Offensive Changes Needed

I have heard a number of people make suggestions about coaching changes on offense that need to happen. I completely agree. But, this is not anything I have heard from anyone . . . hire Tom O'Brien to run the offense. As a former Marine, he could the yin to Bud Foster's yang . . .

DISCLAIMER: Forum topics may not have been written or edited by The Key Play staff.


highly doubtful

He will almost certainly pick up a head coaching gig, if not at a BCS school then at one of these top tier non-AQ teams losing their coaches to BCS teams. He was let go for merely being average in the ACC, not an entirely terrible indictment

Above average. Bowl team 3/4 years right?

Twitter me

4 of 6

4 bowl games in his 6 years as HC, including the last 3. 2/3.

Average number of bowl-eligible teams from the ACC during that span? 8.5. Take out the 3 that didn't go bowling because of postseason bans, and that number drops to 8.

Out of 12 teams, that makes 2/3. An "average" ACC school goes to a bowl 2 out of 3 years.

Wow, that actually works out a lot nicer than I had expected.

With the amount of money that schools are shelling out for coaches though his resume might force him to spend some time as an assisstant.

VTMidge-Andrew Shields

Have you seen his resume?

He turned Boston College from a wildly inconsistent program with a few good seasons into an annual contender.

In the 54 years before O'Brien, BC played in 7 bowls, all coming within the previous 16 years and 3 during Flutie's last 3 years.

After 2 down seasons, he took them to 8 straight bowls, winning the last 7, with 8+wins each of the last 6, culminating in a 10-3 campaign in 2003 before he left for NC State.

Once in Raleigh, he went to 4 bowls in his 6 years at the school, worst record of 5-7, best of 9-4. Essentially average, for the ACC.

I wouldn't be surprised to see him get picked up by an NIU or Kent State caliber program.

Sonny Dykes Going to Cal

This is according to

"Cal: We have learned that Sonny Dykes will be named head coach at Cal. We're told to look for an announcement "within 24 hours". "

We'll see what Tony Franklin's next move is. If he's hired as part of Dykes' staff at Cal, then I have to assume he's not coming to Tech.