New Coordinators?

Discussion in 'Football' started by Clonegrad07, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Clonegrad07

    Clonegrad07 Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2008
    I know there is a thread about the restructuring already, but I was hoping to get a new thread started about possible replacements for both the coordinator jobs? Will they be Auburn or Texas guys? Young and exciting, or old and proven? What are all of the experts thoughts... (because of course everyone on this site is as close as we have to an expert...)
  2. erikbj

    erikbj Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    compliance officer
    hiawatha, ia
    I am hoping for young and exciting. I know major applewhite's name has been thrown around, being around the UT staff for the past couple years probably gives him enough experience.
  3. ISUonthemove

    ISUonthemove Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2007
    Sports Photographer
    I don't care if they are young or old, they need to be proven to win. We already have a lot of unprovens.
  4. tamjam

    tamjam Active Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    Telephone Poacher
    Pants-free Avenue
    I hope we go with people that are young, energetic and have some crazy new ideas. Also, I don't think that the team ever respected Bolt OR MacFarland because of the physical shape they were in.
  5. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    Grad Student
    A winning background would be crucial right now in establishing that winning culture, and teaching these young players how to expect to win, and to put themselves in position to win. Additionally, the credibility that such a winning background brings in sales and especially recruiting has to be a huge factor in building our program.

    Major Applewhite sounds good to me. All he ever did at Texas was win, no matter how many times they tried to convince themselves that Chris Simms was the answer at QB. He won as a player, he wins as a coach. He might be a really good fit.
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  6. Clone96

    Clone96 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    I think Applewhite would be intriguing, but a lot of this depends with Mack Brown would give him his blessing and encourage him to go. But here's some ideas:

    Gus Malzahn, Tulsa Co-Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks Coach- Malzahn was the OC at Arkansas in 2006 when they won the SEC west and he coached up Darren McFadden and Felix Jones.

    Josh Heupl, Oklahoma QB Coach- A lot of people think Heupl is the next great OU assistant to make the leap. This would be a stretch, but he could be both OC and QB coach. And for what this is worth, he's from South Dakota originally , so this would be closer to his family (theoretically)

    For DC, a lot of people have thrown out Greg Robinson. Again the UT connection, but he was only there one year. A lot of that depends on does he want to stay in college or go back to the pros. Some other ideas:

    John Chavis, former Tennessee DC- With all the problems this year in Tennessee, the Vols still finished number 4 in total defense. Now, we don't need to be that good....:wink: But since, Monte Kiffin is going to work with his son, he's available

    Vic Koenning, Clemson DC- Again, through all the problems the Tigers had this year, they still finished 15 in total defense. And Koenning played his college ball at K-State
  7. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    Grad Student
    Gus Malzahn would be an intriguing choice. Explosive offense, likes to use the running backs. That could be good, too.

    Speculation that amounts to so little shouldn't be so interesting.:wideeyed:
  8. cyentist

    cyentist Member

    Oct 11, 2008
    West Des Moines, IA
    I totally agree. One person who jumped out to me would be Andy Ludwig (OC at Utah) was the old OC at Oregon. Obviously he has done well at his last two positions. I checked the public records and at Utah this year his salary was 200K, McFarland was 275K. Thats a pretty big pay raise to be able to coach in one of the two best conferences in the nation. I think ISU may have luck looking at non-BCS schools that are, imo, better than a lot of BCS schools.
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  9. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Financial Analyst
    Des Moines, IA
    Please Please Please get Major Applewhite... He knows he won't be a head coach at Texas so maybe he would look into making a move...
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  10. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2006
    How about Chuck Long. He was good at OU. Has head coaching experience. Knows our state. It would make Hawk fans furious.

    On the Defensive side I would like a guy that is around 50 years old and can coach a good aggressive defense.
  11. CyTom

    CyTom Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    Des Moines
    Whomever is mentioning Greg Robinson must have never watched the Chiefs defenses when he coached there. That guy can stay as far away as possible as far as I'm concerned.
  12. isuforlife

    isuforlife Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    We need high engery coaches to get this program moving, I think GC will get the best, he is respected in the coaches circle for sure!!
  13. jtdoyle1

    jtdoyle1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Ankeny, IA
    I see Long going to K State under Snyder.
  14. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    Grad Student

    You just have to think that a job that has coordinators from Texas jumping at it (if that's what happens, and I hope it is!) has to end up with a lot of interest and credibility. That's not like taking from the minor leagues. That would mean that we're getting guys who have experience winning at the highest level. Applewhite would be a monster hire, my gut tells me.
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  15. Bubbahotep

    Bubbahotep Well-Known Member

    Jul 23, 2008
    Bossing around Iowa fans
    Des Moines
    Mac Brown talked up Iowa State to Chizik, I doubt he would say anything bad to Applewhite, but I'm sure he could pony up the dough to keep him.
  16. CyGuy33

    CyGuy33 Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2008
    West Des Moines, IA
    I agree, I don't see coaches from OU or Texas heading to Iowa State to be coordinators at this point. Why would an assistant at OU jump ship to Iowa State? If they wait it out for the guy in front of them to take a HC job somewhere, they will move up to the OC and then take the reins of a national powerhouse and be the new "up and comer". I think the Non-BCS route is where we will head.

    Does anyone think these positions will be filled prior to the finish of the college football bowl season? I would find it hard to believe someone will leave OU or Texas prior to their bowl game. I would think they would wait to see where the other coaches went and what opportunities there was to advance in their current situation.
  17. CYdTracked

    CYdTracked Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Grimes, IA
    On the defensive side of the ball I hope we get someone that is proven. We already gambled and took too many risks trying to go for the big play instead of the more practical approach on defense and it led to having one of the worst defenses I have seen in recent memory at ISU. On offense I wouldn't mind someone young and exciting. The offense put up a lot of yards at times even in the losses so I don't think we have nearly as many issues there as we do on defense.
  18. ISU4ME

    ISU4ME Well-Known Member

    Aug 26, 2007
    DC - Whoever has been the lead recruiter of 5 star safeties and 5 star defensive tackles that absolutley want to play for them no matter where they are coaching next year. :wink:

    Let's pull a KU but on the football side.
  19. spierceisu

    spierceisu Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Process Engineer
    How about Steve Loney as OC?
  20. cyentist

    cyentist Member

    Oct 11, 2008
    West Des Moines, IA
    Thought it was interesting but the website has already been updated as to McFarland's and Bolt's positions and Peterson and Raney are no longer up on the website.

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