This seems like a really weird thing to brag about, since those guys didn't even get to play in the playoff, much less compete for a national championship, and now they aren't part of OSU's offense any more.
I'm not surprised Day assembled a staff of primarily young unknowns, since he is basically one himself. I think the main idea/expectation is that they'll be incredibly energetic as recruiters. With the talent he has at his disposal now, Day has a year, two max to demonstrate that the program won't take a step back after Meyer. They HAVE to recruit really well. Once Day proves he can bring in top talent without Meyer, he'll have the cache to convince some big-name defensive coaches to come in, should any of the current hires not work out. But recruiting is key.
Mattison is clearly a placeholder for a couple of years max. He's there to provide stability and experience while the young guys do the majority of the work.
Wow, I didn't realize he's 6-8/360. I doubt he'll ever see any time at guard.
Don't call him Shirley.
I'm not sure going 0-1 in the CFP since 2014 is dramatically different from not scoring a point. Rhetorical flourish ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I actually love this idea, at LEAST as much because of the way Michigan's fans heads would explode as because of what Warinner brings.
Fine by me, as long as he starts out as a GA and works his way up.
Couldn't agree more. It's especially galling because failure to hire and hold on to great assistant coaches is probably the primary reason OSU hasn't scored a point in the CFP since 2014.
Coombs was on par, if not ahead of LJS in terms of recruiting elite talent and ahead of him in getting players from his position group into the first round of the draft. If any position coach deserved an outsized salary for a position coach, it was Coombs.
That wasn't my read at all when he left. By all accounts he loved working at OSU, but felt taken for granted after getting passed over for Co-DC, not to mention being one of the lower-paid assistants on staff. This while clearly undeserving coaches were hired (Davis) and promoted to Co-Coordinator (Warinner). I'm not saying he should have automatically been promoted to Co-DC, but $500K is pretty low for possibly the best DB coach in CFB. They should have paid him as much as LJS.
Ugh, I'm that much more frustrated that Meyer and the Athletic Dept. screwed things up with Coombs. Dude deserved to have his salary doubled. Very disappointing.
There is a lot of pressure on the 2020 recruiting class, what with OL already being as thin as it is, both Okudah and Wade quite possibly off to the NFL after 2019, and the 2019 class being extremely thin OL and DB.
Vrabel proved himself to be an excellent recruiter in his time at OSU and an excellent DC in his time with the Texans. He may indeed flame out in the NFL because so much depends on ownership and/or the front office (just compare Belichik's stint with the Browns to his time with the Patriots), but that doesn't automatically mean he isn't an excellent coach.
Vrabel has no interest in coaching in college. He has said he doesn't want to deal with recruiting all the time. If he fails as a HC he will move back to an NFL defensive coach in some form.
I haven't seen this, but too bad if it is the case. I think he would do very well at OSU.
If he flames out in Nashville (not sure why you think this is bound to happen), OSU should welcome him with open arms as a replacement for Day, should Day not work out or move on to the NFL.
On the other hand, he's a top-level football coach. If he's serious about his career, periodic relocation is not optional.
I really doubt this is primarily about money for the Raymonds. I think it's about career advancement and feeling like he's being taken for granted. The fact that LSU is paying 2.5 mil to Aranda, his immediate boss, but can't even match OSU's offer has got to be galling. He's blocked from career advancement by Aranda too, so he's likely to have to move on from LSU one way or another if he wants to advance.
He's from Louisiana, went to LSU, and feels the same loyalty to them as Archie Griffin or Chris Spielman do to OSU. What's confusing?
I definitely misinterpreted Lamb's ELR GIF tweets as meaning "Raymond to OSU is done", or at least "Raymond to OSU is almost done". Thinking back to what he and Givler said on last night's podcast though, "while yesterday it seemed really unlikely, today there's a real shot at Raymond." Probably still great given Raymond's strong ties to LSU, but not quite the same ...
I have to wonder if, with Mattison at least, Day is trying to maximize recruiting payoff. Otherwise ... it's hard to get very excited about a 70yo who's long been rumored to be about to retire. Feels almost like a placeholder until someone else becomes available a year or two from now.
Never heard of Hafley before, so I really don't know what to think. Last guy I had never heard of was Ash, and that worked out pretty well.
I could have sworn LJS was already an associate HC under Meyer ... other than that, great news!
bring Tressel in to run the university
This will absolutely never happen at a university that sees research as its primary role, nor should it. AD would be fine though.