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What Do We Want In A Coach?

Bumped from the diaries. GO BRUINS. -N

I was going to update my list of candidates when BruinBlue's great post and the lively discussion that followed sparked an idea. Before I update the list I want to know what YOU want in the next UCLA head football coach.

Chris Peterson (who has my vote), Rick Neuheisel, Steve Mariucci, Terry Bowden, Norm Chow, Mike Singletary, Russ Grim, Paul Johnson and Dennis Green are all names that have come up on the board recently. You can add additional names if you'd like and they will be thrown into consideration (I'm not putting Pelini, Leavitt, Davis or any other coach who we have a verrrrrrry small chance at getting on the list).

I'm going to list 10 qualities a potential head coach could have you you rank them 1-10 in terms of what you think is most important for our future head coach with 1 being most important and 10 being least important. I will then rank the coaches from the list according to how they grade out based on the qualities the people of BN find most important. I will update the list weekly or biweekly as both our situation and the coaches situations change.

*Please remember we are not arguing for or against a coach. Just add a coach to consideration if you see fit (no need to defend why) and rank the characteristics you find most important in a coach with *

List of Candidates:
Chris Peterson
Rick Neuheisel
Steve Mariucci
Terry Bowden
Norm Chow
Mike Singletary
Russ Grim
Paul Johnson
John Tenuta
Bronco Mendenhall
Gary Patterson
Mike Leach
Brian Kelly
Dennis Green

List of Qualities
Prior Head Coaching Experience
X's and O's Oriented
West Coast Ties
Recruiting Success
NFL Experience (Assistant, Head Coach or Player)
Enthusiastic/Personable
History of Building Programs From Scratch/Little
History of Dealing With Difficult Academic Requirements
W-L Record (Head Coaches)/Defense/Offensive Success (Coordinators)
How Last Job Ended

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.