There a lot of great speculation on here, but few coaches, if any, have connections to CTA or Indiana. Except of course Canada who allegedly turned us down already. Most assistant coaching hires are done through connections - guys working on the same staffs previously, worked for the same HC but at different times, etc - but it seems almost all remaining candidates don't, at least on the surface, have those connections with our staff. I could be wrong, they could have connections I just don't know. I have this gut feeling (I did just have lunch) that the inordinate amount of big time programs looking for OC's is really affecting our buying power right now. It's a seller's market out there right now and candidates are looking at better jobs and more money than IU. I don't think any one foresaw the amount of OC turnover and movement across the county. Probably not CTA and Debord when the decision to retire was made. Anyway, I think Allen might play it safe and promote from within this year and go with Heard/Hart to keep building what we have going so far. I don't know if CTA will roll the dice and take a risk on an unknown - someone he has never worked with - if he is going to be handing over the entire Offensive side of the ball to that individual. Everything I've seen from CTA the last two years tells me that he will most likely play it safe, stay conservative, and play not to lose. Maybe hell get lucky and his safe play turns out to be the big thing that breaks the program through. Thoughts? Disclaimer : this is speculation so don't get all bent out of shape.