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Because they often looks at things superficially. With Loeffler,they place heavy emphasis on his first year at Auburn without digging deeper to understand the challenges he faced. Many of these "sports writers" take the lazy way out.
Anyone want to hit up Dover Downs?!
Hammer meet nail....couldn't have said it better myself.
I really like Loeffler and Grimes. If for some reason it doesn't work out, so be it but I really think it's a good situation for Loeffler to be successful. He doesn't have an idiot head coach like Chizik to deal with and we're a lot closer skill wise to what he likes in an offensive unit.
That and because it's VT.
If they were praising the hires I would be scared to death.
At first I was a little worried that we were blinded by O&M glasses, but reading through posts from other fanbases has made me feel better. Even Auburn's finicky fans were quick to blame the switch from the spread to the pro-style rather than Loeffler himself.
While we won't know for sure how great this hire was for awhile, I think it's safe to say that his year at Auburn was a fluke and that we picked up a great new OC!
A CBS article also called Kiehl Frazier "young but gifted". There is absolutely nothing to base that on other than a high rating out of high school. He has been terrible at Auburn and only threw a total of 13 passes in the final 7 games of their season. He made it sound like they had an All-American QB that SL ruined. Frazier was recruited for Malzahn's offense and could play better in it next season but the writer's assessment was not backed by any college production to date.
Just saw this reported on the local news (CBS) here in Birmingham. Of course they also pointed out the 115th ranked offense during his stint in Auburn and that our first game was vs. Bama.
I'm reserving judgement right now for what I think of the Loeffler hire.
That being said, for all of those who want to look at the 115th ranked Offense, did they also notice that Auburn's offense was ranked 100th the year before he came, and perhaps the cupboard was bare? Do they also notice that in 2011, his offense at Temple was ranked 63rd? At Temple!
Anyway, like I said, I'm not sure how I feel about this hire, and I think I'd rather wait and see the results before I get excited or disappointed. It is a tad bit concerning to me that so many talking heads think it was a dud. However, if he can get Temple to 63rd ranked offense in the nation, then he should be able to do pretty good with VT's potential. I worry about our talent at OL for the first few years as being a hindrance to anyone, but merely simplifying our offensive schemes and instilling a philosophy should be enough for us to get through the ACC cakewalk.
Talent at ol is fine IMO it was coaching. If acree recovers and can get on the field like it sounded like he was pushing towards we have 3 four stars and a bunch of high 3 star guys to work with.
God I hope AU offense is not what we signed up for. Just watch 3 AU games last night and the OL and play calling were terrible. They are all still on replay on espn 3. I really hope there were other outside factors bc on the surface it looked sad.
He ran the worst offense in college football last year.... you have to expect some eyebrow raising at that. He sounds like a great guy, but I think i would have gone a different direction. A young up and coming position coach would have been my choice. You'd have the chance he'd might bolt in a couple years, but Beamer's only got a couple years left. Also, if he's successful he could be tutoring future offensive coordinators that might already be on staff.
SL seems nice and is certainly not a bad hire as a QB coach, just not sure i'd give him the entire offense.
This post was edited by WRXHokie 18 months ago
Have you rewatched our bowl game?
Ranked 100 and then lost the best player on the offense in Dyer.
As you point out, he only has a couple years left. Can't be too risky with the hire. And just knowing Beamer, he'd never take too big a risk.
I couldn't care less what the national media thinks about VT's football decisions.
The net gain of these hires - despite losing Sherman - is astounding.
You must not have watched their first game against Clemson because their running game was really good. I know it's Clemson but still. They moved the ball really well.
They slam because they can and they are pundit types. Doen't mean they have any idea whether they are right or wrong. Doesn't matter what the sublect some people want attention and being negative seems to work. I say ignore the dumb bast---s. But thats just me.
An Auburn fan on the MB stated this point and said that after this Chizik took over playcalling from Lefty and became a huge part of the offensive game-planning aspect as well.
I don't disagree with the coaching issue but i haven't seen any evidence that the talent is there. i hope it is, but i haven't seen it.
Going into spring ball we have Farris, Miller, Willenbrock, Arkema, Gibson, Wang, Benedict, Acree, Conte, Goins (is he on the team?), Shuman, Tarashke, Osterloh....and maybe Redman if he switches positions. [and now McLaughlin...getting better!]
are there 8 good ones on that list? are there 5 good ones on that list?
i'll be happy if the guys know who to block and make the effort to do it.
wonder if Loeffler and Grimes will insist on having as many OL's as DLs (15 returning) on the roster?
This post was edited by daveinop 18 months ago
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