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Assistant Coaches Carl Pelini Could Hire

This all just my speculation but now that we know who the head coach is going to be, maybe we can start looking at assistant coaches that he will bring in. I listed some guys that I found had ties with Pelini, maybe we can keep this a running thread.

Turner Gill Former Kansas Head Coach- I know most people are saying this has to be a joke, but the fact is Pelini is a defensive minded coach and will need someone to run his offense. Gill was recently dismissed from Kansas after he went 5-19 in two seasons. Before Kansas, he was the head coach at Buffalo and also spent 14-years as an assistant at Nebraska. Gill and Pelini coached together at Nebraska in 2003.

Recruiting ties: He pulled three kids out of the state of Florida while at Kansas and nit-picked the area with Buffalo. Also prominent in the Midwest, Kansas to Texas.

Ross Els Nebraska Linebacker Coach- Coached the Huskers linebackers for one season under Peliniís defense, producing the Big 10 Conferenceís Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year in Lavonte David. Before his stint with Nebraska, Els coached with Pelini at the University of Ohio and was also the defensive coordinator at New Mexico State.

Recruiting ties: The Eastern seaboard, Washington, D.C. to Pennsylvania.

Ted Gilmore USC Wide Receivers Coach- Gilmore worked at Nebraska under Bo Pelini as the wide receivers coach for three seasons before a decision was made to overhaul the offensive staff. Gilmore landed on his feat at USC and found instant success. Two of his wide receivers, one a true freshman, combined for over 2,400-yards and 26 TDs. Gilmore is a long shot to land on this staff, but in all of years of coaching he hasnít been given the opportunity told hold the title of offensive coordinator.

Recruiting ties: Landed a receiver from the Central Florida area while with Nebraska and targeted a few others. Has been seen across the nation in Colorado, Arizona, California and Kansas.

Dwayne Dixon Ohio Wide Receivers Coach- a University of Florida graduate, Dixon played for the Gators for three seasons before a brief NFL stint. After hanging up the pads, he joined Steve Spurrierís staff as the wide receivers coach and held the position for 10-years. Following that, Dixon coached at NC State before landing at Ohio in 2007. Dixon coached with Pelini for one year in Athens. Some Gator fans wanted Dixon to come back and coach receivers on Will Muschampís new staff.

Recruiting ties: Florida.† Dixon has tons of ties to the state. At NC State he landed five players from the sunshine state in one season and also brought in All-American linebacker Nate Irving. While at Ohio he has kept the connection strong and already has helped the Bobcats land a duo of 3-star players from the Tampa area.

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Because of the peanut offers we have after HC, the Gillmore and Gil chances are slim to none with slim already on the way out of town.

Gilmore was making $130K at NU before heading west to USC. Sure he only went up from there…

Otherwise they make complete sense in theory!
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Rick said

Because of the peanut offers we have after HC, the Gillmore and Gil chances are slim to none with slim already on the way out of town.

Gilmore was making $130K at NU before heading west to USC. Sure he only went up from there…

Otherwise they make complete sense in theory!


Dunno, heard Mary Jane opened up the piggy bank to increase salaries for assistants…..we'll see.

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Rick said

Because of the peanut offers we have after HC, the Gillmore and Gil chances are slim to none with slim already on the way out of town.

Gilmore was making $130K at NU before heading west to USC. Sure he only went up from there…

Otherwise they make complete sense in theory!


Gill will also be making $3 mill from his buyout over the next few years. It's pretty common for coaches like him to join other program's staffs after they have been fired.

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FAU said

Rick said

Because of the peanut offers we have after HC, the Gillmore and Gil chances are slim to none with slim already on the way out of town.

Gilmore was making $130K at NU before heading west to USC. Sure he only went up from there…

Otherwise they make complete sense in theory!


Gill will also be making $3 mill from his buyout over the next few years. It's pretty common for coaches like him to join other program's staffs after they have been fired.

Please provide examples of fired head coaches taking an OC/DC or any other assistant position after they were terminated in recent history?

I would argue your example is more for the pro game than college.
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SigEp77 said

FAU said

Rick said

Because of the peanut offers we have after HC, the Gillmore and Gil chances are slim to none with slim already on the way out of town.

Gilmore was making $130K at NU before heading west to USC. Sure he only went up from there…

Otherwise they make complete sense in theory!


Gill will also be making $3 mill from his buyout over the next few years. It's pretty common for coaches like him to join other program's staffs after they have been fired.

Please provide examples of fired head coaches taking an OC/DC or any other assistant position after they were terminated in recent history?

I would argue your example is more for the pro game than college.

Charlie Weiss? Fired from Notre Dame, hired as a coordinator at UF

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Jab979 said

SigEp77 said

FAU said

Rick said

Because of the peanut offers we have after HC, the Gillmore and Gil chances are slim to none with slim already on the way out of town.

Gilmore was making $130K at NU before heading west to USC. Sure he only went up from there…

Otherwise they make complete sense in theory!


Gill will also be making $3 mill from his buyout over the next few years. It's pretty common for coaches like him to join other program's staffs after they have been fired.

Please provide examples of fired head coaches taking an OC/DC or any other assistant position after they were terminated in recent history?

I would argue your example is more for the pro game than college.

Charlie Weiss? Fired from Notre Dame, hired as a coordinator at UF

Weis went to the KC Chiefs as OC before going back to college and UF.
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Mike Sherman was dismissed from Texas A&M.
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dad25kids said

Jab979 said

SigEp77 said

FAU said

Rick said

Because of the peanut offers we have after HC, the Gillmore and Gil chances are slim to none with slim already on the way out of town.

Gilmore was making $130K at NU before heading west to USC. Sure he only went up from there…

Otherwise they make complete sense in theory!


Gill will also be making $3 mill from his buyout over the next few years. It's pretty common for coaches like him to join other program's staffs after they have been fired.

Please provide examples of fired head coaches taking an OC/DC or any other assistant position after they were terminated in recent history?

I would argue your example is more for the pro game than college.

Charlie Weiss? Fired from Notre Dame, hired as a coordinator at UF

Weis went to the KC Chiefs as OC before going back to college and UF.

Exactly.† Weiss went, IMO, lateral from ND to the Chiefs.†
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SigEp77 said

FAU said

Rick said

Because of the peanut offers we have after HC, the Gillmore and Gil chances are slim to none with slim already on the way out of town.

Gilmore was making $130K at NU before heading west to USC. Sure he only went up from there…

Otherwise they make complete sense in theory!


Gill will also be making $3 mill from his buyout over the next few years. It's pretty common for coaches like him to join other program's staffs after they have been fired.

Please provide examples of fired head coaches taking an OC/DC or any other assistant position after they were terminated in recent history?

I would argue your example is more for the pro game than college.

From the 2010 firings…

Doug Martin-Kent State Head Coach, now offensive coordinator at New Mexico State.
Rickey Bustle- Louisiana-Lafayette Head Coach, now Tulane QB coach.
Todd Dodge- North Texas Head Coach, now Pittsburgh QB coach.
Robbie Caldwell- Vanderbilt Head Coach, now Clemson OL coach.
Tim Brewster- Minnesota Head Coach, now rumored to be taking a coordinator position at either Ohio State or Arizona.

From the 2009 firings…

J.D. Brookhart- Akron Head Coach, now passing game coordinator/ TE coach/ ST coach at Colorado.
Steve Kragthorpe- Louisville Head Coach, was LSU offensive coordinator but stepped down to QB coach for health reasons.
Mark Snyder- Marshall Head Coach, now defensive coordinator for USF.
Tommy West- Memphis Head Coach, now UAB defensive coordinator
Charlie Weis- Notre Dame Head Coach, moved to the Kansas City Chiefs but now is Florida's offensive coordinator.
Mike Sanford- UNLV Head Coach, took the Louisville offensive coordinator position, recently terminated.
Al Groh- Virginia Head Coach, now Georgia Tech's defensive coordinator.
David Elson- Western Kentucky Head Coach, was defensive coach at Indiana in 2010.

From the 2008 firings…

Rocky Long- New Mexico Head Coach, took a DC job at San Diego State and is now the head coach there.
Jeff Genyk- Eastern Michigan Head Coach, now the tight end and ST coach at California.
Ron Prince- Kansas State Head Coach, was the ST coach at Virginia for a season before taking a job with the Colts.
Shane Montgomery- Miami (OH) Head Coach, spent the following season as Akron's offensive coordinator.
Brent Guy- Utah State Head Coach, since his firing has been the linebacker coach at Louisville, UNLV and Tulsa


So, yeah I would say it's pretty 'common'

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