Sideline reporter and 97.1 personality Doug Karsch said on air today that he's hearing Vance Bedford as the likely new DC. Karsch stayed pretty level-headed through the coaching search... Any other buzz out there on Bedford?
He'd be a good get. He coached Charles Woodson...nuff said. He's was at Florida as a DB coach, then went with Charlie Strong to Louisville as a DC. I think he'd make a good DC and DB coach. I was hoping for him or Teryl Austin.
Not really at you, but damn, I could have coached Charles Woodson. Wayne Fontes coached Barry Sanders, where would Barry have been without Wayno.
All BS aside I hope we get Bedford.
Schwartz has them going in a good direction tho, le't hope that WC Ford doesn't fuck it up.
should buy the pictures Matt Millen had that allowed him to stay employed so long.
Wayne Fontes unleashed Barry Sanders.
You would have to give most of the credit to Charles!
Great coach and he can recruit
but how does anyone know Vance Bedford is a good coach and more importantly, a good DC? It is all wishful thinking since we can only look at one year of being a DC to judge.
He was DC for Oklahoma St. in 05-06 IIRC.
It's likely that even with the elevated monetary packages that M will offer it's coaches, we wouldn't offer enough to get him. That has been the word on the street.
If Randy Shannon is sitting out there on January 14, that's likely a sign that he doesn't plan to coach next season.
Assumed it would be him or Austin.
I also would like Teryl Austin. Vance Beford would be a good get as well, but Im hoping for Austin. Either one of those guys would be a good hire, imo. Randy Shannon would be my ultimate choice, but doubt thatd happen.
With ties to florida hopefully he could fill that recruiting void. Of course Shannon is a better candidate for that (as well as DC)
I WANT A D COORDINATOR NOW! I wish they would make announcement soon so whoever it is can start helping with recruiting!
He basically turned down Florida last year due to his loyalty to Strong at Louisville. Good Midwest and probably Florida recruiting roots.
And with a defensive-minded HC, you want a DC on the same page with the HC. While some may clamor for Shannon, I think that Hoke and Shannon would almost be TOO much personality on D.
Vance would be my choice right now.
So how much does his loyalty to Strong at Louisville hurt our chances?
If this is true I might have to get out my o face.
I have heard this also. I believe it will be either
1.) Teryl Austin
2.) Vance Bedford
The names are not in any specific order?! Will wehear announcement today? Meeting of coaches is set for saturday!
I hope its soon. Dallas Crawford is wondering as much as we are.
Full Name: Vance JUANO Bedford
Teryl Austin would be good. He was thought to be the favorite for the Texas DC job; not sure what happened with that.
Bedford would be good also; having a Florida offer makes him at least a high 3-star.
Mattison is old. I don't know if I'm really into him. He has as good of a job as you can have as a defensive coach though. DC of the Ravens is impressive - clearly his connection to Jack Harbaugh helped him get that. Don't know how he'd recruit.
From that list, I'll take whoever we can get. They all possess good qualifications and would be a good fit on this staff.
I'm excited to see who we get.
Can you say: "Charles Woodson's former position coach" ??? I like it.
Plus, Shannon no doubt sees himself as an HC. Even if we were to nab him -- unlikely -- he wouldn't stay for long.
Would be a good hire. Lots of experience as a DB coach and a DC, and Louisville was top 20 in both yards and points against this year.
He's an integral part of Strong's staff, and Bedford isn't a Michigan alum, just a former coach. Moving would only make sense if it means a lot more money. Maybe it's all about Hokamania...
a) pay raise
b) pay raise
c) coached with Hoke before and comfortable there. plus gets alot of credit if he turns us into a top 50 defense.
d) pay raise
I know we haven't neem great the last few (3) years bout how about
e) Michigan trumps louisville
He was getting $300k last year. I'm guessing we could top that. I wouldn't call it a lateral move either. It would be better national exposure if he has any hopes of becoming a HC at some point.
I don't think DC from Louisville to Michigan is a lateral move. DC at Louisville to position coach at Michigan is lateral.
If they bring in this guy and someone like Corwin Brown for DB's I would like it. Corwin was the guy recruiting all the big time talent to ND under Wiess and is coaching for the Patriots right now - So he must know a thing or two about coaching as well.
#31 in FEI this past year, 7th in the nation in sacks, and by all accounts a great teacher of technique. YES PLZ.
Not really a big name, well established DC like I was hoping for. But like I've been saying, if these guys can get the job done I'll be happy.
Bedford is a big name when it comes to his track record at UM and UF.
Especially given our time frame. Let's get him up here and start helping out with these defensive recruits...
his defense at Louisville (#14 in TD) as being proof that he's great, but three other Big East teams were better with South Florida not far behind:
5 out of 8 Big East teams in the top 20 in total defense speaks of a weak conference with bad offenses, with Louisville's defense being about average for the bunch. I don't think Bedford is as good as he appears on paper.
Manny Diaz had one good year as DC at Middle Tenn, then one as Miss St. Now he's at Texas. It can turn out well. Let's hope it does. And hell, at least it's not GERG.
2004 (pre-Bedford): 74th in TD
2005: 95th in TD
2006: 89th in TD
2007 (post-Bedford): 101st in TD
So he walked into a bad situation and basically made it worse. I remain skeptical that he is all he's cracked up to be.
wanted him at DC. Sold.