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    ISU vs. USF Coaching Searches

    In light of the awkward and embarrassing search process USF just went through in hiring a new DC for their football team, I appreciate even more how JP and the ISU Athletic Department have kept tight lipped during their searches.

    While I have heard rumors about some ISU job offers in the past that were turned down by potential candidates, there was certainly never anything that was wide open in the press about our searches and I always suspected some of the stories to just be rumors. (i.e. Brian Kelly)

    I know it can be frustrating at times being a fan anxious to hear who the new head coach, coordinator or position coach is going to be... but it is not nearly as frustrating as reading about the long line of candidates who have turned down offers to coach at the school I support.

    Thanks again JP & the ISU Athletic Department for conducting your business in such a professional manner.


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    Re: ISU vs. USF Coaching Searches

    JP does a great job with the hiring process and does a fantastic job of selling ISU. I'm an exectuive recruiter and I'm amazed how many companies /organizations do a poor job of selling themselves to perspective employees.



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    Re: ISU vs. USF Coaching Searches

    Paul Rhodes is here at work today. I'll walk out in the hall and ask him what he thinks.


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    Re: ISU vs. USF Coaching Searches

    Quote Originally Posted by SwirlingFloater View Post
    While I have heard rumors about some ISU job offers in the past that were turned down by potential candidates, there was certainly never anything that was wide open in the press about our searches and I always suspected some of the stories to just be rumors. (i.e. Brian Kelly)
    You are aware that the Brian Kelly rumor was true, right?


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    Re: ISU vs. USF Coaching Searches

    Quote Originally Posted by MontyBurns View Post
    You are aware that the Brian Kelly rumor was true, right?
    Source?

    I have always been curious about this.



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    Re: ISU vs. USF Coaching Searches

    Always better to court in private...



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    Re: ISU vs. USF Coaching Searches

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    Source?

    I have always been curious about this.

    It's true. He was offered the job but he sat on it to see how the Michigan State search was going.



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    Re: ISU vs. USF Coaching Searches

    Quote Originally Posted by MontyBurns View Post
    You are aware that the Brian Kelly rumor was true, right?
    My point was that getting turned down numerous times very publicly by candidates is not good for any program.

    If an offer was extended to Kelly, that is great. I just appreciate that it was handled discreetly.



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    Re: ISU vs. USF Coaching Searches

    Quote Originally Posted by MontyBurns View Post
    You are aware that the Brian Kelly rumor was true, right?
    Brian Kelly was never seriously considered for the job when Chizik was hired, let alone offered the job. The only other candidate seriously considered was the current Baylor coach.



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