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FinNasty
11-25-2005, 05:00 PM
I am going to expose my predjuduce right away... I go to UCF...

Now, I think the Coach of the Year should be George O'Leary of UCF. He turned around a team that was 0-11(last in the country) last year to 8-3 (ranked 30th in the AP Poll) this year, put his team in first place of Conference USA (first year in the conference) and is hosting the conference championship game! If he wins the game and the team goes 9-3, it will be the largest turn round in NCAA History!! :eek: and he has done it with 7 ROAD games! :eek:

I know there are some other canidates out there (Charlie Weis, Spurrier, and JoePa) but here is why I think George O'Leary deserves it more

Paterno - He runs the team about as much as the Queen of England runs England... even a quote from JoePa...
"They run the team anyway," Paterno said, referring to assistants Dick Anderson, Ron Vanderlinden and Galen Hall, all former head coaches.

Spurrier - He inherited a bowl-eligible team. And besides beating UCF, he has only beaten 1 team with a winning record this year (Florida)

Charlie Weis - It isnt like the team was talentless when he got there. It is still Notre Dame... While he is a great coach... if he beats Stanford, he will only have exactly 3 more wins than last year. He is also the first head coach of Notre Dame to lose his first 2 home games since the 19th century

Now, while I think all 3 of the coaches listed above have done a GREAT job... those are the reasons why I believe O'Leary deserves it more...

Thoughts?

kastofsna120
11-25-2005, 05:04 PM
o'leary deserves it. as does paterno, spurrier, jim leavitt, etc

FinNasty
11-25-2005, 05:09 PM
o'leary deserves it. as does paterno, spurrier, jim leavitt, etc

Ya... they all definatly deserve it one way or the other, but who do you think deserves it the most? (whole point of the thread :lol: )

kastofsna120
11-25-2005, 05:11 PM
o'leary

FinNasty
11-25-2005, 05:12 PM
o'leary

tru that... I actually wasnt expecting you to agree about O'Leary

kastofsna120
11-25-2005, 05:13 PM
why wouldn't i? best turnaround in NCAA history

MikeO
11-25-2005, 05:13 PM
Joe Pa WILL win it. Charlie Weiss a close second.

kastofsna120
11-25-2005, 05:15 PM
Joe Pa WILL win it. Charlie Weiss a close second.
probably. spurrier is getting some hype too

FinNasty
11-25-2005, 05:18 PM
Joe Pa WILL win it. Charlie Weiss a close second.

unfortunatly, I agree with you...

But does anyone think they deserve it more than O'Leary?

bg34
11-25-2005, 08:30 PM
Paterno..hands down IMO

FinNasty
11-25-2005, 09:00 PM
Paterno..hands down IMO

even if O'Leary coaches UCF to the best turn around in NCAA history?

MikeO
11-25-2005, 09:14 PM
JoePa and Penn St SUCKED for the past few years and are only 1 second away from a perfect season this year. Plus, he is on his last legs and this would be a nice send off for him.

O'Leary........its still UCF! The turnaround PSU has done in the BIG 10 is more impressive in my opinion because of the level of competition.

kastofsna120
11-25-2005, 09:22 PM
JoePa and Penn St SUCKED for the past few years and are only 1 second away from a perfect season this year. Plus, he is on his last legs and this would be a nice send off for him.

O'Leary........its still UCF! The turnaround PSU has done in the BIG 10 is more impressive in my opinion because of the level of competition.
most people expected penn state to be good this year (i think). no one expected anything from UCF

paterno has more a LOT more talent than UCF, plain and simple. they've underperformed the last couple of years, and finally they're playing the way they should. UCF is doing far better than they should on paper

FinNasty
11-25-2005, 09:51 PM
:yeahthat: all of Kast's points are good..

plus...

JoePa and Penn St SUCKED for the past few years and are only 1 second away from a perfect season this year. Plus, he is on his last legs and this would be a nice send off for him.

O'Leary........its still UCF! The turnaround PSU has done in the BIG 10 is more impressive in my opinion because of the level of competition.

ya... UCF isnt a national powerhouse, but UCF is ranked 30th in the nation right now! from 117 to 30, thats 97 spots! if they win the conference championship, they should crack the top 25... :eek:

The improvement that UCF has made is historical...

and JoePa getting the award for a "nice send off"... thats the lamest thing I have ever heard. You should give an award to who deserves it the most... not to someone for a lame reason like that...

DonShula84
11-25-2005, 11:00 PM
I think Joe Pa or Weis win it because of the schools they coach at and the national attention both programs get. I know very little about UCF to be honest so I cant really comment. Wouldnt mind seeing O'Leary win it though after the ND fiasco he went through.

FinNasty
11-25-2005, 11:42 PM
I think Joe Pa or Weis win it because of the schools they coach at and the national attention both programs get. I know very little about UCF to be honest so I cant really comment. Wouldnt mind seeing O'Leary win it though after the ND fiasco he went through.

Your right about that... Its all about the national attention.

Most people dont really know much about UCF...

However, I am hoping that some of the national media picks up on the story so UCF and O'Leary can start getting some press...

ether79
11-25-2005, 11:52 PM
Your right about that... Its all about the national attention.

Most people dont really know much about UCF...

However, I am hoping that some of the national media picks up on the story so UCF and O'Leary can start getting some press...
The problem is..is that happens in EVERY sport so O'Leary has no real chance at it. I personally think he should win it, but no way he does.

SMadison29
11-26-2005, 01:58 AM
Paterno. They weren't supposed to win 4 games this year in an extremely tough conference.

Philter25
11-26-2005, 02:32 AM
Everyone expected JoePa to be good this year? LMAO!


Show me an article from the beginning of the year where SOMEONE predicted Penn State to win the Big10.

Other than me, I cant recall any. Everyone picked Michigan and OSU to run away with the Big10 with PSU no higher than 5th in the Big10.

O'Leary had a GREAT turnaround, but as said before, its STILL UCF. Until they play in a power conference it wont count as much as PSU's turnaround.

kastofsna120
11-26-2005, 02:53 AM
well i guess i used common sense to predict they'd be good. their defense was CLEARLY going to be one of the best

DolphinDevil28
11-26-2005, 02:06 PM
How about a coach who had pressure equivelant to the WHOLE WORLD on his shoulders because of the HUGE shoes he had to fill.
He was kind of in the situation Jay Fiedler was in replacing Dan Marino as the Fins QB.

A coach who had to bring his team across the United States in what should have been a home game but wasn't because of the worst natural disaster in the history of the country. They won, in a hostile crowd.

A coach who had to make a brand new coaching staff gel, while at the same time scrambling all around to make games up and playing games on a friggin Monday because of hurricanes.

A coach who has gone 10-1 and is now going to the SEC championship.

I'm NOT saying he should win Coach of the Year, but Les Miles should definitely get some props.

MelbournePhin
11-26-2005, 02:51 PM
jim leavitt

DonShula84
11-26-2005, 02:56 PM
Karl Dorrell from UCLA should get some consideration also. Especially if they manage to knock off USC.

FinNasty
11-26-2005, 03:21 PM
How about a coach who had pressure equivelant to the WHOLE WORLD on his shoulders because of the HUGE shoes he had to fill.
He was kind of in the situation Jay Fiedler was in replacing Dan Marino as the Fins QB.

A coach who had to bring his team across the United States in what should have been a home game but wasn't because of the worst natural disaster in the history of the country. They won, in a hostile crowd.

A coach who had to make a brand new coaching staff gel, while at the same time scrambling all around to make games up and playing games on a friggin Monday because of hurricanes.

A coach who has gone 10-1 and is now going to the SEC championship.

I'm NOT saying he should win Coach of the Year, but Les Miles should definitely get some props.

your right... he definatly should get some props... doesnt deserve to win it... but should get some props...

Oboy
11-26-2005, 03:38 PM
You can make an arguement for just about anyone of the afore mentioned coaches.

I have to say turning a winless team into a conference competitor, granted not a "top" conference, but that is the most impressive bit of coaching in this season IMO... Oleary

FinNasty
11-26-2005, 03:52 PM
You can make an arguement for just about anyone of the afore mentioned coaches.

I have to say turning a winless team into a conference competitor, granted not a "top" conference, but that is the most impressive bit of coaching in this season IMO... Oleary

good call... ;):lol:

K-train
11-26-2005, 04:35 PM
I will see after the season has ended.