The Illinois Coaching Staff

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Interesting background on Miller. I feel like he’s very much a “utility” coach with potential to help in special teams and running backs too. It will be interesting to see how his recruiting pans out, but he appears to be a high character guy.
 
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Naperville
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D-line coach announced:


Poached him from Purdue
It also looks like he has connections in Texas and Florida. That could lead to improved recruiting in both places.
Also like someone mentioned somewhere else, he has 1 year under his belt of studying film on other BIG offenses. That can't be a bad thing.
 
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"Prior to making the move to Purdue in 2020, Jamison spent the 2019 season at Air Force in a similar role, "

Really going after the Air Force coaching staff eh
Belichick has strong ties to the academies, which I could see BB liking the qualities of those very detail and authority minded people. Also the academy coaches are very used to/good at maximizing talent. They have hard requirements and are pulling from less talent than normal schools. So they will probably think Illinois is the land of milk and honey compared to someone coming from say OSU or Miznoz.

All in all I think we are putting together a staff that is good at coaching and okay at recruiting. Which suits Illinois in the fact that we need to pick up under valued kids and coach them up and develop them. Maybe in 5 years we pull 4/5*s but right now this is the staff we need.

Can't wait to see who the STC and LB coaches are. Hoping Bellamy is the WR coach.
 
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Belichick has strong ties to the academies, which I could see BB liking the qualities of those very detail and authority minded people. Also the academy coaches are very used to/good at maximizing talent. They have hard requirements and are pulling from less talent than normal schools. So they will probably think Illinois is the land of milk and honey compared to someone coming from say OSU or Miznoz.

All in all I think we are putting together a staff that is good at coaching and okay at recruiting. Which suits Illinois in the fact that we need to pick up under valued kids and coach them up and develop them. Maybe in 5 years we pull 4/5*s but right now this is the staff we need.

Can't wait to see who the STC and LB coaches are. Hoping Bellamy is the WR coach.
Had never heard this about Belichick and academies, but it's totally logical. I can buy into it.

Precision. Detail. Discipline.
 
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Gurnee
Belichick has strong ties to the academies, which I could see BB liking the qualities of those very detail and authority minded people. Also the academy coaches are very used to/good at maximizing talent. They have hard requirements and are pulling from less talent than normal schools. So they will probably think Illinois is the land of milk and honey compared to someone coming from say OSU or Miznoz.

All in all I think we are putting together a staff that is good at coaching and okay at recruiting. Which suits Illinois in the fact that we need to pick up under valued kids and coach them up and develop them. Maybe in 5 years we pull 4/5*s but right now this is the staff we need.

Can't wait to see who the STC and LB coaches are. Hoping Bellamy is the WR coach.
Will Walters be the DC/secondary? Or will there be a DB coach?
 
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Richmond, VA
Had never heard this about Belichick and academies, but it's totally logical. I can buy into it.

Precision. Detail. Discipline.
Only thought his ties were to the Naval Academy. Question for the OP- How do the others come in?