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Thread: Question for our resident Marshall fans

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    Fellas, in another thread we were tossing around ideas for Hackett's replacement when he gets canned at seasons end {assuming we have the good sense to finally unload this clown}

    Anyway, I came up with the idea of Marshall HC, Bob Pruett

    My reasons are as follows .....

    1. He knows CP like the back of his hand ... all of his strengths as well as his weaknesses

    2. It would make the transition from one offensive system to another as smooth as silk for our QB ... which must always be a consideration for a team that is ready to WIN NOW

    3. He runs a pro-set offense at Marshall and they never have trouble scoring points

    4. From such a small program he has managed to coach a number of offensive players to the next level {NFL} in recent years, including two first round QB's, one obviously being CP himself


    My only question is this ... Is Bob Pruett the real brains behind Marshall's offense, or does he rely more an his OC's?

    I know he has OC's ... but is the offense really his baby?

    Thanks

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    I also mentione don the other thread that I believe Bob Preutt was a defensive coordinator before taking the job at Marshall so he may be more a "defensive" coach.

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    Originally posted by gangGREENinsider@Dec 14 2004, 08:13 PM
    I also mentione don the other thread that I believe Bob Preutt was a defensive coordinator before taking the job at Marshall so he may be more a "defensive" coach.
    Yeah I just saw that

    Thanks Gang

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    OK GJ&H sorry to rain on your parade because its a good thought!

    http://www.herdzone.com/sports/football/bi...?PLAYER_ID=1215

    "Pruett came to Marshall from his position of defensive coordinator at one of the top NCAA Division I-A programs in the nation, the University of Florida.

    In 1995, Pruett’s Florida Gator defensive unit were one of 12 defenses in the nation to rank in the top 25 in scoring defense, pass efficiency defense, total defense and rushing defense.

    Pruett’s 1994 Gator defense set a school record by allowing only 84.6 rushing yards per game, fifth best in the nation. Florida allowed only 17.1 points per game, 16th nationally, and yielded 305.3 yards per game to rank among the country’s top 20 defenses."

    "Before joining the Florida staff, Pruett spent two years (1992-93) as defensive coordinator at Tulane University in New Orleans. In 1990-91 Pruett served on the staff at the University of Mississippi, where he coached in his first bowl game, the 1991 Gator Bowl.

    From 1983-89, Wake Forest University of the Atlantic Coast Conference was Pruett’s home. He coached defensive backs in 1983 and 1984, served as defensive coordinator for the Demon Deacons in 1985-86 and 1989.

    Pruett first joined the collegiate coaching ranks in 1979 on the sidelines at Marshall. Under head coach Sonny Randle, Pruett was assigned as defensive backs coach and was later promoted to defensive coordinator in 1981"


    Pruett's Year-By-Year Record
    2003 Marshall Head Coach 8-4
    2002 Marshall Head Coach 11-2 GMAC Bowl
    2001 Marshall Head Coach 11-2 GMAC Bowl
    2000 Marshall Head Coach 8-5 Motor City Bowl
    1999 Marshall Head Coach 13-0 Motor City Bowl
    1998 Marshall Head Coach 12-1 Motor City Bowl
    1997 Marshall Head Coach 10-3 Motor City Bowl
    1996 Marshall Head Coach 15-0 I-AA Champions
    1995 Florida Def. Coordinator 12-1 Fiesta Bowl
    1994 Florida Def. Coordinator 10-2-1 Sugar Bowl
    1993 Tulane Def. Coordinator 4-8
    1992 Tulane Def. Coordinator 2-9
    1991 Mississippi Defensive Backs 5-6
    1990 Mississippi Defensive Backs 9-3 Gator Bowl
    1989 Wake Forest Defensive Backs 2-8-1
    1988 Wake Forest Def. Coordinator 6-4-1
    1987 Wake Forest Defensive Backs 7-4
    1986 Wake Forest Def. Coordinator 5-6
    1985 Wake Forest Def. Coordinator 4-7
    1984 Wake Forest Defensive Backs 6-5
    1983 Wake Forest Defensive Backs 4-7
    1982 Marshall Def. Coordinator 3-8
    1981 Marshall Def. Coordinator 2-9
    1980 Marshall Defensive Backs 2-8-1
    1979 Marshall Defensive Backs 1-10
    1964 Marshall Player 7-3
    1963 Marshall Player 5-4-1
    1962 Marshall Player 4-6

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    Who was Pruetts OC when Chad was at Marshall? Anyone know?

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    Originally posted by Brooklyn Jet@Dec 14 2004, 08:57 PM
    Who was Pruetts OC when Chad was at Marshall? Anyone know?
    Ed Zaunbrecher, current (and soon to be former) QB Coach at Florida. He was the OC but Ron Zook took the playcalling duties away from him. From what I remember, I think Zook felt Ed was too passive in his playcalling. That doesn't square up with his playcalling for Chad I figure.

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    Great thread, you guys know your stuff....

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    Originally posted by Green Jets & Ham+Dec 14 2004, 09:16 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Green Jets & Ham @ Dec 14 2004, 09:16 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-gangGREENinsider@Dec 14 2004, 08:13 PM
    I also mentione don the other thread that I believe Bob Preutt was a defensive coordinator before taking the job at Marshall so he may be more a "defensive" coach.
    Yeah I just saw that

    Thanks Gang [/b][/quote]
    SOLUTION:


    1) Fire Herm and Hackett

    2) Hire Pruett as HC and hire all of his assistants


    Problem solved. :lol:

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    Jeff Tedford from Cal. Very innovative offensive mind.

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    He would only leave Cal to be HC, not OC plus I think if he didnt already re-sign at CAL, he will soon.

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