Post by likecoachfishsay on Feb 5, 2019 9:25:44 GMT -8
I dig it if true. We turned around quick once he came on board, regardless of what you think the reasons were (OC/DC, other staff, etc). I'd welcome him back with open arms, plus I consider him a good recruiter
A casual observer of the chess board that is SDSU football might look three or four moves ahead and see the following:
* Long announces he will coach a few more years * Hoke named AHCIW * A couple years later, Long announces he will retire * Hoke elevated to Head Coach * Deja vu all over again
The difference is that I dont see hoke getting a second chance with a p5 school and he is not exactly a spring chicken.
I agree that it makes sense. He'll be 61 this November and you figure Rocky will coach another couple years at least or maybe he wanted to wait until there was someone that he could trust the program with. I highly doubt some P5 school is going to go after a coach in his mid or upper 60's that failed at Michigan. I assume he enjoyed his time here and maybe realized the grass isn't always greener. I could see him being here until he retires if the program sustains its success.
Having just coached the D line in the NFL for Carolina should give him lots of credibility with recruits and players. I think he would only leave the NFL if he thought he could eventually be the head coach again. It sure beats the hell out of Horton.
Wow, is this really true? I love it if yes. Be kinda weird for Brady going from the HC and Long as his asst to the other way around. Wonder how the dynamics will work there?
It's part of the coaching profession merry go round. Hoke and Long were assistants together at Oregon St, Rocky was on Toledo's staff at UCLA, then Toledo was Rocky's OC, Rocky was Hoke's DC, now Hoke will be Rocky's DL coach. They've both been around long enough to know the process and be fine with it. If Rocky thought it would be a problem, he wouldn't bring Hoke back.