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Albert Flasher, sounds good. BTW, I know the origin of your "name". Someone with the Guess Who mistook Alert Flasher for Albert Flasher
11-27-2017 10:03 AM
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I wonder if there is an urgency to move quickly on the hire because of the new early signing period in December.
11-27-2017 10:50 AM
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(11-27-2017 10:03 AM)Muskrat Wrote:  Albert Flasher, sounds good. BTW, I know the origin of your "name". Someone with the Guess Who mistook Alert Flasher for Albert Flasher

You know your music history. Workshop Owner.
11-27-2017 12:28 PM
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Could be waiting for permission to speak to FCS coaches still in the playoffs. Second round is this week with 3 weeks to go after that until the finals.
11-27-2017 12:52 PM
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I was briefly watching a sports channel, probably one of the ESPN ones, and in the background was the list of schools with a head football coach opening. Kent State wasn't listed. I suppose they don't even matter enough anymore to warrant a single line.
11-27-2017 06:28 PM
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I like the idea of someone with previous experience. Ohio and Akron have been making bowls. I don't want an DII coach like BGSU had with Dino Babers who is ready to move after a good year.
11-27-2017 09:31 PM
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We tried Dick Crum.

Wasn't very successful, though he should have gotten one more year.

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Has KSU ever hired an FCS coach?

I can't remember one in my 30+ years here.
11-28-2017 03:31 AM
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(11-28-2017 03:31 AM)cschierh Wrote:  Has KSU ever hired an FCS coach?

I can't remember one in my 30+ years here.

Dave Puddington in 1968 from Washington-St. Louis.

It wasn't FCS then, was called "College Division."
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11-28-2017 06:55 AM
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Given our lack of success and tradition, how do we sell this job to a candidate? The strongest selling point is the opportunity to turn around a long-suffering program and make a name for yourself as a coach. That means we unload what little dump truck of cash we have on a rising assistant or FCS HC who has bigger aspirations than coaching in the MAC. If they succeed, we enjoy it (everyone enjoyed 2012, right?), the coach moves on and we hire someone else with their eyes set on moving up. We had the opportunity to build on a once in a lifetime season but decided to go with a coach whose dream job was coaching at Kent and you see where that got us. We need a succession of motivated coaches to produce a string of success before we settle on a "career" coach.
11-28-2017 07:25 AM
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goldenflash99, I agree about the strongest selling point. There are plenty of young guys out there who have the self-confidence (ego?) to believe that can reprise 2012. Keep in mind that, in my opinion, the university blew it after Glenn Mason departed, too, even though Dick Crum had a nice resume'. He was 54 years old and had had only one good season out of his last four at North Carolina. At the time I thought it was a good hire, but in retrospect.....
11-28-2017 09:41 AM
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