My only theory is that Vad hasn't gotten to that point where he is comfortable with going through his progressions. I thought last year Tevin got pretty decent at dumping the ball off quickly if the deep ball wasn't there.Also, what happen to the drag routes we were running vs. VT and FSU last season. We did a lot of good things yesterday, then got away from it.
Anybody still super impressed with Mr. AllSizzlenoSteak aka James Franklin?
I went looking through this whole thread just looking at the different coaches that have been suggested, and I'm curious to see what everybody thinks. Here's what I came up with:
Ken Whisenhunt - OC for San Diego Chargers, Tech Alum
Mike Norvell - OC/QBs coach at Arizona State
Tom Herman - OC/QBs coach at Ohio State
Jake Spavital - co-OC/QBs coach at Texas A&M
Willie Taggart - Head coach at South Florida, former RBs coach at Stanford when Gerhart won the Doak Walker
Chad Morris - OC/QBs coach at Clemson
Tim DeRuyter - Head coach at Fresno State
Jeff Mullen - OC for Charlotte 49ers, coached Pat White at West Virginia
Philip Montgomery - OC/QBs coach at Baylor
Bob Stitt - Head coach at Colorado School of Mines, innovator of the "fly sweep" offense
Rod Carey - Head coach at Northern Illinois
Pep Hamilton - OC for the Indianapolis Colts, former OC at Stanford
Goose Godsey - TEs coach for the NE Patriots, Tech Alum
Dan Mullen - HC at Mississippi State
And a few more that I like:
Noel Mazzone - OC from UCLA
Tony Franklin - OC from Cal, worked under Sonny Dykes at La Tech
What do y'all think about this list? Realistic possibilities? Other options?
If I had to pick a few of these guys to decide between, I'd probably pick Whisenhunt, Norvell, Spavital, Taggart, Montgomery, and Mazzone
It's only his first year. And remember, Taggart only won like four games his first year as HC at Western Kentucky before he turned them around and was part of the coaching staff that made Stanford into a national power.2nd Pick right now is Taggart: He has recruiting ties into this area, young, energetic, well spoken. The problem is that the jury is still out if he is a good coach... USF is not a very good team.
My pipe dream is Whisenhunt, although I have to admit I have questions if he could recruit.
Attachou, Hunt-Days, and Mason will get drafted. Watts and Dieke could be combine phenoms. Louis Young could go late in the draft.I think what makes me upset the most is that most of these guys have no chance for the NFL. Golden and Jemea are the only two I see with a real chance right now. Smelter maybe if he keeps playing well. Sims is a guy I think that could be very good if he got the ball in pro-style but he will never get that opportunity. Vad Lee has a good arm. If he had the coaching to learn the mechanics of the position, I think he could be pretty darn good and at least maybe have a shot to join an NFL team. Can't tell you how many times I see Vad Lee stepping away from the receiver while he throws. It just looks awkward. Now maybe it's because he is nervous about getting hit (rightfully so given that our O-line is playing horrible), but good coaching would instill confidence and calmness in him. Good QBs can't be afraid to get hit. Another thing I can't stand is what happened to 3 steps back, one step forward approach when the ball is hiked? Now we do this weird motion where Vad Lee is faced towards his blindside for a second or two then twists around to throw? What is the sole purpose? If it's to look at his blindside then what happens if a guy comes from the other side? Either way it's stupid. It just wastes time.
I think we should Definitely have CPJ for 2014. A lot of reasons:
- contract still very large
- end of 14 a natural evaluation point with only two years left on contact at that point (either extend or fire after 14)
- I would like to see how this staff does without all these seniors in 2014.
- bringing in a good class.
- I would like to see another year of Vad with smelter and waller.