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    Rhoads and recruiting.

    One of my neighbors (Huge Nebraska Fan) told me that on the nebraska boards that various individuals with first hand knowledge indicated that when Pittsburgh had someone that was wavering on the decision, they ALWAYS sent Rhoads, considered to be the closer at Pitt.

    In assembling his staff, he really needs to identify good coaches AND good recruiters. Its not the same as recruiting to Pitt or Auburn, they will need to evaluate talent and sell them on the program until it gets up and winning.

    I agree with 33, Fountain is a great florida recruiter, we need to keep him if possible. I would be extremely surprised if Chizik didnt bring him to Auburn.
    If Chris Ash is hired, again good teacher and recruiter - those are the kind of guys we need on the staff. I think McFarland is a very good coach especially OL, and recruits obviously like him. I think he would be a solid recruiter and has Texas contacts with his Stephen F. Austin days.

    Would love to see a James Willis recruiting the front seven and coaching, auburn fans held him in high regard.

    I would love to see Rhoads staff identified as soon as possible, if he's able to assembly that staff prior to Jan 1, we can be ready when the dead period ends on Jan 1st.



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    Re: Rhoads and recruiting.

    I would also be happy if McFarland was retained to coach the Offensive line and keep the Texas pipeline going.



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    Re: Rhoads and recruiting.

    I cannot remember if it was posted here or not, but I remember reading a blog about three coaches Chizik had down at Auburn within days of his hiring. Unfortunately, one of them was Fountain. I would be very surprised if he stuck around.



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    Re: Rhoads and recruiting.

    I see no reason not to keep Bolt and Mcfarland. If they are willing to be position coaches that would be great.



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    Re: Rhoads and recruiting.

    Quote Originally Posted by KMAC_ATTACK View Post
    One of my neighbors (Huge Nebraska Fan) told me that on the nebraska boards that various individuals with first hand knowledge indicated that when Pittsburgh had someone that was wavering on the decision, they ALWAYS sent Rhoads, considered to be the closer at Pitt.

    In assembling his staff, he really needs to identify good coaches AND good recruiters. Its not the same as recruiting to Pitt or Auburn, they will need to evaluate talent and sell them on the program until it gets up and winning.

    I agree with 33, Fountain is a great florida recruiter, we need to keep him if possible. I would be extremely surprised if Chizik didnt bring him to Auburn.
    If Chris Ash is hired, again good teacher and recruiter - those are the kind of guys we need on the staff. I think McFarland is a very good coach especially OL, and recruits obviously like him. I think he would be a solid recruiter and has Texas contacts with his Stephen F. Austin days.

    Would love to see a James Willis recruiting the front seven and coaching, auburn fans held him in high regard.

    I would love to see Rhoads staff identified as soon as possible, if he's able to assembly that staff prior to Jan 1, we can be ready when the dead period ends on Jan 1st.
    Very good overview. Summarizes all thoughts on the board on this topic I agree with.


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    Re: Rhoads and recruiting.

    not Bolt!! did u see our defense last season?



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    Re: Rhoads and recruiting.

    We could keep him as a Linebacker's coach. Jesse Smith was pretty good.


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    Re: Rhoads and recruiting.

    Again lets expand beyond our little pond of coaches and look nationwide!



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    Re: Rhoads and recruiting.

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    Re: Rhoads and recruiting.

    Quote Originally Posted by ktoddcyclones View Post
    We could keep him as a Linebacker's coach. Jesse Smith was pretty good.

    I dont think there is any chance we keep Bolt. PR is a defensive guy that has his own thoughts and will want a similar mind. Bolt was unqualified and couldnt get it done for his buddy. I also dont see him staying on as a LB coach and hope he doesnt. I thought our LB play was our biggest weakness as a team last year.



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    Re: Rhoads and recruiting.

    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    I cannot remember if it was posted here or not, but I remember reading a blog about three coaches Chizik had down at Auburn within days of his hiring. Unfortunately, one of them was Fountain. I would be very surprised if he stuck around.
    auburnstudent.com identified Fountain and Shane Beatty.



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    Re: Rhoads and recruiting.

    Poor old Bolt. Not much happening from sound of these threads.


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    Re: Rhoads and recruiting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Costanza View Post
    I dont think there is any chance we keep Bolt. PR is a defensive guy that has his own thoughts and will want a similar mind. Bolt was unqualified and couldnt get it done for his buddy. I also dont see him staying on as a LB coach and hope he doesnt. I thought our LB play was our biggest weakness as a team last year.
    I'll just figure that if Rhoads feels that Bolt is the best candidate for a job, he'll ask him to stay.

    Hasn't anybody else figured that if some of these guys were going to Auburn, Chizik would have named them already?

    Oh yeah...and aside from Jesse Smith's shortcomings, I would have figured that linebacker play was at most our third or fourth weakest position...1. Safety play, 2. Offensive line (though that improved late), with the inexperience at dt a contender for #3--though Nate Frere also stepped up late.



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    Re: Rhoads and recruiting.

    Quote Originally Posted by KMAC_ATTACK View Post
    In assembling his staff, he really needs to identify good coaches AND good recruiters. Its not the same as recruiting to Pitt or Auburn, they will need to evaluate talent and sell them on the program until it gets up and winning.
    IMO, PR can't afford to compromise on this. A coach who can't recruit may be fine at places like Florida, USC and Texas but not at ISU. I also believe he knows that the window of opportunity to get this program off the ground is small. You can sell recruits early on your name and "newness" in what you're doing but you'd better start showing some progress in the form of W's if you want to continue getting good talent. Fortunately, I think he has a better base to build off of than Chizik did.



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