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RE: Possible football candidates
(10-30-2022 02:00 PM)blazerblazer Wrote:  
(10-30-2022 01:22 PM)uabblazer2012 Wrote:  
(10-30-2022 12:52 PM)biglizard Wrote:  Whoever it is I think they have to have certain characteristics

-Be young enough to work 90-100 hours a week in season. Off season is a mere 60 hours
-Someone who has forgotten the conventional offensive wisdom and gets the ball to play makers. Stress the defense
-Be ready willing and able to sell the UAB brand to the local community. Be prepared to be the vehicle to sell the brand outside the metro
-Be relatable to recruits. It's a tough sales environment right now. But you NEED to be able give them the opportunity to show their skills to get to the next level. Be the destination for guys in the transfer portal.

To say this hire is critical is an understatement. Someone is going to have a very wide skill set and have the staff to delegate

Coach Prime

He does tick every box there, but I still believe the speculation that he'll try for Georgia Tech or Auburn. But I would gladly take him for a few 10+ win seasons before FSU starts calling him back.

Apparently, someone on Facebook said we have been in contact with him and his agent twice already.

I just don't see him coming here being in the realm of possibility. Yes, we can offer him more than JSU but he's not there for the money. What reason would he have for coming to UAB, knowing that bigger and better jobs can imminently be his if he wants them.
10-30-2022 03:21 PM
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RE: Possible football candidates
(10-30-2022 03:21 PM)BlazintheAtl1 Wrote:  
(10-30-2022 02:00 PM)blazerblazer Wrote:  
(10-30-2022 01:22 PM)uabblazer2012 Wrote:  
(10-30-2022 12:52 PM)biglizard Wrote:  Whoever it is I think they have to have certain characteristics

-Be young enough to work 90-100 hours a week in season. Off season is a mere 60 hours
-Someone who has forgotten the conventional offensive wisdom and gets the ball to play makers. Stress the defense
-Be ready willing and able to sell the UAB brand to the local community. Be prepared to be the vehicle to sell the brand outside the metro
-Be relatable to recruits. It's a tough sales environment right now. But you NEED to be able give them the opportunity to show their skills to get to the next level. Be the destination for guys in the transfer portal.

To say this hire is critical is an understatement. Someone is going to have a very wide skill set and have the staff to delegate

Coach Prime

He does tick every box there, but I still believe the speculation that he'll try for Georgia Tech or Auburn. But I would gladly take him for a few 10+ win seasons before FSU starts calling him back.

Apparently, someone on Facebook said we have been in contact with him and his agent twice already.

I just don't see him coming here being in the realm of possibility. Yes, we can offer him more than JSU but he's not there for the money. What reason would he have for coming to UAB, knowing that bigger and better jobs can imminently be his if he wants them.

I agree. Prime has already leapfrogged us.
10-30-2022 03:25 PM
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RE: Possible football candidates
(10-30-2022 03:21 PM)BlazintheAtl1 Wrote:  
(10-30-2022 02:00 PM)blazerblazer Wrote:  
(10-30-2022 01:22 PM)uabblazer2012 Wrote:  
(10-30-2022 12:52 PM)biglizard Wrote:  Whoever it is I think they have to have certain characteristics

-Be young enough to work 90-100 hours a week in season. Off season is a mere 60 hours
-Someone who has forgotten the conventional offensive wisdom and gets the ball to play makers. Stress the defense
-Be ready willing and able to sell the UAB brand to the local community. Be prepared to be the vehicle to sell the brand outside the metro
-Be relatable to recruits. It's a tough sales environment right now. But you NEED to be able give them the opportunity to show their skills to get to the next level. Be the destination for guys in the transfer portal.

To say this hire is critical is an understatement. Someone is going to have a very wide skill set and have the staff to delegate

Coach Prime

He does tick every box there, but I still believe the speculation that he'll try for Georgia Tech or Auburn. But I would gladly take him for a few 10+ win seasons before FSU starts calling him back.

Apparently, someone on Facebook said we have been in contact with him and his agent twice already.

I just don't see him coming here being in the realm of possibility. Yes, we can offer him more than JSU but he's not there for the money. What reason would he have for coming to UAB, knowing that bigger and better jobs can imminently be his if he wants them.

I'm not sold that Auburn or Tech are better jobs right now.
10-30-2022 03:44 PM
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RE: Possible football candidates
(10-30-2022 03:44 PM)uabblazer2012 Wrote:  
(10-30-2022 03:21 PM)BlazintheAtl1 Wrote:  
(10-30-2022 02:00 PM)blazerblazer Wrote:  
(10-30-2022 01:22 PM)uabblazer2012 Wrote:  
(10-30-2022 12:52 PM)biglizard Wrote:  Whoever it is I think they have to have certain characteristics

-Be young enough to work 90-100 hours a week in season. Off season is a mere 60 hours
-Someone who has forgotten the conventional offensive wisdom and gets the ball to play makers. Stress the defense
-Be ready willing and able to sell the UAB brand to the local community. Be prepared to be the vehicle to sell the brand outside the metro
-Be relatable to recruits. It's a tough sales environment right now. But you NEED to be able give them the opportunity to show their skills to get to the next level. Be the destination for guys in the transfer portal.

To say this hire is critical is an understatement. Someone is going to have a very wide skill set and have the staff to delegate

Coach Prime

He does tick every box there, but I still believe the speculation that he'll try for Georgia Tech or Auburn. But I would gladly take him for a few 10+ win seasons before FSU starts calling him back.

Apparently, someone on Facebook said we have been in contact with him and his agent twice already.

I just don't see him coming here being in the realm of possibility. Yes, we can offer him more than JSU but he's not there for the money. What reason would he have for coming to UAB, knowing that bigger and better jobs can imminently be his if he wants them.

I'm not sold that Auburn or Tech are better jobs right now.

Tech is a tough place to win for anyone because of the academics. Auburn is just a snake pit. I really didn't have anyone in particular in mind when I posted that but Prime would flourish. If he's got his sights set on something else then we move on
10-30-2022 03:51 PM
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(10-30-2022 02:00 PM)blazerblazer Wrote:  ...someone on Facebook said...

I'd disregard anything that comes after that statement.
10-30-2022 03:59 PM
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RE: Possible football candidates
(10-30-2022 03:21 PM)BlazintheAtl1 Wrote:  
(10-30-2022 02:00 PM)blazerblazer Wrote:  
(10-30-2022 01:22 PM)uabblazer2012 Wrote:  
(10-30-2022 12:52 PM)biglizard Wrote:  Whoever it is I think they have to have certain characteristics

-Be young enough to work 90-100 hours a week in season. Off season is a mere 60 hours
-Someone who has forgotten the conventional offensive wisdom and gets the ball to play makers. Stress the defense
-Be ready willing and able to sell the UAB brand to the local community. Be prepared to be the vehicle to sell the brand outside the metro
-Be relatable to recruits. It's a tough sales environment right now. But you NEED to be able give them the opportunity to show their skills to get to the next level. Be the destination for guys in the transfer portal.

To say this hire is critical is an understatement. Someone is going to have a very wide skill set and have the staff to delegate

Coach Prime

He does tick every box there, but I still believe the speculation that he'll try for Georgia Tech or Auburn. But I would gladly take him for a few 10+ win seasons before FSU starts calling him back.

Apparently, someone on Facebook said we have been in contact with him and his agent twice already.

I just don't see him coming here being in the realm of possibility. Yes, we can offer him more than JSU but he's not there for the money. What reason would he have for coming to UAB, knowing that bigger and better jobs can imminently be his if he wants them.

The only reason he would come here is if he is spurned by P5s and he feels the only way there is through a G5.
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Dion. Sanders. Is. Not. Coming. Here.
10-30-2022 07:50 PM
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(10-30-2022 07:50 PM)rook360 Wrote:  Dion. Sanders. Is. Not. Coming. Here.

Let them dream lol
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(10-30-2022 11:36 AM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  
(10-30-2022 10:31 AM)GreenFreakUAB Wrote:  
(10-30-2022 10:08 AM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  Someone who had a long, successful tenure at their former job, but just got worn down & stale & needed a break...

...I wonder about Gary Patterson... not sure what the 'endgame' was for him at TCU, but he was a VERY solid coach who set the general foundation to what they are doing now... Tom Herman is another one... the 'Texas Connection' these coaches have may also be a good thing, as there are (at least) 4 AAC teams in Texas for 2023... 03-idea

Those two are near the top of my list.

Herman- there are a lot of Houston fans that wish he was still the HC. He has connections in Ohio as well as Texas.

Gary Patterson- He really supported UAB and the rivalry with TCU. He supported UAB during the return. He wanted the Auburn job and showed interest twice. He could be a great fit.
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I just wonder if Patterson still has the fire to start over again.
10-30-2022 11:09 PM
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Prime is not coming.
10-31-2022 06:27 AM
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Tyson Helton. Lets go get him.
10-31-2022 07:22 AM
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I know someone who would be good, would be a great fit, and we could get....

Not Coach Prime
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Honestly there are a number of quality young HC and coordinators that we could target. I think Mark is going to hit a home run
10-31-2022 08:16 AM
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Prime will be good for a publicity stand point , and bhm with his history ,,,,it will be good for the bhm area and the image of bhm
10-31-2022 10:02 AM
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(10-31-2022 08:16 AM)biglizard Wrote:  Honestly there are a number of quality young HC and coordinators that we could target. I think Mark is going to hit a home run

Agree 100%. I'm glad he is our AD right now.
10-31-2022 10:03 AM
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with uab history , he will leave before the selection ...
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I think Sanders sees being at JSU as a mission to elevate HBCU football. I don't see him taking a G5 job or a mid level P5 like Georgia Tech.
10-31-2022 10:45 AM
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(10-31-2022 10:45 AM)AssKickingChicken Wrote:  I think Sanders sees being at JSU as a mission to elevate HBCU football. I don't see him taking a G5 job or a mid level P5 like Georgia Tech.

+1 and I hope he's successful in that. ASU's head coach's statement that Prime "ain't SWAC" was just plain ignorant and divisive. Just because Prime had a P5 opportunity doesn't lessen his dedication.

Deion came from North Fort Myers, FL. He's only 4 years younger than me and I was living in Naples. Our high schools were in the same region at that time and he didn't come from one of the rich or privileged areas of SW Florida and had to fight for his goals just as hard as any SWAC athlete.
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People are already throwing Matt Rhule’s name for the Auburn job as they are about to hire a new AD today.

We need to strike fast on some of these bigger name candidates.
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