My personal opinion JH was a fallback option. We didn't get interest from a few big time hires. Went to second layer with Franklin showing some interest, Elliot went through the motions but I don't think he was really interested. That second tier ultimately didn't pan out, so he immediately went to his fallback before the search became publicly embarrassing. And here we are.
Those wanting to torpedo this hire should entertain the idea that the list doesn't get any better from here out, in fact it gets progressively worse.
He checks every box they said they were looking for. Defense is certainly a concern but we weren't great on Defense with a defensive specialist so may as well try to score. With our talent at qb and wr it should be really fun to watch at the very least.
Let's think ahead for a minute. DW has a great relationship with Elliott. Let's say we do take Heupel and Elliott goes to UCF.
If Heupel flames out after a few years, but Elliott does well down there this could set up a mini pipeline for Elliott to get the job in Knoxville in a few years.
I hear ya. And don’t take my short comments offensively. A lot of times I am posting real fast and then running to play with a baby or three year old. Probably why half of my comments are hard to read from all of the misspelled words. I just want to win again. So if JH is the hire, my gosh let’s pray he wins.
Watch Heupel get cold feet now that there has been so much backlash. Next up on the list is probably Steele. Full disclosure: I do not like the hire. Just worried that he is literally last on our list next to Steele.