Welcome home, fellow Gator.

The Gator Nation's oldest and most active insider community
Join today!

Miss. St.looking at Grantham for HC.***EDIT***Mike Leach got the job

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by GatorRider, Jan 4, 2020.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. GatorRider

    GatorRider GC Hall of Fame

    2,635
    179
    278
    Apr 12, 2007
    From SDS:

    One of Dan Mullen’s assistant coaches is reportedly a candidate to take over at Mississippi State

    and from Swamp247:

    Grantham's son committed to play baseball at Mississippi State in August. He's a 2020 prospect finishing up his senior year at Buchholz High School in Gainesville.

    At the very least, Mississippi State's opening will bear monitoring until the position is filled. Grantham hasn't been a head coach, but it's clear he's in line for a move up eventually if he finds the right job.

    136COMMENTS
    Opportunities don't keep presenting themselves otherwise. And Mullen would be supportive of the right kind of move.

    "For our guys, they get the opportunity to go be a head coach, one, I encourage them," Mullen said. "We do everything we can to help put them in that situation to become a head coach. And then I certainly hope if it’s an advancement for somebody on our staff that they take people with them and it would advance their careers."
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2020
    • Like Like x 2
    • Informative Informative x 2
    • Fistbump/Thanks! Fistbump/Thanks! x 1
  2. shane4three

    shane4three GC Hall of Fame

    3,201
    859
    393
    Dec 24, 2014
    Napier
    Fedora
    Chizik


    Grantham not in top 3. He’ll maybe interview.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  3. recongator

    recongator GC Legend

    623
    311
    378
    Nov 26, 2017
    Chizik... wow I hadn’t heard his name mentioned before for anything.
    That would be interesting
     
    • Funny Funny x 5
  4. beemerthegator

    beemerthegator All American

    304
    123
    173
    Dec 1, 2019
    I don't want to lose Grantham... ...but think if we did that Mullen could attract a big time replacement, especially with the players we have on campus. Maybe Strong has had enough of the head coaching carousel for awhile and would be happy taking $1 million plus to run a defense. Strong of course coached as a coordinator with Mullen at Florida in the Meyer years and has the recruiting contacts in our recruiting base.
     
    • Like Like x 5
    • Dislike Dislike x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  5. WarDamnGator

    WarDamnGator GC Hall of Fame

    6,376
    467
    698
    Apr 8, 2007
    Yeah ... he's had a strange career ... he went 2-10 his last year at Iowa State in 2008 and somehow turned that into a job offer from Auburn in 2009. Won a NC with Cam Newton in 2010 and then faded to a 3-9 season ... fired in 2012, never a head coach again. I totally forgot he existed.
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Like Like x 1
    • Dislike Dislike x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. gatorich

    gatorich GC Hall of Fame

    2,790
    143
    298
    Apr 8, 2007
    Pensacola, FL
    I’m not sure if this would be bad news or good news for the Gators.:emoji_confused:
     
    • Agree Agree x 6
    • Funny Funny x 4
    • Like Like x 3
    • Winner Winner x 1
  7. 32250Gator

    32250Gator GC Hall of Fame

    1,088
    348
    318
    Jan 4, 2013
    They’d be crazy to hire Chizik over Grantham. Chizik has a proven track record of being a terrible coach who’s only success came when Auburn was the highest bidder for a generational player. Absent of a generational talent, Chizik on average lost 2/3 of his games each season.

    They would be better off to hire Grantham and overpay for a top notch OC. I’d rather roll the dice on an unknown than hire a proven loser.
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
  8. INGATORSWETRUST

    INGATORSWETRUST GC Hall of Fame

    16,926
    945
    808
    Apr 8, 2007
    Florida
    I would be shocked if they hired a HC without prior HCing experience after the Coordinator disaster. Gene has SEC West experience. Briles or Freeze have stained reputations, but so did Durkin. They have to move quickly due to Feb NSD approaching. Must have had someone in mind prior to firing.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  9. g8rnc

    g8rnc All American

    407
    161
    368
    May 13, 2015
    Some of you would be happy if he left but what about who he would bring with him from our staff? Christian Robinson? I personally would prefer to keep together the staff that has accounted for 2 years of double digit wins.
     
    • Agree Agree x 7
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  10. SuperMOM

    SuperMOM All American

    451
    219
    313
    Jan 31, 2016
    Chiz left UNC after one really good year (as DC). I doubt he leaves the SEC Network.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  11. cocodrilo

    cocodrilo GC Hall of Fame

    12,961
    676
    938
    Apr 8, 2007
    I guess they figure if they hire Chizik, he'll bring in another Cam Newton. That's what made him before.
     
  12. gatornga38

    gatornga38 Recruit

    1
    0
    26
    Dec 20, 2019
    if so Marquan Manuel to come in? young.fomer gator could be interesting.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  13. zman-1

    zman-1 Senior

    280
    70
    213
    Mar 5, 2017
    West of the equator
    What would a top ten list of potential DC candidates look like? Realistic options only.
     
  14. MoscowGtr

    MoscowGtr All American

    325
    28
    63
    Aug 17, 2011
    • Informative Informative x 2
  15. GatorSean

    GatorSean GC Hall of Fame

    6,415
    784
    548
    Apr 3, 2007
    It's strange considering how I kept reading on this board that everyone at MSU thought he was awful and is glad he left.
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • Wish I would have said that Wish I would have said that x 1
  16. thale410

    thale410 GC Hall of Fame

    5,259
    790
    463
    Apr 3, 2007
    His best quality at this late juncture is that he's available. MSU panicked big time when Lane rolled into Oxford. Idiotic to fire a guy after Jan. 1.
     
    • Agree Agree x 7
    • Funny Funny x 1
  17. MoscowGtr

    MoscowGtr All American

    325
    28
    63
    Aug 17, 2011
    I for one liked Odom (fired Missouri coach), but he was hired by Arkansas. Did someone snap up Schumann at Georgia?

    The thing I don’t like about this is that it would probably take a month to have someone in place - not great timing for recruiting.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  18. wingtee

    wingtee GC Hall of Fame

    6,809
    927
    443
    Apr 11, 2007
    Latitude Margaritaville
    Exactly !!
     
  19. reaves2alvarez

    reaves2alvarez All American

    317
    215
    313
    Nov 29, 2016
    But his track recorded as a DC is excellent. Just not as an HC.

    Irrelevant but he is also a Gator grad and a really really good guy.

    “Wes Chandler was Percy Harvin before Percy Harvin was born.”
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
  20. wingtee

    wingtee GC Hall of Fame

    6,809
    927
    443
    Apr 11, 2007
    Latitude Margaritaville
    How about Butch ?
     
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
    • Best Post Ever Best Post Ever x 1
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.