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FSU is hirinjg a DC not a HC, I know you know this, why the HC comparison's? Not all assistant coaches make good HC's, right. Diaz's time at Texas is unimpressive. Prior to that he was on a huge upswing.
I'm pretty sure it's Diaz but nothing has been confirm.
Being reported that the job has been offered to Pruitt. Expected to accept shortly.
David Hale @DavidHaleESPN
Quick Jimbo roundup: Craig staying, departing coaches back Monday for practice, hints he's close on DC hire. #FSU
I hope this guy isn't a "he's a great recruiter" type of hire. We have great recruiters we need great coaches. I'm not as concerned about the guy not being a DC before, everyone has to start some where. Kirby Smart wasn't a DC before he was, he had to get his shot. I just hope his style matches the athletes we have.
Things I like about Pruitt:
1. Recruiting monster. Best in the country. Period.
2. SEC experience--I want a DC with SEC experience who will build our D to beat the best SEC teams.
3. 3-4: I know there'll be a transition (at least 1 year) but I want a 3-4 at FSU. It's a perfect fit for a Jimbo/SEC style program. The top 3 Ds in the country--Bama, ND, UF--are all 3-4.
Having coached under Saban, I have no doubt he knows Xs & Os, but the obvious worry is experience--playcalling, being in charge of the D, etc.
Overall, I think the hire would be a win.
O in not saying that. I loved Stoops and what he did for this defense but I really don't he used the talent we had. We never blitzed and and 2nd half adjustments were terrible
My concern is we lose him to bama when smart leaves
Live in the present bro! Don't worry about the future, nobody knows what's gonna happen!
smart's not leaving
when he finally takes over for nick then maybe he brings pruitt in as dc
I hope that happens the day after the mnc
Not so. He is being picky but if the right job opened up he'd take it. He played for Georgia and many consider that his dream job.
We could be so lucky. If he's doing well enough to go back to Bama as the DC, then that's a good thing for us.
People really should stop using raw stats to judge B12 defenses. They easily see 15-20 more plays per game than SEC or ACC defenses. Even if you are elite and give up 4 yards per play you total yards given up will be 60-80 yards higher if you play in the B12 instead of the SEC or ACC. Tacking 60 yards to your per game total would take you from 10th in the nation to 30 something.
As for Diaz at Texas, both years he was saddled with horrible offenses. This year was a rough one for Diaz but adjusted for opponent by the boys at FO he still placed 35th in the nation. The year before Diaz' defense gave up 4.5 ypp, comparable with FSU and UF while facing better offenses. FO says he put out the 4th best defense in the nation that year after adjusting for opponent. The year before that he was at Miss State, and with subpar talent he put out an elite defense. FO had that Bulldog unit as the 13th best in the country. Diaz has a serious body of work. Even coming off a horrible year at UT he is less high risk that a guy who has never called defenses in college.
Question - how come I can't read other teams site boards?
You can as long as the threads are VIP. Different sites have different rules one who may post. Bamaonline, AuburnUndercover and Mississippi State's 247 site does not allow other fan bases to post.
I tried the Auburn, Gator, Miami and Bama site and can't read anything on any of the boards. i don't care about posting on their site just would like to read what hey are posting.
Pruitt would be the perfect hire. I hope it happens.
This post was edited by napoleon 16 months ago
"I never knew I had a foot until I noticed it was on your neck"
Should be able to read this thread on BOL
Staff can u confirm? thanks
Sent you a Private message
Perfect based on what?
based on the fact that no matter who FSU hires, a few fans would call it a perfect hire
We could hire Monica Lewinsky as the DB's coach and somebody.... perhaps quite a few would be excited about her potential
if pruitt is good enough for fsufsu and fsukum then he is good enough for FSU, those guys know their stuff. More so than Jimbob
This post was edited by R PARRISHed1809 16 months ago
You say that people shouldn't use raw stats then you ask this question? C'mon man. I don't disagree with what you were saying though. You must take the stats with a grain of salt but what are we going to base it on? Pure opinions? Texas D was turrible. They were dead last in the big 12 for stooping the run.
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