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A lot of smoke to the rumor that Butch Davis has been hired as the new HC for FIU. Patrick Nohe, the FSU beat writer for the Miami Herald is reporting it among many others sources.
If true, HUGE hire for my second alma-mater (I have my Master's from FIU). Could be a thorn in the side for UM.
Could be a thorn in the side for FSU as well.
How so? We don't load our roster with local 3* kids from Miami. Y'all do.
Absolutely. UM will feel it first though just based on proximity. The guy is an unbelievable coach and recruiter although most will agree isnt exactly the role model you wish your kids would emulate in terms of moral choices.
What'd he get in trouble for again? Was it both improper tutoring (tutors basically giving answers/doing tests/etc.) and payments from agents ($ paid to Austin, Quinn, etc.)?
Not sure if the latter was fully in Butch's control or if Butch knew about it. As for the former, I'm not trying to make excuses, but just about every school from a D3 small school to a FCS Ivy to a FBS powerhouse has some sort of academic loopholes going on, whether actually from tutors or just amongst students. It's just the reality of college football.
Good thing, the Christobal firing was about to look real bad. Good hire for my second alma mater as well, just finished my Master's
Not guilty y'all got to feel me
Missing the early JUCO signing period will hurt them. It is a good hire, but firing Cristobal was still idiotic.
Chris Nee of 247Sports.com. You can follow me on twitter @CNee247.
abolutely. This hire is about the only thing that saves Pete Garcia. Alot of people here at very update about the Cristobal debacle and will likely be for quite some time.
Why do u say that?
Congrats!!! Wat field?
Hmm 3* kid from Miami or 4* kid from some where else, that's not an easy decision.
which part? the part about UM getting hit first? Thats easy, Miami is his stomping ground and is a much more proven coach than Golden has ever been. Alot of those 2 star guys that your dreaming about will end up at FIU instead of that sinking garbage dump in gables.
In terms of his character? You mean other than the academic cheating scandal lumped with the agents paying his players? There is a reason why a coach with a pedigree like Davis's is taking the job at FIU.
Nope. We don't play FIU, and we won't be competing for home-town attention and recruits with them.
The potential for FIU to surge at a time when Miami is reeling from probation and diminished relevance ought to be scary for the 'Canes, though.
Butch and Willie Taggart will hammer 2nd tier prospects south of Okeechobee lake. FSU only goes down their for first tier. So for Miami will be hurt by this badly, they will be signing 15 kids a class this year and the next two. Those two coaches will make putting together a good 15 man group hell.
So bitter. Wat is Butch accused of at unc?
We'll still land the big timers! U guys only get the scraps from down here. Eddie Jackson, Michael Johnson, Adrian Baker, john Franklin etc
A. Using one year as an example is an outlier, not an average.
B. It's not signing day yet.
C. You have TWO recruits from Miami committed right now.
I don't think he'll be much a thorn in the side for anyone but FAU. Bad hire in my opinion. His name is not great down here. His name is tarnished everywhere he's been, and at some point that catches up with you. On top of that, the guy hasn't had any success worth mentioning in over 10 years.
If by scraps you mean Collins, Bryant, Thomas,and Kirkland, yes,we will take those scraps
According to coachingsearch.com the Miami Herald report is being called 'completely false' by the FIU executive director of sports and entertainment Pete Garcia. This isn't going to be a good look for that reporter if Butch doesn't get hired.
U already know where those guys are going.
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