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DC Search Including & beyond the 1st 4 Candidates

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  1. boydbuff

    boydbuff Club Member Club Member

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    So the last thread was dedicated to the top 4 candidates identified by Rivals. As 2 are virtually officially removed from contention (Durkin and D Gibbs), two from the original list still appear to be in play (Pendergast and G Gibbs). However many are suggesting the search has probably gone beyond those 2.

    Here is a running list of names proposed by the media or ABers (I will add to it with all names proposed in seriousness-e.g. if someone suggests Lou Holtz I probably wouldn´t add him :):

    Clancy Pendergast
    -Former DC-USC
    Gary Gibbs-KC Chiefs-LBs
    Kevin Clune-Hawaii DC
    Marion Hobby-Clemson Co-DC and DEs
    Rocky Seto-Former DC-USC, current defensive passing game coordinator Seattle
    Ron English-Former Louisville and Michigan DC, most recently HC, E.Michigan
    Mike Stoops-Oklahoma DC
    Marcel Yates-Boise State DC
    Kevin Steele- Alabama LB coach
    Harlon Barnett- Michigan State LB coach
    Mike Smith-former Falcons coach
    Bobby Hauck-west coast, CU ties
    Jim Leavitt-SF LB coach
    John Thompson-Texas State Def Coordinator
    Nick Holt-WKU DC

    We can use this thread to discuss any prospective candidates, rumors, etc.
     
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  2. boydbuff

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    This would be a demotion for him and at the same time not that exciting given the performance of his recent defenses but Mike Stoops is looking and was rumored to have interviewed for the LSU position. He is a "big name" but not a hot commodity at this point. Who else should we add to the list?
     
  3. DavisBuff

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    What happened to Ron English after getting fired at EMU.?
    may not have much experience with pac12 offenses though
     
  4. leftybuff

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    Maybe someone on this list:

    [h=2]Coaches[edit][/h]
    SchoolConferenceDefensive coordinator(s)
    Cincinnati BearcatsAmerican !The AmericanPrunty, RobertRobert Prunty
    Connecticut HuskiesAmerican !The AmericanBrown, VincentVincent Brown / Anthony Poindexter
    East Carolina PiratesAmerican !The AmericanSmith, RickRick Smith
    Houston CougarsAmerican !The AmericanNaivar, CraigCraig Naivar / Orlando, ToddTodd Orlando
    Memphis TigersAmerican !The AmericanScott, GalenGalen Scott
    SMU MustangsAmerican !The AmericanMalone, VanVan Malone
    South Florida BullsAmerican !The AmericanAllen, TomTom Allen
    Temple OwlsAmerican !The AmericanSnow, PhilPhil Snow
    Tulane Green WaveAmerican !The AmericanWashington, LionelLionel Washington
    Tulsa Golden HurricaneAmerican !The AmericanVacant
    UCF KnightsAmerican !The AmericanVacant
    Boston College EaglesACCBrown, DonDon Brown
    Clemson TigersACCHobby, MarionMarion Hobby / Brent Venables
    Duke Blue DevilsACCKnowles, JimJim Knowles
    Florida State SeminolesACCKelly, CharlesCharles Kelly
    Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsACCRoof, TedTed Roof
    Louisville CardinalsACCGrantham, ToddTodd Grantham
    Miami HurricanesACCDonofrio, MarkMark D'Onofrio
    North Carolina Tar HeelsACCChizik, GeneGene Chizik
    NC State WolfpackACCHuxtable, DaveDave Huxtable
    Pittsburgh PanthersACCVacant
    Syracuse OrangeACCBullough, ChuckChuck Bullough
    Virginia CavaliersACCTenuta, JonJon Tenuta
    Virginia Tech HokiesACCFoster, BudBud Foster
    Wake Forest Demon DeaconsACCElko, MikeMike Elko
    Baylor BearsBig 12Bennett, PhilPhil Bennett
    Iowa State CyclonesBig 12Burnham, WallyWally Burnham
    Kansas JayhawksBig 12Bowen, ClintClint Bowen
    Kansas State WildcatsBig 12Hayes, TomTom Hayes
    Oklahoma SoonersBig 12Stoops, MikeMike Stoops
    Oklahoma State CowboysBig 12Spencer, GlennGlenn Spencer
    TCU Horned FrogsBig 12Bumpas, DickDick Bumpas
    Texas LonghornsBig 12Bedford, VanceVance Bedford
    Texas Tech Red RaidersBig 12Gibbs, DavidDavid Gibbs / Smith, MikeMike Smith
    West Virginia MountaineersBig 12Gibson, TonyTony Gibson
    Illinois Fighting IlliniBig TenBanks, TimTim Banks
    Indiana HoosiersBig TenKnorr, BrianBrian Knorr
    Iowa HawkeyesBig TenParker, PhilPhil Parker
    Maryland TerrapinsBig TenStewart, BrianBrian Stewart
    Michigan WolverinesBig TenVacant
    Michigan State SpartansBig TenBarnett, HarlonHarlon Barnett / Mike Tressel
    Minnesota Golden GophersBig TenClaeys, TracyTracy Claeys
    Nebraska CornhuskersBig TenBanker, MarkMark Banker / Hughes, HankHank Hughes
    Northwestern WildcatsBig TenHankwitz, MikeMike Hankwitz
    Ohio State BuckeyesBig TenAsh, ChrisChris Ash / Fickell, LukeLuke Fickell
    Penn State Nittany LionsBig TenPry, BrentBrent Pry / Bob Shoop
    Purdue BoilermakersBig TenHudson, GregGreg Hudson
    Rutgers Scarlet KnightsBig TenRussi, JoeJoe Russi
    Wisconsin BadgersBig TenAranda, DaveDave Aranda
    Florida Atlantic OwlsC-USABellantoni, RocRoc Bellantoni
    Florida International PanthersC-USAConklin, JoshJosh Conklin
    Louisiana Tech BulldogsC-USAVacant
    Marshall Thundering HerdC-USAHeater, ChuckChuck Heater
    Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersC-USAEllis, SteveSteve Ellis / Tyrone Nix
    North Texas Mean GreenC-USACosh, ChrisChris Cosh
    Old Dominion MonarchsC-USANagy, RichRich Nagy
    Rice OwlsC-USAVacant
    Southern Miss Golden EaglesC-USADuggan, DavidDavid Duggan
    UTEP MinersC-USAStoker, ScottScott Stoker
    UTSA RoadrunnersC-USANeathery, NealNeal Neathery
    Western Kentucky HilltoppersC-USAHolt, NickNick Holt
    Army Black KnightsIndependentBateman, JayJay Bateman
    BYU CougarsIndependentHowell, NickNick Howell
    Navy MidshipmenIndependentGreen, BuddyBuddy Green
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishIndependentVanGorder, BrianBrian VanGorder
    Akron ZipsMACAmato, ChuckChuck Amato
    Ball State CardinalsMACKelly, KevinKevin Kelly
    Bowling Green FalconsMACMcCloud, KimKim McCloud
    Buffalo BullsMACBorland, BrianBrian Borland
    Central Michigan ChippewasMACTumpkin, JoeJoe Tumpkin
    Eastern Michigan EaglesMACMcCaslin, BradBrad McCaslin
    Kent State Golden FlashesMACGeorge, BrianBrian George
    UMass MinutemenMACMasella, TomTom Masella
    Miami RedHawksMACPawlowski, MattMatt Pawlowski
    NIU HuskiesMACNiemann, JayJay Niemann
    Ohio BobcatsMACBurrow, JimmyJimmy Burrow
    Toledo RocketsMACHeacock, JonJon Heacock
    Western Michigan BroncosMACPinkham, EdEd Pinkham
    Air Force FalconsMountain WestRuss, SteveSteve Russ
    Boise State BroncosMountain WestYates, MarcelMarcel Yates
    Colorado State RamsMountain WestSummers, TysonTyson Summers
    Fresno State BulldogsMountain WestToth, NickNick Toth
    Hawaiʻi Rainbow WarriorsMountain WestClune, KevinKevin Clune
    Nevada Wolf PackMountain WestVacant
    New Mexico LobosMountain WestCosgrove, KevinKevin Cosgrove
    San Diego State AztecsMountain WestLong, RockyRocky Long
    San José State SpartansMountain WestRobinson, GregGreg Robinson
    UNLV RebelsMountain WestBaer, KentKent Baer
    Utah State AggiesMountain WestVacant
    Wyoming CowboysMountain WestStannard, SteveSteve Stannard
    Arizona WildcatsPac-12Casteel, JeffJeff Casteel
    Arizona State Sun DevilsPac-12Ball, ChrisChris Ball / Keith Patterson
    California Golden BearsPac-12Kaufman, ArtArt Kaufman
    Colorado BuffaloesPac-12Vacant
    Oregon DucksPac-12Pellum, DonDon Pellum
    Oregon State BeaversPac-12Sitake, KalaniKalani Sitake
    Stanford CardinalPac-12Anderson, LanceLance Anderson
    UCLA BruinsPac-12Ulbrich, JeffJeff Ulbrich
    USC TrojansPac-12Wilcox, JustinJustin Wilcox
    Utah UtesPac-12Vacant
    Washington HuskiesPac-12Kwiatkowski, PetePete Kwiatkowski
    Washington State CougarsPac-12Vacant
    Alabama Crimson TideSECSmart, KirbyKirby Smart
    Arkansas RazorbacksSECSmith, RobbRobb Smith
    Auburn TigersSECMuschamp, WillWill Muschamp
    Florida GatorsSECCollins, GeoffGeoff Collins / Randy Shannon
    Georgia BulldogsSECPruitt, JeremyJeremy Pruitt
    Kentucky WildcatsSECEliot, D.J.D.J. Eliot
    LSU TigersSECVacant
    Ole Miss RebelsSECMcGriff, WesleyWesley McGriff / Dave Wommack
    Mississippi State BulldogsSECDiaz, MannyManny Diaz
    Missouri TigersSECOdom, BarryBarry Odom
    Tennessee VolunteersSECJancek, JohnJohn Jancek
    Texas A&M AggiesSECChavis, JohnJohn Chavis
    South Carolina GamecocksSECWard, LorenzoLorenzo Ward
    Vanderbilt CommodoresSECMason, DerekDerek Mason
    Appalachian State MountaineersSun BeltWoody, NateNate Woody
    Arkansas State Red WolvesSun BeltCauthen, JoeJoe Cauthen
    Georgia Southern EaglesSun BeltCurtis, JackJack Curtis
    Georgia State PanthersSun BeltMinter, JesseJesse Minter
    Idaho VandalsSun BeltLee, RonnieRonnie Lee
    Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' CajunsSun BeltWillis, JamesJames Willis
    Louisiana-Monroe WarhawksSun BeltReffett, TroyTroy Reffett
    New Mexico State AggiesSun BeltCoyer, LarryLarry Coyer
    South Alabama JaguarsSun BeltPearson, TravisTravis Pearson
    Texas State BobcatsSun BeltNaivar, CraigCraig Naivar
    Troy TrojansSun BeltKoenning, VicVic Koenning
     
  5. InTheBuff

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    Is Farmer Fran available ?

    [video=youtube;n3wuSO59OdM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3wuSO59OdM[/video]
     
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    Rocky Seto.

    Need the Seahawks to lose this weekend.
     
  7. buffaholic

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    So other vacant P5 jobs are:

    WSU
    Utah
    LSU
    Michigan State (not listed)
     
  8. goalline

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    What about Bo Peep's bro? Is he still on the market or did he also go to Youngstown.
     
  9. Darth Snow

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    So much good here.
     
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    There's some really great potential candidates (always) beyond the obvious DJ Durkin and Pendergast. Will be interesting to see where it goes.
     
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    I'm on board with bringing in a Hobby/Reed combination from Clemson. Although I've been told on this board that I'm not really and I'm just imagining that I am because we didn't get Durkin. Number one defense in CFB and top recruiters, as well as connections to our current staff.
     
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    Erroneous! If he wasn't on the original candidate list provided by Rivals, he's a terrible candidate!
     
  13. Duff Man

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    It is okay to admit to being a little concerned.
     
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    I've stated that I'm concerned about how long it's taking for this to get done. However, I am not going to cry bust if it's not one of the "top 4".
     
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    It's also okay to for people to make instant reactions if they are underwhelmed by the choice. Beginning to remind me a lot of two years ago. Patience was preached and we ended up with freaking Neinas.
     
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    Thanks for the flashback nightmares. Ugh.
     
  17. goalline

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    It was alluded to in Ringo's article that some candidates are currently still coaching. That would be a great hire from any of the pro or college teams still going, unless it's a position guy, then we'd have to just see who it was.
     
  18. 89BUFF89

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    Here's a list of top 50 defenses for getting turnovers...one of our problems last season...

    RANK TEAM G FUM REC OPP INT TURN GAIN
    1 Louisiana Tech 14 16 26 42
    2 TCU 13 14 26 40
    3 Michigan St. 13 16 18 34
    4 Bowling Green 14 17 16 33
    - FIU 12 19 14 33
    6 Ohio St. 14 8 24 32
    - Ole Miss 13 10 22 32
    8 Boise St. 14 9 22 31
    - Memphis 13 14 17 31
    10 Oregon 14 18 12 30
    - Louisville 13 4 26 30
    - Florida 12 14 16 30
    - Minnesota 13 15 15 30
    - Houston 13 11 19 30
    - Utah St. 14 11 19 30
    - Temple 12 19 11 30
    17 Virginia 12 14 15 29
    - Washington 14 16 13 29
    - Georgia 13 13 16 29
    - Georgia Tech 14 11 18 29
    21 Arkansas St. 13 12 16 28
    - UCF 13 10 18 28
    - Tulane 12 11 17 28
    24 Nevada 13 14 13 27
    - Auburn 13 5 22 27
    - Northwestern 12 12 15 27
    - Arizona St. 13 13 14 27
    28 Arizona 14 13 13 26
    - Baylor 13 13 13 26
    - San Diego St. 13 12 14 26
    - Florida St. 14 12 14 26
    - BYU 13 12 14 26
    33 Missouri 14 13 12 25
    34 Cincinnati 13 16 8 24
    - Northern Ill. 14 10 14 24
    - Tennessee 13 8 16 24
    - Clemson 13 12 12 24
    - Akron 12 11 13 24
    - Arkansas 13 12 12 24
    - Ball St. 12 14 10 24
    41 Western Mich. 13 10 13 23
    - Miami (FL) 13 13 10 23
    - Nebraska 13 10 13 23
    - Mississippi St. 13 7 16 23
    - Southern California 13 9 14 23
    - Notre Dame 13 7 16 23
    - North Carolina 13 11 12 23
    - Western Ky. 13 10 13 23
    - Kentucky 12 8 15 23
    50 Miami (OH) 12 11 11 22
     
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    I got the impression he was saying they are employed elsewhere so wouldnt name them out of respect to current team


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    Fair enough. The wait-and-see approach with CU football has definitely disappointed me far more often than it's pleasantly surprised me, but I can't help to remain optimistic regardless of the initial gut reaction to the hire.
     
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    And scoring defense....another issue...but not many PAC schools in top 50 either...

    RANK TEAM G TDS OPP XP 2PT OPP DXP OPP FGM OPP SAF PTS AVG
    1 Ole Miss 13 24 23 0 0 13 1 208 16.0
    2 Stanford 13 26 24 0 0 11 0 213 16.4
    3 Clemson 13 27 22 0 0 11 0 217 16.7
    4 Temple 12 24 24 0 0 14 0 210 17.5
    5 LSU 13 27 27 0 0 13 0 228 17.5
    6 Alabama 14 27 23 2 0 23 0 258 18.4
    7 Penn St. 13 27 24 0 0 18 1 242 18.6
    8 TCU 13 28 26 0 1 17 0 247 19.0
    9 UCF 13 29 27 0 0 16 0 249 19.2
    10 Arkansas 13 33 32 1 0 6 0 250 19.2
    11 Memphis 13 32 29 1 0 10 0 253 19.5
    12 Utah St. 14 33 31 0 0 15 1 276 19.7
    13 San Diego St. 13 33 33 0 0 9 0 258 19.8
    14 Virginia Tech 13 30 28 0 0 18 0 262 20.2
    15 Houston 13 33 33 0 0 11 2 268 20.6
    16 Georgia 13 36 30 1 0 7 0 269 20.7
    17 Wisconsin 14 35 32 2 0 15 0 291 20.8
    18 Marshall 14 36 31 1 0 15 0 294 21.0
    19 Missouri 14 36 33 2 0 14 0 295 21.1
    20 Florida 12 30 26 1 0 15 0 253 21.1
    21 Boston College 13 34 34 0 0 13 0 277 21.3
    22 Michigan St. 13 36 31 3 0 9 0 280 21.5
    23 Mississippi St. 13 35 31 0 0 13 1 282 21.7
    24 Duke 13 34 28 0 0 17 0 283 21.8
    - Louisville 13 31 26 1 0 23 0 283 21.8
    26 Ohio St. 14 41 40 0 0 8 0 310 22.1
    27 Oregon 14 37 32 1 0 18 1 312 22.3
    28 Michigan 12 31 29 0 0 18 0 269 22.4
    29 Akron 12 35 28 0 0 13 0 277 23.1
    30 Kansas St. 13 39 34 0 0 11 0 301 23.2
    31 Texas 13 39 37 0 0 13 0 310 23.8
    32 Virginia 12 36 34 0 0 13 0 289 24.1
    33 Minnesota 13 40 38 0 0 12 0 314 24.2
    - Air Force 13 39 38 0 0 14 0 314 24.2
    35 Tennessee 13 41 36 0 0 11 0 315 24.2
    36 Miami (FL) 13 40 37 0 0 13 0 316 24.3
    37 Syracuse 12 33 31 1 0 19 2 292 24.3
    38 Louisiana Tech 14 41 37 0 0 21 0 346 24.7
    39 Washington 14 41 39 0 0 20 1 347 24.8
    40 Ohio 12 38 37 0 0 11 0 298 24.8
    - FIU 12 37 36 0 0 12 2 298 24.8
    42 Utah 13 40 39 0 0 15 0 324 24.9
    - Western Mich. 13 40 36 1 0 14 2 324 24.9
    44 Colorado St. 13 41 39 0 0 13 1 326 25.1
    45 Southern California 13 42 36 2 0 11 1 327 25.2
    - Central Mich. 13 40 36 2 0 15 1 327 25.2
    47 Northwestern 12 39 35 0 0 11 0 302 25.2
    48 Baylor 13 43 41 0 0 11 0 332 25.5
    49 Florida St. 14 44 38 1 0 18 0 358 25.6
    50 Iowa 13 41 37 1 0 16 0 333 25.6
     
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    you're probably right. oh well. I almost got optimistic for a minute there.
     
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    Hawaii played pretty good D last season.
     
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    What about Marcel Yates?

    I know he's only been at Boise for one year, but he came from A&M. He *probably* has some contacts in Texas and the Boise defense is opportunistic.
     
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    Has anyone heard if Seto has any actual interest in the CU job? I'd be just as excited about him as any of the ones mentioned. Has everything CU needs from the position.
     
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    BSU alum combined with the fact that we're not viewed as a step up from BSU makes this unlikely.
     
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    I doubt, even if he was interested, that he would say anything right now. His club is in the middle of a super bowl run. Should they be eliminated this week, maybe we hear something but I doubt we hear anything until that happens.
     
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    Marion Hobby and Rocky Seto- cools names and coached elite defenses.
     
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    Yeah, that's what I'd figure. Mac referred to coaching candidates possibly still coaching, so it could easily be someone on an NFL roster, as well as college. The problem, however, is if Seto is the target, they could be waiting until February. They would ultimately have to have some sort of under the table agreement. No way Mac waits until NSD (basically) to announce the new DC.
     
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    Sorry to burst your bubble.
     
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