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I’ve been away from these boards for a number of years. Not to get too detailed, but I got tired of the negativity on the basketball board.

The reason I was drawn back is because of my excitement for Syracuse football. I'm a high school coach in NYS so I have had the opportunity to hear previous Syracuse coaches speak. I'm sure some of these things have been mentioned during my hiatus, but wanted to share some of my excitement for our new coaching staff.

I had quite a few interactions with Coach Babers, both one to one and when he was speaking at coaching clinics. Coach Babers' personality was unmatched. He is an excellent speaker and whenever he spoke had the full attention of his audience. With that being said, I was shocked at some of his lack of football knowledge. I don't say this lightly, one of the times I heard him speak he was using the last second drive against Purdue as an example of not giving up. Several times during the speech he mentioned not knowing timing or other rules that I would think a head coach should know.

A few weeks back Coach Brown spoke at the NYSHSFCA Clinic as the keynote speaker.
  • Coach Brown has a plan!
  • Coach Brown pays attention to details.
    • He talked a ton about Football 101. From the markings on the field, to the reason certain positions are named.
  • Coach Brown cares about his coaches and players.
    • He personally reached out to every player on the team and their parents who he thought were no longer a fit for Syracuse. From his own mouth, these conversations were not always pleasant, but he felt he owed it to the players and their families.
    • Quite a few members of his staff, he has known for years. They worked together during his time coming up through the ranks and at least one he has known since he was a kid.
    • He mentioned that his job is to help his assistant coaches progress in their careers. Which means some of these guys may not be at Syracuse for the long term, but if our coaches are moving on because they are getting better jobs I don't see that as a bad thing.
  • Coach Brown takes a great deal of pride in being the number one recruiter in the country.
    • When he recruits a player he doesn't end the relationship when the kid gets on campus. He sets up times throughout the season to meet with the players.
    • He made the statement that the reason so many kids are in the transfer portal is because coaches are "pussies." They recruit a kid and tell them one thing and then once they are on campus they don't talk to the kid again.
    • Coach Brown wants develop his players into fathers, husbands, leaders not just football players. I've heard a number of coaches say this over the years, but Coach Brown is one of the first ones who backs it up with everything he says.
    • Coach Brown is asking that all high school coaches in NY let him know about their best kids. Even if they think the kid is "too good" for Syracuse, Coach Brown just wants a chance to talk to them.
    • He is not content recruiting against the Colgates and Albanys of the football world. He wants to recruit against the big guys; the Georgias and Floridas.
  • Coach Brown has a connection to Syracuse history and NY state in general. He knows of the past players and knows some of them personally. He knows about our past coaches. His connection and admiration for Coach P and Coach DeLeone can only help with his recruiting in NY. Those guys still are held in high esteem among NYS HS coaches.
I had guarded excitement when we hired Coach Babers. He did some really good things with the program and missed the boat in other ways. I didn't know much about Coach Brown until we hired him, but I can tell if he and his staff can coach half as well as he can talk and plan then we are going to be very competitive.

I've heard a ton of coaches speak over the years and he was easily near the top of the ones I have heard.
 
I’ve been away from these boards for a number of years. Not to get too detailed, but I got tired of the negativity on the basketball board.

The reason I was drawn back is because of my excitement for Syracuse football. I'm a high school coach in NYS so I have had the opportunity to hear previous Syracuse coaches speak. I'm sure some of these things have been mentioned during my hiatus, but wanted to share some of my excitement for our new coaching staff.

I had quite a few interactions with Coach Babers, both one to one and when he was speaking at coaching clinics. Coach Babers' personality was unmatched. He is an excellent speaker and whenever he spoke had the full attention of his audience. With that being said, I was shocked at some of his lack of football knowledge. I don't say this lightly, one of the times I heard him speak he was using the last second drive against Purdue as an example of not giving up. Several times during the speech he mentioned not knowing timing or other rules that I would think a head coach should know.

A few weeks back Coach Brown spoke at the NYSHSFCA Clinic as the keynote speaker.
  • Coach Brown has a plan!
  • Coach Brown pays attention to details.
    • He talked a ton about Football 101. From the markings on the field, to the reason certain positions are named.
  • Coach Brown cares about his coaches and players.
    • He personally reached out to every player on the team and their parents who he thought were no longer a fit for Syracuse. From his own mouth, these conversations were not always pleasant, but he felt he owed it to the players and their families.
    • Quite a few members of his staff, he has known for years. They worked together during his time coming up through the ranks and at least one he has known since he was a kid.
    • He mentioned that his job is to help his assistant coaches progress in their careers. Which means some of these guys may not be at Syracuse for the long term, but if our coaches are moving on because they are getting better jobs I don't see that as a bad thing.
  • Coach Brown takes a great deal of pride in being the number one recruiter in the country.
    • When he recruits a player he doesn't end the relationship when the kid gets on campus. He sets up times throughout the season to meet with the players.
    • He made the statement that the reason so many kids are in the transfer portal is because coaches are "pussies." They recruit a kid and tell them one thing and then once they are on campus they don't talk to the kid again.
    • Coach Brown wants develop his players into fathers, husbands, leaders not just football players. I've heard a number of coaches say this over the years, but Coach Brown is one of the first ones who backs it up with everything he says.
    • Coach Brown is asking that all high school coaches in NY let him know about their best kids. Even if they think the kid is "too good" for Syracuse, Coach Brown just wants a chance to talk to them.
    • He is not content recruiting against the Colgates and Albanys of the football world. He wants to recruit against the big guys; the Georgias and Floridas.
  • Coach Brown has a connection to Syracuse history and NY state in general. He knows of the past players and knows some of them personally. He knows about our past coaches. His connection and admiration for Coach P and Coach DeLeone can only help with his recruiting in NY. Those guys still are held in high esteem among NYS HS coaches.
I had guarded excitement when we hired Coach Babers. He did some really good things with the program and missed the boat in other ways. I didn't know much about Coach Brown until we hired him, but I can tell if he and his staff can coach half as well as he can talk and plan then we are going to be very competitive.

I've heard a ton of coaches speak over the years and he was easily near the top of the ones I have heard.
Welcome back Coach! Really enjoyed your insights!
 
I’ve been away from these boards for a number of years. Not to get too detailed, but I got tired of the negativity on the basketball board.

The reason I was drawn back is because of my excitement for Syracuse football. I'm a high school coach in NYS so I have had the opportunity to hear previous Syracuse coaches speak. I'm sure some of these things have been mentioned during my hiatus, but wanted to share some of my excitement for our new coaching staff.

I had quite a few interactions with Coach Babers, both one to one and when he was speaking at coaching clinics. Coach Babers' personality was unmatched. He is an excellent speaker and whenever he spoke had the full attention of his audience. With that being said, I was shocked at some of his lack of football knowledge. I don't say this lightly, one of the times I heard him speak he was using the last second drive against Purdue as an example of not giving up. Several times during the speech he mentioned not knowing timing or other rules that I would think a head coach should know.

A few weeks back Coach Brown spoke at the NYSHSFCA Clinic as the keynote speaker.
  • Coach Brown has a plan!
  • Coach Brown pays attention to details.
    • He talked a ton about Football 101. From the markings on the field, to the reason certain positions are named.
  • Coach Brown cares about his coaches and players.
    • He personally reached out to every player on the team and their parents who he thought were no longer a fit for Syracuse. From his own mouth, these conversations were not always pleasant, but he felt he owed it to the players and their families.
    • Quite a few members of his staff, he has known for years. They worked together during his time coming up through the ranks and at least one he has known since he was a kid.
    • He mentioned that his job is to help his assistant coaches progress in their careers. Which means some of these guys may not be at Syracuse for the long term, but if our coaches are moving on because they are getting better jobs I don't see that as a bad thing.
  • Coach Brown takes a great deal of pride in being the number one recruiter in the country.
    • When he recruits a player he doesn't end the relationship when the kid gets on campus. He sets up times throughout the season to meet with the players.
    • He made the statement that the reason so many kids are in the transfer portal is because coaches are "pussies." They recruit a kid and tell them one thing and then once they are on campus they don't talk to the kid again.
    • Coach Brown wants develop his players into fathers, husbands, leaders not just football players. I've heard a number of coaches say this over the years, but Coach Brown is one of the first ones who backs it up with everything he says.
    • Coach Brown is asking that all high school coaches in NY let him know about their best kids. Even if they think the kid is "too good" for Syracuse, Coach Brown just wants a chance to talk to them.
    • He is not content recruiting against the Colgates and Albanys of the football world. He wants to recruit against the big guys; the Georgias and Floridas.
  • Coach Brown has a connection to Syracuse history and NY state in general. He knows of the past players and knows some of them personally. He knows about our past coaches. His connection and admiration for Coach P and Coach DeLeone can only help with his recruiting in NY. Those guys still are held in high esteem among NYS HS coaches.
I had guarded excitement when we hired Coach Babers. He did some really good things with the program and missed the boat in other ways. I didn't know much about Coach Brown until we hired him, but I can tell if he and his staff can coach half as well as he can talk and plan then we are going to be very competitive.

I've heard a ton of coaches speak over the years and he was easily near the top of the ones I have heard.
Music to our ears. Exactly what i'd expect from Fran from what we know so far. Thanks for passing on the info!
 
I’ve been away from these boards for a number of years. Not to get too detailed, but I got tired of the negativity on the basketball board.

The reason I was drawn back is because of my excitement for Syracuse football. I'm a high school coach in NYS so I have had the opportunity to hear previous Syracuse coaches speak. I'm sure some of these things have been mentioned during my hiatus, but wanted to share some of my excitement for our new coaching staff.

I had quite a few interactions with Coach Babers, both one to one and when he was speaking at coaching clinics. Coach Babers' personality was unmatched. He is an excellent speaker and whenever he spoke had the full attention of his audience. With that being said, I was shocked at some of his lack of football knowledge. I don't say this lightly, one of the times I heard him speak he was using the last second drive against Purdue as an example of not giving up. Several times during the speech he mentioned not knowing timing or other rules that I would think a head coach should know.

A few weeks back Coach Brown spoke at the NYSHSFCA Clinic as the keynote speaker.
  • Coach Brown has a plan!
  • Coach Brown pays attention to details.
    • He talked a ton about Football 101. From the markings on the field, to the reason certain positions are named.
  • Coach Brown cares about his coaches and players.
    • He personally reached out to every player on the team and their parents who he thought were no longer a fit for Syracuse. From his own mouth, these conversations were not always pleasant, but he felt he owed it to the players and their families.
    • Quite a few members of his staff, he has known for years. They worked together during his time coming up through the ranks and at least one he has known since he was a kid.
    • He mentioned that his job is to help his assistant coaches progress in their careers. Which means some of these guys may not be at Syracuse for the long term, but if our coaches are moving on because they are getting better jobs I don't see that as a bad thing.
  • Coach Brown takes a great deal of pride in being the number one recruiter in the country.
    • When he recruits a player he doesn't end the relationship when the kid gets on campus. He sets up times throughout the season to meet with the players.
    • He made the statement that the reason so many kids are in the transfer portal is because coaches are "pussies." They recruit a kid and tell them one thing and then once they are on campus they don't talk to the kid again.
    • Coach Brown wants develop his players into fathers, husbands, leaders not just football players. I've heard a number of coaches say this over the years, but Coach Brown is one of the first ones who backs it up with everything he says.
    • Coach Brown is asking that all high school coaches in NY let him know about their best kids. Even if they think the kid is "too good" for Syracuse, Coach Brown just wants a chance to talk to them.
    • He is not content recruiting against the Colgates and Albanys of the football world. He wants to recruit against the big guys; the Georgias and Floridas.
  • Coach Brown has a connection to Syracuse history and NY state in general. He knows of the past players and knows some of them personally. He knows about our past coaches. His connection and admiration for Coach P and Coach DeLeone can only help with his recruiting in NY. Those guys still are held in high esteem among NYS HS coaches.
I had guarded excitement when we hired Coach Babers. He did some really good things with the program and missed the boat in other ways. I didn't know much about Coach Brown until we hired him, but I can tell if he and his staff can coach half as well as he can talk and plan then we are going to be very competitive.

I've heard a ton of coaches speak over the years and he was easily near the top of the ones I have heard.
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you feel, after hearing Coach Brown.
 
I go into every year with orange glasses on. Every team from field hockey and lacrosse to football and basketball has a shot in my mind. I've stayed away from the board as well when it gets ugly.
I’ve been away from these boards for a number of years. Not to get too detailed, but I got tired of the negativity on the basketball board.
The negativity of some of the posters drives me crazy. Wait 'til Fran loses his first game.
 
Thank you for sharing Coach. This is all very consistent with my interactions with FB and every thing I've seen him say (the long form podcast interviews are worth it). Very excited to see the relationships pay off here in both NY and NJ -- as he says, he eliminates the river and it's all one state for him.

He also really, really wants to beat Penn State in recruiting battles and on the field. He thinks we should should take their spot in the Northeast.
 
Thank you for sharing Coach. This is all very consistent with my interactions with FB and every thing I've seen him say (the long form podcast interviews are worth it). Very excited to see the relationships pay off here in both NY and NJ -- as he says, he eliminates the river and it's all one state for him.

He also really, really wants to beat Penn State in recruiting battles and on the field. He thinks we should should take their spot in the Northeast.
Hear Hear!!!

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I’ve been away from these boards for a number of years. Not to get too detailed, but I got tired of the negativity on the basketball board.

The reason I was drawn back is because of my excitement for Syracuse football. I'm a high school coach in NYS so I have had the opportunity to hear previous Syracuse coaches speak. I'm sure some of these things have been mentioned during my hiatus, but wanted to share some of my excitement for our new coaching staff.

I had quite a few interactions with Coach Babers, both one to one and when he was speaking at coaching clinics. Coach Babers' personality was unmatched. He is an excellent speaker and whenever he spoke had the full attention of his audience. With that being said, I was shocked at some of his lack of football knowledge. I don't say this lightly, one of the times I heard him speak he was using the last second drive against Purdue as an example of not giving up. Several times during the speech he mentioned not knowing timing or other rules that I would think a head coach should know.

A few weeks back Coach Brown spoke at the NYSHSFCA Clinic as the keynote speaker.
  • Coach Brown has a plan!
  • Coach Brown pays attention to details.
    • He talked a ton about Football 101. From the markings on the field, to the reason certain positions are named.
  • Coach Brown cares about his coaches and players.
    • He personally reached out to every player on the team and their parents who he thought were no longer a fit for Syracuse. From his own mouth, these conversations were not always pleasant, but he felt he owed it to the players and their families.
    • Quite a few members of his staff, he has known for years. They worked together during his time coming up through the ranks and at least one he has known since he was a kid.
    • He mentioned that his job is to help his assistant coaches progress in their careers. Which means some of these guys may not be at Syracuse for the long term, but if our coaches are moving on because they are getting better jobs I don't see that as a bad thing.
  • Coach Brown takes a great deal of pride in being the number one recruiter in the country.
    • When he recruits a player he doesn't end the relationship when the kid gets on campus. He sets up times throughout the season to meet with the players.
    • He made the statement that the reason so many kids are in the transfer portal is because coaches are "pussies." They recruit a kid and tell them one thing and then once they are on campus they don't talk to the kid again.
    • Coach Brown wants develop his players into fathers, husbands, leaders not just football players. I've heard a number of coaches say this over the years, but Coach Brown is one of the first ones who backs it up with everything he says.
    • Coach Brown is asking that all high school coaches in NY let him know about their best kids. Even if they think the kid is "too good" for Syracuse, Coach Brown just wants a chance to talk to them.
    • He is not content recruiting against the Colgates and Albanys of the football world. He wants to recruit against the big guys; the Georgias and Floridas.
  • Coach Brown has a connection to Syracuse history and NY state in general. He knows of the past players and knows some of them personally. He knows about our past coaches. His connection and admiration for Coach P and Coach DeLeone can only help with his recruiting in NY. Those guys still are held in high esteem among NYS HS coaches.
I had guarded excitement when we hired Coach Babers. He did some really good things with the program and missed the boat in other ways. I didn't know much about Coach Brown until we hired him, but I can tell if he and his staff can coach half as well as he can talk and plan then we are going to be very competitive.

I've heard a ton of coaches speak over the years and he was easily near the top of the ones I have heard.
Thanks coach. You are not the only person who gets tired of the negativity on the basketball board - it gets overbearing sometimes.

Great to hear of HC Fran Browns plans and reputation from another coach who is local. I am very excited as well to see how his program differs from the previous coach and how his new staff works with him and his players to create a winning program.

Be ready though for some harsh criticism if we lose one game. Even though his reputation is great some will find a way to diss it and look for another coach.
 
I’ve been away from these boards for a number of years. Not to get too detailed, but I got tired of the negativity on the basketball board.

The reason I was drawn back is because of my excitement for Syracuse football. I'm a high school coach in NYS so I have had the opportunity to hear previous Syracuse coaches speak. I'm sure some of these things have been mentioned during my hiatus, but wanted to share some of my excitement for our new coaching staff.

I had quite a few interactions with Coach Babers, both one to one and when he was speaking at coaching clinics. Coach Babers' personality was unmatched. He is an excellent speaker and whenever he spoke had the full attention of his audience. With that being said, I was shocked at some of his lack of football knowledge. I don't say this lightly, one of the times I heard him speak he was using the last second drive against Purdue as an example of not giving up. Several times during the speech he mentioned not knowing timing or other rules that I would think a head coach should know.

A few weeks back Coach Brown spoke at the NYSHSFCA Clinic as the keynote speaker.
  • Coach Brown has a plan!
  • Coach Brown pays attention to details.
    • He talked a ton about Football 101. From the markings on the field, to the reason certain positions are named.
  • Coach Brown cares about his coaches and players.
    • He personally reached out to every player on the team and their parents who he thought were no longer a fit for Syracuse. From his own mouth, these conversations were not always pleasant, but he felt he owed it to the players and their families.
    • Quite a few members of his staff, he has known for years. They worked together during his time coming up through the ranks and at least one he has known since he was a kid.
    • He mentioned that his job is to help his assistant coaches progress in their careers. Which means some of these guys may not be at Syracuse for the long term, but if our coaches are moving on because they are getting better jobs I don't see that as a bad thing.
  • Coach Brown takes a great deal of pride in being the number one recruiter in the country.
    • When he recruits a player he doesn't end the relationship when the kid gets on campus. He sets up times throughout the season to meet with the players.
    • He made the statement that the reason so many kids are in the transfer portal is because coaches are "pussies." They recruit a kid and tell them one thing and then once they are on campus they don't talk to the kid again.
    • Coach Brown wants develop his players into fathers, husbands, leaders not just football players. I've heard a number of coaches say this over the years, but Coach Brown is one of the first ones who backs it up with everything he says.
    • Coach Brown is asking that all high school coaches in NY let him know about their best kids. Even if they think the kid is "too good" for Syracuse, Coach Brown just wants a chance to talk to them.
    • He is not content recruiting against the Colgates and Albanys of the football world. He wants to recruit against the big guys; the Georgias and Floridas.
  • Coach Brown has a connection to Syracuse history and NY state in general. He knows of the past players and knows some of them personally. He knows about our past coaches. His connection and admiration for Coach P and Coach DeLeone can only help with his recruiting in NY. Those guys still are held in high esteem among NYS HS coaches.
I had guarded excitement when we hired Coach Babers. He did some really good things with the program and missed the boat in other ways. I didn't know much about Coach Brown until we hired him, but I can tell if he and his staff can coach half as well as he can talk and plan then we are going to be very competitive.

I've heard a ton of coaches speak over the years and he was easily near the top of the ones I have heard.
Welcome back coach. Always appreciate coaching perspectives. Hope you hang around!
 
I’ve been away from these boards for a number of years. Not to get too detailed, but I got tired of the negativity on the basketball board.

The reason I was drawn back is because of my excitement for Syracuse football. I'm a high school coach in NYS so I have had the opportunity to hear previous Syracuse coaches speak. I'm sure some of these things have been mentioned during my hiatus, but wanted to share some of my excitement for our new coaching staff.
Welcome back, Coach.
You literally have been away for almost forever.

Two requests/recommendations:
  1. please don't leave again
  2. stay on the football side of the board :)
 
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I’ve been away from these boards for a number of years. Not to get too detailed, but I got tired of the negativity on the basketball board.

The reason I was drawn back is because of my excitement for Syracuse football. I'm a high school coach in NYS so I have had the opportunity to hear previous Syracuse coaches speak. I'm sure some of these things have been mentioned during my hiatus, but wanted to share some of my excitement for our new coaching staff.

I had quite a few interactions with Coach Babers, both one to one and when he was speaking at coaching clinics. Coach Babers' personality was unmatched. He is an excellent speaker and whenever he spoke had the full attention of his audience. With that being said, I was shocked at some of his lack of football knowledge. I don't say this lightly, one of the times I heard him speak he was using the last second drive against Purdue as an example of not giving up. Several times during the speech he mentioned not knowing timing or other rules that I would think a head coach should know.

A few weeks back Coach Brown spoke at the NYSHSFCA Clinic as the keynote speaker.
  • Coach Brown has a plan!
  • Coach Brown pays attention to details.
    • He talked a ton about Football 101. From the markings on the field, to the reason certain positions are named.
  • Coach Brown cares about his coaches and players.
    • He personally reached out to every player on the team and their parents who he thought were no longer a fit for Syracuse. From his own mouth, these conversations were not always pleasant, but he felt he owed it to the players and their families.
    • Quite a few members of his staff, he has known for years. They worked together during his time coming up through the ranks and at least one he has known since he was a kid.
    • He mentioned that his job is to help his assistant coaches progress in their careers. Which means some of these guys may not be at Syracuse for the long term, but if our coaches are moving on because they are getting better jobs I don't see that as a bad thing.
  • Coach Brown takes a great deal of pride in being the number one recruiter in the country.
    • When he recruits a player he doesn't end the relationship when the kid gets on campus. He sets up times throughout the season to meet with the players.
    • He made the statement that the reason so many kids are in the transfer portal is because coaches are "pussies." They recruit a kid and tell them one thing and then once they are on campus they don't talk to the kid again.
    • Coach Brown wants develop his players into fathers, husbands, leaders not just football players. I've heard a number of coaches say this over the years, but Coach Brown is one of the first ones who backs it up with everything he says.
    • Coach Brown is asking that all high school coaches in NY let him know about their best kids. Even if they think the kid is "too good" for Syracuse, Coach Brown just wants a chance to talk to them.
    • He is not content recruiting against the Colgates and Albanys of the football world. He wants to recruit against the big guys; the Georgias and Floridas.
  • Coach Brown has a connection to Syracuse history and NY state in general. He knows of the past players and knows some of them personally. He knows about our past coaches. His connection and admiration for Coach P and Coach DeLeone can only help with his recruiting in NY. Those guys still are held in high esteem among NYS HS coaches.
I had guarded excitement when we hired Coach Babers. He did some really good things with the program and missed the boat in other ways. I didn't know much about Coach Brown until we hired him, but I can tell if he and his staff can coach half as well as he can talk and plan then we are going to be very competitive.

I've heard a ton of coaches speak over the years and he was easily near the top of the ones I have heard.
Thanks for sharing this. I was also in attendance and wouldn’t have been able to recap as well as this. I can confirm all. He did a good job selling his vision to the NYS coaches.
 
Thank you thank you thank you!

Obviously, for taking the time to explain your experience, but mostly for really putting my mind at ease about his potential and knowledge about some of the technical aspects of the game. Some thing I think Coach babers was lacking.

If he is that detail orientated that makes me quite optimistic that he has the potential to be a good game day coach, meaning, he may have the smarts of how to maximize situational awareness/circumstance with better Game day decisions, this in addition to bringing in the talent, and that combination should, or at least has the potential, to pay supreme dividends.

Even more excited now, again, thank you for taking the time, and please stick around!
 
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Obviously, for taking the time to explain your experience, but mostly for really putting my mind at ease about his potential and knowledge about some of the technical aspects of the game. Some thing I think Coach babers was lacking.
Dino is a very intellegent football mind. Knows all aspects of the game and can convey it in a way that makes sense. His game management issues is what got him in trouble. Coaches can do a great job selling their vision. Actually doing it is a different thing. I think Fran put together people that can get the most out of the players. He understands players win games, coaches can lose them.
 
Dino is a very intellegent football mind. Knows all aspects of the game and can convey it in a way that makes sense. His game management issues is what got him in trouble. Coaches can do a great job selling their vision. Actually doing it is a different thing. I think Fran put together people that can get the most out of the players. He understands players win games, coaches can lose them.
Agree and I guess the part that frustrated me is he seemed to deny there were issues with game management. I know it's hard to publicly admit you screwed up. But that's why you get paid the big bucks - there's some good and bad to go with that.
 
Agree and I guess the part that frustrated me is he seemed to deny there were issues with game management. I know it's hard to publicly admit you screwed up. But that's why you get paid the big bucks - there's some good and bad to go with that.
He knows the reasons why he got fired. He wont publicly say what his exact flaws were. Coaches will speak generalities like " I just didnt win enough games and at this level you are hired to win"
 
Dino is a very intellegent football mind. Knows all aspects of the game and can convey it in a way that makes sense. His game management issues is what got him in trouble. Coaches can do a great job selling their vision. Actually doing it is a different thing. I think Fran put together people that can get the most out of the players. He understands players win games, coaches can lose them.

Felt like Dino was stubborn about some of those head scratching decisions too. Some of his postgame explanations were just wacky as all hell. But it's a tough spot to be vulnerable and admit mistakes I suppose.

Hoping Fran has a better decisive mind, or gets the right people around him and listens to them in those critical times.
 
Felt like Dino was stubborn about some of those head scratching decisions too. Some of his postgame explanations were just wacky as all hell. But it's a tough spot to be vulnerable and admit mistakes I suppose.

Hoping Fran has a better decisive mind, or gets the right people around him and listens to them in those critical times.
Agree on Dino. Im not expecting Fran to be any different.
 
Felt like Dino was stubborn about some of those head scratching decisions too. Some of his postgame explanations were just wacky as all hell. But it's a tough spot to be vulnerable and admit mistakes I suppose.

Hoping Fran has a better decisive mind, or gets the right people around him and listens to them in those critical times.
I agree with your points but I think it goes deeper than that. As much as I respected Dino, I've always felt that he was very insecure and felt as though he needed to prove his competence. His insecurities led to paranoia which, in his mind, justified running a very closed program. Limited media access...prohibition of asst coaches talking to the media...never publicly accepting responsibility for poor game planning or in-game decisions...all the 3-D chess comments... etc.
 
Welcome back, Coach.
You literally have been away for almost forever.

Two requests/recommendations:
  1. please don't leave again
  2. stay on the football side of the board :)

Forever seems pretty accurate! I was trying to figure out how long my hiatus has been and had to actually go back in and look at my post history. Looking back my "Farewell Post" was March 15, 2018, almost exactly six years. I do plan on sticking primarily to the football side of the board, although I will probably end up traversing the desolate wasteland of the other side from time to time.
 
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