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First of all, I would give him the title of Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator in charge of calling all plays and give him a very raise in income to help offset the money he would be getting from the NFL. Josh could stay as offensive coordinator and QB coach.
Norvell is our best recruiter and best players coach. His receivers respect him and it is obvious they have been a mainstay since he has been here. When he takes this job...and I am convinced he will....then he will be sorely missed. Why is he such a great recruiter? When the recruits visit his players sell him to them. His recruitment of players get the final ringing endorsement when they visit and Norvell is talked up by his players. I haven't seen any other coach about kill a referee for blowing an unsportsmanlike helmet to helmet to one of his players resulting in a 15 yard penalty. Jay will be missed.
This post was edited by Sooner Redzone on 1/23/2013 at 6:23 PM
The two best professional rookies in 2010 and both from Oklahoma City,Oklahoma.
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Isn't Norvell the same coach that was hired, then quit and went somewhere else before he even stepped foot on campus only to sign on again a year or so later? Yeah, I think he did. So, I don't see how anyone could be surprised to find him shopping around again.
Im surprised Norvell isnt a candidate for the Cowboys WR coach...or maybe he is. They have an opening and it looks like Callahan is gonna be the OC. Figured with their history he may wanna bring Norvell in.
In chess this is called being caught in a fork. No matter who we choose (to move) fate (our opponent) will take another important piece.
My first reaction is to keep Jay by making him Assistant HC, Offensive Coordinator and play caller. That effectively demotes Josh to QB coach and starts the clock ticking on his imminent departure to a new OC position as a stepping stone to a HC position of his own.
The WRs and the QB are each absolutely essential to the other. Having the QB coach down on the field with the QB might be better or worse for the new QB, I don't know. Norvell's play calling might be better than Josh's, but I don't have any proof of it.
It looks like we've been put in a position in which we're going to lose one of them - if we don't really screw it up and lose both of them. The key to the decision may be which position Bob can fill with a better replacement. With his new book, Norvell is coming into a period of new recognition in the coaching fraternity. Josh, on the other hand, is not about to publish a book like Bud Wilkinson's "Split-T Football." It would be great if money and fancy new titles could solve this problem. And remember, we're talking about the "problem" of winning only ten games with a defense that collapsed.
If critics of the current play-calling are correct (despite the enormous offensive numbers we've racked up under Josh), then we go with Norvell. In the mean time we try to develop the QBs already on scholarship and coming - the next one being the biggest challenge yet - and try to find someone to get the QB machine started again once Josh is gone.
I don't know enough about any of that to know where to start.
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