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Old Feb 3, 2017, 02:41 PM   #1
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Sounds like McGarigle (LB coach) is leaving to coach with the Packers. Will be interesting to see who we replace him with, he was one of our Illinois recruiters. Hardy could certainly take over as an LB coach and allow us to pursue a coach for any role, really, but LB coach seems natural. Tough time for him to leave with Spring Ball soon
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Old Feb 3, 2017, 02:41 PM   #2
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McGarigle is leaving for a job with the Packers.
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Old Feb 3, 2017, 02:43 PM   #3
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McGarigle is leaving for a job with the Packers.


Is that gonna be the only one?

Lovie is so good he can fire people and find them NFL jobs so it looks like a promotion
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Old Feb 3, 2017, 02:48 PM   #4
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Sounds like McGarigle (LB coach) is leaving to coach with the Packers. Will be interesting to see who we replace him with, he was one of our Illinois recruiters. Hardy could certainly take over as an LB coach and allow us to pursue a coach for any role, really, but LB coach seems natural. Tough time for him to leave with Spring Ball soon

No qualms with McGarigle leaving, but this is probably a good decision for both parties. Illinois could really use another good recruiter, really need someone who can match (or just come close) to Thad.

Do you have a link for him leaving? Nevermind, found the link

http://www.scout.com/college/illinoi...ni-for-packers

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Old Feb 3, 2017, 02:53 PM   #5
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No qualms with McGarigle leaving, but this is probably a good decision for both parties. Illinois could really use another good recruiter, really need someone who can match (or just come close) to Thad.

Do you have a link for him leaving? Nevermind, found the link

http://www.scout.com/college/illinoi...ni-for-packers
Hire Urlacher to coach LBs
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Old Feb 3, 2017, 02:54 PM   #6
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I wrote this in another thread, but this is best for both parties. McGarigle seems like a great fit for the pros and Illinois really needs another recruiter on the staff (Thad Ward clone).
Was McGarigle not already one of our 'crooters on staff? Seemed like Butkus/McGarigle are our local guys and we sent McGee and Ward to do the out of state closing, no?
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Old Feb 3, 2017, 02:55 PM   #7
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Is that gonna be the only one?

Lovie is so good he can fire people and find them NFL jobs so it looks like a promotion
I'll have a close eye on Williams and Lig, but not sure he can get the former an NFL gig
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Old Feb 3, 2017, 02:58 PM   #8
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The guy we should go get is Dameyune Craig who just got let go by Ed Orgeron at LSU. Big time recruiter for Les Miles. He's a WR coach though. There's a way to figure that out.
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Old Feb 3, 2017, 03:01 PM   #9
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I'll have a close eye on Williams and Lig, but not sure he can get the former an NFL gig
There are always quality control type jobs available.
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Old Feb 3, 2017, 03:31 PM   #10
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The guy we should go get is Dameyune Craig who just got let go by Ed Orgeron at LSU. Big time recruiter for Les Miles. He's a WR coach though. There's a way to figure that out.
He had been linked to Oregon and Florida among others so that'd be a tough get. Though that was before he was "fired" and the mudslinging commensed.
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Old Feb 3, 2017, 03:37 PM   #11
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The guy we should go get is Dameyune Craig who just got let go by Ed Orgeron at LSU. Big time recruiter for Les Miles. He's a WR coach though. There's a way to figure that out.
Just let him coach TEs, real issue is that's a lot of bodies on O and not a lot on D. I'm also fond of AHS. I really think if there's more shuffling to occur, it'll involve Williams and/or Lig.
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Old Feb 3, 2017, 04:28 PM   #12
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Time to start this "doesn't make sense if you think about it for more than 2 seconds but will come up with every coaching vacancy" rumor

https://twitter.com/JWernerScout/sta...49647046139904
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Old Feb 3, 2017, 04:44 PM   #13
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Time to start this "doesn't make sense if you think about it for more than 2 seconds but will come up with every coaching vacancy" rumor

https://twitter.com/JWernerScout/sta...49647046139904
Is it a total crackpipe rumor to think he might replace Williams? I'm totally unaware of what Peanut has been up to.
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Old Feb 3, 2017, 04:53 PM   #14
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Is it a total crackpipe rumor to think he might replace Williams? I'm totally unaware of what Peanut has been up to.
He's just connecting the dots. Definitely a long-shot, but would be an amazing hire that captures plenty of media attention.
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Old Feb 3, 2017, 05:47 PM   #15
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He's just connecting the dots. Definitely a long-shot, but would be an amazing hire that captures plenty of media attention.
I don't know if the former is true, but it would certainly capture attention.
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Old Feb 3, 2017, 06:57 PM   #16
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Doesn't sound like Peanut is pursuing a coaching career right now

http://pantherswire.usatoday.com/201...-coaching-job/
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Old Feb 3, 2017, 07:53 PM   #17
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Doesn't sound like Peanut is pursuing a coaching career right now

http://pantherswire.usatoday.com/201...-coaching-job/
Hmmm, yeah, but if Lovie said, hey, come have a good time making this team great...

Tillmon didn't say he wasn't interested in coaching. He said he wasn't interested in coaching the Panthers (at this time). Well, what might you be interested in coaching, Mr. Tillmon?
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Old Feb 3, 2017, 09:27 PM   #18
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Hire Urlacher to coach LBs
What's Singletary doing these days?
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Old Feb 4, 2017, 07:58 AM   #19
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What's Singletary doing these days?
probably still throwing players under the bus


Mr "Cannot play with ’em. Cannot coach with ’em. Cannot win with ’em. Can’t do it!”
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Old Feb 4, 2017, 01:51 PM   #20
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I have no clue who is on their list, but this would be my top target:

http://247sports.com/Coach/Charlie-Partridge-144
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Old Feb 5, 2017, 12:07 PM   #21
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Cornell Ford would be fun to poach for a plethora of reasons.
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Old Feb 5, 2017, 01:19 PM   #22
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I wonder if Tim Spencer will make the jump this time or maybe Gill Byrd who has coached with Lovie in St. Louis, Chicago and Tampa
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Old Feb 5, 2017, 03:45 PM   #23
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I wonder if Tim Spencer will make the jump this time or maybe Gill Byrd who has coached with Lovie in St. Louis, Chicago and Tampa
Then would the DC or Lovie coach LB's?

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Old Feb 5, 2017, 04:14 PM   #24
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Time to go to the Ron Turner tree one more time... Is there enough money to bring Tommy Thigpen back to Champaign?
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Old Feb 6, 2017, 07:55 AM   #25
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Time to go to the Ron Turner tree one more time... Is there enough money to bring Tommy Thigpen back to Champaign?
I like that idea, but he seems pretty entrenched at Tennessee. Perhaps the Lovie factor could lure him. He fits the big time recruiter type we need
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