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Rumor on the interwebs is Soup Campbell and Darrell Wilson/Reese Morgan might be out. Soup makes sense to me. Him and GD have total different views on what type of WR they want for the offense. Campbell is regarded as one of the best WR coaches in the country. I dont agree. I think he is a total flop at Iowa. Cant recruit and we all seen our WRs this year. I would think Reese Morgan would be the other. 62 years old and has made some coin during his 13 years at Iowa. I find it very strange that a guy coaches OL for 12 years and then moves to DL to make room for the HC's son. I welcome any change to this staff. I look for announcements after signing day.
Footballscoop.com usually has good info.
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From talking to the recruits, I think Campbell is the best recruiter on Iowa's staff. IMO, Ferentz should consider expanding/adjusting Campbell's recruiting territory, as I think he could absolutely clean up in the right area.
I'd never say never, but Morgan just told Ross Pierschbacher the other day that the staff wasn't going anywhere. He's obviously not going to tell a recruit someone is leaving, but he could always just not say anything about the subject. It would be pretty surprising if he left after his comments to Ross.
I hope you're right about Soup. He seems like a good candidate to be our coach that can relate to recruits and has a good nfl player resume. Hes going on 6 years at Iowa and I dont see any legit WR threats so far. Part of thats our boring system/small population state but if hes really our ace recruiter I expect something. Maybe its at other positions but I dont see him listed as the lead recruiter often for our commits over the last 5 yrs.
On Morgan my post was just a shot in the dark on who would leave. Soup (other options, different OC) and Morgan (weird position change, age) made the most sense to me. They didnt tell recruits last year about coaching changes till late. Im sure they are telling Ross everything he wants to hear. If he gets away it will really sting. IMO the longer it takes for Ross to commit the more likely it is we lose a big time OL from a 100 mile radius. Thats like Darboh and French all wrapped up into 1.
I heard Davis was leaving too and he isn't going anywhere. With a season like this I am sure a lot of rumors are going to fly around so i am not listening to pretty much anything I hear for now
Just to clarify, Campbell doesn't head up the recruitment of all receivers. The state of Michigan is his main territory, so he has landed Ruben Lile, Laron Taylor, Kevin Buford and Delano Hill in the past two cycles. Most of Iowa's top targets at receiver haven't come from the state of Michigan.
Also, while McNutt wasn't recruited as a receiver, I think Campbell deserves some major credit for helping develop him into the best receiver in school history.
You're absolutely right that the coaches aren't going to tell the recruits about coaching moves until they're official. I just meant that he didn't need to go out of his way to proactively squash any rumors if he's planning to leave himself. That being said, I've seen much crazier things happen, so you never know how things will unfold in the coming weeks.
Thanks for the info Todd. Those are some of my favorite video guys for our classes lately. Im officially off the Get Rid of Soup Camp and onto the Expand Soups Area and Promote to OC Camp. In all seriousness tho I do expect some position coach changes this year, which is pretty rare for Iowa.
And I agree - I like the potential of all four of those guys.
This is basically what I was going to say. Give Soup a ton of credit. What he did with Marvin was impressive. I think he has done a nice job in recruiting as well. I wish his area were a little expanded too.
As for Morgan, I thought the d-line was making strides towards the end of the year. No, they weren't great, but the young guys, particularly LTP and Cooper were getting disruptive, which is what you want to see. I saw progression. I think with a couple more years of coaching from Reese, our d-line will be dominant again. Especially with some of our recruits. We just absolutely have to find a Pass rusher at DE. If I were a stud DE in HS, and saw that Iowa has nobody that can rush the passer, I'd be all over an offer. You are definitely going to get on the field right away.
I think it would be a mistake to let Reese go, especially since he is the main recruiter for 4 of the biggest Iowa in-state targets in recent memory. Ross, Scheel, Lazzard, and Render all of 4* or better potential. Reese isn't the problem, so it wouldn't make sense to boot him.
I have no insider information, so my comments are just those of a knowledgeable watcher. Reese has an excellent track record from his years on the offensive line. But during that entire era, he has had Kirk backstopping him, since O-line is Kirk's forte. Much of the teaching about what works for offensive linemen should translate very well into coaching the D-line against those same skills and techniques. So I thought the move of Reese to D-line was brilliant. Likewise, it allows Iowa to groom another younger coach on the O-line with Kirk backstopping the rookie. That the Rookie was his own son was just gravy. I expect, after a couple more years, Brian will be moved to another coaching position to round out his resume as a preliminary to someday step up as a head coach (here? maybe.)
I have watched the wideouts under Soup Campbell and while they have been better than the player skills when they were recruited, I have not been wowed by their performance. We drop too damned many passes, the last two years in particular. But, in spite of that observation, I feel Soup has done a damned good job.
I continue to believe the biggest weakness on this coaching staff is the Quarterback coaching. I don't see us recruiting great quarterbacks. I don't see night and day improvement in our quarterback play over the coarse of their careers at Iowa. That would have fallen on KOK in the past and I expect it falls to Greg Davis now. We need to do something fundamentally different in preparing our quarterbacks. They need to be smarter, quicker, more creative and more threatening to the opponents than they are to our own team. Stanzi, for all of his success, would have been a world beater if he had been smarter about those pick 6 flare passes he kept throwing. We need better qb coaching if any OC's game plan is going to work, week in wand week out.
With he exception of Greg Davis, I expect all the coaches to return next year. There may be some position juggling. But they will all be back. If Greg can step it up next year, I wont whine about him either. But another year of OC work like this one will have me on suicide watch. Just my two cents.
Those names were thrown out there as purely hypothetical guesses....it's actually a joke that anyone would run with it.
Could they end up leaving....sure, but the person who started this admitted it was just a guess on his part so not sure how you could elevate that rumor to now be that 'they might be out.'
We shall see. Like I said its pretty rare for Iowa to see many coaching changes. This would make 2 yrs in a row. If Soup wants an OC job he will get it. If Soup wants a HC job he will get it at a small school. Iowa is coming off a 4-8 season. If you follow wrestling at all, Zadick was fired last year.
Just linking an article Iowa football related from a website that follows coaching changes as close as anyone on the web. Then I pointed out what 2 coaches made the most sense to me. Just stating my opinion on an anonymous message board. You are under the opinion that the whole staff returns. Only time will tell. Lets just say I'll be following Morehouse closely on twitter.
This post was edited by KFSuperStar 20 months ago
Agree with you, here, Todd.
Erik Campbell is a very well liked coach, from today's player's perspective.
'Texan by birth, Hawkeye by the Grace of God'
Must agree with WiscHawk here, once again.
For YEARS, while KOK was Offensive coordinator, I was screaming for the hire of a
'QB coach', who maybe could do some other duties, as well. Maybe that coach could contribute to
WATCH THE CLOCK at the end of each half??
Just to elaborate on my thoughts here, I obviously think Campbell is an excellent recruiter, and his work in the state of Michigan has been very valuable for Iowa. However, realistically, Iowa isn't going to get many (if any) kids from the state of Michigan that have offers from Michigan State and/or Michigan. Is that the most efficient use of the best recruiter on the staff for him to be focusing on players that were passed over by the in-state programs in a state with pretty good, but not great, talent/depth at the high school level?
Why not put him in Pennsylvania or Ohio? Penn State's demise leaves a window of opportunity for other programs to land more prospects in PA, and Urban Meyer is focusing more nationally than Tressel did. And both states are much deeper with talent than Michigan is. Iowa could make a killing off of the second tier prospects in each state.
Solid post here. My question is, do you think the coaches see this too? (Serious question, not trying to invoke a KF bashing) It is a great idea you brought up. Do you think recruiting areas will change? I remember KF talking about putting Eric Johnson a full time recruiting position a while back...
Do you think recruiting areas will change? Or maybe a better question to ask...Do the coaches have a say in what areas they want to focus on?
Interweb rumor machine is really heating up. Soup Campbell and Lester Erb's names have been coming up alot. Word is the Erb already interviewed and was passed up even with a good reference from KF. Soup's name is being linked to a couple OC jobs. There has just been too much smoke for there not to be a fire. I wish these guys the best of luck and appreciate their time at Iowa.
David Raih seems to be the "next man in" at WR Coach. Hes a good man, and thorough.
where can i find this interweb rumor machine anyway?
I think and 'interweb rumor machine' is kind of like a
Tailgater, after about 2 hours and a 12 pack.
When I attended the last game of the year at Kinnick, (we played some slouch team that is
new to this conference).......the guy setting next to me was emphatic that one of his
'drinking buddies' at the tailgate said that Rudock was leaving.
Uh-huh.......pretty reliable stuff.
Fortunately, my hunch was right. He was a drunken idiot and would have believed
anything and probably still does.........just sayin.........
There's a little more smoke to this one than a lot of the rumors that get thrown around.
HR & HN
footballscoop.com (linked above)
These are places where I get information hawkeye sports related. Sometimes I call the combination of these "interweb rumor machine". I am not an insider. I also dont post stuff to see if it sticks. Garmon not lasting a year at Iowa made sense to me so i posted it here 5 or 6 months ago. Sucks but it happened. 3 weeks ago I started this thread stating that I thought Soup and atleast 1 more Iowa assistant would move on this year. I figured it would come later in the process like last year but it seems the departures will be sooner than later.
Lot of smoke about Soup leaving..... Man it's wicked. A players former HS coach is saying its guaranteed, JDMiller provided a link that shows his house is on the market, tons of chatter......
I think HR Lounge definitely brings something to the table. The general consensus is that 247 breaks recruiting news 1st. HR Lounge has the post game conferences up instantly and has quality posters that are true insiders. Also Marc Morehouse chats there during the season.
You can follow whatever sites you want. I follow a bunch. In actuality sometimes I wish it was the old days where news of Garmon transferring and guys getting arrested were back page newspaper stories and you knew who was gonna play when the game started. On Monday morning you could check stats.
This post was edited by KFSuperStar 19 months ago
Yeah, HR does have some value in that they keep rosters and commit lists up-to-date...I don't pay for a membership, so couldn't tell you about the articles or chats. Morehouse is a good guy, wish we could get him over here for a chat. For the recored, I was about their message boards, and the site mods.
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