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    Coach Dave Patenaude

    Bill Parcells talked extensively about “hidden yardage” and included punting in that discussion. If you can’t run it or pass it ... punt it and gain the yardage. Statistics show if you can win the field position game, you win ... the game. I think strategy has disappeared from football as...
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    Coach Dave Patenaude

    Coaching career: Coast Guard Academy Springfield Fordham Columbia New Haven Holy Cross Hofstra Georgetown Coastal Carolina Temple Georgia Tech Not exactly the ideal resume for a P5 team. My theory had been that TStan would give Geoff more money to upgrade assistants after more legacy costs...
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    Question about a coach

    Good reminder. But the days of 25 year runs are over. Finebaum discusses this and said that even for a successful coach, ten years is the max today. That’s why if you want to get a new coach, find all the ones who are 8-9 years in a program. They are probably ready to change.
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    Question about a coach

    Curry decided it was time to go after someone chunked a brick through his window. His wife said she was tired of it and wanted out. Much like Butch Jones’ wife who was spat on at the grocery store.
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    Ok we are 3-3 so what concerns you the most ( any thing but the coaches)

    I'm most concerned that ... we have to play another game.
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    Tech favored over Duke

    Lyman Hall?
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    Fire Geoff Collins

    Sorry. If you suit for the game, you accept the results.
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    Recruiting or coaching

    I have. And they have a firm grasp of the obvious.
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    Tech favored over Duke

    I think we lose to Duke. And every remaining game this year. And after a heart wrenching “Win one for the Gipper” speech, we beat UGA, deny them the Natty, and extend Collins contract another seven years. And build him a statue next to ... Bud Carson.
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    Recruiting or coaching

    It’s an amazing conclusion. In a sport where athletics matters, getting better athletes is a good strategy. Consultants charge money for this?
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    Recruiting or coaching

    In principle, I agree with you. And Saban, at Alabama, faced fierce criticism from the faculty over the size of the athletics program. That is, until Nick started donating millions from the football budget towards new facilities for his biggest critics. Now, they love the football program. Not...
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    Recruiting or coaching

    HAHAHAHA!!!
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    Recruiting or coaching

    I totally get it. I remember being in the AD suite when the Big Guns were joking "When are we going to be done with this ****?" while Tech was running up the board and winning the game. The Money Guys HATED the TO even when Tech won.
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    Recruiting or coaching

    CPJ once reacted to a question about recruiting along the lines of "Heck yes, we focus on recruiting." But ... there's a difference between recruiting and being good at recruiting. When Lou Holtz took over at Notre Dame, they had one person responsible for recruiting. One. Times have changed...
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    Recruiting or coaching

    If you look at how the President of GT is compensated, NONE of the metrics are about athletics. And haven’t been. Ever.
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