maybe not me
Looking back on it I see Jimmy Johnson as the beginning of the dread "Dallas Retread" disease that has been a scourge to Miami's growth since the end of the Shula era. It seems that our owners have admired the success of the Cowboys. When their experiments with Saban and Cam didn't work they adopted a go after "proven" success with Jimmy Johnson, then his sidekick Wanny, then Parcells which brought us Sparano. In turn the coaching/management seemed to spend a lot of time trying to plug gaps with Dallas retreads.
I'm so glad that Philbin and company are not part of that Dallas culture/philosophy.
JJ is a piece of ****.
Last edited by rob19; 05-19-2012 at 12:45 PM. Reason: ctpf
Erickson won more national titles and had a higher winning percentage with Jimmy's players than Jimmy did with Jimmy's players. He won 2 titles and played for another. Dennis Erickson won 29 straight games with that group of kids until he lost to Gene Stallings and Alabama in the '93 Sugar Bowl. They hadn't lost a game since Notre Dame in 1990. Coaches aren't "handed" that. Erickson had a resume rebuilding programs long before he went to Miami.
Jimmy inherited a national championship team and won with Schnellenberger's players the same way. Gene Stallings won a title with Bill Curry's players. Bob Stoops won a title with John Blake's players. Les Miles won a title with Nick Saban's players. Nick Saban won a title with Mike Shula's players. Gene Chizik won a title with Tommy Tuberville's players. Tuberville replaced Sonny Lubick as defensive coordinator for Miami under Erickson after Lubick left for Colorado St. We can do this nonsense all day.
Barry Switzer won a superbowl with Jimmy's players in Dallas. The significance of both was that it didn't require Jimmy for those players to win.
Jimmy was a decent coach who's brilliance was in his eye for talent.
Back then Dallas was winning superbowls. Parcells brought the scrubs he had drafted in Dallas and Ireland continued the process with Matt Moore.
This is a fun debate but please get your facts straight.
The guy played on a nat champ team. The guy coach two nat camp games winning one of them and the team he left won two more.. The guy went on to win two superbowl in the pro's and the team he left won another under Switzer.
i will match that resume with ANYONE in football today.
Like Jimmy or not he is an interesting guy who did things his way and got the ultimate reasons.
The debocal against Jax tarnish a fine coaching career and today the man lives in the keys and fishing is his love.
Maybe that's why i like him and believe the award is justifed.
Congrads > Congrats