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New OL Coach gone (post from a year ago)

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Being reported the George Barnett, who we just hired in this cycle from Miami OH to be our OL coach, is moving on to Iowa. Apparently Iowa's OL coach is the new OC at Wyoming so this job came open. Barnett was well thought of, so bummed he won't get to coach our guys. This also seems like a cruddy time to have to jump back into the hiring pool for any position.

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Well, at least we know he was good. Very poor timing. Not only have to go through spring without next season's OL coach but will have to find ways to get the next guy working with the group when he gets here, some of which might not be NCAA legal.
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Let’s poach Will Hall’s OL coach from USM :wink:
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If Iowa hired him he must have been good.
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If WF hired him, he was good. Nothing else matters to me.
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Ok. Iowa is known for OL but whatever
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Another article. Bummer is right. No doubt Fritz knows coaching and knows quality coaches. Too bad they're not staying very long with us.
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Apparently the replacement is hired

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That didn't take long! :-D
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I like this part
... hiring the young Watt is a chance to further strengthen the bond in a Tulane program on the rise.
Makes me think either Fritz knew for a little while this may happen or Long likely already had Watt in mind as someone he’d hire if the opportunity presented itself.
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waverider wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:50 pm I like this part
... hiring the young Watt is a chance to further strengthen the bond in a Tulane program on the rise.
Makes me think either Fritz knew for a little while this may happen or Long likely already had Watt in mind as someone he’d hire if the opportunity presented itself.
...Which has been a recurring theme in the Dannen/Fritz era... a coach leaves and "it's almost like we had a list prepared and someone else we wanted". Gracious, what a refreshing 180 from the previous regimes. It's like we're being run in a professional and organized manner or something.

And we hired a line coach who is from Illinois and was a former lineman himself. I can't imagine anyone around here will be happy about that.... :green wink:
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PeteRasche wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:55 pm
waverider wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:50 pm I like this part
... hiring the young Watt is a chance to further strengthen the bond in a Tulane program on the rise.
Makes me think either Fritz knew for a little while this may happen or Long likely already had Watt in mind as someone he’d hire if the opportunity presented itself.
...Which has been a recurring theme in the Dannen/Fritz era... a coach leaves and "it's almost like we had a list prepared and someone else we wanted". Gracious, what a refreshing 180 from the previous regimes. It's like we're being run in a professional and organized manner or something.

And we hired a line coach who is from Illinois and was a former lineman himself. I can't imagine anyone around here will be happy about that.... :green wink:
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TUPF wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:46 pm That didn't take long! :-D
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Listening to Coach Fritz press conference today, we also lost our special teams coach to ULL. This may have already been reported, but I didn’t see it.
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The conference the coach played in for HS produces Lots of OL talent (by Illinois standards at least).
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tjtlja wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:25 pm Listening to Coach Fritz press conference today, we also lost our special teams coach to ULL. This may have already been reported, but I didn’t see it.
Did he leave to take the same position there? Can’t imagine he’d get a pay increase to do the same thing.
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waverider wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:37 pm
tjtlja wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:25 pm Listening to Coach Fritz press conference today, we also lost our special teams coach to ULL. This may have already been reported, but I didn’t see it.
Did he leave to take the same position there? Can’t imagine he’d get a pay increase to do the same thing.
Chris Couch, special teams analyst (we don't appear to have a coordinator), left to take ST Coordinator job at ULL.
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https://notredame.rivals.com/news/what- ... -line-room

Here's a story about Watt when he went back to ND. Long's replacement as Irish OC is a good friend of his.
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ND’s Oline has been one of their few position groups consistently producing first round talent.
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gerryb323 wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:49 pm
waverider wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:37 pm
tjtlja wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:25 pm Listening to Coach Fritz press conference today, we also lost our special teams coach to ULL. This may have already been reported, but I didn’t see it.
Did he leave to take the same position there? Can’t imagine he’d get a pay increase to do the same thing.
Chris Couch, special teams analyst (we don't appear to have a coordinator), left to take ST Coordinator job at ULL.
Couch was also recruiting coordinator with the Wave. I don’t know if he will hold that position at ULL.

I have no idea why he left, but perhaps he thought hooking on to Napier’s coat tails was a good career move at this time.
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gerryb323 wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:49 pm
waverider wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:37 pm
tjtlja wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:25 pm Listening to Coach Fritz press conference today, we also lost our special teams coach to ULL. This may have already been reported, but I didn’t see it.
Did he leave to take the same position there? Can’t imagine he’d get a pay increase to do the same thing.
Chris Couch, special teams analyst (we don't appear to have a coordinator), left to take ST Coordinator job at ULL.
That’s likely a pay increase from analyst to coordinator.

I think Fritz is basically our ST coordinator so it’s probably not a move that will set us back.
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tjtlja wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:24 am
gerryb323 wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:49 pm
waverider wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:37 pm
tjtlja wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:25 pm Listening to Coach Fritz press conference today, we also lost our special teams coach to ULL. This may have already been reported, but I didn’t see it.
Did he leave to take the same position there? Can’t imagine he’d get a pay increase to do the same thing.
Chris Couch, special teams analyst (we don't appear to have a coordinator), left to take ST Coordinator job at ULL.
Couch was also recruiting coordinator with the Wave. I don’t know if he will hold that position at ULL.

I have no idea why he left, but perhaps he thought hooking on to Napier’s coat tails was a good career move at this time.
He's now an on filed coach and gets paid more. Clear reasons for the move.
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tjtlja wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:24 am .

I have no idea why he left, but perhaps he thought hooking on to Napier’s coat tails was a good career move at this time.
He's an analyst here and a coach there. He got a promotion.
Isn't Wesley Fritz the recruiting coordinator?
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I saw recruiting coordinator attached to his title, but now that you say Wes Fritz was the recruiting coordinator that is correct. Maybe that was part of his duties in addition to being a ST analyst.
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krewe of ham and eggs wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:24 pm
TUPF wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:46 pm That didn't take long! :-D
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