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titan
12-06-2010, 08:00 PM
Shapiro on 87.7 the ticket just now says the Broncos are negotiating a deal with Troy Calhoun right now to be the Broncos next head coach.

Backs up earlier rumors. I still want to see changes in the player personnel department!

Also Shapiro says Josh is the only one that left Dove Valley today. Josh's brother is still on staff through the end of the season (as are the other assistants)

TailgateNut
12-06-2010, 08:01 PM
Jesus ****ing christ!

Dukes
12-06-2010, 08:02 PM
Les Shapiro is a joke

Majik
12-06-2010, 08:02 PM
Bad news bears.

Rohirrim
12-06-2010, 08:02 PM
Totally sucks. Bowlen is going Walmart on us.

WolfpackGuy
12-06-2010, 08:02 PM
Wha!?

Are they gonna pay him in season tickets?

jebures
12-06-2010, 08:02 PM
Shapiro on 87.7 the ticket just now says the Broncos are negotiating a deal with Troy Calhoun right now to be the Broncos next head coach.

Backs up earlier rumors. I still want to see changes in the player personnel department!

gross

Goobzilla
12-06-2010, 08:02 PM
If McD needed a real GM, Troy really needs a real GM. Set the next guy up to succeed if this is the route you're going.

Beantown Bronco
12-06-2010, 08:02 PM
It's not April 1st.

Dagmar
12-06-2010, 08:03 PM
****.

right


offf!!!

Soul-Bronco
12-06-2010, 08:03 PM
how do you negotiate with a coach when you just appointed an interim HC? doesnt really make sense

vancejohnson82
12-06-2010, 08:03 PM
why? why rush this process?

Popps
12-06-2010, 08:04 PM
I hope this rumor is for the lulz

thecool
12-06-2010, 08:04 PM
Can someone name me a successful HC that went from bring a HC in college directly to a HC in the NFL?

Beantown Bronco
12-06-2010, 08:04 PM
Everyone take a breath. It's a joke.

go_broncos
12-06-2010, 08:04 PM
Bowlen..Please hire a GM first..

Dukes
12-06-2010, 08:05 PM
If this were really the case, why even make Stud the interim head coach? Is he going to be coaching this week and they bring in Calhoun next week? Does Bowlen know wtf is even going on?

Lev Vyvanse
12-06-2010, 08:05 PM
http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/gawker/2009/03/omg-do-not-want.jpg

McDman
12-06-2010, 08:06 PM
We can't negotiate with him until we interview a minority candidate.

Goobzilla
12-06-2010, 08:06 PM
How are they going to end run the Rooney Rule to make this happen?

WolfpackGuy
12-06-2010, 08:08 PM
We can't negotiate with him until we interview a minority candidate.

They did one better.

They "hired" one in Studesville.

LOL

Broncoman13
12-06-2010, 08:08 PM
Everyone take a breath. It's a joke.

Too much smoke for their not to be a fire brewin here. Was Calhoun on staff when Elway was here?

Dudeskey
12-06-2010, 08:09 PM
hopefully this is light rail bull****

go_broncos
12-06-2010, 08:09 PM
Don't ever hire Shanny assistants as HC...

razorwire77
12-06-2010, 08:09 PM
It they rush into hiring Troy Calhoun, I will be taking out some serious punishment on my liver this week.

titan
12-06-2010, 08:10 PM
Frank Schwab on twitter about Calhoun (Schwab covered the broncos for many years before being switched to the air force beat this year):

GazetteAirForce7:13pm via web
Smartest coach I've met. Man of character

Has experience on both sides of ball in NFL and as an OC. Think he'd bring the zone-blocking back. Very sharp coach.

I think Calhoun's O would be very similar to Shanny/Kubiak. So, I think, good

spdirty
12-06-2010, 08:12 PM
huh. Guess I'm in the minority, but I like Calhoun and think he would be successful here. But if we hire him before abiding by the Rooney rule then this is really ****ed.

TailgateNut
12-06-2010, 08:14 PM
Too much smoke for their not to be a fire brewin here. Was Calhoun on staff when Elway was here?


I think he was here back in 2003 or something like that. He worked with Shanahadajob for a few years

HILife
12-06-2010, 08:14 PM
Shapiro on 87.7 the ticket just now says the Broncos are negotiating a deal with Troy Calhoun right now to be the Broncos next head coach.

Backs up earlier rumors. I still want to see changes in the player personnel department!

Also Shapiro says Josh is the only one that left Dove Valley today. Josh's brother is still on staff through the end of the season (as are the other assistants)

I mean really, why this guy. Is he that good?

TailgateNut
12-06-2010, 08:14 PM
Frank Schwab on twitter about Calhoun (Schwab covered the broncos for many years before being switched to the air force beat this year):

GazetteAirForce7:13pm via web
Smartest coach I've met. Man of character

Has experience on both sides of ball in NFL and as an OC. Think he'd bring the zone-blocking back. Very sharp coach.

I think Calhoun's O would be very similar to Shanny/Kubiak. So, I think, good


Predictable???

McDman
12-06-2010, 08:15 PM
huh. Guess I'm in the minority, but I like Calhoun and think he would be successful here. But if we hire him before abiding by the Rooney rule then this is really ****ed.

I guess I wouldn't mind it too much either. Also, I read somewhere a lot of people think he'll be a better pro than college coach.

HILife
12-06-2010, 08:15 PM
Frank Schwab on twitter about Calhoun (Schwab covered the broncos for many years before being switched to the air force beat this year):

GazetteAirForce7:13pm via web
Smartest coach I've met. Man of character

Has experience on both sides of ball in NFL and as an OC. Think he'd bring the zone-blocking back. Very sharp coach.

I think Calhoun's O would be very similar to Shanny/Kubiak. So, I think, good

Well, time to retool the O-line again.

Goobzilla
12-06-2010, 08:15 PM
If you can win at Air Force, you can win. Don't be fooled into thinking all he knows is triple option zoomie football. He's got a lot of pro style offense knowledge and is a believer in the ZBS.

McDman
12-06-2010, 08:15 PM
We also need to fire Xanders ASAP, also Ellis.

WolfpackGuy
12-06-2010, 08:16 PM
1989–1994 Air Force
1995–2001 Ohio (OC/QBs)
2001–03 Wake Forest (OC/QBs)
2003–05 Denver Broncos (asst.)
2006 Houston Texans (OC)
2007–present Air Force (asst.)

per Wikipedia

theAPAOps5
12-06-2010, 08:16 PM
Count me as a Calhoun fan BUT with a solid and I mean SOLID GM.

McDman
12-06-2010, 08:16 PM
Well, time to retool the O-line again.

I don't think we'd have to that much.

McDman
12-06-2010, 08:16 PM
Count me as a Calhoun fan BUT with a solid and I mean SOLID GM.

Yep.

ColoradoDarin
12-06-2010, 08:17 PM
I am disappoint.

HILife
12-06-2010, 08:17 PM
Can someone name me a successful HC that went from bring a HC in college directly to a HC in the NFL?

.........That's about it.

theAPAOps5
12-06-2010, 08:17 PM
1989–1994 Air Force
1995–2001 Ohio (OC/QBs)
2001–03 Wake Forest (OC/QBs)
2003–05 Denver Broncos (asst.)
2006 Houston Texans (OC)
2007–present Air Force (asst.)

per Wikipedia

The bolded part is why you can't trust Wikipedia. He is the head coach.

Stand by for a few seconds and I bet it says 2010-present Denver Broncos(HQ)

titan
12-06-2010, 08:17 PM
We also need to fire Xanders ASAP, also Ellis.

If the broncos are going for a budget hire for the next head coach, they could do alot worse than Calhoun. He might just work out.

BUT I totally agree - they need changes in the player personnel department!!!

Lev Vyvanse
12-06-2010, 08:17 PM
Frank Schwab on twitter about Calhoun (Schwab covered the broncos for many years before being switched to the air force beat this year):

GazetteAirForce7:13pm via web
Smartest coach I've met. Man of character

Has experience on both sides of ball in NFL and as an OC. Think he'd bring the zone-blocking back. Very sharp coach.

I think Calhoun's O would be very similar to Shanny/Kubiak. So, I think, good

Four years NFL experience one as a coordinator. In his one year, with Kubiak as the head-coach, their offense absolutely sucked.

Dudeskey
12-06-2010, 08:18 PM
It they rush into hiring Troy Calhoun, I will be taking out some serious punishment on my liver this week.

Especially when there's a possibility of Jeff Fisher becoming available. Hell, I'd like for them to interview Rob Ryan

WolfpackGuy
12-06-2010, 08:18 PM
The line would be fine.

Clady, Kupe, and Harris are still there.

Beadles played at Utah, and they're not really a blow you off the ball team in the running game.

Not sure about Walton though?

HILife
12-06-2010, 08:19 PM
1989–1994 Air Force
1995–2001 Ohio (OC/QBs)
2001–03 Wake Forest (OC/QBs)
2003–05 Denver Broncos (asst.)
2006 Houston Texans (OC)
2007–present Air Force (asst.)

per Wikipedia

Wait? He's not even a head coach? We're screwed.

extralife
12-06-2010, 08:19 PM
why can't we just hire a god damn front office and go from there? is Troy Calhoun such a bad ass that we don't even need to interview anyone else? this whole situation is starting to stink

razorwire77
12-06-2010, 08:19 PM
I just hope for the love of God if Pat is going the cheap route (Calhoun) that he gets a real experienced quality GM in place.

McDman
12-06-2010, 08:20 PM
I kind of want a defensive minded coach.

Tim
12-06-2010, 08:21 PM
Can someone name me a successful HC that went from bring a HC in college directly to a HC in the NFL?

jimmy johnson

Broncoman13
12-06-2010, 08:21 PM
Count me as a Calhoun fan BUT with a solid and I mean SOLID GM.

This, but Bold, underline and flashing "Solid GM"! I seriously think Martball could do it!

WolfpackGuy
12-06-2010, 08:22 PM
Wait? He's not even a head coach? We're screwed.

1989–1994 Air Force (asst.)
1995–2001 Ohio (OC/QBs)
2001–03 Wake Forest (OC/QBs)
2003–05 Denver Broncos (asst.)
2006 Houston Texans (OC)
2007–present Air Force (HC)

per Wikipedia

Sorry, format got screwed up. He's the head guy at AFA.

theAPAOps5
12-06-2010, 08:22 PM
See Wikipedia already is updated with Calhoun

Lev Vyvanse
12-06-2010, 08:22 PM
Four years at a non-BCS school and he's never finished with less then 4 losses.

This better be a ****ing joke.

Little44
12-06-2010, 08:22 PM
NO MORE STEP UP COACHES!!!! No more experements either! We need an EXPERIENCED head coach.

TonyR
12-06-2010, 08:23 PM
If the broncos are going for a budget hire for the next head coach, they could do alot worse than Calhoun. He might just work out.

BUT I totally agree - they need changes in the player personnel department!!!

And there's the problem right there. A top GM type job cost big $. He went cheap with McD and didn't shore up the FO. Now he (probably) has to keep paying McD, in addition to Shanahan. Hard to expect both a FO upgrade and a top tier head coach. We're focked.

Popps
12-06-2010, 08:23 PM
This would be the most underwhelming hire since Wade Phillips.

I mean, I'll get behind the guy... but talk about a head-scratcher.

snowspot66
12-06-2010, 08:24 PM
Well, time to retool the O-line again.

Why? Three of the guys were drafted for that scheme and as much pulling as Beadles has done I think he can handle the ZBS. Only question is Walton and I'd bet he could do it.

razorwire77
12-06-2010, 08:24 PM
why can't we just hire a god damn front office and go from there? is Troy Calhoun such a bad ass that we don't even need to interview anyone else? this whole situation is starting to stink

Yeah, it makes no sense. I seriously doubt that Dallas and Minnesota are banging down the Academy's door to interview Troy. I watch a lot of MWC football, and no doubt I have respect for what he has done with that program, but if this turns out to be true, why the rush? Why even name an interim coach.

snowspot66
12-06-2010, 08:25 PM
Four years NFL experience one as a coordinator. In his one year, with Kubiak as the head-coach, their offense absolutely sucked.

To be fair that was Kubiaks first year. That team flat out sucked.

spdirty
12-06-2010, 08:26 PM
The thing I like about Calhoun is his ability to adapt and adjust to the talent he has on his team. He can coach a pro style offense, a flexbone offense, or whatever he needs to do to win.

Not a my way or the highway, my system or no system kind of punk kid.

We really won't have go through the growing pains waiting for him to get the personnel to properly install his offense. Now we obviously will have to get more talent on this team, and I hope we get a good personnel guy to help him out. I don't think he can succeed without that. But I will be the new popps of the board if Calhoun is our next coach.

Only thing I would have against him being coach of the Broncos is that he would no longer be coaching Air Force.

orinjkrush
12-06-2010, 08:26 PM
stay the **** away from Calhoun damnit.

get a GM and get an NFL coach.

Goobzilla
12-06-2010, 08:26 PM
He had the head job at the University of Tennessee locked up until he turned them down.

titan
12-06-2010, 08:26 PM
Can't count how many "tribute to the military" pregame ceremonies I sat through at Bronco games. Not saying those are a bad thing - just that it hints how Bowlen really likes the military types.

Hercules Rockefeller
12-06-2010, 08:27 PM
If they hire Calhoun this quickly, Pat has flat out lost it.

His 1 year in Houston they were 28th in yardage and scoring.

Rohirrim
12-06-2010, 08:29 PM
Nice toupee.

TonyR
12-06-2010, 08:30 PM
If they hire Calhoun this quickly, Pat has flat out lost it.

His 1 year in Houston they were 28th in yardage and scoring.

Agree with the "why rush it" sentiments, and I'm underwhelmed by Calhoun at first blush, but hard to judge him by that year in Houston. That was practically an expansion team.

WolfpackGuy
12-06-2010, 08:30 PM
If they hire Calhoun this quickly, Pat has flat out lost it.

His 1 year in Houston they were 28th in yardage and scoring.

They also had David Carr and went from 2-14 to 6-10 in one season.

ColoradoDarin
12-06-2010, 08:30 PM
The thing I like about Calhoun is his ability to adapt and adjust to the talent he has on his team. He can coach a pro style offense, a flexbone offense, or whatever he needs to do to win.

Not a my way or the highway, my system or no system kind of punk kid.

We really won't have go through the growing pains waiting for him to get the personnel to properly install his offense. Now we obviously will have to get more talent on this team, and I hope we get a good personnel guy to help him out. I don't think he can succeed without that. But I will be the new popps of the board if Calhoun is our next coach.

Only thing I would have against him being coach of the Broncos is that he would no longer be coaching Air Force.

Well, this is the only thing I've read tonight that I like about Calhoun.

Lev Vyvanse
12-06-2010, 08:31 PM
He had the head job at the University of Tennessee locked up until he turned them down.

Well, now I feel better. He was almost the coach of a BCS school.

Garcia Bronco
12-06-2010, 08:31 PM
Marcus Vick is being interviewed as well

Lev Vyvanse
12-06-2010, 08:33 PM
They also had David Carr and went from 2-14 to 6-10 in one season.

With no help from the offence.

Lev Vyvanse
12-06-2010, 08:35 PM
I'm trying to think, has been a coach recently(or not so recently) that has made the jump from a second tier college program to the NFL.

Hercules Rockefeller
12-06-2010, 08:35 PM
They also had David Carr and went from 2-14 to 6-10 in one season.

Houston went from 16.3 ppg in '05 to 16.7 ppg in '06.

Color me underwhelmed.

Popps
12-06-2010, 08:36 PM
I thought we needed a defensive coach?

extralife
12-06-2010, 08:36 PM
Hopefully he'll be as successful as Nick Saban and Bobby Petrino

yerner
12-06-2010, 08:37 PM
I don't care who the coach is as long as they get a front office guy that knows how to draft.

TonyR
12-06-2010, 08:37 PM
Well, now I feel better. He was almost the coach of a BCS school.

I hear ya, but he did turn down the job. Here's his statement at the time:

“We are more than grateful and proud to be closely involved with the character building of our cadets and the mission of the United States Air Force Academy. We are diligently recruiting and working with our team to prepare for the upcoming season. We look forward to coaching and being a part of the Air Force Academy team both on and off the field in 2010.”

WolfpackGuy
12-06-2010, 08:37 PM
Houston went from 16.3 ppg in '05 to 16.7 ppg in '06.

Color me underwhelmed.

Okay.

TD30
12-06-2010, 08:38 PM
stay the **** away from Calhoun damnit.

get a GM and get an NFL coach.

I live in the springs now and have been to plenty of airforce games and this makes Makes me want to vomit. Coaching the airforce is different than any other job. He deserves props for what he's done there but he won't be bringing any championships our way. I'm scared this is happening it was reported before mcdaniels was fired that the reason Calhoun didn't get the cu job is he would be the next broncos hc. Can you say stop gap..

TonyR
12-06-2010, 08:38 PM
Hopefully he'll be as successful as Nick Saban and Bobby Petrino

LOL Ouch. And don't forget about Steve Spurrier.

Los Broncos
12-06-2010, 08:39 PM
http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/gawker/2009/03/omg-do-not-want.jpg

Hilarious!

TonyR
12-06-2010, 08:39 PM
I don't care who the coach is as long as they get a front office guy that knows how to draft.

If they're going cheap on coach they'll go even cheaper on GM. As in they probably won't get a real one.

Lev Vyvanse
12-06-2010, 08:43 PM
Hopefully he'll be as successful as Nick Saban and Bobby Petrino

Those were good coaches from big time conferences. This ****ing guy can't win the MWC. He did finish second once.

go_broncos
12-06-2010, 08:44 PM
Bowlen..Don't screw us again..Hire a GM First.

Garcia Bronco
12-06-2010, 08:45 PM
There is no way this guy is even a candidate.

titan
12-06-2010, 08:46 PM
If they're going cheap on coach they'll go even cheaper on GM. As in they probably won't get a real one.

Maybe they can get a Ferguson type to help with the draft (an up and coming scout). Or bring back the Goodmans. Just get SOMEBODY other than Xanders!

Dudeskey
12-06-2010, 08:46 PM
There is no way this guy is even a candidate.

This^^^
Calhoun ain't leaving the Academy
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a319/fladj11/Signs%20Pics%20and%20Sayings/smellslikebsxv9.jpg

Boss Man
12-06-2010, 08:46 PM
will kill myself if this happens

TailgateNut
12-06-2010, 08:46 PM
Bowlen..Don't screw us again..Hire a GM First.

You're getting what you wanted.

Karma MFers!

You wanted him gone,he's gone, and now Al Bowlen/ Pat Davis will butt**** this franchise into the Comedy Zone.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
12-06-2010, 08:47 PM
Not a good sign that I just broke into spontaneous, maniacal laughter as I was reading through.

HooptyHoops
12-06-2010, 08:47 PM
I'm not liking this...I was iffy on getting rid of Josh and now moving on to Calhoun...yuck. I agree with the GM 1st crowd...this sucks!!

TonyR
12-06-2010, 08:50 PM
Just get SOMEBODY other than Xanders!

I really hope so. I'd prefer they get someone in place well before they hire a coach. But I bet they do it just like last time.

Ray Finkle
12-06-2010, 08:52 PM
Calhoun will make people desire McDaniel's again.

orinjkrush
12-06-2010, 08:53 PM
i love Calhoun. he has been great for air force.

he is a huge reach for the NFL Denver Broncos.

theAPAOps5
12-06-2010, 08:53 PM
This^^^
Calhoun ain't leaving the Academy
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a319/fladj11/Signs%20Pics%20and%20Sayings/smellslikebsxv9.jpg

Bet you he does and for the Broncos.

ro_50
12-06-2010, 08:54 PM
Why would a team start negotiations with a coach without going through all of their candidates?

This is a reach considering he's from college.

Bronco Yoda
12-06-2010, 08:55 PM
Bowlen..Don't screw us again..Hire a GM First.

^this

SonOfLe-loLang
12-06-2010, 08:56 PM
Count me as a Calhoun fan BUT with a solid and I mean SOLID GM.

And solid solid coordinators

gyldenlove
12-06-2010, 08:57 PM
If you thought Mcdaniels was unprepared for being a head coach in the NFL, wait till you see Calhoun, who in his 1 year of senior NFL experience took the Houston Texans offense to 5th worst in the league.

SonOfLe-loLang
12-06-2010, 08:58 PM
Why would a team start negotiations with a coach without going through all of their candidates?

This is a reach considering he's from college.

He's a pro guy that went to college. Its not the most inspiring coach in the world, but he's air force. It'll be straight laced, professional, and I assume thats what Bowlen would like. You pair him with experienced coordinators its not the worst idea in the world.

Lev Vyvanse
12-06-2010, 08:58 PM
Bet you he does and for the Broncos.

http://trollcats.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/shut_your_whore_mouth_trollcat.jpg

Rohirrim
12-06-2010, 08:59 PM
Now that I think about it, Calhoun is a step down from McDaniels. Ha!

TGN is right. This is an Al Davis move.

phibacka31
12-06-2010, 08:59 PM
Yay Calhoun time...

This is why I didn't want a change. Another few years of nonsense...

Garcia Bronco
12-06-2010, 08:59 PM
Oy veh.

Some of you will believe anything.

Lev Vyvanse
12-06-2010, 09:00 PM
He's a pro guy that went to college. Its not the most inspiring coach in the world, but he's air force. It'll be straight laced, professional, and I assume thats what Bowlen would like. You pair him with experienced coordinators its not the worst idea in the world.

Not THE worst, but it ranks up there.

ro_50
12-06-2010, 09:00 PM
He's a pro guy that went to college. Its not the most inspiring coach in the world, but he's air force. It'll be straight laced, professional, and I assume thats what Bowlen would like. You pair him with experienced coordinators its not the worst idea in the world.

You do bring up a good point.

I don't think I was saying it right, my bad. But why start negotiations now.

Why not wait to go through your full list of candidates unless Bowlen thinks he's the man for the job.

I know he was on this staff in the past and I wouldn't mind giving him a chance.

But I would prefer a GM and then coach hired.

But I always take a wait and see approach.

I'm glad McDaniels is out.

serious hops
12-06-2010, 09:02 PM
Ultimate nightmare scenario. Please, someone tell me this is a joke!

KipCorrington25
12-06-2010, 09:02 PM
A.) THis wouldn't be a blind hire like with McCheat, Bowlen has worked with this guy before.

B.) He comes from a military background and is the anti McCheat, honest, humble, hard work and not just flash and bull****.

theAPAOps5
12-06-2010, 09:03 PM
http://trollcats.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/shut_your_whore_mouth_trollcat.jpg

Okay, do you know any men who are talking....... HEY OH

Ray Finkle
12-06-2010, 09:04 PM
He's hired without a real GM, I may quit watching football....that's it.

Bronco Yoda
12-06-2010, 09:05 PM
Can he work with what we got? That's what I want to know. No more cleaning out the cupboards. They're looking pretty bare as it is.

Popps
12-06-2010, 09:05 PM
will kill myself if this happens

Well, there's commitment for you.

Anyone want to top that?

lookin' glass
12-06-2010, 09:07 PM
For the 'GM first' people, who would be your candidates? I was hoping for Pioli to be hired then a coach - Spagnuolo from the list the Broncos had. Just curious who some of the good GM possbilities are.

Ratboy
12-06-2010, 09:07 PM
It's a smoke screen.

Tim
12-06-2010, 09:08 PM
I just heard les say bill romanowski is on a plane to dove valley for an interview

tsiguy96
12-06-2010, 09:08 PM
wont happen.

cabronco
12-06-2010, 09:09 PM
Oy veh.

Some of you will believe anything.


Thats what I was thinking......I call BS !

I believe Mr. Bowlen will take his time on his decision making on hiring a new coach/ and or GM.

Plus we dont need another McHire to McFire in 1.75 seasons.

Do the right thing Patrick, hire a solid GM first !

Dedhed
12-06-2010, 09:10 PM
We can't negotiate with him until we interview a minority candidate.

Yeah, people are retarded, and just slinging crap.

Lev Vyvanse
12-06-2010, 09:11 PM
I just heard les say bill romanowski is on a plane to dove valley for an interview

Now this I can get behind. Can you imagine the Lulz.

TD30
12-06-2010, 09:12 PM
The saying "careful what you wish for" comes to mind. Watching the pats makes me wish this would of worked out

TheElusiveKyleOrton
12-06-2010, 09:14 PM
Can anyone corroborate the report? Did Shapiro actually say this?

We've got five pages and not one link, is why I'm askin'.

titan
12-06-2010, 09:15 PM
Latest from Frank Schwab of the Colorado Springs Gazette:

GazetteAirForce 9:08pm via Web
After speaking to a few sources after the rumor Calhoun and the Broncos were negotiating, I do not believe Calhoun has not spoken w/ Broncos

titan
12-06-2010, 09:16 PM
Can anyone corroborate the report? Did Shapiro actually say this?

We've got five pages and not one link, is why I'm askin'.

It was a report on the radio station 87.7 the Ticket in Denver.

Try this:

http://www.877theticket.com/#vmix_media_id=19206794

HILife
12-06-2010, 09:16 PM
Well, there's commitment for you.

Anyone want to top that?

will kill Boss Man if this happens.

Requiem
12-06-2010, 09:17 PM
This would be an epic fail.

Lev Vyvanse
12-06-2010, 09:17 PM
Latest from Frank Schwab of the Colorado Springs Gazette:

GazetteAirForce 9:08pm via Web
After speaking to a few sources after the rumor Calhoun and the Broncos were negotiating, I do not believe Calhoun has not spoken w/ Broncos

Well I'm glad he cleared that up. He seems like a wonderful journalist.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
12-06-2010, 09:18 PM
Latest from Frank Schwab of the Colorado Springs Gazette:

GazetteAirForce 9:08pm via Web
After speaking to a few sources after the rumor Calhoun and the Broncos were negotiating, I do not believe Calhoun has not spoken w/ Broncos

That's a double negative.

"I do not believe Calhoun has not spoken w/ Broncos"?

bronco militia
12-06-2010, 09:19 PM
what

extralife
12-06-2010, 09:19 PM
For the 'GM first' people, who would be your candidates? I was hoping for Pioli to be hired then a coach - Spagnuolo from the list the Broncos had. Just curious who some of the good GM possbilities are.

bring on the martyball!

really though what the hell do I know about GMs? just find one

TheElusiveKyleOrton
12-06-2010, 09:19 PM
what

who?

Lev Vyvanse
12-06-2010, 09:20 PM
what

Exactly.

misturanderson
12-06-2010, 09:21 PM
Latest from Frank Schwab of the Colorado Springs Gazette:

GazetteAirForce 9:08pm via Web
After speaking to a few sources after the rumor Calhoun and the Broncos were negotiating, I do not believe Calhoun has not spoken w/ Broncos

Intentional double-negative or typo?

Tim
12-06-2010, 09:22 PM
Heres another link http://twitter.com/AdamSchefter

strafen
12-06-2010, 09:23 PM
Too much smoke for their not to be a fire brewin here. Was Calhoun on staff when Elway was here?No. He was here later on.

This is the thing I saw the minute I've heard the name of Calhoun come up.

I too was WFT?!
Sometimes a little research of your own can pay didvidens when trying to analyze a situation.
There's a lot of nothing being said on this thread about Calhoun that can be taken any seriously.

Calhoun seems to have good credentials and in my opinion a viable candidate to beour next headcoach. Yeah, he's not a sexy pick, but I feel good about him if he gets to be named our next HC.

Good headcoach to have on our team, I think.

CALHOUN'S COACHING LEDGER
2006: Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks, Houston Texans
2005: Assistant to Head Coach, Denver Broncos
2004: Offensive Assistant/ Special Teams, Denver Broncos
2003: Defensive Assistant, Denver Broncos
2001-02: Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks, Wake Forest
1997-2000: Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks, Ohio University
1995-96: Quarterbacks, Ohio University
1993-94: Recruiting Coordinator/ JV Offensive Coordinator, Air Force
1989-90: Graduate Assistant, Air Force


Good read on the link below if you want to know more of his accomplishments

http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/calhoun_troy00.html

TheElusiveKyleOrton
12-06-2010, 09:24 PM
Exactly.

Her?

TheElusiveKyleOrton
12-06-2010, 09:25 PM
No. He was here later on.

This is the thing I saw the minute I've heard the name of Calhoun come up.

I too was WFT?!
Sometimes a little research of your own can pay didvidens when trying to analyze a situation.
There's a lot of nothing being said on this thread about Calhoun that can be taken any seriously.

Calhoun seems to have good credentials and in my opinion a viable candidate to beour next headcoach. Yeah, he's not a sexy pick, but I feel good about him if he gets to be named our next HC.

Good headcoach to have on our team, I think.

CALHOUN'S COACHING LEDGER
2006: Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks, Houston Texans
2005: Assistant to Head Coach, Denver Broncos
2004: Offensive Assistant/ Special Teams, Denver Broncos
2003: Defensive Assistant, Denver Broncos
2001-02: Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks, Wake Forest
1997-2000: Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks, Ohio University
1995-96: Quarterbacks, Ohio University
1993-94: Recruiting Coordinator/ JV Offensive Coordinator, Air Force
1989-90: Graduate Assistant, Air Force


Good read on the link below if you want to know more of his accomplishments

http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/calhoun_troy00.html

Her?

montrose
12-06-2010, 09:34 PM
Hey, anybody's better than Josh right! j/k

I guess it makes sense because Calhoun fills a lot of the gaps the fanbase (who pressed this firing more than spygate, IMO) hated about Josh. He's not young, and he doesn't look young. Check. His NFL roots are with the Broncos and Texans but he's not Shanny Jr. in Kubiak. He would likely return to the ZBS and maybe even bring in some assistant coaches familiar to Broncos fans - return to "Broncos Football". Check. He's well respected locally and certainly wouldn't come off as arrogant the way many percieved McD to. Check. And most importantly - he'd be cheap. Check.

Why it doesn't make sense - he'd come into the job with less NFL experience than McD had when he was hired. No check. Not the big name like Cowher or Gruden that so many fans yearn for. No check. Wasn't successful in his time as an NFL OC. No Check.

Time will tell, and the Broncos do need to interview a minority candidate because of the Rooney Rule - which they could do with Studesville. I wonder if whoever comes in will instantly get the love of the fanbase since the evil Josh is gone.

titan
12-06-2010, 09:35 PM
GazetteAirForce9:13pm via web
Let me be clear: Troy Calhoun, from everything I know, has NOT spoken with the Broncos today.

GazetteAirForce9:12pm via web
Ahhh, sorry, it's been a long day. He has NOT talked to them RT @cameroneditor double negative there...you believe he has talked to them?

phibacka31
12-06-2010, 09:36 PM
Montrose they probably will no matter who it is just because McD is gone. I feel like that is hilarious. I will support the next coach, but I am not excited about it

TheElusiveKyleOrton
12-06-2010, 09:37 PM
GazetteAirForce9:13pm via web
Let me be clear: Troy Calhoun, from everything I know, has NOT spoken with the Broncos today.

GazetteAirForce9:12pm via web
Ahhh, sorry, it's been a long day. He has NOT talked to them RT @cameroneditor double negative there...you believe he has talked to them?

So, if we're clear, if they haven't spoken, they are not in negotiations, correct?

Schwab, you are one of a kind.

Requiem
12-06-2010, 09:39 PM
We better interview Frazier for our minority fill-in.

Kid A
12-06-2010, 09:59 PM
We better interview Frazier for our minority fill-in.

Way things are going in Minny, I'd put the odds on them keeping him as HC full time.

Steve Sewell
12-06-2010, 10:04 PM
They did one better.

They "hired" one in Studesville.

LOL

Bowlens first question for Ellis:

"Hey do we have a black dude on the staff?"

Ellis:

"Yeah Eric Studesville"

Bowlen:

"You sure he's black?"

Ellis:

"Yeah, bro."

Bowlen:

"Hire him and call Calhoun, we're gonna railroad this puppy!"

DarkHorse
12-06-2010, 10:06 PM
Who is this Calhoun guy? I don't watch the junior football league so I have no idea - I honestly thought you guys were talking about that Calhoun that coached the Raiders.

Wasn't that his name?

serious hops
12-06-2010, 10:33 PM
Who is this Calhoun guy? I don't watch the junior football league so I have no idea - I honestly thought you guys were talking about that Calhoun that coached the Raiders.

Wasn't that his name?

Bill Callahan.

orinjkrush
12-07-2010, 07:21 AM
well to follow the Calhoun logic, let's go get Ted Sundquist too. Maybe Adm Mullen?

;)

BroncoInferno
12-07-2010, 07:43 AM
I wouldn't mind Calhoun provided they paired him with a strong GM/player personnel guy. No more giving the head coach full power.

BroncoInferno
12-07-2010, 07:46 AM
No. He was here later on.

This is the thing I saw the minute I've heard the name of Calhoun come up.

I too was WFT?!
Sometimes a little research of your own can pay didvidens when trying to analyze a situation.
There's a lot of nothing being said on this thread about Calhoun that can be taken any seriously.

Calhoun seems to have good credentials and in my opinion a viable candidate to beour next headcoach. Yeah, he's not a sexy pick, but I feel good about him if he gets to be named our next HC.

Good headcoach to have on our team, I think.

CALHOUN'S COACHING LEDGER
2006: Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks, Houston Texans
2005: Assistant to Head Coach, Denver Broncos
2004: Offensive Assistant/ Special Teams, Denver Broncos
2003: Defensive Assistant, Denver Broncos
2001-02: Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks, Wake Forest
1997-2000: Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks, Ohio University
1995-96: Quarterbacks, Ohio University
1993-94: Recruiting Coordinator/ JV Offensive Coordinator, Air Force
1989-90: Graduate Assistant, Air Force


Good read on the link below if you want to know more of his accomplishments

http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/calhoun_troy00.html

Seriously? He has less NFL experience than McD did when we hired him.

HEAV
12-07-2010, 07:48 AM
We can't negotiate with him until we interview a minority candidate.

Bingo! Rooney rule!

footstepsfrom#27
12-07-2010, 08:30 AM
I would be leery of this on so many levels.

bronco_diesel
12-07-2010, 10:25 AM
87.7 just reported that Calhoun basically pulled his name off the table, that he will coach though 2011 at AF.

Ray Finkle
12-07-2010, 10:26 AM
87.7 just reported that Calhoun basically pulled his name off the table, that he will coach though 2011 at AF.

woo hoo

what other things are they saying?

ColoradoDarin
12-07-2010, 10:26 AM
87.7 just reported that Calhoun basically pulled his name off the table, that he will coach though 2011 at AF.

Yay!

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q227/dhaus5650/diver-whale-high-five.jpg

Bring on Marty Mornhinweg!

go_broncos
12-07-2010, 10:26 AM
87.7 just reported that Calhoun basically pulled his name off the table, that he will coach though 2011 at AF.

Good...

bronco militia
12-07-2010, 10:27 AM
these must be the same sources for the CU coach search

Rohirrim
12-07-2010, 10:28 AM
87.7 just reported that Calhoun basically pulled his name off the table, that he will coach though 2011 at AF.

THat's a relief.

oubronco
12-07-2010, 10:31 AM
Next

Lev Vyvanse
12-07-2010, 10:39 AM
87.7 just reported that Calhoun basically pulled his name off the table, that he will coach though 2011 at AF.

Urge to kill... fading... fading... gone.

Dendave
12-07-2010, 10:44 AM
Yay!

Bring on Marty Mornhinweg!

It must be de ja vue for me, I swear this whole McdDniels thing reminded me of something.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Mornhinweg fired after all

Millen had said Detroit coach would return

By MIKE O'HARA
The Detroit News

DETROIT -- Marty Mornhinweg is out as head coach of the Detroit Lions because President Matt Millen is convinced he can hire somebody better -- no matter who it is.

Whoever steps in to lead the Lions will have an attractive job. After all, there is no place to go but up after the team's 5-27 won-lost record the past two years.
Millen fired Mornhinweg Monday, less than four weeks after announcing that he would return as coach for a third season.Speculation, both locally and nationally, centered immediately on former San Francisco 49ers Coach Steve Mariucci as the top choice to replace Mornhinweg, but there are other candidates.

They include former Minnesota Vikings Coach Dennis Green; Nick Saban of Louisiana State; Monte Kiffin, defensive coordinator of the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers; and Tom Coughlin, recently fired after eight seasons as coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Coaching the Lions is considered a choice position in NFL circles because of owner William Clay Ford's support and hands-off approach.

"The Detroit job is a plum job because of the owner," said John Clayton, who covers the NFL for ESPN. "This is one great owner."

Other assets would entice a coach. Ford Field is one of the best stadiums in the NFL. The Lions' year-old practice facility in Allen Park is state of the art.

Joey Harrington, the Lions' first-round draft pick in 2002, is a talented quarterback who could lead the franchise for a decade. The Lions also have the second overall pick in this year's draft. If they don't draft a player such as Michigan State receiver Charles Rogers, they can trade down for additional picks to upgrade the roster.

All signs point to Mariucci as the next Lions coach, Clayton reported Monday.

"It's an open job search: The target is to get Steve Mariucci," Clayton said.

Mariucci, 47, is a native of Iron Mountain in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and a graduate of Northern Michigan University. Mariucci was fired Jan. 15 after six seasons as coach of the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers made the playoffs four times. Mariucci had a 60-43 won-loss record, including playoffs.

NFL policy requires that teams follow certain guidelines for hiring head coaches. Specifically, they are aimed at giving minorities greater opportunity to become head coaches.

Three of the NFL's 32 head coaches are African American -- Tony Dungy of Indianapolis, Herman Edwards of the New York Jets and Marvin Lewis of Cincinnati. Lewis was hired earlier this month.

"We'll go through the process the league has in place," Millen said. "We're comfortable with it."

Millen changes mind

The stunning decision to fire Mornhinweg, announced by Millen at a news conference Monday, showed that Millen had no faith in Mornhinweg. On Dec. 31, Millen said that Mornhinweg would be back for a third season. Millen said Ford left the decision up to him.

Millen did not specify what made him change his mind, but said firing Mornhinweg had the blessing of the owner and his son, Bill Ford Jr.

"Whatever it takes to get us to win, you do," Millen said. "If it takes changing the head coach, that's what you do. You don't sit idly by and worry about how it's going to look. I don't care. I want to win, and I want to win now.

"It's not going to be easy to do, for a variety of reasons. In fairness to Coach Mornhinweg, I think you make this break and you move forward in this process. Speaking to a lot of different people outside the organization and inside the organization, you come to the conclusion that we further the process and move forward."

In other words, Millen reached the conclusion that Mornhinweg was blocking the Lions from winning. The team was 2-14 in 2001 and 3-13 in 2002. The Lions ended the 2002 season with an eight-game losing streak.
Mornhinweg had one season left on his contract. He was not available for comment.

Obviously, the Fords did not balk at firing Mornhinweg.

"Since I got here, they've been kept up to speed on all that," Millen said. "They're fine with everything."

Only one thing has happened since the Dec. 31 announcement to retain Mornhinweg. Mariucci was fired, making him available to the Lions.

Millen did not set a timetable for hiring a replacement. He acknowledged his friendship with Mariucci, dating to Millen's days as a network television analyst for NFL games, and the fact that many consider Mariucci to be a leading candidate for the job.

Mariucci was fired Jan. 15, three days after a 31-6 loss to Tampa Bay eliminated the 49ers from the playoffs.

"I spoke to him right after he was released, just as a friend," Millen said. "I would like to speak to him again.

"I think there are a lot of qualified candidates."

Mariucci lives in the San Francisco area with his wife, Gayle, and four children. Gayle Mariucci answered the phone Monday and said Steve was not available for a newspaper interview.

The Lions almost hired Millen as president after the 1998 season, but the deal fell through. Mariucci was Millen's first choice at the time. Mariucci's contract situation in San Francisco was more binding when Millen became president in 2001.

food for thought

ColoradoDarin
12-07-2010, 10:49 AM
It must be de ja vue for me, I swear this whole McdDniels thing reminded me of something.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Mornhinweg fired after all

Millen had said Detroit coach would return

By MIKE O'HARA
The Detroit News

DETROIT -- Marty Mornhinweg is out as head coach of the Detroit Lions because President Matt Millen is convinced he can hire somebody better -- no matter who it is.

(snipped to shorten it so people don't have to scroll that much)

The Lions almost hired Millen as president after the 1998 season, but the deal fell through. Mariucci was Millen's first choice at the time. Mariucci's contract situation in San Francisco was more binding when Millen became president in 2001.

food for thought

Well, I think the problem there was a certain HoF offensive lineman who is now broadcasting games for the NFLN.... :)

But at least now Mornhinweg's had his failure, hopefully learned from it, and has spent the last 6-7 years learning from Andy Reid in Philly. Let's hope we don't go the Mooch then Marinelli route!

MileHighMagic
12-07-2010, 10:54 AM
I have Calhoun's phone number and email. I work on an AF base and he is in the global address book. I will give him a ring. =)

TheElusiveKyleOrton
12-07-2010, 10:54 AM
Well, I think the problem there was a certain HoF offensive lineman who is now broadcasting games for the NFLN.... :)

But at least now Mornhinweg's had his failure, hopefully learned from it, and has spent the last 6-7 years learning from Andy Reid in Philly. Let's hope we don't go the Mooch then Marinelli route!

Wasn't Millen a linebacker?

Lev Vyvanse
12-07-2010, 10:55 AM
I have Calhoun's phone number and email. I work on an AF base and he is in the global address book. I will give him a ring. =)

Tell him to stay the **** away for me, please.