Our Georgia pipeline seems very solid, so would guess we have others that are plugged in down there. Or, we make sure whoever is hired as his replacement has some strong ties to that area.Dang, (at least according to Fleck's stories at the Recruiting Social), I think Chance was recruiting Georgia for us. I hope we have someone else who has good connects down there too.
That indeed and more to come. It is quite amazing how the narratives around Gopher Football has changed....progression...
I think part of the reason the assistant coach turnover feels so jarring here is that we got used to what it was like under Kill which was 100% the exception and not the rule.On going issue for all programs. Opportunity to work for friends, back home, promotion opportunity and so forth. Guess we'll have to get use to it more here.
Nick Rallis is a defensive quality control coach for the Vikings.Are there any former gopher players coaching football right now? It would be nice to have some coaches that saw the U as an ultimate destination and not a stepping stone to more money. It seems to be working for the team to the east. They somehow have a Becky grad at just about every position coach including HC, DC and OC.
This one annoyed me. Coach Fleck took a chance on Coach Chance who wasn't coaching a position at Oregon. Obviously there could be family reasons or other unknown reasons that trump showing some loyalty, but on the surface it's disappointing.
I believe whoever Fleck hires will be his 4th corners coach in 4 years: Linguist, Addae, and now Chance. Linguist was a big time recruiter who left for Texas A&M, Addae left for West Virginia (his alma mater I believe) and now Chance leaves for Oregon. On the plus side, these are obviously solid hires if they end up getting other power 5 offers but it sucks not to keep anyone. I might have read the tweet incorrectly, but Ryan Burns stated that our assistant salary coaching pool is still pretty low and that contributes to the departures. I believe we've also had to replace our Dline coach or one of our Dline coaches every years as well: Paup (our choice), West (his choice to go to Charlotte I believe...closer to his wife if I remember correctly), and Panagos (his choice to reunite with Schiano and allegedly a pay raise).
I have confidence in Fleck to hire good people, but at some point you are going to make some mistakes if you have to replace the same position groups year after year.