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Co-DC Jeff Hafley (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

    Good rule of thumb for people who get paid to write: don't reach for the fancy word if you're not quite sure what it means.
     
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  2. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Tyvis Powell approves

     
  3. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    I assume that he'll be recruiting the NJ area
     
  4. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Sounds like he is a great addition to the coaching staff. I will take his pedigree over Grinches any day. Looks like an upgrade to me.
     
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  5. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Not calling anyone out, but I really don't like the comparative stuff. We were happy to get Grinch. It didn't work out during a year of chaos in the coaching function. I have a soft spot for anyone with Columbus roots. So, go well. Hafley seems like a really good "get". If he can recruit, then it looks like a winning move but, as the Zen Master said, "we'll see".
     
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  6. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    I'm certainly not having any hard feelings towards Grinch. I wish him success. Unless it's against the Buckeyes.
     
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  7. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

  8. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so

  9. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

    More from Sherman....

     
  10. lowbuck

    lowbuck Something?

    I don't know how true this holds, but I've always felt like coaches who coached NFL have some built in cred when recruiting when they can name drop some superstars they've worked with. Might not mean as much with the guy who is looking towards a typical career path, but it can't seem to hurt with those 4 and 5 star recruits with eyes on the NFL. Granted Schiano had NFL experience at a higher level, but I don't know how well he recruited or how much effort he put in. I just know our D played terrible and I have seen teams with half the talent play circles around our D, so I'd rather take a hit in talent if it means a big jump in scheme and player preparedness.
     
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  11. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    Seems like he is getting some huge endorsements from some NFL players. I am a little more excited about this hire than Mattison, but now we have some new young blood with some old wisdom that has probably seen it all. Hopefully we see a better product for seasons to come. Of course it is going to be hard not to be better than the statistically worst unit in the history of OSU football.
     
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  12. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Just last year, NPF was one of the biggest recruiting wins in Urban Meyers 7 years at OSU. Greag Schiano did most of that work.

    Schiano had a top 10 defense in 17 and then this years struggles so let's not act like he was awful

    As for the comment about preferring lesser talent and coaching it up, Wisconsin's 3 star army is that way. If you want to trade places with them then I don't know what to tell you.
     
  13. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    I was a Schiano fan last year.
     
  14. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Agreed! Not sure why all the ill will to Grinch and Schiano now. Let’s be better than the fan bases who bash the out going coaches. I honestly don’t know how to feel about either hire today. I’ll just listen to those who know better than me, and hold my words until the games start to get played next season and what recruits are brought in. What will be interesting to me, is the technique that Hafley teaches the DBs
    But best of luck to our new hires
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2019
  15. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    I'm glad to see he gets solid reviews from smarter people than me, because as a Niners fan and being familiar with their D, this brought on a kind of "wtf?" reaction upon seeing it. Granted, I didn't get to actually watch a ton of Niners games, because they're rarely on tv, but their D stunk this year and the secondary was a shit show. Granted, outside of Sherman, they were depleted by injuries, but they intercepted 2, that's T-W-O passes all season. I guess I'll trust that the rave reviews are for good reason, and that his middling-to-poor results in SF were largely a function of talent. Guess time will tell.
     
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  16. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    Happy to see a lot of praise thrown his way. Haven't watched any SF games, but as long as he can develop talent and put together a scheme (seems to be the case) then the D will at least be solid.
     

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