Peete2Affholter Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 1,961 Likes Received: 1,995 Jan 19, 2020 #21 The utter lack of experience as a coach, maybe? Look, I know Luke Kuechly was widely regarded as one of the best linebackers in his relatively short career, as basically a "coach on the field" as players with that magical "high football IQ" are often characterized. Having also been around an NFL locker room and coaching staff, and obviously intimately familiar with how a defensive game plan is constructed and executed, I believe he CAN be a great coach someday - in the NFL. Having said all that, he would be a very green rookie in the world of coaching, and even someone with great gifts in any arena need seasoning and experience before they become great, or even good. Furthermore, coaching in college is a lot different than coaching in the NFL. In the NFL, ALL of your players are hyper-capable, ridiculously athletic specimens to the point where the difference between wins and losses often is the X's and O's chess match between the coaches. In college, it's far more about firstly, identifying players who are good and have potential, and secondly, teaching them enough to be effective players at the collegiate level. Then, thirdly, it's all about doing it on a constant basis because every single year you have a new crew of players who need that training. Again, not saying that Kuechly wouldn't be a great coach, just that I don't think would happen overnight, and we've already had enough of unseasoned coaches doing OTJ training, with predictable sub-par results as they learn their craft.