Florida defensive coordinator Teryl Austin may become available because of the head coaching change there. He was an assistant here for three years under Carr and has solid NFL experience as well. A name to keep in mind once the major CC is decided.
New DC possibility
Wouldn't be bad hire at all, Florida played solid defense all year, it was the offense that was something else. I would llike to see Rex Ryan hired. Fine since Rex is unavailable I would like to see Randy Shannon , but I here Randy is suppose to be DC at UK.
We have an early score on that last post.....
Random stream of conscience: 1 Engligh language: 0
He's channeling his inner Joyce. It isn't bad English it's just above you.
/Stupid argument on why Ulysses isn't completely unintelligible.
Your response would have been more effective if you had used "consciousness" instead of "conscience".
in the middle of a bender that began Saturday night?
I doubt many of these "available" coaches right now will be available on January 3rd or 4th or whenever the final decision gets made.
Yet another downfall of this ridiculous timeline. I hate to say it but if RR is kept and there is a new DC who is less than top notch DB bears some of this blame.
Nothing wrong with your selection but if we're raiding the Florida defensive coaching assistants I'd rather take Chuck Heater. He and Austin shared the DC duties and he's a former Michigan football player.
Loved him as a player and love that name....Chuck Heater.
Even better baseball name...
We've read all the names.
We've heard all of the talk.
We need a DC who will bring this fanbase together.
I have that man.
His name is Scott Steiner.
Behold! A Michigan Man.
If this is how he behaves behind enemy lines, imagine how he'll be on game day.
Any man with that kind of attitude who comes with his own cheerleaders could not fail!
to give him a microphone before kickoff and have him taunt the opposing team for 10 minutes. If he takes a chair to the sweater vest.... BONUS....
I saw him in attendance at the UCONN game.
"See, when you were gettin picked up in your little yellow bus, taken to your vocational school, in piss-ant Georgia, I was at the University of Michigan gettin a higher education."-Scott Steiner
Everything I've heard and read about Muschamp indicates that he's the kind of guy who chews nails and craps fire, and I can't believe he won't want to put his own defensive people in place. That doesn't mean that he can't decide to retain either Heater or Austin, but it would seem to me to be a perfect time to approach either one. I would also opt for Heater, but the problem is that right now with RR's status in complete limbo, who can he persuade to come here?
There is no DC vacancy at the time. All jobs will be reviewed after the bowl game. What if GERG shuts down the mightly Bulldogs, then what?
"What if GERG shuts down the mightly Bulldogs, then what?"
He'll finally have something to say when he's interviewing for a job next year when asked what did he accomplish in two years at Michigan.
Debord decided to roll out an awesome passing attack Florida in Carr's last game as head coach. Got him the assistant OL coaching job with the seahawks. There's hope for Gerg yet.
when he was here. He replaced Bedford and the db play decline noticeably.He is a mediocre coach .
Compared to all other sec teams, Florida ranked 4th in scoring defense (21.1 ppg), 3rd in total defense (302.9 yds/g), 5th in rush defense (129.9 yds/g), 3rd in pass defense (173.0 yds/g), 3rd in pass efficiency, and 2nd in interceptions with 17 in 12 games. However, they only recorded 23 sacks, 7th amongst sec teams.
Whether or not this is due to Heater or Austin, I dont know. But I would take these avgs.
Also remember he had a shutdown corner with Janoris Jenkins, 2 great safeties Ahmad Black and Will Hill. Future stars at linebacker Jelani Jenkins and Bostic. Also that guy had the best player in high school last year in Ronald Powell, with other blue chippers Sharrif Floyd, Dominique Easley. He might be a good coordinator, but this sounds like a Ron English situation here.
So he had good players and a good defense...
...which means he wouldn't be a good coordinator.
That makes sense.
I ONLY WANT A COORDINATOR WHO CAN CREATE GREAT DEFENSES OUT OF CRIPPLES AND WALK-ONS!!!!
We should get whoever recruited the defensive players.
than our Greg Robinson situation here.
I'll take Ron English's defenses back any day. With that, let's go ahead and throw his name in the ring as the next DC.
lol Ron English
I'm going to keep pretending that didn't just happen.
Then please repost with a better answer.
...I was being sarcastic about English as DC
Yes and we are lacking in talent, and have a lot of young players playing, which poses the question would he be a good coordinator going from Florida's defensive talent to ours. Because yes, he was a good coordinator with many great players, while we have Martin and some promising ones.
Gator fans weren't very enthused about Austin, in fact many of them wanted him gone at the end of the year. Not sure if he would be such a great hire considering the talent he had to work with, albeit very young.
It looks like their defense feasted on bad offenses and gave up at least 30 to good offenses.
and can promise you Randy Shannon is not going to be the DC in Lexington. Head coach maybe but DC no
When he was at Michigan (1999-2002), Austin had a rep as a very good recruiter and a very poor position coach. He may be benefitting from a 2006 Ron English-type situation at Florida right now.
For all the negative talk about Teryl Austin as a position coach in this thread, he's been the defensive backs coach on two different Super Bowl teams. So he must be doing something right.
his resume reminds me a bit of GERGs.
Does he have a love for stuffed animals?! Didn't think so.
Maybe, maybe not. How much technique is involved in positional coaching at the NFL level? Probably less than in college.
Well one DC gone...Randy Shannon hired by Texas to become new DC.....I like Heater as well but not sure many are going to commit with the HC job still so up in the air...