December 10, 2004

He Should Coach in College, Because He Is An Amateur

Vikings coach Mike Tice has been making some bizarre decisions this year, whether its the constant shuffling at the running back position, or his complete disregard for how to use the challenge rule. But none of that compares to yesterday, when the coach told a reporter that there are "two or three" college coaching jobs that he would be interested in for next year, primarily the one at the University of Washington.

It's strange enough for the coach of a team in the playoff hunt to speak openly with the press about other jobs, especially with four games left in the season. What's even stranger is that he's talking about college jobs- none of which are with his alma mater or in his hometown.

Not that I object, for a second, to the idea of Tice leaving, of course; how about they get former Vikings assistant Ty Willingham to replace him?

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 10, 2004 01:51 AM

Well, unfortunatly for Mike Tice, Mike Tice is the only person seriously considering him for the UW job. They haven't contacted him, and AD Todd Turner has made it clear he doesn't want to. I feel bad for Tice. I think he would make an excellent college coach: his rah-rah style is a lot like Pete Carroll, and he's done awfully well.

Posted by: frinklin at December 11, 2004 01:00 PM
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