My avatar would approve this hire!
There's no reason that someone like Mess, Shane, or Sturdy who has more recruiting experience than E. Hobbs couldn't become that recruiting coordinator. I don't think Rhoads is so hard-headed that he would pass on a guy that he really wanted as a DB coach, because that guy didn't have recruiting experience and he was just dead set on making the DB coach the recruiting coordinator, when he has several highly exerienced recruiters in the other position coaches.
I see it a lot like the Hoiberg. I'd love to have Hobbs back on staff here. The dude bleeds cardinal & gold and was a great player at the position. If I remember, he was a fairly bright guy too. Could be a very, very good fit.
I tried to convince a friend that coaches at Cedar Hill High in Texas to apply. I know he was wanting to move back to the Nebraska area to coach eventually but I think he is set to Head Coach high school rather than go the college route as he is a biology teacher as well.
Back on topic though, Ellis Hobbs would be a great pick up. Would be great for recruiting as well.
Only thing I can think of that would refute this is that if Rhoads made that comment about the DB coach being the recruiting coordinator he may be close on someone that is not Ellis Hobbs.
I don't want to hire guys exclusively becaue they are ex-Cyclones but I do think we need to take care of our own and give them chances if they are deserving or qualified. We need to build a culture here and guys like Marcus Robertson (a great Cyclone by the way and a hell of player for a long time in the NFL) and Ellis Hobbs are good examples of guys I think you want involved if possible.
I really want it to be Ellis, but i dont think it will. I have a feeling CPR wants someone with experience and recruiting background
Bad move. Former players who are passionate with successful professional careers make ****-poor recruiters. I know if my son was being recruited, it would hold 0 weight with me
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I don't know if this has been said yet in this thread but. If you all our coaching staff deuchbags again Paul Rhoads will punch you.Quote:
Ellis Hobbs. Next ISU DB coach?