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5 Things I was hoping the new DC would have.   1. DC experience 2. Success at FBS level as a DC 3. TXHSFB ties 4. Shown an ability to make adjustments. 5. Head Coaching e

We need SL to work out.  He has built the bridges we desperately needed for so long. I don’t know for sure, but I think we lose all that and any potential momentum if he’s let go after 2021. Ther

It’s interesting. I’ve seen several on this board say that Seth runs it up the middle predictably, and I’ve seen several on this board say that CUSA is easily the weakest conference in Ameri

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2 hours ago, southsideguy said:

Well anyone has to think long and hard about talking the DC job.  You are taking over one of the worse defenses in the country.  Your HC is in a win or else part of his contract.  The longer it takes to find the right guy the harder it will become to find that guy.

Hence Everett Withers jumping at the chance to go to FIU?

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4 hours ago, El Paso Eagle said:

Someone who is trying to redeem himself due to a personal issue is much different than someone trying to redeem due to his last job(s) failing on the field. I am still trying to hold out and hope Seth/Wren are working on something we will all be pleasantly surprised with.

 

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Louisiana Monroe: Rich Rodriguez will be Terry Bowden’s offensive coordinator. Additionally, Rich’s son Rhett is transferring to ULM to play quarterback. More here.

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8 minutes ago, El Paso Eagle said:

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Louisiana Monroe: Rich Rodriguez will be Terry Bowden’s offensive coordinator. Additionally, Rich’s son Rhett is transferring to ULM to play quarterback. More here.

Would have loved that.... yet... here we are.. no qb coach for 6 months.  No DC. Late signing day is a month away. WTF ARE WE DOING

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I think the price for a quality coordinator goes up every day, we're battling in a market with some more prominent openings and we lost leverage the day it was announced that Bowen wouldn't be back.  The better play would have been what Texas did, stay with your guy until you find the guy to replace them.  (Hard to know for sure but the earliest SL probably thought about making a change was before the bowl game and the latest the week after)

From ESPN Article:

Del Conte said the three administrators served as the search committee and that in one of their earliest discussions, Eltife said, "How about that boy Sark?" Both Del Conte and Hartzell followed by saying he was high on their list, too.

"Probably the first time I sat there, walked out of that meeting going, 'Holy cow,'" Del Conte said. "We actually agree. We had our guy."

No one knew those three were meeting to replace Herman (his job was proclaimed safe) and when negotiating with Sark's folks had the leverage to say: "Look, we like you, we think you'd be an upgrade here, but here's what we're going to pay you, if you don't like it then we'll stick with our guy."  - Basically, we don't need a coach but we've got a job for you if you want it, here are the terms.  There's no doubt that if they fired Herman before identifying and coming to terms with a replacement then the market and negotiating power would have shifted away from Texas to the candidate, and the market would also adjust with "potential candidates" signing lucrative extensions, all the while driving up the cost of the hire to Texas.

Our position now is moving from, we need a coach and it's a great opportunity with nowhere to go but up, to we desperately need a coach and it's good opportunity for you to advance your career.

When you don't have Power 5 resources ($$), the economics, leverage, negotiating, timing, etc. matter even more!

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The worst part is that this is very telling in terms of how FBS coaches view coming here. We all need to lower our expectations. At this point I'm hoping for an FCS coach who has a track record of good defenses, hiring a retread is going to get us nowhere fast.

And ONE GUY shouldn't be responsible for the last 7 scholarships and given a few weeks to figure it out. Don't we have other coaches on staff capable of that? 

 

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One or two year contract at $350k+ per and he only has to be here for spring and fall practice, gets to spend the rest of the year working remotely from Florida. Require him to have an understudy to take over when his contract ends. Somebody like Trice or Orr. Make it happen.

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47 minutes ago, Travis said:

Watch... he is going to end up promoting someone on the current staff because he can’t find anyone. 

How about promote Ekeler and just move on? We need someone to coach LBs and he damned sure can do that. He would likely show more 4-man fronts. He is an experienced coach and was fairly successful here.  (Not advocating this just an idea since we want this settled soon.) 

Then bring in Marcus Trice as ST coach. 

 

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2 hours ago, southsideguy said:

Be nice to hear something from the AD department what is going on with the search?

 

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Truth is... I am not sure there is anything to report. 

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Just looking around at some potential DC's that I wouldn't mind seeing us go after.  Please note, I have zero insight into the program regarding this hire, so all of these are just people I looked up.

These three are all DC's that led some of the best defenses at the FCS level and may be looking to move up.  They have impressive coaching backgrounds.

https://gomocs.com/sports/football/roster/coaches/lorenzo-ward/970

https://jsugamecocksports.com/staff-directory/kelvin-sigler/231#:~:text=Kelvin Sigler is entering his,from multiple levels with him.

https://acusports.com/sports/football/roster/coaches/clint-brown/948

Position coaches that may be looking to move up

https://georgiadogs.com/sports/football/roster/coaches/tray-scott/2770

Might be out of our price range, but Warren, Hall and Bates are intriguing and might jump at the chance to run their own defense.

https://georgiadogs.com/sports/football/roster/coaches/charlton-warren/2795

https://clemsontigers.com/coaches/lemanski-hall/

https://clemsontigers.com/coaches/todd-bates/

Someone mentioned Fitch earlier.  Have no idea what he makes at TCU and might be a tough pull from his alma mater.

https://gofrogs.com/sports/football/roster/coaches/zarnell-fitch/764

 

My other thought, and probably the most unpopular with this board, would be to elevate either Ekeler or Hall.  I am probably a bigger fan of elevating Hall as he was a successful DC at Memphis under Justion Fuentes, and the Memphis defenses were much worse after he left.

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Travis said:

Truth is... I am not sure their is anything to report. 

Truth is... none of us have any idea what is going on and all the doom and gloom is pure speculation.

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1 hour ago, UNTLifer said:

Truth is... none of us have any idea what is going on and all the doom and gloom is pure speculation.

I think based on Seth's history,  we have a solid idea what's going on. 

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