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    who will be the first...

    Generation X coach to win a national championship? Generation X is anyone born from 1965-1981. I am part of that generation. We have the reputation for being slackers as opposed to the boomer generation which always had a reputation for "getting things done."

    Here are some of the Generation X coaches
    Jimbo Fisher - Florida State (b. 1965)
    Randy Shannon - Miami, FL (b. 1966)
    Paul Wulff - Washington State (b. 1967)
    Paul Rhoads - Iowa State (b. 1967)
    Bo Pelini - Nebraska (b. 1967)
    Mike Gundy - Oklahoma State (b. 1967)
    Derek Dooley - Tennessee (b. 1968)
    Dabo Swinney - Clemson (b. 1969)
    Bret Bielema - Wisconsin (b. 1970)
    Dan Mullen - Mississippi State (b. 1972)
    Pat Fitzgerald - Northwestern (b. 1974)
    Steve Sarkisian - Washington (b. 1974)
    Lane Kiffin - USC (b. 1975)

    none of these coaches are really in a position to win one at this point. Kiffin has the most talent but he will most likely be ran out of LA before that happens. Right now, I would say that Randy Shannon will probably be the first one to win one. That, and the first black coach to win a I-A championship.



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    Re: who will be the first...

    Quote Originally Posted by AntiSnob View Post
    Generation X coach to win a national championship? Generation X is anyone born from 1965-1981. I am part of that generation. We have the reputation for being slackers as opposed to the boomer generation which always had a reputation for "getting things done."

    Here are some of the Generation X coaches
    Jimbo Fisher - Florida State (b. 1965)
    Randy Shannon - Miami, FL (b. 1966)
    Paul Wulff - Washington State (b. 1967)
    Paul Rhoads - Iowa State (b. 1967)
    Bo Pelini - Nebraska (b. 1967)
    Mike Gundy - Oklahoma State (b. 1967)
    Derek Dooley - Tennessee (b. 1968)
    Dabo Swinney - Clemson (b. 1969)
    Bret Bielema - Wisconsin (b. 1970)
    Dan Mullen - Mississippi State (b. 1972)
    Pat Fitzgerald - Northwestern (b. 1974)
    Steve Sarkisian - Washington (b. 1974)
    Lane Kiffin - USC (b. 1975)

    none of these coaches are really in a position to win one at this point. Kiffin has the most talent but he will most likely be ran out of LA before that happens. Right now, I would say that Randy Shannon will probably be the first one to win one. That, and the first black coach to win a I-A championship.
    In this order

    Kiffin
    Gundy
    Pelini
    Shannon
    Sarkisian


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    Re: who will be the first...

    I'm going with Mike Gundy because he's a man. And all the others are still just growing up.


    Sorry...It's just so easy.




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    Re: who will be the first...

    Quote Originally Posted by AntiSnob View Post
    Generation X coach to win a national championship? Generation X is anyone born from 1965-1981. I am part of that generation. We have the reputation for being slackers as opposed to the boomer generation which always had a reputation for "getting things done."

    Here are some of the Generation X coaches
    Jimbo Fisher - Florida State (b. 1965)
    Randy Shannon - Miami, FL (b. 1966)
    Paul Wulff - Washington State (b. 1967)
    Paul Rhoads - Iowa State (b. 1967)
    Bo Pelini - Nebraska (b. 1967)
    Mike Gundy - Oklahoma State (b. 1967)
    Derek Dooley - Tennessee (b. 1968)
    Dabo Swinney - Clemson (b. 1969)
    Bret Bielema - Wisconsin (b. 1970)
    Dan Mullen - Mississippi State (b. 1972)
    Pat Fitzgerald - Northwestern (b. 1974)
    Steve Sarkisian - Washington (b. 1974)
    Lane Kiffin - USC (b. 1975)

    none of these coaches are really in a position to win one at this point. Kiffin has the most talent but he will most likely be ran out of LA before that happens. Right now, I would say that Randy Shannon will probably be the first one to win one. That, and the first black coach to win a I-A championship.
    For some reason I could see FSU getting very good again. The ACC is pretty weak, and I think they could make some noise in a couple years.



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    Re: who will be the first...

    Damn. Urban Meyer, Brian Kelly, and Chris Peterson both BARELY missed out.



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    Re: who will be the first...

    I would say Randy Shannon. If Urban Meyer wasn't coming back to coach this year, Miami is the best team in the state of Florida. They are getting back that reputation they had in the 90s and early 2000s. Pelini would be up there too.



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    Re: who will be the first...

    Paul Rhoads, we are running the table and winning a NC next year. He will leave for the pros, leaving the door open for Dave McCarney to come in and continue our dominance.



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    Re: who will be the first...

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Damn. Urban Meyer, Brian Kelly, and Chris Peterson both BARELY missed out.

    Only if you take the completely arbitrary date of Jan 1, 1965.

    I've seen both 1964 and 1961 as the beginning of Gen X.

    So I think the real answer is Urban Meyer.



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    Re: who will be the first...

    I'd take the field. Someone like what Urban Meyer did.


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    Re: who will be the first...

    I had always thought that Gen X was more like 1975-1987. Shows what I know about this kind of stuff.

    I'm going with Randy Shannon. I think he's a better coach than Jimbo Fisher, and ahead of him in terms of program building right now. Combine that with being in arguably the weakest BCS conference, and I think they have it made.


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    I believe HHH, and Shawn Micheals have already won titles. /thread.



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    Re: who will be the first...

    I am actually going to go with Dooley. Kiffin definitely didn't leave the cupboard bear there.



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    Re: who will be the first...

    I don't think you can give a hard date and say that those born prior to it are not in Gen X. Generation has just as much to do with the generation that the parents were in. Gen X is basically defined as the first post baby boom generation. Are all of these coaches the sons of Babyboomers?


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    Re: who will be the first...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    I don't think you can give a hard date and say that those born prior to it are not in Gen X. Generation has just as much to do with the generation that the parents were in. Gen X is basically defined as the first post baby boom generation. Are all of these coaches the sons of Babyboomers?
    When does the baby boom end? This is so incredibly subjective at times, it's difficult to define.


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    Re: who will be the first...

    Paul Wolf is on a one-way non-stop express train to a national championship up in Pulman Washington. Wazzou is putting the pieces together for one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports with the Washington State Cougars. Paul Wolf is a great recruiter who will pull kids away from Sarkisian in Washington, and Kiffin at USC. the Pac-10 is warned of the coming tidal wave of Cougar football.



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