- Sep 15, 2009
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That's your bias. Players _love_ Pete Carroll. The coaches that struggle in the NFL are the ones that need to be in control of every aspect of the operation. PJ knows what he doesn't know, knows how to inspire others, and knows how to treat people with respect. Would be a solid pivot to a winners mentality given what they were working with before. Would also make it much easier to root for the Vikings.Players wouldn't respond very well to him.
He played in the NFL. I doubt he would have trouble adjusting to the NFL. Everyone likes having a good boss. That doesn't stop when you're 22.Would be probably received as well by the players as Les Steckel. Nightmares of trying to get pro athletes to do team building exercises that work for college athletes.
Why are you assuming he's going to be doing team building exercises? I think PJ is very bright and I think PJ wants to win. He's been in the NFL and has a better idea of what would work and what wouldn't than we do. Quite sure he's capable of redoing or discarding some of his methods. Having said that, I also think he realizes college is a better fit for him.Would be probably received as well by the players as Les Steckel. Nightmares of trying to get pro athletes to do team building exercises that work for college athletes.
Yeah you can pick 8 guys and say if they succeeded or failed. ButPete Carroll is not a good example. He spent 10 yrs in college coaching. None as a Head coach. Before working 9 years, with 3 different teams as an Assistant Coach. Before he got the Head Coaching job with the Jets.
Where he went 6-10 and got fired. Then back to NFL Assistant before he got to USC, then to the Seahawks.
Fleck spent '04-'05 in S.F. as a WR, then was an Assistant Coach there for a year.
Examples of successful College Head Coaches who went right to that job in the Pros? It has happened. At least eventually. Though more have failed.
Found this online. Not sure of the time they may or may not have spent in the NFL as an assistant before they got the call-up from College.Paul Brown is in there too, but different circumstances.
College coaches in the NFL
- 1 / 10. Failed: Nick Saban. ...
- 2 / 10. Failed: Steve Spurrier. ...
- 3 / 10. Failed: Lou Holtz. ...
- 4 / 10. Failed: Dennis Erickson. ...
- 5 / 10. Failed: Bobby Petrino. ...
- 6 / 10. Succeeded: Tom Coughlin. ...
- 7 / 10. Succeeded: Jim Harbaugh. ...
- 8 / 10. Succeeded: Jimmy Johnson.
Chip Kelly is about to start his first season as the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Eagles fans can only hope that Kelly -- who experienced an amazing run of success at the University of Oregon -- won't struggle to adjust to the professional game. Whilwww.nfl.com
Foolish. He is not even close to a NFL head coaching offer.Hard NO on that one, MinnPost...!
The list NFL.Com composed was Pro Coaches who went directly from a College Head Coaching job to a Pro Head Coaching job. Arians, Dungy, Parcells, Andy Reid? None of them did.THIS IS NOT ME SAYING PJ FLECK WOULD BE A GOOD NFL COACH.