Originally Posted by Coy
Not what I said, in fact they both could like him and I´m sure they do, look at my post, I never said Garrett was opposed to this or wasn´t involved, I just said that this move like most moves start and end with Jerry, I just mentioned Lacewell because we all know his relationship with Jerry and his thoughts on Kiffin.
I don't think it started with Jerry.
Part of the reason why I mention this is what I was told by a source close to the organization who sold me on Garrett as a head coach. And a big part of what this person told me was Garrett being about consistency and how he coaches the players.
Garrett wants the players to get the basics of football down pat first. Then when they master those basics, he will allow the players to do more advanced stuff.
It's sort of like math. When you first learn math, you start off with learning the numbers and then counting. Then you get into addition and subtraction. Then you get into multiplying and dividing numbers.
Other coaches like Wade tend to think more of the mindset that the players did 'good enough' at the basics, so they thrust them into more complicated schemes.
That's why so many of the younger players have developed so well under Garrett. He has preached the basics. Have a great game where you catch 3 TD's doesn't mean a thing if your technique sucks because sooner or later, you'll get beat by bad technique. Wade OTOH, he would let it slide.
I can see the Wade style of thinking, but this franchise in this culture and with these types of fans and this media needs consistent players with tremendous work ethic. We don't need the Mike Jenkins' of the world.
This falls right in line with Kiffin's approach, which Garrett saw firsthand when he was at Tampa Bay. It's right in line with what Nick Saban coached when Garrett was an assistant.
It's not your Tom Landry type of football. But, it's right in line with what Garrett wants.
We have to remember that most people thought Kiffin retired for good at USC. I would imagine that Kiffin somehow made it clear he would love to coach in the NFL again and when Garrett heard of it, that was the end of Ryan.
I think Jerry's role was more in the lines of he wanted a backup plan if Kiffin didn't seem like a right fit or didn't come to Dallas. I think that once they felt they could have that with Horton and Lovie Smith because the entire thing coincided right when the Bills chose Doug Marrone over Lovie, that's when they fired Ryan and got ahold of Kiffin and hired him.
Again, it doesn't really matter to me if it was a Jerry or Garrett hire and I'm more or less nonplussed about the hire. Some parts of it I like the hire, other parts I don't.
But, it's funny how the typical Jerry haters immediately call it a 'Jerry Hire' and claim it was so transparent because essentially, Larry Lacewell loved the hire. It just gives them something to whine about when it comes to Jerry. I think if Jerry really wanted his way, he would have hired Lovie Smith. It would be a much better fit as to what Jerry wants and needs.