New TE coach

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  1. IU Fan 1989

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    Kevin Wright, formal Carmel and Warren Central coach who was most recently of IMG Academy in Florida, will be IU’s next tight ends coach. @BruceFeldmanCFB first to report. #iufb
     
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    I’m sure some in here will bash CTA for hiring a HS coach
     
  3. IUCX9

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    Great move. Lots of connections with elite talent not just in FL but across the country (having to recruit them to IMG).
     
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    I think the biggest benefit to come out of this is his recruiting network.
    I think this move was made to get some inroads to recruiting.
     
  5. Bligedy

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    there’s no reason to dislike a move like this
     
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  6. MMcCormick

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    Pretty strong hire. Appears to have been a pretty successful coach and the recruiting connections are absolutely tailor made. Florida plus Indiana, plus all the places you recruit to get kids to IMG. Guy has some serious connections.
     
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  7. mk23

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    I like it. Who’s the ST coordinator?
     
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    So Coach Wright resigned from IMG around Dec. 11 and Coach Tedford resigned from Fresno State on Dec. 6. Was the Tedford, DeBoer, Sheridan, Wright sequence in place all along?
     
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    They will only if they don't know what the hell they're talking about.
     
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    I hope he brings in top recruits with his connections. Coach Allen is making changes to improve recruiting and I hope it shows up in the 2021 class.
     
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    Looks like this might be our recruiting hire to replace Inge.
     
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    Kevin does both things well....coaching and recruiting. CTA is doing a great job.
     
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    Much more pleased with this hire than "the promotion."
     
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    Teegarden
     
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    Did I miss something?
     
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    Another reason I like it as a Center Grove fan is it keeps him out of the MIC. .

    He’s a darn good coach. Can’t wait to watch him recruit.
     
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    I believe Kasey Teegarden will be both Safeties & ST coach
     
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    Gut feeling or based on something you've heard?
     
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    Based on hearing it from people with connections
     
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    Personally, I'd much rather see him as one or the other, not both.

    Safety play was hit or miss the last couple of years and both that position and the Special Teams needs to get better by September. This kind of move seems a bit shakey at best...

    If true, that's a head scratcher...

    I'd only be on board if we brought in a top recruiter at a position where he can help... OL??? --- DE????
     
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    Assumed the $500,000 being added to the assistants pool and going a cheaper route at OC would equal an elite hire for special teams...guess not
     
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    Totally agree. Football has specialized so much & as we know the kicking game can determine wins or losses.
     
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    Never said that he would stay as safeties coach!
     
  25. Tokyo Steve

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    TOS on Friday was dropping hints about the remaining two coaching spots. Wright fit right in to the description of what CTA is looking for.

    Regarding the now-remaining one spot, one poster over there, based on the above-mentioned hints, speculated (I think that is all it was) that CTA might be planning to move Coach Teegardin to special teams and bring in Jason Jones (currently at FAU) to coach DBs. Probably would upset the "hiring his friends" crowd (you can hear Jones speak specifically about CTA in the following clip) . . .

    . . . but I would be thrilled with CTA hiring this friend. FAU led the country this year in a statistic where our D needs big improvement in 2020 . . . INTs.
    https://www.ncaa.com/stats/football/fbs/current/team/457
     
  26. 76-1

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    I was going with Red Hornets take...
     
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    That might work.

    I was hoping for a home run at the Special Teams slot but the Safety position needs help too.
     
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    I could live with that. Hate to keep seeing money saving moves. Had hoped we were past that stage.
     
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    Coach T to Special Teams Coordinator is technically a “promotion” but I’d be very interested in seeing a top DB coach come in who I presume can recruit well too.

    But Coach T will have a bigger spotlight on him in that role. Hopefully he can be successful there.
     
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    What about Chase Dutra as safeties coach? I believe he just joined the staff at Rutgers.
     
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    As a GA or an AC?
     
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    TOS?
     
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    The Other Site
    AKA Peegs
     
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    Thought I read it at some point that he would be ST coach....sorry no inside information.
     
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    Any insight on who the next hire will be?
     
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    I like Jason Jones bio. Looks like a great fit with our staff assuming CTA moves Coach T into the ST position. I like the move.
     
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    Again, as far as I know, it's just speculation by one fan; however, Jones does neatly fit the possible-preferred profile that was mentioned by TOS on Friday: Florida/southeastern US roots and coaching connection to CTA.
     
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    Yes...he checks a lot of the boxes...
     
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    Watch this film clip of CTA while an assistant at Ole Miss. Impressive. Thnx.
     
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    Your link is missing ;):) (as opposed to one of the p u posters, who may actually be the "missing link";))...
     
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