No DC Hire Yet: Big Name Coming?

Submitted by detrocks on January 15th, 2011 at 10:14 PM

While the OC position has been known since coach Hoke was fired, the DC position remains unfilled.  If were getting a member of the Michigan Mafia such as Austin, Heater or Bedford, one would guess that we could have gotten them relatively quickly (especially given the fact that Austin is currently unemployed and Heater was before going to Temple).

Could the lack of a hire mean that we're going after a big name like Randy Shannon?  Or does DB feel that he needs to go through a six-day chasing period even though he knows who is going to get hired?

Comments

moredamnsound

January 15th, 2011 at 10:32 PM ^

Even though it's still pretty fresh, I'm glad I can laugh about this now. I've never really been that big of an NFL watcher, but after spending most all my Saturday watching Michigan it has been nice to tune in to see some defenses actually work. I might be scarred for life from these past couple seasons.

LatinForLiar

January 15th, 2011 at 10:56 PM ^

Yea I agree. Also, I don't know why the OP said "If were getting a member of the Michigan Mafia such as Austin, Heater or Bedford, one would guess that we could have gotten them relatively quickly" ---wasn't that the reason we weren't getting Hoke as the coaching search stretched on and on?

Geek

January 16th, 2011 at 9:35 AM ^

The Michigan Man wins every time.  I think Randy Shannon is a great hire, but after hearing about Michigan Men and how every staff member will have a fanatical love for our great University, I think a former staffer or player will be the likely choice.  Hello Vance Bedford.  

moredamnsound

January 15th, 2011 at 10:39 PM ^

The process:

1. Open up the pocketbook

2. Have a coach in mind

3. Interview a bunch of other coaches, but make sure to take your time on this time sensitive matter

4. Compile all information

5. Choose the original coach you had in mind

6. Rethink opening up the pocketbook

7. Close pocketbook

/s I seriously hope we get someone good.

Champ Kind

January 15th, 2011 at 10:22 PM ^

I remember when people were saying that Hoke wasn't going to be the coach because that would've been done quickly.  So, we must've been waiting around for a big name. 

I don't think you can rule out the "Michigan Mafia" guys based on the evidence we have.