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Peyton Manning not interested in Ole Miss job

Posted on: November 16, 2011 11:01 pm
Edited on: November 17, 2011 12:13 am
 
Artist rendering of what Manning would look like as a slightly overweight SEC head coach.

Posted by Ryan Wilson

This much we know: Houston Nutt won't be coaching the Ole Miss football team after the 2011 season. Former Rebels signal caller and progenitor of the modern NFL quarterback, Archie Manning, is on the search committee to find the next coach.

Seems reasonable given Archie's legacy and his stature. Less reasonable, however: the calls for Peyton Manning to succeed Nutt. But that hasn't stopped fans from suggesting as much.

"I've gotten about 20 or 25 e-mails from people in that regard," Archie told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. "I passed that on to Peyton. He said, 'Just tell them that I'm 0-10 as an assistant for Indianapolis.'"

Incidentally, the oh-for-2011 start hasn't slowed Jim Caldwell any. In fact, Caldwell has applauded his team's hard work this year, which hasn't gone over well with owner Jim Irsay. (“We will never accept this kind of chronic losing. It’s an unwelcome visitor, that we will not tolerate,” Irsay said recently via Twitter.)

Manning has missed the 2011 season while he recovers from multiple neck surgeries. But unlike some players who choose to rehab away from the team, Manning has been seen on the sidelines and in the coaches booth during games. He's even helped with the game-planning. And once he's healthy, there's every reason to believe that he'll resuming his playing career. Even if the Colts go winless and draft Andrew Luck.

Meanwhile, Archie's search continues.

"I know a lot of people in football, you get names of possible coaches and you take them down," he said. "We'll turn the names we have over to the search firm and they'll have more names. …

"A proven name (as a head coach) is good," the elder Manning continued. "But at the same time, every head coach out there has been an assistant at one time. So it wouldn't be wise for us to look away from assistants. We're looking at everyone, even in the pro ranks."

Echoing the thoughts of our buddy MDS at PFT.com, we wonder if Jim Caldwell's name is on Archie's list.

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Comments

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2011 2:06 pm
 

Peyton Manning not interested in Ole Miss job

@wronskian....Do you really think the Colts were outcoached ny NO in the Super Bowl?  As I saw it there were four key moments:

The Colts were up 10-0 and their receiver dropped any easy first down, changing the course of the game, that wasn't coaching.  The onsides kick was right to a Colts' player who was ready to recieve it and just botched the play...again, this is execution, not coaching.  The Colts did not score on 4 downs inside the red zone in the 4th quarter, that could be debatable whether execution or coaching was more the cause.  Finally the interception that sealed the game seemed more execution, Manning and Wayne did not read the coverage the same. 

I think the Saints executed better than the Colts, I don't see how you could say they were outcoached, especially since the Colts led most of the game.


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Since: Nov 17, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 10:36 am
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Since: Nov 17, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 5:13 am
 

Peyton Manning not interested in Ole Miss job

gud article, thx for your sharing




Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2011 2:04 am
 

Peyton Manning not interested in Ole Miss job

Caldwell has applauded his team's hard work this season?  I think he would be better off saying how disappointing this season is and say nothing else.  How can JC take a Super Bowl bound team with a 14-0 start with a 15-10 second half lead on the NY Jets in Week Sixteen in 2009 and two years later the team is winless through Week Ten?  I think we got a look at the real Mr Caldwell in Super Bowl 44 when he was outcoached by Saints HC S. Payton.  Jim Caldwell will be an offensive coordinator for the Ohio State University in 2012.



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2011 1:24 am
 

Peyton Manning not interested in Ole Miss job

First off, if im Peyton Manning and im at the point where im getting offers to coach Ole Miss and what not boyyyyyy that would make me feel bad to think i was at the top of the world last season now im getting offers to coach Ole Miss. Damn what a depresssing feeling that must be. Second, boon your absolutly right, that does looke A LOT like he could be a young sandfagusky LOL. If his head was at the buttocks regine it woulda been a graet fit.



Since: Dec 11, 2010
Posted on: November 17, 2011 12:57 am
 

Peyton Manning not interested in Ole Miss job

wow boon really. how dare you lol talk about a peyton manning pick and compare it with jerry sandsucky. but guys ole miss is where is dad archie and brother eli played for. but its crazy of course not, peyton got some 3-4 good years left in him coming back in 2012.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2011 12:37 am
 

Peyton Manning not interested in Ole Miss job

P. Manning went to TENN, the arch rival??????? WTF????



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Peyton Manning not interested in Ole Miss job

First off, that Sandusky comment was sick and stupid. Second, who in their right mind would think, even if Peyton did retire, that he would coach Mississippi? He went to Tennessee, and they may have an opening too.....LOL!



Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 11:06 pm
 

Peyton Manning not interested in Ole Miss job

Who's idea was this pic? Honestly, it strikes me as a young Jerry Sandusky.


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