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What type of coach would you look for? Just was interested in what everyone is thinking because we all loved Pep and most hated CL.
I would probably hire someone that would make all the people on message boards mad. Seems to be everybodys thinking on here anyway.
Younger, solid track record (albeit a shorter track record), good recruiter.
I was on board for Pep and against CL not because of their offensive philosophy but for intangibles. Pep is young, energetic, and moving up the career ladder quickly. CL is middle aged, basically took a year off to go be with his family, and has been moving DOWN the career ladder steadily. Pep is a good recruiter with ties to the region... CL is not a good recruiter and has absolutely zero ties to the region. Call me crazy, but I'm more concerned about getting someone to re-energize our program (in terms of fan and player excitement and ability to recruit good offensive players to our program) than I am what type of offense they'll actually run.... I figure the actual game planning and play calling can only get better with any new OC running the show
This post was edited by nc_hokie87 18 months ago
Two people I would love to hire:
Nick Rolovich: OC for Nevada
Brian Johnson OC for Utah
Both are very young and they are well versed in the Spread or Pistol.
Well, we have to look at this from the standpoint of a veteran HC who has 3-5 years left, and who wants to make a final push. You also have to consider resources available. Considering Frank's situation, I don't think he's in a position to take a chance on a young, up and coming assistant who's never been a coordinator. That leaves us with either hiring a current OC from a non-BCS program, throwing money at an OC from a BCS program (who has obviously shown success) or hiring a recently fired HC or OC. getting someone from an existing BCS program to come to VT would be difficult and likely expensive. We just tried it and it didn't work. You might as well forget hiring an existing OC from the SEC or B1G because they can match any offer we come up with. So, that likely leaves you with the option of hiring from a small conference school or a recently fired HC or OC. So, from there, you try to identify the best fit and/or option
This post was edited by JLMHokie 18 months ago
I'd look for someone who is young and innovative. Look at Chip Kelly, when Oregon hired him he was the OC at New Hampshire. They obvioulsy saw a young OC who had new interesting looks on offense and went with him, I'd say they've been pretty successful and Beamer would love to have their offense coupled with Bud's D. Thats why I think we really need to give a look at ODU's OC.
Agree my friend I am the same way and to me young, energetic, and recruits well is alot better than our current state of Hokie Nation. I believe we recruit well but we cant let the best talent out of the state. I will say that some just want to get away from home and I understand that but for the majority most want there family and friends to see them play. When I look on the sidelines I wanna see coaches with fire under there ass (D coaches always have it) and wanna see these players developed and being coached the entire game. I think Beamer will do whats rite if he wants to make that big run that we all talk about. I may be an arm chair QB as some would call it but I can tell when you take crap and try to give it a nice paint job it is still crap, and thats what these kids are getting from this staff.
I still don't understand why a guy like Brian Scott at ODU wouldn't be a possibility. Outstanding offenses every year....the only reason why ODU wins their games. Like Bud, he wishes his counterpart on D could at least muster something to help his unit. Plus he's firmly entrenched in the 757 so he understands the culture of the athletes. His QB was named first team all-american, as a sophomore no less. Really hope/wish we interview this guy.
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