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    Notre Dame coach and Tony Alford

    I just realized that Weis brought in Tony Alford this year as the ND running backs coach. Alford was an incredible running backs coach on DMac's staff and coached Darren Davis, Enis Haywood, and Steve Hicks to 1000 yard seasons. He is an awesome recruiter too. He knows ISU, what it takes to win here and knows the area well. With Weis out, I would hope that he is on Rhoads radar as a possible coach for our staff should we have any openings.

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    re: Notre Dame coach and Tony Alford

    Completely fine with somehow finding a spot for him on the staff. Would be a solid addition.



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    re: Notre Dame coach and Tony Alford

    Quote Originally Posted by synapticwave View Post
    I just realized that Weis brought in Tony Alford this year as the ND running backs coach. Alford was an incredible running backs coach on DMac's staff and coached Darren Davis, Enis Haywood, and Steve Hicks to 1000 yard seasons. He is an awesome recruiter too. He knows ISU, what it takes to win here and knows the area well. With Weis out, I would hope that he is on Rhoads radar as a possible coach for our staff should we have any openings.

    Edit: Mods please remove the erroneous \\ in the title - thx
    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Completely fine with somehow finding a spot for him on the staff. Would be a solid addition.
    I would take Alford if we had an opening.

    There another coach who may soon be on the market that I would almost go out of my way to create an opening for. David Beaty is currently the WR coach at Kansas and one of their lead recruiters. He was previously the WR coach at Rice and would be very familiar with Herman's system.



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    re: Notre Dame coach and Tony Alford

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    There another coach who may soon be on the market that I would almost go out of my way to create an opening for. David Beaty is currently the WR coach at Kansas and one of their lead recruiters. He was previously the WR coach at Rice and would be very familiar with Herman's system.
    +1000

    Then again, I know nothing of the guy and I'm not trying to be cruel to our current receiver coach, but this group vastly underperformed this season. Darks was injured early in the season, but never really showed us (save a play or two) the level of play we saw from him in '08.

    The entire group got absolutely manhandled at the line of scrimmage and I'd hope something is going to change to correct it.



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    re: Notre Dame coach and Tony Alford

    Kansas the last few years have had some of the toughest, most hard nose recievers in the league...I would love to get that guy. My guess is if that staff is done that he goes somewhere pretty big.



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    re: Notre Dame coach and Tony Alford

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    I would take Alford if we had an opening.

    There another coach who may soon be on the market that I would almost go out of my way to create an opening for. David Beaty is currently the WR coach at Kansas and one of their lead recruiters. He was previously the WR coach at Rice and would be very familiar with Herman's system.
    The better question is when did he take over as Kansas' WR coach? Herman was only at Rice in 2007 and 2008. Prior to that it was Major Applewhite.

    Obviously the guy can coach based on the production we have seen from the Kansas WRs but just curious if he would actually be familiar with Herman's system or not?



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    re: Notre Dame coach and Tony Alford

    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    The better question is when did he take over as Kansas' WR coach? Herman was only at Rice in 2007 and 2008. Prior to that it was Major Applewhite.

    Obviously the guy can coach based on the production we have seen from the Kansas WRs but just curious if he would actually be familiar with Herman's system or not?
    They were together at Rice in 2007.



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    re: Notre Dame coach and Tony Alford

    Yep. Just discovered that myself.

    Would be a great hire but would not be surprised to see him get a coordinator job somewhere if Mangino and his staff are let go. The guy has some pretty good experience.



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    re: Notre Dame coach and Tony Alford

    Do you think CPR would open up the WR coach position for him, or stick with Luke Wells?



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    re: Notre Dame coach and Tony Alford

    I agree, Beaty would be awesome, and I didn't even know he was with Herman at Rice. With the success Rhoads has produced this year I would think we'd be considered a good school to come to, maybe not as high caliber and well known commodities as Beaty and Alford would be looking for, but certainly a good place to try to make your mark on a staff that already is heading in the right direction.



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    Re: Notre Dame coach \\ and Tony Alford

    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    Yep. Just discovered that myself.

    Would be a great hire but would not be surprised to see him get a coordinator job somewhere if Mangino and his staff are let go. The guy has some pretty good experience.
    I would love to be able to get him for our WR coach position. Then, in a few years, if our offense takes off and Herman gets a big promo, we can promote Beaty to OC. That would allow for great continuity in the offense for the future.



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    Re: Notre Dame coach and Tony Alford

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    +1000

    Then again, I know nothing of the guy and I'm not trying to be cruel to our current receiver coach, but this group vastly underperformed this season. Darks was injured early in the season, but never really showed us (save a play or two) the level of play we saw from him in '08.

    The entire group got absolutely manhandled at the line of scrimmage and I'd hope something is going to change to correct it.
    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    Do you think CPR would open up the WR coach position for him, or stick with Luke Wells?
    Who knows, but I agree with 22 that improvements need to be made. If PR is convinced that he can get results with what he has in place, that's fine. If not, I would not waste any time in making necessary changes.



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    Re: Notre Dame coach and Tony Alford

    A bowl game will be very telling. Obviously a misnomer as it is only one game but there should be improvements in some areas with the near month of practice time we will have.

    At that point everyone should be healthy, know the system and have their reps. If we are still suffering at getting off the line and running sloppy routes a change has to be made.

    I said it before, and will say it again, there is a reason Jay Rodgers went to the Broncos and is now coaching Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal. He can flat out coach.



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    Re: Notre Dame coach and Tony Alford

    First, we must have an opening at receiver coach. Do I think Wells should be fired this early? No. Would I be opposed to a change, especially if it was a significant upgrade? Nope. :)

    These types of things are what sunk DMac...being loyal to a fault. I hope Rhoads is not hesitant to make the tough decisions.



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    Re: Notre Dame coach and Tony Alford

    What will we do with Kenith Pope then ?



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