Stinespring Interviewing for JMU HC opening?

Saw this on Jake Grove's Facebook feed:

Great to talk to you tonight Coach Bryan Stinespring as alway tha is for everything you have done for me and my family. Best of luck with JMU you are the right man for the job.

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I'm sure he is, I also thought one of his kids was going to college there.

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Stiney would be a solid fit there

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Didn't he coach at JMU for a bit after he left VT?

Yes he did and he graduated from there as well.

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Great. Can't wait to kick his (their) ass for '10 when we matchup again.

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Honestly I hope he gets the job.

Is it possible to transfer ownership rights of the FireBryanStinespring website to the JMU fanbase? I'm sure at some point they'll need it.

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I want nothing but good things for Stiney. He's a classy guy and didn't deserve half the hate he got while he was here.

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Honestly, I would hand the entire Offensive Line over to him right now..For all of the talent we had upfront, we should have run the ball better this season.


Well, maybe I'll give him the O line (& TEs), but certainly NEVER OC duties. Uh uh!

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The man put the offense his boss wanted on the field. Just remember that the Big Whistle loved ball control and three yards and a cloud of dust.

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So it's Beamer's fault for the incompetence???

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I don't think Beamer thought it was incompetence. He was always of the mindset of getting ahead and slowing the game down. I'm not making an argument that he was a knockout OC, but he was exactly what Frank wanted.

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I agree. Beamer is an old school kind of guy. Kind of like Woody Hayes.

There are three things that can happen when you throw a pass, and two of them are bad.

Especially until the 2010 season. Once we had the offensive firepower, then Stinespring became an abomination.

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YER OUTTA WHACK!!!!

More like 3 plays and a punt

I didn't know we had that many tight ends on the roster

Can we replace ECU with JMU on all the non-Marshall years?

Wait this might be a bad idea

From : http://footballscoop.com/the-scoop/

James Madison (FCS – VA): Following the departure of Mike Houston, JMU has named inside linebackers coach Warren Belin the interim head coach. The school is using Parker Executive Search to find the program's new head coach.

and I like the interactive map: http://footballscoop.com/news/2018-19-nfl-college-head-coaching-changes/

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Always thought Stiney could be a Dabo-type head coach and be really successful in the right situation. The man wasn't a play caller, and I probably said some mean things about him 5+ years ago, but every fucking player he recruited beams about him. That's gotta count for something.

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But just because he can recruit the heck out of & relate to them, doesn't mean he can truly coach, or develope a competent game plan/scheme or make in game adjustments.

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That's the point. Clemson isn't successful because of Dabo scheming and adjusting. Clemson is successful because of the coordinators Dabo hired to scheme and adjust.

Stinespring is a good man and recruiter. If he is able to surround himself with great coordinators to take care of the Xs and Os, a la Dabo, he could be successful

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Clemson isn't successful because of Dabo scheming and adjusting. Clemson is successful because of the coordinators Dabo hired to scheme and adjust.

Agreed, but Dabo is a good coach. He's built a culture that has sustained, and that isn't easy. He also doesn't make boneheaded clock management decisions like 90% of coaches in FBS do. His players are disciplined and don't make a lot of mental errors (that goes back to culture).

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Um did you see the first few years of Dabos tenure? This play in particular stands out. Its poor coaching if I've ever seen it. Couldve called a timeout, gotten his players on the unmarked guy whatever that was just undisciplined bad play and I think that was his 3rd or 4th year

https://youtu.be/3vpwzkSlGxc

I mean I really respect dabo but his coordinators are the reason hes successful. Theres a reason their first good year was the season after he hired chad morris and Brent venerables

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

Um did you see the first few years of Dabos tenure?

Have you seen the first few years of Fuente's tenure? It takes time to create culture.

I mean I really respect dabo but his coordinators are the reason hes successful. Theres a reason their first good year was the season after he hired chad morris and Brent venerables

First of all, let's not act like Chad Morris was brought in as a mercenary like Venibles or Aranda or Elko. When Dabo hired Morris, he was one year removed from highschool football. His first contract at Clemson was for $450k, which is less than Corny is making now. Morris was a risky hire (albeit with a high upside).

Also, worth noting that Dabo has managed to promote from within pretty successfully. It's impressive that once Morris left, Dabo was able to promote his existing staff (first time offensive coordinators) without missing a beat. A lot of coaches have tried and failed to do this (James Franklin recently, Beamer previously, we can make a long list). Dabo clearly helped cultivate a culture where mentorship is important, and assistant coaches learn. He's also created a culture where assistant coaches want to stay around. Clemson's staff turnover is crazy low. I haven't looked at the numbers, but Saban, Urban Meyer, Pete Carroll all had way more staff turnover in their glory days than Clemson has.

What I'm getting at is, you're down playing Dabo's skillset by saying 'his coordinators are the reason he is successful.' I agree, he would not be as successful without these coordinators, but I don't think these coordinators would hang around for so long if it wasn't for Dabo. No other coach has found a way to run a program like Dabo does and sustain the same level of success (four straight top-4 finishes!). At this point, Clemson is a well oiled machined. I honestly believe that if you swapped out Dabo for almost any other coach in American, and kept everything else about Clemson the same, you'd see a noticeable drop off within a season or two.

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Clemson is successful because they went all-in at a fundamental level with recruiting first, gameday coaching second. Dabo is an elite level recruiter, and he's the head of their program. They completely overhauled their recruiting process to put their absolute best foot forward on the recruiting trail, and it absolutely paid off. Then, after they established that, they surrounded Dabo with the best Offensive (Chad Morris) and Defensive (Brett Venables) that money could buy at the time, and... well, there ya go

And honestly... Probably not a bad model to follow with our next coaching search. (not that I am expecting to be in one anytime soon)

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There is a flaw with your premise. Clemson has recruited better than us for a long time, even before Dabo. The recruitment side was there already, maybe he improved it, but it was there.

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True, but it's also worth noting that, while the average Clemson recruiting class was always better than the average Virginia Tech recruiting, it was nowhere near a Bama/OSU/Michigan/UF recruiting class. In the four years leading up to Clemson's Natty, they had the number 20, 15, 16, & 9th ranked recruiting classes (in order from 2012-2015, according to 247).

Clemson's coaches managed to recruit well, win a little more, recruit a little better, win a little more, and continue to repeat until they annual had top 5 recruiting classes and top 5 football teams. So many schools talk about acheiving this perfect chicken/egg scenario, but so few are able to actually do it.

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I never said that it started with Dabo. They had a lot of legwork towards recruiting done under Tommy Bowden. They made a point of focusing on bringing the best talent they could possibly get to Clemson every year, and then worried about what to do with them after they got there. Its partly why Clemsoning became a 'thing'. But then, when Bowden was out, they doubled down on it, put their best recruiter as head of the program (seriously, Dabo jumped from WR coach to Head Coach) and then surrounded him with the best coordinators they could find. It legitimized Dabo as a coach and a recruiter, and maximized their ability to perform on the field. And... well, I think we all have seen the fruits of that venture.

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I wish Stiney luck. He helps Beamer's coaching tree grow and nobody can deny that he tried his best in every spot that he was asked to work. Unfortunately I think he was a far better O-Line/TE coach then a OC.