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I really think the Bob Diaco might be a good choice. I'd love Kingsbury, but I doubt that would happen. Diaco has the Iowa connection, but would he leave ND for Iowa?
"I was brought in here to change the culture. I'm going to coach with passion" - Fran McCaffery.
He's the DC at Notre Dame right now. No way he doesn't take a head coaching job at a BCS school if offered, especially his alma mater.
Troll so hard.
Yea, I'm a Bama/SEC homer.... Been on hawkwyeinsider.com since 2001. I have a screen name that says F U ISU. I've gone to 8x as many Iowa bowl games than you.
Bama homer? Maybe you should take off the blinders and tune down the ACDC and actually read what I say. Georgia VS Bama I said Georgia was a good team and gave them props at having better certain position groups than Bama and I highly doubt most Bama followers would say they Georgia had any position group better than them. I think Bama has a great Oline this year and are obiviously well coached... other than that they are just a good team. Not a great team, a good team who is beatable.
SEC homer? Sorry but again if you actually read my stuff instead of just spewing whatever negative thought you have you would've seen me say such things that I think the B1G is a better conference top to bottom. Only thing I like about the SEC is that the top heavy schools don't care about walk on or Rudy stories. They are football coaches and they think about football and how to win football games.
If Bama plays Iowa, I'm rooting for the hawks. Anybody else I'm rolling tide. Don't question my fan hood again, I was following the hawks before you were popping pimples.
This is a cute story. But question your fan hood? I never questioned it, I said and standby the fact that you are a massive Alabama and Nick Saban homer as proven from many of your past posts. I don't have a clue what you're talking about with the Georgia-Alabama stuff, don't have a clue where you posted that, nor do I care but I do know that even the greatest of homers knows they are kidding themselves if they expect their team to win every game and to refuse to acknowledge other teams being better in some areas, etc. This means that regardless of what you claim to have said, it doesn't make you not a homer, bringing up Alabama football every chance you get when trying to talk Hawkeye football and defending every single thing that they do while acting as if you really know football when talking trash about Iowa coaches and players is always fun to read though. Hope everything becomes right again in your world after you and your fake account downvote me a few times, you fail at bashing my tastes in music (which apparently you and KFSuperstar think is 100% ACDC), and try miserably to make me feel inadequate at life compared to you.
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Let's not derail a good thread guys.
To get back on topic. Mark Stoops would be a good idea. I believe he would definitely take the job and he has ties in Florida, so hopefully Iowa would be able to start getting some talent from there.
Didn't he just take a HC job at another school? Maybe I'm thinking of the other brother....
What's your opinion on my idea, Brian Johnson?
I haven't seen much of Utah this year so I'm not really sure. I agree, though, that he's probably pretty good to be an OC so young. That's part of the reason why I like Kingsbury too.
Not too mention he led Utah to an undefeated record in 2008 as their QB, including a win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Can't hurt being able to say he's had an undefeated season as a starting QB regardless of school.
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Yeah he did. I believe it was Kentucky.
I would really enjoy the energy of the Stoops boys stalking the sidelines at Kinnick....and always enjoy hearing the story that Bob's wife starts every Saturday morning in the fall by waking up the kids to "Let's Go Hawks"....don't know if it's true, or not - but I like the story!
My pick is defense - and the guy that seems to have found the right mix of recruiting and successful play is Bob Diaco. He's ready to step up and he would be someone that might be interested in a head coaching gig after his defense wins the NC this year for the golden domers.
I missed seeing the DLine pressure like we have seen over the past 4-6 years (I know we lost a ton of talent over the past years to the NFL) - but I really miss the way that the defense used to attack versus bend/not break. I do realize that you need to score points (as a life-long Bears' fan I have gotten used to the defense being the offense) but a solid defense sets the tone - Iowa needs to get back to that black and blue type of play, IMO.
I think it's easy to look good when you have that much talent available. Alabama could run just about any scheme on defense and shut people down. While their scheme may fool an offense from time to time, the reason they're successful is because they have the best players. I think there are a lot of coaches out there that could coordinate that Alabama defense to dominance.
Last year, yes they could've ran anything. This year? No. The Dline wasn't a wrecking crew and thus that's why they blitzed crazy. Their best DT Jesse Williams had serious endurance issues. Their LBer core was young yet never played out of position. I liked the safety and corner play... To claim Alabama gets the best players and can run anything isn't fair to Kirby.
Notre Dame for so many years had the best players & never could cut it. Plus look at the offenses they faced & contained, it's good players going against good players. The X factor is they are a well coached team, and if Kirby coached at Iowa he could get good players up here via his connections. There is enough talent down south, California, Ohio-Pennsylvania, New Jersey, etc that we could suit a team full off 3 star left overs and be successfull if we had the X factor of being an innovative.
It is entirely this simple, you are correct. God I wonder how no one has ever thought of this before.
Charlie Weis - Notre Dame
Rich Rodriguez - Michigan
Gene Chizik - Auburn
You know who
P.S. No one has said that Kirby Smart absolutely is not a good coach or that he couldn't do the job, just that we aren't sold on him which is a fair question since he's never been a head coach before. Here's a business tip, not everything innovative is actually a good idea and not every good idea has to be innovative. Same concept applies to coaching as it does to the business world.
What was so innovative about Gene Chizik from ISU? The only example you listed that actually made sense is Rich Rod and I think his biggest probl was forcing a 3-3-5 to work in the B1G.
Question? If this is a derhawkeye post, why are 3 different people signing this letter? Oh, cause its a bad joke I get it. I'd like Smart cause he's a Saban understudy. He knows how to run a football team, I doubt you'll read it cause your so glibe to anything SEC but he's been around the Sabanization of football. Here's a business tip, evolve or die.
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One of the biggest factors not being mentioned is the importance of finding a coach who not only is talented, but has a vested interest in the Hawkeyes and/or the state of Iowa.
Young, up and coming, coaches are all the rage, but many likely would use Iowa as a stepping stone, either within the BCS or NFL. Because of this, Diaco is the most logical choice (I just can't see Stoops leaving OK). In that scenario, it's possible he would bring Tony Alford with him as OC, who also has a history in Iowa, and is by all accounts a terrific recruiter.
It's all a moot point since I don't see Ferentz going anywhere, but does make for interesting discussion.
Completely agree, that's a great point.
Very good point here. It would be up to the AD to not only find a coach that would succeed at Iowa, but also someone that would be committed to staying and keeping most of his assistants with him. That's not at all easy to do. That being said, I don't think it'd necessarily have to be someone with ties to the state of Iowa and/or the Hawkeyes. There are a lot of coaches out there that would do an outstanding job if given that opportunity, and they're just dying for that opportunity. If you find the right one, it's definitely possible that he'd be so grateful for the opportunity that he'd stay as long as the school wants him.
Depends on whether Kirk's eventual replacement is more about long-term job security and being well compensated for simply keeping the program competitve...vs...wanting to search out the glory of a National Championship at a program that actually has those expectations.
Well yeah, obviously. I guess I meant does he stay at ND and wait it out for a bigger job, or does he come to Iowa with his sights set on something bigger eventually? Does he try to build Iowa up to a top program?
I bet he'd go to Iowa.
I would want another coach that would see Iowa as a destination, not a stepping stone, at least not a stepping stone to another college job.
With that in mind, I would choose
1) Bob Stoops (would be a coming home for him -- wife is from Iowa right?)
2) Bobby Diaco (but not sure if he would be a good match even though he is an alum)
3) James Franklin -- Vanderbilt coach -- he can recruit with the best of them and has turned down other offers to leave, so if he was willing to come to Iowa, there is a good chance he would stay. Not sure if he would be interested though. Unfortunately he just agreed to a contract extension yesterday with Vandy.
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