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Nick Saban is changing the game, adds new assistants
"This morning, we reported on the Coaching Search Ticker that former Ashland University defensive backs coach Joe Palcic has joined the Alabama staff.
Get this.... Palcic actually recently accepted the special teams coordinator job at Miami (OH), his alma mater. He decided, however, to resign in favor of joining Saban's staff at Alabama.
Palcic previously served as the co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach at Indiana from 2005 - 2010. He also coached at Miami (OH) from 1999 - 2004 in various roles such as co-defensive coordinator / corners coach, linebackers coach, special teams coach, and defensive backs coach."
"Earlier this week, CoachingSearch.com learned that former Northwestern State tight ends / special teams coordinator / assistant head coach Brendan Farrell and former Jacksonville State offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Ronnie Letson had accepted quality control type of positions at Alabama. To put this in perspective, Letson is an experienced offensive coordinator who was once a grad assistant at Ole Miss a decade ago. In fact, I actually replaced Letson in the grad assistant position on David Cutcliffe's staff when Letson left Ole Miss.
Former Jacksonville Jaguars' coaching assistant Jake Peetz will also have a role on the staff.
While the compensation for these low level positions varies by college, it is believed that Billy Napier made roughly $25,000 during his stint as the Alabama offensive quality control assistant in 2011.
Thus, some of these veteran coaches will earn significantly less money than they are accustomed to earning in recent years.
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Hopefully those guys find jobs when the loosened regulations get tightened back up.
From an outside perceptive, I would think the NCAA should absolutely limit the number of quality control staff available to teams. It gives ones wiht more money to throw around a huge advantage. But, at the same time, so does a stadium that holds 100,000 over one that holds 40,000. Where do we draw the line?
But as a Bama fan, I hope they don't. It gives both parties a tremendous advantage. So many of the guys who have taken these lower paying gigs have levied them into great positions. Coach Pruitt went from Bama CCS, to Bama DB Coach, to FSU DC in like 3 years. His salary jumped from 20,000k a year to 500,000k or more in that short time. These coaches are obviously doing it to better their careers and use it as a spring board. Think of it as a type of grad school. So to me, it's kinda hard to justify taking it from them. But we'll see..
I am still in legitimate shock that the NCAA thought recruiting reform in the form of deregulation was needed. I mean......wow.
So far it's just the Alabama schools who've shown full support and a willingness to spend within the loosened guidelines, at least to my knowledge.
UGA and UT have come out against it, even so far as implying the reigns will get pulled back in. Mullen kind of spoke out for it, but also acknowledged the downside and suggesting alternatives.
We'll just stand pat I'm sure. Should make for an interesting media days, that's for sure.
Mark Richt is such a nice guy
Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
Telling myself it's not as hard as it seems - Led Zeppelin
Mark Richt would never do such unspeakable things. He's not quite at the long lost brother of Jesus Christ level, but more like a close cousin who comes over all the time.
I dont see the point here, what was it that saban needed to add to have an advantage in recruiting that he didnt currently have?
I like this guy (no homo)
He had to do something. He lost two prospects to Ole Miss this year. I'm sure that didn't set well with him.
The Future Is Bright! Hotty Toddy
It will give Spurrier something new to bitch about, I'm sure.
There's a mystery butthurt Jawja fan ITT shooting red arrows at folks
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