In reply to: Who are the top OC candidates to keep an eye on? posted by BigEND
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.