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In Topic: Heels Targeting Durkin to Lead Defense

15 December 2014 - 04:01 PM

"Fedora’s teams have utilized a 4-2-5 defensive scheme for the past four years. He’s not adamant about moving out of the 4-2-5, but acknowledged he would be open to a 4-3 or 3-4 base depending on the new defensive coordinator’s schematic preference."

Hopefully that 4-2-5 debacle is scrapped! I've never seen so many missed assignments in my life, not to mention the pathetic tackling technique.

In Topic: Koenning out as DC at UNC

12 December 2014 - 02:58 PM

Shannon was the coach during their scandal. Considering what happened the last time the last time we snagged a formed Miami-Fla coach that may be a bad sign. I am still in favor of getting him though. A strong defense with Fedora's offense and we may have something here.

Great point! However, wasn't that scandal the one involving boosters and boats? IMO, Shannon was in over his head as HC at such a high profile program at that time. I might add... Anyone that can fix the defensive mess at Chapel Hill deserves an awful lot of praise, along with a huge bonus!!!

In Topic: Koenning out as DC at UNC

12 December 2014 - 09:59 AM

Shannon just because of his ability to recruit.

I'd also be fine with Thigpen.

"During Shannon's six years as UM's defensive coordinator, his defenses ranked as follows in total defense nationally:"

2001 – 6th
2002 – 7th
2003 – 2nd
2004 – 28th
2005 – 4th
2006 – 7th


Agree that Shannon would help in recruiting, especially in S. Florida. He was also a helluva DC at Miami as his record shows. Most of the Heels woes on D are not due to lack of talent, it's technique and blown assignments which is a direct reflection of coaching. There's no reason why Carolina should have the 115th ranked D out of 125 FBS teams, hell at this point anyone would be an upgrade.

In Topic: Koenning out as DC at UNC

11 December 2014 - 07:46 PM

Tommy Thigpen - Current Tennessee linebackers coach
Age: 43
Current Salary: $350,000

UNC/Coaching staff ties:

-UNC linebacker from 1989-1992
-UNC graduate assistant from 1998-1999
-UNC linebackers coach from 2005-2008

Jason Jones - Co-defensive coordinator at Ole Miss
Age: 35
Current Salary: $225,000

UNC/Coaching staff ties:

-Coached with Larry Fedora and Gunter Brewer at Oklahoma State, and with Brewer at Mississippi.

Randy Shannon - Former Miami head coach and defensive coordinator, DC current LB coach at Arkansas
Age: 48
Current salary: $400,000

-Strong recruiting ties to South Florida and the Miami area.
-Experience as a head coach and a defensive coordinator in the ACC at a high profile program
-Respected name with a lot of experience.

Shannon would bring defensive coordinator experience and strong South Florida recruiting ties
Tim Walton - Former St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator
Age: 43

-Former defensive backs coach at Bowling Green, Memphis, Syracuse, LSU, and Miami.
-Secondary coach at LSU when the Tigers won the National Championship in 2003
-Former defensive coordinator at Miami and Memphis

Charlie Harbison - Current co-defensive coordinator at Auburn
Age: 53
Current Salary: $425,000

-Safeties coach as well with over 20 years of experience recruiting and coaching in the ACC and SEC.

Ron Zook - Current Green Bay Packers assistant special teams coach, former head coach at Florida and Illinois
Age: 60

UNC/Coaching staff ties:

-Coached with Fedora at Florida and with Dan Disch (cornerbacks), Keith Gilmore (defensive line), and Ron West (linebackers) at Illinois.

-Strong ties with the majority of the UNC defensive coaching staff and experience at the highest level in college and the NFL as a head coach, defensive coordinator, and defensive backs coach.

Durkin was the defensive coordinator under Muschamp in Florida (Photo: 247Sports)
Andy McCollum - Current Georgia Tech linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator
Age: 55

-Former head coach at Middle Tennessee and defensive coordinator at Baylor

Glenn Spencer - Current Oklahoma State defensive coordinator and linebackers coach
Salary: $462,000

-Former recruiting coordinator and defensive backs coach at Duke -Former defensive line coach at Georgia Tech

D.J. Durkin - Current Florida defensive coordinator/linebackers coach/interim head coach
Age: 35
Current Salary: $500,000

-Young and up and coming name, but could be in line to maintain the same position at Florida under new Gators coach Jim McElwain.

Kevin Steele - Current Alabama linebacker coach
Age: 56
Salary: $200,000

-Former head coach of Baylor and defensive coordinator at Clemson and Alabama -Strong southern recruiting ties.

Ellis Johnson - Former Auburn defensive coordinator
Age: 62
Salary: $800,000 at Auburn

-Has coached in North Carolina at Appalachian State and Gardner Webb
-Former defensive coordinator at Southern Miss, Alabama, Clemson, and Mississippi
-Short stints as the head coach a The Citadel and Southern Miss

In Topic: Saturday: High Noon

10 December 2014 - 08:01 PM

Great thread!

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