New Oklahoma linebackers coach Tim Kish met with a local radio station yesterday.
Kish, who was officially hired on Monday and hit the road recruiting on Tuesday, said that the transition has been very smooth because of his familiarity with both Mike and Bob Stoops, and the similarities they share in schemes and philosophy.
Kish took some time to reflect on his time as the interim head coach at Arizona, as well as talk about his excitement of getting to work for the Sooners in the interview below.
Rutgers will move quickly
Published: Thursday, 26 January 2012 23:14
Rutgers AD Tim Pernetti spoke this afternoon about the path forward for Rutgers football now that Greg Schiano is leaving.
Full video is below; but here are some of the relevant things he had to say.
First and foremost, Pernetti believes the program is in great shape, "this is not a rebuild, this is a move forward."
Apparently, Pernetti lives by the Bill Moos style of governance..."Any AD worth whatever the university pays them has a list in their pocket the whole time."
The decision will be made "as soon as possible...best case scenario would be for the recruits on Wednesday to know who their new head coach will be." He added that he believes it's very "doable" to have a coach in place by then based on who he is considering for the job and based on the incoming calls.
He added himself to the football staff temporarily so that he could speak with recruits as necessary.
Sources we have spoken with tell us money won't be an issue in the search. Some names that sources tell us Pernetti had on his list include...Dan Mullen, Jeff Jagodzinski, Steve Addazio, Mario Cristobal and Al Golden. Two other names that we think should merit consideration are Greg Roman and Billy McGovern at BC. Rutgers offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti has interviewed for several head coaching jobs over the past few offseasons and will definitely make his case as well.
We also saw Bruce Feldman tweet that there may be interest in K.C. Keeler and Darren Rizzi.
We'll keep you posted; but don't expect this one to take long.
In the late 80's John L. Smith recruited a left handed quarterback while he was at Washington State, and later landed him when he took the head coaching position at Idaho. That lefty was new Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier. At Idaho, Nussmeier went on to win the Walter Payton Award.
Nuss went on to be a solid backup QB for the Saints for four seasons and in Indy for one.
John L. went on to hire Nussmeier during their time together at Michigan State, and was instrumental in Nussmeier's decision to leave Washington for Alabama. Smith said that Nussmeier reached out to him for advice early in the process and they laid out all of the positives and negatives between the two before making the decision to head to the Crimson Tide.
John L. shared his thoughts on Nussmeier as a coach with Travis Reier of BamaOnLine saying, "As a coach, I see Doug as a relater. That's what coaching and teaching is about: being able to relate to players and get the most of out your guys. Now, he's not afraid to jump up and down and get on them. He's been taught that you've got to be able to kick them in the butt but you've also got to hug them."