Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:20 PM
It's almost like we paid our dues with him. By that I mean, we paid him to learn on the job of what it takes to be successful in the SEC. He thought he could bring his Houston Cougar system lock stock and barrel to the SEC and win. JFF made that seem possible. Since then, except for Clarence McKinney, I don't think another member of that original staff is still on the team. He finally found a D coordinator that has a proven track record and it appears we're making good steady and real progress on that side of the ball. And remember, last year we had Garrett and Hall, and we're doing just fine without them. And improved in run defense. He's made his way through 4 OCs so far, KK, Spaz, Spaz and Christensen, and now Mazzone. Plus he brought back Jim Turner for the OLine. So Sumlin has finally come around to realize, no matter how good the offense is, it has to give the defense a chance to rest. And, a run game is a must, the air raid won't cut it. And defense must be a priority. So, we've paid our dues. Now he's learned, I think, and trying to fix it. So it would be best if we can see if this new staff is the answer. Otherwise we wasted all these years on him. Crazy thing is, alot of people want to hire Chad Morris. Exactly the kind of resume Sumlin had when he came. Do we really want to roll the dice again on that? I think not.