By Tom Stosberg
One of the most important tasks for a head football coach is hiring good assistant coaches.
Some head coaches only want assistant coaches who are yes men. The kind who won’t tell you when you have your head up your â€¦Â uh, you’re wrong. They either hire guys who are just happy to have a job anywhere or they find guys who need place to stay until the job they really want opens up.
Have I mentioned Louisville’s head football coach yet? Think I have.
So, what’s the deal with three Defensive Coordinators in three years? And who is actually making the decisions on what style of defense Louisville plays and whichÂ defensive schemes we’ll use against certain offensive sets?Â Easy answer.
Does it look to you like we’re in the wrong coverages a lot?Â And does it look to you like the defensive backfield is out of position at least 40% of the time?
Truly strong defensive coaches aren’t going to put up with too much meddling. They’re likely to take a job locally and wait for the head coach to be replaced so they can possibly come back or accept a head coaching job at Eastern Michigan.
Smart head coaches aren’t afraid to hire assistants who may be smarter than they are and then let them do their jobs.
Perhaps our coach, in an effort to prove what a total football genius he is, has simply outsmarted himself.