quote:I find football coaching unique because I happen to think there is a huge market of people who would be better than the current crop they choose from. I really think the best coaches would be analytical and quick thinking minds, yet football coaches as a whole pull from damn near the opposite type of people. They pull emotional thinking people most of the time.
I assume you didn't start the thread just to get unanimous agreement. I'm not sure it is any worse or better than any other industry. I'll use some generalities.
First, barriers of entry. Bachelor's degree in a lot of places, have we hit 40% of the population having a BS/BA yet?
From there, you can whittle down the type of people who can't find their own a-hole, no talent, who don't want to work that hard, etc. Again, there is a reason you have 55 year olds who aren't executives, and it isn't because they used to be one.
You further this by people who even want to be in coaching. Family members in coaching makes sense, people like to do what is familiar and what they know, usually through their parents, and this happens with lawyers, doctors, engineers, and waiters.
I think it isn't all too dissimilar from any other field and so I'm not terribly surprised. Go look at airline executives or any other industry. They just go around the competitors as VPs until they retire.
I find football coaching unique because I happen to think there is a huge market of people who would be better than the current crop they choose from. I really think the best coaches would be analytical and quick thinking minds, yet football coaches as a whole pull from damn near the opposite type of peopl
quote:Position coached make well into the 6 figures now......And they are usually young
Probably because most coaches don't make money until they are damn near 50
quote:I think it is due to the barrier of entry
Those people self select out and do other things
Some barriers make emotional sense though. For example, if you didn't play college ball, you have no friends in college athletics and lose credibility. I think we'd all have doubts hiring some guy who came up to us and said, "I've never flown an airplane before, but I've been reevaluating a lot of crash black boxes data, and I've figured out your mistakes." Getting through the door from unrelated fields/experiences is always a mountain.
Position coached make well into the 6 figures now......And they are usually young
I said he is a football guy.....
It's the ultimate form of nepotism.
Presidents, politicians, kings and queens and sultans of Arabia would be jealous of the incestuous circle-jerk fraternity that is the NFL and college football.
quote:Considering his minor success in Cleveland? Yes actually. What he did there is actually really freaking good for them
He's also a retread who was 36-44 in Cleveland with 1 winning season out of 5.
Should he have gotten another Head Coaching gig ?
quote:Current engineers, econ majors from Harvard, etc etc
Who are you recommending the process is open up to
Considering his minor success in Cleveland? Yes actually. What he did there is actually really freaking good for them
Bingo. I honestly think it would make more sense to hire people that are just smart individuals who could analyze the game and deduct formations and the best plays to call in certain situations
Who are you recommending the process is open up toCurrent engineers, econ majors from Harvard, etc etc
quote:You have no clue old man. This is a horrendous comparison
you have no clue son. if you get on an airplane and before takeoff the pilot comes on and informs all that he's never flown a plane before but not to worry because he's a member of mensa are you staying on that plane? you better be quick pal because all you are going to see is a-holes and elbows.
quote:This is one of the largest side benefits to an athletic scholarship. Being able to leverage this into a coaching gig, whether it's in football or basketball.
Which starts from being a freak athlete who gets a FBS scholarship (barrier of entry).