Harbaugh came into the league and smashed opponents, a lot of teams only could go off what he did at Stanford. But the Bucs dont have the talent on the DEF side of the ball that SF had when Harbaugh took over.
Yeah drafted Barron, and got Barber and Talib. But their Dline is good, but injury prone. And I cant see them having anything close to a good LB core.
Only thing that scares me is their offense, with VJ and their running game, it could give us fits......
I wouldnt sleep on the Bucs......
schiano is no harbaugh.
harbaugh was by far he exception to the rule that college level coaches fail as coaches in the NFL. why did he succeed? one word.......experience. he had it on the pro level as a player and as a coach(albeit in a limited capacity in that regard).
he surrounded himself with people who have succeeded at the pro level...esp. in fangio. he also brought wth him key assistant coaches from his time at stanford with that experience so there was that familiarity. he was essentially running a pro-level and pro calibre program on the college level. he knew the league in and out and he's also known and respected as one of the best offensive minds in football.
schiano's known as a nice guy....and not much beyond that. how many pro teams had come to him trying to get him to coach? pretty much just the bucs. and how many coaches had the bucs pursued before going after schiano? it was a lot.
sorry..but harbaugh's success was an anomaly and does nothing to help me gain any kind of new respect for coaches coming from the pro level.
and...as has been pointed out by many....schiano is an old school smashmouth ground and pound ball control mind that has become essentially obsolete in the college game and quickly becoming one in the pro level. he's not known for being particularly creative. he's not known for being progressive minded or al that adaptive as a coach.
not scared not worried. in fact......zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...............