TJ for Offensive Coordinator

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  1. Confident Carl

    Confident Carl

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    Well it's a pretty good bet that TJ's out at USF! This is being reported today.

    South Florida: After being widely reported, Sterlin Gilbert’s addition as offensive coordinator on Charlie Strong’s staff at USF is now official.

    South Florida To Hire Sterlin Gilbert As Offensive Coordinator
     
  2. Bonehead

    Bonehead 'Ollie North of the Cesspool'

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    Did you get a response from Athletic Director Dave as of yet?
     
  3. Confident Carl

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    Yes, him too. All men on deck!
     
  4. Confident Carl

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    Not yet. I sent it to David Benedict, Beth Goetz and Vic Cegles. I didn't expect a response other than thanks for your interest in UConn football. I have met them at various events and understand that theses developments are hush, hush. Most times the associate athletic directors don't even know what is going on.

    I just wanted to give them my thoughts about TJ. As I have posted, I also like Donnie Kirkpatrick at JMU. I am looking forward to the FCS championship game at noon tomorrow. Also like Fordham's Andrew Breiner as a possibility. An announcement of any of those three would be exciting to me. There are so many variables that go into this hire.

    Whether under Diaco or Edsall, the OC is still one of the most important hires in the last six years after experiencing the pathetic offenses under George DeLeone, Mike Cummings and Frank Verducci, UConn fans are starving to see explosive offensive football! I realize that takes talent which is a huge variable!

    We all should hear something real soon. All we can do is hope for the best! I understand it's hard too after all the past disappointment.
     
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  6. BlueDogs

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    TJ is obviously available and capable. I'm 200% behind bringing him on. If he walks back into the Rent as OC I'm giving the guy a standing O for sheer class, given the crap sandwich he got from the Rock Star.
     
  7. Hoophound

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    TJ exudes class, humility and self discipline. Everyone who meets him is completely impressed. Between that and his ability to win games in tough situations, I can't imagine why anyone would be at all skeptical of bringing him in.
     
  8. Colt house75

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    Would welcome coach TJ.
    He worked quite well with Coach Foley in the brief time TJ assumed control after Pasqualoni and had positive results .
    Would be very pleasantly surprised if they are both revealed and announced returning to Storrs.
     
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  9. Confident Carl

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  10. BlueDogs

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    Looks like Al Pacino...
     
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  12. Ldandy

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    I'm confused by Weist. He seems like a good coordinator when given the opportunity, why is there not more demand for his services? Especially since multiple jobs at the P5 Level come up yearly. Maybe he goes with Taggert, but the wife may like it in Sunny Florida. Maybe he looks for a position in The SEC/ACC? As for Edsall, like most coaching hires connect the dots. Odds are the coordinators have coached with him before, or are connected to coaches that have.
     
  13. Colt house75

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    [QUOTE="Ldandy, post: 1981807, As for Edsall, like most coaching hires connect the dots. Odds are the coordinators have coached with him before, or are connected to coaches that have.[/QUOTE]
    TJ coached closely with Coach Foley during that brief period after Pasqualoni and was quite surprised that Coach Foley wasn't in the first round of named hires given the success the first time around with HCRE.
     
  14. WingU-Conn

    WingU-Conn Apologista 2.0

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    Honest question.

    Did you watch any UConn football between the years 2000-2004?

    If so, which QB on the roster from 2005-2010 gave us a better chance to win throwing it 40 times a game vs. utilizing 2 future NFL running backs?

    Donald Brown + Jordan Todman > Every UConn QB not named Dan Orlovsky.

    You come here (nearly) every day and say the same thing over and over. It's not optimistic, it's not original, it's not funny, it's not insightful, it isn't even accurate. I'm sure in real life you're a nice guy, but your act here is beyond tired.
     
  15. FfldCntyFan

    FfldCntyFan AD Dave is my hero!

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    Wing,

    Evidently you aren't familiar with what TDH has been posting for a decade. The way he sees it, the more often you throw the ball the better your chances are to win.
     
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    If it is not Weist, who would be your second or third choices?
     
  17. WingU-Conn

    WingU-Conn Apologista 2.0

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    I am familiar, going back to the last board too. Just once I'd like for him to admit the Dan Orlovsky years happened, that Edsall had no problem giving the green light to his QB, and that the problem wasn't Edsall's dislike of the forward pass, but the fact we had two straight NFL running backs.

    Edsall deserves all the criticism for not landing/developing another QB. Repeatedly saying Edsall just doesn't want to ever throw the ball is ignorant.

    I'm convince he just keeps beating the drum so that the day we land a quality QB, and inevitably start throwing the ball more, he can give himself a pat on the back for being "right" about something as obvious as "you're a better team when you can successfully throw the ball downfield"
     
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    Rivals has Weist at 2 stars. He is an under the radar guy.
     
  19. huskyblooz

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    WTF!!! I'm getting pissed. Can we just names the coordinators please?!?!
    New season starts at midnight and we have to start flipping.
     
  20. 31GuardTrap

    31GuardTrap Creator of 400 level energy

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    This really is odd. Unheard of almost.
     
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  21. TRest

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    No, it's fine. Everything Randy does is fine. It's the new normal around here.
     
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  22. 31GuardTrap

    31GuardTrap Creator of 400 level energy

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    I am picturing in my mind this:
    Every member of the incoming staff is staged at various airports/ hotels throughout the country. The clock strikes 12:01am tomorrow and boom.....they're off and driving....
    Somewhere around mid-morning, we see a press release of the remaining staff followed up by another 12 releases with verbal commits, each containing the 3-4* variety..
    I am going with this theory. Will help me sleep tonight.
     
  23. MattMang23

    MattMang23 Contrarian

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    We have named our new OC:



    Reminds me of GDL if he dressed like Diaco.
     
  24. ibleedhuskyblue

    ibleedhuskyblue MUFGA !!

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    Nevermind. Nothing to see here
     
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  25. Butch

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    TJ will still be a hero in UConn lore.
     
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