Report: Hazell to become Head Coach at Kent State

December 19, 2010 at 9:06p    by Jason Priestas    
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JakeBuckeye's picture

Good for him. I've been a supporter of him being a serious canidate for our head coaching spot after Tress retires. This is probably a good step if that were to happen.

Ian_InsideTheShoe's picture

Good for him, but got to wonder who's going to replace him.

blazers34's picture

Im not too worried about it.  They will pretty much have their pick of people. 

poguemahone's picture

I'm happy for him, but hope this doesn't drain what little creativity the offensive brain trust has left.

RBuck's picture

I agree. I think the occasional "new wrinkle" we see too infrequently is of Hazell's doing. Heard/read a few weeks back the Kent State job is the lowest paying one in the country among FCS schools and Hazell would be taking a cut in pay.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

Jason Priestas's picture

Stoneburner just confirmed it.

http://twitter.com/#!/STONEYeleven/status/16693481468592128

There's supposed to be a 3pm presser tomorrow to make the announcement.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Looks like I'll be rooting for Kent State in the coming years. I just hope that the job isn't such a terrible job that he fails because of something other then his head coaching abilities.

Jason Priestas's picture

Urban won there, so the right coach should be able to get it done.

Alex's picture

Hearing PJ Fleck...WR coach at Rutgers...grad asst at OSU in 2006....would love to hire an OC/WR coach but with JT that won't happen...Cris Carter ftw? Would be cool for recruiting and he obviously knows a lot, but not sure I can see it happening with his ESPN gig, etc. 

JakeBuckeye's picture

If we some how could get Cris Carter, that may be the coolest offseason happening in a long, long time.

I can dream.

Poe McKnoe's picture

What does he know????

 

JK :-)

Irricoir's picture

o, Ill take heat for this comment but here goes: Do I really want someone that has shown poor judgement/ethics in the past? Sure, mistakes happen but he wasn't able to keep his own kid in the classroom and in the books. Do we need that role model for our kids? This isn't the SEC. No doubt he'd be a great technique coach but their responsibility is much more than just the field.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Heat given.

Regardless, its not going to happen, so cool your jets.

Irricoir's picture

My jets weren't heated. I respect his knowledge and abilities but I don't want to be the win at any cost fan. I didn't bring him up but I think my points are valid. Just playing the advocate. When you've been on this earth longer than 20 years you learn to look at things through multiple perspectives.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I think its a little dramatic of you to say that this would go under "winning at any cost."

ERIC OSU's picture

Jake, people on this site are allowed to bring up interesting viewpoints and/or play devils advocate at their own will...it keeps the blog intriguing..irricir is a buckeye fan as I am as you are; just because someone says they don't think cris would be a good fit on the staff or someone says they think pryor is selfishly bringing poor attention to the ohio state brand doesn't mean theyre out of line.. there's ways to disagree without sounding arrogant.

Irricoir's picture

Eric, I agree with your second point too. I like everything about Pryor except his mouth. Is he the best running/passing quarterback? No but he is a winner and I am happy to have him. I think he has plenty of room for improvement but I think the improvement has to come from his mind. His conduct, outside his mouth, is flawless to my knowledge. He hasn't done anything notorious to bring discredit to our brand but the comments that keep rolling from his lips needs to stop. I can't talk about a football game with out hearing his words echoed in the mouths of those southerners.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I disagreed with him, and I think he expected a few people to. I don't think I ever said he was out of line.

Nick's picture

I think Cris Carter grew into a good person. Everybody makes mistakens, also I don't see how his son getting bad grades reflects on him. He was staying away from the OSU program to let his son be himself.

Irricoir's picture

True point Jake. I would hardly call the hiring of Carter a "Win at all costs approach" too. When you take that phrase and isolate it, it sounds bad. I could have phrased what I was attempting to say differently but the image I was attempting to impart upon you was that of the SEC conference and fans that justify A) Pay for play. B) Oversigning Recruits or C) Whatever scheme seems to be the new flavor for the year just for more victories. (I admit that the hiring of Carter would come absolutely nowhere close to that) Everyone makes mistakes that they learn from including me. I don't think he is totaly, a bad person. I know very little about him as a person. Just past transgressions and a live interview about his past. Those points I brought up are areas of concern. Im sure he would do a fine job as the WR coach. (Hypotheticaly speaking) Those questions would linger in my mind though. What were Younger Carter's grades like in High School before he came to tOSU? I approve of Chris' handling of his son while he was enrolled there at least. I think he was making decisions in an attempt to improve his son scholastics. There is something about Chris' personality that strikes me wrong. I watched the interview with Carter and Spielman. Spielman was asked several questions and appeared like he was navigating a mine field before he answered. During those momets Carter was doing a whole helluva alot of talking and interjecting comments before responses could be heard from Spielman. I'd pay a small amount of cash to listen to those two converse about what happened away from the cameras, with no other spectators around. I just got a bad vibe from listening to Carter during that interview.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.