i don't know that he's "friends" with mcD. i don't know if they ever worked together.
i've heard that mcD was really rivera's second choice and that he really wanted wilks for the job but he chargers wouldn't let him out of their contract. it could be that even though rivera and mcD come from the same JJ 4-3 background, that the two of them just aren't on the same page. wilks has worked with rivera a lot over the years.
all speculation and rumor but hey...if it results in getting on the field what was promised us when rivera got the job and the results that rivera's gotten at chicago and in san diego then i'm all for it.
Well if that's true we already have Wilks on board. Time to cut ties with McD and see what Wilks can do. Or look for a position coach from some of the better defenses out there.