Um, DMac is working for him, not the other way around...
Yeah, hence the silly face after that. In all seriousness, Dan loves ISU. I am friends of his good friends. He may not like Pollard, but he has nothing but love for us as a University and fans. I'm sure that Strong knows that all too well.
I would also prefer someone who has been a HC but that said this guy would be a great hire. He does have experience coaching at a school like SC and has been a successful recruiter. A bonus is that we would be hiring only the third African-American HC in BCS. That should get us some very positive publicity on a national scale. Maybe even a comment from Sir Charles. It also could be a deciding factor for some really good recruits and our current players who are on the fence at this time. And JP is in Atlanta, a short drive from Gainesville.
It would be a good hire for more reasons than just his resume.
I think head coaching experence is a bit overrated. I am sure the next coach isnt going to hire his friends as OC and DC. He also should be smart enough to keep a few of Chizik's asst coaches on. Ties to the state of FL doesnt hurt either.
Last edited by kingcy; 12-17-2008 at 01:53 PM.
The gap in our economy is between what we have and what we think we ought to have--and that is a moral problem, not an economic one. - Paul Heyne
Charlie Strong is sounding better and better each day.
Ya I was a big fan of Charlie Strong in the first place... I got caught up in the Gill Hype for a bit mainly because of his head coaching experience. I think Strong will be a much better recruiter than Gill. Some are a little skeptical because of how bad jizzlik did here coming up from the d coordinator postion. My thoughts are that a lot of really good coaches have come up from that postion too. I hope JP was in Hotlanta sealing the deal with him today... UCF wants him really bad so hopefully that doesnt screw with any chance we have of getting him.
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