Originally Posted by a_minimalist
We shall see about that. Here's an honest question. Would you rather have a coach who wants to coach or a coach who wants to be one of the greats and constantly studies them and talks to them? He's clearly aiming to be one of the greats.
I'd rather have a coach that earned his position by going from the bottom and worked his way to the top. While doing this he "studies" under great coaches by working with them on a daily basis.
While taking 10 to 12 years or so working his way up by being assistant position coach all the way to coordinator he learns situational football and clock management so he wouldn't have to learn it on the job.
A couple of conversations with Jimmy and Coach K doesn't replace the experience of working under them for years.