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FinAtic8480
01-02-2011, 07:57 PM
Rumors have emerged that UCONN would like to hire Tony Sparano as their Head Coach if he is released by Miami. According to rumors Coach Tony Sparano is #1 on UCONN's list of Head Coaches.

Roonnette
01-02-2011, 07:57 PM
They are firing Edsall? Tony can recruit??

CedarPhin
01-02-2011, 07:59 PM
Edsall took the Maryland job.

X-Pacolypse
01-02-2011, 07:59 PM
They are firing Edsall? Tony can recruit??

Edsall took the Maryland job. Morono could probably recruit Jersey pretty well considering how much he loves to fistpump.

Namor
01-02-2011, 07:59 PM
That is sad UCONN...

bobw999
01-02-2011, 08:00 PM
Its also being reported that Sparano intends to recruit the best kicker in the nation.

Nawledge
01-02-2011, 08:00 PM
i guess UConn is looking for mediocrity

Miamifinz
01-02-2011, 08:00 PM
As a University of South Florida student, and football fan, I am THRILLED by that news.

Hurr1cane17
01-02-2011, 08:01 PM
that's awesome. I go to UConn and I got pretty pissed when Edsall left today, but I think it'd be really interesting to see Sparano there. As long as he doesn't bring Henning... I think he could recruit the area pretty well since he's a decently big name for someone coaching at UConn, and he's a native of the area.

Daytona Fin
01-02-2011, 08:01 PM
and uconn falls to the bottom , where it belongs

Ricky4Life
01-02-2011, 08:03 PM
LOL, have fun UCONN. Maybe Henning will come join him.

kcbrown
01-02-2011, 08:06 PM
Is this serious??

Look what Wanny did at Pitt. Same coaching style basically. When will the old boy network end? Just because a man coaches in the pro's doesn't mean he is any good.

Spore-ano sucks. He's boring, he's not intelligent, he can't evaluate coaching talent, his o-line sucks, his ST sucks, he likes slow running backs. I hope he goes to UCONN so Rutgers can smash them every year.

FinAtic8480
01-02-2011, 08:09 PM
Whether Sparano is fired or not UCONN is expected to come calling.

Hayden Fox
01-02-2011, 08:11 PM
I heard Mangini too.

buxster07
01-02-2011, 08:13 PM
a good opportunity for sparano.

return to his roots, rekindle the inspiration that made him choose this career, restart.

Mr. Day
01-02-2011, 08:16 PM
Sparano would be a great college coach. He is enthusiastic, and is a good cheerleader. On the pro level, a team needs a more strategic coach. Hopefully he will go to UConn, and the Dolphins can wind up with Gruden, or someone else that actually has pro experience. Just not Cowher. Cowher is overrated.

MikeO
01-02-2011, 08:16 PM
False report. UCONN is meeting with former Miami OC Whipple and Iowa O-Coordinator O'Keefe.

UCONN doesn't have the money to pay an NFL head coach

Dolfandenny
01-02-2011, 08:17 PM
Sporano just seems way ovedr his hear as a HC. He would be better back as assistant.

Daytona Fin
01-02-2011, 08:19 PM
False report. UCONN is meeting with former Miami OC Whipple and Iowa O-Coordinator O'Keefe.

UCONN doesn't have the money to pay an NFL head coach

sparano is not an nfl coach, they should be able to afford him

deadadd
01-02-2011, 08:22 PM
Nice! That gets Ross off the hook for some of Tony's contract.

MikeO
01-02-2011, 08:24 PM
UCONN lost over $20 mill going to the Fiesta Bowl. Didn't sell any tickets and had huge travel costs.

They are not a football school by any means. Small stadium, have trouble selling tickets, horrible practice facilties, and are now operating in the RED, They have no money to pay Sparano or come close. They are looking for a guy who will work for less than $1 mill a year. A young guy who just wants his 1st head coaching job and not looking for a pay-day.

MikeO
01-02-2011, 08:25 PM
Nice! That gets Ross off the hook for some of Tony's contract.


The OTHER reason why this is a false report. Tony can sit home do nothing and make between $3-4 mill. Or he can take a pay cut to coach at UCONN. Please. Which one do you think Tony would do?!?

ckparrothead
01-02-2011, 08:25 PM
That would be a good job for Tony Sparano. Their competition would probably be Kansas City, who might want to hire Tony to be their Offensive Coordinator in the wake of Weis' departure. Haley and Sparano are tight with one another.

Vaark
01-02-2011, 08:28 PM
that's awesome. I go to UConn and I got pretty pissed when Edsall left today, but I think it'd be really interesting to see Sparano there. As long as he doesn't bring Henning... I think he could recruit the area pretty well since he's a decently big name for someone coaching at UConn, and he's a native of the area.

after the smoke cleared over the initial excitement and buzz, exactly how did that end up working out at Pitt for Wanny?

dolpns13
01-02-2011, 08:30 PM
good.. Im an SU fan so I can learn to hate Sparano even more!

josekareh
01-02-2011, 08:30 PM
wow good luck then

deadadd
01-02-2011, 08:31 PM
The OTHER reason why this is a false report. Tony can sit home do nothing and make between $3-4 mill. Or he can take a pay cut to coach at UCONN. Please. Which one do you think Tony would do?!?

I'd take the UCONN job because I don't like sitting on my ***. I also know that taking a year off looks terrible on your resume and hurts your chances of future employment at that level.

MikeO
01-02-2011, 08:32 PM
I'd take the UCONN job because I don't like sitting on my ***. I also know that taking a year off looks terrible on your resume and hurts your chances of future employment at that level.

Hasn't ever hurt Parcells. And it doesn't look like it is hurting Gruden or Cowher !

deadadd
01-02-2011, 08:33 PM
Hasn't ever hurt Parcells. And it doesn't look like it is hurting Gruden or Cowher !

All three of those guys have won Super Bowls and are great at promoting themselves. They have all held big TV gigs since then.

Tony Sparano hasn't won **** and is, you know, terrible, I guess, at marketing himself. He won't be on TV, I can assure you.

johngarry
01-02-2011, 08:38 PM
you're right on as usual Fin; and for Tony that's a good fit. it's home for him, in a game he's better suited for.

Greydolfin
01-02-2011, 08:41 PM
Maybe Tony can go work at ESPN in Bristol CT as a NFL failure analyst.

SuperMarksBros.
01-02-2011, 08:44 PM
I heard Mangini too.
I'll get flamed for this, but I like Mangini. Piled up ALOT of talent in NY, and has the Browns on the right track too.

deadadd
01-02-2011, 08:48 PM
Maybe Tony can go work at ESPN in Bristol CT as a NFL failure analyst.

Well, you know, Tony, I guess, might, you know, be a decent NFL analyst, I guess.

utahphinsfan
01-02-2011, 09:01 PM
Edsall took the Maryland job. Morono could probably recruit Jersey pretty well considering how much he loves to fistpump.

2 Thoughts...

1) It's a shame Rutgers doesn't need a HC
2) Fist pumps are pathetic on TNA impact let alone a football sideline

ckparrothead
01-02-2011, 09:53 PM
That would be a good job for Tony Sparano. Their competition would probably be Kansas City, who might want to hire Tony to be their Offensive Coordinator in the wake of Weis' departure. Haley and Sparano are tight with one another.

Hmmm...


@Robi2184: Another team expect to target Sparano if fired is the KC Chiefs. Coach Haley is good friends with Sparano from their Dallas days.......
about 1 hour ago via web

@Robi2184: Haley would pursue Sparano as Offensive Coordinator.
about 1 hour ago via web

Interesting.

Travis34
01-02-2011, 09:55 PM
Psh take him

JAMAICA
01-02-2011, 09:57 PM
Randy Edsall >>>>>>> Tony Sparano

This is a step in the wrong direction for them, but I'm assuming their options are extremely limited to be considering Tony Sparano.

Personally, I'd enjoy watching Sparano get smacked around by TCU on a yearly basis in the Big East.

deadadd
01-02-2011, 09:57 PM
Hmmm...



Interesting.


Everyone rushes to get KC's kicker on their fantasy teams.

NCFINFAN13
01-02-2011, 09:59 PM
UCONN Fistpumpers .... I like it!!

SRM
01-02-2011, 10:01 PM
Hmmm...



Interesting.

You wouldn't believe how many people I've seen say stuff because you said it.

Wool Hat
01-02-2011, 10:03 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

VaPhinatic
01-02-2011, 10:04 PM
As a UCONN alum, I have seen a lot of UCONN games. Edsall and Sparano (and Wanny) are the same type of coach. They both have a run-based conservative offense that attempts to limit mistakes and a "bend, don't break" defense (i.e. - boring). I guess that is the attraction for UCONN. Unfortunately, we are in a passing age. They will never be able to compete with the high flying offenses of today's powerhouse teams. Hmmm.... sounds like the Dolphins!

PJack
01-02-2011, 10:07 PM
False report. UCONN is meeting with former Miami OC Whipple and Iowa O-Coordinator O'Keefe.

UCONN doesn't have the money to pay an NFL head coach

Apparently you haven't seen what Calhoun and Auriemma make per year. UCONN attracts a huge local fan base because there are no professional sports to compete against locally. Go to a few games a year and the place is packed. If Sparano get's hired there, guess I will save some money on tickets. Seen that act before.

MikeO
01-02-2011, 11:22 PM
Apparently you haven't seen what Calhoun and Auriemma make per year. UCONN attracts a huge local fan base because there are no professional sports to compete against locally. Go to a few games a year and the place is packed. If Sparano get's hired there, guess I will save some money on tickets. Seen that act before.

Their football stadium is HALF the size of all major programs. Their football budget is small. Please, they can't pay a former NFL head coach. And the comparisons to basketball is laughable. Very laughable. Know the difference between football and basketball and the AD's sports budget. UCONN was crying that they had to go to the FIESTA BOWL because they lost around $20 by making that game. Schools would give their pinkie finger to get a BCS game, UCONN lost $20 mill and was complaining.

And you seriously think they will hire a former NFL head coach and pay him over $3-4 mill per year which is what it would take? Come back to reality man.

utahphinsfan
01-02-2011, 11:42 PM
Apparently you haven't seen what Calhoun and Auriemma make per year.

And would you like to tell us how much Mike Krzyzewski makes compared to David Cutcliffe as well?

I've been to East Hartford & Storrs and it is to the Big East what Logan, Utah is to the WAC.