Is Tresey a spectacular hire? No. Bruins fans would have been more juiced to get Vic Fangio or Rocky Long, Neuheisel's first two choices.
But considering how the nearly two-month search played out in the media -- it didn't seem pretty, did it? -- Neuheisel landed a solid, experienced candidate who figures to bring an attacking, aggressive scheme, which the Bruins didn't have last fall.
And, by the way, it's not like Neuheisel isn't invested in this decision. He's fully aware that 2011 is a win-or-else season for him in Westwood.
Chuck Bullough, recently fired after five years at UCLA as linebackers coach and defensive coordinator, took an unusual approach to get the attention of the Cowboys and all other teams in Mobile, Ala., A friend placed copies of Bullough's resume in the windshields of about 500 cars at the South practice on Monday and did it again for the North pratice this morning.
On Mike Johnson being hired as OC:
"All that went out yesterday was premature. Nothing can happen fast. I have a wide receiver job open and a defensive coordinator job open. I've talked to some coaches and certainly made a lot of calls and some ideas on the way things can work. And I've also talked about a redistribution of assignments within the coaching staff. I'm still toying with that idea. In trying to get this right I'm willing to look outside the box. With respect to Norm, Norm is a coach on our staff."
On considering Chow as QB coach:
"I'm considering a lot of different ways to put the offensive staff back together as well as the defensive staff. Norm is a very talented coach. He can coach lots of positions. What's best for us as I put the thing together is still to be determined."
Look for 49ers HC Jim Harbaugh to bring Stanford's Vic Fangio with him as SF's new defensive coordinator.