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Jimmy Lake

When he got took the job, I was nervous. Anyone who knows Jimmy knows he's cocky and stubborn, that's a trait that could be good or bad depending on the coach. But then he had his press conference and I got excited. He talked about being aggressive on the field and on the recruiting trail and I thought his energy was needed to get this program back on track and get them back to competition with Oregon. But then he made his staff hires which made me scratch my head. Keeping KB and Bob, two guys who are worthless on the recruiting trail and are average coaches at best didn't seem aggressive. Then he promoted Will Harris to DB coach, brought back Terrence, and promoted Cato from within, all safe moves. Then came the OC hire, after failing to bring in Kellen Moore, he hired an OC that had a laughable resume and someone who basically left for dead in the NFL. But I thought, maybe he knows something I don't so give it time and see it play out.

Then recruiting came and it went like I expected which is why I started saying I was concerned about recruiting in April when all the so-called recruiting insiders kept making excuses and kept saying let it play out. All the holes I thought they had with this recruiting staff showed up and what was most disconcerting was the lack of a plan with recruiting. We missed on almost every DB, got dominated by Oregon, and struggled to recruit instate. But I thought, hey maybe the product on the field will be good enough to mask those flaws but nope. The offense ran tonight isn't a pro-style offense because no team in the NFL is dumb enough to run this. This offensive style is outdated and easy to defend. Stacking the box, running the same play over and over, not stretching the field might work against Oregon State but it won't work again for the good teams. I thought Jimmy could compete with Mario and Oregon but I was wrong. Even if he did have an epiphany and realize his mistakes, the budget wouldn't allow him to fix it but sadly I don't think he realizes his mistakes. What I saw tonight is a coach who will be competing with Stanford for third place. Hopefully, I'm wrong and overreacting but sadly I feel we are back in the 7-8 win level like under Steve Sarkisian while Oregon is back to competing for Championships under Mario as they did with Chip Kelly.
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  • backthepackbackthepack Posts: 15,070
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    He sucks, good call
    SwayePawgDawgAtomicDawgKrunkJuiceCallMeBigErn
  • backthepackbackthepack Posts: 15,070
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    We have an egomaniac as our HC
    POSJohnDonovan
  • godawgstgodawgst Posts: 1,402
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    Other than the Win, the red flags from personnel, to recruiting, to on-field play, to play calling, to coaching decisions are extremely troubling. This was Oregon State. Cal, Oregon, Stanford will plug box and force us to complete a pass. WSU's Qb will be a bitch to handle in 2 weeks. He can run and throw it. Beavs qb couldn't.
  • Well said, all on point. No aggressiveness. Their play on the field show the obvious lack of judgement w hiring his staff. Watch the tape: JohnDon’s offensive scheme is simpler and more predictable than most Metro HS offenses. Not good.
    backthepackAtomicDawgguntlove
  • GoduckiesGoduckies Posts: 1,043
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    To me watching this game as an outsider... seing a few penalties were killers, letting the clock expire on a 4th and 5..
    Criminal... you got lucky in a great punt after that, but still.... that can't happen.
    POSJohnDonovanDaviddannarc
  • FireCohenFireCohen Posts: 16,928
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  • False bravado wears on people and they will want to replace you in 4 years...

    But yeah, I’ve been saying this since he was hired. I like swag, I like confidence, but Jimmy’s decision making isn’t indicating either of those things. The opposite in fact.

    guntloveTequilla
  • BeerThirtyBeerThirty Posts: 1,783
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    What I'm telling myself to try and feel a little bit better is a couple plays here or there for us and this game is more like 35-14. Hopefully shit gets worked out.

    This year is all practice and Huard 3.0 is on his way
    theknowledgedoogvilleCallMeBigErn
  • spudenspuden Posts: 269
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    What I'm telling myself to try and feel a little bit better is a couple plays here or there for us and this game is more like 35-14. Hopefully shit gets worked out.

    This year is all practice and Huard 3.0 is on his way

    Or, we lose if the Pac-12 refs don't shaft OSU with a shitty spot on 4th and inches from the UW 5. It was as close to a loss as it was to a 35-14 game.
    1to392831weretakenLB_33Goduckies
  • whlinder said:

    My only hope with Jimmy is that we all laughed at Oregon after Chipsters first gayme. Scoring 8 points and loosing to Pete on the Blue Turf. LOLOL imagine losing to Pete.

    Then he ran a train on the conference for 4 years.

    "Chip Kelley is imploding that program as we speak." - Race Bannon, September 2009
    You never poont out the tims Race is right!!!
    DerekJohnson
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