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Oregon hired Chip Kelly as their OC from being the OC at New Hampshire...No they didn't win the NC but they played in it. Proof that the big boys do this.
"I don't care what nobody say I'm a be me, stay hood stay real, cause I'm out here grindin'" -Frank Beamer
Everyone wanted a new OC with total autonomy. TCB said the new OC will choose his OL coach. We should all be happy with that IMO.
I agree with that...just proving a point.
Of course there are exceptions to what I said about unproven coaches (always are). That doesn't mean there aren't hundreds of coaches that fail at the BCS ranks when previously unproven. My only point is that the best teams hire the best coaches/recruiters. If we truly are trying to compete for the MNC (empty trophy case, etc) then we must follow the same model that others have.
As for money, that's a change within the program that needs to change. That's up to Weaver and co to convince alumni we are truly competing for a MNC. That won't happen by hiring FCS coaches.
Remember, we are talking about position coaches, not coordinators. Its not that rare at all that position coaches go from FCS to FBS. Like I said, if our new OC deems Malone more qualified and a better fit for the job than a guy at a big school, then that is fine by me. Its about the fit, not the current status of the guy. Some coaches that are currently in FCS are better than some of the FBS coaches are I'm sure.
The OC will make that decision along with input from FB. I will support the decision no matter who they choose. Chris is a quality individual and a very good coach. Someone will give him another chance.
This post was edited by HokieMan24 15 months ago
Hokieman24, You made some great points here ,I feel sure Frank Beamer and the New OC will work Together on picking the Offensive Staff for VT. Making sure the right Chemistry is made for all involved . Frank Beamer is still the Boss. And I believe when all of this unfolds, We as VT fans will be very pleased. NO, I have no idea on Who but feel like this is heading in the right direction. GO Hokies !
Not disputing you...but where did Gus Malzahn come from when he was hired at Auburn? Wasn't he at a lower level school and just a couple of years out of high school coaching?
Chad Morris was 1 year removed from High School coaching when he got hired at Clemson for OC...
Vandy's DC was hired directly from William and Mary where he was their DC. And we are talking about coordinators. With position coaches this happens all the time...If the guy is qualified and the staff thinks he can do a good job, then it doesn't matter if he comes from FCS or from some FBS team.
Thank you EastStands Mike, I was just going to post the same thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chad Morris was coaching High School and he has been kicking ass since he was hired!
I will say this, I only post on issues or subjects I am confident on or very knowledgeable about.
Like T Gray and Cornell Brown, Malone played on the 1994, 1995 and 1996 teams. So why would it be a problem if he was hired?! Malone was a standout player and leader on those teams from the Mid 1990’s THAT STARTED THE RUN that we are on now. So Like me, Todd Washington, Derek Smith and MANY OTHERS, he knows what it takes to win at VT and win championships!!!
As far as recruiting, he beat out Boston College on a DT from Robinson-who was all conference every year and Defensive player of the year in CAA. He also beat out Maryland on two players. He also landed a player from North Stafford who currently has 5 1a offers! And JMU does not even throw the ball!!!
The Bottom Line is that if the Hokies hire Malone, he is very qualified and will do a good job. I love and respect Coach Newsome. I have known him since I was 13 years old and I played against his teams in high school. He is a very good coach. I also think when he was hired, recruiting the Tidewater area played a factor.
Good post, though I'm still not sure there is enough evidence to suggest he'll be an above average recruiter
True but Im just saying that I know he can coach.
Yeah that seems to be the consensus. I mentioned to HM24 the other day that I think priority #1 is coaching ability. Seems obvious, but here we are....
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