I haven't seen anyone bring this up yet in the covid discussions

But what do we expect to happen if a coach, maybe even the head coach, gets sick? If Fuente gets sick, do the coordinators just play without him? Do we look to push that game out? All the discussion I've seen is around the players, and it just dawned on me that we probably see some coaching staffs get sick at some point this season

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A coach can probably do pretty much everything remotely for 14+ days, unlike a player. I'm guessing it would be a nuisance, but not a deal breaker necessarily. He can probably still call plays and make adjustments real-time during games.

Brings a whole new meaning to the term Couch Coach

Lord knows we have enough of those here...

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We talking running backs? /s

That is most certainly my title and I would appreciate if others quit referring to themselves as such.

This was actually covered in the press conference yesterday. Andy Bitter talks about it in the Athletic article. They have plans in place if a coach is out. From the presser they evidently have option 1,2 and 3 back ups.

If it's Brian Kelly, I say he should continue to coach but he has to do it from a scissor lift

Only if it's nice and windy.

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Fuck nice and windy. In a derecho.

If you play it, they will win.

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Don't remind me. 8 years and a couple of weeks ago, right? Out of power for 5 days and broke my collar bone in two places as an indirectly direct consequence.

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We were living in TN at the time and missed it.

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"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

I would have thought it hit Tennessee as well, since it came west to east. I was surprised at the power it maintained through the mountains. We had stupidly driven my wife's VW bug to dinner instead of the Ram, and had to climb over, under, around and through downed trees and saplings on every back road we tried to get out of Eggleston on. Rt 730 was blocked both ways out of Eggleston by big trees fully across the road. There were trees aplenty on the main roads once we finally got to them, 460 and 100, but enough room to get by to make it home to Staffordsville. Luckily, there was little rain with the system and it pretty much blew in and blew out in a few minutes, but that was some spooky bad stuff. The heat of August then made for a miserable 5 days or so until the power started coming back on. Some were powerless for up to 8-9 days. No ice available, food spoiled, etc. If I hadn't already sold my house there, I'd have been buying a whole house generator after that mess.

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I definitely heard about it from fam back in Giles, but we didn't get it in Knoxville.

Edit: Found this map of the warnings from NWS that explains.

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Wow, that's a cool map. Thanks for digging that up. Definitely, but just barely, missed you guys down there. Glad I was off the river when it blew through.

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Teel asked about this yesterday. Fuente has a three-deep coaching 'depth chart'. He made the analogy with the presidential chain of succession. There's a plan in place across the board that they've actually practice in the scrimmages.

Edit: Switched to single-quotes on depth chart since that's my take on his description.

There is so much focus on contingency planning that I have to believe the first game may have a good deal of rust to knock off and sloppy play.

"If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"

Maybe but I kind of like the idea that they practiced JHam going down and some one (Clayes?) stepping in, this gives JHam an outside look at qhats going on when some one else is running the show, so he doesn't have to worry about his job and can focus on what the players are doing.

Where is Frank on the depth chart?

If we get thin
Put French in

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They will setup a live Zoom feed for remote coaching but he will have issues getting the client loaded. They will then switch to Teams but will be randomly muted while trying to send in plays. They will then ask him to just dialin to number but he will complain about hearing an echo. Players take out their technology frustrations on opposing team and win 38-0. Bro

Calling Joe. Calling Joe.

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

There will be a surrogate on the sideline

If this happens for the Liberty game, I know a guy who will be sitting in the corner that might want to jump in and join the action.

"Vick, dashing back . . . here he comes again . . . Electrifying . . . and have you ever seen anything like this?"

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I would not be shocked if you also saw players and/or coaches pretending not be sick same as with concussions.

Like I understand in theory they're probably getting tested before they step onto the field, but if recruiting violations are any indicator, I don't trust all programs to be ethical.

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The only possible saving grace is that if you don't test your team then you could infect the whole team and then you're not playing at all.

What doctor is going to risk their license? What lab is going to risk being censured?

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Penn state. Michigan state.

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You know, I remember asking a similar question during the whole UNC scandal.

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The NCAA and a state medical board are different animals.

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And where did the state medical board go to college?