Please. The Cowboys are a multibillion dollar business. What he’s going to have to pay Garrett’s replacement is chump change. So is what he’s going to have to pay Dak Prescott, although they won’t admit it to Dak’s agent.
If this is indeed true, can we not assume our next coach is in a conference championship game? I mean if they aren’t meeting with HR until next Wednesday you can kind of put two and two together. No sense in waiting that long if your coach’s season is over.
HR is meeting with the EXISTING coaches, not the new guy. Call it their exit interview, basically. Does not affect the hiring process at all.
Let’s assume that our next coach is the head coach at a bowl-bound Power 5 school which is not winning its division. I’ll throw out Dave Clawson as an example although I don’t think he’s on our radar (could be wrong but I doubt it). Wake Forest plays AT Syracuse Saturday morning Arkansas time (the AT is important because it would delay his availability to meet with us until he returns to North Carolina). He would not be available to meet with HY at least until Saturday evening, maybe Sunday. Negotiations may have already taken place with Clawson’s agent but HY needs to get a feel if he’s truly the guy we want.
Morris was hired Dec. 4, which is Wednesday this year. Bielema was hired Dec. 6, which is next Friday (and also the 50th anniversary of a little football game played in Fayetteville). Middle to end of next week is when I expect the hire to be announced.
Speaking of Clawson, I caught a little bit of the fourth quarter of the Wake-Duke football game, which was replayed on ACCN just before the Hog basketball game last night. They looked very well coached. No, the ACC Atlantic is not the SEC West, even though it includes Clemson (Wake is currently tied for second at 4-3 in league play), but I didn’t see anything last night that would make me hesitate to hire him if HY thinks he’s the one.