Not really earth-shattering news or anything, but an interesting change nonetheless.
gambling establishment etc
Not really earth-shattering news or anything, but an interesting change nonetheless.
Good grief! Did they really ask him about the friggin' headset thing again? C'mon.
Because that gives him a direct view of all the things that the defense is trying to do (in terms of how they are adjusting, lining up, what they're running in certain situations, etc). You get that on the sidelines to a degree, but it's much, much more difficult. I like the actual guy calling plays in that instance to see that.
So hopefully this is a result of two things: Nuss is very comfortable with his support staff who will be taking those responsibilities now (I'm guessing Heck and/or maybe Ferrigno will be in the box, along with a GA and probably an offensive support staff). And that he believes this will help the offense as a whole stay more even tempered throughout games (get up when good things happen, but not too high, and never get too down).
On defense I have less of a preference, think there are positives and negatives to both, and you go by personal feel and feel of your team (I think the things you're looking for as a DC are more easily transferred from the box to the field, and directly from the players when they come off the field, so that the benefits of the box aren't as significant as they are for an OC). So I've never had an issue with G Matt on the sideline.
I'll reinforce that I don't think the OC on the sideline is a huge issue either. There are plenty that do it. For all intents and purposes, Rich Rod was on the sideline, but had his OC, Magee, in the box. It's just my preference, and would be my preference as an OC or as a HC to have the OC in the box.
I hate to say this, but I like how Narduzzi does things. In the booth for the first 3 quarters, on the ground for the last quarter. By then you've seen their schemes and now it's time to be in the middel of the fight.
From my understanding, he pretty much always starts in the box, but he'll jump down to the field at anytime during the game (when his defense is off the field). I think it's just a going by feel thing. He trusts his defensive staff well enough to do that (they've been together for so long and trust so much in the scheme, that it's fairly easy to trust one another in that instance). Think it's another way to skin a cat, some would argue consistency is important, but I think it's just one of those things that has it's pros and cons and doens't really outweigh other ways of doing it.
You mean Michigan's next coach if this year doesn't go as planned?
No offense, but that is just dumb logic. The thing that kept us from being a good team last year was offense. If we don't improve this year it is because the offense didn't progress under the tutelage of Nuss. So the answer to that would be broom the HC but keep the OC who couldn't change the offense enough to make improvements? That just doesn't make any sense. If our offense looks good our record will be good and both will be back.
but without late drives by PSU and Nebraska we win both of those games and you certainly can't blame OSU on the O.
Because 41 pts agains osu, 40 against penn st, 2 td lead at half against Iowa wasn't enough. Also avg 32 pts per game isn't enough to win games.
But after watching the painful Penn State game again, the coaches flat-out blew that game. Yes, offense scored enough to win (also, the defensive TD gave us the spark) and that last drive by PSU was crazy, but when you're up a TD with three minutes left, are driving well, and decide to go in a shell and fuck yourself out of field goal range for no reason and are forced to punt rather than go up 10, it becomes rather difficult to blame anyone but the coaches.
Also, Iowa was a travesty, but we went an entire goddamn half without scoring. AT IOWA. AND one of those TDs was defensive. That game's on the offense.
Like you said, there are certainly advantages to being in the booth and advantages to being on the sideline. IMO, having a relatively young offense, it makes sense for him to be on the sideline this year.
This, I think, is a key point. And even though Gardner is a senior, this is his first season with Nuss as his coach. There's a sports radio host here in Oklahoma who was a college QB and he said his preference was to have either a QB coach or OC on the sideline during games to help settle him down and convey info during the game that was often far more effective face-to-face than over a headset.
Oh it's earth shattering. Just check our rival's message boards. This and headsets are of the greatest concern.
Sandwich Watch 2014: Will Brady eat on gameday?!
I could be wrong but in some recent Hoke pics he actually looked like he dropped a few lbs. Also, either way, I think he could bear hug the life out of Dantonio or Meyer, maybe both at the same time. I think that is pretty cool.
and you are talking about them on our board. It must be the off season.
We don't need no stinking headsets......
and a headset though?
Not at first. Wearing a headset has to be earned.
I like this. Al always seemed so far away when they would show him sitting up in the box. I don't care about the headset thing. On or off, guy behind Hoke telling him every call, etc. I just like the fact that Nuss will be on the field coaching.
I'd love to see the mgomeltdown.
I think it would be a reason to generally be upset. He'll have people telling him immediately if something is drastically off, and will rely on those people in the booth to be his eyes up there. So he should, in general, have a headset on while coaching on the sidelines (at least while calling plays, when his players come off he'll talk to them directly without a headset I'm sure).
But, if the whole staff went without headsets and went to some sort of smoke signal-esque communication system, I'd find that funny in an awful, awful way.
I would like to know if Nuss did his coaching from the booth at Bama. Not that it would really point out his preference......, it could be that he tried the sideline but kept tripping over Sabans ego
Not sure what he did at Washington though.
Nuss intimates that Saban's preference was for him to coach from the booth. However, he said that it was a transition he was comfortable making, the implication being he's been on the sideline on previous occasions.
Doug, usually offensive coordinators are in the booth and defensive coordinators are on the field. Is that Coach Saban's preference or yours? And is there an advantage or disadvantage to being in the booth rather than on the field?
"Well, you know, our structure that we have in place in our organization when I got here Coach McElwain had been up in the box, so it was an easy transition, and I'm very comfortable up there.
I've never been an OC, but it seems like it'd be hard to tell what's going on from field level (reading blitzes/coverages, watching your line's performance, etc). I always assumed it'd be much easier to do from the box with the "All-22" view. I'm not criticizing Nuss, he obviously knows more than I do, but I'm curious why he'd want to be on field level? Maybe so he can directly communicate with DG?
Heck will be in the box. Guy will be next OC
Experience being an offensive coordinator? I doubt it so I guess this is just conjecture and a useless exercise
Not that it really matters all that much in this case, it isn't changing anything.
And I'm not really sure what you're trying to argue to begin with? What's conjecture and a useless exercise? This is what Nuss is doing.
I'm with you on this one - I'd rather he be upstairs if given a choice but if he's getting solid, reliable info it doesnt really matter. I also think you touched on the "why" in your earlier post in this thread when you said this would give him a better read on the emotions and psyche of the team.
If you've got a team that isnt real sure of itself and needs encouragement you want to be shoulder to shoulder with them on the field. But my question is - isn't that what Brady was suppose to be doing? I thought that he was sort of the "Chief Encourgement Officer" on the team. Or is that just for the defense?
Makes me wonder.
I get the same feeling that Hoke spent more time in his comfort zone with the defense last season. Also comments around the fact that he thinks Gardner can also be in the leadership group with continued effort this year also is a bit telling from the article this was pulled from and a bit more confirmation that not everyone rallied around the QB last year.
I think having Nuss on the sidelines coaching Devin and keeping more leadership presence will be a good thing. As long as the team in the box and he are on the same wavelength, this might be a very good move especially with such a young team on the offensive side of the ball.
As a matter of fact, yes I do. I prefer coordinating offense from the box and defense from the sideline. Answer your question Snarky McSnarkovich?
"I prefer coordinating offense from the box and defense from the sideline."
I tried to type the same thing on my phone, but it ate my comment.
Try doing both at the same time. Let me tell ya, it makes phone problems seem like child's play.
lack of expertise didn't stop you from conjecturing that Nik wasn't "NBA ready' just a couple of months ago.
from behind the QB when I'm on my X-box.
have have him on the side line for his energy and ability to lift players up and also set them straight. I'm sure whoever they put in the box is capable enough of handling the job, otherwise why are they there!
Completely agree. I think his presense on the field will be a huge plus. He can motivate the players and set them straight if they're doing something he doesnt like. He can coach the coach's on what he wants them to look out for out of the box. Also, he can directly talk with Hoke.
It made sense for Borges to be in the box because on game days he called the plays but did no real coaching. This is OK, and not uncommon. But it's possible Nuss wants to be more hands on with his guys when they're not on the field, and that's OK too. He'll need to rely on another coach to relay info down to him from the booth, but he'll be able to correct that stuff face to face.
I agree. I think there is a greater value in being able to talk to and walk amongst the players in person.
He can coach from a freaking toilet stall on gameday, as long as 27-for-27 never happens again.
Yes but what if he wears a pink tu-tu?
If Nuss coaches from the sidelines and the offense works, that's good.
If Nuss coaches from the sidelines and the offense doesn't work, that's bad.
If Nuss coaches from the booth and the offense works, that's good.
If Nuss coaches from the booth and the offense doesn't work, that's bad.
So, sounds like there's a 50% chance that this is good news.
The booth contains potassium benzoate.
yeah, this news basically confirms that he's preparing to be a head coach. Michigan is a pit stop for him.