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Springlake Tiger
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To the Aranda for HC folks
Besides being a great DC, what makes you believe he’d be a great head coach? Not charismatic, not a great recruiter, so what would make him fit to lead a big program?

For the record, I’d take him over O, but neither are qualified for the LSU HC job imo.


theSaltwaterGuide
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Calcasieu parish
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re: To the Aranda for HC folks
I agree about Aranda. Kiffin or Fleck for me!


NaturalBeam
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re: To the Aranda for HC folks
Seems to have a Saban-like attention to detail, is hyper-focused on defense and would actually let a big time OC do his job. Also, he's young and we could catch him on the upswing in his career. It's a bit of an experiment, but worth the risk IMO. We know what experiment as failed already...


Springlake Tiger
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re: To the Aranda for HC folks
Sabans formula mixes that attention to detail with the best recruiting in The country


Tiger1988
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Houston
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re: To the Aranda for HC folks
Aranda would have a process. 0 has processed food. So there’s that.


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ibleedprplngld
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Member since Jan 2012
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re: To the Aranda for HC folks
His high intelligence and ability to scheme don’t qualify him to be a HC? If Aranda switched to OC tomorrow, he’d be one of the top 5 in football.

The man is scary intelligent and has one of the highest football IQs in all of football.


supersaints9
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re: To the Aranda for HC folks
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It's a bit of an experiment, but worth the risk IMO.




Certainly no more of a risk than Orgeron


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caliegeaux
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Member since Aug 2004
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if i had to guess, most people are intrigued by his film commitment and his attention to details..........like another certain someone who has roamed the sidelines here before. not suggesting they're in the same stratosphere, but can see the reasons for optimism.


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Ponchy Tiger
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Member since Aug 2004
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re: To the Aranda for HC folks
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Besides being a great DC, what makes you believe he’d be a great head coach?


I could ask the same question of the people that want to hire Frank Wilson.

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Not charismatic


This is not a qualification or a characteristic of a good or great HC.

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not a great recruiter,


You don't know that.

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For the record, I’d take him over O, but neither are qualified for the LSU HC job imo.




Listen to him talk for any length and you can clearly see how intelligent and organized and detail oriented the guy is. Will this make him a great HC, no but it would be enough for me to give him a chance.


TDcline
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re: To the Aranda for HC folks
If there was a homerun candidate right now, I’d say get him but they’ve all been grabbed.

He’s young and seems like the complete opposite of O

He’s going somewhere to be a HC someday and will be a good one. If we make another dumb hire following O, we are going to lose him. I can’t see him working for two incompetent coaches in a row.


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BayouCowboy
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re: To the Aranda for HC folks
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Seems to have a Saban-like attention to detail, is hyper-focused on defense and would actually let a big time OC do his job. Also, he's young and we could catch him on the upswing in his career. It's a bit of an experiment, but worth the risk IMO. We know what experiment as failed already...

Correct. He's an incredibly organized coach who expects perfection. He's the ultimate professional and not swayed by politics or emotion. You also wouldn't have to worry about him hiring his buddies unless they were actually qualified to do the job and were the best options.

I'd be on board with his hire.


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Rza32
Belmont Fan
Member since Nov 2008
1923 posts

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Because he is thought to be the best coach on the team and too keep him at LSU promoting him to head coach may be the only way. Although after his 1st loss we would be ready to buy out his ridiculous contract I'm sure he would get.


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chipdouglas96
Cal State Fullerton Fan
C-Town
Member since Jun 2011
590 posts

re: To the Aranda for HC folks
Row the pirogue 2019!!!!!!


GeauxTigerTM
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2006
15678 posts

re: To the Aranda for HC folks
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Besides being a great DC, what makes you believe he’d be a great head coach?


I've already said that we wouldn't know before hand...which would be the very same issue for promoting ANY well thought of coordinator at any level, right?

So if we are not going to find a PROVEN successful head coach (and that clearly was not a precedent when hiring Orgeron as anyone who can understand basic math knows) and we look to an up and coming coordinator, then arguably the best DC in the country would have to be on the short list...right?

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Not charismatic, not a great recruiter, so what would make him fit to lead a big program?


Charismatic is overblown. Belechick is as charismatic as an ingrown toenail and Saban is not much more then that. From everything we hear from players they like and respect his knowledge for the game and that in itself is magnetic to someone wanting to learn and improve. Recruiting is important, but who knows how well he could close when running his own program with assistants that are themselves proven recruiters.

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For the record, I’d take him over O, but neither are qualified for the LSU HC job imo.


Orgeron certainly is not. We hired a coach with a sub .500 career coaching record to lead a program that has won 2 national titles since 2003 and played for a third. It's almost impossible to type that ou and still believe I'm awake. Aranda is qualified but unproven. Tons of prestigious program have and will continue to pull up coordinators to run their programs. No hire is fool proof...but you hire the best available coach and then see what happens. As Aranda is a Top 3 DC in the nation now, he's unquestionably qualified to run his own Power 5 program should that be the direction he want to go.


KLSU
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2003
6927 posts

re: To the Aranda for HC folks
Does Aranda even recruit at all? I just never see him meeting with recruits like I do other coaches. I really don't know.


tigertex1992
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Apr 2014
641 posts

re: To the Aranda for HC folks
I agree. He's not exactly a proven commodity and the fact that he prefers to stay out of the spot light doesn't seem very head coach-like. I think a lot of people are assuming because he is such a good DC it will automatically translate over.

However, being that we are now "give him a chance" University and qualifications no longer matter, I would much prefer to give Aranda a chance than Orgeron.


CP3forMVP
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Nov 2010
2721 posts

re: To the Aranda for HC folks
I've never understood the Aranda HC talks. He falls into the same category as O for me. This is LSU, we shouldn't be settling for retreads that haven't been successful, and we shouldn't be settling for guys that have never been a head coach before.


JinFL
LSU Fan
Hot Arse FL
Member since Oct 2004
2125 posts

re: To the Aranda for HC folks
He couldn't help close the deal on that 5* CB either. Who really knows.


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KLSU
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2003
6927 posts

re: To the Aranda for HC folks
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and we shouldn't be settling for guys that have never been a head coach before


Sure has worked out for UGA!


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releauxded2469
Boise State Fan
Boise, ID
Member since Jan 2015
1008 posts

re: To the Aranda for HC folks
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Does Aranda even recruit at all?


Have you seen the linebackers we have signed since Aranda has been at LSU?


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