Coordinator, Position Coach, and Support Staff Search Discussion Thread Pt 3: The Threequel

Use this thread to discuss developments, rumors, and suggestions with respect to Coach Pry's staff and the football program.

Each new announcement gets its own thread, and I'll update the main post here to reflect those updates.

JC Price is retained as associate head coach/DL coach.

TTU Co-DC/DB coach Derek Jones is expected to join Brent Pry's staff

Official: Shawn Quinn joins coaching staff

Chris Marve is the new DC

Tyler Bowen expected to be named OC

Stu Holt joins staff at ST coordinator and RB coach

Brad Glenn to be named QB Coach and Passing Coordinator

Pry names Prioleau safeties coach

ODU's Dwight Galt IV hired as director of football strength and conditioning

Official: Joe Rudolph to serve as AHC/Run game coordinator/OL coach

Tyler Bowen announced as New OC + TE coach

OFFICIAL: Fontel Mines Hired as WR Coach

Defense

  • DC/ILB: Chris Marve
  • AHC/DL: J.C. Price
  • Sam LB/Nickelbacks: Shawn Quinn
  • CB: Derek Jones
  • S: Pierson Prioleau

Offense

  • OC/TE: Tyler Bowen
  • ST/RB: Stu Holt
  • QB/Pass Game Coord.: Brad Glenn
  • WR/Offensive Recruiting Coord: Fontel Mines
  • AHC/Run Game Coord/OL: Joe Rudolph

S&C and Support Staff

  • Director of Football S&C: Dwight Galt IV
  • GM: Mike Villagrana
  • Assistant AD, Chief of Staff: Michael Hazel
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You missed an opportunity to call this thread: "COORDINATOR, POSITION COACH, AND SUPPORT STAFF SEARCH DISCUSSION THREAD PT 3: THE THREESOME".

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

Wait until he gets to PT 69 and the title of the thread will just be: NICE

I'm thinking maybe the OL Wisconsin coach still has smoke since there hasn't been any other replacement news yet. Pierson was announced not long after Smith left. They play today, so we might know within a few days.

Wisconsins bowl game is tonight. If he is coming I would expect an announcement within the next couple days.

Saw a transfer offer @ing Vance Vice. Wild guess he is staying on staff. Interested to see if it'll be as OL coach.

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I wouldn't read too much into that, but it is interesting that the offer was made after ESD, and supposedly after we had already been in discussions with 2 other potential OL coaches.

Wait, what?

Eh, I'm not as high on Vice as others. I'd like to see a clean sweep on offense

Onward and upward

sweep

.... this is the most perfectly written thing I've ever seen on this site
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I am very interested in this subject. Below is a link to a Badger podcast (from back on the 23rd) which discusses the potential of Rudolph to leave and come to Blacksburg. The Rudolph discussion starts at 25:00 and runs to 34:45.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/answering-your-mailbag-questions/i...

They speak very highly of Rudolph the person and of his recruiting ability. They do reference some fans being dissatisfied with the development of the OL based on the talent he has to work with. They did not add anything to what we have already heard, i.e. no insider hints or additions to the rumors we have all heard. Still an interesting listen for those so inclined.

To be the man you gotta beat the man!

It's gonna happen

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Please keep talking.... Don't let the sound of my excitement interrupt you...

For my own tracking:

Defense

  • DC/ILB: Chris Marve
  • DL: J.C. Price
  • Sam LB/Nickelbacks: Shawn Quinn
  • CB: Derek Jones
  • S: Pierson Prioleau

Offense

  • OC: Tyler Bowen
  • ST/RB: Stu Holt
  • QB/Pass Game Coord.: Brad Glenn
  • WR: TBD (Rumors of Mike Brown, Cincinnati)
  • OL: Joe Rudolph

S&C and Support Staff

  • Director of Football S&C: Dwight Galt IV
  • GM: Mike Villagrana
  • Chief of Staff: Michael Hazel

Edit: Updated to include Rudolph and Hazel. Only looking for a WR coach for on-field positions now!
Edit x2: Bowen now official. Rumors of Mike Brown from Cincy for WR coach.

I am curious about WR coach. There haven't even been rumors, total mystery at this point.

I am not sure what to do with my hands now

So you're saying I still have a chance/still in the running?

uva - the taint of the ACC

Nah. Would have leaked by now if you were being considered.

I am not sure what to do with my hands now

My phone interview did NOT go well. It was all "what are you talking about?" and "that's not why I called," and "why are you calling me 'Coach'?"

I'm starting to wonder if it actually was an extended warranty call

.... this is the most perfectly written thing I've ever seen on this site
-8300A_Hokie'12

"Dude, this is a Wendy's."

5 Defensive Coaches: 33 total letters in the last name
2 named Offensive Coaches: 9 total letters
2 possible Offensive Coaches: 9 or 12 letters
1 open Offensive Coach: 12-15 letters available for a WR coach

*/looks at all the WR coaches in college football

Taylor Stubblefield, 12 letters, Penn State connection

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This is top class analysis right here

Onward and upward

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-Stan Lee

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

Can we add this to the OP?

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We also have a DFO

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Really was hoping to get some news yesterday/today

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I feel like we're not going to hear anything until after the NFL regular season is over, except some support staff positions.

If you feel the leather in your hand let it rip.

Rudolph's Wisky contract is a calendar year thing payable monthly; so thru yesterday. My guess with the Holiday weekend and consistent with the regular timing of press conferences, if Rudolph has been hired it would be announced on Monday or Tuesday.

To be the man you gotta beat the man!

This week should be a go

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I haven't seen these Vice rumors but I hope he is not retained. He was part of the problem in terms of the lack of physicality.

Pry said on ESD that the OLs and WRs that signed did so with no position coach. So it would be odd if Vice is retained.

Wouldn't be mad if Bowen brings Todd Washington as OL coach along with him after the NFL season is over

In addition to his passive blocking techniques, his handling of the Nester and Hudson vs Hoffman fiasco didn't exactly instill a lot of confidence.

"Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our heart with tolerance."
-Stan Lee

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

Is there more information that you can share on what happened with Nester and Hudson?

Them leaving really sucked.

Something about bullying in the locker room and somebody's dad on twitter getting involved. Shoulda kicked Brock out.

Free Hugh

I haven't seen any rumors (not really looking either), but given Pry signed Meadows and Mcclain (both of whom supposedly weren't recruited by Fuente/Vice), I don't see Vice sticking around.

I think it's less a rumor and more that people were reading into Vice being mentioned by some transfers that were offered.

Wait, what?

I see HokieSports has removed the previous coaching staff and only showing Pry's staff. Support staff leads with Galt and still shows Hilgart on staff.

Go Hokies!!

Wondering if Hilgart's contract runs through the end of the year for other sports.

I'm thinking more and more Hilgart is going to be kept on staff.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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I hope not

Onward and upward

don't see it.

I hope not. I'll be extremely disappointed if he and Vice are retained.

VB born, class of '14

Even if Vice is retained for some odd reason, Fuente will hire him away wherever he ends up

uva - the taint of the ACC

Odds of Fuente landing a head coaching gig right away have to be small at this point

I mean, it's been obvious since Galt was hired that it wasn't to replace Hilgart. They have different titles. Plus, the Shumans have already said their good-byes on Twitter. I'm surprised he's still listed on the staff directory.

Also, it ticks me off that paid journalists can't be bothered to get clarity on this when it happened, when I can do 5 minutes research and realize there's a question.

As for whether Hilgart will be retained... if people say, they don't know, and if they know, they aren't saying.

I do think it's significant that Vice is not listed with the current football staff. He could still be retained, but it means they are at least considering others.

Wait, what?

Also, it ticks me off that paid journalists can't be bothered to get clarity on this when it happened, when I can do 5 minutes research and realize there's a question.

Getting off topic, but journalism in CFB is a shit show. Beat writers don't ask 'tough' question because if they do, they could lose their access.

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Sadly, if coaches gave enough information sufficient to write an incredibly informative article or a detailed in depth analysis; then someone who is not a fan of the coach or the program or was pushing some other angle, would also have more than enough snippets to create some alternate unflattering picture that would have a life of its own. We have major industries devoted to doing just that because there are enough truly stupid people willing to buy it and make the practice profitable.

If a reporter asks me a question and I give short answer X. Then 5 minutes later I say, "you know, thinking about your question a little more, maybe a more accurate answer would be more detailed Y"; what do you think would go in the article or book,; X, or Y, or both? Having been interviewed hundreds of time on radio/TV, newspapers, and even a book; I can tell you that all but a few will write the answer they think will get the most views and none will use the print space or air time to acknowledge X evolving to Y even tho that might be the most revealing part of the interview.

So instead we get softballs for questions, and coach speak and sanitized press releases for answers.

Meh, I think it's less about fear of being misquoted/misportrayed, and more about hiding how the sausage is made.

College football is built on a foundation of morally questionable principles. Presidents, ADs, and Coaches want that shit swept under the rug, hidden from fans. Journalists can either be complicit, or look for work elsewhere.

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I know little about what happens behind the scenes in football and for all I know, it might be as sleazy as it gets; but you did make my point (which applies to all subject matter). Your presumption going in is exactly why a journalist is likely to be complicit with one side or the other; you (the prospective reader) have left no room for a truthful response that doesn't comport with your premise.

Vice's house is not on the market, for whatever that is worth. If he's not on staff could make for some awkward times in the neighborhood, since he lives 2 doors down from Whit, lol.

Also should note that Vice's mailing address, for tax purposes on Blacksburg's GIS page is in Germantown, Tennessee

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

I am not sure how that would help for tax purposes, yes Tennessee has no state income tax, but he performs his work in VA and thus would have to pay VA taxes.

EDIT: I completely read the comment wrong.

It just means his Blacksburg property tax bill is sent to his Tennessee address. Don't know if that has always been the case, but it looks like Tennessee is "home"

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

I think about this a lot for some reason, but I wonder how many college football coaches actually buy a house at any particular job? But then I get into thinking about how you kind of have two tiers of coaches. Ones who want to do their best to stay at a place for a long time, and those who are at a stepping stone type job and are trying to move up. I could see where the latter would just rent places, and the former might wait a year or two before they buy something. I guess even if you buy a place and wind up getting fired in the next few years, you at least have a pretty decent real estate investment, right?

Edit: others already said it.

Pretty sure Vice has at least one child possibly two that are still school aged. Probably not putting the house on the market until he sure where he is going. They probably also have financial ability to let the kid(s) finish out the school year if desired too.

Forgot about that, welp...I guess he won't be playing for VT

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

I'm thinking more and more Hilgart is going to be kept on staff.

Based on what?

Name still on website, his title being assistant AD and new hire just being S&C football title.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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That's pretty circumstantial evidence. He has an S&C role for all sports, and is a contractual employee of the state. He won't be training our football players anymore, we know this for a fact. I don't get all the sewing circle hand wringing over VT not updating their website yet or some recruit tagging Vice in a tweet.

I think we're making mountains out of molehills here.

Sure, but making mountains out of molehills is probably the most productive thing we *can* do right now.

should I bill this to "mountaining" or "molehilling"?

I'd stay away from any reference to mountaining - too similar to Mountaineer, and likely to have negative connotations. Of course moles could be construed using the spy definition. The word analyses is always nice, as it is harder to quantify in an end product. I'd bill as relative slope analyses.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

I second this.

Marshall University graduate.
Virginia Tech fanatic.
Formerly known as JWillHokieAlum.

relative slope analysis...that's good; also love the metaphor potential; definitely putting in my tool bag.

Theoretical risk and worst-case projection and extrapolation.

.... this is the most perfectly written thing I've ever seen on this site
-8300A_Hokie'12

Turning rabbit holes into worms holes? That has a negative slope. Or would it be imaginary?

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

making mountains out of molehills is probably the most productive thing we *can* do right now

I agree 1000% that it's all we can do right now. I don't know how productive it is, however.

I thought this site was the antithesis of production (at work anyway).

I meant productive TKPing, not work productivity. That would be crazy talk.

I'm not seeing his name listed under football staff anymore, I'm I in the wrong place?

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

I saw it mentioned somewhere else that he was removed yesterday.

For all the hate Hilgart gets, its possible that he was just training guys the way Fuente told him to. Perhaps Pry came in, asked him what he'd do differently with Fuente gone, and he had great answers. It's not as if our other sports are having the same conditioning problems, so clearly he knows what he's doing for those.

Also, it's up to the coaches to enforce accountability in the weight room. If a player skips a workout there need to be consequences (either extra PT or lost playing time/starter status). If the coaches aren't enforcing these rules, there's not a whole lot Hilgart or any other strength coach can do about it.

Edit: additionally, he isn't the strength coach for football anymore, that's Galt. Has Hilgart done well with development of players in other sports? I honestly don't have any idea, but if the other sports' coaches are happy that could be a reason to retain him.

Looking at the VT athletics staff directory, Hilgart doesn't work with any sports other than football. I would be willing to bet the website is still in transition and wouldn't read to much into it. Pry brought in Galt to be his S&C guy, why on Earth would we keep Hilgart around? I don't think Galt was brought in to answer to Hilgart. Though the title is different, I think those are just designations used by the AD for compensation level. Some of the S&C directors for other sports have an assistant AD title.

My guess about the whole title thing is you can't have two people with the exact same title as a purely HR rule, possibly also because it's a state school, and normal rules would be that you can't hire for a position until that position is vacant, so you have to create a different position for them to fill until the other person leaves.

And like the football coaches, Hilgart was kept until after the bowl game, possibly until year-end. I agree that it's just the website administration lagging slightly. Our desire for real-time updates (and resulting speculation) doesn't in any way affect the normal HR and website administration bureaucracy.

Except John Shuman has the exact same title as Galt, so that can't be it.

Wait, what?

Not exactly the same, they are both Directors of strength and conditioning, but Shuman's title also includes "football" at the end whereas Galt's does not.

Also, this article (link) says Galt is taking over for Hilgart. I reassert that the website it just a mess right now and that I feel confident Hilgart is gone.

Time to update:

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Dang! He's the Bud of offense ......

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Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

As long as his effect on the offense isn't as bad to offense as Bud Foster was, we'll be fine.

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As long as we have a mobile QB we'll be fine.

Hokiesports football coaching staff updated now too and Hilgart has been removed.

I love the tickle of Dickel in my belly

Not sad to see him go.

Every time I saw him running with Fuente, Fuente was on the sidewalk and that moron was in the road. Not just in the bike lane area. In the actual traffic lane.

Of course he was one of those fools. Saving his shins from the concrete by running in traffic. ๐Ÿ™„

If you feel the leather in your hand let it rip.

Any rumors on WR coach? That's a key hire as well.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

yeah, given no announcement yet, i really really hope it's someone from Bama/UGA or an NFL team. i got no sauces but seeing as how all of the other "pass game coordinator/associate head coach"-type roles have been filled out on the staff, and assuming Tyler Bowen comes in as OC, we'd be hiring "just" a WR coach. I'd love Holmon Wiggins to come back but i doubt it would be for "WR coach".

Chris Beatty (edit: current Chargers WR coach) was kicked around earlier in the offseason around here and twitter -- i know folks have mixed opinions on his reputation on the recruiting trail (successful but kinda slimy), but he has major 757 connections, a wealth of P5 + NFL position coach experience, he overlapped with Pry at Vandy in 2011, and boy he can recruit (link).

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

A name to look out for is Mike Brown, currently the WR coach for Cincy. Grew up in C-Ville, played at Liberty. May want to move closer to home.

Nostradamus over here. Reports linking Brown to VT came out just now

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

So we're about to big dog a playoff member.

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

As I understand it Antonio Brown has recently become available and rumor has it he's unlikely to sign with any other NFL team for next year. That seems like pure conjecture at this point but hey we can dream right?

"Don't go to, go through"

I prefer my coaches not to need major psychological help.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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nah, he is destined to join deion's staff

Deion does not want anyone to take over his persona on his own team.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Are you seriously wanting him as a coach or is this a joke?

Might as well reach out to OBJ too. /s

uva - the taint of the ACC

it's either a joke, or this is the same guy who wanted us to hire Nick Rolovich to replace Fuente

Onward and upward

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2021: Cincinnati โ€“ Wide Receivers

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

Damn, his teams have only lost 5 games in the last 3 years. A winning mentality. Love it.

Bearcat WRs have been good. Like the potential.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

I guess he makes this move for money? I know it's G5 to P5, but this kind of seems like a lateral move to me.

Cinci is joining the B12 so will be "P5" next year, but like with the BigEast.. growth of the SEC, BIGTEN, ACC, and PAC are leading us towards a "P4" situation

But no, Cinci to VT is not a lateral move, its an upgrade. Similar to Texas Tech to VT

They almost certainly aren't joining next year. At the earliest, they'll join in summer of 2023, but that would still require some buyout negotiations.

thanks, I forgot that TX and OK aren't moving to the SEC for a couple years

lets do this

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Let's do what?

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This

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

uva - the taint of the ACC

Must be tough to eat soup with those sleeves.

He's probably more into meatloaf.

Had to leg this for wifey's sake. She is absolutely the biggest fan of this man that you will ever meet. And she does a pretty good job with all of his songs. When she gets control of the playlist it can get brutal ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

To be the man you gotta beat the man!

you have my deepest sympathies

Well....

Two out of three ain't bad

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Take your leg.

To be the man you gotta beat the man!

So current rumors are Jarrett Ferguson (former Hokie football player) will be joining VT S&C staff
CSCAA Profile

Camie Cole Nations, Marshall Director of Player Personnel, appears to be coming over for a similar role with Villagrana's part of the staff.

I think Dwight Vick basically confirmed Ferguson's return. Tweeted out his video from Aug 2020 about Ferguson.

Anyone else hearing we might get big dogged on Coach Cheetah?

I'm not saying I buy it necessarily, just hearing it

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Who?.gif

No, seriously. Who?

Coach Jones has cheetah in his Twitter handle and includes cheetah references in many of his posts.

It's mentioned in this thread.

Derek Jones. The cheetah thing is sort of his personal brand/persona. He's a character. Interesting follow on Twitter.

As to the original topic, he posted a pic of him and his wife today with Pry and his wife at the AFCA conference. So if he's making any unexpected moves, that would be a little awkward.

Yeah I saw that too, which makes me question the rumblings.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

He's already getting paid big dog money with us. Sounds like some Hokie hater wishful thinking trying to get put into the universe

Hokie Club member since 2017

What's the rumor?

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Saw it on the free side that a guy who knows a guy heard a B1G school that's a blue blood might be sniffing around after a recent hire. The arrows were pointed at OSU after Knowles was brought in as DC basically. I think they talked about it behind a paywall later in.

One of those I'd have to see more smoke before I got the bucket of water things in my book, but who knows.

This is the rumor I was referencing. Like I said, I don't necessarily buy it, but was wondering if anyone else had heard anything similar, aside from the guy who knows a guy who heard something

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Man if he does flip, he's gonna be hated in Blacksburg....I really don't think he's going anywhere

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

The other factor is he would hurt his relationship with Pry and it's not a good look for any job in any industry to accept and then peace out after a month for another gig. His industry is a lot more public too. Now it's not as bad in the sense that going from VT to Ohio State is considered an upgrade (for now), but it would also add that layer of doubt if it came down to him and someone else in a head to head for a new gig.

I think worst case it plays out as he stays here a year and then bolts.

We are the big dogs now. /s

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

CBP:

Hopefully VT is feeding him better than that.

Virginia Tech Football head coach Brent Pry announced Tuesday that former Hokies' LB Xavier Adibi has joined the football staff as a defensive analyst.

Brian Crist has been promoted to senior offensive analyst. Crist spent last season on Tech's staff as an offensive analyst.

Interesting non-hire. Glad Shayne said something.

Gotta Love Shayne

I told him Iโ€™d crawl on my hands and knees to be the DL coach at Virginia Tech. Now, all of a sudden, Iโ€™m sitting in this chair and I told him Iโ€™d still crawl on my hands and knees to work here. I just want to be here.
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Guessing he's just burned out on the college football grindstone, but it would've been cool to have him on staff. Pry is really trying to make sure we have relationships with the football alumni based on how he's hired and that intro call right after he was hired.

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hopefully announcement soon

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Fontel Mines...was previously the TE coach at ODU according to Tim Thomas on Twitter

I went to high school with Fontel. He's a good dude. That would be a cool connection if it's true.

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Soup, what year did you graduate from Herm? I graduated '06.

'05

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Tech lunch pail reporting its.....Fontel Mines ODUs TE coach which is something

(add if applicable) /s

Beat me to it by 6 seconds!

I dont know 11 characters, seems to long a name

UVA grad, short NFL stint, extensive history coaching in the region, RVA/Hermitage High school grad - seems to hit a lot of recruiting sweet spots at minimum

Ricky Rahne connection with HokiePryde

Coached TEs and WRs at JMU, ECU, and Richmond

Name has 3 syllables

Checks out.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

The Tech Lunchpail article mentions some of the receivers he coached, but looking at the ODU profile adds some extra detail. He was recruiting coordinator at several stops and looks like he coached a number of receivers to all-conference. While he may not have big-name recruits, he has apparently recruited well comparatively for the schools he's been at, and has connections in the area already.

Not a splashy hire, but feels pretty solid to me - especially given how little improvement we saw in receivers over the past few years (and was Williams effective on the recruiting trail?).

While not overly flashy, he seems to be inline with most of the rest of the coaches, lots of great work at multiple locations, was a recruiting coordinator, so knows the ends and outs, and has helped a lot of guys do very well for their level of play.

Also one of the best WR coaches we've had was Aaron Moorehead whose coaching resume was a couple of years as a grad assistant. So teaching the recievers the nuances is most important, I highly doubt a reciever gets 19 catches in a game without good you're running because at some point the defense will adjust.

The wide receiver position group desperately needs some competent coaching. Good shout on the Moorehead resume prior to VT. I didn't remember his only experience at the time was GA.

It's Time to go to Work

I didn't either until I wondered where he was a week or so ago an looked on Wikipedia.

Recruiting Profile

Nothing too special and kind of thin, but just looking at the recruiting locations: DC, VA, MD, FL and a couple JUCO it looks like. Not sure how accurate these lists are either, but just for informational purposes.

Tech Lunch Pail article

Totals up to 5.225 million, for those uninterested in doing the math.

Thank you for doing that for those of us who don't get along with maff.
My Commodore64 kept saying "Syntax Error"

uva - the taint of the ACC

You forgot the ,8,1

Love it.

3 years at 725k per to pull a P5 OC to be our line coach is a big balls move and why the expanded budget for assistants and support staff is so important

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Honestly for his past work experience, that's a great deal. That's 5th highest OLine pay for 2021 (strictly oline no OC)

I would assume that we've probably been using student interns already, but the amount of different types of opportunities to work with the program seem really cool. If all this stuff was being done when I was in school 15 years ago I'd have jumped at the chance.

I know a lot of these positions were there in '10-'15 but it was an in the know crowd that ever knew they were available. Glad it's more public now

(add if applicable) /s

Make it public, get more applicants, which in turn elevates the talent pool and ends up with a better intern staff.

My son is a freshman and he signed up to go to the organizational meeting. Can only be a good thing to possibly get some students that have a football background in there too!

Would've loved to try to get into the analytics stuff when I was in school, always was the pipe dream career I never truly had the guts/in roads to get into

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Analytics is what my son is majoring in! I think his pipe dream career would be to try and mix the old school eye test with the modern analytics!

I think it would be really cool to see some data visualization on qb throwing like we see with the shot charts in the nba, show where different quarterbacks excel at throwing the ball and then vice versa, where do defenses give up completions and such.

VT '17

They were 100% doing this for marketing in 2010. It was unpaid, but a resume builder ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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We got a new equipment manager

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

He's going to get so much AME spam in his twitter feed. Good luck my friend.

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You have 1 job, don't end up on Twitter

This always gets a laugh from me

uva - the taint of the ACC

I always laugh that it is or was tagged on Google maps as the UVA bus stop

Indeed, still is.