You don't need a winning record in the ACC to be a success. Win 6 games per season, 3 OOC wins, 3-6 in ACC play, and you are in a Bowl and Duke history books. Not exactly guaranteed accomplishments, but doable.
Then you have attention for a better job.
Spurrier was a head coach hire with some experience. There are not many football minds like his around and it took that kind of mind to win there. Cut had that kind of offensive mind but really never was able to hire a really good defensive coordinator.
Welp, how many years between Spurrier and Cut's success? And don't think for a minute that the Mannings didn't play a huge part in Cut doing well at Duke. (showing up in Durham to work out with the QBs) He gained a reputation as a QB Guru, when in essence He was just smart enough to let the boys play and correct bad habits. David had the right personality to Coach. Spurrier, now that was a different deal. He was the ball of wax.
Tony B had a guy on his show today saying it was between Banks, Tony Elliott and Marcus Freeman. I sure hope we can keep banks. I was hoping to keep this staff together for a few years and get some stability.
No it tells me he’s scared of competition and his abilities. He’s one of the reason the wheels are falling off. I attended Clemson for grad school and still communicate with roommates from my time there, one on the counseling/advising side at CU and one who’s on the staff in an analyst role. The offense in the heydays, in addition to having NFL QB’s, was Jeff Scott’s doing and the co-title he and Elliott shared was just that. The feeling is Elliott is in over his head on his own; the fanbase wishes he had left for us.
I think hes got a lot of work to do as a DC. Seems our D couldn't get off the field on 3rd and 4th downs, our zone defense was awful at times. I would like to see him have 3 or 4 more seasons as a DC to know for sure.
I agree. He has done some good things but the prevent in the KY game and the Vandy drive at the end of the 1st half fall directly on his shoulders. Saw LB's still in coverage for an underneath route when they were obviously going for the house, 4 DB's, 4 receivers in the end zone with all day to throw. I bet an extra guy applying pressure on the QB, that play doesn't happen. Can't really blame the players on that one, bad defensive scheme. The running QB problems sometimes fell on the players, but adequate defensive adjustments would have ended in results no worse than we had. Cudos for a job well done, but lots of room for growth. One more year could be a different story as to HC potential.