Welcome home, fellow Gator.

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

Realistically, if you could choose our new DC, who would it be?

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by MyakkaGator, Oct 17, 2021.

  1. DomiGator

    DomiGator GC Hall of Fame

    1,296
    219
    1,788
    Apr 3, 2007
    One of the Dan Lanning/Glenn Schumann can be good options
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  2. coach

    coach GC Hall of Fame

    4,020
    1,729
    3,103
    Dec 5, 2008
    Boca Raton
    Haven't watched much ND football. But his performance against fsu makes him a big NO for me.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  3. tommyvee

    tommyvee GC Hall of Fame

    12,813
    3,752
    3,063
    May 16, 2007
    Thought Smart was that guy too since he was under Saban forever.
     
  4. savannahgator5220

    savannahgator5220 GC Hall of Fame

    2,275
    45
    173
    Apr 3, 2007
    Savannah Ga.
    Well he is limited by ND's academic restrictions. The FSU game was bad. I'm just saying he is far better than what we have now.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. chunks1

    chunks1 GC Legend

    512
    116
    1,773
    Jan 2, 2014
    Muffcramp is available.:D
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Come On Man Come On Man x 1
  6. dave_the_thinker

    dave_the_thinker VIP Member

    1,024
    387
    1,778
    Dec 1, 2019
    Milton, FL
    So Urban Meyer. Got it.

    As far as young prospects go, I don't think that matters. DC at UF is most attractive as a stepping stone ... the best hire we land will net a Natty and be gone the year after, a la Stoops.
     
  7. coach

    coach GC Hall of Fame

    4,020
    1,729
    3,103
    Dec 5, 2008
    Boca Raton
    I'd take Muschamp in a heartbeat over Grantham.
     
    • Agree Agree x 8
    • Like Like x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  8. KendallGator922

    KendallGator922 GC Hall of Fame

    2,330
    778
    1,913
    Mar 27, 2015
    Derek Mason
     
    • Like Like x 6
    • Agree Agree x 2
  9. WC53

    WC53 GC Hall of Fame

    4,979
    1,099
    1,958
    Oct 17, 2015
    Old City
    Dumb thread title. It is clearly the job of the new HC
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
  10. freedomgator

    freedomgator GC Hall of Fame

    1,545
    609
    1,928
    Mar 26, 2017
    Realistically is the first word of the thread title.

    [​IMG]
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Funny Funny x 3
  11. ufmc84

    ufmc84 GC Legend

    574
    226
    1,808
    Aug 13, 2017
    I don’t think arranged marriages are moral. Dan and Todd clearly have a special relationship, for better or worse was more than just words for this couple, they are living it before our very eyes. I’m not comfortable selecting someone for Dan, Dan should decide who he wants to court and commit to. If he chooses Todd so be it, they should definitely stay together and enjoy their life in Bowling Green, Ohio.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Dislike Dislike x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  12. Gatorrick22

    Gatorrick22 GC Hall of Fame

    73,261
    12,405
    4,228
    Apr 3, 2007
    Yes... no former NFL coordinators please. Young dynamic... and a man that can relate to the younger generation,. And a DC that can recruit well too.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2021
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. tegator80

    tegator80 GC Hall of Fame

    6,567
    1,282
    2,653
    May 29, 2007
    Richmond, VA
    Ah yes, a tallest midget contest.
     
    • Funny Funny x 7
  14. tegator80

    tegator80 GC Hall of Fame

    6,567
    1,282
    2,653
    May 29, 2007
    Richmond, VA
    If he is amenable. I think he has a home at Auburn. Otherwise it will take a bunch of political capital to sway him.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  15. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg All American

    431
    133
    1,813
    Jan 10, 2014
    North Mississippi
    So who’s gonna start the official Marquand Manuel to UF campaign? I’m all in.
     
    • Like Like x 7
    • Agree Agree x 3
  16. spike718

    spike718 GC Hall of Fame

    2,221
    680
    1,943
    Apr 11, 2007
    Many unrealistic options in this thread, a few bad choices, and some interesting ones. Here is my breakdown…..

    not realistic: venebles (highest paid DC and has snubbed head coaching opportunities. Any current NFL DC (I.e. Dan Quinn). It is a demotion to go from NFL to same position in college. Former head coaches Dan hasn’t worked with (I.e. Muschamp). Dan is not hiring a strong personality who could be a threat in anyway to his own job. Other category: jim Leonard. Would be awesome hire but he turned down the Packers DC as he is waiting to be Badgers next head coach. Off field baggage (Pruitt, Orgeron)

    bad choices: old retreads. Steele, Strong, and similar. Strong plays a bend but don’t break passive defense. Steele is out of touch. Bums: Manny Diaz. He is not a good recruiter and his defenses outside of 1 year at Miami stink.

    interesting choices: one of those Georgia co DC. One may want full DC responsibility and with Muschamp waiting in wings on staff he is a threat to their job.

    some suggestions from my end: While their defenses are okay, not great, I’ve seen a few Texas games this year and they tackle great and hit hard on every tackle and in the right place. Someone may be poach able on that staff.

    since I’m not the coach or AD it’s not my job to find the next great DC but I would be looking for someone…

    on the younger side for relatability to recruits
    Ties to new concepts and schemes not old school outdated system
    Aggressive system not bend but don’t break
    Strong personality but as a younger dude no threat to Dan cuz he won’t take that risk

    all that being said….it is highly likely that Dan wouldn’t make the leap and hire someone he hasn’t previously worked with to be his DC. Which is sad.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  17. DomiGator

    DomiGator GC Hall of Fame

    1,296
    219
    1,788
    Apr 3, 2007
    ah, he needs to be COMFORTABLE
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  18. staticgator

    staticgator GC Legend

    616
    152
    1,753
    Nov 27, 2016
    I have no idea who the guy would be, but ideally a young up and coming DC from a slightly smaller stature program in the greater southeast who can essentially become head coach of the defense and if things go well move on to become a head coach in a few years.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. LAGatorDoc

    LAGatorDoc GC Hall of Fame

    3,103
    903
    1,953
    Jul 29, 2012
    If you say that about DM and TG, what say you about DM and Hevs?
     
  20. ufmc84

    ufmc84 GC Legend

    574
    226
    1,808
    Aug 13, 2017
    OMG.. an open relationship. Mullen has to go!
     
    • Funny Funny x 1