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Tuesday offseason one-liners

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Some links on a Tuesday from around college football…

– San Diego State defensive lineman Dontrell Onuoha is facing felony charges from a Sept., 2011, fight. A key witness in the case? Aztecs running back Brandon Wright. Awkward…

– Get to know the quarterbacks looking to take over at Oklahoma State. Consider this an extension on yesterday’s QB battle link courtesy of Athlon Sports.

– Speaking of Athlon, they have all kinds of rankings and spring previews HERE.

– Arkansas running back Knile Davis reportedly ran a 4.33 40-yard dash. And he weighed in at 226 pounds. That’s insane.

– Baylor got a sizeable donation to aid in building the new on-campus stadium.

– Utah’s defensive coordinator is getting a pay bump.

– Staying in the Pac-12, remember how Arizona had, like, 50 people tear their ACL last spring? The Arizona Daily Star chronicles one of ‘em, cornerback Jonathan McKnight, that’s making his comeback this spring.

– Miami (OH) finally trademarked the term “Cradle of Coaches”, which I thought they had done years ago.

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  1. burntorangehorn says: Mar 13, 2012 6:08 PM

    That cradle has a lot of names that are still recognizable, from Tressel to Hayes to Schembechler, but I have to think there have been better ones. Off the top of my head, places like Iowa (particularly under Fry, including Alvarez, three Stoops, Ferentz, Bill Snyder, Bielema, and many more), Bowling Green, and Boise State (Koetter, Nutt, seem to have countless amazing names associated with them. The WSJ called Iowa the “Harvard of Coaching.”

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204879004577110731460989536.html

    I really wish there were a definitive graphical coaching tree, or even just a database for researching them. If one looks up step further back than Fry, there’s Frank Broyles, whom I would probably think has to be the winner of the largest and possibly best coaching tree of any CFB coach. Guys who coached on Broyles’ staff at Arkansas alone included Fry, Joe Gibbs, Raymond Berry, Pat Jones, Doug Dickey, Bo Rein, Johnny Majors, Jimmy Johnson, Switzer, Jackie Sherrill, and quite a few others. I suppose it’s possible to go back countless more generations, but I don’t think anyone further back in Broyles’ coaching ancestry created such a sharply outward branching as Broyles did. His assistants combined for a lot of college and NFL championships, as well as some really impressive coaching branches of their own. There are actually a number of other guys who ended up as HCs at some point or another, and lots of top assistants at both the NFL and college levels.

    Given Broyles’ reputation for being very “hands-on” (meddling, as critics often called it) as the Arkansas AD for many years, one could plausibly count Pete Carroll, Lou Holtz, Houston Nutt, Monte Kiffin, Pat Ruel, and quite a few more.

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