Coaching "carousel of progress" continued



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That's really surprising. That says a lot about his character that he didn't jump at the first semi good job. He is waiting for a first tier offering. Michigan, OSU, Penn St, ND. MSU isn't a bad job....but... It first tier. Cincy dodged a bullet.
My guess is his wife wanted no part of raising 6 kids in East Lansing. Having spent time in both cities, Cincy is a much, much nicer place to live. It's not even close. That Msu job is not all it's cracked up to be particularly with all the bad stuff that has gone on there. Fickell is smart enough to contemplate having to compete with Osu, Penn St. and Michigan on an annual basis. He made a good move. He's tailor made for ND when Kelly leaves or is booted. Truth is Dantonio has been at best average since Narduzzi left. Fickell has blown Msu's doors off recruiting wise, and taken a lot of kids they were in play for. The real offer evidently was not going to double his pre tax pay. Lot of misinformation out there. His stock will not go down. He can be choosy with the war chest of talent he's accumulated. Kids like to play for him as well.
 

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It's still toxic from the culture at that school of Dantonio, Engler, and what happened with their team doctor. Had to shower twice to get the gross off of him and his family.
 
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My guess is his wife wanted no part of raising 6 kids in East Lansing. Having spent time in both cities, Cincy is a much, much nicer place to live. It's not even close. That Msu job is not all it's cracked up to be particularly with all the bad stuff that has gone on there. Fickell is smart enough to contemplate having to compete with Osu, Penn St. and Michigan on an annual basis. He made a good move. He's tailor made for ND when Kelly leaves or is booted. Truth is Dantonio has been at best average since Narduzzi left. Fickell has blown Msu's doors off recruiting wise, and taken a lot of kids they were in play for. The real offer evidently was not going to double his pre tax pay. Lot of misinformation out there. His stock will not go down. He can be choosy with the war chest of talent he's accumulated. Kids like to play for him as well.
Totally agree with all that. He'll get a nice big raise from Cincy and be very comfortable in the meantime. I think with his recruiting connections he could've done extremely well at MSU. But with the roster he's built he shouldn't have any worries of his stock dropping off any time soon.
 
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I give him props for staying at Cincinnati. It's not the worst place to be and Cincinatti has a history of great coaches including Dantonio
 
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What Dantonio did at Michigan St. is remarkable. How do you compete in the LT with Ohio St., Michigan, and Penn St.? Unfortunately, the expectations at MSU are too high and the next coach will suffer the consequences.

Fickell has a good situation at Cincinnati and he can afford to wait for a better job than MSU.
 
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The city of Cincinnati has a lot going for themselves at the moment. Besides the Reds.
 

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What Dantonio did at Michigan St. is remarkable. How do you compete in the LT with Ohio St., Michigan, and Penn St.? Unfortunately, the expectations at MSU are too high and the next coach will suffer the consequences.

Fickell has a good situation at Cincinnati and he can afford to wait for a better job than MSU.
MSU is a lot like the other MSU job taken by Joe Morehead. A paycheck and validation as a major P5 fb coach but doomed to fail becuase of the bigger programs in your division.

Fickell didn't need the validation, so staying was the right move.
 

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Posting here just because this is the active coaching discussion thread. No # posted on the comp amount in this story for a new 5 year extension. One more 8+ win season ought to put Leopold on the radar of some higher profile schools.
 

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