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Sonny Cumbie and Doug Meacham UNT job mention on Fox


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Speaking of TCU, with North Texas canning coach Dan McCarney don’t be shocked if UNT gives a close look to Horned Frog offensive coordinators Doug Meacham and Sonny Cumbie for the vacancy.

 read more:  http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/marylandterrapins-randy-edsall-nick-chubb-georgia-big-picture-101115

 

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I'd take either, but think I'd prefer Cumbie based on his age and his connections in central Texas, Lubbock, San Antonio and Fort Worth. It would be a really exciting hire!

From killerfrogs.com

think Meacham made $350,000 this year and Cumbie around $275,000.  Obviously they got big raises for 2015 but there's a lot of room there.

 

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Cumbie is 34 Meacham is 50.  They are co offensive coordinators. I believe Cumbie is the QB coach and Meacham does inside receivers.

And together, they've turned TCU into a Top-5 team in 2015. Gary Patterson knows that. They're not going to leave unless it's for a better opportunity and more pay -- and there's no reason to think TCU can't match a coordinator's pay with anything we want to pay a head coach. 

Cumbie's been a great addition as an offensive mind. But bringing him in as a Head Coach at 34 years of age is probably as big a stretch as hiring a legendary HS football coach.

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If we take the young coordinator route, I'd feel more comfortable with Major Applewhite than Sonny Cumbie. Applewhite has been a full time coach since 2005, while Cumbie has only been coaching since 2011. I feel Applewhite would be able to put together a better staff and has much more experience on the recruiting trail.

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And together, they've turned TCU into a Top-5 team in 2015. Gary Patterson knows that. They're not going to leave unless it's for a better opportunity and more pay -- and there's no reason to think TCU can't match a coordinator's pay with anything we want to pay a head coach. 

Seriously?  We paid Coach Mac over $700k with incentives allowing him to make close to a million.  Neither of these guys made half of his base last year.  TCU is currently paying co-OC's, so if they had to bump up the pay of one over $700k, they'd have to bump up the other's salary comparably (and probably those of their co-DC's as well).  Not gonna happen.

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which I contend still wasn't a mistake so much as it was to allow him to fill his staff with high school coaches. 

he's 34...and already OC at a top 5 school, so clearly he's ambitious...he'd definitely view UNT as a stepping stone (rightly), so I think we'd see a level of dedication we've never seen and a pragmatic approach to put experienced minds around him. 

All fair points. 

I guess I'd just like to see us make a splash hire for once. A hire that says "we're going to take this seriously." But I don't know what that looks like and I'm a dreamer by trade.

If we take the young coordinator route, I'd feel more comfortable with Major Applewhite than Sonny Cumbie. Applewhite has been a full time coach since 2005, while Cumbie has only been coaching since 2011. I feel Applewhite would be able to put together a better staff and has much more experience on the recruiting trail.

I'd be intrigued by this, too. 

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All fair points. 

I guess I'd just like to see us make a splash hire for once. A hire that says "we're going to take this seriously." But I don't know what that looks like and I'm a dreamer by trade.

Hiring Dodge kind of was a splash hire. It's why we got so much media attention. it's why 5,500 showed up to the spring game. The hire wasn't wrong, just everything else put around it.

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