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15 Jan 2014

Failing Upward

Our Robert Weintraub examines how not being good at coaching became the new prerequisite to landing a college coordinator job over at Sports On Earth.

Posted by: Robert Weintraub on 15 Jan 2014

3 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2014, 9:05am by killwer


by Mr Shush :: Sat, 01/18/2014 - 11:02am

I'm not a massive college football guy, but wasn't Kiffin widely regarded as having done a pretty good job on the offensive side of the ball under Carroll at USC?

by greybeard :: Sat, 01/18/2014 - 8:47pm

If "this" was somehow proof that defense was bad, the Seahawks defense must be terrible because "this" happened to them just last week.

Kiffin was considered a very good offensive coach, and all the other distractions aside he was good at calling plays for Raiders. I did not follow him after that.

by killwer :: Sun, 01/19/2014 - 9:05am

Also how is it failing upwards going from HC of USC to OC of Alabama?