For many of us, I am stating the obvious so bear with me. This comes right out the the AJ:
On national signing day, Tuberville said he filled his staff with young assistants because of the importance he places on recruiting. He wanted all nine to have energy and connect with high school players.
As a tradeoff, the staff’s average age is 35, and six of the nine assistants are coaching in a BCS conference for the first time.
Tuberville said the growing pains his players have experienced don’t extend to his coaching staff. (My bold)
“Nah, we’ve got a good coaching staff,” Tuberville said. “They know what they’re doing. Everybody’s on the same page with what they want to do on offense and defense. We haven’t changed much from anything that we did the first day we got here. I think consistency’s our biggest deal right now. We want to stay as consistent as we can and stay as positive as we can.”
Brown has been out coached by the DC at UT and OSU and will be out coached by the guys at A&M, OU, and MU. He may be intelligent, have vision, develop strategy, and recruit like a demon, but it seems to me that he has not sat under a master play caller and learned how to call plays in the midst of adversity. He is play calling flip flops too much and is way too predictable.
Our special teams coach, who hasn't coached special teams in at least 10 years, (Tubs) has allowed three successful fake punts which extended drives into TD's, two embarrassing on side kicks returns for TD's, and gave SMU a short field on a punt return that turned into a TD. (SMU punt returner would have scored if we didn't have the guy who can chase down rabbits in the game.) That's is 42 points on special teams. Mind you he fired one of the top special teams coach in the nation and replaced him with himself.
Yep. They surely know what they are doing. No growing pains here.
Just a question: Why is it that big corporations (not start-ups) or the military don't load up on giving heavy management responsibility to young people?
So, what is so special about Tubs to think that he can buck this common wisdom?
It's great to bring in great recruits, have them buy into what you are selling, work hard, and have more talent and speed than your opponent, but it goes all for naught when you can't get them into space at the right time because of play calling or by being out coached.
I believe that one of the things that gets overlooked in a game is that as players are battling one-on-one with each other, so are the coaches. In the Big 12, if one coach (say the DC) is one step ahead of the opposing coach (say the OC) it rarely matters how much more talented your players are. The chances of being beat are pretty high.
Our former staff is a testament to this thought.
Enough rant and analysis. I'm tired. :)