2014 Gator Recruit : DT Thomas Holley 6-4 295 of Abraham Lincoln HS, Brooklyn NY

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    Thomas Holley, come on down.
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    The last defensive tackle who decommitted from Penn State and signed with us turned out to be pretty good. Holley would be a nice pickup.
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    Thomas Holley, come on down... is right.
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    He'd be silly not to switch at this point
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    This would help ease the loss of Cook.
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    Long term, probably more valuable to the program. Assuming , we actually flip him.
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    Personally, if we lose out on skill positions but gain on big uglies, I am okay with that. You can't have enough of them. Grier - and presumably Roper when he shows people his OC skills - will get the rest. JMHO
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    Not sure he's going to flip, he has a relationship with his position coach so if he stays Holley stays. Even then, if he likes the new coach and you know the new coach will do all he can to keep the guy, I'm not sure he switches. I'd say 30/70 he comes.
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    http://espn.go.com/college-football...ssistant-coach-leave-penn-state-nittany-lions

    http://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/index.ssf/2014/01/where_have_all_the_penn_state.html

    Only three coaches, including interim head coach (& DL Coach) Larry Johnson, remain on the Nittany Lions' staff.

    Larry Johnson: PSU defensive line coach is now the interim head coach charged with keeping the 2014 recruiting class together. He is also expected to interview for the permanent head coaching job.

    John Butler: The Lions' defensive coordinator is well-liked by O'Brien. He resigned his post at PSU on Monday.

    Stan Hixon: PSU's wide receivers coach. Expected to join O'Brien in Houston.

    Charles London: PSU running backs coach. Another one of O'Brien's first hires at PSU. He was involved in recruiting. Could be Houston-bound.

    Charlie Fisher: Quarterbacks coach resigned in early December.

    Mac McWhorter: Veteran offensive line coach might be done with coaching with O'Brien now in the pro game. Still listed on PSU staff.

    John Strollo: PSU tight ends coach. Not sure if Strollo fits into the future plans of either O'Brien or Penn State. Still listed on PSU staff.

    Ron Vanderlinden: Linebackers coach resigned in early December. Would next PSU coach welcome him back on coaching staff?

    Anthony Midget: First-year safeties coach has a history of moving around. Rumors circulating about him reuniting with O'Brien in Houston. Resigned Monday.

    ** Craig Fitzgerald: PSU's popular strength and conditioning coach resigned Monday. FightonState.com reported Fitzy will join O'Brien in Houston.

    Bill Kavanaugh: Penn State's director of player personnel and recruiting specialist left PSU in December for a heading coaching job at his alma mater, Bentley (Mass.).

    Jimmy Bernhardt: Bill O'Brien's special assistant and longtime friend is expected to join the Texans.
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    Anything new regarding his commitment?
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    Right now he's in a holding pattern till the coach situation is figured out. My guess is he sticks. Coach Larry Johnson is his link to Penn st. But with the hire of Franklin, who is quite charismatic, and a decent recruiter, even if Johnson who has been there 18 yrs isn't retained I think Franklin keeps holley. :(
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    Believe I heard Larry Johnson is gone. Upset about not being seriously considered for the HC job
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    I hope Holley has talked to Easley and heard what a great opportunity it was to play for UF and what a growth experience it was to leave the boroughs and live among the warm, fun loving, football loving students and residents of Florida. Penn State is a fine school and they have a fine coach, but State College is a major step down from Brooklyn. He should also take a look at all the DL talent we have sent to the NFL in recent years.
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    If he’s waiting to see who Penn State’s next coach is, I’m worried Franklin could convience him to stay. Hope not though.
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    If he was staying because of Johnson and Johnson is really gone, that could definitely be a good sign for us.
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    Lol... "Johnson and Johnson" looked funny.... But I agree.
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    Not too hopeful now that Franklin is there. Holley is sure to love his passion and the new energy around the program (not that they weren't already doing quite well under O'Brien, considering the circumstances).
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    I think people might be giving Franklin too much credit. He's a good recruiter, but he's no meyer. Also, lineman value their relationship with their DL coach as much as the HC. If Johnson leaves I think Holley is ours.
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