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7 hours ago, RandomFan said:

From Americus regarding the coaching news supposedly dropping tomorrow:

The hire will garner news, but all I can say is CKS got who he wanted. Everyone can play Skip Bayless all they want, but again...... trust Kirby.
Whether you think it's a homerun or not will take time to distinguish. 

Many wondered "why Dell?" a few years back. 
It is fun watching this fanbase totally lose their minds over anything, just so it's something lol

 

Sounds like it won't be a splash hire like most people want. Maybe just a promotion for Rambo or hiring McGriff. One thing I definitely trust Kirby on is defensive coaching hires. 

To me it almost sounds like it’s someone no one is expecting...

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1 hour ago, richham said:

To me it almost sounds like it’s someone no one is expecting...

That's what I'm leaning towards. 

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One thing is certain, UGA is getting a lot of recognition coaching wise with two more of our support staff being hired for on-field coaching positions at other schools.

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Saban is basically hiring an entire staff for 2019. With the exception of Smart nobody is going to hang around too long. Saban is too difficult to work with.

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John Lilly is leaving Tennessee to coach TE for the Browns. 

UGA did hire Jules Montinar as defensive quality control. Montinar was DB coach at Texas State. Hartley is making $700K per.

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7 minutes ago, Unkn0wn said:

John Lilly is leaving Tennessee to coach TE for the Browns. 

UGA did hire Jules Montinar as defensive quality control. Montinar was DB coach at Texas State. Hartley is making $700K per.

Hartley is making $300K this year and $400K next year

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21 minutes ago, Ransack said:

Hartley is making $300K this year and $400K next year

You're right, I meant $700K total.

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59 minutes ago, g-dawg said:

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From Americus around 5pm today: looks like maybe tomorrow. 

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Heard a few times of an announcement today. Of course it's getting late, so hopefully tomorrow it's released. Apologies if not today. Did the rain dance and all!

Georgia sits good with Elam and they have for a while.

I don't understand fans' impatience with this? Interviews just finished up this past Monday. Kirby probably took a day or two to think about it and decide who to offer. And then contract details have to be worked out between UGA and the agent. That takes time. 

Remember, we didn't hear Hartley was "offered" the TE position; we heard Hartley was our new TE coach. Trust Kirby...

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The Rivals guys fully admit they have tried like **** but can’t get a good source for who all Kirby has interviewed, said the announcement could very well be someone we haven’t even discussed. They expect Lanning will be DC in some capacity. A couple people who usually know stuff have said that Kirby promised him a promotion to keep him from leaving for Colorado with Tucker. It’s not verified and probably never will be, but that would be some form of explanation for @VA F.O. I guess.

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So at very least the current expectation is that whoever we bring in will be, at most, Co DC, with us promoting our DC from within, and the new guy being hired more to be our new DB coach

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7 minutes ago, VA F.O. said:

So at very least the current expectation is that whoever we bring in will be, at most, Co DC, with us promoting our DC from within, and the new guy being hired more to be our new DB coach

Pretty much how it’s shaping up. DC or co-DC could very well have been off the table altogether for all we know. Hopefully we get this announcement tomorrow, time is ticking and we have a recruiting class to wrap up. And I’m really getting tired of endless speculation with very little info.

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rumors from a bama mod: 

My take on all things assistant coaches...

Putting it here where it can be discussed rather than in story form...

* Subtle brag, but we Tweeted out sort of the Enos deal before it made an "official" story. For those that missed the tweet: We did not expect to lose him, it hurts and it's a setback. 

* I don't believe any of the internet rumors out there that "Enos was calling plays in the NC game" or "Golding was calling the defenses late in the year." Locksley and Lupoi were captured on camera, against Clemson, doing exactly what they'd done all year. Locksley had a bad game. Lupoi had a worse game. It happens, except when it happens at Alabama (especially, in Lupoi's case, when it happens more than once), Saban makes changes. Saban helped place Lupoi in Cleveland, he'll probably stay there 2-3 years and then I expect him to go back west, which is what his family prefers. I'll tend to remember him as one of the best recruiters we've ever had here. The DC experiment with him blew up the last month. It is what it is, $.02 to Saban.

* Prediction time, defense: I expect Golding to be the DC or at least a co-DC. Saban likes him a lot. I wasn't really floored by the ILB position coaching this year but coordinating a defense is almost a different skill set. Lupoi, for instance, has done fabulous work with Anfernee Jennings. Of all the rumors circulating, the two I'd give most credence to is Jimmy Lake from Washington and Kevin Steele from Auburn. The DC hires are always harder to peg because while Saban might add a wrinkle or two every year, the base defense is always going to be his 3-4 over/under with his way of playing the secondary, sink or swim. So he's not looking for someone to come in and "take over" the defense like Dave Aranda would (I've heard that rumor, too, but if Aranda comes here he's going to run Saban's defense, I promise you that) as much as he's looking for someone to pair with. Also, Karl Scott will be back if he wants to be. Craig Kuligowski might not be. There is a lot of internal buzz that Kuligowski has been an ill fit in Tuscaloosa. If Kuligowski moves on, at this point most of the speculation has turned to guys with experience here in the past: namely Bo Davis and Lance Thompson. If Thompson is hired it will be for OLB and Bama will have to source a different DL coach. I may be wrong on this but I don't think Freddie Roach is a candidate.

* Prediction time, offense: I was cautious about the Locksley hire last year (mainly because his teams had always had issues with efficiency, which ironically turned out to be the '18 unit's greatest strength). I'm beyond cautious and more wary of the Sarkisian hire *IF* he's going to be in a dual role. Word is starting to leak out that he was hired as a QB coach only (which I have no problem with) and Bama is going to be looking for a WR/OC coach, which are rare but not impossible to find; Locksley was one. The two names we feel confident are really getting a look for that role are Butch Jones and Lance Taylor. Jones has been an OC three times before, just once at a FBS school (Central Michigan, 2001-2003, before Brian Kelly arrived). The results then were poor. If Lance Taylor is the pick, I think Sarkisian will have to serve both QB and OC roles. If both Jones and Taylor are hired, Joe Pannunzio will have to move to an off-field role or coach the OL. Pannunzio has been a Swiss army knife of sorts already; 2018 was the first time he had ever coached RBs and I thought he did a good job. He was OL coach at TCU way back in '90-'91. I think it more likely that Pannunzio would move back to a DFO role of some kind, something he does very well. However, he's also one of Bama's best recruiters and maybe its best closer. The OL coach, in my opinion, will come down to one of three guys: Marcus Johnson at Mississippi State (my favorite), Allen Mogridge at Florida International or Ryan Silverfield at Memphis.

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6 hours ago, SacFalcFan said:

rumors from a bama mod: 

My take on all things assistant coaches...

Putting it here where it can be discussed rather than in story form...
 

Summary is >> The Alabama coaching staff situation is a complete HOT MESS going into 2019....   and trending down from there!

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25 minutes ago, m2Falcons said:

Summary is >> The Alabama coaching staff situation is a complete HOT MESS going into 2019....   and trending down from there!

If Nick only wants to coach a few more years, then he should just go out and get the best on-field coaches and not worry as much about recruiting.  He has a loaded roster now so could easily be in contention for 2-3 more years.

At least that is what I hope he does. :tiphat:

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41 minutes ago, slickgadawg said:

Kirby should run the defense and let a assistant call timeouts and make late game decisions...:lol:

Similar to how he has Sinclair pull him back to the sideline and make sure he doesn’t get a sideline warning/penalty, he should get Sinclair or possibly someone else to also reel him in when he wants to run fakes on special teams.

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3 hours ago, Carter said:

Similar to how he has Sinclair pull him back to the sideline and make sure he doesn’t get a sideline warning/penalty, he should get Sinclair or possibly someone else to also reel him in when he wants to run fakes on special teams.

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