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hsfolk
Louisiana Tech Fan
West Monroe
Member since Sep 2009
6673 posts

re: Manny Diaz to La Tech as DC


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Not sure if serious


I'm serious, why wouldn't I be?






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Rabbs and QStick
Louisiana Tech Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2012
380 posts

re: Manny Diaz to La Tech as DC


I think this is a good move for Tech and for Diaz. Diaz needs a fresh start to get back to roots of coaching defense and Tech brings in a guy with Coordinator experience at least. We shall see if it works, but I think this will turn out to be a good hire.





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ChineseBandit58
LSU Fan
west of the pines
Member since Aug 2005
9062 posts

re: Manny Diaz to La Tech as DC


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he fielded the worst defense in UT history. Not one of the worst. THE worst.

My son - a Longhorn fan - referred to him as Manny _iaz.















(no D)






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TH03
Notre Dame Fan
In Darth's Head
Member since Dec 2008
87858 posts

re: Manny Diaz to La Tech as DC


damn, he fell hard





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Hook Em Horns
USA Fan
350000 posts
Member since Sep 2010
8472 posts

re: Manny Diaz to La Tech as DC


Yes. He is one of the worse coaches in cfb. I hope la tech likes blitzing for no good reason. And putting linebackers out of position.





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AlwysATgr
LSU Fan
Katy, TX
Member since Apr 2008
5095 posts

re: Manny Diaz to La Tech as DC


One of CFB's mysteries - how Diaz could do (so) well at State and flop at UT.

I guess if he learns from his mistakes it'll be a great hire.






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NIH
LA-Lafayette Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Aug 2008
58395 posts

re: Manny Diaz to La Tech as DC


His whole front 7 in 2010 was NFL caliber, and actually motivated unlike Texas'. When you blitz all the time with those kinda athletes good shite can happen.





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RockyMtnTigerWDE
Auburn Fan
Posibarner CoCaptain/RebBear Member
Member since Oct 2010
38452 posts

re: Manny Diaz to La Tech as DC


He's working his way back to MSU.





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NIH
LA-Lafayette Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Aug 2008
58395 posts

re: Manny Diaz to La Tech as DC


Our current DC did as well as Manny with freshmen and sophomores.





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econ85
Longwood Fan
Member since Nov 2012
487 posts

re: Manny Diaz to La Tech as DC


I don't like the state of our program right now...





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LakeCountryRed
New Orleans Saints Fan
River Parish
Member since Feb 2013
2063 posts

re: Manny Diaz to La Tech as DC


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I don't like the state of our program right now...


agreed






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evangelfan
LSU Fan
Roanoke, Texas
Member since Apr 2008
261 posts

re: Manny Diaz to La Tech as DC


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I don't like the state of our program right now...


agreed


Holtz was the wrong hire. It's obvious now, but Tech had some great momentum and support going into that hire, and they just chose the wrong guy. I think if Holtz can do a good job hiring good assistants, it may buy him some time.






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LakeCountryRed
New Orleans Saints Fan
River Parish
Member since Feb 2013
2063 posts

re: Manny Diaz to La Tech as DC


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Holtz was the wrong hire


Exactly, LaTech had two solid hires prior to Holtz's arrival, but instead of hiring another up and comer, they hired a Conference USA re-tread.

Tech's Admin obviously didn't want another stAte situation with head coaches, but I think in another year or two they will be looking for another HC






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TigersBlood45
Member since Dec 2013
129 posts

re: Manny Diaz to La Tech as DC


Manny Diaz fielded the worst defense in UT history with athletes that are much better than what he is going to be working with in Ruston.

It's always a challenge getting great recruits to go to La Tech. If you don't have the players to compete, then you need a system that allows you to be competitive (Crowton, Dykes).

I'll wait to see how things turn out but it's not looking too promising.






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timbo
LSU Fan
Red Stick, La.
Member since Dec 2011
1593 posts

re: Manny Diaz to La Tech as DC


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Oh and LaTech opens up next year at OU. That should be fun.


The Sooners may put up 80 points on La Tech.






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Ole Mule
Louisiana Tech Fan
Too far south
Member since Mar 2011
2348 posts

re: Manny Diaz to La Tech as DC


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I don't like the state of our program right now...
Totally agree, It seems dropping the salary for the HC job limited us to very few good candidates.






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