Cutting edge hire

Tell me you don’t understand how to hire a college football coach without saying you don’t understand how to hire a college football coach.

Always be ‘crootin’, fool.



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10 responses to “Cutting edge hire

  1. Dawgfan1995

    I keep seeing Bryan Harsin’s name floated for that job, which has to be the result of an day-long email campaign by Harsin’s agent, wife, kids, family pets, and other relatives and friends and by the Auburn athletic department.

    I wonder if it is acceptable under NCAA rules for one athletic department to make a contribution to another athletic department to pave the way for this “buyout.”

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  2. I’m guessing the phrase “how do I hire a football coach” is somewhere in this dude’s Google search history.

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  3. Welp, at least any concerns of ASU doing a thorough hiring process have been washed away…just use data and stuff


  4. DC Weez

    Analytics my ass! What would analytics have said about Stetson Bennett coming out of high school?

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  5. PeachPit

    The unfunny part of this conversation is that 247 mentioned Monken as a potential candidate. I read someone say to back.up the Brinks truck to his front door. Now may be the time.


    • Call me crazy, but I honestly don’t see him as a great college football head coach – and it all comes down to recruiting. I’m not saying he’s a bad recruiter, but I’ve never gotten the sense that he eats, sleeps, and breathes it like Kirby does. If you ranked our coaching staff in order of best recruiters, my guess is Monken would be at the very bottom.

      Yes he can hire good recruiters, but the laser focus has to come from the head coach. And honestly, I think Monken knows and would agree with all that. I worry more about losing him to the NFL than to another college.


  6. There are some important data and analytics factors out there. How big, strong, fast is the kid? That’s data. How well does the kid move? How much flex does the kid have in his ankles? How much twitch in his hips? That’s analytics.

    But at the end of the day, kids don’t want to follow Skolnick through the gates of hell, and this team is literally the Sun Devils.

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  7. ASU AD watches Moneyball late night and thinks he has an idea.