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I know it won't be for awhile but for the sake of speculation what type of coach would like to see brought into FAU?  Personally, If it were possible I'd take a run at Tyrone Willingham.  After getting the shaft at ND and the failed experiment at Washington I don't think he'd have much leverage in demanding a huge contract.  Maybe with a new stadium and not huge pressure from boosters and the school Willingham would flourish at FAU and dominate the belt, in my dream world of course.  Any thoughts, ideas, opinions?
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Life after Howard....

I know it won't be for awhile but for the sake of speculation what type of coach would like to see brought into FAU?  Personally, If it were possible I'd take a run at Tyrone Willingham.  After getting the shaft at ND and the failed experiment at Washington I don't think he'd have much leverage in demanding a huge contract.  Maybe with a new stadium and not huge pressure from boosters and the school Willingham would flourish at FAU and dominate the belt, in my dream world of course.  Any thoughts, ideas, opinions?
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I know it won't be for awhile but for the sake of speculation what type of coach would like to see brought into FAU?  Personally, If it were possible I'd take a run at Tyrone Willingham.  After getting the shaft at ND and the failed experiment at Washington I don't think he'd have much leverage in demanding a huge contract.  Maybe with a new stadium and not huge pressure from boosters and the school Willingham would flourish at FAU and dominate the belt, in my dream world of course.  Any thoughts, ideas, opinions?

Ty Willingham would be nice, but are you paying his salary? lol. Howard make under a million dollars a year which for a coach with a national championship and a coach credited for building now 2 programs that's not very much.

My personal opinion, is why not go after one of the H.S. coaches from these top Florida schools. How much money can a H.S. coach make? He stays in state so doesn't have to move his family. Go for the head coach of St. Thomas offer him about $700k which should be more than he's making now and it should have a huge impact on recruiting because the new head coach has a connection to one of the top High Schools in Florida.

Even if you don't hire one of these guys as head coach why not hire one of them as coordinator and again some of these kids from his school may pass on UF, UM or FSU because their old coach is at FAU

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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I know it won't be for awhile but for the sake of speculation what type of coach would like to see brought into FAU?  Personally, If it were possible I'd take a run at Tyrone Willingham.  After getting the shaft at ND and the failed experiment at Washington I don't think he'd have much leverage in demanding a huge contract.  Maybe with a new stadium and not huge pressure from boosters and the school Willingham would flourish at FAU and dominate the belt, in my dream world of course.  Any thoughts, ideas, opinions?

Ty Willingham would be nice, but are you paying his salary? lol. Howard make under a million dollars a year which for a coach with a national championship and a coach credited for building now 2 programs that's not very much.

My personal opinion, is why not go after one of the H.S. coaches from these top Florida schools. How much money can a H.S. coach make? He stays in state so doesn't have to move his family. Go for the head coach of St. Thomas offer him about $700k which should be more than he's making now and it should have a huge impact on recruiting because the new head coach has a connection to one of the top High Schools in Florida.

Even if you don't hire one of these guys as head coach why not hire one of them as coordinator and again some of these kids from his school may pass on UF, UM or FSU because their old coach is at FAU

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Its not unreasonable to talk about FAU post HS, especially with FSU moving on.  Whats interesting about FAU compared to FSU, is that I believe FAU would never do the coach in waiting thing and the whole idea of it is like hanging a cloud over the current coach.  I personally do not think HS will be at FAU past 2011, but thats not saying I wouldn't want him there past then.

As for Willingham, the concept of getting a proven coach who is currently down on his luck is good.  It's worked for the basketball team several times, see Jarvis and Daugherty.  But Willingham doesn't seem to me like he would come to FAU, maybe if he had some tie to the school or location but as far as I know that doesn't exist. New stadium + not huge pressure + great recruiting base = good situation for any coach
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Its not unreasonable to talk about FAU post HS, especially with FSU moving on.  Whats interesting about FAU compared to FSU, is that I believe FAU would never do the coach in waiting thing and the whole idea of it is like hanging a cloud over the current coach.  I personally do not think HS will be at FAU past 2011, but thats not saying I wouldn't want him there past then.

As for Willingham, the concept of getting a proven coach who is currently down on his luck is good.  It's worked for the basketball team several times, see Jarvis and Daugherty.  But Willingham doesn't seem to me like he would come to FAU, maybe if he had some tie to the school or location but as far as I know that doesn't exist. New stadium + not huge pressure + great recruiting base = good situation for any coach
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Even if you don't hire one of these guys as head coach why not hire one of them as coordinator and again some of these kids from his school may pass on UF, UM or FSU because their old coach is at FAU

Yeah, a very strong defensive coach to take over DC.
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Jab979 said


Even if you don't hire one of these guys as head coach why not hire one of them as coordinator and again some of these kids from his school may pass on UF, UM or FSU because their old coach is at FAU

Yeah, a very strong defensive coach to take over DC.
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I don't think a high school coach is the way to go. Success with a high school program does not equal success at a college program. Just ask Dodge and North Texas.

Even though I don't think FAU will name a head coach in waiting, I think Howard hopes to groom an assistant for the head coaching job. My feeling right now is that it is not necessarily a good idea. I think once Howard leaves FAU should bring in a fresh staff.

I think a guy who has experience and who has been in the spotlight and maybe has not had a great deal of success for whatever reason, such Willingham or even Al Groh for example would make a good fit. Someone who has been at high level programs and who knows how to continue to develop the FAU program. There will be plenty of guys out there. It has to be the right fit. FAU doesn't want to hire someone for 3-4 years who has some success and leaves for greener pastures.

GO OWLS!!!


You can run kitties, but you can't hide!!!
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I don't think a high school coach is the way to go. Success with a high school program does not equal success at a college program. Just ask Dodge and North Texas.

Even though I don't think FAU will name a head coach in waiting, I think Howard hopes to groom an assistant for the head coaching job. My feeling right now is that it is not necessarily a good idea. I think once Howard leaves FAU should bring in a fresh staff.

I think a guy who has experience and who has been in the spotlight and maybe has not had a great deal of success for whatever reason, such Willingham or even Al Groh for example would make a good fit. Someone who has been at high level programs and who knows how to continue to develop the FAU program. There will be plenty of guys out there. It has to be the right fit. FAU doesn't want to hire someone for 3-4 years who has some success and leaves for greener pastures.

GO OWLS!!!


You can run kitties, but you can't hide!!!
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