Talking Points: Worst coach in Seahawks history is ....
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Question No. 1: Who is the worst head coach in Seattle Seahawks' history? Bleacherreport.com gives the nod to Tom Flores, who led Seattle to a 14-34 mark in 1992 through 1994.
A Super Bowl-winning coach with the Raiders, Flores came with the tag as a quarterback guru after turning Jim Plunkett into an NFL winner. Seattle gave Flores three first-round quarterbacks to work with -- Kelly Stouffer, Dan McGwire and Rick Mirer -- but he could not make magic with any of the trio.
On the list as the Dolphins' worst coach is Nick Saban, now of Crimson Tide fame.
Saban wasn't nearly as overmatched as many of the college head coaches who transitioned directly to the NFL, but he didn't make the playoffs or post an overall winning record. His mark was 14-34 over three seasons.
Yet it was his total denial that he had any interest in taking the Alabama job -- then leaving a few days later for Tuscaloosa -- that makes him one of the most hated men in Dolphins' history.
Question No. 2: Who is faster than Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt?
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson suspects it is himself, at least for the first 40 yards.
"I've watched him run, and I'm pretty sure I can beat him in a 40-yard dash,'' Robinson told reporters at Michigan's media day. "I'd get a better start and I could take him.''
"Denard could do that in a heartbeat--he's the fastest man in the world," Wolverines backup quarterback Devin Gardner said. "I know what Usain Bolt did in the Olympics, and Denard probably couldn't beat him at 100 meters, but when it comes to football speed at 40 yards, I'd take Denard. He's that fast."
Question No. 3: Where are the five easiest places for the visitor to win a college football game?
Aol.sportingnews.com says since 1998 the easiest locale is Duke, followed in order by Vanderbilt, Washington State, Baylor and Indiana. At Martin Stadium, the Cougars are 36-44 in that time frame. Washington State is 2-15 in conference play at home in the past four seasons and has allowed an average of 40.8 points per game in those games.