Michigan Football: Coach’s Corner — Tidbits from CoachBT — Firing a Coordinator
There has been a lot of debate on Coach Borges and the offensive unit the past couple of weeks. Even going so far as to firing Coach Borges on many sites and many different posters/readers.
#1, I am in no way defending Coach Borges, Repeat, I am in no way defending Coach Borges.
Remember as well when this staff came in they agreed to have a mobile quarterback for a couple of years and work within the system that benefits the quarterback.
I am talking about what happens if any coordinator is changed, especially early on. It can easily speak of desperation and make a head coach look like he is throwing some one under the bus. It can also make parents and recruits very uneasy and could turn your recruiting into a mess or a wait and see approach. What type of quality coach is going to sign with your program if they think their head coach is going to desert them at the first sign of trouble?
That is (IMO) what hurt RR in search of a top defensive coordinator. It looked like they was blaming the mess on Coach Shafer. What type of pressure does that put on the new coordinator coming into the situation at that point where you got rid of one coach who was an outsider in the beginning and wasn’t the first choice to join the staff. The head coach is basically saying we have the players/talent all we need is new guy at the top to make it work.
What about the players who signed on to play for Coach Borges. DESPITE WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD ON OTHER SITES I KNOW FOR A FACT that Coach Borges does make phone calls, visits schools, and attends games.
What about style of play, do you start over and make kids recently recruited square pegs and round holes and have players from three different offenses try and mesh together. I guess what I am trying to say in my usual long winded way is … you have to be very careful when you change/fire your coordinators at an early point in your regime. It can open up a bigger can of worms then the one you think you solved.
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Written by GBMWolverine Staff — CoachBT
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