Originally Posted by Kid A
Do I have reservations about Bo? Yeah. But if TO felt he was capable of leading this program, then I am willing to trust his judgment more than almost anyone else in college football. There is a lot to be excited about Bo. He is a close friend of stoops, has worked at the NFL level as well as at four of the biggest programs in the nation (Iowa, Nebraska, OU, LSU) and played at Ohio St. He certainly has college football in his blood, which we couldn't say for our last coach. Everyone who has played for him can't seem to say enough praise. Just seeing the reaction (or lack there of) by the players to Callahan's firing has shown that he failed to really win the loyalty and love of his players. I don't see Bo having that problem.
The outcry will be that we could have had an experience head coach. It will be very interesting to see what TO and Pelini say at the press conference about this. I do look forward to seeing someone a little fiery on the sideline. While the stoic leader is great (Shanahan, Osborne), there is something fun about the guy who is willing to go off on a ref. Just so long as he doesn't do any throat slashing...
I think you guys will be ok. Not sure how the defense will come along but with that new Qb in place your offense seems to be going in a positive direction. And as you said, if Pelini gets the respect and loyalty of the players than it should turn out well.