A local station played some clips from Cally's weekly presser today and he sounded more than willing to assist Norvell in moving on. Many NU fans are more excited about Shawn Watson who appears to have displaced Norvell as Cally's fair-haired boy. Norvell is in the ackward position of occupying the OC position that many would like to see Watson assume. He was OC for 6 years at Colorado and a head coach for 3 years at one of the 1AA schools in ILL. He may not be on JP's list, but I'd at least like to see him get a look.
A head coach who helps his assistants get other positions is a head coach who attracts other quality assistants. Good assistants almost always are looking to take the next step. Not saying I am all for Norvell, but most coaches would do that.
Callahan brought Norvell with him from the Raiders. Obviously he likes and respects him.
12 years ago Mac brought Norvell with him from Wisc. One could assume that he liked and respected him. It was no big secret that after several years the staff was not one big happy family. Liking someone and having him fit in with the rest of the staff are not the same thing. It was more than a coincidence that a certain well respected coach who left didn't rejoin the staff until after Norvell moved on.
I've seen many cases where coaches do what they can to assist one of their guys in furthering their career. This situation doesn't seem like one one of those. Cally acted more like he would be PO'd if he still had to work with Norvell. While things seem strange, it could be an oddity on Cally's part rather than something related to Norvell.
i dont see why we would want someone from inside the BigXII. Our biggest conference rival would have inside information about our head coach and know some of his gameday strategies. I guess it goes the other way for us too, but I just dont see why we would want this...
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