Talking Bull: When being Nice is not enough

Being nice is not enough

Turner Gill is a nice enough guy, a great motivator, and someone who engenders love among his players. Turner Gill is not a coach who can win games at the BCS AQ level. When your team has the money to get rid of a coach who is driving the program backwards then you do it.

North Platte Nebraska's newspaper - The North Platte Telegraph. > Sports > Local Sports
I hope Turner Gill can find a good football job with the backing of a supportive AD and be given enough time to prove his ability. Tom Osborne will surely be there for support.

All of your Coaching Change updates in one pretty story stream

2011 College Football Coaching Carousel Tracker, From Akron To Washington State - SBNation.com
Black Sunday, Round 2, has passed, and plenty of empty seats are still seeking occupants.

Well Wishes for Joe-Pa

Joe Paterno's Health In Decline After Leaving Penn State - SBNation.com
Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno has a treatable form of lung cancer, his son has revealed.

I'm not really a Paterno fan but you hate to see one lapse in judgment torpedo what should have been an honorable exit. I just hope that his health does not too quickly decline now that his lifetime of service at PSU is over

Akron Going outside the Box?

No Big12 assistant? No FCS coach in the mid west? Akron is going all the way out to Cal, not exactly in their recruiting footprint in their hunt for a coach.

Akron Zips interested in UCLA Bruins' Mike Johnson for open coaching job, source says - ESPN Los Angeles
UCLA interim coach Mike Johnson has been contacted about the head coaching position at the University of Akron, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Buffalo Youngstown Wrap up.

MAC Basketball Review: Close Game Overload - Hustle Belt
On a crowded day of games, it was Javon McCrea with what has to be the line of the night: 29 points and 13 rebounds on 14-of-17 shooting. Mitchell Watt doubled up the double-doubles with 20 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks. Tack on a few Zach Filzen threes, and the Bulls were relentless on those poor Penguins all night despite YSU's 14 3-point makes. Shhh, but Buffalo is 6-2.

UB too big for Youngstown - University at Buffalo - The Buffalo News
UB wasted no time making clear its intentions Saturday night. It got the ball inside to Javon McCrea for its first two baskets. In short order it added Mitchell Watt to the mix. And that's the way the Bulls went at Youngstown State time and again, with the Penguins lacking defensive solutions to contain UB's big men.

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