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Re: Wofford Coaching Search

Postby WocoSix on Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:12 pm

Don't recall us being a National Title runner up ruckus who could you be referring to :lol: (sarcasm)

So if we follow that same logic, did Dr. Nayef H. Samhat disrupt "core values", lose Wofford "roots"... especially with him being an outsider. Change is hard for some to embrace, some are stuck in what I call the "We have always done it this way" syndrome.
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Re: Wofford Coaching Search

Postby youngterrier on Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:15 pm

I agree with Six's opinion that we at some point need to break the "we don't like outsiders" mindset

But I also agree with those that don't think we can afford to do so at this time.

And I think we have some good, young coaches who would be suited for the long haul at Wofford
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Re: Wofford Coaching Search

Postby WocoSix on Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:28 pm

YT we don't have to clean house. We do have some great talent on our current coaching staff that may be great options to be groomed. WL in most our book has to be maintained in some form or fashion. But whomever we bring in shouldn't have to be limited in choice of style in Offensive and Defensive identity.
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Re: Wofford Coaching Search

Postby Ruckus on Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:40 pm

Hire the best candidate but change for the mere sake of change is sheer stupidity.
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Re: Wofford Coaching Search

Postby WocoSix on Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:45 pm

Yes agreed hire the best candidate insider or outsider. But this change was brought upon because of a Legendary Coach deciding to retire. So this isn't a change for the sake of change thing. Its a chance to position Wofford for growth and success in the future with the solid foundation laid by Coach Ayers.
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Re: Wofford Coaching Search

Postby SmallTownTerrier on Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:47 pm

Any idea if there’s a committee? Or is RJ interviewing one on one? And if a committee, I wonder who would be on it.
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Re: Wofford Coaching Search

Postby Ruckus on Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:08 am

I have heard there is a search firm in place and I have heard that it’s just RJ and Samhat. So who knows.
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Re: Wofford Coaching Search

Postby Peachy Carnahan on Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:14 am

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Re: Wofford Coaching Search

Postby lawdog on Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:46 pm

No idea what that even means.

Danny and Harold should be involved, for starters. And Ayers. And why not Ruck.

Time is of the essence.
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Re: Wofford Coaching Search

Postby Ruckus on Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:09 pm

LD, I agree 100%. I have no idea and don’t understand much of anything coming out of WoCo these days.
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Re: Wofford Coaching Search

Postby WocoSix on Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:24 pm

Don't think we will hear anything soon. With the dead period and bowl seasons still going on. Too many coaching positions still in flux. Usually once the FBS makes their changes it trickles down to the FCS level. I'm not too much worried about recruiting. Reason being whomever Wofford chooses, next year's class will be the starting point. As for this year's class it's a matter of did they commit to Wofford, or to coach Ayers.
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Re: Wofford Coaching Search

Postby dude on Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:18 pm

I'm sort of surprised that Coach Ayers' strong public endorsement of Wade Lang hasn't figured in to the discussion here more prominently
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Re: Wofford Coaching Search

Postby Oak Grove on Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:02 pm

Personally, I feel that MA has earned the right to pick his successor. From years of interacting with WL, I got the impression that he was disinterested in being a HC. If WL will accept the job, then let's honor MA's wishes.
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Re: Wofford Coaching Search

Postby dude on Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:13 pm

I tend to agree, Oak Grove.
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Re: Wofford Coaching Search

Postby Eyes of Old Main on Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:36 pm

Ruckus wrote:Hire the best candidate but change for the mere sake of change is sheer stupidity.


I agree. At this point, I am for the best candidate who also understands our culture. Things work differently on North Church Street and the head football coach needs to understand and embrace that. Yes, we are quirky, but we've been successful and that should be respected.

I understand the "next man up" dynamic of a WL hire and if anyone is qualified to make that suggestion it is MA. It seems like a fit to me, but I'm not convinced it's the best fit, but I don't get a vote. I am fine with change and evolution in the Athletic Dept. and also on the academic side so long as Wofford doesn't lose it's sense of itself. Let Furman, Elon, High Point and others chase the idea of being a northeastern liberal arts college in the South if they want; Wofford needs to remain true to Wofford.
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