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Ok so if the guy is one of the most respected DL coaches in the COuntry, why didnt Bielma retain him as his DC in 2006? Surely with Alvarez at the helm, if he was as good as everyone says he would have stayed at Wiscy?
I guess the guy must be decent to have hung on for so long but lets not surgar coat this, hes no defensive wizard. If he were he wouldnt be bouncing around from one job to the next coaching DL If he were hired just for the DL in lieu of Inoke that would be fine BUt hes been essentially hired as a defacto CO DC to help House
A "Real PITT MAN"............get off my porch!
So we have:
2 guys coaching D-Line.
2 guys coaching LBs
1 guy acting as DC and splitting time with safeties
No position coaches for Corners.
Am I missing something here?
Poteat, while technically a GA, is explicitly dedicated to the CBs.
He's a GA. There is no position coach for corners. That's very odd.
Very odd, indeed.
From what I heard at the end of the season last year Haering was coaching special teams mainly, so maybe chryst wanted someone to come in and help him.
Actually, I think Poteat as the CB coach has been the most innovative thing in this whole process. You MAY be getting a position coach the caliber of Bobby Engram without it counting against your coaching staff.
Poteat cannot in turn recruit on the road, but can spend all the time he wants with recruits while they are on campus. With most of big time secondary recruits are from the WPIAL, Poteat can still be very instrumental in recruiting.
And if Poteat is essentially coaching for free as a GA, maybe he doesn't want to be on the road recruiting.
This post was edited by Sanctuary80 17 months ago
Let's get another receiver to "Foster the People" like AB!
Then fire one of the guys getting overlapped and hire Poteat as a position coach. Let him go recruit. You can't keep guys around because they're buddies.
I mean, there's plenty to quibble about, but having a "super GA" with coaching experience and some potentially useful recruiting ties is preferred to almost all GA replacements, and it's relatively costless.
No problem with Poteat. Hire him full time.
No need to keep guys who need help coaching a position and aren't big time recruiters.
Right, so you're saying, taking an example:
Poteat full time + Palermo + Haering + regular GA > Poteat GA + Palermo + Haering + Brecterfield
Poteat full time + regular GA > Poteat GA + Brecterfield
Poteat full time - Poteat GA > Brecterfield - regular GA
But you could certainly argue that the left term is pretty small, and you could certainly argue the term on the right is strictly positive, so this inequality is potentially problematic
Based on what we've seen from Inoke on the recruiting trail, I'd take the left side and have Poteat spend a lot of time at McDevitt. In fairness, the guys contacts are on the west coast and Pitt is going to be a hard sell.
I see no need for 2 LB coaches or 2 DL coaches unless the can recruit their butts off.
Big time recruiters haven't been at PITT for 20+ years.
Fair enough---reasonable people can disagree (reasonably).
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