Slowly losing my optimism about this staff. Have the schedule and (had) the roster to go 12-0, possibly 14-0, but Chip is pissing it away cause he can not handle stars
Let's be honest. Most of those saying we could go 12-0 don't understand that this isn't Neal Brown year five. Chip is not an extension of XCNB in any way. The clock has been reset, and Chip has zero years of head coaching experience. He is also going to run the offense since our OC has zero years experience being an OC, and Chip is also going to be the quarterbacks coach. That seems like an awful lot for one guy who has never been a head coach.
I'm not sure what happens this season and beyond, but it sure does feel like this staff is "Neal Brown light". I don't mean that in a derogatory sense, just that Chip does not have the experience Neal does, but is from the same coaching tree. Vic Koenning is one of the best in the business, and it's going to be difficult for Brandon Hall to be as good as Vic. He doesn't have the years or the P5 stops. I'm not saying that they can't come in a surprise everyone and win a SBC title, but I would surprised if this staff, in year one, is as good as Neal's program has been. We have the players, but it's a big question as to how they manifest under a different umbrella. It's troubling that Tron and Jones have left the program, but these things happen. I'm in wait and see mode for the time being.
Post by cardinalblacktrojan on Mar 5, 2019 13:37:13 GMT -6
I think it's obvious from the interviews that Vic Koenning has had with West Virginia press, that he was interested in the head coaching job at Troy, and he got passed over. One interview in particular you could tell he had some angst about it. The players on defense loved VK, so if they think he got the shaft, then they feel shafted as well. Also, multiple defensive players, per Twitter, were nudging for VK to become the head coach.
I don't think it's too far fetched to say that if VK was currently Troy's head coach, then Marcus Jones wouldn't have left, and possibly even Tron Folsom.