Week by Week Coaching Names

Thought it would be fun to start a thread of names that you see/hear from the assistant realm that could be our future coach as each week of watching college football passes. Will be nice to see who can guess right, and how soon. Limit 2 per week.

Shawn Elliot - OL/Running Game Coach - South Carolina
http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/elliott_shawn00.html
37 years old
From Camden, SC
was the OL coach at App State for 10 years, where he also played DE

Can’t find his salary, but he succeeds Eric Wolford who was on contract for total $250k/yr and left to be the head coach at Youngstown State.

[quote=“ninerID, post:1, topic:23846”]Thought it would be fun to start a thread of names that you see/hear from the assistant realm that could be our future coach as each week of watching college football passes. Will be nice to see who can guess right, and how soon. Limit 2 per week.

Shawn Elliot - OL/Running Game Coach - South Carolina
http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/elliott_shawn00.html
37 years old
From Camden, SC
was the OL coach at App State for 10 years, where he also played DE

Can’t find his salary, but he succeeds Eric Wolford who was on contract for total $250k/yr and left to be the head coach at Youngstown State.[/quote]

Looks like he has legit qualifications. Most of his experience is with a top notch FCS program and has 1 season at a BCS school.

I’ll throw out a name:

Terry Bowden - Head Coach - North Alabama (Division II)
Salary: 100k/year
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Bowden

Pros: Obviously, his undefeated season at Auburn stands out on his resume. But it’s worth noting that he also upgraded his DIII Samford (non-scholarship) to an FCS football school that went 12-2 (1AA Playoff semi-finalist) in only his 5th year as head coach at the program. It’s not unrealistic to think that we could triple his current salary.

Cons: If we ever did hire him, he’ll be looking to interview at a bigger school from Day1. A sudden departure by a head coach at a brand-new program could have a crippling effect.

Larry Kehres- Mount Union- 18 undefeated regular seasons, 10 National titles, at a D3 school, maybe he’s ready for a new challenge? or more money?
Chris Hatcher- Murray State- 89-21 record, tried moving up from D2 Valdosta State, where his success was, to Georgia Southern, but things didn’t work out, he tried bringing in his pass heavy offense to a traditional running school, and now he is at Murray State. He would do better to start new, and fresh with a new program, and he has his eyes on an FBS job, why not come to school and start fresh and a school that wants to be FBS one day. Has southern recruiting ties as well.

I think that the idea of ID’s thread was that he would put up a coach once a week and we’d spend the week talking about that ONE coach. Though I’m not sure we have enough to go on to do a week long discussion on most of the potential candidates.

Not how i took it since he said “it would be nice to say who can guess right”

You’re right. I want multiple opinions, not just mine.

I think i may have a new #1 in my book. Even though i hate chapel Hill and went to Bandys (maiden’s rival)

Kevin Wilson - OC Oklahoma
Born in Maiden, NC
48 years old
Played at UNC
Currently making $225k
2008 Broyles Award winner (award for nation’s top assistant)

I have a hard time seeing us getting a top tier FBS assistant. Those guys are in line for lower FBS jobs, and I doubt a FCS startup is on their radar.

i really think the coaching hire will say a lot about what we intend to do.

ODU had no intention on being FBS when they made their hire and went to dII for a coach. USF had no intention of being considered FCS and went and got a 40 year old DC from a Big 12 school.

If Charlotte hires a 40 year old coach, his contract ABSOLUTELY MUST have a buyout clause of Eleventy Billion Dollars for taking any other job. At least up until his first contract extension. If the coach balks on a 5 year contract with an irrational buyout clause, then pass. USF needed a guy like Leavitt, but they also needed him to stick around for program stability.

I agree but this can be a tricky and sticky maneuver. We do not want to limit ourselves out of the gate.

Example: What if we had put the same stipulation on Foster and Rose in basketball and they turned us down. And then we went straight to Hal Wissel? The result would have been immediate Wisselball with no taste of success. We need a buyout clause, but not one that scares some good coaches away.

sticking with the BCS assistants:

James Willis
DC - Texas Tech
Part of the Nick Saban Coaching tree and now a DC under Tuberville (similar to Chizik & Muschamp)
38 Years old

Jeff Durden

Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach James Madison
[font=verdana][size=small]Primary Recruiting Area: Florida, New England, [font=Verdana][/size][size=12px]NORTH CAROLINA[/size][/font][/size][size=small], [/font]SOUTH CAROLINA
http://www.jmusports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=71030&SPID=8113&DB_OEM_ID=14400&ATCLID=795619&Q_SEASON=2010

[quote=“survivor45, post:3, topic:23846”]I’ll throw out a name:

Terry Bowden - Head Coach - North Alabama (Division II)
Salary: 100k/year
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Bowden

Pros: Obviously, his undefeated season at Auburn stands out on his resume. But it’s worth noting that he also upgraded his DIII Samford (non-scholarship) to an FCS football school that went 12-2 (1AA Playoff semi-finalist) in only his 5th year as head coach at the program. It’s not unrealistic to think that we could triple his current salary.

Cons: If we ever did hire him, he’ll be looking to interview at a bigger school from Day1. A sudden departure by a head coach at a brand-new program could have a crippling effect.[/quote]
I really like this idea.

I don’t know about him looking to move though. He’s 54 now. When football starts he’ll be 57. If he is successful, we’ll be successful. Meaning, we’ll be increasing our stadium size and continuing on a path to being a good FBS program. Not many opportunities would rival that for a 60+ year old.

[font=verdana][size=12px]Mike Bellotti[/size][/font]
[font=verdana][size=12px]59 years old[/size][/font]
[font=verdana][size=12px]now with ESPN[/size][/font]
[font=verdana][size=12px]Built the #2 team in the nation[/size][/font]

[quote=“ninerID, post:15, topic:23846”][font=verdana][size=12px]Mike Bellotti[/size][/font]
[font=verdana][size=12px]59 years old[/size][/font]
[font=verdana][size=12px]now with ESPN[/size][/font]
[font=verdana][size=12px]Built the #2 team in the nation[/size][/font][/quote]I would be ok with that.

Not recommending exactly but Steve Patton has been let go at Gardner Webb. Would imagine his name coming up.

I’m with you ID… I want Tommy

Greg Davis - Former Offensive Coordinator for Texas 1998-2010
-59 years old
-4 yeas head coaching experience at Tulane (not very good record at 14-31)
-Coached in the SE at Ark, Georgia and UNC-CH
-might be considered a retread since he was fired at Texas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Davis_%28American_football%29

[quote=“Normmm, post:19, topic:23846”]Greg Davis - Former Offensive Coordinator for Texas 1998-2010
-59 years old
-4 yeas head coaching experience at Tulane (not very good record at 14-31)
-Coached in the SE at Ark, Georgia and UNC-CH
-might be considered a retread since he was fired at Texas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Davis_%28American_football%29[/quote]

[size=7]“F*** NO”
[/size]Quoting the Texas Alum who sits near me