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New Assistant Director of Player Personnel

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by Techster, May 23, 2014.

  1. Techster

    Techster Helluva Engineer

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  2. ATL1

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    He should have good local ties. But it seems funny that he left Decatur for Lumpkin due to family concerns only to come right back to Atlanta.
     
  3. 33jacket

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    He left because his wife also found a job in lumpkin. These are not high paying positions and they desired 2 incomes.

    Gt job will be higher paying probably letting them start with one income safely enough until she finds a job or not work. The family reason wasnt like a sick mom etc
     
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    Anyone know anything about this guy beyond a google search? Is he well connected into the Georgia high school football scene?

    In my opinion, you bring a guy in from the high school ranks only if he's well connected and gives you an in in a recruiting rich territory. That's pretty much what's going on a lot with college basketball hires on the assistant level.
     
  5. Buzz1965

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    He has been a head high school coach in Georgia and Alabama. Was assistant at Sandy Creek back when Calvin Johnson was there. He also has coached at college level. Was graduate assistant at Alabama and coached I believe at VMI.. I think it's a good fit to get someone in at Tech that has contacts with lots of high school coaches. This has worked big time at Auburn. I know his former runningback he coached a few years back that went to Louisville just signed with my Chicago Bears (Senorise Perry)
     
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  6. Jean-Baptiste Rochambeau

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    Exactly my first impression. One year at Decatur, followed by one year at Lumpkin. Now back to Hotlanta. I am trying to imagine commuting from Cartersville to Decatur High. Holy Mole'!
     
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    I would think he was probably wanting to get back to the college level and from his past bio he grew up and his parents live in Fayetteville. Now go get us some players from Sandy Creek!
     
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    Eric, what's your opinion on the hire?
     
  9. Eric

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    I think it is a good hire...Not a home run but a good hire. I love his connections in Georgia and his past experience but I was looking for someone that had some ties to Florida.

    This job is more important than a lot of people realize.

    Only time will tell.
     
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    Getting to Lumpkin County by way of Cartersville is a huge waste of gas and time. :)
     
  11. vamosjackets

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    The director of player personnel position is often (if not always) filled by a high school head coach. It was Butch Brooks under O'leary and Gailey, former head coach at Washington-Wilkes (home of Ed Wilder). He was a good one for a long time. Not sure about the ones before or after him. But, this sounds like another hire in the same vein.
     
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    Butch Brooks was a great guy and did a great job during his time at Tech. I think it's great giving this position to someone who is wanting to make it in the college profession and has roots in Georgia and Georgia High Schools!
     
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    This hire could mean a lot or next to nothing.An example of dept strength internally.
     
  14. CornerBlitz

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    Played with him at GT, but know nothing of him since I graduated. I remember him being a hard worker. Sounds like he is a strong family man, which is good, but success most likely will be defined by how he connects with recruits. It's reasonable to assume he has good rapport with GA High School coaches. Hope his return meets great success.
     
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    What happened to my comment?

    It was based on the fact that I have worked around the guy...so I do not know why it would be deleted!
     
  16. ramblinwreck24

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    Well whatever anyway...the edited version of what I said...

    I think it's a terrible hire for a number of reasons I listed in my comment that was deleted but was based on my personal experiences with the guy. Why it would be deleted is still beyond me. SMH
     
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    Where did you work with him and doing what?
     
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    The number one rule around here is do not personally attack anyone. Posters, players, coaches, etc. I only gave your post a cursory glance but it appeared your post was right on the fence in that regard.
     
  19. ramblinwreck24

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    I coached with him and know plenty of people that have.
     
  20. ramblinwreck24

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    I was just giving the reasons, from personal experience, why I thought it was a bad hire. Everything I said was from things he has done. I was not attacking him but stating why.
     

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