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Should BYU try to pick up Rocky Long as DC? POLL

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:13 am
by mtnradio
First, I realize the likelihood of this is extremely small, but leave reality behind for a moment ...

SHOULD they?

I say yes. With a defensive mind like Rock Long as the DC ... BYU wins 3 more games next year than they otherwise will.

Re: Should BYU try to pick up Rocky Long as DC? POLL

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:32 am
by ABYUFAN
He doesn't like BYU and never has. People rarely perform well at places that they don't want to be. I don't think that its a good fit.

Re: Should BYU try to pick up Rocky Long as DC? POLL

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:59 am
by hawkwing

Re: Should BYU try to pick up Rocky Long as DC? POLL

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:21 am
by snoscythe
No brainer.

Successful defensive coach vs. Ilaisa Tuiaki?

I take the newcomer 366 days a year.

Re: Should BYU try to pick up Rocky Long as DC? POLL

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:50 am
by ABYUFAN
hawkwing wrote: Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:59 am
:lol: :lol: The fact that he was even asked that question shows that people perceive him as not liking BYU. The fact that he dodged the question could easily confirm that he actually doesn't like BYU.

Re: Should BYU try to pick up Rocky Long as DC? POLL

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:05 pm
by hawkwing
I think he does hate BYU, having coached against them and their "unfair advantages" for so long. I also believe he'd jump at the chance to be a DC at BYU.

I hate Pepsi, but I'd take a job with them in a heart beat to be their CIO.

Re: Should BYU try to pick up Rocky Long as DC? POLL

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:06 pm
by byufan4ever
ABYUFAN wrote: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:32 am He doesn't like BYU and never has. People rarely perform well at places that they don't want to be. I don't think that its a good fit.
Exactly. Is he a better DC than who we have now? Yes, by a large margin. But he is not a good fit for BYU me thinks. I voted no.

Re: Should BYU try to pick up Rocky Long as DC? POLL

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:45 pm
by snoscythe
The last DC we hired from a MWC school who came with prior personal animus against BYU panned out pretty well...

Re: Should BYU try to pick up Rocky Long as DC? POLL

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:15 pm
by ABYUFAN
snoscythe wrote: Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:45 pm The last DC we hired from a MWC school who came with prior personal animus against BYU panned out pretty well...
Good point. And there is no reason to believe that BYU's current DC is ever going to be competent. I voted "no" and if I had to do it over I'd still vote "no". but if he were to be hired I would be very happy about it.

Re: Should BYU try to pick up Rocky Long as DC? POLL

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:30 pm
by EM_Puma
I think Rocky is an above average coach and I wouldn't be disappointed in him being around, but I don't know that he's a good fit for the culture of BYU. It would be crazy weird to have someone who was so critical of how old BYU players were, etc. to end up here. I don't see it happening.