Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Doc Holiday: I know the name, but....

Yeah, with my blood lust to welcome Bud Foster as the next head coach at West Virginia I was kind of put out that D0c Holiday already has the inside track. Mainly because I just don't know that much about him off the top of my head. While I've seen Bud Foster's defense at work for a very long time. And I've always been impressed no matter how many times I farted in their general direction.

But if Holiday is to be the next coach. I thought I would look around and see what I could find out about him. And yes,that picture you see in the post below this one is the only good photo I could find. And yes, I am scared! How would you like to have a one on one interview with that? I mean, damn! Those eyes will stop you in your tracks and make you beg for mercy. Maybe that's his big secret to recruiting.


Look into my eyes! Repeat after me, I want to play for WVU

Yeah, all your recruitz belong to us now! Seriously though, OS will like this, he was born in 1957. So if things don't work out, OS can pay him a visit and talk him out of football. But he did play linebacker for WVU in the Frank Cignetti days and immediately became a grad assistant when he finished with school.

Time out, they are doing a special presentation for Darrius Nichols. I bring this up because West Virginia is on the road tonight playing Radford. I have never heard of a school doing a special presentation for an opposing player. Nichols is from Radford, Va. So, thats damn classy of you Radford! The next round is on me.

Back to our story: Holiday was an assistant with West Virginia for 20 years where he was the receivers coach from 83 to 90. And coached the linebackers from 90 to 92 until going back to receivers coach in 93. And in 1995 he was named assistant head coach while still coaching the receivers. In 2000 he moved to NC State, and was associate head coach with Chesty McSunglasses.



And then he went to Florida in 2005 to be associate head coach and safeties coach. More importantly, he was recruiting coordinator for Florida.

So what does West Virginia need? Are we looking for someone that is going to move right in and work the defense and allow someone with a good understanding of the spread offense to run things? Or are we looking for an offensive minded coach? Either way, the coach is going to have to be a recruiting demon. So that makes me like Holiday a whole lot more. I still lean a little toward Foster, just because I really really enjoyed the few times West Virginia has had a dominating defense. Canute Curtis yaw! You know what I'm talking about!

Finally, about this buyout thing. I saw this post over at The Wizard of Odds. And I thought our legal mind/s could tackle this a bit if they thought it was on target, or post worthy.

17 comments:

J. Johnston said...

WOO!!! DOC!!! I'll be happy no matter who it is, and though I'm anti-Bowden, his staff is supposed to be extraordinary. So whatever. I lean towards Doc b/c he has awesome gameday sign potential. Also, we could have Wyatt on the bigscreen saying "You tell 'em I'm coming, and Hell's coming with me!". That would be a badass 3rd down clip.

Nice choice of pictures too. Can't you be original at all?

J. Johnston said...

Johnny,

What is your take on this?

http://www2.kusports.com/news/2007/dec/19/mangino_negotiations_west_virginia/

I'm not sure...

Johnny said...

Tears of infinite sadness. I say no no no no no no no. Finger waiving no! I just threw up in my mouth no! Can you imagine Maryland fans making fun of our coaches physique? No No No!

J. Johnston said...

Forget it. The article was just edited and says it was a rather elaborate hoax. That is totally awesome!

letsplaytummysticks said...

Johnny I could answer, but I'll let the man answer:

http://www.wvgazette.com/section/Sports/Mitch+Vingle/200712194?pt=10

funny thing is that Vingle only called Cardi last year b/c we sent Vingle an email making fun of all the legal issues he f'ed up and gave him Cardi's email address.

letsplaytummysticks said...

Also, I'll post more tomorrow, but I still think he could get a reduction despite the lack of an argument due to WVU either not wanting to go to court to air out laundary or fear that the liquidated damages would be a penalty due to lack of damages if a new coach is found and considered equivalent. We'll revisit the Beilein arguments. Hooray!!!

J. Johnston said...

Tummysticks,
I'm hearing that the buyout was reduced as part of the effort to get RR to move up the resignation. Have you heard of any negotiations on that?

letsplaytummysticks said...

As of yet the buyout hasn't been reduced. I heard that the resignation got moved up b/c WVU was going to force RR to coach until Jan. 3rd which means be in Morgantown and no contact w/ recruits for Michigan (also why Gibson resigned at the same time). It was another bluff by RR that got called.

rs said...

So what's up with Calvin Magee? Is he going to coach the Fiesta and then pack his bags for Michigan? Is his leaving a done deal? I see he is still listed on the WVU Athletic Directory.

J. Johnston said...

What's a guy gotta do to get Mike Locksley hired? Damn.

Johnny said...

Let Locksly talk to Pastilong, and I'm sure he'll be coach. The guys has to be a hell of a salesman. I mean just look at his wife.

Johnny said...

Hey rs, I'd say he's gone after the bowl game. Not sure about it, but since he got on the plane with Rod, I wouldn't look for him next year.

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