Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Can a Successful College Coach Win in the NFL? — Sports Survey of the Day

Getty Images

Coaches moving from the college ranks to the NFL tend not to work out. For every Jimmy Johnson success story, there are the disappointments of Barry Switzer (Johnson’s successor in Dallas), Steve Spurrier, Lou Holtz and Nick Saban—all extremely successful NCAA coaches who, for whatever reason, couldn’t find the same level of achievement in the pros.

This weekend’s end-of-game incident between veteran Giants head coach Tom Coughlin and rookie, fresh-from-Rutgers Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano got us thinking …Schiano had his defense ignore the unwritten rule to lay off the opposing QB when the game is all but decided and the offensive team is merely taking a knee to run out the clock. No one got hurt, but Coughlin took offense, and let Schiano know it during the post-game handshake.

While the play wasn’t technically illegal, the consensus seems to be that it was cheap and too much of an injury risk to either the quarterback or the center. Also, it might be the sort of thing that comes back to bite the Buccaneers down the road when the shoe is on the other foot.

With the spotty history of coaches making the college-to-the-pros transition, maybe this is an example of what they find so troubling about the upper level. What do you think: is this a sign that Schiano has the nerve to succeed in the NFL, or will he follow the fate of so many of his peers?


[ESPN]

More From Rock 108

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://keyj.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Rock 108 - The Rock Station quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Rock 108 - The Rock Station quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!