Everything can be seen as a possibility. I think it is clear we need a recruiter. I am interested to know what everyone would like as far as recruiting ties. Austin was a Florida guy. But so is Hudson. I don't know how to put a poll up, but if I could, it would be between:
Am not putting California in there since I don't think we have a legit shot to get those kids to come to country ville Illinois.
I believe the staff can add 2. 1 to replace Clark and 1 that had been available since Lovie took on DC
Correct. 1 vacant spot now.Someone (Drew?) posted on here a little while back that all ten positions were filled and listed them. There should only be one opening at the moment.
Hard to envision him taking our job. His recruiting prowess is gonna get him bigger offers down the line.No connection to Lovie that I know of and don't really know anything about him other than what I just read eating lunch at my desk, but Randall Joyner D-Line coach from SMU, looked interesting. Young guy who played at SMU. Only been assistant for 2 years (we know Lovie likes those guys with little experience) -- DE coach in 2018 and DL coach in 2019. Was a grad assistant at Ohio St. 247 shows him having some recruits last two years. Probably knows Texas pretty well. And SMU was second in nation in sacks this year. Might be a scheme thing as their sack leader was a safety, but second with 10.5 (plus 3 forced fumbles) was a DE and third with 5.5 was a DT. In all SMU D-lineman had something like 33 sacks last year. Other thing that jumped out was that they basically doubled the number of sacks they had this year compared to last year. Now they did get a new DC prior to last year, so might be a situation where took a year to really get defense installed, but that is a heck of an increase in sacks.
I know it's not this simple, but for whoever they decide is this guy--Joyner or somebody else--they should do whatever it takes to go get him. I'm thinking of options like offering up titles such as Co-DC or run-game coordinator to sweeten the deal, along with a $150,000-$200,000 raise over whatever your top candidates for the job are currently making.Hard to envision him taking our job. His recruiting prowess is gonna get him bigger offers down the line.
I am really worried the hire is going to come from within the organization again. I really don't want thatI know it's not this simple, but for whoever they decide is this guy--Joyner or somebody else--they should do whatever it takes to go get him. I'm thinking of options like offering up titles such as Co-DC or run-game coordinator to sweeten the deal, along with a $150,000-$200,000 raise over whatever your top candidates for the job are currently making.
To me this hire is different than all previous ones made by Lovie and this staff. The program is growing, you have great facilities now, and the team is coming off of its first season showing some real growth and momentum. With Clark having been the team's best or second-best recruiter and a lot of the 2020 commits being his DL guys, you have to make a fantastic hire here. And that may mean offering those incentives outlined above.
This was the tweet.A buddy of mine said Regis Benn tweeted out a pretty negative tweet about how “coaches put themselves first” and “this is why we can’t build our program.” Did anyone else see it?
It’s since been deleted, I think.