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What do you all think of him as a DC if spot opens up?
This post was edited by UTLonghornEd 19 months ago
Might be tainted from his time as HC at Miami. NCAA is probably going to hammer the Miami program.
Would be a great choice IMO.
Was a no two years ago for a reason. I don't think anything changed.
What is the best option? Chizik?
Why do you keep bringing up these "name" coaches that are utterly clueless vs. the spread? Chizik was pretty bad here the first time. It just happened that he had a roster full of NFL players to mask some of that his first year.
He has almost zero chance of being the DC at UT. Background check in previous coaching search found things that are not in line with the way UT operates. It is what it is, even if he may be a solid coordinator.
I think considering the talent he had on hand and the offenses he faced, he underperformed as a DC.
Chizik is NOT happening
Give me names that can make an impact head on....
There are guys that could do ok, but I don't think we're likely to be able to get them. Diaco, Wilcox, Bumpas, etc, etc.
Thank you. I've tried in vain to swat down the Chizik for DC thoughts on two occasions. People apparently don't remember that he walked into a perfect situation to take credit.
He inherited a toughened up group of fast cover guys who tackle in Mike Griffin, Ced Griffin, Mike Huff, Aaron Ross and Tarell Brown. Dick Tomey and Greg Robinson had that defense ready to perform at a high level including the Michigan Rose Bowl.
Chizik just stepped in with his basic Tampa 2 and fortunately had the speed in those guys where that defense works. He has no answer for well executed spread teams. He pretty much plays a 4,3 defense regardless of the opponent, much like Manny stunts and blitzes without regard to the results. No thank you to SEC defensive coordinators.
Chizik also left us high and dry right before the A&M game when he interviewed with Iowa State on Monday or Tuesday of that week. Need I remind you that we lost that game.
I have no respect for Chizik, plus his defense of the Cam Newton purchase, denying it to the end.
This post was edited by TexasBlackjack 19 months ago
Not only that, but he has serious baggage involving the fairer sex. Plus, his interview with Mack at the end of 2010 (I believe in January) did reportedly not go well. Shannon is a very good LB coach and good DC but I would be surprised if he is even considered.
Are you getting some names together for Mack as part of your duties on the search committee?
Hell no, Shannon is a terrible recruiter and a decent coordinator.
I wonder if Jerry Gray would consider the DC role here despite bolting for the Titans DC gig after only a few weeks here as Akina's temporary replacement in 2010. Not sure if Mack would consider him.
Pat Narduzzi (Mich St), Nick Aliotti (Oregon), Ellis Johnson (former S. Miss HC, recently hired by Malzahn at Auburn).
I don't think Chizik is the right guy, but I'd have to believe in this circumstance Mack will hire someone he knows well if the position opens up. He knows he has one year to salvage his legacy and will not want to start new or take chances. This argues for a fully known quantity. What are others' thoughts on Robinson?
Right or wrong it won't happen.
Don't the Titans have the worst scoring defense in the NFL.
No to Chizik or Shannon.Make the man bad stop.
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants".
Greg Robinson didn't have a much better record when he came here from the Chiefs.
This post was edited by JakeHorn80649 19 months ago
Aliotti would be a great choice, but I'd think he would have a good shot at being HC at Oregon if Kelly leaves for the NFL.
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