It’s on Assanis

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It’s on Assanis

Post by wacko4flacco » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:44 am

Don’t be surprised If CR is offered a bigger gig in the near future. This ultimately puts the fate of UD football in the hands of Assanis.

Namely, if UD finishes with less than 8 wins and a playoff run, Rocco needs to go. That should be made perfectly clear. Maybe he can, maybe he can’t, but the expectation needs to be clear from Assanis, not just CR.

Simultaneously Assanis should be working with CR behind the scenes to have 3 top tier candidates in the ready. Here is where I think we need to be very clear about who is on deck should Rocco falter.

Put a focus on someone who has made deep playoff runs, made turnarounds occur and has exemplary records. Likely looking D2 there. While Cignetti isn’t perfect, he did a damn good job at D2 and turned Elon around immediately. The JMU train keeps rolling. Assistants-Nope. FCS coaches with good records who have never made deep runs-NOPE.

I understood the Rocco hire, he won wherever he was. He had a solid record, but the championships and exemplary seasons were absent. If he can’t do it next year, we need to have our eyes on some people who have done it before, wherever they’ve been.

My fear is a 7 win season and a contract extension. 7 isn’t good enough to me.

I think the future of UD football is in Assanis’ hands.
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Re: It’s on Assanis

Post by rooneyguy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:00 am

Not just football. Put WBB on notice and any other sport that is not positioned to "compete for championships" as CR claimed she would demand. To be honest, she was brought here to raise money and she can claim some success there as the WAC is built. Her reputation as someone who can find and hire the best coaches has not been enhanced by her stay at UD. The honeymoon should be over. Results matter.

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Re: It’s on Assanis

Post by bluehenbillk » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:20 pm

wacko4flacco wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:44 am

Simultaneously Assanis should be working with CR behind the scenes to have 3 top tier candidates in the ready. Here is where I think we need to be very clear about who is in deck should Rocco falter.
I agree with everything you said but I think you can only go so far with this part. Unless you’re dipping into former coaches there isn’t a lot you can do with back channel conversations with guys that already have HC positions.

Everything else - spot on.
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Re: It’s on Assanis

Post by jl1968 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:15 pm

I could care less if CR leaves as the coaches she hired have done nothing for UD sports!

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Re: It’s on Assanis

Post by HenZoneNation » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:57 am

I'm beginning to sour myself. Glad the basketball team is doing well, but the fact that Rocco wasn't forced to make changes is somewhat troubling. This is a football school and the AD is only as good as our record vs JMU and Nova. No disrespect to any of the other collegian sports and the sacrifices those students athletes make and CR has done a nice job of getting the performance center done...but I have been thoroughly disappointed in Rocco, almost since day 1 and the program is trending poorly.
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Re: It’s on Assanis

Post by wacko4flacco » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:29 am

HenZoneNation wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:57 am
I'm beginning to sour myself. Glad the basketball team is doing well, but the fact that Rocco wasn't forced to make changes is somewhat troubling. This is a football school and the AD is only as good as our record vs JMU and Nova. No disrespect to any of the other collegian sports and the sacrifices those students athletes make and CR has done a nice job of getting the performance center done...but I have been thoroughly disappointed in Rocco, almost since day 1 and the program is trending poorly.
How can Cosh returning be justified? Can someone explain the rationale? Seriously?

Did CR ask? Does Tresolini feel he will burn bridges with the coach by asking?

I just don’t understand it. At all.
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Re: It’s on Assanis

Post by tenn hen » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:58 am

I was one of, if not the first, to call out CR for her questionable(and apparently) poor selection of coaches. I'm willing to put out my thoughts even though the usual suspects will respond in attack mode. She is not "the one". A background in revenue/communication/pr is not what's needed to hire coaches which determines success both on the field/court and affects revenue producing sports/name recognition. I can't imagine another university hiring her now based on her athletic success record. Her extension and long contracts have boxed us in. Many of you were enthralled by "Chrissie" being chosen. Possibly even now some still support Danny, Martin, and Adair. I hoped they would be successful, but wondered a bit about their ability to succeed. Players were already here, but the results have been more disastrous. The construction project was inevitable(Muir had a design ready to go) even before her hire, and she may have been hired mainly for her ability to get $ support to move forward since UD wasn't willing to fund the entire necessary improvements. Even the slow progress of construction was another almost disaster and frustrated those who had opened their wallets.

It's hard to hope things will change unless "change" comes. Yeah, Assanis has been quiet yet he demanded and promised us national championship football.
Silence prevails. Things look worse in regard to athletic success than before our Prez and AD arrived. not good!
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Re: It’s on Assanis

Post by 77HEN » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:13 am

wacko4flacco wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:29 am
HenZoneNation wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:57 am
I'm beginning to sour myself. Glad the basketball team is doing well, but the fact that Rocco wasn't forced to make changes is somewhat troubling. This is a football school and the AD is only as good as our record vs JMU and Nova. No disrespect to any of the other collegian sports and the sacrifices those students athletes make and CR has done a nice job of getting the performance center done...but I have been thoroughly disappointed in Rocco, almost since day 1 and the program is trending poorly.
How can Cosh returning be justified? Can someone explain the rationale? Seriously?

Did CR ask? Does Tresolini feel he will burn bridges with the coach by asking?

I just don’t understand it. At all.
It seems the DC Is performing just as coach expects and so there is no reason to change.

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Re: It’s on Assanis

Post by wacko4flacco » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:26 am

Either the recruiting and play of the D was greatly misjudged or the D coordinator has a bad system in place, or both.

I’m flabbergasted at the lack of accountability.
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Re: It’s on Assanis

Post by hens4life » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:15 pm

CR will "take credit" for the FH NC on her resume. There have also been a few CAA Championships under her watch.

With that said, and the WAC under her watch, why wouldn't a mid to lower level P5 school give her a shot? There are only
a handful of Female AD's at this time.

Martin has done a "decent" job considering where the MBB was, but there are NO excuses for FB & WBB, IMHO!

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