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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by A Sea of Red » January 11th, 2019, 5:25 pm

A Sea of Red wrote:Freeze finalizes coaching staff

http://www.aseaofred.com/freeze-finaliz ... ing-staff/
This has been updated with the full audio from today's meeting with Coach Freeze

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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by Class of 20Something » January 11th, 2019, 5:26 pm

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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by CCWMichael » January 11th, 2019, 7:58 pm

I like the way he handled that presser.
Assembled a great team in my view.
Love the comment about two fCs .. it does add a bit more pressure.

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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by ballcoach15 » January 12th, 2019, 9:42 am

Has anyone heard of anybody on "old staff" getting job at another school ?

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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by CCWMichael » January 12th, 2019, 9:46 am

ballcoach15 wrote:Has anyone heard of anybody on "old staff" getting job at another school ?
I have bee following them on twitter and have not seen anything there.
Are they getting offers? Don't know.
Where are they marketing themselves? Don't know.
Big conference in Texas and I would not be surprised if they put the word out hard there.
I am sure they will not post where they are interviewing.

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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by Jonathan Carone » January 12th, 2019, 9:48 am

We also don’t know if they’re still getting paid by Liberty. If they are, they may not be rushing to find a new job.

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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by CCWMichael » January 12th, 2019, 9:50 am

Jonathan Carone wrote:We also don’t know if they’re still getting paid by Liberty. If they are, they may not be rushing to find a new job.
And, there is that.

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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by flameshaw » January 12th, 2019, 12:25 pm

If they are perceived by the D1 football community to be good coaches, they should be getting picked up very soon. Will be interesting to see.
As far as them being paid by LU, I don't see that as a reason, any of them should be taking a year off. Yes, they might have a year of salary coming to them, but it is always easier to find a job when there is not a gap in employment. Most of these guys are still fairly young and at least one is HC material, according to some. 8)

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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by ballcoach15 » January 12th, 2019, 12:36 pm

flameshaw wrote:If they are perceived by the D1 football community to be good coaches, they should be getting picked up very soon. Will be interesting to see.
As far as them being paid by LU, I don't see that as a reason, any of them should be taking a year off. Yes, they might have a year of salary coming to them, but it is always easier to find a job when there is not a gap in employment. Most of these guys are still fairly young and at least one is HC material, according to some. 8)
Make that "2", based on what I was told in middle of season.

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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by Jonathan Carone » January 12th, 2019, 12:53 pm

Most staffs are already completely. And for the guys who helped Freeze recruit through the early signing period, that put them even further behind in terms of staffs being full.

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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by oldflame » January 12th, 2019, 1:20 pm

Jonathan Carone wrote:Most staffs are already completely. And for the guys who helped Freeze recruit through the early signing period, that put them even further behind in terms of staffs being full.
With modern communications, job hunting is not the full time job it used to be. I'm sure those guys were pursuing their options while perhaps still hoping to impress Freeze enough to be retained, and regardless of their status for the next year, they were certainly being well paid while they did it.

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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by Class of 20Something » January 12th, 2019, 3:19 pm

oldflame wrote:
Jonathan Carone wrote:Most staffs are already completely. And for the guys who helped Freeze recruit through the early signing period, that put them even further behind in terms of staffs being full.
With modern communications, job hunting is not the full time job it used to be. I'm sure those guys were pursuing their options while perhaps still hoping to impress Freeze enough to be retained, and regardless of their status for the next year, they were certainly being well paid while they did it.
Not all of them. Most off field positions were hourly under Gill.
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Post by tyndal23 » January 12th, 2019, 7:09 pm

Another good use of capital to separate us from G5 and get us better quicker would be good analysts on staff.

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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by lawrenceq » January 13th, 2019, 10:40 am

Kyle Pope leaves Alabama to join Freeze at Liberty.

https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/alaba ... t-liberty/

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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by ballcoach15 » January 14th, 2019, 11:33 am

I finally had time to research Coach Freeze's staff. 6 of the 10 assistants have experience at Power 5 schools.

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Post by Purple Haize » January 14th, 2019, 11:54 am

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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by ballcoach15 » January 18th, 2019, 7:25 pm

I had opportunity to talk with 2 of our new coaches today. Very impressed.

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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by CCWMichael » January 18th, 2019, 7:52 pm

ballcoach15 wrote:I had opportunity to talk with 2 of our new coaches today. Very impressed.
Who? and<, what impressed you?

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Post by givemethemic » January 25th, 2019, 10:43 pm

I have been told by multiple people that Hugh Freeze has fired former Liberty great and RB Coach Mike Brown. I have also been told that Freeze didn't have the guts to handle it himself and made another staff member to do it. Multiple people told me that Freeze handled this really poorly. The timing is really bad because it will be harder for Mike to pick up a job this late in the coaching cycle. This is about as PG as I can be on the subject matter but not impressed with how Hugh handled this at all.
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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by Ewglenn » January 25th, 2019, 10:53 pm

givemethemic wrote:I have been told by multiple people that Hugh Freeze has fired former Liberty great and RB Coach Mike Brown. I have also been told that Freeze didn't have the guts to handle it himself and made another staff member to do it. Multiple people told me that Freeze handled this really poorly. The timing is really bad because it will be harder for Mike to pick up a job this late in the coaching cycle. This is about as PG as I can be on the subject matter but not impressed with how Hugh handled this at all.
It stinks if this is true but doesn’t surprise me. He never seemed committed to the hire.

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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by Class of 20Something » January 25th, 2019, 11:38 pm

Bruce Coslet wrote: We can’t run. We can’t pass. We can’t stop the run. We can’t stop the pass. We can’t kick. Other than that, we’re just not a very good football team right now.

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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by thepostman » January 25th, 2019, 11:48 pm

givemethemic wrote:I have been told by multiple people that Hugh Freeze has fired former Liberty great and RB Coach Mike Brown. I have also been told that Freeze didn't have the guts to handle it himself and made another staff member to do it. Multiple people told me that Freeze handled this really poorly. The timing is really bad because it will be harder for Mike to pick up a job this late in the coaching cycle. This is about as PG as I can be on the subject matter but not impressed with how Hugh handled this at all.
"Sources" :D

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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by Class of 20Something » January 26th, 2019, 12:19 am

thepostman wrote:
givemethemic wrote:I have been told by multiple people that Hugh Freeze has fired former Liberty great and RB Coach Mike Brown. I have also been told that Freeze didn't have the guts to handle it himself and made another staff member to do it. Multiple people told me that Freeze handled this really poorly. The timing is really bad because it will be harder for Mike to pick up a job this late in the coaching cycle. This is about as PG as I can be on the subject matter but not impressed with how Hugh handled this at all.
"Sources" :D[/quote

I'll confirm the basics. Can't confirm the how though.

I do wonder if he has a Running Backs coach in mind when he made the decision.

Is it plausible that he asked his chief of staff to do it? Because that doesn't sound as unreasonable.
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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by CCWMichael » January 26th, 2019, 12:25 am

I recall Freeze stating it was a wait and see by him.
A tough part of leadership is letting people go.
But man, if your going to lead take the lead in everything.
Lead by example.
If thyis is the case I hope he does everything he can to manage and correct this quickly.
Anyhow, anybody know why Brown was considered not a fit?
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Re: Coach Freeze's Staff

Post by CCWMichael » January 26th, 2019, 12:30 am

Class of 20Something wrote:
thepostman wrote:
givemethemic wrote:I have been told by multiple people that Hugh Freeze has fired former Liberty great and RB Coach Mike Brown. I have also been told that Freeze didn't have the guts to handle it himself and made another staff member to do it. Multiple people told me that Freeze handled this really poorly. The timing is really bad because it will be harder for Mike to pick up a job this late in the coaching cycle. This is about as PG as I can be on the subject matter but not impressed with how Hugh handled this at all.
"Sources" :D[/quote

I'll confirm the basics. Can't confirm the how though.

I do wonder if he has a Running Backs coach in mind when he made the decision.

Is it plausible that he asked his chief of staff to do it? Because that doesn't sound as unreasonable.
Chief of staff would be less damaging. As much as I think he should have done it delegation of authority is his to manage and this person doing it in his place not a bad move.

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