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Mike Martz rumored to have interest in Arizona State job

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This is the rumor mill, so file this one under “rumor” rather than hard news.

Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic is “hearing” that Mike Martz has interest in the vacant Arizona State coaching job.

Martz was an assistant for the Sun Devils from 1983-1991. His creative offense would be a lot of fun to watch in college, although it’s hard to imagine him recruiting.

Martz has at least five more weeks with the Bears. Although Bears fans have wanted Martz out at various points in his tenure, we think it would set Jay Cutler’s development back to lose Martz.

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23 Responses to “Mike Martz rumored to have interest in Arizona State job”
  1. lisabearsfan says: Nov 29, 2011 4:32 PM

    Well this season is just starting to fall apart.

  2. medtxpack says: Nov 29, 2011 4:32 PM

    hmmmmmmmm this is almost as convincing as the Meyer to OSU rumors were last year…

  3. iabearsfan says: Nov 29, 2011 4:35 PM

    As a Bears fan i can only pray he gets the job.

  4. savannahrose44 says: Nov 29, 2011 4:37 PM

    Martz’s biggest claim to fame is getting his QB killed on the field. I’m sure Bears fans everywhere will rejoice when he is no longer in Chicago.

  5. Soulman45 says: Nov 29, 2011 4:39 PM

    Frist to say
    It would be great to see his work at the collage level, would it work without getting the QB kill.

  6. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Nov 29, 2011 4:45 PM

    Can I pack your bags?

  7. troybulletinboard says: Nov 29, 2011 4:47 PM

    peace out mikey. too much of a delicate genius for this town. enjoy arizona.

  8. f0rem4n says: Nov 29, 2011 4:51 PM

    I can’t believe anyone would actually want to stay in Chicago.

  9. ronniemexico says: Nov 29, 2011 4:54 PM

    I’ll drive him to O’Hare. Today.

  10. lanjoith says: Nov 29, 2011 5:07 PM

    Well if you are going to throw out rumors without hard facts, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has heard two separate rumors that Bill Cowher is interested in the Chargers job.

  11. illiniftw says: Nov 29, 2011 5:16 PM

    At least we wasted draft picks on developmental QB’s he wanted that he apparently doesn’t want to stay and watch develop! Figured he was looking for a college HC job after he didn’t extend his contract with the Bears.

  12. hatesycophants says: Nov 29, 2011 5:29 PM

    Mike Martz is the best OC and quite possibly the best offensive mind in professional football. The Bears “fans” who don’t see that… scratch it, being Bears fans is insult enough.

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  13. vickspuppy says: Nov 29, 2011 5:33 PM

    Martz is smart enough to realize that the wheels have come off this runaway train known as Duh Bears.

    Lovie Smith still believes his number one priority each season is to beat the Packers. Well, come Christmas Day, CHI is about to lose to GB for the 4th time in calendar year 2011.

    Cutler is not elite, Forte and Knox are not happy, and Hester is still one-dimensional. This team will be fighting Minnesota to the cellar for the next 3-4 years.

    Good luck in AZ Mr. Martz. Be glad you made it out of this ghetto cesspool (Chicago) alive.

  14. mikeheruki says: Nov 29, 2011 5:43 PM

    Maybe the Bears can pick up Norv for OC once Martz is gone.

  15. howiehandles says: Nov 29, 2011 5:50 PM

    “Martz is smart enough to realize that the wheels have come off this runaway train known as Duh Bears.

    Lovie Smith still believes his number one priority each season is to beat the Packers. Well, come Christmas Day, CHI is about to lose to GB for the 4th time in calendar year 2011.

    Cutler is not elite, Forte and Knox are not happy, and Hester is still one-dimensional. This team will be fighting Minnesota to the cellar for the next 3-4 years.

    Good luck in AZ Mr. Martz. Be glad you made it out of this ghetto cesspool (Chicago) alive.”

    —————–

    Lovie said that to appease the masses, get real. It was a speech for the meat heads.

    No shame in losing to GB. It’s just sports, not life and death. Let’s play the games first. The last team GB wants to face in the playoffs is the Bear’s, their words, not mine.

    I’ll take Cutler over about 90% of the QBs in this league, especially if you get him NFL talent on the line and at wr.

    Players not happy, boo hoo. That’s life in pro sports.

    Hester is one dimensional? That’s like same Jim Brown was one dimensional, but that one dimension was fantastic. For that matter, Brady, Brees, and Rodgers, are one dimensional too.

    If you still live in Chicago, as suggests, then leave. It’s obviously too difficult for you.

  16. hrmlss says: Nov 29, 2011 5:54 PM

    I really think his offensive style would work at the college level, and the QB’s wouldn’t get blasted every couple throws.

  17. metalhead65 says: Nov 29, 2011 6:25 PM

    if this is true then they need to make sure the next guy they hire runs an offense around the players he has,not ones he had 12 years ago. somebody who does not ask his backup to deviate from a formula that won the bears 5 in a row. someone said Norv Turner and that would be good only if he promises not to bring his brother’s offense with him!

  18. realfootballfan says: Nov 29, 2011 6:26 PM

    I love the Bear fans who complain about him when their franchise hasn’t exactly excelled at offensive footballl, ever. Considering what Jerry Angelo’s terrible personnel moves have given him to work with, I think he was doing a pretty good job. I guess someone more along the lines of Ron Turner is a better “fit.”

  19. whereyaat says: Nov 29, 2011 6:49 PM

    Sweet. As a Wildcats fan, I think it’ll be great to have our rival (ASU) hire a guy who hasn’t recruited HS players in years. Meanwhile, we’ll have Rich Rodriguez with a several-month head start.

  20. ernestbynershands says: Nov 29, 2011 9:38 PM

    Is this the next place Roy Williams will underperform and undertip?

  21. 2ndaryinsanity says: Nov 29, 2011 11:42 PM

    If it’s true, Jay Cutler will have something to look forward to next season.

  22. jutts says: Nov 30, 2011 1:01 PM

    I don’t think it would hurt Jay Cutlers development. I believe that would depend on who the new Offensive coordinator would be.
    So if it were say, Mike Tice , I don’t think he would miss a beat..

  23. comeonnowguys says: Nov 30, 2011 2:28 PM

    “mikeheruki says:
    Nov 29, 2011 5:43 PM
    Maybe the Bears can pick up Norv for OC once Martz is gone.”

    Actually I’m kinda hoping the same thing. Fellow Coryell disciple (not an entirely brand new philosophy) that may actually be open to new and wonderous things.

    Like audibles.

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