Ok, he's a great recruiter, but I think we've got that covered.
The race/demographic question is more than answered in the other post.
I want someone to tell me what I'm missing regarding his coaching abilty. Who has he developed that makes him stand out?
NY Jets as DB coach 2004-2007 - their DB/S's have only improved since he left
ND - He was better IMO running the DC position (because of the recruiting/tying positions/people together) as he did in 2007. He only took over DBs in 2008, and I don't remember ANY great secondary play from ND in that timeframe. Shoot, of anything I remember of us having success at all against them was due to taking advantage of their poor backfields. I don't remember a single DB's name from ND (except for DB's named Rye, White, Wheat - they were all toast). 2009 he's back to multi-tasking with Asst HC, DC, and DB roles.
Am I missing something? If we're truly looking for a DB coach, is he even close to the best guy? If we were short on the recruiting front AND needed the DB spot, sign him up, but I think it's no big miss otherwise.