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Interim coach thread

Who becomes interim HC?

  • Sanford

    Votes: 5 5.6%
  • Wilson

    Votes: 6 6.7%
  • Patterson

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Barnett

    Votes: 7 7.8%
  • Hagan

    Votes: 5 5.6%
  • Random Colorado High School coach

    Votes: 7 7.8%
  • McGeoghan

    Votes: 60 66.7%

  • Total voters
    90

GoBuffs08

Club Member
Club Member
KD gets all his money regardless of when he is fired. I see nothing that would make him negotiate a buyout less that what he is owed. If they are going to fire him, it should be after the AZ game with the bye week. Name whatever assistant interim coach for the rest of the season. Start working on a list of names now and have someone ready to go in December. That person can come in and make decisions on the remaining coaching staff and if they want to keep anyone.

CU do not force the new coach to keep anyone on the current staff.
 

skibum

Did not pee on the Alamo.
Club Member
Having a very young team will always be an available excuse when you lose so many players to the transfer portal.
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The transfer portal means that "having a young team" is no longer an excuse for poor performance; rather, it's evidence of poor roster management.
 

HockeyBuff

Club Member
Club Member
KD gets all his money regardless of when he is fired. I see nothing that would make him negotiate a buyout less that what he is owed. If they are going to fire him, it should be after the AZ game with the bye week. Name whatever assistant interim coach for the rest of the season. Start working on a list of names now and have someone ready to go in December. That person can come in and make decisions on the remaining coaching staff and if they want to keep anyone.

CU do not force the new coach to keep anyone on the current staff.

your post here gives me hope.

Tough decisions for the CU leadership coming…. If you fire KD…… do you also have to fire the AD over this hire and mess we’re in?
 

RuffBuff

Club Member
Club Member
The transfer portal means that "having a young team" is no longer an excuse for poor performance; rather, it's evidence of poor roster management.
It's not a valid excuse...but it will be their excuse, when you don't replace quality with quality...is my point
 

HockeyBuff

Club Member
Club Member
HCMM just got taken to the woodshed by Texas State after needing OT to beat a school called Bryant University the week before. He should worry about his own program.
I think HCMM was the head coach and was a part, but Jim Leavitt as DC really deserves a lot of credit for our stellar season that year. Fun guy and lots of enthusiasm. Where is he these days? Didn’t he also have a house in Boulder? While he will never end up at CU, I hope he’s successful wherever he is now.
 

Buffnik

Real name isn't Nik
Club Member
Junta Member
Think it should be McGeoghan, plus I like his attitude and fire. (From what I have seen)
So it will probably be Sanford, because CU fvcks everything up.
The case for Sanford is: if he is the IHC and our offense gets a lot better, he's got a case that the problem was KD and it becomes more likely for him to get hired somewhere else so that the balance on his contract gets mitigated.
 

HockeyBuff

Club Member
Club Member
I hope we see some new names thrown around for our next HC and not the same names from the last search. While I imagine it may be tough to find someone to step in now that we’re the worst team in college football, it’s a chance to get an up and coming guy who has a lot to prove and isn’t afraid of the challenge.
 

PhillyBuff

Club Member
Club Member
I think HCMM was the head coach and was a part, but Jim Leavitt as DC really deserves a lot of credit for our stellar season that year. Fun guy and lots of enthusiasm. Where is he these days? Didn’t he also have a house in Boulder? While he will never end up at CU, I hope he’s successful wherever he is now.
Leavitt was the DC and then the interim HC at SMU. Interestingly enough, I think they play TCU this weekend. I dont think Leavitt is there anymore.
 
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OsideBuff

Dimwitted ****
HCMM just got taken to the woodshed by Texas State after needing OT to beat a school called Bryant University the week before. He should worry about his own program.
He took over a disaster from Butch..willl takeva while to fix..

He was the best coach at CU over last 15 years..
 

OsideBuff

Dimwitted ****
I think HCMM was the head coach and was a part, but Jim Leavitt as DC really deserves a lot of credit for our stellar season that year. Fun guy and lots of enthusiasm. Where is he these days? Didn’t he also have a house in Boulder? While he will never end up at CU, I hope he’s successful wherever he is now.
Agreed...
 

manhattanbuff

Club Member
Club Member
Having a very young team will always be an available excuse when you lose so many players to the transfer portal.
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I feel like one thing y’all don’t understand is that the vast majority of the highest paid employees of the Colorado Athletic Department - especially the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach - are detached from reality. Problem is: they have the leverage.
 

Lt.Col.FrankSlade

Well-Known Member
KD gets all his money regardless of when he is fired. I see nothing that would make him negotiate a buyout less that what he is owed. If they are going to fire him, it should be after the AZ game with the bye week. Name whatever assistant interim coach for the rest of the season. Start working on a list of names now and have someone ready to go in December. That person can come in and make decisions on the remaining coaching staff and if they want to keep anyone.

CU do not force the new coach to keep anyone on the current staff.

CU can continue to pay him his regular contractual salary, on the same basis they've been paying him the past three years (I assume once a month), until the entire contract is paid out.

OR - they can negotiate a single, lump sum payment which is paid immediately.
 

Lt.Col.FrankSlade

Well-Known Member
KD gets all his money regardless of when he is fired. I see nothing that would make him negotiate a buyout less that what he is owed. If they are going to fire him, it should be after the AZ game with the bye week. Name whatever assistant interim coach for the rest of the season. Start working on a list of names now and have someone ready to go in December. That person can come in and make decisions on the remaining coaching staff and if they want to keep anyone.

CU do not force the new coach to keep anyone on the current staff.


Unfortunately - when has CU ever hired a coach in this fashion??

I suspect Dorrell will get fired after the Utah game. George will then **** around until the third week of January or so to hire the next head coach - talking about how he had to wait until someone could finish out their bowl season before they could begin working for CU. Then he'll wind up hiring someone who he probably could have hired on December 1 - and he'll paying him 3x what he is worth.
 

skibum

Did not pee on the Alamo.
Club Member
CU can continue to pay him his regular contractual salary, on the same basis they've been paying him the past three years (I assume once a month), until the entire contract is paid out.

OR - they can negotiate a single, lump sum payment which is paid immediately.
And, if they do the monthly payment plan, KD will be contractually obligated to seek other football employment for the term of the contract. He *cannot* "just retire."

If he does that, it's a breach of contract. So, if he wants the entire amount in monthly checks he's going to have to face the humiliation of being told "no thanks" each and every time he tries to get another job - and he will have to continue to actually put out effort to get that "next job."

[in case anyone was wondering why KD would be motivated to accept a smaller lump sum now.]
 

BuffLuke80

Club Member
Club Member
I Love how half the options in the poll are horrific and only stupid enough for CU to do even though we are in a thread assuming the best case scenario for this season given what's happened so far.
That's why I picked Sanford, just the type of thing CU would do. Smfh.
 

patebuff

Club Member
Club Member
Very rarely does a coordinator take over as an interim since they have so much game planning to do. It'll be McGeoghan
 

mdbuff97

Club Member
Club Member
I picked Sanford, because it’s the wrong choice and that’s who George will chose based off his prior HC experience.

McGeoghan is the right choice and that’s who I’d prefer to see.

KD gets the axe after we lose to AZ going into the bye week. Probably that Monday (unless we win the next two games; we won’t).
 
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