Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by TheFinisher, Jan 8, 2013.
Why would Arizona release him from his contract?
if the Boys slip the "asst Head Coach" title on him Az wont have the option, they can only block lateral moves not upgrades
They fired their Head Coach.
Not the case anymore...
really?....did they change that?
There hasn't been any inclination that they want to move on from him though, nor should they.
Yea, that's what I'm saying.
a few years ago.
He is a candidate for that HC job in Arizona. If he doesn't get the job, I am sure he will ask out of his contract.
That is no longer the case. He would have to be THE Head Coach, not "Asst Head Coach".
And the answer will be no. Only way would be if the new head coach wants his own DC.
Why would he do that? He has a young, elite D and if he doesn't get a HC opportunity this year his smartest move would be to stay in ARZ, not go to another team as a DC and start all over.
I think you can hire Horton without a promotion but you have to get permission from the parent club as with any asst. The Rooney rule doesn't apply.
The only way Horton leaves is if Arizona's new HC wants his own DC.
Yes that's true, but again, why would Arizona let him walk?
Because the new head coach would want a new defensive coordinator. If that's the case, then Horton would be released from his contract.
Big if and that would mean Jerry has to wait until Az decides on their new HC. Very stupid chance but Jerry has gone full Al Davis so maybe you got a point.
Makes sense, just doesn't seem likely. Having an elite defense in tact would be a major selling point for offensive minded HCs. But you never know, maybe we get lucky. Just odd to believe we fired Rob with Horton in mind before we even know if he's gonna be available.
I mean I'm not saying that Arizona's new head coach will replace Horton as I think it would be a stupid move considering Horton is a great defensive coordinator. But I've seen it before when new coaches are hired, they usually replace the staff including new coordinators. I'm just surprised Horton hasn't been considered at least a favorite to take over as the head coach in AZ. Just a little surprising to me.
Generally you don't want people in your hire who don't like you. Not good for working relations and efficiency. Also, Horton is not guaranteed a job so if he's offered a job he likes then he'll ask for and likely get his own release. People don't want to go to work for an organization that doesn't guarantee a coach a job then lets him get fired by the new HC after refusing to allow him to walk into a new job somewhere. Not a good idea.