ponyte wrote:Guess I have to disagree with the conventional wisdom. This is a great hire. This guy has some proven run-offensive line play. Wisconsin has had strong running with great teams for years. He has extensive experience coaching lines with the R&S offense against more complex defenses than the college level.
We have the most inexperienced Offensive line starting next year in many a season. We need a great offensive line coach now to develop a line in one preseason camp.
We need a coach that can upgrade our lines play while developing a significant number of non starters. I think the best offensive line coach possible is the pressing issue, not a recruiter. Don’t get me wrong, recruiting is essential to improvement. But recruiting will not protect our QB next season and recruiting will not open holes for Line.
Of course, we'd love a stud recruiter but also keep in mind 2 (or 3?) of the new starters on the O-line will mostly like be Cali guys (Reich, Gottschalk, ?) and him coming from UCLA is probably not a bad thing in terms of instant respectability/credibility.