In Part 6 of the Series, we go after the possibility that Barry Alvarez is willing to cause the internet to explode and Badger fans to be very angry.
Seriously? You're going to make me do this. This isn't going to be fun. You saw the gif when I introduced the premise. Steve Carell yelled no. So many times. And yet this is a thing.
Brad Childress could be our coach.
I know you don't want this. My opinion will show you I agree. But since there's something real here? Let's go.
Overview: For someone who has been as unpopular as Chilly has been. He is still a coach with two bits of NFL Success. He was Donovan McNabb's initial quarterback coach, and finished with a 42-39 record as an NFL Head Coach. He was Barry Alvarez's offensive coordinator for five seasons, and does have that all important seeming Wisconsin tie.
Why It Works: If you seek out my Darrell Bevell breakdown? You will find that I have a theory that a pro coach dropping back down to the college game is a track to success, unless you are a complete boob, or have a fundamental misunderstanding of the pace of the college game. You will find college success.
Also, he knows how to get something serviceable out of a quarterback who lacks a certain talent. He got Mike Samuel to competency. And we can't forget that. Not to mention the two cases of NFL success in the overview.
Why It Doesn't: We may have had our moments of being mean to Matt Canada on the site. But at least Canada has shown style and creativity. Stylistically, you can look to the Ravens-Browns game on Thursday Night. They kept in it, and as the game went down to the wire, They were 25 yards away needing a touchdown to win. Obviously, three passes needed to be called.
And Childress did. Three in a row. To the exact. Same. Spot. Ravens escaped and won one of the rare good Thursday night games.
If the coach can't get along with the star egos of an NFL team, he really can't be a players coach. Now granted, Brett Favre, Randy Moss, and TO aren't exactly men of high moral fiber. But if Childress didn't have oodles and oodles of stars, he was not a great head coach.
I do think his lack of charisma is overrated vis a vis recruiting. Mike Sherman is not exactly a man who can turn the world on with a smile, and a part of the reason Johnny Manziel's got that Heisman Trophy coming on Saturday is because Mike Sherman left Texas A&M's cupboard pretty full.
My Opinion: THIS BETTER BE A TRIAL BALLOON LIKE LAST SATURDAY WHEN BELOVED INTERNET MEME RON PRINCE WAS FLOATED AS A TRIAL BALLOON.
RT @petegaines CONFIRMED: NC State AD Debbie Yow hasasked Jacksonville Jaguars for permission to speak w/ offensive assistant Ron Prince.— Justin Nutter (@JNutter) December 1, 2012
BECAUSE IF IT ISN'T A TRIAL BALLOON? I AM GOING TO GET DOWNRIGHT ANTAGONISTIC TOWARD THIS PROGRAM. I WOULD RATHER HAVE THE INTERNET EXPLODE WITH JOKES IF WE HIRED RON P.
Percentage Chance: Alvarez likes him. I've got to say 10%.