I disagree that TO was not a high energy and emotion driven coach, I beleive this is one of his truly strong points in coaching. I have listended to his half time talks and heard him speak on many other ocassions, remember they don't call him "Dr. TO" for nothing, he has a low key approach but really comes off in a powerfull manner. BC is a "Technician" with no reall heart/soul/passion for the game and the kids who play, big difference between him and TO. I think a lot of people misunderstood my use of the phrase "in your face", TO was a very forcefull individual when speaking to you face to face, I meant we need a coach who really conveys his ideas/spirit/passion for what he is saying. It may be really surprising who TO comes up with as new coach, I can't wait.
no apology necessary. I have been called a lot worse on other boards, usually by people who know their goose is cooked from a substance standpoint so resort to other tactics. This board is innate with reason, respect, class, logic, passion, and truth. Your posts have an added element of knowledge and understanding what it takes to get young men as a group to all move in one direction and to accept their own smaller role for the greater good. As a retired Naval Officer and sometimes baseball coach I get that. That is why I would always want the guy in charge to keep the cool head, to not celebrate too much in victory nor go off the deep end in defeat.
The new defensive coordinator has got to be a throwback to the days when a team came into Lincoln and knew they were going to get hit. Have you noticed that tv announcers do not really make that many comments about how teams hit these days? When Nebraska was in its hayday that was always a topic of discussion during a broadcast. I never hear that any more. I had an employee a couple of years ago who played for Washington State back in the 70's, a running back, and was on the team that flew into Lincoln and beat the Huskers with Warren Powers as their coach. That was one thing he told me that they knew they were going to get hit and hit hard during that game. But they beat Nebraska because Powers, who had been DC with the Huskers the year before coached the Cougars to do the same thing. THAT is how a defense is supposed to play. Run fast and hit hard. That was what made those old Nebraska - Oklahoma games so great. Both teams understood that. And boy was that fun to watch.