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Five Questions for Prospective Coaches

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As the interviewing process begins I'm curious what five questions all of you would ask the prospective hire if a ZipNationer were given a seat at the table.  Frankly, I personally have no idea how to manage and coach a DI team with this budget.  Look forward to reading your insights.

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Nice topic. I have no experience in supervising anything other than a bunch of parole officers on my last job.

1)Recruiting: What parts of the country do you see as essential to recruit successfully to upgrade and maintain a talent level that will keep the program competitive in the MAC season after season?

2) Current talent level: What is your assessment of the talent level of the current roster? Be specific to each unit...offense,defense special teams. Which unit is it essential to upgrade first?

3) Assistants: If hired,do you have names of potential assistants with experience in recruiting,scholarships,academic requirements who could be willing to start immediately?

4) What do you feel are your strengths and weaknesses as a potential head coach? What do you think have been your biggest 'mistakes' as a coach at any level? What did you do to correct those situations?

5) Discipline: Scenario: You have a talented player who is not a good 'citizen' or teammate. Tell me what steps you would take to try to remediate that situation. 

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Q1: How do you think P.J. Fleck, U. Meyer and B. Kelly were able to recruit successfully in the MAC?

Q2: How do you believe you will be able to replicate that recruiting success at Akron?

Q3-5: (see Q1-2)

 

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1.  Do you think football should be played on Saturday?

2.  Do you know LeBron?

3.  Do you trust corn farmers?

4.  Do you think "Fear the Roo" (with the piercing eyes) is the best logo ever?

5.  What is your username on ZipsNation?

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What does PCCC stand for and where does failure reside?

 

Serious questions...

 

- What's your offensive philosophy?

- Do you like delayed handoffs? 

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21 minutes ago, clarkwgriswold said:

How are you in small group situations, like games at Infocision?

To paraphrase a former professor of mine, "Clark, that is not a contribution.":puke:

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20 minutes ago, tpsjugglerdude said:

When you win the pre-game coin toss, which of the following is an unacceptable answer? 
A) Receive

B)Defer
C) Kick

Damn it!  :mad_flame:  Now I have to brainstorm a little more ... 

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I just fired the coaching staff that won the MAC East in 2017. How are you going to make me look like I made the right decision?

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On 12/13/2018 at 1:19 PM, Captain Kangaroo said:

I just fired the coaching staff that won the MAC East in 2017. How are you going to make me look like I made the right decision?

I'll show up with an offense that looks lie it knows what it is doing.

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