In Reply to: There are good arguments both ways posted by HarborBruin on February 06, 2019 at 14:44:14
And those that have expressed that Chip's ability to develop talent trumps all else are perhaps ignoring substantial evidence to the contrary.
As the coach in Philly, he made several questionable personnel moves which depleted the talent level on the roster and not too surprisingly resulted in fewer wins and his getting fired. So his coaching was unable to overcome deficient talent.
The following season as the coach of the Niners, Chip inherited a roster that had been decimated by Jed York and once again, Chip's coaching abilities were unable to overcome inferior talent.
Which brings us to his recently concluded inaugural season at UCLA where he took over a pretty crap roster and again proved that his coaching talents were unable to overcome the lack of talent. Now rather than addressing the existing talent gap, this latest class (at least on paper) would appear to be exacerbating the current problem. Moreover, while not consistently bringing in top 10 classes, nevertheless, I don't believe he ever brought in a class even close to this poorly ranked. And most of his classes also featured a good percentage of top level blue chip talent at key positions of impact - something this class is pretty low on.
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