God, I hate the off-season...
Army's twitter page posted a few hours ago that he was hired today
Am I misremembering or did not Al Groh take a smaller annual salary at Tech after he was fired at Virginia, meaning the bulk of his income was from Virginia, and then get a big payout after Gailey's buyout was paid out. (And if you can make any sense of this tell me what I said.) How that all might relate to what you are saying I am not sure, but I see your point.)When I wrote executive multi year compensation packages, we had language that would severely limit this type of relationship.
To hire an executive that averages 500K for an alleged 30k assignment would trigger letters to both parties. The intent of the agreements were for helping get a similar $ position at a company differnt area of service. That said it may no telling what goes on in college coaching.
I really liked him and the defense that started to implement.
I just wish he would have just started with full pressure as I hope cgc does in 19.
Congratulations to Nate. He was my favorite DC hire of the CPJ era.
Army's D has been for a few years now under Jay Bateman and John Loose. They are doing something right up there.Was curious about how Nate Woody was doing these days. For those that remember, went to Michigan as a defensive analyst after he left here, and was named Army's DC for this season.
Currently, Army has the #30 FEI defense. #2 Total defense, and #2 scoring defense in the nation according to NCAA.
Overall, Army's is fielding a superb defense under Woody by pretty much every defensive metric. It's even more impressive considering it's Army SAs he has to scheme with.
Michigan just let go of their DC Don Brown, who was at one time considered one of the top defensive minds in the nation. Brown is similar to Jon Tenuta in a sense that he never added to adjusted his defensive schemes and teams started to pick him apart. Woody is now being mentioned as a candidate.
I really wish Woody would have come 5 years earlier in CPJ's tenure. He just didn't have the time to get his guys in for his scheme. Sounds like it will work out well for him though. You do well at the academies, and schools will come calling.
Army's D has been for a few years now under Jay Bateman and John Loose. They are doing something right up there.
The sad but probably accurate truth is that P5 schools will never hire a triple O coach because you can't recruit to that offense. (And before somebody goes off, I love it even as I acknowledge its fatal flaw. The triple option itself remains the most gorgeous offensive play in football, and nothing is second.) QBs with aspirations are never playing for an offense that gets them hammered on almost every play, and lets them throw half a dozen times at most. Running backs, the premium, 5-star blue chippers, aren't coming to an offense that will either put them at fullback to get hammered along with the QB, or at "A" back where they will touch the ball maybe four times a game. It has nothing to do with selfishness, but a desire to have a chance to do what you do.Yup. Monken has chosen well, but Monken has also been a good HC overall on both sides. His teams defensive prowess often gets overshadowed by his offense, but you're not successful like he is if you don't play good defense.
Schools around the country (looking at you Illinois and Vanderbilt) made a BIG mistake not taking him into consideration.