Petro named new defensive coordinator

Who do you want as new defensive coordinator?

  • Dave Pietramala

    Votes: 45 71.4%
  • Brodie Merrill

    Votes: 10 15.9%
  • Ric Beardsley

    Votes: 7 11.1%
  • Other-please post your preference

    Votes: 1 1.6%

  • Total voters
    63
  • Poll closed .

sholokov2

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I voted for Petro for the same reasons Jeremy stated. Plus I think it will be good to have someone on staff with men’s head coaching experience to balance out Gait’s inexperience. I think it’s a really good fit actually. Totally understand the concerns surrounding his last years at Hopkins, but he might just have needed a fresh start.

The big question will be can his sons be flipped? It would be a huge get, just have no idea what the dynamics in play are. I do wonder how long he sees himself at Syracuse - would he only leave for a Power 5 head coaching job?

Small quibble but would have liked to see Rogers name listed in the poll, just out of a courtesy I guess.

Other people I might have considered wound be Kyle Georgalas from Army and Matt Dwan from Loyola. Those schools always seem to have tough defenses and they both have a good amount of experience. Don’t know if they’d be better or worse than Petro.

Brodie certainly would have been interesting. Curious what the reason was for listing him?
I have watched the Hill over several years of Merrill's tenure. His defenses are sound fundamentally, adjust brilliantly to opponent tactics, and when a defenseman takes a risk, his fellow ds support and back him up to an extent that the moves seem natural. Brilliant is an over used adjective, but I believe it is an appropriate term for Merrill's teaching, strategy, and most importantly his ability to adjust during a game. And they hitcha.
 

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Has Merrill's name come up? That would be cool.
Fairly certain his family owns the Hill Academy. I don’t see him leaving anytime soon for a DC job in the states.
 

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So would the Petro Twins get free tuition since Petro will be an employee? Or is there a waiting period of some sort?
 

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Lot of rumblings (unsubstantiated) that Petro's kids have decomitted from UNC.

Interested to see how this plays out. Dom is a lefty. Michael Leo is a lefty. Owen Hiltz is a lefty who will have 2 years of eligibility left when they arrive on campus. How does this play out? Who plays midfield?
 

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Interested to see how this plays out. Dom is a lefty. Michael Leo is a lefty. Owen Hiltz is a lefty who will have 2 years of eligibility left when they arrive on campus. How does this play out? Who plays midfield?

Pietramala.







(God willing)
 

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Interested to see how this plays out. Dom is a lefty. Michael Leo is a lefty. Owen Hiltz is a lefty who will have 2 years of eligibility left when they arrive on campus. How does this play out? Who plays midfield?
Not sure exactly sure, I haven't seen much of Leo. Hiltz is a proven starter at attack and I am sure will be on the field as much as possible. Dom has played both attack and midfield on the club circuit and is a very good dodger and feeder from up top. Wouldn't be surprised to see him play some midfield. They could also play with two left handed attack men?
 

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Not sure exactly sure, I haven't seen much of Leo. Hiltz is a proven starter at attack and I am sure will be on the field as much as possible. Dom has played both attack and midfield on the club circuit and is a very good dodger and feeder from up top. Wouldn't be surprised to see him play some midfield. They could also play with two left handed attack men?

hiltz + leo + dom = 3 lefties...+ Spallina

That scenario already had 2 lefties inserted.
 

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