Skipper was assistant Head Coach.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:05 PM
Keep this in mind - Skipper was Fox's assistant HC. Rivera reached out to him and brought him back. The reasons here are more than likely two fold. The obvious being to help our floundering backfield to flourish again. The less obvious being that he can help Rivera with the minute points of head coaching. Particularly time management and overall game management.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:07 PM
He's now a few years removed and can fulfill that need for Rivera, without the threat of a divisive locker room environment.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:16 PM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:29 PM
But I hope he helps Double Trouble get their swag back.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:31 PM
I like Skipper. But this board is not allowed to use "under Fox"... EVER. You all hate Fox, remember?
What does not liking Fox have to do with realizing the virtue of having Skipper, complete with his assistant HC experience, on the team?
Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:44 PM
Some people just want to hate on everything about the team or relish in their righteous indignation so much that any time anyone attempts to point out any potential positive it pisses them off enough to send a neg rep. Really?
"Here's a hire that might help Ron become a more effective HC and here's why."
"Rawr Rivera sucks and everything sucks!!! Neg rep!!"
Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:48 PM
You've got a once popular guy who used to be an assistant HC here. He puts zero additional heat on you if/when you screw up a season again because nobody is going to honestly entertain the idea of actually promoting Skipper to HC. It also relieves you of the need to hire someone with a resume in a coaching position of substance that could be a threat.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:49 PM
internets is srs business
Well in fairness, the neg rep came from an idiot that made up a bullshit story about getting a fake degree in sports management with a "secondary" degree in PE from a community college that doesn't offer either course of study. Not to mention the fact that CC's don't offer BS/BA degrees, let alone minors.