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AUEE13
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re: Rumored/Hired Assistant Coaches (Rocker Out, Eason In)
I don't know what Gus's staff looked like beyond the on-field assistants, but it seems like we have a lot of OL coaching support.


The Nino
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re: Rumored/Hired Assistant Coaches (Rocker Out, Eason In)
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it seems like we have a lot of OL coaching support.
Harsin finally watched our 2020 game film...he knows where the help is needed most

Seriously though, it seems like we're transitioning from a very basic OL scheme to something much more complicated, so it shouldn't be a surprise to see extra assistants for that position group


metafour
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re: Rumored/Hired Assistant Coaches (Rocker Out, Eason In)
Kodi officially in at Tennessee as WR coach.


The Nino
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re: Rumored/Hired Assistant Coaches (Rocker Out, Eason In)
Wow. Not a bad landing spot for him


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bawbarn
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re: Rumored/Hired Assistant Coaches (Rocker Out, Eason In)
I never understood the Kodi hate on here. I think he’s a decent coach. Hopefully this is a good stop for him.


slacker130
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re: Rumored/Hired Assistant Coaches (Rocker Out, Eason In)
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I never understood the Kodi hate on here. I think he’s a decent coach. Hopefully this is a good stop for him.



I'm not sure it's hate only credibility. Would Kodi have been hired and made the ridiculous money Auburn paid him anywhere else in the country? Probably not. We hired Auburn guys with GA level coaching resumes and paid them like they were the best in the business.


bawbarn
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re: Rumored/Hired Assistant Coaches (Rocker Out, Eason In)
He was at Arizona State when we grabbed him.


So he had not proven himself as a coach and only got the job due to Being an Auburn guy. That might be fair. But we literally hired Caddy from high school and many people on this board were going to be upset if he didn’t get hired by CBH.
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FearlessFreep
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So he had not proven himself as a coach and only got the job due to Being an Auburn guy. That might be fair. But we literally hired Caddy from high school and many people on this board were going to be upset if he didn’t get hired by CBH.
That’s actually pretty understandable.

Caddy was a first-round NFL caliber RB coaching his natural position. Not only can he sell recruits on his career, he use his experience to provide legitimate instruction once they get on campus.

Kodi was a 2nd string QB who played one year at 3rd string WR simply because there was no other place for him on the roster. While he clearly had the ability to bring in highly regarded talent at the position, many of those players failed to live up to their expectations. Obviously this was not entirely Kodi’s fault, but he didn’t really appear to bring much to the table from an instructional standpoint.

Not saying he’s a bad WR coach, but after several years in the role I don’t think you can clearly state he is an exceptionally good one either.


BigBlueAU
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re: Rumored/Hired Assistant Coaches (Rocker Out, Eason In)
Had Auburn ever had an exceptionally good WR coach?

Kodi played QB and WR in the Malzahn offense. He threw a TD and caught a TD in 2010. I could see why GM wanted him on staff.


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Poker Dough
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Kodi never coached a game at Arizona state


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bawbarn
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re: Rumored/Hired Assistant Coaches (Rocker Out, Eason In)
No shite. Doesn’t change the fact that he was hired at a power 5 school.


metafour
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re: Rumored/Hired Assistant Coaches (Rocker Out, Eason In)
Yes, he was hired at a P5 school...as a RB coach.

It wasn't Kodi's fault, but you had a guy brought in who only knew the HC's crappy system to essentially double down and confirm the HC's crappy system. The blind leading the blind. He never should have been hired because he offered nothing that Malzahn actually needed, but ultimately none of that mattered anyway because Malzahn was just going to do his own thing regardless so it didn't matter who the WR coach was (this was also why D.Craig clashed with Malzahn and ultimately left).

It's not Kodi's fault because all he can teach is what he knows. And all he knows is Malzahn's system. And that's kinda why Malzahn hired him.

Luckily that entire shitshow is over and Kodi landed at a great spot to learn something else.


awestruck
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re: Rumored/Hired Assistant Coaches (Rocker Out, Eason In)
IE: Like a cutting from a tree with only one branch; getting grafted into one with many different branches.

or

Finding the gateway from LAN to WAN

or

A puppeteer now working for Jim Henson instead of Geppetto.


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Poker Dough
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re: Rumored/Hired Assistant Coaches (Rocker Out, Eason In)
He was easy to lure away by doubling the salary of an inexperienced coach to come home


jangalang
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re: Rumored/Hired Assistant Coaches (Rocker Out, Eason In)
Kevin Steele Tennessee tidbit:

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Kevin Steele, who led top 20 defenses in 4 of the last 5 seasons at Auburn, is apparently still on staff but not as the defensive coordinator. An SEC East rival told FootballScoop.com something that makes a lot of sense:

“Steele is not a fit schematically based on what (the Vols) are going to do on offense. He is the type of guy to sit back and not beat himself schematically. However, I am completely against playing that way when your entire offensive game plan is based around creating possessions. You need a super-aggressive defensive coordinator to create negative plays and turnovers.”
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alpinetiger
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re: Rumored/Hired Assistant Coaches (Rocker Out, Eason In)
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Kevin Steele, who led top 20 defenses in 4 of the last 5 seasons at Auburn, is apparently still on staff but not as the defensive coordinator. An SEC East rival told FootballScoop.com something that makes a lot of sense:

“Steele is not a fit schematically based on what (the Vols) are going to do on offense. He is the type of guy to sit back and not beat himself schematically. However, I am completely against playing that way when your entire offensive game plan is based around creating possessions. You need a super-aggressive defensive coordinator to create negative plays and turnovers.”


This is a weird (incorrect) analysis. I don't think anyone in their right mind would come to the conclusion that Steele has ever, "sit back and not beat himself schematically" with as much man coverage and blitzing AU did while he was DC. I even recall of few games he may have lost AU with needless PI calls playing man and some cover 0 with the game on the line.

The only game I remember him "sit(ting) back" was LSU in 2019, and that was out of necessity. I'm not complaining about Steele or his philosophy - it works with the players to play it - I'm just pointing out that what Steele does doesn't match the author's unattributed quotes. I'll give odds that the quotes are completely made up.


jangalang
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re: Rumored/Hired Assistant Coaches (Rocker Out, Eason In)
Maybe metafour or Jones has more to add but it’s pretty revealing if he isn’t a DC candidate.


alpinetiger
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Maybe metafour or Jones has more to add but it’s pretty revealing if he isn’t a DC candidate.
I agree. I think he'd be a fanstastic hire for UT if there is no surrounding baggage.


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AUEE13
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re: Rumored/Hired Assistant Coaches (Rocker Out, Eason In)
Apparently Eric Kiesau has joined the staff in some capacity. At least his updated Twitter account would indicate that. Harsin's former OC/QB coach at Boise State.
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bawbarn
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re: Rumored/Hired Assistant Coaches (Rocker Out, Eason In)
A note on Gus Malzahn

Does anyone know what this is about? I don’t have a subscription.


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