Rittenberg RT Hawkeye Insider.
Just thought it was interesting, given UM ties and Big 10 relevance
I wonder if they'll go after Rich Progresso?
He has been immortalized by Andy
Maybe Chunky D will step in...
Greg Davis craters their offense and they fire the one guy with a history of success on that staff whose position group isn't a tire fire?
Problem solved I guess. I'm sure it was Keenan Davis and Kevonte Martin-Manley and C.J. Fiedorowicz not taking the next step that hampered the offense, not losing every RB to a wrathful god and never throwing beyond the 1st down marker.
Seriously, they threw to the WRs twice the game they played us. Not so sure you will be getting those top WR recruits to work with.
Was he fired or did he just leave? I thought he seemed to be doing a really nice job with their wideouts.
It has the potential to affect recruiting - http://iowa.scout.com/2/1254552.html
According to Damond Powell, an Iowa commit, it was Erik Campbell that drew him to Iowa in the first place and he was told (presumably very recently) that Campbell was no longer the WR coach. Further, BHGP reports that Brian Ferentz will be taking the reins as the WR coach at Iowa now.
Not much else out there right now.
So Kirk is the head coach, his brother is going to be the new WR coach, and his son is a starter? Nepotism, anyone? (Disclaimer: I'm sure they're both well-qualified for the positions.)
Brian Ferentz is Kirk's son. He was an OL for Iowa in the mid-2000's and coached with the Patriots from 2008-11 (including TE in 2011). Last year was his first year on Iowa's staff as OL coach. Going from OL to WR coach is a little odd but he did seem to do a good job with Hernandez and Gronkowski as pass catchers.
Ferentz is a pretty good coach, but it sure seems like he's doing his best to get fired. They're going to suck as long as Davis is their OC.
According to Sam Webb Campbell was the first to be offered the WR coaching job by Hoke, but decided to stay at Iowa. He's a good coach, a Michigan man, and a great recruiter.
He played four years for Bo and then coached at Michigan for 13 years (1995 - 2007). He also set an NCAA record by coaching a 1,000-yard receiver for eight consecutive years from 1998 to 2005. Was let go by RR (big mistake) so you can understand the loyalty to Ferentz who gave him a job when his alma mater cut him loose.
If that's not a Michigan Man then who is?
Same shit, different day. A coach turns down a chance to move out of loyalty to his current employer, only to have it shoved up his ass in a year or two when the coach's son is ready for a promotion. I wonder if Hoke can still find a place for him?
If he doesn't get picked up by a staff in the next few weeks, I hope we can squeeze some room on the staff for him.
I don't know if there's an opening for him on the staff, but I'd love to see Brady bring Soup Campbell back to Michigan somehow. He'd be a great asset. Besides, he bleeds the Maize and Blue.
His only regret is that he never made it to a big bowl.
I believe he holds the record for coaching a 1,000 yard receiver in consecutive years. I understand that Hecklinski has done a good job but I would love to see Campbell come back.
I don't want to create a thread for this since I only received the teaser headline but apparently Reuben Foster is interested in Michigan per Scout.
Hecklinski talks to HS coaches about recruiting, gets cut off by Dantonio, idly sits there.
Campbell talks to HS coaches about recruiting, gets cut off by Dantonio, opens up a can.
Campbell 1, Hecklinski 0
Anyone know if there is room on the staff for him?
Someone would have to leave.
We could try getting him some kind of desk job, where he could report to a coach, but not actually work with the players I guess.
If someone on Michigan's staff had been fired or took another job, I feel like you would have seen something about it here.
Wait, what about Reuben Foster? And a 4-star WR?
We should hire him as our new OC.
I'm sure he'd love to come back and eat some soup off the top of Gallon's head.
But how much soup?
Looking up the wikipedia on Erik Campbell, he has coached running backs, WR's, and punt returners. Looking at the present list, Michigan has the maximum allowed amount of Assistant coaches (9) with two graduate assistants. The coach most likely to move on I would guess is Fred. I did not remember that Lloyd Carr had named Erik Camppbell as the Assistant Head Coach. Maybe he was one of the guys potentially being groomed for HC, or is that a way to give a guy a raise?
What is interesting now, since it seems he's leaving Iowa (whether on his own or not) is this article from the Daily Iowan, discussing not if he should stay or not, but whether he should become the OC or stay the WR coach. Point/counterpoint: Should Erik Campbell be named Iowa's offensive coordinator?
Campbell was hired the same time as Hoke, by Moeller in 1995; Moeller adds Campbell, Hoke to Fill Vacancies on Football Staff
From that Michigan Daily article, it's clear that the phrase Tremendous did not start with Hoke;
In adding Erik and Brady to our staff, Michigan is getting two tremendous coaches - Gary Moeller, Michigan Football Coach
Oh, it definitely didn't originate with Hoke. It was Carr's go-to adjective throughout his tenure.
After the performance of our RBs since Chris Perry, does anyone think it may be time for Coach Fred Jackson to step down?
Personally, I think there is a direct correlation between our RB performance and Denard Robinson, however, we haven't had a ton to work with.
Jeremy is a senior next year...I wouldn't be mad if Coach Jack got a year to see JJ out and then rode off into the sunset after a GREAT career at Michigan.
I would LOVE to see Coach Mike Hart or Coach Tyrone Wheatley here in 2014.
You seem to forget Denard ran for over 1,000 yards this year and gashed a good SC run defense for over 100. You cant just blame the O line, this was on the backs too.
How could I forget about him when I mentioned that exact person to replace him?
That made no sense.
All I'm saying is we had a string of not good, but GREAT backs. But that left when Carr left. That was 5 years ago now. Maybe his time has passed.
What running backs are you talking about? The leading running back rushers since he's been gone have been Mike Hart, Brandon Minor, Vincent Smith, and Fitzgerald Toussaint.
Hart was very good.
Minor averaged 5.2 yards/carry and scored 9 touchdowns on just 103 carries in 2008.
Then he averaged 5.2 yards/carry and scored 8 touchdowns on just 96 carries in 2009.
Smith averaged 4.4 yards/carry and scored 5 touchdowns on 136 carries in 2010.
Toussaint averaged 5.6 yards/carry and scored 9 touchdowns on 187 carries in 2011.
Then he averaged 4.0 yards/carry and scored 5 touchdowns on 130 carries in 2012.
So in the 9 years since Perry left, there have been two poor seasons - 2010 and 2012. There weren't a ton of options in 2010, and while I wish someone else would have been given more of a chance, that might not have been Jackson's decision. Then in 2012, a lot of people - including me - have put quite a bit of blame on the offensive line. I don't remember that being the case in 2010, so it's not like we always try to pass blame on to someone besides Jackson.
But if a coach's bad stretch means he's still good in 7/9 seasons, then I'm not sure he deserves to be fired.
...I meant Hart.
I had a brain fart.
And again, I "blame" Denard (I say that very tongue and cheek, but obviously he's taken carries away from RBs) and OL more than I "blame" Jackson (I don't blame FJ at all...I just think his time is passing a little bit and it's time to get some fresh blood in here after next season).
If you blame the QB and OL for poor running back performance, then I don't see how there's any evidence that Fred Jackson is losing steam.
they need to find a place for him.
At EMU is the most likely spot. Get turned down at Iowa for OC and then witness the tire fire their offense has become - makes sense to leave.
A guy with over a decade of experience as an assistant at a Big Ten school is not likely to take that same position at a MAC school. He'll probably find another major-conference gig.
If he wants to get back in the A2 area...and wants that OC title...being the offensive coordinator at EMU wouldn't be a bad move.
Based on what I saw of them this past season, Iowa has no need for a receivers coach, so this is a logical move. Maybe they can bring in a second running back coach- one for pounding the ball hopelessly into the battered line and one to coach catching the 15 or 20 well-covered slow-developing passes into the flat per game.