Weber State football: Disappointing year brings questions for WSU

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  • Wildcat O-town, UT
    Nov. 18, 2012 11:47 a.m.

    I like Coach Sears, I really do, but at 2-9, I think you have to open up a search. That's not to say that he can't earn the job in the interviews, but he's been a coordinator most his career, and I'm not sure he has recruiting ties for the Big Sky. There could be some good candidates out there: Bobby Hauck (assuming UNLV fires him) and Robb Akey are two possible candidates. Who knows who will apply?

    I think Weber State needs a money game, but scheduling two FBS teams a year is insane. Weber State has showed that they can compete with Wyoming and Colorado State level FBS teams, schedule a team like that where you can compete, or if Weber needs the money, play an SEC team for big money.

    Whoever has the reigns next year will face the same difficult task: Utah, Utah State, McNeese State, Sam Houston State for non-conference, and then they open up against four tough Big Sky teams. Could have the same type year again.

    Good luck Wildcats!

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Nov. 18, 2012 6:43 a.m.

    I agree. Give Coach Sears a chance to re-build the program.

  • Fred T PHOENIX, AZ
    Nov. 17, 2012 11:45 p.m.

    Keep the coach at least two more years.
    The only measure of a college coach is whether he can recruit or not.
    Give the guy a chance to recruit!

    This guy did the best he could under these circumstances.
    I played on some lousy Weber teams under Dick Gwinn and Pete Riehlman.
    Played in a lot of toilet bowls, glad Weber won theirs tonight.

    Let this coach recruit for a couple of years and see how things go.
    Weber is a basketball school. Most of the commuter students don't even know when a home football game is being played.

    And STOP scheduling the large 115 scholarship Division 1A schools (I know FBS). Just stop it. It is getting the guys too beaten up. Weber doesn't have the depth to play these schools and then move into their conference games successfully. They lose a few starters and the depth falls off quickly. Just stop it if you want a winning record.

    And if you don't stop it, fire the AD, not the coach.