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will Collins ever stand up and voice his extreme displeasure when the team does not meet his expectations? most great coaches get angry at poor performance and take extreme measures to remedy the situation.., he appears to be the epitome of a ‘players coach’…, can that coaching style win championships at a place like Temple Tuff..,
guess we’ll just have to wait and see
Great point. I spent Friday night with a lot of the Bruce Arians guys and they all had legendary stories about how tough he was on them–one of them a Sunday morning full-contact 5 a.m. practice after one loss that pissed him off–but they all loved him. That led to two 6-win seasons against a Top 10 schedule with no facilities. I wonder what kind of stories these kids will be telling people about Collins when they are 50? I hope it’s not “we never won championships but boy that guy loved us.” Winning on Saturdays will determine his legacy.
From my experience of being with the team for extended periods throughout the year, I think Coach Collins knows how and when to be firm and how to rectify issues when necessary. I think he is conscious of identifying challenges with the team but not publicly painting the overall program or his team in a negative light.
Mike, from your mouth the the football gods ears re the championship game. Success again depends on the coaches and whether Patenaude is kept in check with his love of the spread. Would like to see in the first two games a mixture of TU Tuff offense and a package with Centeio. It would really be tough to defend. Need different defensive personnel to defend them. Would like to see Centeio on the field with Nutile, which would put pressure on the D because Centieo ability to throw passes puts pressure on the D. Quick out lateral to him and a pass down the other sideline to a sprinting receiver breaking free. That’s a Philly cheese-steak “wit” play.
Interesting that the Philly special was the first play of the Cherry and White game with a nice backdrop of the Philadelphia Skyline to frame the play.
Good chance that Temple will finish at least 2nd in the AAC East. UCF still looks good, and they still have their starting QB from last year.
As far as Collins , I’m OK with him being a player’s coach . As long as he finds the right balance between coaching and cuddling the players. Just as long as he doesn’t turn out like that lunatic Jim Harbaugh in Michigan !
Just got back from Tallahassee where I went to the FSU Garnet & Gold spring game with my son-in-law. Their new coach, Willie Taggert, already has a love affair with the fans and students – 55K, 2/3 filled stadium! They had FUN at the game. Roaring music, players playing hard but also dancing out on the field – literally. It was a circus but everyone knows they’re heading for the top rung of college football again. Don’t expect Temple to get to those heights but Collins will hopefully be able to bring fun and winning to Owls football. Seems like he has the fun part down. Go Owls.
Personally I was a little shocked that Russo didn’t follow Marchi out the door, given Nutile’s success and knowing Beatty’s on his way in. And with pass completion stats of 2 for 11 in Cherry & White game, seems like his chances of action are all but gone. Add to that the lack of love shown toward him last year by Patenfraude. Not sure I’m buying that he’s the true back-up. What are your thoughts Mike? Should he have moved on with another team while he still had ‘young & fresh’ on his resume?
playing the cards you are dealt is not a Patenaude strength.., coupled with a distaste/ignorance for the Temple brand puts a harness on the offense.., Temple has 4 QBs capable of winning at the Div 1 level and Patenaude brings a Div 2 mentality…,
what could he do? Name Nutile the number 1 QB, bring in Russo in games that are clearly won, make a Centeio package for every game (force the opposing D to prepare for everything), and red-shirt Beatty.., and most important, commit to running the football North and South between the tackles.., make them put 8 guys in the box..,
KJ, agree about downhill runs since you have great downhill running backs which will then set up homerun type of play action explosions. I hope he has some new stuff and tendency breakers heading into the fall. I know the spring game is not where you want to show any new stuff for opponents to start working on during the summer.
However, with that being said, he does need to have some additional wrinkles installed so defenses are not locked in on strong tendencies from last year. If he just sticks to spread shame on him. He can keep all spread principals in play but line up in 3 WR/1 TE/ 1 RB or 2 WR/ 2 TE/ 1RB which forces a heavier box count and 1 on 1 deep ball threats.
If he mixes those formations and puts the QB under center he can create great play action mismatches. It is hard to get great play action explosions when the fake occurs off of just a stab at a no real mesh point which means no LB reaction coming down hill. it is hard to imagine with Nutile entrenched as the guy and Russo as his backup that downhill play action would not become a bigger part of the offense.