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According to this link. I think this is a good hire. My question to the board is: which hire is better, Cristobal or Chryst.
It appears Rutgers has found a replacement for Greg Schiano. And, as a result, FIU will now be forced to commence their own search for a new head coach as well.
I like them both. I think for us chryst was the better hire. We needed continuity and I think Paul brings that. I think rutgers should have went with a pro-style guy but Mario is a good coach. I think Paul has a higher ceiling. He is much better x-o guy than Mario and if someone can explain recruiting is really important I think the Sky is the limit.
I agree. I would have been more than happy with Cristobal, but there would be the constant fear of him leaving every time a Florida job opened up. I get the impression that Chryst really wants to be here.
Cristobal has the "HC" experience, but the games I saw his teams play (Duke and blow game) showed me that they were very undisciplined.
I think Chryst has a lot more upside, and is a much better fit for Pitt.
I will be interesting to see if Cristobal completely blows up the "O" at RU and replaces it with his version of the spread. Will he bring his OC from FIU, or will he retain Cignetti?
I thought Cignetti was going to Tampa with Schiano.
Shows how much I keep up wif "Jersey Shores - the College football years."
Hey, I may be wrong.
Personally, I always preferred PC...even last year when Fraud was hired. Rutgers has some traction with Florida recruits so Mario should be able to bring some talent to Rutgers.
IMO, a better hire for them than Pitt.
What I read before was the top choice was a guy who is WR coach for the Cardinals and they were denied permission to speak with him. He was a former OC at Rutgers. I believe Frank Jr. is in consideration now.
I thought Frank was going to Tampa with Wood Chopper as well.
Also MC ran a spread at FIU. Its seems unlikely hed change his offense to mesh with FC>
The real question is how much of the current RU staff does MC keep?
Heres another question................how much cash did RU wave at MC to get him to take the job. If the reports were accurate, MC was SP's first choice and he passed. RU is not near as good a job as Pitt so what changed his mind? Did he get burned playing games with SP and realized he blew his chance to get a better job than FIU? Seems kind of strange that he'd pass on pitt and then take the RU job.
A "Real PITT MAN"............get off my porch!
I don't think MC's issue with Pitt was salary as much as it was the buyout. Pitt needed stability, but MC wanted a lower buyout than PC.
Yeah good point! I forgot about that.
Word is that he is going to keep the Pro style O at RU. That he only went to the Spread at FIU because he couldn't get the players to run a Pro O at FIU.
You know thats kind of funny! As we've seen it takes a different talent set to run a spread effectively!
I think the reality is that you can be successful with either offense. You just need to make sure your not predictable and keep the defense off balance. The spread offense doesnt always translate into a high scoring offense. Just look at FIU's game against Marshal!
Schiano was making pretty good money at RU. I'd assume MC got a pretty good contract offer.
Rutgers paid Schiano about $2.3 million per year on a contract running through 2016, in addition to performance and academic performance bonuses and a side deal that paid him $250,000 through a sports marketing firm.
RU is having all sorts of financial issues in their athletic department. That may cut down on what they are paying MC.
Recruting is everything.
This is Chrysts first bigf dance as Head Coach, will don't really know how good his recruting is.
Hopefully, his assistant coaches really good. Seems like a stable guy. Time will tell.
Cristobal is a wildman as a recruiter. He is very very good recruiter. Not sure he could have started at any better school then where he was as any win was a good win. He has a lot to prove. Livinging in Florida, I have followed him. He is a high energy guy. Think he will do real well at Rutgers.
One thing that bothered me was that Rutgers got their coach in about a week or less.
Don't know if it is Pederson or Administration, but Pitts coaching search seems to have much more beaurocracy in it an seemed to take much much longer. Seemed like too many chiefs and not enough indian.
Well now this is interesting...
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Source: Cristobal staying at FIU. He will not be the next Rutgers coach.
LOL! is this a surprise! THis guy is a complete DOUCHE BAG! He played games with Pitt as well.
What I dont understand is this buy out issue. One way around it is to actually work through your contract. Sign a four or five year contract and prove just how good you are! Then the big money will be there. If your not willing to do that then its pretty clear the guy is using RU as a stepping stone and wont be there long enough to make a difference.
Chryst now --- Ha.
Cristobal won't close the deal.
Cristobal is turning out to be a nutjob.
He is pissing off a lot of people.
Othersmay be more cautious to offer in future.
Welcome to site.
Are they paying by the hour? === Ha ha.
Just some info and opinions.
I don't think Cristobal is a nut job or a douche bag. I think he wants a situation that is to his liking. Obviously neither he and Pitt or Rutgers could come to that agreement. It would have to be a great offer for him to leave the southeast. I'm beginning to wonder if he will even leave FIU for a job that isn't one of the nation's elite. I'm not saying I think that offer comes anytime soon, just that that may be what he's waiting for from now on.
And FIU's OC went to Appalachian State last month to be the OC there. It's doubtful he would've had a job at FIU next season. He was the OC at App State for a few years before spending a year at Toledo, after which he was hired by FIU. He spent the last 2 years there and his offenses were sporadic. If Hilton wasn't scoring an 80-yard touchdown, FIU likely wasn't scoring many points. So I doubt Cristobal would've taken Satterfield with him to either Pitt or Rutgers.
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