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I've got two words to show your train of thought is wrong. John Blake.
What "train of thought" are you talking about exactly?
Did I ever say that playing experience (or lack thereof for that matter) guarantees success as a coach?
Nope. I simply suggested that playing experience may be helpful. I surprised that would even be a question, pretty much common sense.
Actually you didn't "suggest" that it might help you said that it does indeed help prepare to coach at that level. Your exact quote was "But don't you agree that having real experience in a D1 program as a player does indeed help prepare someone to coach at that level if they choose to pursue that career?" It doesn't.
Sure it does. As bad as he was, imagine how much worse Blake would have been if he'd never played D-1 ball.
“When most people say they are being 'realistic,' they delude themselves; they are simply being negative.” —Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
If anybody breaks their shouder blade while patting themselves on the back, Bob could probably get em straight in to the OU Medical Center. Hehe, maybe the funniest thread ever.
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The insecurity on here is embarrassing
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On this board you must agree with everyone or you're wrong.
Just glad the fans pointed out what was wrong. I'm also glad he did them.
I'm thinking if you ask pretty much any coach who also played, "Hey coach, do you find that your experience playing D1 football is helpful to you in your current position?"....I'm pretty sure most would answer in the affirmative.
Pretty much common sense. Even in other professions - if the manager/leader has actual experience in the shoes of those he leads then he is able to relate and understand more than someone without that experience.
I'm not sure how this is even arguable.
The old experience argument. Don't buy it one bit. Tons of qualified people that haven't got a chance in all kinds of professions. That would be better than the person in charge.
Man some of you have comprehension issues.
I cited Mike Leach as an example of someone who did not play but is still a successful coach.
Nowhere did I say that success is impossible without playing experience.
I only said that playing experience is helpful, which should be pretty freaking obvious to a reasonable person. But maybe that's the problem...
In any event, I give up. Believe what you want, but if you really think that you could be a successful D1 coach then you should really try to break in to the profession. The money can be good, and it can be done if you have what it takes. I think you should go for it.
I would love to see your press conferences after you lose a few games.
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