaches in place now at every Big Ten East school.

    OSU has a massive talent advantage over any of them but it's the cumulative effect of needing to put a little more out there every week in order to beat MSU, IU, Rutgers and Maryland that we could just do without.

    Add in the extra game with the general competence of the West coaching and the calories spent per win ratio, if you will, is going up over the next few years.
     
    Fungo Squiggly and OHSportsFan like this.
  4. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    Without the benefit other conferences get for being difficult. Since none of the voters actually change their ideas of who is good and who isn't from year to year. Tennessee? Well they're good, right? They won in 98. Minnesota? Ha....fucking suck.
     
  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    The Clemson/ACC method is undeniably the best.

    13 controlled scrimmages then the playoffs. No injuries, no wear and tear. A two game season.
     
  6. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

  7. Honor&Glory

    Honor&Glory Paper,Rock, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!

    been saying for awhile it is way more than a bigger job for Fick. first and foremost he’s a devoted catholic/family man. his younger kids are immersed in one of the larger east side parishes and just uprooting them now wasn’t good for them. not to say he won’t take the MSU job if the timing was different.
    happy he is staying at UC.
     
  8. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    This isn't exactly like getting turned down by the closing time girl at the bar but it's pretty damn close for Sparty.

    You were just rejected in favor of the University of Cincinnati job

    fucking brutal
     
  9. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Damn MSU fucked something up. If Fickell was willing to take the interview he was at least somewhat interested.
     
  10. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    He was interested to see how much they'd offer and MSU just found out the market thinks their job is so fucked that $25-30MM (reportedly) isn't worth it.

    I said somewhere else, you eaither go cheap as hell and suck on it for a few years or you have to massively over pay and deal with all the risk that brings.

    No other way to handle this for MSU.
     
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  11. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    :rofl:
     
  12. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    Fickell's really in a great position. By interviewing, he shows that he's not a UC lifer and probably gets a raise. If he stays for a while, and I think he could and should given the fit for him in terms of recruiting (especially if we funnel a bunch of not-quite OSU caliber special powers kids and some of our transfer portal guys his way to keep them from our conference competitors), cost of living, Catholic schools, and being close to extended family, I think he can be for UC what Chris Petersen was for Boise St. He's also 12 years younger than purple goblin: If he puts together a string of 10-11 win seasons at UC with a few NY6 bowl appearances , which I think he can do if he does just a bit of self-scouting and gets just a bit more creative with offense and QB development, I think he'll be a heavy favorite to take over ND when purple goblin strokes out, retires, or loses enough to get canned.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2020
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  13. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    We got a steady diet of Notre Dame from the priests at St Matthias, St James, and St Francis DeSales. If it's not Ohio State--and maybe even if it is--I think he'd lean toward ND.
     
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  14. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

    That method has worked for forty years in the ACC/BigEast. Which isn’t to deny that the beneficiary has usually been a very good team.
     
  15. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

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