Originally Posted by bkight13
I don't see any sunshine pumping. Kiffin is to the 4-3 what LeBeau and Capers are to 3-4 and everyone would be excited if we got those guys. Marinelli is very well respected and turned down the DC job in Chicago to come here. Eberflus stayed when his DC left and is well respected around here. Everyone agreed it was time for Decamillis to go and the new guy seems excited to join Garrett and turned down a great opportunity at Auburn.
I am a glass half full guy.
But the points you make are rather weak ones for actual Cowboys fans who pay attention.
Kiffin did architect some great NFL defenses but he was most recently abused in the Pac 12. And for 5 years. He created the zone scheme Tampa 2 and we are actually unlikely to use that. We are mostly likely going to use a Seattle over 4-3 scheme with man coverage. So it isn't really what Kiffin is known for. Though at 72 you can bet he has seen a little bit of everything.
Marinelli, who really is very coveted; turned down a DC job in Chicago because they just fired his best friend in coaching. And we gave him the Asst Head Coach title here. He is the de facto DC in waiting.
Auburn is really struggling and that job may well be a 1 year deal. The SEC is big-time but it doesn't compare to the same title in the NFL.
I tend to think the staff has a real shot. But I also see that this team has about 1 more year of playoff failure before we are rebooting again. Garrett isn't here on a forever deal. Not with the owner making him uncomfortable.