Coach Drink Staff Thread

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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by The Rock » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:30 pm

AtlAppMan wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:19 pm
Woody bolted from Ga State for Michigan after just a few days
True. But, personally I think analyst position to analyst position isn't as harmful to the program as a coaching position.



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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by AppWyo » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:33 pm

They haven't cancelled the season yet, have they?



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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by The Rock » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:43 pm

The Rock wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:50 am
So final (probable) projected positions:
Coach Drink- HC/OC
Ken Dorsey- QB/RB
Junior AdamsPat Washington- WR
Shawn Clark- AHC/OL
Justin watts- TE
Erik Link- ST
Ted Roof- DC/OLB
DJ smith- ILB
Buddy Wyatt- DL
Charlie Harbison- CB
Greg Gasparto- Safeties

Great mix of young and familiar guys mixed with new yet really experienced guys. Excited for spring practice to start.
Just updating this

I assume there will be at least 1 more before its all said and done. (based off my current pessimism only)



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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by Yosef84 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:10 pm

The Rock wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:30 pm
AtlAppMan wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:19 pm
Woody bolted from Ga State for Michigan after just a few days
True. But, personally I think analyst position to analyst position isn't as harmful to the program as a coaching position.
I thought Woody was coaching LBs at GSU.

It's hard to criticize Coach Drink for not holding onto these coaches. Seems to me that the only thing he did "wrong" is to aim really high. When you "over" hire, the risk is they won't stay around long. The upside is that SOME WILL stay around. I think we'll get solid replacements and still wind up with an outstanding staff.



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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by MAD Doctor » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:13 pm

Just heard Drink interview on App State Mania and feel so much better about it. He’s already been talking to NFL and major college coaches and has a list of names for replacements. Rest easy App Nation and trust the visor.



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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by Apptrain » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:15 pm

Bets on how many more walk before coaching a lick? Curious. Is ECU, Troy, or others out there having this kind of turnover in their new staffs? As I said before, are we going after too big a fish? Does Drink need to look at smaller, yet quality, fish? The players have to be getting frustrated if we are.



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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by The Rock » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:21 pm

Yosef84 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:10 pm
The Rock wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:30 pm
AtlAppMan wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:19 pm
Woody bolted from Ga State for Michigan after just a few days
True. But, personally I think analyst position to analyst position isn't as harmful to the program as a coaching position.
I thought Woody was coaching LBs at GSU.

It's hard to criticize Coach Drink for not holding onto these coaches. Seems to me that the only thing he did "wrong" is to aim really high. When you "over" hire, the risk is they won't stay around long. The upside is that SOME WILL stay around. I think we'll get solid replacements and still wind up with an outstanding staff.
could be. I thought he was in an analyst role there but didn't really pay too much attention.

I'm sure ultimately we will have a good staff, it just feels deflated when comparing to what we thought we were getting.
Roof may be great, but there are a lot of concerns, and it seems his "glory days" may have passed. It almost seems that way with Pat Washington too, especially at the WR coaching position.
Link has the least "big time" experience of the outside staff, and in my opinion, is a little bit of dead weight due to coaching special teams only.
I am really excited about the experience Harbison brings, and hope we can keep him.
The rest of the staff are the coaches retained by Drink.
Its beginning to feel like we are in Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory and everyone is disappearing one by one...



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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by Rick83 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:03 pm

Losing these 3 coaches so quickly is definitely frustrating but in the long run won't matter one bit...we'll even forget they were here. Based on what we've seen so far we'll probably get a better crew anyway. We were upset when Stephon Brown was released and then we were doubly upset when Satt took our QB commit Conley and it turns out we ended up signing a QB who looks to be better than both of those guys. These major coaching staff changes are frequently a little messy.
The important thing is to just keep moving forward...I have total confidence in Drink.



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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by AtlAppMan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:28 pm

And for those who say we are shooting too high, here is a quote from a University of Miami site about Dorsey.

"Ken Dorsey joins the Bills after spending nearly six weeks as an offensive assistant with Appalachian State. Many Miami football fans were upset when the Hurricanes didn’t hire Dorsey. He would likely have left Coral Gables to join the Bills."

Would you same folks accuse U of M of "shooting too high" if they would have hired Dorsey and he left them? I don't like it, I wish he and the others would have given us at least one year but like it or not this is the world we live in now.

https://caneswarning.com/2019/02/02/mia ... alo-bills/



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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by AtlAppMan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:35 pm

BTW, Nate Woody was to coach ILB's at GSU.

"Coach Woody will also coach inside linebackers and Wood will coach cornerbacks for the Panthers this Fall. Both coaches are currently on the road recruiting for GSU."

https://247sports.com/college/georgia-s ... 127881873/



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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by hotrod2001 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:50 pm

Today I Give My All my ass...I remember the days you saw something through. These guys haven't even had a spring game and they're bolting. Way to show commitment guys..



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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by NavyApp » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:52 pm

......and the sky is falling again *Sighs* . It really never ends with you folks.


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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by The Rock » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:00 pm

I don’t think anyone thinks the sky is falling. Drink will get good people in place, but that doesn’t change the disappointment and frustration from the coaching carousel before we even had a practice.
My main disappointment is just from the excitement of what those guys brought, and never seeing the improvement and benefits of them being here.



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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by hapapp » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:06 pm

AtlAppMan wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:28 pm
And for those who say we are shooting too high, here is a quote from a University of Miami site about Dorsey.

"Ken Dorsey joins the Bills after spending nearly six weeks as an offensive assistant with Appalachian State. Many Miami football fans were upset when the Hurricanes didn’t hire Dorsey. He would likely have left Coral Gables to join the Bills."

I think it's the collective not a single individual that has departed. I have every confidence that Drink will find equally capable replacements. I was just jarred by a third departure.



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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by AtlAppMan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:14 pm

I don’t like it either
I wanted at least a year from these guys



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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by HighPointApp » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:25 pm

Y’all grab some tissues. Everything will be ok.
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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by Gonzo » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:14 pm

I just don’t understand how someone could be offended by this.



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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by HighPointApp » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:38 pm

Gonzo wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:14 pm
I just don’t understand how someone could be offended by this.
Because everyone is offended these days.


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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by appsfan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:02 pm

I guess this type of news just goes with the territory. It also continues this never ending thread as well...



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Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

Unread post by NoLongerLurking » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:21 pm

Who? Waht?



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