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RE: is Joey Jones on the hot seat?
At least our AD isn't settling on mediocrity. Jones is a great guy and is owed a ton of respect for starting our program and building it into what it is today. But our AD knows that going 2-6 in conference isn't acceptable. Yeah we were 6-6 last year before the bowl, but 2-6 in SBC won't cut it. If we finish 6-6 this year but went 5-1 or 4-2 in SBC I bet Jones is safe.
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RE: is Joey Jones on the hot seat?
At the risk of kicking an ant hill, how much of South's early success do you guys attribute to Bill Clark?
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is Joey Jones on the hot seat?
(08-05-2017 08:13 PM)Smaug Wrote:  At the risk of kicking an ant hill, how much of South's early success do you guys attribute to Bill Clark?


I don't think you'll kick an anthill. No one would say that Clark wasn't a big piece of the first four years of the program. He was very innovative in the way he designed his blitzes and in general ran the front seven on defense. Offensive coordinator Greg Gregory was just as important because he brought FBS experience to a staff very lacking in it.
The biggest factor had to be Joey Jones' experience in starting the Birmingham Southern program. Even though he was only there briefly, it taught him what he would need to be successful immediately.
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RE: is Joey Jones on the hot seat?
(08-05-2017 10:44 PM)AtlantaJag Wrote:  
(08-05-2017 08:13 PM)Smaug Wrote:  At the risk of kicking an ant hill, how much of South's early success do you guys attribute to Bill Clark?


I don't think you'll kick an anthill. No one would say that Clark wasn't a big piece of the first four years of the program. He was very innovative in the way he designed his blitzes and in general ran the front seven on defense. Offensive coordinator Greg Gregory was just as important because he brought FBS experience to a staff very lacking in it.
The biggest factor had to be Joey Jones' experience in starting the Birmingham Southern program. Even though he was only there briefly, it taught him what he would need to be successful immediately.

Just to extend this tangent, I'm sure Clark learned some things in Mobile that he's put to use the last 2 years.
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RE: is Joey Jones on the hot seat?
(08-06-2017 11:47 AM)Smaug Wrote:  
(08-05-2017 10:44 PM)AtlantaJag Wrote:  
(08-05-2017 08:13 PM)Smaug Wrote:  At the risk of kicking an ant hill, how much of South's early success do you guys attribute to Bill Clark?


I don't think you'll kick an anthill. No one would say that Clark wasn't a big piece of the first four years of the program. He was very innovative in the way he designed his blitzes and in general ran the front seven on defense. Offensive coordinator Greg Gregory was just as important because he brought FBS experience to a staff very lacking in it.
The biggest factor had to be Joey Jones' experience in starting the Birmingham Southern program. Even though he was only there briefly, it taught him what he would need to be successful immediately.

Just to extend this tangent, I'm sure Clark learned some things in Mobile that he's put to use the last 2 years.

No doubt. We all learn from those we work with, especially when all of those on the coaching team are specialists in certain aspects of the game.
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RE: is Joey Jones on the hot seat?
(08-06-2017 01:20 PM)airtroop Wrote:  
(08-06-2017 11:47 AM)Smaug Wrote:  
(08-05-2017 10:44 PM)AtlantaJag Wrote:  
(08-05-2017 08:13 PM)Smaug Wrote:  At the risk of kicking an ant hill, how much of South's early success do you guys attribute to Bill Clark?


I don't think you'll kick an anthill. No one would say that Clark wasn't a big piece of the first four years of the program. He was very innovative in the way he designed his blitzes and in general ran the front seven on defense. Offensive coordinator Greg Gregory was just as important because he brought FBS experience to a staff very lacking in it.
The biggest factor had to be Joey Jones' experience in starting the Birmingham Southern program. Even though he was only there briefly, it taught him what he would need to be successful immediately.

Just to extend this tangent, I'm sure Clark learned some things in Mobile that he's put to use the last 2 years.

No doubt. We all learn from those we work with, especially when all of those on the coaching team are specialists in certain aspects of the game.

Well, that and starting a program from scratch.
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RE: is Joey Jones on the hot seat?
It will be interesting to see how Clark does the next couple seasons. I think a lot of South people will be watching and taking notice. We are, or should be, watching Clark's replacement at JSU in John Grass.

I want Joey to win every game he ever coaches, but if he can't get the job done, and make some progress, it may be that time. Hopefully the injury bug stays away this season.
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