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my topic is how do we sell UK to a BCS top level coach? What can Mitch do to get one of the elite to come here?
Each indiviual coach is different. $4M plus is a good place to start. A chance to coach in the SEC, the challenge and leave your mark on a program that needs you are others. In the end though, it will not be easy and may even be impossible to get an "elte guy" here.
Kinda depends on what you consider elite too. Mitch might be able to tempt damaged goods like Petrino here - many might consider that an elite hire, but it's doubtful Mitch would do it. On the other hand, Mitch might consider a Fulmer or Cutcliffe an elite hire while many in the fanbase might not agree.
In the end, it may come down to Mitch being able to identifying a young coach who is the next elite guy. Whoever it is, it needs to be someone dynamic and capable of lighting a fire under the fanbase and able to inspire the players to perform at their best every time out.
This post was edited by bluedynasty on 10/21/2012 at 4:07 PM
Bluedynasty, can you name any young coaches out there who may be the next elite guy? And please don't name Dykes or Smart. I've heard those names over and over again.
My favorite right now would probably be Butch Jones at UC. Has won big at CMU and Cincy. He suffered a setback at Toledo yesterday, but he hard-nosed and has strong recruiting ties to Cincy/Ohi, Georgia & Florida. Mark Hudspeth is another. Matt Campbell at Toledo is to young to consider now, but he's one to keep an eye on in the future.
Another name to watch is Josh McDaniels. Only 36 yrs.old. Former head coach of the Broncos. Coached under Saban at MSU (his dad is really good friends with Saban) and is currently OC with the Patriots under Belichick.
would love mcdaniels
I've mentioned McDaniels a few times with friends. NFL head coaching experience, college experience and young. Sounds good. I would like to see us consider him.
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