And Bielema had two years to get an up-close and personal view of both Henry's and Kane's abilities in this new landscape, and made his choice thusly.Recruiting, especially in the wild west NIL/portal era, is king. If you believe that, the choice makes sense. One thing Bielema has proven is that he gets the modern CFB/P5 landscape and necessity to adapt to it.
when it was said that Kane was not on the recruiting trail on Thursday, that was a tip he was likely not staying.you know, we should have anticipated this. recruiting pic's with BB and AH on the road and Kane no where to be found.....
The basis on which those two young position coaches BOTH of whose players have been masterfully taught to play above their recruiting rankings individually and as a group are being sorted into "the one who can coach" and "the one who can recruit" is, uh, not very well disguised.Yes.
will BB bring in Holecek? he supposedly doesn't want to recruit nationally... but give him Illinois (1/3 of recruits?) where EVERY coaching staff and kid will open their door. Use him selectively with LBs and top D recruits nationwide. Imagine him selling his 8 years in pros and Illini carer at with Hardy, Howard, Rice -- whom he can probably leverage in real time time. Holecek is perfectionist who has excelled at every level... HS, College, NFL, HS coaching (fastest to 100 wins, retiring HS with best win percentage, national prominence, coach of year awards) - structure something to get him into Illinois program. Guy bleeds Orange and blue and has kid (or kids?) attending here. Why not get him and Howard to help with bowl defensive staff, where down 2.. Purdue bringing in Brees - even if its a publicity place, don't see recruit downside.
Ah so it's Steve Belichick not Bill, makes sense. I mean Bill Belichick would be ridiculous, right?
I hear you and I’m not thinking he gets an NFL DC job, but I’ll be surprised if he comes here to be the safeties coach or a co-DC.I agree with your logic. However there probably won’t be any new P5 head coaching positions open up. Also I am not sure if an NFL team outside of Green Bay will offer him a DC job.
I am sure he could go to the NFL as a safety coach or he could be AHC somewhere in college. I have no inside knowledge but from an outsider that is what I see. Obviously he has an agent and might already know what he is gonna do and needs time to execute or he is trying to figure it out
He’s coming. Relax.Jim Leonhard is not coming here. He was a great P5 DC, has just been a B10 interim head coach, and was offered to be DC for the Packers last year.
I don’t think that just because he was passed over for a HC position for possibly the biggest coaching target on the board, that his stock has fallen so much that he’s coming here to be a Co-DC or Safeties coach.