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HCJM & Co. giving offers to multiple prep school athletes can have benefits for both sides. For UConn it offers easier inroads to local prep athletes who might otherwise sign with out of state schools. Randy was famous for shunning local preps.
For the prep coaches, it makes it easier to recruit higher caliber athletes as they can show that players on their current roster are getting a lot of interest & being placed on FBS teams.
It really is a damn shame RE refused to recruit the preps and transfers; really cut off his to nose to spite his face. I wonder if Warde and Benedict rode him on this stubbornness? If not, they should have - it cost us some level of competiveness. SMH.
 
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Forget Europe. Down under mate.

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I’m sure Coach Mora can read the same data I can and he isn’t going to invest lots of time in getting Connecticut kids. A few now to fill slots maybe and build some bridges, but over the last 15 years or so Connecticut has averaged 10 FBS signees per year, highest number in 2019 with 18, lowest was 5 A couple of times. Texas and Florida average over 320 each over the same period. New Jersey around 50, PA 65, so you really can’t just recruit locally. And of note UConn brings in at least a few of those local kids every year. We had +- 18 Connecticut kids on the roster this season. Assuming they were equally distributed ( they probably weren’t) that’s 3.5 per year or 35% of the local FBS kids. Given all the other factors at play I’m not sure you will ever do much better.

The other thing of note as Pudge says, many come from prep programs. Better coaching better competition, and since at least some guys are doing post grad years, older and physically more mature. Bottom line is we have 1 guy on staff who is tied into the local system..we certainly don't need 2-3. As I noted many times before, there are high schools in Texas and Florida that turn out more FBS players than Connecticut does. A few years ago, the high school my brother’s kids attended had 6 on just the defensive side of the ball.
Have we considered factors such as the population of Texas and Florida is just an it’s Betsy larger than CT. There are counties in Texas that are nearly as big as our state. High school football in Texas is somewhere between an obsession and a religion. So we cannot compete in raw numbers but even though we are a small state let’s think and act big in quality.
 
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Assistant Football Coach (Specialist 2A)​

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Work type: Full-time
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JOB SUMMARY
The University of Connecticut is accepting applications and nominations for multiple full-time Assistanat Football Coach positions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist the Head Football Coach in the organization and administration of all phases of a Division I FBS program including game preparation and the recruitment and evaluation of prospective student-athletes; assist in monitoring academic progress and development of student-athletes; community involvement; and other program duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach.
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Bachelor’s degree; three years’ experience as a football coach at the collegiate FBS, FCS or NFL within the past 10 years; working knowledge of the correct application of NCAA regulations; strong commitment to the academic goals of the University; and excellent organizational, teaching, communication and public relations skills.
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Five years of collegiate coaching experience at the Division I level; possesses coaching and student-athlete development philosophies consistent with that of the Division of Athletics and its football program
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Salary will be commensurate with experience.
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Director Of Football Operations (Specialist 2A)​

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JOB SUMMARY
The University of Connecticut is accepting applications and nominations for the full-time position of Director of Football Operations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assisting the Head Football Coach in a variety of daily administrative and operational duties including coordinating all team travel arrangements, organizing pre-season training camp; providing support for practice and game preparation, including attending meetings related to coaching activities which include game analysis and review of game film; assisting, as needed, with data collection including the tracking of team performance statistics during competitions and practice sessions; and other program duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach.
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Bachelor’s degree required; knowledge of the correct application of NCAA regulations; strong commitment to the academic goals of the University; and excellent organizational, communication, and public relations skills.
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Master’s degree; two years’ experience working with a Division I football or NFL program; and possesses coaching and student-athlete development philosophies consistent with that of the Division of Athletics and its football program; leadership experience from previously managing a business or football operations.
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Salary will be commensurate with experience.
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Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
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This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on December 6, 2021.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at Connecticut Office of State Ethics.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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I'm not going to post all of them, but it looks like all of the previous job postings were re-posted on December 1, with a closing date of December 6.
 
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I'm not going to post all of them, but it looks like all of the previous job postings were re-posted on December 1, with a closing date of December 6.
What does one make of this?
 
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here's another thing as we spout on numbers and harvesting football athletes

There are NOW 12 FBS programs in Texas; 7 in Florida and North Carolina; 6 in Alabama. That is a lot of mouths that need to be fed. My obvious surprise about the NEPSCAC is the number and full sized kids they are looking at. In our backyard - and I don't care if they were born in CT or NE. There is just a ton of population and not many FBS programs in NE or NY or PA or NJ.
 
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What does one make of this?
This is the dumbest part of UConn FB search. Some HR person probably said that they needed to pos the job. I dont understand how, on earth, they make HR go through this dog and pony show. Makes a mockery of open-ended hiring TBH, Just exempt coaching jobs. What would happen if Bill Parcells applied. By rule he should get an interview. LOL. Then when we don’t hire him, age discrimination?
 
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This is the dumbest part of UConn FB search. Some HR person probably said that they needed to pos the job. I dont understand how, on earth, they make HR go through this dog and pony show. Makes a mockery of open-ended hiring TBH, Just exempt coaching jobs. What would happen if Bill Parcells applied. By rule he should get an interview. LOL. Then when we don’t hire him, age discrimination?
It's one of those by the books CT things.. The legal stuff in this state rules..
 
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These laws aren’t perfect, but they all exist for a reason. If you think that taxpayer money should go to the most qualified, and not reserved for friends of bosses even if they are overwhelmingly white and male, how do you not require some amount of openness in the hiring process?

Unless you think that college sports are so damn important that letting coaches hiring quickly and freely is more important than anti-discrimination laws.
 
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These laws aren’t perfect, but they all exist for a reason. If you think that taxpayer money should go to the most qualified, and not reserved for friends of bosses even if they are overwhelmingly white and male, how do you not require some amount in opening in the hiring process?

Unless you think that college sports are so damn important that letting coaches hiring quickly and freely is more important than anti-discrimination laws.
I think all these things are important, which makes what UConn does a mockery of the system.

Just exempt coaches. These are essentially networked positions. You can’t attain this job blind without a referral. It isnt an open position.
 
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I think all these things are important, which makes what UConn does a mockery of the system.

Just exempt coaches. These are essentially networked positions. You can’t attain this job blind without a referral. It isnt an open position.
Easier said than done since they are part of the AAUP Bargaining Unit.
 
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I think all these things are important, which makes what UConn does a mockery of the system.

Just exempt coaches. These are essentially networked positions. You can’t attain this job blind without a referral. It isnt an open position.
Huh? The entire purpose of these laws is because we’ve learned that if you let bosses hire based solely on networking, the bottom line is that consciously or not they are more likely to hire people like them. So if you’re telling me these laws getting others into the process don’t go far enough, we are in agreement. But why should we care less about trying to end discrimination in hiring less in coaching than for professors? I’m happy to hear an argument but you didn’t make one. You just said “these are essentially networked positions” which is just saying we don’t care because it has always been otherwise.
 

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