Let’s start our week with resetting the table on DeWayne Walker. By now most of you probably know that SDSU has offered its head coach job to Brady Hoke from
San Diego Statehas hired head coach Brady Hoke as its new head football coach, sources close the situation said. An announcement of his hiring could come as soon as today, after Hoke informs his players of his decision this morning. Ball State
Hoke, 50, was one of three finalists interviewed last week, along with UCLA defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker and former Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione. Sources said
didn't have the best interview and that Franchione has been notified he is not the choice. Walker
So where does
Also, looming for
I'm going to ask the question: what's so great about
? Here's the resume: Walker
1998-2000 NE Patriots DB coach
2001 USC DB coach
2002-2003 NY Giants DB coach
2004-2005 WSH Redskins DB coach
2006-2007 UCLA Defensive Co-ordinator
The Patriots weren't very good when he was the coach there. Neither was the defense. the 2002 Giants had a good pass defense, and the 2003 Ginats had a terrible one.
's defense during his tenure was decidedly average. UCLA's program is a mess right now, but I don't really find myself raving about the UCLA defense. I'm sure he's a good coach, but how did this guy become the second coming? If we hire him, great. If we don't, it doesn't look like we missed out on Buddy Ryan. Washington
I'm not saying this to say
is a horrible coach. He's a good coach. But there are a lot of coaching candidates out there and LSU doesn't need to hire the name cnadidate generating the most buzz. i don't care about headlines now, I care about the headlines during the season. And I don't want to see headlines about LSU's defense getting torched. Walker
Some thoughts here. While I have a lot of respect for the LSU program and accept the fact that it is ahead of UCLA at this point of time, I would think twice if I were an LSU fan about looking down on a 4-8 UCLA team, which played one of the most difficult schedules in the country with a 3rd string QB, and decimated OL as a “mess.” I wouldn’t be calling another program a “mess,” while dealing with my own, which just one year removed from a BCS championship is hobbling around with a 7-5 record, featuring 4 wins against Appalachian St, North Texas, Tulane and Troy (to which my team almost suffered one of the more humiliating losses in recent college football landscape). Yeah, if Neuheisel's team played that kind OOC schedule, UCLA would be preparing for a bowl game as well. So not sure, if LSU fans can look down on UCLA football program as a "mess." We are doing just fine.
Anyway, right now its not clear whether LSU is seriously interested in
So, not sure how much of move up it is for
The Bruins' coordinator said he will devote the next week to recruiting, then take some time off to rest and think.
"Obviously, I'm still happy at UCLA," he said. "So you can't disregard that."
Yep. Nothing wrong with