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(01-02-2019 03:11 PM)army56mike Wrote:  Not a fan of Coach Freeze letting Coach Gillespie go.
Thank you Coach Gillespie for everything you have done for LU.
To me, this is a head scratcher.

I am in the middle about it. Obviously he has done great things in his career but I also think, especially in the BSC, we weren’t physically as prepared as we should have been. Hugh has someone in mind for the job and it might be good to get someone new in the position. Sometimes you have to move on from a great coach and I think it’s best to clean house. Granted it could be a flop but time will tell.
01-02-2019 05:20 PM
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(01-02-2019 03:11 PM)army56mike Wrote:  Not a fan of Coach Freeze letting Coach Gillespie go.
Thank you Coach Gillespie for everything you have done for LU.
To me, this is a head scratcher.

I thought it was odd as well. I think it is a bad move but will wait and see.
01-02-2019 05:28 PM
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(01-02-2019 03:11 PM)army56mike Wrote:  Not a fan of Coach Freeze letting Coach Gillespie go.
Thank you Coach Gillespie for everything you have done for LU.
To me, this is a head scratcher.

Is it really a head scratcher? I understand that folks don’t like the fact that Gillespie is leaving but that’s mostly based on emotion(since he’s been here stir a decade and some)I’m grateful that he’s done so much for the boys throughout the year he plus gain respect from them, but it’s time for change. The game is changing and so shall we if we want to progress and create something here on the mountain.
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(01-02-2019 07:01 PM)cruzan_flame13 Wrote:  
(01-02-2019 03:11 PM)army56mike Wrote:  Not a fan of Coach Freeze letting Coach Gillespie go.
Thank you Coach Gillespie for everything you have done for LU.
To me, this is a head scratcher.

Is it really a head scratcher? I understand that folks don’t like the fact that Gillespie is leaving but that’s mostly based on emotion(since he’s been here stir a decade and some)I’m grateful that he’s done so much for the boys throughout the year he plus gain respect from them, but it’s time for change. The game is changing and so shall we if we want to progress and create something here on the mountain.

What makes you think strength and conditioning were a problem? You speak as if it were. Gillespie is a world record holder. That's a bold move by Freeze that better pay off. It's his team and I think he should be able to hire his own staff but now Freeze and his replacement better perform.
01-02-2019 10:11 PM
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Change for the sake of change isn’t always a good thing. And yes, it’s still a bit of a head scratcher. You’d be hard pressed to find a strength coach with the credentials of Coach Gillespie and fits the Liberty mold. Not saying it can’t be done, but did it need to be. The one argument I heard that made even a smidgen of sense was Coach Freeze may want to concentrate less on physical strength and more on speed. Who knows? I do know Coach Gillespie was LU through and through and seemed to be good at his job. I guess we’ll see in the next few seasons if the right move was made.
Yes, I think this firing will be one Coach Freeze will be judged on, if not by the Admin, by the fans if a marked positive difference isn’t seen.
Actually, the new guy is the real head scratcher. Have you seen his track record on A Sea of Red? I am giving HCHF the benefit of the doubt for now. We’ll see how this all plays out. In my opinion we should have retained Bill Gillespie.
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(01-02-2019 10:11 PM)GE and MTS Wrote:  
(01-02-2019 07:01 PM)cruzan_flame13 Wrote:  
(01-02-2019 03:11 PM)army56mike Wrote:  Not a fan of Coach Freeze letting Coach Gillespie go.
Thank you Coach Gillespie for everything you have done for LU.
To me, this is a head scratcher.

Is it really a head scratcher? I understand that folks don’t like the fact that Gillespie is leaving but that’s mostly based on emotion(since he’s been here stir a decade and some)I’m grateful that he’s done so much for the boys throughout the year he plus gain respect from them, but it’s time for change. The game is changing and so shall we if we want to progress and create something here on the mountain.

What makes you think strength and conditioning were a problem? You speak as if it were. Gillespie is a world record holder. That's a bold move by Freeze that better pay off. It's his team and I think he should be able to hire his own staff but now Freeze and his replacement better perform.


Never said that it was a problem; just made a point that the game is changing. Football is not the same like it was 10+ years ago. He may have credentials, but iq is more sound in most cases in today’s game than physical toughness. That’s one thing I’ve learned from playing lacrosse, and that can actually be applied to any contact sport. I believe it is time for change, and by the look of some replies, emotion is a main reason for folks not liking the changes. It is what it is; this is business.
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Explain emotion that you perceive.
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RE: Football Coaching Search
Kent Austin - Co OC/QB Coach
Scott Symons - DC
Josh Alsridge - DL Coach
Mike Brown - RB Coach
Tanner Burns - Special Teams Coordinator
Ben Aigamaua - TE Coach
Sam Gregg - OL Coach
Maurice Harris. - WR Coach
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(01-08-2019 12:54 PM)army56mike Wrote:  Kent Austin - Co OC/QB Coach
Scott Symons - DC
Josh Alsridge - DL Coach
Mike Brown - RB Coach
Tanner Burns - Special Teams Coordinator
Ben Aigamaua - TE Coach
Sam Gregg - OL Coach
Maurice Harris. - WR Coach

Still waiting for a LB and DB coach?
01-08-2019 01:19 PM
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(01-08-2019 01:19 PM)WesternSkillet Wrote:  
(01-08-2019 12:54 PM)army56mike Wrote:  Kent Austin - Co OC/QB Coach
Scott Symons - DC
Josh Alsridge - DL Coach
Mike Brown - RB Coach
Tanner Burns - Special Teams Coordinator
Ben Aigamaua - TE Coach
Sam Gregg - OL Coach
Maurice Harris. - WR Coach

Still waiting for a LB and DB coach?

Last coaches should be posted by the end of this week.
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ASOR: Freeze Finalizes Coaching Staff... http://www.aseaofred.com/freeze-finalize...ing-staff/
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Coach Mike Brown is gone. Not sure exactly why at this time.

http://www.aseaofred.com/mike-brown-no-l...ing-staff/
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(01-26-2019 11:01 AM)WesternSkillet Wrote:  Coach Mike Brown is gone. Not sure exactly why at this time.

http://www.aseaofred.com/mike-brown-no-l...ing-staff/

Freeze said in multiple interviews that he was still evaluating Mike.
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I want to give Coach Freeze the benefit of the doubt. But something just doesn’t feel right to me. Almost all coaches keep at least one old coach simply for continuity sake. I am trusting the process for now.
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(01-27-2019 09:03 AM)army56mike Wrote:  I want to give Coach Freeze the benefit of the doubt. But something just doesn’t feel right to me. Almost all coaches keep at least one old coach simply for continuity sake. I am trusting the process for now.

I guess he just felt the old staff wasn’t FBS ready.
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The new RB coach is Bruce Johnson. He is another coach with recruiting coordinating experience.

"Johnson will come to Liberty after one season at Indiana as assistant athletic director for on campus recruiting. He was an assistant at Ole Miss from 2012-17 working in a variety of roles including tight ends, running backs, and offensive line."
http://www.aseaofred.com/bruce-johnson-t...-rb-coach/

"Ole Miss recorded three straight top 10 recruiting classes from 2013-15."
https://iuhoosiers.com/coaches.aspx?rc=2...h=football
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