Feeding frenzy

Apparently, it just dawned on a few folks that the NCAA’s proposal to expand FBS coaching staffs to 10 members means the big boys are set to raid other coaching staffs to get theirs.

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby, chairman of the NCAA’s football oversight committee, and Todd Berry, executive director of the American Football Coaches Association, acknowledged that 130 teams hiring a coach when staffs are typically set could create an inconvenience for schools that lose assistants.

Still, they say it is not worth waiting.

“(The committee has) talked about it at length. Tell me if you think it’s less disruptive if it’s Aug. 1, Dec. 1 or Jan. 15?” Bowlsby told the Associated Press Thursday. “There’s going to be disruption no matter when it goes into effect.”

Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “coaching season”, doesn’t it?


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4 responses to “Feeding frenzy

  1. Edward Hagman

    My first reaction is how does this expansion impact high schools.


  2. Just Chuck (The Other One)

    Saban already has his non-coaching consultants who appear to be coaches in waiting. A coach leaves, he can plug in one of these guys and not miss a beat. If other places with big budgets catch on to this, they can already raid coaching staffs of smaller programs without waiting for the NCAA to increase the legal number of coaches.


  3. Sherlock

    I imagine that most coaches would just move one of their off-field guys (e.g. Director of Player Personnel or whatever their BS titles are) onto the field. What I will find more interesting is how coaches use that 10th slot. Most staffs have 5 coaches on Offense and 4 on Defense. Will they have a 5th defensive coach? A dedicated special teams coach? Two OL coaches, one interior and one for tackles? I would hire a full-time kicking coach. I wouldn’t be worried about his special teams knowledge either.


  4. Mayor

    Hey! Here’s and idea! Let’s raid Bama’s coaching staff and get Nick Saban!!