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@BFeldmanESPN Was told by someone at convention that #Michigan OC Calvin Magee is interviewing for USF hc job. 33
Not surprising if true. It is better for his career development if not just to solidify his stature with Michigan. He probably should interview. I am also not particularly worried about it based on what has been said of his long-term relationship with Coach Rod. I would bet that Coach would encourage him to take the interview. If nothing else, it would make it easier for him to make the case with admin that Magee deserves increased compensation.
USF imposing their own "Rooney Rule" and making sure to interview a minority candidate.
Calvin could definitely have success there, but I hope he stays here. He's a huge part of our program here. His title is not just "Offensive Coordinator", he is also the Assistant Head Coach. That is not a title you hear very often and it speaks volumes as to his importance to our program.
Stay, Calvin! Please.
Look, if Magee gets the job, it speaks well of RichRod. I hate to lose him, but that is the name of the game.
I know coordinators and position coaches come and go, but Michigan is in bad need of some consistency. 2010 will be one of the most crucial years in our program's history. The offense clearly made some strides in 2009. I'm concerned that a change of OC would set us back. Again.
would he be next in line for Michigan OC position if Magee lands this job?
Yes. Honestly, I wouldn't be too upset if Magee leaves. Rich Rod calls/overlooks most of the plays anyway. He gets the final say on what Magee chooses to call and either goes with it or overrides it.
There's the Rooney rule in the NFL, but I'm not sure that that's a rule in college.
There's no Rooney Rule in college, but the NCAA encourages minority hiring.
I would not be too disappointed if Magee left. I mean, those types of things are to be expected.
I do think Rod Smith would probably take over the OC position if Magee went to USF. The biggest thing I'd be worried about is if Magee took Dews, Frey, or Tall with him. Not only are they good coaches, but they're good recruiters, too.
Taking Dews would be pretty random. Dews did his post-grad work at WVU as RR was arriving, as I recall, and has no connections to USF like Frey and Rod Smith do.
And Tall is loyal to RR. Been with him since 2002.
Dews and Frey are good recruiters? between them they have exactly ZERO guys committed (of 8 targets). The guy we don't want to lose(for recruiting reasons) is rod smith.His commits for this year are gardner,miller,m.robinson,a.white,and Ash. He's about the only good recruiter we have,besides RR. I think they are both good coaches but recruiting?, they are AWFUL.
they did their best! THEY TRIED! i don't see YOU out their recruiting. at least they had the CAJONES to step up, try and FAIL. but you're sitting here on the sideline criticizing while they at least manned up, looked at themselves in the mirror and said 'I'M GOIN FOR IT!'
Dews has recruited:
He's also the main contact for Dillon Baxter.
And that's just off the top of my head.
Oh, and your "only good recruiter we have, besides RR" comment:
All of the above were Tony Gibson recruits.
Leavitt just lawyered up and wants to be reinstated. Now we all know in the end he won't be but he could hold USF up in litigation long enough that candidates might not want to stick around to find out.
Sounds like USF is going to hire back Leavitt. What the hell.
@TomDienhart hot rumor at the convention: South Florida will re-hire Jim Leavitt. Sounds crazy. Stay tuned.
Everyone needs to do these things to prepare themselves for the next step. Also, he may have a legit shot at it based on his ties.
However, there are a lot of HC names being thrown around. Leavitt pulled that program up, but couldn't get over the hump. I doubt they want to risk going backwards while a new guy (i.e. previously not already HC) cuts his teeth.
Leavitt did, indeed, lawyer up and ask for his job back. Also, the player who started it all has lawyered up, too, hiring Tampa's most high-profile lawyer.
As for Magee, I would be happy for him getting a head coaching job, but I think it is too unstable down here right now. Leavitt's stated reason is that he "loves his players," and he was very powerful and convincing on the podium.
I am wondering if there aren't a lot of players who plan on hitting the road when it becomes obvious that Leavitt isn't getting his job back. The worst-case scenario is for Leavitt to still be suing and another coach trying to both recruit and keep the current players there.
If Magee already had a head coaching resume, it would be worth the risk. Since he doesn't, this job could be a career-killer if he isn't careful. Also, since the playing field still isn't level for minority coaches in the NCAA, Magee could suffer even worse consequences by failing in this job than a Caucasian assistant coach failing in his first head coaching job would.
I would rather see Magee have an opportunity to take over a program in the MAC first. Coaching in the MAC worked out pretty well for some guys named Schembechler, Meyer, and Kelly, to name a few.
Does anyone else think that it would make USF look even worse if they hired Levitt back?
I'll be really, really surprised if he ends up back w/ USF. An institution like that can't make a decision of the magnitude of their decision to fire Levitt and then go back on it. A court also won't likely get him his job back. Courts rarely make people stay in a business relationship when one of them wants out.
If I were Calvin Magee I wouldn't want to jump into the middle of that mess.
I agree with you jsquigg, I would rather be somewhere that I know what to expect other then somewhere with apperent problems like USF
How tall is Magee and why would the NCAA have a Mickey Rooney Rule.
I know it's a joke, but Magee is 6'3". He's a big dude. He played tight end in the NFL back in the old days.