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DJ Smith - Outside LB Coach - Nick Cardwell - 10th Assistant

Unread post by lillycafe » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:50 am

Per footballscoop.com:

Appalachian State: Per source, DJ Smith will coach the outside linebackers, Greg Gasparato (who was previously announced as a defensive assistant) will coach the safeties, and Nick Cardwell is joining the staff as the 10th assistant. Cardwell previously worked



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Re: DJ Smith - Outside LB Coach - Nick Cardwell - 10th Assistant

Unread post by firemoose » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:58 am

Well...I guess they finally finished the HR process....



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Re: DJ Smith - Outside LB Coach - Nick Cardwell - 10th Assistant

Unread post by Rick83 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:22 pm

I love it when we hire our own and either launch or help them along with their coaching careers. Is this common at other schools?



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Re: DJ Smith - Outside LB Coach - Nick Cardwell - 10th Assistant

Unread post by scatman77 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:24 pm

Nick previously worked at North Greenville University. I spoke with him just recently when he came by York HS. We had a good remembrance when I reminded him of the end of the Richmond game!


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Re: DJ Smith - Outside LB Coach - Nick Cardwell - 10th Assistant

Unread post by NattyBumppo'sRevenge » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:47 pm

DJ Smith is one of my all time favorites, that is awesome that he is a coach here now.



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Re: DJ Smith - Outside LB Coach - Nick Cardwell - 10th Assistant

Unread post by lillycafe » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:50 pm

Just looking at the number of times I have posted on MMB...51 times in 5 1/2 years!!



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Re: DJ Smith - Outside LB Coach - Nick Cardwell - 10th Assistant

Unread post by asucrutch23 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:24 pm

lillycafe wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:50 pm
Just looking at the number of times I have posted on MMB...51 times in 5 1/2 years!!
Well that seems like a very fitting number for this thread!

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Re: DJ Smith - Outside LB Coach - Nick Cardwell - 10th Assistant

Unread post by t4pizza » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:21 pm

While I do like bringing in outsiders for fresh perspective at times, I am really happy about these 2 hires. DJ coaching linebackers at App State just seems a natural fit.



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Re: DJ Smith - Outside LB Coach - Nick Cardwell - 10th Assistant

Unread post by Saint3333 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:38 pm

DJ was always regarded as a cerebral player, wouldn't shock me to see him move up the coaching ranks quickly.



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Re: DJ Smith - Outside LB Coach - Nick Cardwell - 10th Assistant

Unread post by appbanker » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:40 pm

Has DJ been coaching since his professional career ended?



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Re: DJ Smith - Outside LB Coach - Nick Cardwell - 10th Assistant

Unread post by The Rock » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:10 pm

What is Cardwell’s coaching role?



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Re: DJ Smith - Outside LB Coach - Nick Cardwell - 10th Assistant

Unread post by AppSt94 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:31 pm

Cardwell will probably focus on TEs and help out with either special teams or the passing game. Just a guess.



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Re: DJ Smith - Outside LB Coach - Nick Cardwell - 10th Assistant

Unread post by Appstate88 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:49 pm

Glad the coaches are set before we start spring ball. Did The Packers use the 3-4 defense as their base defense when DJ was drafted?



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Re: DJ Smith - Outside LB Coach - Nick Cardwell - 10th Assistant

Unread post by AppSt94 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:13 pm

Appstate88 wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:49 pm
Glad the coaches are set before we start spring ball. Did The Packers use the 3-4 defense as their base defense when DJ was drafted?
Wasn’t it a Don Capers defense. I believe he teaches a 3-4.



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Re: DJ Smith - Outside LB Coach - Nick Cardwell - 10th Assistant

Unread post by ukappfan » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:03 pm

The Packers do run a 3-4, or they did under Capers they have a new defense coach so we shall see if it stays 3-4



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Re: DJ Smith - Outside LB Coach - Nick Cardwell - 10th Assistant

Unread post by NewApp » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:19 am

Rick83 wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:22 pm
I love it when we hire our own and either launch or help them along with their coaching careers. Is this common at other schools?
Rod Broadway played at UNC-Chapel Hell, then coached there before moving on to Duke and others.



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