09. January 2011 · Comments Off on Death March Crisler Region – Round 2 (Vote Now) · Categories: Archive 2010 · Tags:

Coaching search?  That means the return of Death March Madness, which won’t help matters (it might actually hurt) but it’ll keep you busy while you watch your Twitter feed like a freak.  

The first round is over, here’s a look at the 2011 bracket and the results.

Crisler Region Round 2: 

1.  Brady Hoke  (San Diego St.) – Hotly discussed candidate that was rumored to have interviewed for the job back in 2007.  He coached under Lloyd Carr and has tremendous support from former players and coaches.  He has had some success in turning programs around at Ball State and now San Diego State.  Players seem to really like him and he seems to recruit very well.  The big knock on Hoke is that is not a big name coach and does not coach in a major BCS conference.  Solid work on his Letterman Top 10.

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6.  Tim Beckman (Toledo) — Could be a potential hot-named coach in the next few years.  Ohio roots along with roots in the south — he has connections with many successful college coaches including Jim Tressel and Urban Meyer.

Crisler Region Round 2:

  • 1. Brady Hoke (San Diego St.) (83%, 145 Votes)
  • 6. Tim Beckman (Toledo) (20%, 34 Votes)

Total Voters: 174

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Crisler Region Round 2: 

2.  Chris Petersen  (Boise St.) — Proven winner and has won some big games — runs the spread and is able to put up points.  He however, inherited a program from Dan Hawkins who flopped at Colorado.

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3.  Jon Gruden (Former NFL Coach) — Another coaching candidate that seems to come up every major coaching search.  Gruden hasn’t coached since 2008 but has expressed interest in coaching at the collegiate level and interviewed for the Miami (FL) opening and declined the offer.  He has Ohio roots and could be a potentially outstanding recruiter.

Crisler Region Round 2:

  • 3. Jon Gruden (Former NFL Coach) (68%, 118 Votes)
  • 2. Chris Petersen (Boise St.) (32%, 56 Votes)

Total Voters: 173

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More on Death March Madness II here.

Thanks again to Christian Sack, (icefins26 on mgoblog, or guy who rocks the Zack Morris/AC Slater avatar) who drew up the seedings and prepared a quick summary of each candidate.

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