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HC - Jones
OC/QB - Mike Bajakian
OL - Don Mahoney
RB - Jay Graham
WR - T.J. Weist or Tee Martin - Weist has told people he is coming already
TE - Mark Elder - Jones' TE/Special teams coordinator at Cincy
DC - John Jancek
DL - Steve Stripling
LB - Tommy Thigpen
DB - Willie Martinez
This post was edited by GoVols2011 19 months ago
Willie Martinez as in Georgia's Old D Coordinator?
That be him and thats the rumor
Not a huge fan of him when he was at Georgia but as pitiful as our secondary was last year I bet he could help
From what I know, he's been pretty successful as a position coach, but he wasn't the greatest as a defensive coordinator.
Butch Jones: "We will put together the best football staff in the country, not just the Southeastern Conference." (From Wes' PC updates)
If the OP's thoughts are correct, with the exception of 2 position coaches, the "best football staff in the country" has been in Cincy all of this time. If this is what Coach Jones thinks will earn him success in the SEC, and he backs it up with wins, more power to him.
"Old School"! A strong defense wins championships!
If the staff lines up this way....would it be a logical analysis to say this: Being able to recruit better talent at UT than UC and utilizing the same basic staff with the few exceptions, would or could have better success here? If you were to take into consideration the talent he has had to work with in UC, with alot of success, and basically put it on "steroids" with 4* and 5* recriuts that fit his scheme? I am sure there will be "tweeks" along the way, but seems to me, tho not a powerhouse lineup of coaches, they have seen consistent success with the hub of this staff. And any coach with any abilities at all, always looks and gets better when they have great talent to coach....figuretlively speaking of course. Just wondering if this makes any sense?
JMO, but I am skeptical that the best assistants in the country have been at Cincinnati the past few years. We shall see.
"I'm like Wes." --Ryan Callahan
Jones was 18-15 outside the MAC and Big East which I will be honest with you scares me. If you watch the video of his first day on the job Jones is in love with the fact he won 4 championships in the MAC and Big East
No, but I don't blame you or anybody else trying to find the glass half full. If recruiting doesn't work out Jones seems like he's driven to succed so I suspect he'll make changes.
This post was edited by DCVolunteer 19 months ago
But....lol.....Dooley had a great big GOOSEEGG of championships in his belt before UT. His success followed him. Meaning, he was a loser as a HC. Jones is working off of a winning background, and history as a HC. Not saying he is automatically going to do the same at this level, but that speaks volumes. Winning is winning no matter what conference you are in. The better the conference, the better access to the best talent. Anyhow, I like CBJ's enthusiasm, energy and drive. If he can back it up on the field, he may be best thing to happen to UT since the Fulmer glory days!
I just hope, after several years on the Hill, as he is being introduced as an NFL coach that he can brag about his numerous SEC Championships and a National Championship. Hope he will leave Tennessee's new Head Coach Jay Graham a solid foundation in the 2020's!
But you have to consider the fact that the teams he was coaching had MAC and Big East talent not UT talent. He won the conferences that he was competing in. That's all he could do.
And if he can continue winning Conference Championships, just as he has done on previous stops, I think we will all be happy! +1
You don't want him
God needs a Safety on His team. RIP 21
Very unlikely he wins the SEC with the staff listed above. I think we can all agree on that.
Is there a staff in the SEC with no African American's on their defensive side of the ball? That would be my major concern.
NO DOUBT !!!
As someone who was glad to see ole Wille at the Barn, he is a mistake. You will give up 10 yard curls till you are sick. Jancek was maligned as a recruiter in the SEC. He refused to recruit AJ Johnson to UGA very much despite his obvious talent. Oh and we recruited Chase Vasser before Jarvis Jones out of high school. Y'all can do and deserve better than this. Maybe Jancek has improved as a recruiter, but if not, good luck. He will be a liability.
This post was edited by RunThruThe T 19 months ago
That staff will get hammered on the recruiting trail in the SEC.
I have to agree with this. With the exception of Graham, these names inspire no confidence at all with me. CBJ said he would leave no stone unturned in assembling the best staff in the country. At this particular moment, that statement looks like press conference fluff to me. Waiting to see the actual hires, but I am NOT encouraged so far.
You don't have to be a name to recruit. Here is Meyer's first staff:
Urban Meyer - Head Coach - first year at UF
Steve Addazio - Tackles/Tight Ends - first year
Stan Drayton - Running Backs - first year
Billy Gonzales - Wide Receivers - first year
Chuck Heater - Recruiting Coordinator/Cornerbacks - first year
John Hevesy - Centers/Guards - 0 years
John "Doc" Holliday - Associate Head Coach/Safeties - first year
Greg Mattison - Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line - first year
Dan Mullen - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks - first year
Charlie Strong - Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers - sixth year
Retained one guy on staff(Charlie Strong). Aside from Charlie Strong and Drayton none of them had SEC experience. None of them even had experience recruiting Florida unless you want to count Doc Holliday at NC State. He brought two guys with him from Utah including his offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator.
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