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    6 turned down Notre Dame job?

    According to footballcoachscoop.com

    Notre Dame:
    Sources tell FootballCoachScoop that Bob Stoops, Tony Dungy, Kirk Ferentz, Jon Gruden, Urban Meyer, and Pat Fitzgerald all turned the Fighting Irish job
    down.


    FootballCoachScoop.com - Rumor Mill on Coaching Changes and Scoop in College/NFL Football

    If true, that really says a lot about the state of Notre Dame.



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    Re: 6 turned down Notre Dame job?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    According to footballcoachscoop.com

    Notre Dame:
    Sources tell FootballCoachScoop that Bob Stoops, Tony Dungy, Kirk Ferentz, Jon Gruden, Urban Meyer, and Pat Fitzgerald all turned the Fighting Irish job
    down.


    FootballCoachScoop.com - Rumor Mill on Coaching Changes and Scoop in College/NFL Football

    If true, that really says a lot about the state of Notre Dame.
    1. I hope it's true.
    2. I hope it gets a relatively decent sized public story.

    Reminds me of the Nebraska coaching search when they had to give the job to Callahan. Except the difference was it took forever (ND did this quite quickly) and they fired a guy that was actually winning.



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    Re: 6 turned down Notre Dame job?

    Can't really blame any of those guys for turning that job down if true.



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    Re: 6 turned down Notre Dame job?

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    Can't really blame any of those guys for turning that job down if true.
    I would agree except for Fitzgerald...I thought that would be a no-brainer move for him.



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    Re: 6 turned down Notre Dame job?

    Dungy and Gruden were never going to take it. They're NFL guys, period.

    Why in the hell would Meyer leave Florida? His ticket is punched, he can call his shot anytime.

    Similar thing with Stoops, but not to that extreme yet. Stoops may start catching some flack from Sooner fans if he doesn't win a few more games in 2010.

    Pat would rather coach against ND than for them, from everything I've read/heard. I'd actually look forward to a NW/ND game...would be great to have him beat the Irish.

    KF is about the only one of that group that I thought might actually do it, but I think it was smart for him to turn it down. He's got a great gig in Iowa City and like a couple other guys on the list, not in any jeopardy at all. And, I feel confident Michigan will give him a strong look should they move on after the 2010 season. IMO, the Michigan job is far, far better than the ND job.



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    Re: 6 turned down Notre Dame job?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    I would agree except for Fitzgerald...I thought that would be a no-brainer move for him.
    Exactly. I figured he would be all over this if offered. He already knows the big 10, now he moves to a place with much better tradition and half his schedule is still against the big 10. He would also be well received with his background....the only things I can come up with is his loyalty to his alma mater, and to what his old mentor, Randy Walker, built for him there.



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    Re: 6 turned down Notre Dame job?

    Tony Dungy said on Dan Patrick this morning that he was asked if it was interested in the notre dame job but not directly contacted by anyone from notre dame. I dont see notre dame asking if someone if they have interest the same as offering a job.



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    Re: 6 turned down Notre Dame job?

    Looks like KF is here to stay in Iowa City. Kinda sucks.



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    Re: 6 turned down Notre Dame job?

    Non-story........anyone who is contacted by virtually any college, in any way, will claim that they "turned them down", even when it's most likely just gauging interest. Helps to get them raises, extensions or to make them look more in demand.



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    Re: 6 turned down Notre Dame job?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    I would agree except for Fitzgerald...I thought that would be a no-brainer move for him.
    Not at all. Fitzgerald is going to be the coach at Northwestern for a very long time. He has turned that program around. Not to mention Northwestern is the school where he played football. He has it made there.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Why in the hell would Meyer leave Florida? His ticket is punched, he can call his shot anytime.
    Jason Smith, when filling in for Doug Gottlieb, was absolutely convinced that Meyer would leave Florida for ND because he had absolutely convinced himself that ND was the better job and Meyer was looking for his next great challenge. Then again, I also think Jason Smith is a moron and Doug Gottlieb had to spend his entire nex broadcast doing damage control.



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    Re: 6 turned down Notre Dame job?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Dungy and Gruden were never going to take it. They're NFL guys, period.

    Why in the hell would Meyer leave Florida? His ticket is punched, he can call his shot anytime.

    Similar thing with Stoops, but not to that extreme yet. Stoops may start catching some flack from Sooner fans if he doesn't win a few more games in 2010.

    Pat would rather coach against ND than for them, from everything I've read/heard. I'd actually look forward to a NW/ND game...would be great to have him beat the Irish.

    KF is about the only one of that group that I thought might actually do it, but I think it was smart for him to turn it down. He's got a great gig in Iowa City and like a couple other guys on the list, not in any jeopardy at all. And, I feel confident Michigan will give him a strong look should they move on after the 2010 season. IMO, the Michigan job is far, far better than the ND job.
    Yeah, it is, but Ferentz won't get a look. He's another Lloyd Carr. They coach the same way.


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    Re: 6 turned down Notre Dame job?

    Why would those guys leave what they have for the ND job?



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    Re: 6 turned down Notre Dame job?

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    Yeah, it is, but Ferentz won't get a look. He's another Lloyd Carr. They coach the same way.
    That, and he can't beat Ohio State.



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    Re: 6 turned down Notre Dame job?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    According to footballcoachscoop.com

    Notre Dame:
    Sources tell FootballCoachScoop that Bob Stoops, Tony Dungy, Kirk Ferentz, Jon Gruden, Urban Meyer, and Pat Fitzgerald all turned the Fighting Irish job
    down.

    FootballCoachScoop.com - Rumor Mill on Coaching Changes and Scoop in College/NFL Football

    If true, that really says a lot about the state of Notre Dame.
    FootballCoachScoop.com is one of the least discriminating rumor posters you'll find. They hear something, they post it. They got sucked into the Bielema to ND hoax (a story planted simply to see how much play it would get), repeating the rumor word for word, citing "sources". I doubt all six of these guys were actually offered the job.



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