Pro Coach or College Coach?

LCL

Active member
If you were given the opportunity to coach Pro football or College football, which would you choose.

Personally, I'd rather coach at the Pro level. It might sound forward, but there is less mess to deal with at the Pro level. NILs and Transfers make it so much harder to be a coach at that level. Its denial if anyone thinks NILs dont influence recruiting. The Transfer Portal is in need of repair, coachs shouldnt have to re-recruit their own guys every year. JT Daniels has transferred once more, meaning hes played for 4 teams. There needs to be a limitation of say, maybe 2 years before you can enter the Portal.

At the Pro Level, guys are signed to contracts, football is their job, and coach's coach, rather than recruit. If I am someone like Jim Harbaugh, and the Broncos call me to coach with Russell Wilson, despite his struggles, Im going. If the Colts come, Im taking a strong consideration. There are definitely poorer jobs to take than most. I wouldnt leave Michigan to go to Carolina and that mess right now. But, I would take an interest in Tennessee, Atlanta, or Cardinals.
 

cjb5656

Well-known member
If you were given the opportunity to coach Pro football or College football, which would you choose.

Personally, I'd rather coach at the Pro level. It might sound forward, but there is less mess to deal with at the Pro level. NILs and Transfers make it so much harder to be a coach at that level. Its denial if anyone thinks NILs dont influence recruiting. The Transfer Portal is in need of repair, coachs shouldnt have to re-recruit their own guys every year. JT Daniels has transferred once more, meaning hes played for 4 teams. There needs to be a limitation of say, maybe 2 years before you can enter the Portal.

At the Pro Level, guys are signed to contracts, football is their job, and coach's coach, rather than recruit. If I am someone like Jim Harbaugh, and the Broncos call me to coach with Russell Wilson, despite his struggles, Im going. If the Colts come, Im taking a strong consideration. There are definitely poorer jobs to take than most. I wouldnt leave Michigan to go to Carolina and that mess right now. But, I would take an interest in Tennessee, Atlanta, or Cardinals.
Pro is all football. College is some football and a ton of recruiting…and it’s only getting worse for the reasons you mention.
 

JackEd

Well-known member
I’d take whatever level offered the most guaranteed money for a buyout. If I really had to choose, it would be NFL for sure. NFL players can act like primma donnas for sure, but they know money talks and would be easier to deal with. College has the NIL, portal, recruiting etc, to much stuff for me, but I’d take a 5 year deal get canned after three and bought out for $5 Million if it came along.
 

Omar

Well-known member
NFL. It’s more of a week to week grind in season, but at least they get some time off. College coaches have the most demanding job imaginable, especially with the Portal and NIL
 

nwwarrior09

Well-known member
Recruiting, transfer portal and NIL are all major pains in the rear end you wouldn't have to deal with in the NFL.

However, the odds of getting fired, especially on a shorter time frame, are significantly higher. Not necessarily bad if there's a massive buyout attached, but I'd imagine most don't like having to job hunt every few years.

There are major tradeoffs to both. I'd think it would be extremely difficult to go from one to the other, moreso NFL to college due to the recruiting and having to suck up to teenagers after working with grown men.
 
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