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    Dan Mccarney

    Was Dan Mccarney ever in contention for better BCS coaching jobs while at Iowa State? I would think after his 9-3 season his name would have been mentioned for major positions.



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    Re: Dan Mccarney

    I heard Michigan State was interested but i don't know the full story if he ever interviewed/was offered, etc.



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    Re: Dan Mccarney

    tried at a couple of jobs, but no dice



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    Re: Dan Mccarney

    He interviewed at TCU before they hired Gary Patterson after the 2000 season.

    You wonder how history could have been different if he took the TCU job.

    And I believe McCarney was on the list at Michigan State in 2002 (as posted above), but not sure he ever formally interviewed. Spartans eventually hired John L. Smith.


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    Re: Dan Mccarney

    Imagine that swap. TCU hires McCarney, ISU ends up with Patterson.



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    Re: Dan Mccarney

    Does TCU have a massive wad of cash or something?

    Their football program was in a pretty rough place in terms of conference and fan support in 2000. Worse off than ISU. Even based on 2000 standards, that seems like it would have been a clear step down.

    Didn't he look at Notre Dame at one point?


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    Re: Dan Mccarney

    I thought he interviewed at Baylor as well?



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    Re: Dan Mccarney

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Does TCU have a massive wad of cash or something?

    Their football program was in a pretty rough place in terms of conference and fan support in 2000. Worse off than ISU. Even based on 2000 standards, that seems like it would have been a clear step down.

    Didn't he look at Notre Dame at one point?
    Not sure on Notre Dame, but TCU was coming off a 10-1 season in 2000, thanks to LaDainian Tomlinson. It was easy to win in that conference (The WAC at the time) and McCarney was nearly fired at Iowa State after the '98 season, so he may have been a little weary of winning in the Big 12 as is. It was a good area to recruit compared to Iowa State and they have always paid well. Patterson makes $3 million per year.


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    Re: Dan Mccarney

    Quote Originally Posted by pujolsman View Post
    Was Dan Mccarney ever in contention for better BCS coaching jobs while at Iowa State? I would think after his 9-3 season his name would have been mentioned for major positions.

    Seems like a rather odd and irrelevant question. Not that I don't ask plenty of those myself. Why would you care after all these years?



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    Re: Dan Mccarney

    At one point people were worried he'd be in the mix for the Wisconsin job when Barry Alverez retired due to his ties with Barry and the Hayden Fry coaching tree.


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    Re: Dan Mccarney

    I'd been curious of this myself. I recall Deace talking about Mac looking into the MSU job, but I don't remember if he was actually interviewed or not.


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    Re: Dan Mccarney

    It's interesting that Dan was ready to bail for TCU when the program was on the rise here.

    I'm not surprised however that he didn't get hired on anywhere until powerhouse North Texas came along.


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    Re: Dan Mccarney

    Quote Originally Posted by brentblum View Post
    Not sure on Notre Dame, but TCU was coming off a 10-1 season in 2000, thanks to LaDainian Tomlinson. It was easy to win in that conference (The WAC at the time) and McCarney was nearly fired at Iowa State after the '98 season, so he may have been a little weary of winning in the Big 12 as is. It was a good area to recruit compared to Iowa State and they have always paid well. Patterson makes $3 million per year.
    Actually, he was given an extension after the 1998 season - Iowa State Extends Contract of Head Football Coach Dan McCarney - Iowa State University Athletics Official Web Site - www.CYCLONES.com - The home of Iowa State Cyclone Sports - was it a previous season you were thinking of?



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    Re: Dan Mccarney

    [QUOTE=Pat;2619469]Actually, he was given an extension after the 1998 season - Iowa State Extends Contract of Head Football Coach Dan McCarney - Iowa State University Athletics Official Web Site - www.CYCLONES.com - The home of Iowa State Cyclone Sports - was it a previous season you were thinking of?[/QUOTe

    tcu has plenty of cash on their campus as they sit on top of a nice oil gas shale deposit and their oil -gaswells give them plenty of dollars for scholarships(brain and athletic schollies)...


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    Re: Dan Mccarney

    The rumor was in 2002 that the Michigan State job was all but his....and then the wheels fell off and we only won one more game the rest of the season. At that point they didn't want him anymore. I think Dan knew that 2003 was going to be a down year and wanted to move on before that happened.



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