New Director of Football Operations named.

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  1. cyclonepower

    cyclonepower Well-Known Member

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    sweet maybe we will play an arena style offense...wait, nevermind
     
  2. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting hire... almost all of his coaching experience is in the AFL... are we gonna have guys play both ways? First coaching hire that I am indifferent to...
     
  3. GeronimusClone

    GeronimusClone Well-Known Member

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    I don't like that we point out that our hire lived in Iowa as if it's a qualification all the time. BFD.
     
  4. sunset

    sunset Well-Known Member

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    What does a Director of Football Operations do?
     
  5. wartknight

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    The guy is the DFO, not a position coach. I wouldn't be too indifferent. A DFO isn't going to have much of an impact on what we see on the field on way or the other.
     
  6. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

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    I like the fact that we're hiring guys who aren't wondering, along with their families, "are we really going to like it here?"
     
  7. JCloned2

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    One of the often unknown elements of the AFL and associated leagues is the role that recruiting plays. I had often assumed that like other pro sports that recruiting isn't a part of the deal, but in fact it plays a big role. Besides the actual recruiting the management & administration is a big deal and it sounds like he will b e a good fit here. Perhaps more than any other position, this role is the right hand of the HC so having someone with a history and close relationship should help them get off the ground running. Not a typical hire, but a good fit I think
     
  8. AustinCyclone

    AustinCyclone Active Member

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    Relax guys. The Director of Football Ops is responsible for making the travel arrangements, coordinating coaches schedules, etc. It is not a major position relating to recruiting or player instruction/influence.
     
  9. CrossCyed

    CrossCyed Well-Known Member

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    DFO does more stuff off the field...making sure stuff runs smoothly at home and on the road. They are on the sidelines, but don't really coach.
     
  10. wesley_w

    wesley_w Well-Known Member

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    I think one of the duties of this position is with relations with high school coaches and setting up clinics and things like that. Just out of curiosity, I'd be interested to know what some other things Brian will be doing if anyone happens to know.

    Edit: it looks like this was partially answered while I was typing this..
     
  11. Melvin

    Melvin Well-Known Member

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    I'm dumb on this subject, but:
    a) the Director of Football Operations reports to the Head Football? It sounds funny but makes sense.

    ==>PR is making $1.0 million and my guess is that BS is making a lot less than $1.0 million.
     
  12. IOWASTATE

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    Even tho he wont be handling anything really as far as actual coaching goes, its nice to know hes been around winning and has proven he can win.
     
  13. tejasclone

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    Does the DFO have any influence on the pregame activities/player intros? I was just thinking that someone with AFL experience might know to do some razzle and dazzle - and maybe get people here to stop complaining about it so much.
     
  14. JCloned2

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    Not typically that is usually the work of the marketing folks in athletic departments
     
  15. Clonefan94

    Clonefan94 Well-Known Member

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    Is it in any way similar to the Assistant to the Traveling Secretary for the New York Yankees?
    [​IMG]
     
  16. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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    It is probably very similar to the Traveling Secretary actually, not the assistant.
     
  17. Jonecy

    Jonecy Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard Brian!....and your family too. Glad to have you with us. :)
     
  18. ISUFan22

    ISUFan22 Well-Known Member

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    What the DFO does depends on the program and person. Some guys are just glorified secretaries and others are very involved - even in coaching to some extent.

    Chizik noted at one of the coaching seminars that his DFO was working toward becoming a coach.
     
  19. zach

    zach Well-Known Member

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    His resume also indiactes he was a three-time academic all-America. I don't think much of this staff fits the "dumb jock" mold.

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