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Coaching shakeouts...

FIU running backs coach Andrew Hayes-Stoker held the offensive quality control position on Lovie Smith's Chicago Bears staff for two seasons and was wide receivers coach for Smith's final season in Less Than Zero-ville Today. Smith's being introduced as Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach today. So, it's not unreasonable that Hayes-Stoker might be headed to greener (as in green paper) NFL pastures with Tampa Bay as Smith puts together his staff there.

That would leave FIU head coach Ron Turner having to fill linebackers, running backs and special teams coach positions. On salary, those positions accounted for $314,000 last season.


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I hope Ron Turner gives former FIU standout and CFL player and 305 guy Coach Greg Moss a full time position....

Too bad Lovie Smith won't take Ron Turner too.

I prefer he hire some local high school coaches. One from Broward and one from Miami-Dade. They may not necessarily be the best skills coaches but at least they know the area and can recruit. And some of them ARE good technique guys that go to camps etc. The third coach can be a good position coach from the NFL or college looking for work (linebackers?).

I'd love nothing more then for him to try and bring Ice Harris aboard. Connected to more talent in South Florida then we could ever dream about.

Wolthousen leaving was actually a huge benefit to the program because he was not recruiting very well nor was he coaching very well, and he definitely was not liked by most of the special teams guys.

Hayes-Stoker was an A-Hole but the running backs loved him, his coaching style is different but but his recruiting was very effective.

Either way I wouldn't be surprised if Coach Turner keeps hiring more NFL guys who are currently out of work being that they are quite a few people without a job.

For the record I am not a parent of any student athletes.

I find it ironic that this is the same fan base that ragged on our last coach for having a bunch of HS assistants, and were pumped up about all the NFL level coaching we were getting.
Personally, I don't care if they come from The NFL or Pop Warner, as long as they can recruit and teach the game.

All this is irrelevant while we still have our AD. Tick-toc, tick-toc!

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