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Lester Earl
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Why LSU shouldn't be afraid to hire an assistant:

Coaches hired directly from assistant coaching positions:


Tim Tadlcok
Oklahoma, Texas Tech Assistant 2006-2012


Tim Corbin
Clemson assistant 1994-2002


Kevin O'Sullivan
Clemson Assitant 1999-2007


Andy Canizarro
LSU assistant 2014-2016


Dan McDonnell
Ole Miss assistant 2001-2006


Tony Vitello
TCU/ARK assistant 2011-2017


Brian O'Connor
Notre Dame assistant 1995-2003


Dan Heefner
DBU assistant 2005-2007





Hire Jake Gautreau and be done with it.



Champs
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Skip Bertman. Miami assistant
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GeorgeTheGreek
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But why do it if you don’t have to?


SammyTiger
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But why do it if you don’t have to?



Because the next greatest coach out there may be an assistant somewhere.



Geaux wylder
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Has there ever been a coach just go directly to head coach lol this is silly


GeorgeTheGreek
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Maybe, or maybe they suck.

Go hire a proven winner at a big time program. At least then you know what you’re getting.


tygerphan
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Smoke Laval. Assistant to tGOAT.


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Hold That Tiger 10
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Skip Bergman


Is this Alex Bertman's brother?


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CWILKS3
Member since Apr 2020
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Great point. Kinda like how LSU football hired Joe Brady and look at him now. Already getting head coaching interviews in the NFL


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LSUinMA
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quote:

Skip Bergman


Who?


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doubleb
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SW has a reputation of big hires. He has created that imsge st each of his stops so that now people here expect a big, big splash.

He is a victim of his own success. He can’t go low. He had to go hire or folks will be mad

But you are right, the next Skip might be a phone call away.
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Hold That Tiger 10
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He is a victim of his own success. He can’t go low. He had to go hire or folks will be mad


It doesn't matter who he hires, there will be a group of people mad.

I've seen people arguing against Corbin, Sulli, Vitello, McDonnel, Godwin and Casey. You aren't really going to find a list of more successful coaches anywhere else.

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But you are right, the next Skip might be a phone call away.


If Skip is your bar, prepare to be disappointed.


Ltown_tiger
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It’s McDonnell


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Lester Earl
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quote:

But why do it if you don’t have to?




the label shouldn't matter

all this 'big game hunter' shite is stupid as frick


find the best guy, not the lowest hanging fruit


Lester Earl
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Has there ever been a coach just go directly to head coach lol this is silly




7 of the 8 guys on that list went directly into Power 5 Jobs and succeeded rather quickly.


So yes every HC was once an assistant. Most of them aren't put into big boy jobs right off the bat. Experience matters but not nearly as much as people think.


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Rosenblatt
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Would much rather gautreau than bianco or Godwin


ell_13
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I agree with you. It’s why the Vitello narrative that he’s unproven is dumb.


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SammyTiger
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Maybe, or maybe they suck.

Go hire a proven winner at a big time program. At least then you know what you’re getting.



You are hedging your bets on what you’re getting. Any coach can fail

We hired Skip probably because we couldn’t hire a big name coach, but would we have been the same worn Ron Frazier his boss?

Idk. Ron Frazier won 2 CWS Skip won 5.


S
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McAllen, Tx in da building


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Adajax
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Hiring a big name coach is no guarantee of success and hiring an assistant is no indication of failure. It's a crap shoot either way. SW gets paid the big bucks to hire the right man, so I leave it to him and I'll support whomever he hires until I have reason not to.


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