I’m not sure he’s really the guy, but who could potentially be on a Lunney staff with all the money we save?
Sam Pittman? Tim Horton? Charlie Strong? Who is OC?
I think everyone involved would know they need some big name assistants to at least try to blunt skepticism AND to support a highly inexperienced HC AND to try to keep up the ruse that they’re serious about winning. That’ll be the aim anyways.
Man I get it. It’s bad. But you’re a broken record right now. If it’s going to be then it’ll be. When next season comes around I’ll be watching the games and rooting for the hogs. So I’d like to talk about some potential assistants. You don’t have to tell me how bad it’ll be again. It’s dark, but I’m not going to stay in the abyss with you.
Let me ask you a question. How could you entice a Pittman, a Charlie Strong, etc. to come work for a TE coach who was on the staff of a program that went 4-20 the last 2 years? You sure won’t do it with a couple hundred thousand dollars of salary over what they are making (or used to making). A blind man could tell this would be a quick dead-end job. You’d probably have to give your OC and DC 4-5 year contracts with sky high buyouts. Good assistant coaches who have jobs won’t leave their current job for a couple hundred thousand more in salary and a one year contract to work for a TE coach that, in their mind, has about a 90% chance of failure.
I think most would tell you that you have to have a solid experienced head coach to attract good solid assistant coaches to accept a job at a program that won a total of 4 games and 0 conference games in the last 2 years.
Even more worrisome, you have to know that the current assistants who can get another asst coaching job, like Traylor certainly won’t stay here to work for Lunney. The other assistant coaches that came with Chad probably would stay because they likely couldn’t find another job at this level of pay.
The more I think about this, the bigger the disaster of hiring Lunney becomes. It seems so clear that I can’t imagine even our athletic administration and the BOT can’t see it.
I think you’re wrong. I think assistants like to work with people they like and will let them do their job. It seems other coaches like Barry quite a bit. And yeah we could offer more than most others. We’ll have the cheapest HC in the league.
You don’t think their and their families security is utmost in their minds before they take a new job? I believe all of them want to work for a winning program, or at least a program that looks capable of becoming a winner. I think, liking the head coach is very low priority for them. Otherwise, Saban would never be able to hire an assistant coach.
You are talking about really good, proven asst coaches in good jobs. I just can’t see it happen here, at this time, with our program in a toilet, unless we have a proven, winning, and experienced head coach. It’s just too risky for good OCs, DCs, and good assistants. Now, if we give them record dollars, with record setting 5 yr contracts, with record setting buyouts on our part, maybe.