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16 hours ago, LZIp said:

Hmm...I wondered what happened to Nick Toth. Looks like he's joined Air Force as a...safeties coach?

 

Seems like a bizarre move for Toth, but l'd say we came out on top in this situation.

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1 hour ago, akzipper said:

 

Seems like a bizarre move for Toth, but l'd say we came out on top in this situation.

 

What makes you say we came out on top? Toth had an impressive resume. 

 

Edit: Tibesar coaches TJ Watt at Wisconsin. Per Watt's Wikipedia...

 

In July 2015, Watt was asked by head coach Paul Chryst to switch to a defensive position as a redshirt sophomore.[3] Badgers' outside linebackers coach Tim Tibesar recalled Watt's position change saying, "At that time, even though he was in his third fall at Wisconsin, it was kind of like having a freshman come in. You're trying to teach him for the first time how to play outside 'backer in our system."

 

Per his Oregon State page...

 

Tibesar Notables:     

9 Number of years as a defensive coordinator

34-7 Record at Wisconsin during his tenure 

2 Number of Big Ten West Division titles at Wisconsin

2 Rank of 2017 Wisconsin defense (2nd, 2015; 7th, 2016)

 
OREGON STATE (2018-Present)
• Defense allowed 51.5 fewer passing yards per game in 2020 from 2019
• Avery Roberts (69) and Omar Speights (63) finished first and second in Pac-12 in tackles in 2020. Roberts named to All-Pac-12 First Team
• Defense improved in 2019 vs. 2018 by 13.2 points per game allowed and 91.1 yards less allowed.
• Also improved in rush defense, points allowed and third down defense among others (2019)
• Linebacker Hamilcar Rashed, Jr., selected All-American (2019)
• Linebacker Omar Speights earned Freshman All-America honors and Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors
• Hamilcar Rashed Jr., set the OSU record for sacks in one season with 14 and tackles-for-loss with 22. 5.
• LB Andrzej Hughes-Murray named a 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalist and to the Wuerrfel Trophy Watch List
• Hired Dec. 18, 2018 as defensive coordinator/outside linebackers coach

WISCONSIN (2015-17)
• Outside linebackers coach
• 34-7 record in three seasons
• Played in Big Ten Conference Championship Game in 2016 and ‘17
• Finished in the top 25 in his three seasons – No. 6 in ’17; No. 9 in ’16, No. 21 in ‘15
• Wisconsin record 13 victories in ‘17
• First undefeated 12-0 regular season record in Wisconsin history in ‘17
• 3-0 in bowl games, winning the Orange, Cotton and Holiday Bowls
• OLBs Garret Dooley and Leon Jacobs named to Big Ten Conference team in ‘17
• 2015 FootballScoop Co-Linebackers Coach of the Year
• Edge rushers T.J. Watt (1st round) and Vince Biegel (4th round) selected in 2017 NFL Draft and both earned All-America First Team
• Joe Schobert selected in 2016 NFL Draft/2015 Big Ten Linebacker of the Year
• 2017 defense ranked second in the country for total defense (262.1 ypg)
• 2016 defense ranked seventh in the country for total defense(301.4 ypg) 
• 2015 Wisconsin ranked No. 1 nationally in scoring defense (17.8 ppg) and No. 2 in total defense (268.5 ypg).

 

PURDUE (2012)
• Defensive Coordinator
• Team played in the Heart of Dallas Bowl
• Defensive Tackle Kawaan Short Big Ten First Team selection
• Cornerbacks Ricardo Allen and Josh Johnson named to Big Ten postseason team
• The Boilermakers led the Big Ten in interceptions, forced fumbles and takeaways

 

MONTREAL ALOUETTES (2009-11)
• Defensive Coordinator (2011), linebackers coach (2009-11), defensive front coordinator (2009-10) and assistant special teams (2010)
• The ’09 team ranked first in 22 of the CFL’s 26 defensive categories and posted the second best scoring defense mark (18.0 ppg allowed) in league history
• 2009 and ’10 Grey Cup Champions

KANSAS STATE (2006-08)
• Defensive Coordinator (2007-08)
• Special Team Coordinator (2006)
• Led Big XII in sacks in ‘07
• 2006 team played in the Texas Bowl

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It's interesting that Moorhead is bringing in the guy that was tasked with stopping his offense for a couple of years. 

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1 hour ago, Let'sGoZips94 said:

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It's interesting that Moorhead is bringing in the guy that was tasked with stopping his offense for a couple of years. 

I thought the same. Anybody at Oregon State automatically makes me go "meh", but his resume is good and clearly Moorehead has experience going up against him.

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10 hours ago, zippy5 said:

I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess the guy that went from DC to safeties coach may have not really done so voluntarily. Or, if he did, maybe we don't want him.

The unfortunate part is I'm sure we'll never find out.

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1 hour ago, blueandgold said:

Not what you'd call a ringing endorsement. 

 

I'm not sure Oregon State's opinion should hold much weight in the college football world. Can't remember the last time they were relevant. The article even says Tibesar came into one of the worst defensive rosters in the FBS, and it did improve during his first couple of years. I'd imagine COVID complicated and killed momentum for 2020 & 2021. 

 

Moorhead hung 38 on Tibesar's replacement, FWIW.

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1 hour ago, blueandgold said:

Not what you'd call a ringing endorsement. 

 

I'm sure the folks at Oregon Live will be disappointed; there job is to convey ringing endorsements for terminated football staff. My takeaway was that we got a guy with tons of D1 experience.

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56 minutes ago, Zipmeister said:

 

I'm sure the folks at Oregon Live will be disappointed; there job is to convey ringing endorsements for terminated football staff. My takeaway was that we got a guy with tons of D1 experience.

That's it right their. 😉

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On 1/8/2022 at 11:05 AM, LZIp said:

This would appear to be our S&C coach per his twitter. Another guy with a lot of experience.

https://pittsburghpanthers.com/sports/football/roster/coaches/ben-iannacchione/1933

Ben Iannachione, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach is a fascinating guy.  Great appearance on the podcast Cutoffs and Coffee.  Moorehead has brought in some great people.

 

Episode 43: Ben Iannachione, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Akron Zips Football Team - YouTube

 

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