Since evidently the NCAA says they can't even throw athletes a loaf of bread if they're starving without incurring major sanctions for the university, I'm wondering what exactly their job description is. What do they get paid for? Are they glorified student managers or something (i.e. hauling sleds on and off the field, setting up traffic cones for drills)? On a similar note, what exactly did Herron lie about? Are graduate assistants just supposed to sit around and watch the coaches coach and not actually do anything with the team and players?
What exactly do Quality Control Staffers do?
they did too much.
Not Coach lol
Seriously, did we really not have anybody like this before RR got here. Maybe under another name. Did we really just have coaches, to grad assts and then student managers.
I was wondering the same myself. It seems like maybe their main purpose is to do admin functions for the coaches but I could be wrong. Also I'm wondering if they had a role in the compliance aspects of the program and whether that is a conflict of some sort.
You mean besides raping our program while it's unconscious?
Here is an article about quality-control coaches in the NFL. I'm assuming the job is similar for college.
Short summary: They do a lot of low-level grunt work for little pay with the hope of someday breaking into the coaching ranks (hey Mr. Braithwaite, how'd it work out for you?)
I've been wondering the same thing, I had never heard of them before until Adam Braithwraite got his promotion.
They can't give any type of coaching advice.
I believe RR mentioned in the past they are there to let kids in the gym, indoor practice field, and was in place so kids didn't hurt themselves in non-coaching 7 on 7 drills.
The problem is, most are former or young coaches, instead of student trainers for example.
I believe it's the first paid job on the coaching ladder. Grad Assistant is the first step - but isn't paid.
When all of this first broke back before the season I think I read that they're just supposed to make sure that workouts are done safely. I'm assuming that the NCAA asked if the quality control people were trained in CPR because that could be a sign that they were legitimately employed to look after player well-being.
Examples of things they can do, I believe, would be telling a guy that his weight-lifting belt isn't properly on, tending to an injured player, reminding players not to run with scissors, etc.
It seems like asking for trouble even having these guys on the payroll given that they are all aspiring coaches and the one thing they are not supposed to do is coach. This is the most troubling aspect of the allegations by far.
if it was up to me, all of them would be looking for a job.
To answer your Herron question, he lied to the NCAA during the investigation, presumably to try to cover a violation.
Part of the NCAA doc: "Herron denied during his September 28, 2009, interview with the enforcement staff and institution that he was present for or involved in skill development or seven-on-seven passing activities that occurred over the summers of 2008 and 2009. Subsequently, during his December 15, 2009, interview, Herron conceded_ that he was present only briefly at the beginning of such skill-development activities but did not participate in those activities in any manner when, in fact, Herron monitored and conducted the 2008 and 2009 summer skill-development activities. Further, Herron continued to deny his presence at or involvement in seven-onseven passing activities when, in fact, he was sometimes present for and involved in such activities."
...know he lied? Is it disgruntled players' words against his?
As I understand it, he first denied certain things only to later admit them. Barring a communication breakdown of the highest order or a soap-opera-magnitude case of amnesia, this will not a difficult case for deceit...the primary question will be the extent to which he deceived the NCAA.
Disgruntled playes may have started this but my impression is that everyone has been forthcoming since the probe started (well, everyone but Herron). It's probably not hard to figure out that if one person is denying a violation happened and everyone else says "yeah, he was there," it's not hard to figure out who's lying.
They destroy hopes and dreams. And babies.
Also, they control quality.
I thought they assessed the quality of the control.
I believe many of them have film responsibilities. Either finding/preparing film for atheletes, or actually watching film and doing some of the grunt work w/r/t opponents tendencies, analysis, playcalling and personnel groupings.
i don't know for sure, but my understanding is similar: they watch film and practices and provide coaches feedback on a players mistakes or footwork / form for improvement, as well as prep the film packages to point things out to the players.
apparently they can do that, but can't attend coach's meetings or directly instruct the players
In response to the OP: When a daddy loves a mommy...
on QC guys. It explains a little about them
At the end of the article is a job description document for "staff interns" which was apparently what the QC guys are now called. I'm assuming the job duties are similar.
I'll bet they're not liking the new job description.
It would be really interesting to see the old one.
The other interesting note, is the NCAA investigation asks for five years of employment history for each of them. Wonder if this is going to cause the NCAA to open the books at WVU as well ...