Coordinator Prediction Thread (HCRE)

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  1. MASSconn

    MASSconn Pretentious CR Critic

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    Al Golden is on the Lions staff, could see him as DC. I trust Edsall for DC hire regardless but the OC hire is critical.

    I would love Mark Helfrich but that's a bit optimistic. I am assuming Benedict has SEC ties and Edsall has his old coaching tree ties.


    Thoughts on OC and DC?
     
  2. HobokenHusky

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    If he gets Locksley in here to recruit that would be the only glimmer of happiness I would get out of this hire.
     
  3. UConnDan97

    UConnDan97 predicting undefeated seasons since 1983

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    I have a feeling we could see Foley back and possibly even Hughes. I saw Wholley's name floating around the Boneyard as well via Orlovsky tweet I think, which could be a possibility.

    A big question will be recruiting and recruiting coordinator, which will be crucial to our comeback...
     
  4. Papadukes

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    31GuardTrap Level 200 Poster

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    Pffft.....who's left that we could actually get?
     
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  6. 31GuardTrap

    31GuardTrap Level 200 Poster

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    As a QB coach, sure.
     
  7. Papadukes

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    I need to see the OC DC OL and QB coach before I can believe Randy is up to date
     
  8. huskysupporter

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    We won't be getting big name coordinators due to what we pay assistant coaches. doesn't mean we can't get solid ones though.
     
  9. UConnSportsGuy

    UConnSportsGuy Addicted to all things UCONN!

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    Lyndon Johnson will be back.
     
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  10. Papadukes

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    Yes Dan O for QB coach I hope and I mean hope Randy lets an OC let er rip
     
  11. ktuck911

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    I pray Wholley is back at the very least...

    Hope we can get some guys for OC and DC that actually did the job before and had success at the FBS level or NFL level at some point in their careers... or a hot FCS OC/DC coach that's been lights out in recent years.
     
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  12. UConnSportsGuy

    UConnSportsGuy Addicted to all things UCONN!

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    Wonder if HCRE will use this as a way to convince DJ Hernandez to get back into football coaching?
     
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  13. ktuck911

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    Which benefits our Special Teams immediately...
     
  14. businesslawyer

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    I expect we wll see a lot of familiar names. I'm not worried about DC -- If it's Hank Hughes that doesn't excite me but it's fine.

    We do need a top notch OC, and I don't know that there is one in the UConn family tree. And I'd love a Locksley or some other recruiter who is looser with the rules than Edsall's staff here was.
     
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  15. huskymedic

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    Agree...
     
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  16. Nostical

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    That was one of the main reasons Edsall left. He couldn't get Hathaway to back him on having admissions loosen up on acceptance criteria for a few key recruits. I think he'll not only respect DB but appreciate how a professional AD with some guts--and the ear of Susan Herbst--operates. I believe DB will be very proactive and supportive of Edsall. He needs his first hire to be a success. Having lots of performance incentives built into the K and a $0 buyout after 3 years, opens up a lot of possibilities going forward.
     
  17. BNich

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    Lutrus and Orlovsky have been on social media saying Wholley should be brought back in some capacity. Apparently he is a guy that his players loved to play for.
     
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    The poor guy doesn't even go by his name DJ anymore due to his brother. He has a successful life in Texas now. Not a shot he comes back, let alone coaching.
     
  19. UCYamsMD

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    If Frank Verducci isn't recruiting coordinator, there will be heck to pay!!!
     
  20. Sean

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    How about the Fordham coach, Andrew Breiner? Was their OC/QB under Moorhead, and successful as HC after. Has been talked about as a possible HC here early on.
     
  21. 06029

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    OC should be Steve Logan. He would be a good pairing with Edsall.

    DC - Give me someone the gels with the prior Edsall D philosophy.
     
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  22. Rewster

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    Considering RE is only getting paid 1 million per year that should allow for good coordinator hires. What he is getting paid and the no buy out after 3 years is the only thing I like about this hire right now.

    We should be able to throw some money around for good coaches.
    Maybe Burton will make sure of it as it will be a bit of a donor legacy issue for him
     
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  23. Jimdish255

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    The OC Position posting was good thru Jan 4 I think. Is that now scrapped and a new "search" listing going up or will the deadline still apply for RE's new hire?

    Recruiting Solutions Sign-in
     
  24. Jarhead_1775

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    He's still getting over a mill a year to hold a clipboard. He's rightfully going to ride that gravy train to the end of the line.
     
  25. huskymedic

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    The initial OC posting closed on 11:59 PM eastern on December 26, 2016. The new job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on January 4, 2017.
     
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  26. UConnNick

    UConnNick from Vince Lombardi's home town

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    1,000 percent.

    I hope he reaches out to him. What's happened to DJ is a terrible shame. He never was close to our best QB, but he was a true warrior, decent H-back type receiver, and tremendous leader.
     
  27. tjhusky

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    OC and DC jobs remove on 1/4. Just in time to hire them and send them out on the recruiting trail.
     
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  28. HuskyDogArt

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    Dan O would be a great coach. Maybe when the Lions season is over (this Sunday after Aaron Rodgers beat them) or after the playoffs (I want to see the Lions in the playoffs), maybe DanO can join RE's staff...
     
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  29. SonsOfNutmeg

    SonsOfNutmeg #TheComeback #UConnNation

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    Ok, now that we've all come to grips that Randy Friggin' Edsall is coming back to lead our boys back into glory, who do we think he'll bring in as OC? Wondering who we could potentially target given money and given our issues right now (conference, geography, instability, recruiting problems, post-Diaco stuff...) I know FAU (Lane Kiffin's new gig) just hired Art Briles kid- Kendal Briles who was OC at Baylor. Kinda crazy, would love to see Randy bring in a higher profile up and coming OC who will develop these kids and take shots down the field. Here's a few options I came up with...

    • Donnie Kirkpatrick- James Madison OC (FCS)
    • Tim Polask- North Dakota State OC (FCS)
    • Kirk Ciarrocca- Western Michigan OC
    • Frank Ponce (or) Shawn Clark- App. State Co-OC's
    • Kenny Endenfield- Troy OC
    • Tyson Helton- Western Kentucky OC
    • Brian Wright- Toledo OC
    • Frank Scelfo- Louisiana Tech OC

    Other guys in Edsall's past...

    • Gary Crowton- Stephen F. Austin OC (FCS)- was on Maryland staff under Edsall (2011)
    • Mike Locksley- Alabama Offensive Analyst- was on Maryland staff under Edsall as OC (2012-2015)
     
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  30. noeynox

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    What is Norries Wilson up to?
     
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