Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by BrAinPaiNt, Dec 12, 2012.
Hope the spelling is correct. The announcement is all over twitter right now.
The Air Raid Offense Returns.
This makes me sad. I'm sure Sumlin will find a suitable replacement.
He was the QB when they spanked cal after they didn't get into the rose bowl right? At least the tech fans will love this move
That was Sunny Cumbie that made Aaron Rodgers cry like a girl
Disclaimer - I dont actually know if he cried, I cant provide a link, but I like to think he did.
KK was the original Air Raid QB.
Sumline's primary offensive assistant and the guy most connected to Johnny Football.
He also played for Bill Belichek and was coached by Leach, Dana Holgerson and Art Briles.
Quite a coaching tree for a guy only 33 years old.
Recruits love him because he is a young, hip guy. He was actually in the NFL only 5/6 years ago.
If he pulls in a new DC from that TAMU staff as well Tech should bounce back quickly in recruiting. They had a lot of input with recruits and TAMU had more commits than they can admit. A couple may fall Tech's way.
He only has 5 years of coaching experience. He is not qualified to be a Head Coach yet. He'll be learning on the job.
Did I forget any of them?
I send my congrats. I don't subscribe to any of the above gripes.
The difference is this kid can actually coach.
I understand where Hos is coming from. A lot of the negatives heaped on Redball have been blown way out of proportion.
All that being said KK was OC for the top offense in the country at Houston and now the top offense by about 100 yards per game in the SEC. IIRC TAMU finished 9th offensively playing both LSU and Bama.
Redball didn't set the world on fire in his early coaching work though he also probably had less to work with than KK has.
Actually there is no difference. Either there are the restrictions on timing or there aren't. Obviously, there aren't which makes those arguments moot. Many of the best Head Coaches career's got launched like that. Including Tom Landry and Don Shula. The up in arms crowd have apoplectic fits if you say that because they can't stand comparisons to success even though Landry did not start successfully. It was built. Shula inherited a pretty good Colts team before he literally built the Dolphins. Either you have patience to see the progress or you don't, and too many fans don't. And not just this generation. Our fans were against Landry and in truth they were all over Jimmy too. This is nothing new. It is just as short sighted now as it was then.
I know. I was just messing with you Hos. I've been a TT fan since the 70's. Its been a rough life of fandom. I love the hire and have been pulling for Kliff since mid season. Tubbs was washed up and never fit in.
He's real young, but Techs AD, Hocutt, was his age when he first got his chance as AD.
I like the hire Tech fans need to give him 3-4 years to clean up the mess left behind because Tommy did leave a mess and the recruiting classes have been subpar the last couple years.
The nice thing for Kliff is he will be able to get a young QB to build around because Johnny Football being so young I think it gives him the inside track to getting a young High profile Texas Highschool QB that wants to throw the ball.
It sucks for Texas A&M but it also is good for Texas A&M. It sucks because they lose them but it also makes it easier to recruit assistant because of the chances it can create if you are successful
Only weakness i see in Kingsbury is the staff he's assembling, he's rostering up some young tech grads two or three years out of school. there's an heir of elder authority 25 year olds might might not be able to muster over 21 year olds...and it will be hard not to date tech cheerleaders
The only weak class has been this past one. And in all honesty that was a good class just downgraded due to JUCOs. But the JUCOs can largely play.
TTub was a good recruiter. He just failed in many other areas. The largest being he is a good defensive mind having worked under Jimmy Johnson but allowed others to run the defense with no input.
I like the young asst. coaches because they generally recruit much better than older guys. But there will need to be a strong defensive mind to coordinate the defense.
Great hire for TT for several reasons.
It's hard to do these days, but I think his grace period will be longer than for some
Tech has a very young team still. Not sure KK will need much of a grace period. Lots of injuries this year so the team finished poorly for the second straight year. Easy to see them do far better next year.
Tech loses only like 12 players off the 44 player 2-deep.
If Michael Brewer can play at QB then this team will be tough. The defense will be loaded with experienced juniors and seniors.
Javon Bell, Eric Ward, Jace Amaro, Dom Wheeler, Bradley Marquez... tons of receiving threats. The starting RB is returning. Tech is losing a draftable LT and the overall OL play will be a concern.
KK needs to finish this recruiting class strong and keep the JUCOs who haven't decommitted.
I'd be damned disappointed if they didn't try. Man, Tech had/has some of the hottest coeds of any campus I was ever on and that included Miami and Texas State.
It wasn't necessarily that they were just overly hotter than other campuses, but its that there were so few of the unattractives within the "average" demographic.
Texas was better in both quantity and quality! i did have an apartment right across the street from the zeta house when i was at UT, so......ya.....needless to say i never enjoyed taking my dog to the bathroom more.
Great pickup for Tech ... Im sure Sumlin and Johnny Football are gonna miss him next year.
It sounds like Kingsbury might have his first recruiting coup with Quincy Adeboyejo expected to commit to Tech after decommitting from A&M. The Aggies are replacing him on the commit list with former OU commit Jordan Mastrogiovanni.