Originally Posted by EvilPopTart
Everyone in the SEC is hoping for Gruden to come to Tennessee. He will finish the job Kiffin and Dooley have done driving the program into the ground.
I don't think that most people get that coaching in the NFL and coaching in college is two completely different skill sets. Most people think football is football so if you're great at one level, you'll be great at the other too. But it doesn't work that way.
NFL coaches don't recruit. NFL coaches and teams spend 40 to 60 hours a week working on their game plan for the next team. They don't spend much time on basic fundamentals because they expect their adult professional players to develop that on their own.
In college, you have to be able to recruit. And then you have to be able to teach these kids fundamentals and work on them every week. AND you have to install a game plan for your opponent. And instead of having 40 to 60 hours a week to do all that, by rule you have 20 hours. And 3 of those are used up during the game. So you have 17 hours a week to prepare your team of 18-22 year old kids to play on Saturday.
This is why many of the greatest college coaches don't do well in the NFL and many NFL coaches don't do well in college. The skills that make them good at one level don't always translate to the other.