plus he was head coach at upper iowa and reciever coach at southern miss ... he was hired at miss state, came to us before startin
Love the hire. :yes:
He has had an immediate and positive impact on every position he has coached while here. Consistency at QB has been IMHO the main thing that is holding us back.
Maintains continuity of the coaching staff and CPR already know how he will interact with the other coaches on the team.
He is from Iowa. He understands the culture. The countdown clock for when he leaves for a HC job should be a little longer then someone without Iowa ties.
The popular hire isnt always the best hire. His special teams have preformed outstanding the last few years.
I'm a bit concerned about the recruiting. Herman had good connections in Texas. Does anyone know where Messingham's recruiting pipelines are?
The main reason I was hoping for an outside hire was not because it would be "sexy".
It was because I think ISU NEEDS some new ideas and energy on offense. CPR stated that he wanted to hire an OC that would adapt to ISU and not the other way around, but we need someone with some new ideas to shake up the offense and improve the production.
I hope Messingham has some of those ideas. The problem is, none of us saw what he did at the tiny schools he coached at. If we had hired an outside OC or position coach, we could see some of what he had implemented.
What we know about Messingham is that he is a good position coach and that he has a good relationship with CPR. Hopefully he will show us why CPR has faith in him and soon.
I wasn't real excited either when I first read about Messingham getting the OC job. But he does look like the right guy and I trust Rhoads to know what he's doing.
So Mess played at UNI. So does that mean he grew up in Iowa? I like the idea of another Iowan at the helm to be "so proud" of being part of this team. What town / high school is he from?
How is our offense going to be any better with Messingham than it was with Herman if we just promote from within?