Hey MagnusWas looking forward to you ripping into some of the posters on the mgo-thread the other day, "Why Roy Manning is the new QB coach."What are your thoughts on the move?I think he's a great recruiter, being the youngest out of all our coaches by quite a bit, there's no question there. But what do you think about him coaching CBs this year, as opposed to OLBs last year, after RBs the year before for Cinci?
I thought about it, but some other people seemed to have it handled.I'm totally fine with it. Cornerback is a great deal about athleticism, and the technique can be taught to those guys. Manning played defense in college and the NFL, and he seems to be a bright guy. He's coached a bunch of positions (RB, OL, LB) and done pretty well at each spot, so I think this position move is being overblown by a lot of people.
Only thing that worries me about the move is Hoke's motives behind it. I think he finally realizes how hot his seat is, and this is a bit of a desperation move. Changed defensive scheme, shuffled coaches, hired new OC - that's a lot to alter if we were on the right path from the get go.
I'll take door #2 Alex.When is a door, NOT a door? When it's Candice Swanepoel on the beach.
Looks like career grooming to me. Both sides of the ball. D or O coordinator and head coach in the future.