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....he's probably going to think he's Urban Meyer, Nick Saban, Chip Kelley, and David Shaw all rolled into one.
I'm trying to think of when a GA moving on to another school (like most of them do anyway) has been made out to be such a cataclysmic event.
GA or not he was one of the best assets on our staff so it's a different situation. Especially when he was a stand in recruiter for an inactive assistant during arguably the most critical recruiting period of the year. I personally believe it is justified. Hopefully we bring in a strong recruiter soon, I will be satisfied if we can.
Yeah. Got me. Even I ain't worked up over this. Except for the fact that if he was our best recruiter/coach, we have problems.
Oath Before Orders
Bo doesn't put recruiting at the top of his list. And he won't fire an assistant he hired.
This post was edited by Humble Warrior 16 months ago
Guess you are back on the Bo Pelini bandwagon. That was quick
Being a GA does not guarantee you a spot on the staff. Marrow was an asset, but people are acting like he was a member of the salaried staff, and he was not.
And as much as a guy or two from the current staff may need to move on and make room for guys like Marrow, without an open position on the staff to offer, I don't see what Pelini could really do about Marrow choosing a paid position at Kentucky. It may be Bo could have done something in a few weeks, but Marrow didn't want to wait around and see.
Not in the least. But I don't care about losing a GA. Bo is digging his own grave. It's all entertainment.
I actually expect there to be an opening. Bo may not have been able to guarantee a spot.
If there isn't a change or two. At least one (cotton), then Bo truly is dumber than I thought.
I have seen that Chris guys name around here lately, any truth there?
As many actual debacles as Bo has had in his five years, it's going to be pretty ironic if losing a GA is what broke the camel's back.
I can see the headlines:
"Bo survives 70-31 beatdown by Wisconsin, but losing an unpaid assistant results in a pink slip".
I'm not saying that being a GA guarantees you a spot at all. However when your GAs are out performing your fully paid assistants one should consider a promotion. If that means moving someone worse out then fine. Steve Jobs wouldn't let B level performers hang around apple, I don't see why we would here. Leadership demands difficult decision making.
Now perhaps there is a plan already in place to replace the poor performers on staff with better than marrow assistants. That would be great but it would be shocking because Bo has never done anything similar in the past.
That's the thing. Losing a GA isn't going to break the camels back. I agree 100% with you there.
Keeping dead weight on the staff and on the team is. He can't do what rights. He just can man up and fire a Barney Cotton when he is a complete anchor (not in a good way), or a Ross Els who is in over his head. Or hiring a real DC if he isn't going to call the defense (speculation there, Sam says JP calls plays), or firing a S&C coach who has failed miserably.
In other words, failing as the CEO of this team. Coaches on down.
He still may do some of these. That is why I stated he is digging his own grave. Obviously it is not completely dug yet, and since that is the case, he has an opportunity to stop digging and start trending up.
I think timing is more of a factor here than what many are considering.
Sonny Dykes would have been a slam dunk as the next HC at Texas Tech, unfortunately, he was hired by Cal a few days before the Tech job came open. Bad timing for him.
Bo can not hire GA's (or anyone else) to a position on the staff that is not actually open. I think it's quite likely that Cotton is off the staff before long, but it hasn't happened yet. There might be some legalities about advertising such an opening at a state institution as well. It could be that Bo's hands were tied on the matter. He may have been able to "promise" a position of vague description to Marrow, but it could be be that Marrow preferred a bird in the hand to two in the bush.
I can see where this would make Bo easy cannon fodder, but there is likely more to it than Bo just letting Marrow go without a thought. It was also a bit of bad luck that one of the Stoops brothers got an HC gig at this particular point in time. That was about the only thing that was going to take Marrow away.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by TheUnknownFan 16 months ago
Thank you TUF!
Couldn't agree more!!
Ya better NebrASKa somebody!!!
Yeah, I could see that. Don't if if that's why, but it makes sense. Then again, a lot of things Bo has done hasn't made sense to me.
No kidding he was a GA for crying out loud. The recruitment of Sandland is hardly a reason to flip out. How much do we use the TE? Not enough for this to be a big loss IMO. The problems in North Stadium go way beyond a GA.
Funny, and true.
I'll just post this here as this thread's a bit calmer. I was as caught off guard by this news as anyone, and I believe Bo was too. I said in the past that we could expect Marrow to be on staff next fall. I hadn't considered that he would decline to work for Bo anymore. That being said, I was never all that thrilled about it. I don't think he's a great coach, or a great recruiter. He gets credit for bring in guys from Ohio late when we are short on signees like Leroy Alexander and Miles this year, but did that really impress anyone? Anyone really believe we couldn't have gotten either of those kids without Marrow? Morrow's gone, and a couple hours later we've already gotten confirmation from our Ohio commits (save Gladney, yet) that it's a non-issue. So what, exactly, has he done to deserve this "great recruiter" moniker? He has connections in Ohio, yes. Last time I checked, Ohio isn't exactly a state where we are hurting for connections.
I am NOT a "we didn't want him anyway" kind of guy, and I think most here know where I stand as to our current recruiting staff. But this is just not the huge loss many are making it out to be, imo. We may lose Sandland and his, what, 23 catches he had this season? But if Morrow was the deciding factor then I'd have to very much question how bad we'd really miss him.
This post was edited by Big Red Phoenix 16 months ago
Off base, Bo can fire anyone at any time. He doesn't.
He might be able to fire someone at his will, but I doubt he can manufacture a job change for a guy like Barney Cotton at his own discretion. Most think BC isn't getting "fired". He's getting kicked upstairs at a prescribed time in the near future. Vince Marrow getting a job offer from Kentucky wouldn't change that timetable, assuming it exists.
Come on TUF we both know timing wasn't an issue here. Marrow is fine on cash that is why he took a GA position in the first place. You mean to tell me that you believe marrow would turn down a job at NU in a few months to coach at UK immediately? That doesn't pass the smell test plain and simple, timing wasn't the issue.
Now perhaps bo has a contingency plan, but that remains to be seen.
Bring the Pain-
Morrow said in an interview that he was "Joining his high school friend and teammate, to turn it around."Perhaps he took the job because he simply has a closer relationship with Mike Stoops.
Everyone here should know that Bo recommended Morrow for the job. I'm not sure everyone here is recognizing that fact into their logic.
This post was edited by beardown2489 16 months ago
Teein' Off on Links
I can never remember anyone caring about a GA making a jump to a full-time assistant position at another school in Husker lore. Good point, TUF.
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