Monday, February 4, 2008

Phil Bennett New Defensive Coordinator

Well it looks like we have a new Defensive Coordinator and he is the former coach of SMU. By all accounts Bennett is a great coordinator with connections into the recruiting holy land of Texas. I'm interested to see where this leaves Greg Gattuso, I'm thinking perhaps a move up to Assistant Head Coach. Two days from signing day I wonder what else Wanny has up his sleeve......

4 comments:

Chance said...

I'm personally excited about this hire because of his favorite thing to do, BLITZ!

I love aggressive defenses and that is what Bennett is all about.

Despite what you may think about his tenure at SMU, just remember, some coaches are better assistants than head coaches.

Jeff Long said...

Good point chance, I am looking for the program to make the turn and go to a bowl game.

This should be a good hire.

J Jones said...

Yeah and SMU is a difficult place to win at for anyone. I think the change in defense mindset could really play to the strengths of this young team. I'm fascinated by the prospect of us leaving Florida and possibly entering Texas for recruiting. Wannstedt has made two really inspired hires already.

If the wide receiver coach turns out to be what the rumors say I think we can make that 3 great hires.

DPJ said...

The WR coach will NOT be Terry Smith