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https://twitter.com/espnrittenberg/statu...64224?s=21

ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg “expects” Hammock to be a leading candidate. I would personally much prefer Kane or Canada.
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Canada or Kane for Me.
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(01-10-2019 10:08 AM)NIUHuskie4life Wrote:  Canada or Kane for Me.

Scratch that Uremovich is my top choice.
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(01-10-2019 10:09 AM)NIUHuskie4life Wrote:  
(01-10-2019 10:08 AM)NIUHuskie4life Wrote:  Canada or Kane for Me.

Scratch that Uremovich is my top choice.
Sweet baby Jesus NO
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(01-10-2019 10:11 AM)7 Wrote:  
(01-10-2019 10:09 AM)NIUHuskie4life Wrote:  
(01-10-2019 10:08 AM)NIUHuskie4life Wrote:  Canada or Kane for Me.

Scratch that Uremovich is my top choice.
Sweet baby Jesus NO

I hope to never see U or Harmon on campus again unless they're the water boy.

The only thing positive we got out of either was U bringing in Harbs.
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Canada would be the most experienced, qualified coach in my opinion. If he were at all connected to the "bullying culture'' of the previous Maryland head coach DJ Durkin that would be the only reason he would not be hired. I would hope that he was hired as an interim there because he had distanced himself from that situation. He has the experience and the familiarity with NIU to build something special like he's seen before here.
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I wouldn't mind seeing Scott Shafer back at DC. He's currently the DC at Middle Tennessee. He and Canada would be a great tandem.
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I like the idea of Hammock:

Northern Illinois (2005–2006)Running backs coach
Minnesota (2007–2009)Running backs coach
Minnesota (2010)Co-offensive coordinator & running backs coach
Wisconsin (2011–2013)Assistant head coach, running backs coach, recruiting coord.
Baltimore Ravens (2014–present)Running backs coach

Canada has had lots of ups and downs..6 jobs in the last 8 years. As for Kane, he worked for Carey for 4 seasons, the team would be familiar with him, he did build the defense...but he did work for Carey for 4 seasons.
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RE: New Coach Discussion
(01-10-2019 10:02 AM)7 Wrote:  https://twitter.com/espnrittenberg/statu...64224?s=21

ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg “expects” Hammock to be a leading candidate. I would personally much prefer Kane or Canada.

Im in your camp on this one.
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(01-10-2019 10:41 AM)BobL Wrote:  I like the idea of Hammock:

Northern Illinois (2005–2006)Running backs coach
Minnesota (2007–2009)Running backs coach
Minnesota (2010)Co-offensive coordinator & running backs coach
Wisconsin (2011–2013)Assistant head coach, running backs coach, recruiting coord.
Baltimore Ravens (2014–present)Running backs coach

Canada has had lots of ups and downs..6 jobs in the last 8 years. As for Kane, he worked for Carey for 4 seasons, the team would be familiar with him, he did build the defense...but he did work for Carey for 4 seasons.

I like that he's been at many places in a short amount of time. I think he would appreciate the consistency and learned how to deal with assistants during that time. I'd like to have seen Hammock become an OC for a few years...
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(01-10-2019 10:13 AM)HuskiePride12 Wrote:  
(01-10-2019 10:11 AM)7 Wrote:  
(01-10-2019 10:09 AM)NIUHuskie4life Wrote:  
(01-10-2019 10:08 AM)NIUHuskie4life Wrote:  Canada or Kane for Me.

Scratch that Uremovich is my top choice.
Sweet baby Jesus NO

I hope to never see U or Harmon on campus again unless they're the water boy.

The only thing positive we got out of either was U bringing in Harbs.

+1
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(01-10-2019 10:41 AM)BobL Wrote:  I like the idea of Hammock:

Northern Illinois (2005–2006)Running backs coach
Minnesota (2007–2009)Running backs coach
Minnesota (2010)Co-offensive coordinator & running backs coach
Wisconsin (2011–2013)Assistant head coach, running backs coach, recruiting coord.
Baltimore Ravens (2014–present)Running backs coach

Canada has had lots of ups and downs..6 jobs in the last 8 years. As for Kane, he worked for Carey for 4 seasons, the team would be familiar with him, he did build the defense...but he did work for Carey for 4 seasons.

Heh, while the idea of getting an NIU football player and alumnus to be our head coach is appealing, he's mostly been a running backs coach. We need someone who has strong and well-rounded offensive coaching experience because that side of the ball needs a lot of work.

It would also be nice to get some assistant coaches who recruit the south. We've gotten away from Florida and Texas and need to find some people that can recruit there. We need the speed that we got with Martel Moore, TLL, Akeem Daniels, etc.
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Well here we go... when can we expect a new coach to be announced? I think Kane or Canada would be a "safe" hire. Both know the program. I guess Hammock does too.

I personally, would love to see NIU get back to an elite offensive school. The system under Carey was notoriously...bad. I think NIU currently has the personnel to be more explosive.

Go Huskies!! Cheers to new beginnings
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RE: New Coach Discussion
(01-10-2019 10:52 AM)epasnoopy Wrote:  
(01-10-2019 10:41 AM)BobL Wrote:  I like the idea of Hammock:

Northern Illinois (2005–2006)Running backs coach
Minnesota (2007–2009)Running backs coach
Minnesota (2010)Co-offensive coordinator & running backs coach
Wisconsin (2011–2013)Assistant head coach, running backs coach, recruiting coord.
Baltimore Ravens (2014–present)Running backs coach

Canada has had lots of ups and downs..6 jobs in the last 8 years. As for Kane, he worked for Carey for 4 seasons, the team would be familiar with him, he did build the defense...but he did work for Carey for 4 seasons.

Heh, while the idea of getting an NIU football player and alumnus to be our head coach is appealing, he's mostly been a running backs coach. We need someone who has strong and well-rounded offensive coaching experience because that side of the ball needs a lot of work.

It would also be nice to get some assistant coaches who recruit the south. We've gotten away from Florida and Texas and need to find some people that can recruit there. We need the speed that we got with Martel Moore, TLL, Akeem Daniels, etc.

Who would you like to see as HC?
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(01-10-2019 10:02 AM)7 Wrote:  https://twitter.com/espnrittenberg/statu...64224?s=21

ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg “expects” Hammock to be a leading candidate. I would personally much prefer Kane or Canada.

Pretty much sums up where I'm at with this.

The salary pool that NIU can offer makes me nervous about what can be done. The way budgets and staffs have ballooned elsewhere really seems to put NIU and the MAC (and probably the SBC, just guessing) in a hole.
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I love this insight from PJ Fleck about Matt Canada.

P.J. Fleck has Plenty to Say About his Former Coach Matt Canada
ByJOSH STIRN Sep 19, 2018

Although Matt Canada might be in his most difficult situation yet at Maryland, his coaching career has featured many uphill battles, beginning with his first full-time assistant job at a FBS program in 1998.

That year Canada was hired as the running backs coach for Northern Illinois, which was in the midst of a 23-game losing streak. Five years later, Canada was promoted to offensive coordinator and the Huskies climbed to No. 12 in the AP Poll after wins over Maryland, Alabama, Iowa State and more.

One of the senior leaders on that 2003 team was PJ Fleck, who will be on the opposite sideline as his former coach when the Terps host Minnesota Saturday.

“He was one of those coaches that always made you feel like you were better than you actually were and you actually believed it,” Fleck, who caught 77 passes as a senior, said Tuesday. “He was one of those guys that brought the best out of you and he had such a great relationship with all the players. You can see exactly why he is where he is.”

Canada echoed that sentiment about Fleck. He recalled how he and one of his teammates -- Thomas Hammock, now the running back coach for the Baltimore Ravens -- turned their focus to coaching almost immediately after their playing careers ended.

“After that season, they both went to the [coaches] convention and put on their coat and ties and went around and said they were going to be big time coaches,” Canada said Monday. “PJ’s always been a very driven person. He’s had a tremendous plan.”

Here’s more from Fleck on Canada…

“He’s never walked away from any challenge in his life or as a coach. He demands respect, and that’s not by him asking. You respect him immediately when you get around him because he has a very infectious personality. He’s a heck of an offensive mind.

“I think one characteristic Matt Canada’s always had is he evolves with the times, maybe better than most coordinators. He’s constantly evolving his offense, making it better, changing with the times. Not only that but changing it to the personnel he has. I think that’s the sign of a really good coordinator.

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“They have an offense that’s very similar to option football. So if your eyes are in the wrong spot, they’ve got you. And they have the weapons and athleticism and the skill to put the game away pretty quickly. His offense allows the quarterback I think to have an ever bigger impact not only through the air but on the ground and there’s playmakers all around. One thing I think he does a great job of is he involves everybody. Everybody’s involved. Whether it’s the fly sweep motions, whether it’s the tight ends, whether it’s the receivers down the field, the quarterback’s running, everybody’s involved. That takes a lot of talent as a playcaller to get everybody touches.”

“He’s an aggressive play-caller. He loves to put up points. He knows how to control the football. He doesn’t need anybody, especially me, to back up how good of a coach he is but he’s really, really, really talented.
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(01-10-2019 10:52 AM)epasnoopy Wrote:  
(01-10-2019 10:41 AM)BobL Wrote:  I like the idea of Hammock:

Northern Illinois (2005–2006)Running backs coach
Minnesota (2007–2009)Running backs coach
Minnesota (2010)Co-offensive coordinator & running backs coach
Wisconsin (2011–2013)Assistant head coach, running backs coach, recruiting coord.
Baltimore Ravens (2014–present)Running backs coach

Canada has had lots of ups and downs..6 jobs in the last 8 years. As for Kane, he worked for Carey for 4 seasons, the team would be familiar with him, he did build the defense...but he did work for Carey for 4 seasons.

Heh, while the idea of getting an NIU football player and alumnus to be our head coach is appealing, he's mostly been a running backs coach. We need someone who has strong and well-rounded offensive coaching experience because that side of the ball needs a lot of work.

It would also be nice to get some assistant coaches who recruit the south. We've gotten away from Florida and Texas and need to find some people that can recruit there. We need the speed that we got with Martel Moore, TLL, Akeem Daniels, etc.

Hammock certainly has better credentials than PJ Fleck before becoming HC at WMU:

PJ
2006 Ohio State (GA)
2007–2008 Northern Illinois (WR)
2009 Northern Illinois (WR/RC)
2010–2011 Rutgers (WR)
2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (WR)
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(01-10-2019 10:56 AM)badmoonrising13 Wrote:  
(01-10-2019 10:52 AM)epasnoopy Wrote:  
(01-10-2019 10:41 AM)BobL Wrote:  I like the idea of Hammock:

Northern Illinois (2005–2006)Running backs coach
Minnesota (2007–2009)Running backs coach
Minnesota (2010)Co-offensive coordinator & running backs coach
Wisconsin (2011–2013)Assistant head coach, running backs coach, recruiting coord.
Baltimore Ravens (2014–present)Running backs coach

Canada has had lots of ups and downs..6 jobs in the last 8 years. As for Kane, he worked for Carey for 4 seasons, the team would be familiar with him, he did build the defense...but he did work for Carey for 4 seasons.

Heh, while the idea of getting an NIU football player and alumnus to be our head coach is appealing, he's mostly been a running backs coach. We need someone who has strong and well-rounded offensive coaching experience because that side of the ball needs a lot of work.

It would also be nice to get some assistant coaches who recruit the south. We've gotten away from Florida and Texas and need to find some people that can recruit there. We need the speed that we got with Martel Moore, TLL, Akeem Daniels, etc.

Who would you like to see as HC?

I don't follow college coaches enough to even give a list of names. I just don't see Thomas Hammock as an exciting hire. If we had more money that allowed him to attract some talented coaches to join him i think it could work but when the head coach of NIU makes most of the money we need to hire a head coach who excites recruits, the fan base, and has a well-rounded offensive pedigree. Just my opinion.

It would be nice to hire someone who runs a high-flying offense, like Dino Babers did at BG and now at Syracuse. Someone who comes from the Houston, Texas Tech, Baylor pedigree of offensive philosophy. We need assistant coaches who can recruit speed at the skill positions and can recruit and develop QBs. The last three years of QB play at NIU has been tough to watch.

Hopefully Mr. Chessick and his donor friends step up and help NIU find that type of talent.
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Yes but PJ could dazzle in an interview. I don't think Hammock has the same personality. Anyone know?
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