Tuesday, December 04, 2012

A new coaching update

This is the latest that I know...

-- Tennessee is no longer considering Al Golden. (I got this info after my post last night.) His options now are BC, stay at Miami or try to get in the mix of another opening (Cal?). Miami folks I talked to think he is staying. Their reasoning isn't particularly emotional. They pointed out that he has a 20 starters returning and can win a bad Coastal Division next year. Even with another bowl ban coming and reduced scholarships, a successful 2013 season makes him that much more marketable. 
-- Last week before the "Finalists" were culled, Board of Trustees members were given bios and summaries of at least eight potential candidates. All the coaches profiled had expressed some level of interest in the job. The briefs were reviewed and a few candidates were eliminated without  getting an official interview.
-- Dan Mullen is not a "Finalist." Despite backchannel discussion, the two sides weren't even in the same ballpark salary-wise. In fact, Mullen has priced himself out of most jobs like Colorado, Purdue and Cal. If he doesn't get Tennessee, he will just go back to being a highly-paid sparring partner for Alabama and LSU.
-- While Golden and Diaco are the confirmed members of the final three, no one seems to know the third. Highly respected message board poster BC West posted that Mike Sullivan had not been contacted as of Sunday.
-- Pete Carmichael Jr is not a finalist. Dealing with Alumni is always a tricky proposition, but I am disappointed that Carmichael didn't get more traction in the process. Despite his lack of college experience, I think his role in New Orleans was significant enough to get a long look. If he didn't have a BC degree, would he be considered before other NFL guys like Greg Roman or Mike Sullivan? Probably not. But he is a BC guy and son of a long-time BC staffer. It should be factored and viewed as a positive. 

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17 Comments:

At 10:43 AM, Blogger blist said...

Awesome intel, ATL.
Do we know for certain that Bill O'Brien is out of the mix? He certainly has great reasons to stay put at PSU which everyone points to, but he seemed less than committal in his public statements about staying at PSU.

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

Bill O'Brien is out. He announced it last week.

 
At 10:55 AM, Blogger BCAlum2000 said...

Golden continues to be a long shot. Mullen was never going to happen. Bird in hand ... go with Diaco.

 
At 10:56 AM, Blogger BCAlum2000 said...

That said, if Golden is interested, thats an easy call to make as he is much better prepared than Diaco to turn BC around.

 
At 11:07 AM, Blogger Hario said...

Great info. I would love to know who this third candidate is. One of the MAC coaches, Roman or do you think its a bit more of a sleeper candidate that we might have not thought of?

 
At 11:15 AM, Blogger bc1900 said...

Kromer, diaco and lembo are the 3 finalists according to Blauds.

 
At 11:15 AM, Blogger bc1900 said...

Kromer, diaco and lembo are the 3 finalists according to Blauds.

 
At 11:22 AM, Blogger Hario said...

Any reason Lembo made it to final three and Hazell and Doreen didnt seem to get much of a look at all?
(all three seem to be rising MAC coaches?)

 
At 11:22 AM, Blogger BigJohnny Stolberg said...

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1431955-notre-dame-why-brian-kelly-cant-afford-to-lose-bob-diaco-to-boston-college

 
At 11:33 AM, Blogger Doornekamp! said...

Great info Atl. Unless we offer something like $3 mil, I don't see Golden coming. And I'd rather see someone with D-1 experience in the past decade, so would rather not see Kromer or Lembo.

 
At 11:41 AM, Blogger diabetic tackle said...

the Paterno/Welsh coaching tree (BC edition) includes

TOB
Spaz
Jags
Golden
Swepson

not seeing much good coaching karma here
I have no problem if Al passes

 
At 11:54 AM, Blogger Lally said...

Gotta say, if this accurate, I think Bates has done some good groundwork. I hope that he can close strong.

 
At 12:25 PM, Blogger EL MIZ said...

Golden isn't happening. Fly out to South Bend today to close Diaco and make the case for him being our guy. this is ridiculous to be chasing a guy who isn't leaving his program. he can keep his silly orange ties and stay in Coral Gables. GIVE ME DIACO!

 
At 12:41 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

I think it is Diaco and here is an angle that no one has mentioned. The top 2 Jesuits at BC, Fr. Leahy and Fr. Neenan are both Iowa natives. Diaco played for the legendary Hayden Fry at Iowa, who spawned one of the greatest coaching trees of all-time (think KSU's Bill Schneider, Wisconsin's Bielema, Oklahoma's Stoops). I have met Leahy and he has that mentality where he really connects with people from his home state. If Diaco was smart in the interview, he would have stressed that connection and the job is his.

 
At 12:53 PM, Blogger dixieagle said...

Does Diaco want us as much as BC seems to want him?

 
At 12:56 PM, Blogger nceaglefan said...

I think the third is definitely a pro guy seems logical they would have one in the mix, my bet it is Kromer, he did get an interview. Not sure how I feel about Diaco, yes he has done a nice job with their defense, but that defense is loaded with talent. I still think Roman would have been the best choice is he wanted it.

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

Bret Bielema to Arkansas. Shoot, that means Wisconsin will make a run at Diaco. Alvarez is a former Hawkeye and Notre Dame assistant coach. Well, it was fun for awhile to dream.

 

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