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Discussion in 'Main Sports Forum' started by BMF, Dec 6, 2016.
Wow. That's an odd move this late in the process. There's more to this...
@DanWolken: Fwiw I had heard weeks ago that Sonny was nosing around coordinator jobs. Was also told he would've returned to La Tech if Holtz left
@DanWolken: Things were bad between Dykes and administration. If Chip (Kelly) lands here that's a genius move by Cal.
Auburn: Missouri cornerbacks coach Greg Brown has joined the Auburn staff as defensive backs coach. Brown spent one year at Missouri, previously coached at Louisville from 2014-15 and was Alabama's defensive backs coach in 2013.
@dkurtenbach: Cal doesn’t need to put up too much money for Chip — he’s going to be paid by both the Eagles and 49ers next year.
This is where I expect to see Kelly going...
Yeah, but he's doomed because he won't have enough time to build relationships.
LOL. Is that you, Bowl?
Man, that is Foleyrrific.
Can we hire Dykes as OC?
Looks like Muschamp is not hiring Summers:
South Carolina offensive line coach Shawn Elliott left the program this offseason to take the head coaching position at Georgia State, leaving Will Muschamp’s staff with an opening.
According to FootballScoop.com, though, the vacancy is close to being filled, as the Gamecocks are reportedly planning to hire former South Carolina assistant Eric Wolford to the position:
FootballScoop Staff @FootballScoop
At AFCA source tells FootballScoop South Carolina planning to hire Eric Wolford as offensive line coach #49ershttp://FootballScoop.com/the-scoop
10:57 AM - 8 Jan 2017
According to The State, Wolford served as the running game coordinator and offensive line coach under Steve Spurrier during the 2009 season and has most recently held the offensive line coaching position for the San Francisco 49ers.
John Latina, who had been retired, joined the staff temporarily to coach the Gamecocks’ linemen for the Birmingham Bowl last month.
Interesting hire by Meyer:
Ohio State: Baldwin Wallace (OH) offensive coordinator Ryan Crow will join the Ohio State staff as assistant linebackers coach, according to Eleven Warriors. Crow spent three years at Baldwin Wallace and was a strength coach at Florida under Urban Meyer.
Bert just lost his DC:
Minnesota: ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg reports P.J. Fleck will hire Arkansas defensive coordinator Robb Smith for the same role. Smith spent three years at Arkansas. He worked with Fleck at Rutgers from 2010-11
Geeze... He left Arky to go to MINNESOTA???
Things must be getting bad for Ole' Bert... 'Crete is gonna be devastated !
On another note, Fleck looks to be a star in the making... If he does well I give him two years (three years tops) before he's offered a top notch program.
@Rotoworld_Draft: Pep Hamilton reportedly joins Michigan staff http://tinyurl.com/hhfh9o4
Butch seems desperate. He's now interviewing Wes Welker (on top of Chris Weinke). Both very good players, but w/ limited coaching experience. The UT's of the world don't seem like the type of places that inexperienced coaches cut their teeth (but then again, we hired the DB coach from UCF and the RB's coach from FIU...to our WR coach).
Is former All-Pro receiver Wes Welker headed from the playing field to the coaching ranks?
According to a report from 247Sports, Welker was in Knoxville on Monday — presumably meeting with head coach Butch Jones to discuss potentially joining the coaching staff.
Tennessee hires new S&C Coach (pretty good hire, imo):
In a move that had been rumored for several weeks now, Tennessee as officially named Rock Gullickson its new director of strength and conditioning. Gullickson has spent the last several seasons in the NFL, working for the LA/St Louis Rams, Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints. Prior to working in the NFL, Gullickson worked with Tennessee head coach Butch Jones at Rutgers.
This is a crucial hire for Jones, as his team was devastated by injury last season. Now with Gullickson on board and leading the offseason workouts, there’s at least some promise that any mistakes made last offseason can be corrected under the guidance of one of the game’s most respected strength and conditioning coaches.
Gullickson comes to Knoxville with quite the resume in NFL circles, as he won NFL Strength Coach of the Year in 2007 and is annually the strength coach at the NFL Combine helping oversee draft prospects’ attempts at the bench press.
“We are estactic to welcome Rock Gullickson and his wife, Terry, into the Tennessee family,” Jones said in a statement announcing the hire. “I’ve personally known Rock for more than 20 years and know what he stands for as a coach and a person. He fits the culture we are continuing to build at UT and he has a comprehensive plan that I truly believe our players will greatly benefit from.
“He is passionate about his work, a tireless worker, detail-oriented and has a tremendous track record of developing and motivating players to reach their maximum potential. The strength staff spends more time with our players than anyone and he, along with our current staff, will provide our players with the type of training needed to compete at the highest level.”
Ohio State: Former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson has joined the OSU staff as offensive coordinator / tight ends coach, Ryan Day's title is co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, and Billy Davis' title is linebackers coach.
Minnesota: Ohio State offensive coordinator / tight ends coach Ed Warinner will join the Minnesota staff as offensive line coach, according to Sports Illustrated. Warinner has been at OSU since 2012.
So were we, and have been consistently for years now. But I bet we won't see any changes here...
True. If there's no change in coaches maybe they'll switch up what they're doing (how they train). Who knows?
We have injuries like everyone else, just like we always have.
What we don't have is any depth.
@BruceFeldmanCFB: SOURCE: #Oregon is hiring #WAZZU's Joe Salave'a as Ducks new DL coach/asst head coach.
Taggert has put together a great staff. Will be interesting to watch what he does, how he does out there.
@FootballScoop: Look for update later this AM from FBS HC meeting. Expected to announce strong support for 10th assistant & several additional initiatives
I was just about to post this. I can't imagine the coaches turn this down (the 10th assistant). Look for Saban to exploit the sh*t out of this (how he uses the position).
The coaches will give their say on new NCAA proposals today.
Coaches will have a long discussion today at the AFCA Convention about a myriad of issues that will be voted on in April, including early signing periods, a two-year gap between signing a recruit and hiring individuals associated with a recruit, and the addition of a 10th assistant coach. There will be a press conference to share their recommendations on the issues to the NCAA and collegiate commissioners.
Based on my conversations at the convention, there is widespread support for a 10th assistant, which most coaches believe would be an internal promotion or outside hire of a coach out of work, rather than widespread poaching. But there is not much support for a June signing period, nor summer official visits.
The issues will be voted on in April, and most would be effective immediately if they pass. CoachingSearch will have more on these issues in the coming weeks.
“We should all be smart enough to understand that if we don’t get on the same page, whether it’s the oversight committee, the coaches, universities, presidents and AD’s, we’re going to have something that’s going to be taken away from us, because we’re going to screw it up,” Gary Patterson said at the convention. “We need to find a way as a group where we have solutions that benefit everybody.”
This is how a championship coach addresses coaching changes: Head on. There is NO EXCUSE why Nord is still on this staff (Summers as well, although I know some of you love his mediocre-coaching, piss-poor recruiting ass).
Urban Meyer made the changes he hinted were coming.
After getting shut out by Clemson, Meyer hinted there could be offensive staff changes. Meyer brought in former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson as offensive coordinator / tight ends coach and 49ers quarterbacks coach Ryan Day as co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach. Former assistants Tim Beck and Ed Warinner went to Texas and Minnesota, respectively.
It will be interesting to see how Wilson’s and Meyer’s offensive philosophies mesh. Meyer often points to a game in 2001 when he was at Bowling Green and Wilson was Northwestern’s offensive coordinator, as a game that changed his offensive ideas. They also faced off in the 2008 national title game between Florida and Oklahoma, as well as the Ohio State-Indiana battles.
Meyer will also have to answer questions about Wilson’s dismissal at Indiana amid allegations of player mistreatment. But it’s clear he wanted to hire the best offensive mind he could find, and he’ll figure out the rest from there.
"In 2014 we were one of the most balanced teams in college football run/pass," Meyer told USA Today in Nashville. "And we went one dimensional, so we're gonna open things up, let J.T. Barrett play and get the skill guys more involved. Really anxious to open things up a little bit."
I think that we are going to have ZERO additional coaching changes. The only reason we are having a change at DC is because Collins got a head-coaching gig.
Patience and stay the course is the winning formula... so I've been told around here...
@SECcountry: Coaching rumors: Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason may be garnering interest from Cal
South Carolina has tabbed Joshua Lawson as its newest assistant strength & conditioning coach.
Per an official release:
Joshua Lawson has been named Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for the University of South Carolina football program, it was announced today. Lawson replaces David Feeley, who was named Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach at Temple University.
Lawson comes to Columbia after working for the past two seasons as the Director of Strength & Conditioning at Southern University, where he helped the Jaguars football team achieve an eight-game winning streak in the SWAC in 2016 to finish with an 8-3 record overall, including an 8-1 mark in conference play. He also helped the men’s basketball team achieve an appearance in the NCAA Tournament after winning the SWAC postseason title in 2015-16.
Lawson began his professional career as an intern at Appalachian State University under current South Carolina Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach Jeff Dillman, before serving an internship at LSU under Tommy Moffitt. Lawson remained on staff at LSU as a strength & conditioning graduate assistant for football and swimming & diving. During his stint in Baton Rouge, the Tigers made five bowl appearances, earned an SEC Championship, and appeared in the football national championship game.
@McMurphyESPN: Louisville DC Todd Grantham will be new DC at Mississippi State, source told @ESPN. 1st reported by SI
South Florida: Former FAU defensive backs coach Corey Bell has joined the USF staff as defensive backs coach, and former Texas offensive line coach Matt Mattox has followed Charlie Strong to USF as offensive line coach / run game coordinator. Bell spent two years at USF. Mattox spent one year at Texas and has spent the past four years with USF offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert at four different schools.
Wow. He was making 7 figures at Louisville.
Steve Russell just said on the radio his sources say Mac reached out to him for DC before promoting Shannon.
So who is going to be UL's DC? Did Grantham get forced out?
@zach_barnett: Sources: Peter Sirmon to become Louisville's defensive coordinator http://footballscoop.com/news/sources-louisville-hire-peter-sirmon-defensive-coordinator/
He and Petrino didn't get along.
Hell no he didn't get forced out. He had 3 consecutive top 20 defenses at Louisville in a conference that actually plays offense too. This is a homerun hire for them. I know most of us don't like the guy due to his time at UGA and the choke thing w/ Chaz Henry, but he's considered a top DC w/ 11 years in the NFL and 6 as a major D1 DC.
Not sure who Louisville hires, but they have the money to bring in a big name (they paid Grantham $1 million/year).
So they just swapped DC's. Wow. Sirmon did a sh*tty job at MSU....maybe lack of talent, but still sh*tty anyway you look at it.
Wait, sources say mac reached out to who before promoting Shannon? Todd Grantham? Because if so I'd say this is just one more in a long line of exhibits of why Mac is a joke. Granthan is a garbage DC and a POS as a man.
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