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Gonna suck going against him. Good get for Houston.
 
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I would have killed mine you had a link. I can't post a tweet to save my life.
 
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Good hire by Houston. If only UConn didn't hire PP and hired a hot shot OC as head coach instead and kept Orlando as DC....
 
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Son of a...

Maybe our guys will show me something after some time setting up their preferred defensive style, but I would have loved to get Orlando back in the house. Damn it all to hell...
 
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Son of a...

Maybe our guys will show me something after some time setting up their preferred defensive style, but I would have loved to get Orlando back in the house. Damn it all to hell...

I was a big proponent of hiring Herman last year here. And now they get one of the most underrated guys on the Edsall staffs to come in and run the defense. Look out for the Cougs.
 
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This makes me sad :(

Looks like Houston can be contending for an AAC title next year.
 
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I was a big proponent of hiring Herman last year here. And now they get one of the most underrated guys on the Edsall staffs to come in and run the defense. Look out for the Cougs.

I don't get this Herman thing.

He's a TEXAS guy. Texas State ... and then Houston made sense. Just like good ol' what's his name's Todd Graham's limited stay at Pitt, the HOME turf means something in recruiting. Ohio State can have divergence ... because they are going to have ample geo coverage along the staff. But, at UConn, we need guys that know where we need to get kids. That is PA & NJ. Some NE & Quebec frankly. Florida bigtime. But, I don't think we are ever going to get 5 kids form Texas.

Same with Chad Morris.

So ... a Narduzzi or a Diaco has the profile (leaving aside the Level discussion ... geezum). I also will argue til I am blue: Whipple is not really going to prove a high level ever. Just my view o recruiting.
 
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I was a big proponent of hiring Herman last year here. And now they get one of the most underrated guys on the Edsall staffs to come in and run the defense. Look out for the Cougs.

He's clearly got a plan in putting together his staff. He's even hired a top notch Houston High School Football coach. Looking to lock down the Metroplex

ThayerEvansSI Jan 05, 10:04am via Echofon
Confirm Westfield High School coach Corby Meekins joining new Houston coach Tom Herman for TEs. One of Houston area's top coaches. http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/01/06/corby-meekings-houston-cougars-tom-herman
 
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How is it Houston can hire good coordinators and we get Cummings and the Dynamic Duo?
 
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I don't get this Herman thing.

He's a TEXAS guy. Texas State ... and then Houston made sense. Just like good ol' what's his name's Todd Graham's limited stay at Pitt, the HOME turf means something in recruiting. Ohio State can have divergence ... because they are going to have ample geo coverage along the staff. But, at UConn, we need guys that know where we need to get kids. That is PA & NJ. Some NE & Quebec frankly. Florida bigtime. But, I don't think we are ever going to get 5 kids form Texas.

Same with Chad Morris.

So ... a Narduzzi or a Diaco has the profile (leaving aside the Level discussion ... geezum). I also will argue til I am blue: Whipple is not really going to prove a high level ever. Just my view o recruiting.

That is the small time thinking that will sink this program.
 
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Here is a hint for the UCONN football graduate assistants, paper shufflers, coaches and others that read this website:


TRACK, FOLLOW, CHASE AND POACH TODD ORLANDO RECRUITS LIKE A CRAZY PSYCHO STALKER
 
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That is the small time thinking that will sink this program.
I don't think hiring Diaco, a Broyles award winner, was small time thinking. That he was northeast/jersey guy was an added bonus. Hiring PGDL because they were northeast guys was small time thinking. I wanted an offensive centric HC but it is what it is. Hope he gets better.
 
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I don't think hiring Diaco, a Broyles award winner, was small time thinking. That he was northeast/jersey guy was an added bonus. Hiring PGDL because they were northeast guys was small time thinking. I wanted an offensive centric HC but it is what it is. Hope he gets better.

I didn't say hiring Diaco was small minded thinking. Discounting Herman, because he's a "Texas guy" (whatever that means) is.
 

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I don't think hiring Diaco, a Broyles award winner, was small time thinking. That he was northeast/jersey guy was an added bonus. Hiring PGDL because they were northeast guys was small time thinking. I wanted an offensive centric HC but it is what it is. Hope he gets better.

Why do I have such an issue with the throwing around the Broyles Award winner...I have issues I suppose.

Or maybe its because it doesnt guarentee anything except that they won an award at a school that recruits top 10-20 nationally every year.

I am more interested in the HC of year award at MAC or other conferences than I am for a guy who worked for someone elese and received an award.

Year Coach School
1996 Mickey Andrews Florida State
1997 Jim Herrmann Michigan
1998 David Cutcliffe Tennessee
1999 Ralph Friedgen Georgia Tech
2000 Mark Mangino Oklahoma
2001 Randy Shannon Miami (FL)
2002 Norm Chow Southern California
2003 Brian VanGorder Georgia
2004 Gene Chizik Auburn
2005 Greg Davis Texas
2006 Bud Foster Virginia Tech
2007 Jim Heacock Ohio State
2008 Kevin Wilson Oklahoma
2009 Kirby Smart Alabama
2010 Gus Malzahn Auburn
2011 John Chavis LSU
2012 Bob Diaco Notre Dame
2013 Pat Narduzzi Michigan State
2014 Tom Herman Ohio State

MAC Coach of the year
Year Coach School W L T Pct Notes
2013 Rod Carey Northern Illinois 12 2 0 .857
2012 Darrell Hazell Kent State 11 3 0 .786
2011 Ron English Eastern Michigan 6 6 0 .500
2010 Michael Haywood Miami (OH) 9 4 0 .692
2009 Al Golden Temple 9 4 0 .692
2008 Brady Hoke Ball State 12 1 0 .923
2007 Turner Gill Buffalo 5 7 0 .417
2006 Frank Solich Ohio 9 5 0 .643
2005 Bill Cubit Western Michigan 7 4 0 .636
2004 J.D. Brookhart Akron 6 5 0 .545
2003 Terry Hoeppner Miami (OH) 13 1 0 .929
2002 Joe Novak Northern Illinois 8 4 0 .667
2001 Urban Meyer Bowling Green State 8 3 0 .727
2000 Gary Darnell Western Michigan 9 3 0 .750
1999 Bob Pruett Marshall 13 0 0 1.000
1998 Bob Pruett Marshall 12 1 0 .923
1997 Gary Pinkel Toledo 9 3 0 .750
1996 Jim Grobe Ohio 6 6 0 .500
1995 Gary Pinkel Toledo 11 0 1 .958
1994 Dick Flynn Central Michigan 9 3 0 .750
1993 Paul Schudel Ball State 8 3 1 .708
1992 Gary Blackney Bowling Green State 10 2 0 .833
1991 Gary Blackney Bowling Green State 11 1 0 .917
1990 Herb Deromedi Central Michigan 8 3 1 .708
1989 Paul Schudel Ball State 7 3 2 .667
1988 Al Molde Western Michigan 9 3 0 .750
1987 Jim Harkema Eastern Michigan 10 2 0 .833
1986 Glen Mason Kent State 5 6 0 .455
 
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The risk taken with hiring Diaco, was a risk that is part of football. It's natural. Does the co-ordinator make the step up in grade to the head coach? There is no doubt that Diaco was a good defensive co-ordinator and position coach. You are what your record says you are.

Winning the Broyle Award - all that does, is validate the fact that a person is a pretty good co-ordinator when it comes to preparing one aspect of the 3 phases of the game.

I was less than impressed with Diaco's ability to prepare a team in all 3 phases of the game in game preparations, and planning and game time performance and decision making, but it was year 1. We'll see what year 2 brings. Whether what happened in 2014 was a purposely designed thing that happened that was known would lead to very little chance of winning, or what happened was actually the best effort to game plan and perform with the goal to win, week to week - is irrelevant now.

Because either way, we need to show improvement to the point where we are showing up week to week, and putting forward performances that indicates a well prepared team with an effective game plan.

I didn't believe in 2014, that we did not have the talent on the field to compete with anyone on our schedule, and I do not believe that to be the case in 2015 either. We've had a clusterf**k of 24 games in the past 2 seasons though. Holy hell. It will be nice to see a team show up in September, that is physically and mentally prepared, well coached, and can plant Villanova and Army for a 2-0 start, and then see where things go from there positively.
 
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I agree with most of what Spackler said except for the QB position. I don't think they've had a legit AAC(never mind Power -5 conference) championship caliber QB in the last 4 years.
 
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