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EMPIRETROY
12-15-2007, 03:40 PM
Ok Valdosta State just won the National Championship. I dont know who the head coach is at Valdosta State but I do know its his first year and he is the Offensive coordinator as well. I think we should get him to come to Troy. Valdosta State runs the same kind of spread offence Troy does!

troy4ever
12-15-2007, 03:58 PM
I don't know that we should do that. Yeah, they may run the spread, but he's a division II coach. While he may have success running the spread, he's coaching against division II defenses.

trojanbrutha
12-15-2007, 04:09 PM
I don't know that we should do that. Yeah, they may run the spread, but he's a division II coach. While he may have success running the spread, he's coaching against division II defenses.

but, what is the difference between bringin' up a coach from high school or a lesser division of college football? If a good coach has a proven philosophy, does it matter the division? Didn't LB coach down there before?

Just askin...because I'm cool with the staff we already have...and I think all we'll need is a QB coach...

EMPIRETROY
12-15-2007, 04:13 PM
Well you dont see LB and the rest of the staff getting up into the top 25 either!

trojanbrutha
12-15-2007, 04:22 PM
Well you dont see LB and the rest of the staff getting up into the top 25 either!

After the past 2 seasons, with some stability after the spring, Troy is a top 25capable team. The offense was, statistically, ranked in a few categories in the top 25 at the end of the season, as were a few of the defensive stats. That, to me, is a good beginning...that's not to say that anyone has to look at it the same way as I do, just my 2 cents...

pelliott
12-15-2007, 04:26 PM
I say we go after Hatch - He was a Vald. State - left for Georgia Southern University - started the spread at Vald. State and had great success - he was quarterback at Vald. State when Troy was in Gulf South Conference - great player - great coach - young and can take over for LB just like Jimbo Fisher will for Bobby Bowden

MTPiKapp
12-15-2007, 05:46 PM
FWIW- MT's OC was a DIII head coach before coming to MT...

Prior to his arrival at MT, Mangus took the Delaware Valley program over in May of 2002, went 2-8 in his rookie campaign, and turned the team into an NCAA Division III championship contender during his four seasons. Since 2002, Delaware Valley notched a 33-4 record, won three conference championships (ECAC in 2003, MAC in 2004 and 2005), reached the 2004 NCAA quarterfinals in the school's first-ever trip to the national playoffs in a team-qualifying sport, and followed that up with another quarterfinal appearance in 2005.

In 2004 and 2005, Mangus led the Aggies to perfect back-to-back regular season records and the team's first overall Middle Atlantic Conference championship for an automatic bid to the NCAA postseason in 2004. The 2005 squad also earned a MAC title and advanced to the NCAA playoffs. Delaware Valley hosted and won their first two playoff games in 2004 and 2005 before falling in the quarterfinals and finishing with a 12-1 record each year.



He is a young exciting coach, and very friendly. I've waited on him several times, as well as once by chance had the opportunity to have dinner with him and his wife at a hibachi grill. He really knows his stuff and is one of the most genuine coach's I've ever met. I don't know if David Dean or Chris Hatcher are even on the list, but I wouldn't look past them simply because they are 1aa or DII.

TU/JSU Fan
12-15-2007, 06:28 PM
I would imagine that Chris Hatcher makes a lot more money as the Head Coach at GSU than he would as our OC.

He is also up for several head coaching jobs if you take a look at the Coaching Changes article on Rivals... He more than likely would not accept anything right now other than a head coaching job at a bigger school or at the very least an OC job at an ACC or SEC job. He is bigger than the SBC for an OC job.


I think LB has pretty much said the OC would come from the staff and he would hire a replacement for their job. I don't see any 'big' hire here..

TrojanGranger
12-15-2007, 08:21 PM
I don't know that we should do that. Yeah, they may run the spread, but he's a division II coach. While he may have success running the spread, he's coaching against division II defenses.

That is the exact same way many Auburn fans think about Tony Franklin. "He only wins against Sun Belt teams." Coach Blakeney knows how to pick winners. He'll get a good one.

HideintheHorse
12-15-2007, 08:30 PM
I would imagine that Chris Hatcher makes a lot more money as the Head Coach at GSU than he would as our OC.


From what I've read, he makes as much as LB.