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here is list of rivals top assistants in college football

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  1. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    1. Gus Malzahn
    CURRENT JOB: Auburn offensive coordinator
    THE BUZZ: In 2005, Malzahn was coaching Springdale (Ark.) High. Five years later, he's the hottest assistant coach in America. Every offense he touches, Malzahn revs up. And he has helped develop a scheme that has made Cameron Newton the best player in the nation.

    2. Kirby Smart
    CURRENT JOB: Alabama defensive coordinator
    THE BUZZ: The son of a coach, the former Georgia safety is one of the nation's hottest stars. And working for defensive mastermind Nick Saban has only accentuated Smart's status.

    3. Dana Holgorsen
    CURRENT JOB: Oklahoma State offensive coordinator
    THE BUZZ: Holgorsen was hired away from Houston and has amped up the Cowboys attack. The Cowboys are ultra-productive despite having a rebuilt offense this season.

    4. Will Muschamp
    CURRENT JOB: Texas defensive coordinator
    THE BUZZ: The Longhorns thought so much of him that they made him the coach-in-waiting and pay him $900,000 per season. That makes Muschamp the nation's highest-paid assistant not named Monte Kiffin. Nick Saban has groomed Muschamp, and it shows. Muschamp's defenses play smart, and his players feed off his chest-bumping energy.

    5. Jim McElwain
    CURRENT JOB: Alabama offensive coordinator
    THE BUZZ: The personable McElwain has done a good job updating the Tide offense with some sophisticated formations and passing schemes since he was hired from Fresno State. He's a bright mind and hard worker who is ready for the next step.

    6. Kevin Wilson
    CURRENT JOB: Oklahoma offensive coordinator
    THE BUZZ: He has pushed the buttons on some of the nation's best attacks. Remember the 2008 Sooners offense? The 2000 Northwestern attack? Few scheme as well as Wilson, who has come close to landing a few head-coaching jobs.

    7. Mark Stoops
    CURRENT JOB: Florida State defensive coordinator
    THE BUZZ: In one season in Tallahassee, the youngest Stoops has further enhanced his reputation as a rising star by turning a soft unit into an aggressive and smart defense that thrives on making big plays.

    8. Bud Foster
    CURRENT JOB: Virginia Tech defensive coordinator.
    THE BUZZ: He already should be a head coach, as Foster arguably is the nation's top defensive coordinator. He has had sniffs in the past, most notably at Kentucky and Clemson But for now, Foster remains by the side of Frank Beamer, where he has been dating to their days at Murray State.

    9. Don Treadwell
    CURRENT JOB: Michigan State offensive coordinator
    THE BUZZ: He has an innate ability to get the most out of his players. And Treadwell excelled while leading the Spartans when Mark Dantonio was recovering from a heart attack.

    10. Shawn Watson
    CURRENT JOB: Nebraska offensive coordinator
    THE BUZZ: He had a failed run as coach of Southern Illinois in the mid-1990s, but Watson has rehabbed his image and emerged as an innovative play-caller. Bo Pelini thought so much of Watson that he kept him when he replaced Bill Callahan.
     
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    tante Club Member Club Member

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    11. Brent Venables
    CURRENT JOB: Oklahoma defensive coordinator
    THE BUZZ: A product of the Bill Snyder coaching tree, Venables has shown an knack of developing schemes around the strengths of his personnel. He's smart and intense.

    12. Paul Chryst
    CURRENT JOB: Wisconsin offensive coordinator
    THE BUZZ: The Badgers aren't just a plodding offense. And they have the calm and cool Chryst to thank. Bret Bielema almost lost Chryst to the Dallas Cowboys a few years ago. He also has interviewed for several head-coaching jobs in recent years.

    13. Frank Cignetti
    CURRENT JOB: Pitt offensive coordinator
    THE BUZZ: The son of a coach, Cignetti has built a diverse resume that has seen him work in the NFL, in the WAC, Pac-10, ACC and now Big East. He has breathed life into the Panthers' offense and made a solid quarterback out of Bill Stull last season. Now, he's on the verge of doing the same with Tino Sunseri.

    14. James Franklin
    CURRENT JOB: Maryland offensive coordinator
    THE BUZZ: The smart and dynamic Franklin already is the coach-in-waiting in College Park. He has accentuated his resume by helping revive an ailing Terrapins program this season.

    15. Tom Bradley
    CURRENT JOB: Penn State defensive coordinator
    THE BUZZ: An assistant to Joe Paterno since 1979, Bradley is a sage defensive mind who often is mentioned as JoePa's successor.

    16. Dave Doeren
    CURRENT JOB: Wisconsin defensive coordinator
    THE BUZZ: The guy oozes intensity. And he also can coach, annually making the Badgers one of the Big Ten's best defenses despite not having the same talent as schools such as Ohio State and Penn State.

    17. Paul Petrino
    CURRENT JOB: Illinois offensive coordinator
    THE BUZZ: Now that he's out of brother Bobby's formidable shadow, Paul Petrino has blossomed in making the Fighting Illini offense as productive as it has been under Ron Zook. Petrino is ultra-intense and a whirling dervish on the practice field.

    18. Carl Pelini
    CURRENT JOB: Nebraska defensive coordinator
    THE BUZZ: As with brother Bo, Carl Pelini knows defense. He's excellent at finding mismatches and exploiting them. And Pelini also is a top-notch motivator who knows how to connect with players.

    19. Jay Norvell
    CURRENT JOB: Oklahoma assistant offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach
    THE BUZZ: He has interviewed for several jobs and figures to eventually get one. Norvell has run offenses at UCLA and Nebraska and coached with the Raiders and Colts. He's a hard worker who is ready for the next step.

    20. Todd Grantham
    CURRENT JOB: Georgia defensive coordinator
    THE BUZZ: In one season, Grantham - who came from the NFL - has started Georgia back on the road to having one of the SEC's top defenses. He installed a new 3-4 scheme, and the players feed off Grantham's energy and passion.
     
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    tante Club Member Club Member

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    here is the rest of the list: I know we only have 22 guys in our search so add Mac and EB and there you have our search list.

    http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1153796

    so I am looking for a good defensive mind, good recruiter and fairly young. Looking over the list my top 2 choices above are:

    Kirby Smart and Dave Doeren

    Muschamp will probably go to an SEC school, possibly Georgia, Foster is a great coach, but he is getting up there in years. Stoops is intriguing, but is a bit green.
     
  4. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    We should go with #10.
     
  5. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    from the Malzahn blurb:



    And he has helped develop a scheme that has made Cameron Newton the best player in the nation.



    Ponzi??????
     
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    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    rep :rofl:
     
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    ThndringHerd Well-Known Member

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    The ones that really jump out at me are Smart, Foster, Muschamp, Chryst, & Doeren.
     
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    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    We shouldn't go anywhere near anyone associated with Auburn right now.
     
  10. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I completely got Bud Foster and Jim Heacock (DC from Ohio State) confused. He would be a pretty good choice, I wonder why he hasn't been linked with any openings yet?
     
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    Holgorsen is an exceptional offensive coordinator, but he seems to be a bit of a hot head, imo.
     
  13. Hank

    Hank Well-Known Member

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    F*ck it. Holgorsen is making $365k. Muschamp makes $900k. Let's give Holgorsen $900k with a large budget for assistants. Save the rest for a rainy day. If he's good, give him a raise. If he's not, fire him with your rainy day money. Done and done. :lol:
     
  14. Hank

    Hank Well-Known Member

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    His hair is awesome. A bit thin, but he rocks it. Never mind what I said yesterday about Malzahn. I want this guy. I'm dead serious. If he had a mustache...

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    Awesome video here:

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5787109
     
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    "All right all right all right"
     
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    Why isn't there more love for Kevin Wilson? Seems like all anyone ever mentions is Venables when talking about possible Oklahoma coordinators ready for the move up.
     
  17. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    And Wilson was born in this state.

    I am puzzled by the lack of love towards Wilson as well...people are nuts if they believe he can't coach. He coached at Northwestern and they put up a lot of yardage despite having a losing season and that was why he was hired away from there to Norman.
     
  18. CarolinaBuff

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    If you're talking about Foster, I've always wondered why his name doesn't come up more often. Although in addition to Kentucky and Clemson as mentioned above, his name also came up for the WV opening a few years ago. I've also heard people mention that he might be in line to take over for Beamer when he retires.
     

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