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WHY HAVE WE NOT HIRED ANY ON THE FIELD D-1 EXPERIENCED COACHES OR COLLEGE ON THE FIELD COACHES.
ESPECIALLY WITH ALL THE AVAILABLE COACHES THIS YEAR.? JUST CURIOUS
Turn the volume down on the caps lock please. The coaches we hired I believe will perform very well. It's part of the process of moving up. Who would you suggest we hire instead?
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by JT Crabtree 18 months ago
Class of '14. Go Jags! South in your Mouth!
Must you shout?
Horizontally enhanced, vertically challenged, follically impaired...
I've had a few days to check out the hires and I think they'll be good.
This staff has increased it's recruiting ability exponentially and I believe we'll see better overall coaching on the defensive side of the ball.
Decide to make an account, Ronnie?
Just my opinion but I don't mind the high school coaches getting the shots in our program. I'd love to have D1 experience but being a start-up program some of these coaches have better connections within the state then a coach from outside the state that has experience. We're not going to get quality guys from other D1 schools yet so the coaches we're getting may be of equal talent. Let's get the guys that other coaches and players already know then someone who would have to get acquainted with everyone within the state. We dont have the reputation yet to get the attention needed to develop relationships.
Funny....but not Ronnie.
Doug I must agree, I actually just talked to a coach from Georgia who said the Coach Pearson is an unbelivable coach!!! Wow
Thats good news for us.
BARNABYRB08 bottom line to coaching is winning! Experience is important ! Being a good coach is most important !
You become good with experiences good and bad... Not all HS experience is college experience.
"The albatross and the whales, they are my brothers."---The Little River Band
Didn't say experience wasnt important. I was speaking of D1 experience. We're not going to load up with quality, experience D1 when you're just getting in the league. I wouldn't mind some FCS experience but I think a quality HS coach can be just as beneficial. Someone who already has strong connections on the HS level, especially as a position coach.
As I said, I would love the D1 experience but I don't mind the route we're taking at all.
I think Ricky Logo is a prime example. He was willing to take a pay cut to come here from U of Houston to coach our DL. Houston found out and gave him a pay bump which made the difference in pay around $80,000 which is too much for him to turn down.
It's not like Houston is in the SEC. We're at the bottom of the pay scale getting started in DI football. Someone was saying the other day that there's an assistant administrator at Tennessee that makes $50,000 a year to sit at a desk and assist in recruiting - writing letters, sending out mailers, tweeting, texting, etc.
We can't pay to get some of guys away from a position coaches job to come here and be a coordinator.
I was hoping that we would be able to bring in some guys with college experience but I understand the limitations and I do like the hires. At least I'm willing to give these guys the benefit of the doubt and see what they can do before I start to complain. But if we see more of the meerkat offense and wasted timeouts and penalties because we don't know what we are doing on the sidelines next year I will complain. My concern is that we ONLY seem to be bringing in HS coaches and guys with very little experience. I would hope that we could at least afford to have have 1 guy who has been around the block on the staff.
This is off the topic but the lack of game management skills is evident at a lot of colleges...you can watch games any Saturday and see wasted time outs and poor clock management at the end of a half or game. Lack of organization is not tied to someone's level of experience.
I think these are good hires. They are all outside the box. I like that. These guys are going to come in with innovations of their own, not pre-conceived or pre-boxed FBS ideas.
One of these guys catches fire or we hit lightning in the bottle or the proverbial diamond in the rough, and we'll be singing the praises of these hires.
I like to think that's exactly what will happen.
My personal timetable for the Jags to win the SBC (if it's still here) or get to a bowl game is 3 years from now or less. That would be as quick as MTSU and WKU, faster than FAU or FIU, and slower than Troy, once they all played a full FBS eligible year. Not too bad of timetable, in my estimation.
I watched some highlights of Colquitt County today. Their LB are well coached, fwiw.
I don't disagree about it happening at other schools. The problem is, as a start-up, we're going to have less talent, man for man, than most of our D1 opponents, so we can least afford to have poor game-day coaching. I am 100% pro-CJJ but our game-day coaching has, at times, been downright awful. But that was then. We have new blood, new ideas, CJJ has learned a lot from his first D1 year, and I'm excited to see what we can do.
Not just colleges. The NFL too. Actually, Bill Belichick handled the end of the AFC game horribly.
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