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TheReal_jayD

Coach Choice headed to his Alma Mater

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Wish we had the dough to keep him, but know he is heading home.  Guy was an outstanding recruiter and motivator.  Big shoes to fill.  Will be very missed.  Best wishes to him and his family in the future!

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Expect a Johnson offer from GATech if they have any room for him.  I wonder if this was a contributing factor.   Johnson signed because of Coach Choice.

Best of luck to coach Choice!   Glad we got to kick off his coaching career & I look forward to watching him throughout his career.   If you've ever talked to the guy, he's infectious as heck and will succeed no matter what.

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Never got enough BTG time, in my opinion. This was an even exchange. Coach Choice got a lot of experience and I am sure learned a lot while here. We got a coach who loved and cared for his players, pushed them to be better and provided emotional and passion components for this team.

Best of luck, Coach Choice.

Now, let's get better.

GMG

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Agreed that it isn’t a surprise. 

So who do we hire? Cobbs? Byrd? I think both were GAs here and now have local coaching experience that could help with recruiting. Or go outside the family? 

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6 minutes ago, 97and03 said:

Agreed that it isn’t a surprise. 

So who do we hire? Cobbs? Byrd? I think both were GAs here and now have local coaching experience that could help with recruiting. Or go outside the family? 

Byerly

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26 minutes ago, 97and03 said:

Agreed that it isn’t a surprise. 

So who do we hire? Cobbs? Byrd? I think both were GAs here and now have local coaching experience that could help with recruiting. Or go outside the family? 

I am higher and shot for a Clay Mcquire type. But i would not be upset with Cobbs. Now Byrd needs more experience coaching

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I immediately thought of Cobbs. But that is just because he is one of our own, has about 4-5 years NFL experience, coached at the HS level for a bit, and is well-spoken, and is a legend here. 

I don’t really know if he can coach well. Especially at this level. 

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Sad to see Tashard Choice leave the UNT family. At the same time, I am happy for him...sounds like a great opportunity. He will be missed.

You did a helluva good job here, Coach Choice...THANK YOU!

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Best of luck to Coach Choice. I’m sure he loves GT as much as we all love NT. Can never blame someone for going back to their alma mater, bigger paycheck or not. His contributions here were significant. 

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I hope he enjoys his homecoming.  Everyone knows that Coach Tashard Choice was born in Georgia; and, he lived in Georgia all the way though high school.  He then accidentally signed with the University of Oklahoma to play football. 

Eventually, he transferred back home to Georgia to finish his collegiate career at The Georgia Institute of Technology, which is about 30 miles from his hometown of Hampton, Georgia, after Adrian Peterson signed with the University of Oklahoma as well.

Atlanta is a fine place to live and breathe.  It has food and cars and places of worship, just like Denton has, only more of them.  I am sure he will do well there in all of his future endeavors, whether they be football or non-football endeavors. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, TheReal_jayD said:

I am higher and shot for a Clay Mcquire type. But i would not be upset with Cobbs. Now Byrd needs more experience coaching

Mainly I thought of Cobbs not only bc he is ours, but it would also be replacing NFL experience with NFL experience.

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7 minutes ago, greeneagle1 said:

I only wish Vito could break a story. GT broke their own story. 

Probably because they were doing the hiring and they knew the status of his place of employment? Ya think?

 

Anyway... glad that UNT was where he got his start and hope nothing but the best for him on his coaching quest.

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5 minutes ago, greeneagle1 said:

I only wish Vito could break a story. GT broke their own story. 

I've come to assume sometimes (or, often) Vito is asked to sit on a story to allow it to be released/revealed as is preferred by the involved party.  I imagine Choice and GT preferred to break the news themselves and Vito - likely knowing the situation fully - allowed them to do so.

As for replacing Choice, there's no question Littrell is well connected in the industry.  I have full faith in his ability to find a great fit for both coaching and recruiting.  It'll be tough to find someone who is as committed as Choice was to growing the players into quality young men off the field, but I also feel Littrell will prioritize this aspect in the interview process as well.

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Best of luck to Coach Choice.  Loved watching his energy and passion for his players.  I wish him nothing but the best in the future since he is going home.

Replacement, I like the idea of Patrick Cobbs.  Already in Denton, alum, NFL experience, loves the school and keeps up with the team.  The only problem is we would lose his season tickets, so we would have to find a new couple to replace those.

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I want Patrick Cobbs not because he played here and is a legend, but because he is a damn good coach and a top notch recruiter.

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Hate to lose him but I imagine he’s thrilled to be going back. Loved the way he led our players. He has a bright future ahead of him. 

As for a replacement.....I would LOVE to have Patrick Cobbs back. 

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1 hour ago, DeepGreen said:

I want Patrick Cobbs not because he played here and is a legend, but because he is a damn good coach and a top notch recruiter.

How do you know he's a good recruiter? 

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