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Red Dog
01-06-2012, 12:43 PM
From Yahoo Sports: "New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien has agreed to become Penn State's first new head football coach in nearly a half-century."

I thought there is a rule can't tamper with coaches while in the playoffs, or does that justy apply to NFL teams and not college, or if with the franchises permission?

Any of the Giants asst coaches could be interviewed and hired while planning for palyoff games.

Providence
01-06-2012, 12:45 PM
From Yahoo Sports: "New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien has agreed to become Penn State's first new head football coach in nearly a half-century."

I thought there is a rule can't tamper with coaches while in the playoffs, or does that justy apply to NFL teams and not college, or if with the franchises permission?

Any of the Giants asst coaches could be interviewed and hired while planning for palyoff games.

I'm pretty sure Spags was interviewed by Washington during our Superbowl run.

TrueBlue@NYC
01-06-2012, 01:02 PM
From Yahoo Sports: "New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien has agreed to become Penn State's first new head football coach in nearly a half-century." I thought there is a rule can't tamper with coaches while in the playoffs, or does that justy apply to NFL teams and not college, or if with the franchises permission? Any of the Giants asst coaches could be interviewed and hired while planning for palyoff games. I'm pretty sure Spags was interviewed by Washington during our Superbowl run.</P>


Washington requested permission to interview spags, but the organization denied permission until after the Giants were out of the playoffs. </P>


It's a very common practice to franchises to make their coaches wait until aftyer they're eliminated from the playoffs before interviewing for jobs. </P>

hadenough
01-06-2012, 01:05 PM
From Yahoo Sports: "New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien has agreed to become Penn State's first new head football coach in nearly a half-century."

I thought there is a rule can't tamper with coaches while in the playoffs, or does that justy apply to NFL teams and not college, or if with the franchises permission?

Any of the Giants asst coaches could be interviewed and hired while planning for palyoff games.

I know there is a rule that you can only contact someone during a bye week...not sure if college is included in that.

Gianthunter
01-06-2012, 01:08 PM
The rule doesn't cover college Wies got the ND job will still on the Pats. Also NFL teams can only block a laterel move not a step-up such has HC.

jhamburg
01-06-2012, 01:23 PM
From Yahoo Sports: "New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien has agreed to become Penn State's first new head football coach in nearly a half-century."

I thought there is a rule can't tamper with coaches while in the playoffs, or does that justy apply to NFL teams and not college, or if with the franchises permission?

Any of the Giants asst coaches could be interviewed and hired while planning for palyoff games.

How could it apply to college? I mean the NFL is not the supreme law of the land, they can't fine colleges.

Kruunch
01-06-2012, 04:42 PM
From Yahoo Sports: "New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien has agreed to become Penn State's first new head football coach in nearly a half-century."

I thought there is a rule can't tamper with coaches while in the playoffs, or does that justy apply to NFL teams and not college, or if with the franchises permission?

Any of the Giants asst coaches could be interviewed and hired while planning for palyoff games.

It's up to the organization.

The rule is that you can't approach another player/coach without permission while the team is still active.

burier
01-06-2012, 05:42 PM
Someone tell me how the NFL is supposed to tell a college what to do?

Kruunch
01-06-2012, 05:53 PM
Someone tell me how the NFL is supposed to tell a college what to do?

They can't ... ala the Petino incident.

gmen0820
01-06-2012, 06:03 PM
You can interview if you have a playoff bye week and otherwise, a team can permit an interview after being requested by the team that needs a coach.