Better grab him before Brian does
But he was an assistant to Chuck Martin.
Can Matt Mitchell really help out the running game?
Shake your money maker, lads.
I doubt that Rees will be fired. Clements could serve as a strong mentor for a couple of years. What QB transfer wouldn't want to play for Aaron Rogers' QB coach?
Serious question - I don’t know. Charlie Weis was “Tom Brady’s quarterback coach.” I bet more than a dozen others also were “Tom Brady’s quarterback coach.”
Rodgers also goes into detail on precisely what clements does to transform QBs into being extremely accurate throwers with very good fundamentals. Supposedly that’s what he did again with Love over the past year.
Any of Love’s performance last night but if the reports are accurate that he has improved dramatically that would be a far better indicator than the performance of a banged up, headstrong idiot that probably doesn’t take much coaching these days.
one of the Packers beat writers last night regurgitated Rodgers' comments from earlier this year on Clements getting Love fixed.
It’s hard to determine in which area of his game Love showed more growth, because the difference was extreme. Rodgers, who said he was proud of Love afterward, credited longtime quarterbacks coach Tom Clements for cleaning up Love’s fundamentals. The development was obvious with how much quicker Love diagnosed plays.
“Tom was huge for me in my early years,” Rodgers said, “of helping me hone the fundamentals. The drills we work on in practice always translate to game play, and I feel like he’s become much better in timing up his drops with the routes. When you do that, it allows everything to kind of flow smoothly from there. The accuracy improves and the decision making is easier because you’re just playing on time all the time.”
It really plays havoc with the brain’s cognitive abilities
He is close with Wittingham, but I wouldn't mind taking a look at him and seeing if he would like a change. They are generally a pretty physical team and they have done a nice job recently being more creative in the passing game.
Necessary to hire an OC away from another major program. I'm expecting internal pressure for Freeman to keep Rees, and if he gets canned for us to go after a budget option.
….some genius on this board would swear that he’s no good.
Andy Ludwig - very experienced OC with stops at Wisconsin and current Utah OC.
Garrett Riley - say what you want about his brother, but TCU has a great offense and if the name alone helps to bring in a top QB, he is worth it.
Chip Lindsey - (Edit)UCF had a great offense this year. Malzaln disciple, so consider the tree, but served as a HC before and UCF had a very strong well rounded offense this year. Obviously not the strongest schedule, but still, impressive numbers.
Alex Golesh - probably won’t leave Tenn for similar job, but was an SA at OSU when Freeman was a student. So, perhaps they know each other. Only guy here who is not a QB coach though. Also has connections to ND analyst Dre Brown and is from Dublin Ohio (ND does well in Dublin)
I saw him named there in one story to replace Fickell. Either way, I'll bet Riley gets a HC job somewhere soon.
Also, I don't think Golesh or any similar OCs who come from the Art Briles tree of what's been labeled as the Veer n' Shoot fit with the sort of offense that others have identified as playing to Notre Dame's historical strengths (tight end and offensive line). That sort of offense relies primarily on WR speed and spread spacing forcing the defense to either commit to stopping the run (and leaving the corners on an island and allowing the wide receivers to run option routes similar to the old run n' shoot offense) or committing to stopping the pass and leaving the defense vulnerable to being gashed up the middle.
Ludwig's offense at Utah relied heavily on two tight end formations and fits ND's historical strengths perfectly.
I’m a sucker for anything connected to Utah and especially Whittingham.
If ND ever needed a HC again (and let’s hope it’s not for a Very long time) Whittingham would be my first call, though I doubt he would leave Utah.
I think Golesh’s offense could work at ND. I’m not a huge believer an offense at ND must be focused on TEs and running game. Might be the easier way, but certainly not the only way.
we are setting ourselves up for disappointment at this point.
Rees will be back, they'll land a kid like Devin Leary in the portal and the story will be that we will see the best of Rees now that he has a competent grad transfer at QB.
I’m hoping it’s with a requirement that he must take on an experienced analyst for QB coaching (and with a different perspective of running an offense). If the rumors are true that he turned that idea down in the summer, perhaps a humbling season, or more importantly a more assertive HC after a season under his belt, will resurrect that idea. And this time it will not be a suggestion.
"You're an up and comer kid, these things work themselves out. Uncle Jack has your back. We love what you and Marcus do for the brand -- we're a bit late to the party, but that garage-start-up thing is still in."
head coach before it got off the ground.
his surname and mick heritage). Hell, Mike Shanahan.
He got out of coaching and is some special director with the SEC now. He had some health issues and just wanted to settle down in Durham.
But I think he would do wonders as a coordinator here.
They hate his offense, considering all the talent they have.
And he can coach circles around anyone on our offensive staff.
Hopefully it works.
I don’t know a ton about him but have coveted the Wisconsin power offense for years. Granted he got fired for a reason…
I would prefer to hire Chryst as an analyst and get someone with more history developing quarterbacks as the play caller.
He loves nd and knows X’s and O’s.
In 2011 he was Florida's OC and they were ranked 102 in offense. I still kinda like Weis (despite wanting him to be fired in 08), but no thanks.
He will be 67 this March. Being a coach in college or the NFL is taxing enough on a healthy 67 year old, let alone an unhealthy one.
with Son of Get Used To It. What could go wrong?
Putting aside the obvious family issue, Junior isn’t an entirely preposterous idea. He’s worked under some great coaches.
the reasons against dad are obvious. Perhaps if he repaid ND some of the money it paid him not to coach here (as opposed to celebrating the anniversary with cheap beer every year) it might be worth considering.
Junior might have worked for some great coaches, but I don't believe he's ever run an offense nor has he called plays. The next guy who walks through that door needs a lot of experience at doing both.
The very idea of Saban, Harbaugh, Day, Riley, Smart, Swinney (or any HC not named "Kelly" of a top 15 team) interviewing (much less hiring) a candidate w/ Rees' resume would be laughable. Whether Rees returns is a critical question as to MF's future at ND and as to the seriousness with which the program is treated by ND.
the idea of doubling down on that concept and hiring someone who is just slightly more prepared is a foolish move given the circumstances.
I'm using his example to point out the absurdity of Savvy's status quo.
His on the record quotes would indicate otherwise.
Not doubting it, just didn't hear the story.
I'm not sure if he made any private communication but I haven't seen him comment on Notre Dame one way or the other since that article about how he cracked a Coors Light when he got the last check from ND.
Besides, who cares if he approves of ND hiring decisions?
No I take it back, it doesn't.
both in my humble opinion.
Make him the QB Coach/OC and I'd honestly be pretty excited.
would be top of the list. The last thing we need is another inexperienced first time OC or some pass happy bastard back in the seat. I have hope Freeman has a plan, but I guess only time will tell.