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Co-DC Jeff Hafley (Official Thread)

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

  1. Taosman

    Taosman In The Pizza Portal

    Schiano/Grinch didn't "work" because one or both didn't want it to work. Grinch has expressed his desire to "run the whole thing" which brings up the question; What was he promised? I doubt he was promised to immediately "run the whole defense" so maybe it was dependent on Schiano leaving?
  2. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    This is pure speculation on my part, but my guess is he came in under the assumption Schiano would likely be moving on following 2018 with him taking over DC duties under Urban in 2019. Then, Urban retires and Day takes over. Grinch being an "Urban guy" wasn't given any assurances by Day that he would become his DC, or Day flat said "look for other opportunities" after the miserable 2018 defensive performance. So, OU it was.
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  3. sm00r

    sm00r Sarcosanct Cogitator

  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    If so, he found a really great opportunity:

    Bill Haisten: Alex Grinch expected to become highest-paid assistant in OU history, likely to get between $1.3 million to $1.5 million

    Entire article:
  5. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Oklahoma finished 112th in YPG. That's a lot of money for a bar that has been set incredibly low.

    Granted OSU wasn't a whole lot better.
  6. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    His recruiting noneffort makes me think it went South before that. Maybe he thought Schiano was gone and then they had a poor working relationship.
    Either way, thinking he mailed it in this year. Maybe he comes out gun blazing at OU and proves he's really good, or maybe he has some more learning to do about collaboration at big time programs vs being a big fish at a small school.
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  7. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Hell yeah he mailed it in... professionals don't mail it in. They suck it up and get to work.

    Disappointed to say the least.
  8. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    Watching the new coaches intros this morning, so far (Washington still to come) he's impressed me the most. Seems very likable, and will be able to relate to the players/recruits.
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  9. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ┬Ącash?

  10. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    I. Want. To. Cry.
  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    • Hafley said he is a big believer in playing press man coverage, but he also believes you have to change it up. "We'll play some press, we'll play some off, we'll play a little bit of everything."
    • On Mattison: "His knowledge of the front seven ... is as good as I've ever been around." Said he thinks it will be a "really good mesh" between he and Mattison as co-defensive coordinators.
    • On his philosophy to making depth chart changes: "The best guys are going to play. I've started free agents over first-round draft picks."
    • Hafley said it doesn't feel particularly young here at Ohio State, because he's been around young coaches in the NFL, too.
    • Hafley said he is fired up about going out and recruiting, and loves that he can go out and try to get whoever he wants instead of having to rely on the NFL draft.
    • Hafley said he doesn't believe there is a big difference between coaching NFL players and college players. Said it's all about building relationships and developing trust regardless of the age of players you're working with.
    • On former Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano, who he worked with at Rutgers and in the NFL: "I have a ton of respect for Greg Schiano. He was a mentor for me." Said he does not view his job as fixing what happened last season, but building for the future.
    • "I think the best thing that ever happened to me was I had the opportunity to go to the National Football League, and just study football for seven years."
    • Why did you leave the NFL to come to college football? "I wanted to coordinate, and I was ready to coordinate." He said he could have been a coordinator in the NFL too, though, but came to Ohio State because it's "a special place." "You get a chance to coordinate at a place where you can win a lot of games with the right type of people. And that's the culture here."
    • Hafley said he didn't get the cornerback rotation when he first studied it, but said that the Buckeyes need to find ways to get players on the field.
    • Hafley, animatedly, promises that he wants cornerbacks to turn and look back for the ball.
    Entire article:
  12. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    If you haven't heard him speak.. do so.

    He's awesome and I couldn't be more impressed. Just oozes charisma man....

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  13. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Love him

    MD Buckeye, Thump, Hstead and 8 others like this.
  14. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    Mat drills mentioned by jeff

    Btw i want one of those shirts.
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  15. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

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