Originally Posted by jterrell
in the way that he has developed the most running backs of anyone.
the guy was a head coach for a decade in the SEC and has only been out of coaching a year. hardly some major flaw that he sat 1 season.
this guy has coached thurman thomas, barry sanders, darren mcfadden, peyton hillis, felix et al.
that's a heck of a list for a guy who has worked college ranks exclusively.
who exactly are these other awesome candidates???
skip peete developed whom exactly here? we saw barber steadily decline; felix looks like he shares a diet with skip. we tried to play rookies that looked great in pre-season but they either can't block or can't hit holes.
skip is one of the easiest cuts to explain.
Other than pass blocking...do you really develop some of those guys you listed or is the majority of it just natural talent.
You hear all the time that the hardest part for a rookie RB to learn is pass protection because either you have the natural athletic ability, jukability and vision or you do not at RB for the most part.
I am not sure that him having coached those guys is a testament to his ability as a RB coach as much as it is to coaches that recruited them to those schools and that might be credit that does to him if he recruited them.