A source tells @coachingsearch that Alabama offensive GA John Van Dam is heading to Michigan as the offensive quality control assistant.— Pete Roussel (@coachingsearch) January 21, 2014
Nuss bringing over one of his GAs from Alabama
My first thought was, "Huh... I wonder if he's Bradlee Van Pelt's Brother." Night Audit will take some getting used to.
This is fantastic news. What this means is that we are getting a young, family oriented (from his twitter), forward thinking, and tech savvy individual to serve as a 24/7 extra pair of strategic eyes for the staff, looking out for any possible advantage we could be missing out on. Also, he's a former walk on quarterback at a D1 school, not to mention his job as a GA under Coach Nuss at Bama... should be a knowledgeable fella well suited to doing the type of analytics necessary for peak competition in the modern era.
Often, quality control coaches are heavily involved in scouting other teams' film weeks in advance, preparing the scout team, and also self scouting to reduce weakness and predictability. This is a great pickup!
Welcome aboard John! Go Blue!
Last I heard about quality control coaches were from the Rich Rod era. IIRC, they were the ones overseeing summer practice sessions that got us in trouble with the NCAA with number of coaches that can attend summer events... or something to that effect.
Haven't heard about them in the Hoke era, but I imagine there were some in place.
they helped players stretch which turned them into countable hours. If they wouldn't have helped those hours wouldn't have been counted and we wouldn't have exceeded the maximum hours allowed.
The current listing from coaches on down through administrative support is here - LINK
There isn't anyone specifically listed as a QC person right now, although we do have four football analysts and a separate video coordinator, so I wonder if the duties were dispersed among different personnel. I would imagine that some of this fell on the grad assistants too, but I could be wrong there. In any case, I like the idea of having someone specifically devoted to this.
since we reduced their ranks to three for the 2010 season as part of our self-imposed penalties. One thing you can be sure of, Michigan football always has the maximum number of coaches permitted by the NCAA.
I heard that having a Quality Control Coach on staff will cure the Blind and the Deaf as well as solving World Hunger.
Blindness, Deafness, and World Hunger? I don't know. But what about 27 for 27?
Much harder to cure that.
But, did you know that he can get Hoke to wear a headset?
Who's our recruiting cordinator currently?
it's Chris Singletary
I thought it was Hecklinkski.
Director of Player Personnel
"Former Wolverine linebacker Chris Singletary is in his sixth season as the recruiting coordinator with the Michigan football program. He handles all of the team's recruiting efforts, both on-campus and out in the community."
Awesome. Loved him in Bloodsport.
+1 Dim Mak
I dont' have time for some piddly little 3 star QC guy. He needs to get in and contribute early and not spend a couple years "Filling Out" or "Learning the Ropes". Better have at least 4 stars.
But if a QC guy isn't a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, then it's nothing but a fancy title.
that reminds me why I'm addicted to mgoblog. Thank you sir.
Didn't know what a Quality Control Coach does? Well now you do...
the QCC doesn't really do much coaching at all. They spend all day multitasking, breaking down film up to five weeks in advance and analyzing data. They work all hours, in hotel lobbies, on airplanes and at their team's headquarters producing reports for their Head Coach. They do get to do some coaching though. The QC coaches often run the "Scout" team in practices. From their extensive film work and breaking down plays, the QCC can be a great help preparing their team because they know the tendencies of their opponents. They make sure the Scout teams give the starters an accurate look at what they'll face on Sunday in practice during game weeks.
Nuk su Khoa (knock sue cow)!
Welcome to the Maize and Blue, Mr. Van Dam!!
Nok soo kow.
From the definition below of what a QCC does, it seems pretty clear that we didn't have one of those.
Now that we have Jean-Claude Van Dam we should have the toughest team in the B1G!!!
I'm sure we were not 1 coach down.
QC doesn't count towards the limit, so no one unless it's a GA.
I went to MSU and my roommate always went as John Van Damn for Halloween. He wore an MSU practice jersey and walked around with a clipboard and a water bottle full of vodka.
Wait...you're not THE Mercury Hayes??? WTF??? Childhood AND adult dreams now smashed.
...not to tape a towl into the shape of a football, right? Because that is one of the worst things you can do.
We can use all the help we can get to turn it around.
on the number of lives that were ruined as a result of using a towel that way.
Wouldn't mind if Nuss brought as many people as he could from Tuscaloosa, including players and recruits
And, um, some cheerleaders too.
Good get. Luther Van Dam was a solid defensive coordinator for the Minnesota State Screaming Eagles in the early 90s. I wonder if Dauber is the next hire...
Please tell me he's related to Rob from Battle Creek.
Would be a five star splash.
I find this hard to believe
Really? Did you watch the offense the past few seasons?
Cue the phony teeth-gnashing from Drew Sharp and Terry Foster about how Michigan is loading up on coaches with MSU ties in an effort to replicate MSU's success.
He grew up in the east lansing area so he has good michigan ties too.
Are what a football team needs to survive into the future.
We seem missle locked on Michigan Men just to keep the fanbase quiet and so the more talented young men who spend time in Ann Arbor the better in my thinking. They might be the one calling all the shots someday.
That said, talented people always have a place in an organization. Obviously one of the biggest issues is accruing talent on the player side of the ball. I'd postulate its equally as hard to gather it up to similar levels on the coaching side of the ball although money always helps with the latter...