Originally posted by BobS:
I agree with everyone so far. Carrol won games because of better talent and a knack to cheat with out getting caught. With out superior athletes he will be in trouble, he had the college equivalent of getting 15 first round draft picks every year.
Yup. I agree to a great extent. Does he have the "appetite" to put in the hours that NFL coaches need or will his golf game improve. The "Old Ball Coach", and others have proven that their is a reason it's called professional football. You have to put in alot of hours getting your teams this weeks advantage, not just pop into someones living room and convince a 17-18 year old student and his parents that your place has their sons best intentions in mind.
I have nothing against Pete Carroll, but I am sure that alot of the work to get his team together were done by the "coaching staffs", not the head coach.
Saban, who is probably one of the best NCAA football coaches couldn't get it done.
I have a feeling Mack Brown hasn't taken an NFL job because he doesn't want to have to put in the hours. How many times has Kirk Ferentz at Iowa been mentioned as a "potential frontrunner for NFL jobs". How about Bobby (midnight flight) Petrino? Or the master, Lou Holz.
Coaching in the NFL is a very difficult job that burns people out.