Our next OC and DC

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by El Sapo, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. Austin_Bill

    Austin_Bill 2,500+ Posts

  2. Crockett

    Crockett 5,000+ Posts

    If you've ever drawn the ire of a highly critical audience, you gotta pretty much understand that any sound you make can be interpreted in the most hostile way imaginable. It's Damn hard to cool a hot seat.
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  3. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 1,000+ Posts

    Some of the most important aspects of success in football is having coaches who can
    A. Adjust schemes and playcalling to maximize strengths and minimize weaknesses of available personnel
    B. Adjust game plans weekly to exploit deficiencies and undermine strengths of opponent
    B 1/2 Be able to make effective in-game adjustments
    C. Have players motivated to give all for you and for their teammates (be a real team)
    D. Prepare players to know their job and do it (trusting teammates to do likewise) while still remaining loose and confident

    There is more to it, of course, but these are things successful coaches do that our staffs have struggled with this decade. We need to hire people who can.
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  4. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    A ^^^^^
    During the game.
  5. El Sapo

    El Sapo Bevo's BFF

    The last 30 years of dealing with my family summed up in one sentence :hookem:
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  6. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    Well, Texas did run a 4 down front about 25% of the time. Also not having any experienced defensive backs at times kind of affects the pass rush.
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  7. Crockett

    Crockett 5,000+ Posts

    Sorry to hear that. I've had those sorts of relationships, but they were one at a time.
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  8. dukesteer

    dukesteer 2,500+ Posts

    The search rumors have certainly quieted. That leads me to believe that Herman may already have his guys but for obvious reasons, he cannot disclose them.

    I wonder what he’s telling the recruits. Of course, we may never know.
  9. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    That would be on a need to close basis only, and probably very circumstantial even then.
  10. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    If the above posts are true and I know we’re all speculating, then it’s Ash and Harrell and TH plans to announce AFTER NSD (12/20).

    This all makes sense to me. I hope that is the case and I like the hires. I hope Harrell and Herman can get along.
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  11. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    IF Herman has his OC/DC lined up ( verbal hand-shake ), he has told his recruits, who have committed, just who they are and when it will be announced.
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  12. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 1,000+ Posts

    He has already come out and said whoever he hires he just wants them to run it...its theirs, so there's that.
  13. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Inside Texas thinks Graham Harrell is leaning our way. They claim "talks have picked up substantially and a deal is more likely than not at this point." However, they also say Harrell's agent still thinks he might be able to land a HC position somewhere.
  14. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  15. dukesteer

    dukesteer 2,500+ Posts

    If he follows through, that would be a big deal. Assuming, of course, that he makes good selections.
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  16. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  17. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  18. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 1,000+ Posts

    I feel like we should have brought him in at least for a look
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  19. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Fast forward to the moment after the coordinators put ink to paper and sign their contracts.

    Tom: “The offense [defense] is yours. You can do anything you want, just as long as you follow this binder to the letter.” [handing THE binder to the new coordinator]. :yes:
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  20. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Sure you can...sort of. Check Alabama and see how they sign 25-30 players every year. Haven't seen Clemson, Ohio State nor OU but I would imagine it's similar.
  21. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    Ash's decision.....hmmmm
    On one hand go be DC at Texas where the HC is on the hot seat....
    On the other go be DC at tOSU where the HC could get a raise and extended contract after making the play-offs, etc....
    Really hard choice....if it comes to that.SMH
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  22. dukesteer

    dukesteer 2,500+ Posts

    I see it quite differently. If you go to tOSU your defense better be at least as good as it was in 2019, but without Chase Young. Or, get the job done at Texas and make a name for yourself in doing so.

    I don’t know if Ash is the right choice for us, but for him, if presented with that decision, it may come down to how much confidence he has in himself.
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  23. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 1,000+ Posts

    Did you miss the part about he likely wouldn't get to be in charge or call the plays at bucknut?
  24. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 1,000+ Posts

    Be THE DC at UT, in charge of installing and calling the defense.
    Have the opportunity to prove yourself at one of the top football programs in a climate where we wear short sleeves on Christmas day.

    Or play side kick (co-DC) where someone else gets the credit and you live in the frozen tundra.

    Seems an easy choice to me.
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  25. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    Not sure how much merit this has but...

  26. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    If Brown is reporting it, it has to be real, right? I mean has he ever given us bad information trying to improve his status, not that it could get worse.
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  27. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    Makes no sense to me unless Herman is delaying for professional courtesy.
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  28. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    Was it not Chip Brown that called Baylor and OU in the CCG pre-season?
  29. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    I have no idea because I never read anything he writes, and if someone tells me, I disregard it.
  30. caryhorn

    caryhorn 5,000+ Posts

    This seems like an inordinately negative and narrow take ^^^.

    Ash may like UT more that tOSU. He may like recruiting Texas kids to the flagship school in the state where the best HS football is played.

    He may see UT as going up, and he may see tOSU as on top and nowhere to go but down.
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