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has now let two different coaches whom he wanted and needed to accept the job fly far away, sleep on the decision, meet with their teams, and deliberate with other parties.
I would hate to see the job he could do if he didn't have such a level of great expertise and experience.
Would you rather have him put a high pressure job on someone? I agree with his approach. We want a coach who sees this opportunity as the right one for him as well as UT. It's got to be mutually beneficial for both parties or it isn't a good hire.
If high pressure doesn't let Charlie Strong back out on us then yes I'd rather have high pressure. The first rule of sales is you don't let them off the phone.
I want someone who wants to be here, not pressured and trapped to be here.
I'm sure you're opposed to coaches babysitting recruits right up to national signing day too. Just give them space and let them make up their own minds, right?
Have you ever been offered a job before? Apparently not.
Unless it is a job at McDonald's, nobody in any major arena is asked to make a decision on the spot.
This is a life changing decision. Show a little real world knowledge here.
There are plenty of stories about ADs who went after their man, wouldn't take no for an answer, and came back to town with him on the plane for an introductory press conference.
You'd think with the single biggest hire in the program's history our AD would have that kind of conviction about someone. Don't pretend like they all play it like like Dave Hart has. He is getting major criticism from national people and it is completely deserved.
If the only requirement was to find someone who wants to be here, we should just bring Fulmer back. He wanted/wants to be here.
With all due respect, there is a record now of a couple coaches changing their minds after they were already introduced at a presser and then backed out. I know there's at least one other example, but Billy Donovan backing out on the Orlando Magic and going back to UF is one.
If coaches have an, ahem, "change of heart," then they just back out and ask their old employer, who presumably wanted to keep them, to bail them out financially. The prospective new employer has twice as much egg on their faces then as if the coach had just said no, IMO.
Recruiting young minds full of mush, some of whom may be having difficulty passing H.S. course work but think they are God Himself because of what they can do on the football field? A little (and by little I mean a LOT) different from hiring a smart adult who's 40 years old and gonna make millions. Apples/Oranges.
"Bravely taking to his feet, he beat a very brave retreat." Sir Robin's Minstrels.
Exactly...except more like apples/giraffes.
gotta agree with doberVol...you're waaay off base and outta touch with how job offers and acceptance go. You can't put this on hart. I know if i'm pressured to do something before I'm ready, or make the decision to do it before i'm ready, i'm probably going to stick with the status quo.
To think that it was wrong of Hart to let jones not only sleep on it but tell his team (if that is infact what he's doing at their meeting today) is ludacris.
Ah, dry your eyes friend. This isn't the single most important hire. The one in three years from now will be.
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