I would love to see the list of coaches who contacted Coach Pittman to say they are interested in coaching here. That’s a long list to cull through when selecting the staff. I have to think he would want to hire the OC and DC first though, although Davis as O-Line might have been an easy one given Pittman’s background.
Wouldn’t be surprised to see him emerge candidate for some head coach jobs or pair up with Norvell as the OC at FSU (Former Memphis assistant). Would be very surprised to see him leave ND for same job at Arkansas
I liked covering Chip. He was a straight shooter. Petrino had his GAs coach the tight ends, so we would talk to him on occasion, which is rare for GAs. He reminded me a lot of Petrino in how hard he coached his players and in some of the things he would say in his interviews. I doubt that changed much working for someone like Brian Kelly.
Tyler Wilson totally thought the players need more coaching from people like this.
I’ve always thought the top leader, CEO type, shouldn’t be the constant “heavy”. Certainly, they need to be ABLE to do it but I think you really need that coming from your assistants. The only way to get tough in games is to get tough in practices first. Some of the basketball guys hated CNR when they played for him but of course loved him afterward because he brought out the best in them.