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I would love to see this commitment by VT.
In essence, BAMA employs 9 extra "coaches" (analysts) whose job is to review film, break down tendencies (their own and their opponents'), and begin game plan preparation -- all of which they then pass along to the actual coaches. Anything else "regular coaches" must ordinarily do in order to be successful (that is not expressly prohibited by the NCAA), these analysts do for BAMA.
Saves TONS of time which coaches can put into recruiting, among other things.
Obviously, these analysts have no direct coaching contact with players and do no recruiting.
These are "football guys" who are bright, knowledgeable, and ambitious.
I would love to see VT do this, assuming we do not. I've never heard of it anywhere other than at BAMA, actually.
Your thoughts, insight, critique?
Glenn Schumann, also a son of a former Alabama defensive back, is the Crimson Tide's other graduate assistant coach.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Salemite 18 months ago
I volunteer for this duty.
Bama is run like an NFL team where you have unlimited personnel. So its not surprising that they have this many folks behind the scenes helping out. 3 of the last 4 national titles... seems like they're doing something right.
I'm sure some of the staff here know but i think we currently have two GA....so we are only 7 short.
I know what Bama does is probably technically within the rules, but it sure does feel like they are cheating the spirit of the game. Kinda of like hey, their regular coaches aren't good enough to do everything by themselves so they have a whole different coaching staff breaking down the opponents.
And also, VT simply does not have the financial resources to do anything even remotely similar to what bama is doing.
This post was edited by hokiefan14 18 months ago
My thoughts on this... couldn't afford it if we wanted to. That's why we need #VT4SEC
Of course, VT could afford it. They apparently do not consider it a priority, but the money is there.
On the contrary, the money is not there.
All they have to do is look on this board to find 1,000+ people who think they are analysts and it is free! If Tech utilized this resource I'm not sure how we could ever be beat.
Most schools don't. I think that is the primary reason the NCAA admitted they cannot level the playing field, in regards to recruiting.
Manifestly incorrect. It is a matter of allocation, perhaps, but the $ is there.
Well, I guess if there is a sports program or 2 you want to cut from the budget, I guess technically, the money is there.
VT does a great job running the athletic department in the black but we are not awash with cash. Also, adding positions isn't as simple as just adding another salary, you have to fund that, + benefits + the state pension and retirement program + office space.... adding an additional body is expensive, much less adding 6 of them.
We run our Athletic Department in the black, we're financially comfortable and stable, but that doesn't mean we can wave the magic money wand and add 6 new positions to the athletic department
Well, you got me there. I really had the magic wand in mind, and had no idea there were costs beyond just paying salaries.
It is a matter of whether or not they think it is worth the expenditure, not whether they have the money.
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