Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by tilly, Jan 29, 2020.
is a football "analyst" allowed to recruit?
AFC has the post of the thread above me. Wish I could upvote it 100 times.
Many times a coach's strength don't come from Xs and Os but from more intangible stuff like locker room control or being inspirational. This is where Clemson has really excelled through the years and one reason they went from a .500 team to a playoff team. All without top 5 recruiting classes.
Xs and Os are important, and talent is important, but as we saw in 10 and 11, chemistry and locker room organization is a must for a championship team.
I think I read only on campus.
I am not sure of all the dynamics with analysts versus the assistant coaches, meaning who sets tones and temperaments and who sets schemes. It seems to me that the Bama system is more about getting some help to allow the coaches to do what they are required to do while the analysts are more another set of eyes or ears. And the reason they are on-board is not to be the ____-in-waiting but rather to keep their names in the pot for future employment elsewhere.
I have to believe the only way it works well is if the HC is THE authority and hasn't farmed out something to a coordinator. Is Grantham on-board with having someone who aspires to have a major college DC job or more in that role? As they say, too many cooks spoil the broth.
This. "Third and Strong" was not a thing.
According to other posts, "on campus recruiting" only. Not exactly sure what that means because I think we only found "The Dentist" kicker on campus.
I thought about the dentist as well lol.
Pretty sure in reality it means he can talk to kids on visits. He can be part of the team that sells the program when a recruit is physically on the campus. Pretty good guy to have on campus for that purpose alone.
As a DC, Strong > Grantham. IMO
As I recall, Carlos Dunlap pulled his asleep at the wheel in the middle of the intersection stunt within a couple days of when Strong announced he was leaving for Louisville. Is that correct, or is my sense of timing distorted?
Yeah, that's what I figured, too. Just being a wiseguy.
This is no evaluation period. Mullen and Strong were coaching together from 2005-2008. Mullen already knows EXACTLY what Strong brings to the table. These guys won 2 national championships in 4 seasons with the combination of Mullens offense and Strong's defense. I think this is a very smart move by Mullen. Lock Strong up but not interfere with what Grantham's doing this year.
The official announcement was the week after the SECCG debacle. So no. (On WEdnesday- I looked it up.)
But CS could have interviewed the week of the SECCG so was probably distracted.
I can't imagine CS would have prevented it though.
We had so many players take their eyes off the ball back then. The Dunlap thing was symptomatic of that.
All I remember is it was before the 09 SEC championship game however that lines up with strong's departure
What I remember (maybe incorrectly) is that Strong/mattison defenses as well as muschamp(mainly Quinn's) defenses made teams earn everything and seldom gave up the big play.
I love the sacks and yardage losses of Granthams defense but am pretty sick of the busted plays and coverages. Hopefully some of that was due to talent deficiencies but I would love to run a more sound defense ala Strong/Mattison/Quinn
A lot of time has passed since then. I am full on team Strong, but I also want to see what he is now as a coach when he does not have to be the man at the top. I hope that means he returns to his old ways.
I am very optimistic and hope for the best for coach Strong.
A side note, I was a senior in high school during spring of 2006. Coach Strong visited my high school and came into the weight training room to talk recruiting or football with our weight training coach, who also happened to be the head coach for the football team. I was on my way to Gainesville in a few months.
Coach Strong was not as tall as I expected him to be, but he was about as burly and barrel chested as I've ever seen a man. Shook his hand, told him I was heading up there and very excited for the upcoming football season. What a season it was.
Its players more than coaches. 2 years ago I pitched a shut out in a state title game for 47:37 against an undefeated team with a couple of D1 players on offense.
The next year, couldn't stop a JV team.
Could be the expectation of CS and TG are too high or too low based on what has happened on the field in relation to the talent playing on that field.
Also Kerwin Bell?
Just spit my coffee out reading that one. Nice. Lol