Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mailbag question: Coaching staff

Posted at 8:00am -- 3/21/2010

Mailbag question: Coaching staff

What do you guys think so far with the coaching staff? Do they seem all on the same page along with how are they as far as being teachers?

Kim F.


Thanks for the question.

We have always been impressed with the current Michigan coaching staff’s teaching abilities. From film and practice observation, we have seen fundamentals are being properly emphasized.

With the majority of the staff having spent years together, it is difficult to question the cohesion.

The one thing perhaps that is most impressive is how practices are run and how the coaching staff always wants an up tempo atmosphere.

Currently, the overriding concern about the coaching staff is the eventual effect of coaching changes on the defensive side of the ball. With moving a GA up to a recognized coaching position, one hopes that little if any cohesion is lost. The thinking is this type of move places the new assistant ahead of the learning curve, since he knows what to expect from the current staff and possesses familiarity regarding the players. In essence the feeling out process should be minimal or altogether eliminated.

Thank you for you question, the best coaches are typical master teachers.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

While I don't doubt your observations, they are judged by the results. To my amateur eye, our fundamentals have been very poor. Just our inability to protect the football has been absurdly poor -- we fumble almost a kick a game, and I have many memories of Forcier, even at the end of the season, running with the ball held out in one hand. Big play after big play was given up by defenders who are out of position.

I don't doubt the coaches try their best and must have some skill -- WVU didn't have these problems -- but it's hard to complement them at this point. I hope 2010 is much different!

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