Rank the Hires by JP administration/era

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  1. clonomaniac

    clonomaniac Well-Known Member

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    #1 clonomaniac, Feb 17, 2009
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    For me the ranking goes:

    1. Christy Johnson (Women's VB) - a shocking hire
    2. Lifetime Contract for Bill F (Women's BB) - no brainer
    3. Cael Sanderson (Wrestling) - another no brainer
    4. Gene Chizik (Football) - all criticism aside
    5. Wally Burnham (FB DC) - I rank him higher than PR because of his proven success, he could actually become a D1 football coach somewhere with his resume.
    6. Paul Rhoads (Football) - a true Cyclone
    7. Tom Herman (FB OC) - I don't know how we got an OC of his calibre to come to Iowa State
    8. Greg McD (Mens BB) - It seemed like a good hire at the time, not sure how he will stick around with another mediocre season next year.
     
  2. dinger

    dinger Well-Known Member

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    Re: Rank the Hires by JP administration

    we count assistant coaches as JP hires now?
     
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  3. clonomaniac

    clonomaniac Well-Known Member

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    Re: Rank the Hires by JP administration

    We should. Its all in JP's Administration. Not by Jp but during his era.
     
  4. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think JP hired Johnson, but he did hire the new soccer and track coaches...
     
  5. clonomaniac

    clonomaniac Well-Known Member

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    Well, JP took credit for it. I think he did the hire. Can someone check?
     
  6. SouthernClone06

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    Considering your avatar, I find it amusing that you rank Chizik 4th. :wink:
     
  7. dinger

    dinger Well-Known Member

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    i thought he hired Christy as well. if nothing else he just gave her that great extension. what about the new softball coach...that team looks to be turning it around.
     
  8. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't matter - the less credit I have to give BVDV on a daily basis the much happier my life is... :cool:
     
  9. clonomaniac

    clonomaniac Well-Known Member

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    I am pretty sure Christy was hired by JP. I am in the same boat. I can't stand that BVDVDVBDV guy. He was the worst AD in ISU history.
     
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  10. kucyclone

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    At the time of the hire, Chizik was widely regarded as a grand-slam hire. I can't fault JP for that at all, and it would be #1 on my list, especially because football is the motor that makes any athletic department run.
     
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  11. brentblum

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    Bruce hired Christy...not JP.
     
  12. clonomaniac

    clonomaniac Well-Known Member

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    :) As much as I hate that SOB, I honestly think he was the one that could have turned this program around the quickest.
     
  13. Melvin

    Melvin Well-Known Member

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    Chizik was a good hire at the time. Turns out to be a Bad Pick, but oh well.

    I would not count assistants. Both of Chizik's Assistants killed him. I did not see anything extra special out of the Bolt or McFarland, so you would have to Rate both of those Hires as F (for Failure).

    Head Coach Lesson #1 - Don't Hire your Buddy, Hire the guy most Qualified.
     
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  14. cyhiphopp

    cyhiphopp Well-Known Member

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    JP hired the Chiz knowing full well that he would bolt for a better job. (I think he said as much in a press conference.) He just figured that he would win more than 5 games total before he left. I thought the same way. I knew Chizik would be gone following some success, but the manner in which he left is what irks me, and most others, the most. He didn't bring the success he should have and wasted multiple opportunities in the process.
    All in all, the football program is not in that horrible shape. We now have better coordinators and the talent level is improved from the DMac days.
     
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  15. MontyBurns

    MontyBurns Well-Known Member

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    You need to drop #1 and #2. JP didn't hire them, they were here when he arrived.
     
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  16. cy1225

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    Remove #1, #2, and #3.

    Fennelly was allredy at ISU as was Cael (his hire was in the works and it was done before Pollard enterd the picture).
    Christy was hired by previous administration.
     
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  17. superman_101680

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    Judas Priest! How many times does someone need to explain that JP did NOT hire the VB coach?

    As others have stated, knock the first 3 off. JP had nothing to do with their hires.
     
  18. dualthreat

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    chizik was a bad gameday coach, and would not have won iowa state a big 12 north title anytime...
     
  19. jbhtexas

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    Really??? There was a contract in place naming Cael as the head wrestling coach before ADJP came to ISU? I did not know that...:confused:
     
  20. Al_4_State

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    Oh, of course there was. Because making Cael coach was a smart move, and JP is just a bumbling arrogant idiot hell bent on destroying ISU athletics, who has done nothing right, right Monty? :jimlad:
     

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