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Doughty just tweeted that there are rumblings Stinespring is in discussions with the Colts. Wow.
I guess he really left a lasting impression on Pep. Good for him if moving on to the league is something he wants to do. Could be an interesting and positive career move.
Stiney? The Colts? To do what?
Stiney is a fine coach whether people believe it or not. The coaches all know.
I think he is probably a better position coach than he gets credit for. NFL experience might be good overall career development for him. If Stiney leaves.....bring Coach Cav back as TE coach???
I can't blame anyone for going to NFL, nice to see beamers tree get some limbs on it too.
If not Cav, I would not be surprised to see Chris Malone's name re-enter the picture. I would hate to lose Stiney, but if NFL $$ are calling would not be surprised to see him leave.
Is he going to recruit free agents?
Hmmmm. Interesting. Not good enough to remain OC here, but in talks with the NFL Colts. Amazing. Wonder what Bud thinks about that when he can't get a sniff?
If Stinespring leaves then I think we should go get another young coach similar to the guys we just hired. Get a guy that's hungry for an oppportunity who is a smart, ambitious position coach that is a dynamic recruiter. We need to continue the youth movement on our staff. Cav has done great things for this program over the years, but I think we should turn the page and go all in on the youth movement while still going after highly qualified candidates. The recruiting rules just changed and we need to get guys that are savvy in that regard. Are you telling me that Cav is going to have a twitter account and be texting recruits, and using other social media, etc. I'm not sure that's his comfort zone.
This post was edited by Brian76x2 15 months ago
LOL! I would bet if Bud wanted some position coach job in the NFL he could have one in 10 seconds. Bud has at least interviewed for a coordinator job in BCS football and has been rumored for other DC jobs with BCS schools...I haven't heard of Stiney interviewing for anything like that.
I'm sure Stiney is a great recruiter, but no one is irreplaceable.
Malone is young, unemployed, and coached TEs at both VMI and UMass. No clue about recruiting, though.
This is why I have difficulty buying into Stiney's coaching prowess. For years it's been 'Stiney's the man but Frank won't let go of the reins'. Now that we're finally doing something to change the O the change isn't removing the reins from Stiney, it's demoting him and giving total control of the offense to somebody else altogether. How good could he really be if Frank never trusted him enough to let him do his job?
Whatever, man. Merely musing. I'm a little stunned that there's rumblings out there with regards to Stiney and the NFL.
Why? Wouldnt be as an OC. Pep is the Colts OC. Would be as TEs coach. Stiney is a great position coach and recruiter
That is true that Malone might be a good candidate, but we just hired a guy from JMU and that didn't work out well. I would rather find a young offensive asst coach from a major BCS program that wants to be a full on position coach. Those guys know recruiting at the highest level and in many cases have been exposed to coaching techniques not seen in 1-AA. On top of that, in most cases they have experience coaching in very big games. Example- Aaron Moorehead coaching in 3 BCS games with Stanford.
He is a classic example of the Peter Principle when he took over the offense.
If Stiney is good enough to make it as a position coach In the NFL, he should go for it. I just never thought of him as NFL caliber. My mistake I guess.
Coaching is a very odd thing it seems. Being a good coach does not always equal success. It takes an organization to be successful, not just a couple of good coaches. It will be interesting to see how the changes at VT work for Frank. From the outside, it appears that he found some guys that will mesh well with VT, provide new ideas, and shake off old ghosts. Brian may need a change of scenery as well. May do him a world of good. I would hate to see him go as I think he has done a great job identifying talent and working with the kids.
That would be AMAZING for Stiney... If he wanted to leave VT and get paid more, etc. However, if he did decide to leave, I think it'd be imperative that Loeffler hire his replacement.
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If Stiney was such a great coach, why was our offense so bad, and why did Beamer demote him?
He's a good position coach, great motivator, and awesome recruiting. No, he isn't at all OC material but I believe he could run a football program. Like someone said, he loves VT and wants them to win. That means he will have the best personnel and hit the recruiting trail hard. Awesome motivator for his love for the Hokies. A head coach doesn't have to be able to know the X's and O's to be successful. He just has to be able to hire people that know them and with his recruiting skills and motivation, he would do just that.
If Stiney was a Bad Coach and not an asset to the program he would have been fired and not demoted, its that simple..imo
Agree that the new OC "BETTER" be involved with replacing Stiney (if he really is leaving).
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