Coaching Staff | Syracusefan.com

Coaching Staff

CuseOnly

All American
Joined
Dec 11, 2012
Messages
6,333
Like
6,573
I hope not. Need consistency and stability at this point.
 

PhatOrange

Living Legend
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
25,787
Like
37,507
Haven't seen any indication. It helps that the corp of the staff are Shafers buddies.

That said the DB coach is an outlier, and I've never seen his name mentioned with recruits. The performance of the DBS is up for debate.

I don't believe anyone is going to leave though.
 

cuseman404

2nd String
Joined
Aug 30, 2011
Messages
507
Like
451
Awesome glad to hear. We def need a quiet offseason when it comes to coaching changes
 

TDTOrange

Starter
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
1,300
Like
1,833
I would say yes, not based on anything but history.

Not wholesale changes, for obvious reasons, but when was the last time we had our entire coaching staff return? And if it was recently, how many times over the last 20 years has it happened?
 

baggerbob

All American
Joined
Aug 20, 2011
Messages
4,803
Like
6,451
I say no, we were 2 dropped TD passes from the same regular season record as last year, with a new staff, and a stronger schedule.
 

Finwad32

Hall of Fame
Joined
Aug 28, 2011
Messages
8,080
Like
27,635
Over the summer I spent some time with the position coaches, younger coaches and GA's. it's a really fun group to be around, I hope the staff stays intact as I think they all have something to bring to the table and they seem to work really well together. Tons of energy.

Fun fact of the day, K Robbie Gould's little brother Chris is a ST coach for us. He played at Virginia until '08 I believe.
 

cuseman404

2nd String
Joined
Aug 30, 2011
Messages
507
Like
451
Good, I need Robbie Gould to go nuts in the fantasy football superbowl this weekend, any ties to SU i will take as good karma
 

supp

Hall of Fame
Joined
Aug 28, 2011
Messages
9,245
Like
17,037
Should we expect any turnover from our coaching staff this offseason?

The guy you worry about is Tim Lester. Is his wife still working for the Bulls in Chicago? Hard to live away from your family like that. The Chicago recruiting push takes advantage of existing connections guys like Lester and Smith have but it also affords Lester the chance to go home. But that's not a long-term solution.

He would be a tough loss. He's done a nice job with Hunt and is clearly a stabilizing influence on McDonald.
 

VaSaltine

Starter
Joined
Aug 29, 2011
Messages
1,060
Like
623
The guy you worry about is Tim Lester. Is his wife still working for the Bulls in Chicago? Hard to live away from your family like that. The Chicago recruiting push takes advantage of existing connections guys like Lester and Smith have but it also affords Lester the chance to go home. But that's not a long-term solution.

He would be a tough loss. He's done a nice job with Hunt and is clearly a stabilizing influence on McDonald.
Lester may be the one guy I'd most hate to lose. My gut sees him as our offensive coordinator someday. He recruits well and I don't remember any negativity about his coaching ability so he must be doing a good job with that.
 

oldpinepoint

All American
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
4,924
Like
7,209
The guy you worry about is Tim Lester. Is his wife still working for the Bulls in Chicago? Hard to live away from your family like that. The Chicago recruiting push takes advantage of existing connections guys like Lester and Smith have but it also affords Lester the chance to go home. But that's not a long-term solution.

He would be a tough loss. He's done a nice job with Hunt and is clearly a stabilizing influence on McDonald.
Does she work in marketing, fundraising, scheduling, events, budgeting or anything else? She has got to be an upgrade, Hire her at SU.
 

JJReddawg

All Conference
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
3,469
Like
6,873
The guy you worry about is Tim Lester. Is his wife still working for the Bulls in Chicago? Hard to live away from your family like that. The Chicago recruiting push takes advantage of existing connections guys like Lester and Smith have but it also affords Lester the chance to go home. But that's not a long-term solution.

He would be a tough loss. He's done a nice job with Hunt and is clearly a stabilizing influence on McDonald.

It appears that his whole family is in the Syracuse area now according to this article from June:
http://www.syracuse.com/orangefootball/index.ssf/2013/01/families_western_michigan_reun.html

Dawn Lester found her dream job in June 2012.
She had worked in professional sports before but not for an organization like this. The Chicago Bulls are known around the world, known for the most famous player ever — Michael Jordan. Scottie Pippen, a legend in his own right, walked by her office on a regular basis.
Dawn is a Senior Account Executive in Corporate Partnerships for the Bulls, and her husband, Tim Lester, was the head coach at Division III Elmhurst College. They lived with their two kids — the third is on the way and Tim has a fourth child of his own — in Chicago, where they have two houses.
It seemed perfect.
Then the phone rang.
"I told Coach Shafer when we talked on the phone that family was the No. 1 reason I wanted to coach for him," said Tim, the new Syracuse quarterbacks coach who held the same role at Western Michigan from 2005-06. "In our business it's sometimes hard to be a family man unless you put a priority on it. It takes a special person of character to stop what you're doing every once in a while, and that was really what I learned by watching Coach Shafer at Western Michigan."

Even his wife called the decision to leave Chicago, including quitting her dream job, a "no-brainer" to reunite with a "long-lost group of friends."
For her, the weekly wives dinner is what she missed the most about Kalamazoo. It became a tradition for all the coaches' wives to go to a restaurant while their husbands logged long hours. Friendships were built as their personal lives intertwined.
So tightly knit were those relationships that Tim said his wife was more excited about the idea of reuniting with defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough's family — especially his wife Nicole — than watching him speak at the introductory press conference earlier in the week.
"As soon as she logged on to the website a big picture of Coach Bullough popped up and she went crazy," Tim said. "Because that meant Nicole was coming."
And that makes leaving your dream job a little easier.
 

anomander

Living Legend
Joined
Nov 30, 2012
Messages
13,078
Like
22,614
PhatOrange said:
Haven't seen any indication. It helps that the corp of the staff are Shafers buddies. That said the DB coach is an outlier, and I've never seen his name mentioned with recruits. The performance of the DBS is up for debate. I don't believe anyone is going to leave though.
I forgot where he was, maybe South NJ(?), but he was mentioned a couple times by recruits.

I think the staff stays completely intact unless some opportunity for a promotion comes for one of the coaches. I'd put my money on everyone being back , slmethig we really need
 

Orangepace

2018 Cali Winner: Tackles
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
3,216
Like
3,163
Ridicule me or not, but I think we could stand to lose a WR coach. He's openly complained about recruiting in the media and we haven't seen much production at all from the WRs on the field. Blame it on talent or whatever, but considering that McDonald is a former WR coach, I dont' see the reason to keep one on staff if he doesn't bring anything at all to the recruiting table.
 

RF2044

Living Legend
Joined
Aug 15, 2011
Messages
27,905
Like
83,529
Haven't seen any indication. It helps that the corp of the staff are Shafers buddies.

That said the DB coach is an outlier, and I've never seen his name mentioned with recruits. The performance of the DBS is up for debate.

I don't believe anyone is going to leave though.

Early on, I thought we might see a shakeup--especially on the defensive side of the ball, given how much yardage they were hemorrhaging early on. But after the GT game, the defense really got a lot better. A TON better. And I think those guys deserve to be brought back.
 

Crusty

Living Legend
Joined
May 21, 2012
Messages
13,044
Like
17,278
Ridicule me or not, but I think we could stand to lose a WR coach. He's openly complained about recruiting in the media and we haven't seen much production at all from the WRs on the field. Blame it on talent or whatever, but considering that McDonald is a former WR coach, I dont' see the reason to keep one on staff if he doesn't bring anything at all to the recruiting table.

OK, consider yourself ridiculed.
 

Crusty

Living Legend
Joined
May 21, 2012
Messages
13,044
Like
17,278
One day I hope we find out the real story of the GT debacle. It just seemed like such an outlier. We have a 3-4 Oakie base defense and variations of it so I never understood why the outrage over the use of the 3-4. More importantly I never understood how we were so unprepared.
 

IHeartSUFball

Starter
Joined
Aug 16, 2011
Messages
1,988
Like
735
IthacaBarrel said:
I say they all come back...
to win a national title... They vowed it one night drinking in shafers basement
 

oldpinepoint

All American
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
4,924
Like
7,209
They were playing Edward 40-hands. Hardnosed drinkin...
edward_40_hands.jpg
 
Last edited:

Forum statistics

Threads
160,514
Messages
4,343,140
Members
5,639
Latest member
GoldyGopher

Online statistics

Members online
24
Guests online
252
Total visitors
276




Top Bottom