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Every year, teams have to go through turnover, but that's normally regarding players.
When there's also coaching turnover, that can make things very difficult, even if the head coach is coming back.
Coming off an Orange Bowl win, Jimbo Fisher will have six new assistants for the 2013 season. It's the first staff turnover for Fisher since he became head coach. In the fall, Fisher said he wanted FSU to become a place for assistants to move up to head coaching jobs. It happened with Mark Stoops, but with that comes other assistants leaving for promotions.
Perhaps more frustrating for Fisher is that offensive coordinator James Coley left for the same job at Miami (FL) with an increased salary and duties. Don't be surprised if recently hired running backs coach Randy Sanders shifts to quarterbacks and Fisher hires a new running backs coach.
Can Fisher overcome the staff turnover?
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Very informative article.
FSU is not Tennessee, nor is it Wisconsin, we'll finish 11-2 0r 10-3.
I think what helps is that for the most part, the previous defensive staff did a good job coaching the kids. So you may have a terminology barrier, but cover 2 is still cover 2, cover 3 is still cover 3, etc. They'll be learning a little bit more, especially in the secondary, but for the most part you can expect play not to drop off significantly. This isn't like the transition from Mickey to Stoops, where players had to learn how to play zone D from scratch.
On offense, the boss man still runs the offense. I don't think the changing of assistants will have a huge impact. QB and OL will still have the same coach. Scheme will remain the same.
I think FSU is relatively well insulated from the effects of turnover because the offense will stay the same, and the defense is still very talented.
Will there be some hiccups? Sure. But it's not like we're trying to change over from a 3-4 to a 4-3, or from 4 wide spread to 2 back pro style, etc.
We are doomed.
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Tenn was 5-7 because they had little talent on defense. Wisky put up 70 in a big 10 title game. Maybe we will put up 70 in the acccg-maybe against UM.
Besdies, 2 of our coaches were asked to leave. No one was @ Tenn or wisky.
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We went 10-4 and were perhaps a better team than the following year with an entire new staff. This with Stoops jumping the Total D about 70 slots.
To me, when you hire sound coaches, you get sound results. Each coach hired had an excellent track record as a coach. Sunseri and Pruitt specifically were two of the best in the industry at their trade.
I think we see little drop off because this is Jimbo's offense (for better or worse), and the D has the athletes that as long as each unit plays assignment football, we are winning whether we are conservative or aggressive. With the assistansts hired, I think we are fine in that category.
Who was the 2nd coach asked to leave?
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