05.Dec.2014 For Those Who Want Beau Baldwin…
Read this article.
Some key points:
Since 2004, 18 FCS, Division II or high school head coaches have been hired as the head coach of an FBS program. At their previous stop, those coaches compiled a combined record of 744-347, with a winning percentage of .682.
Promising resumes, however, have not always yielded continued success at a higher plateau. At their first — and sometimes only — FBS head coaching stop, that combined record dipped to 225-375 (.375).
So how are some of these coaches so successful at the FCS level?
“We had a lot of FBS-type players on an FCS football field. That’s why we were able to do some of the things we were able to do”
They landed more “men amongst boys” than the opponent and dominated. This explains why when they get to the D1 level most collapse.
Regarding Baldwin, I wrote this in the last thread:
Researching Baldwin since I think that’s who BDCheapskate will hire.
Some Baldwin clips:
His philosophy here is pretty smart. But I’m skeptical still…defenses have some ugly numbers, and I’m not sure how this attitude will work vs the wolves in the Pac-12.
Jack what is your take on this guy? I feel like he’d be perceived as a dud hire. But I like what he’s saying about the mental part of the game. That’s refreshing. Bad defenses, though and sounds like a player’s coach.
He’s definitely more mentally in-tune than Riley. Seems to stress psychology. I do like that part. Media was saying he’s a lot like Riley, but I don’t see that, either. I’m warming up to him.
My guess is that he recruited more D1 type players to his offense (we know Vernon Adams is a tweener/possible D1 QB, for example). So the offense humming along churning out wins. The defense, however, always looks poor.
While I like Baldwin in those clips, the reality is this: knowing the above how poorly coaches make this transition and why, do you want to take a shot on a guy like? Some people, like Lindsay Schnell, just look at his record and offensive stats and don’t ask why. Those people love Baldwin.