I don’t have any specific new information, but Dennis and I were just chatting and it certainly *feels* like we are slouching towards a very uninspiring conclusion to assembling Jimmy’s first staff:
* Got TB (who seems like a good enough coach) when we wanted Gerald Alexander.
* KB and Gregory are still employed by UW to coach football.
* Things have gone quiet on the OC front. Still worried that it will be Moore.
* Have heard nothing on the TE position coach search.
This makes us worry that Jimmy is going to take the path of least resistance, which would be hiring people that he or Pete have clear connections with. And that list of names is both unexciting (or downright worrisome) on their own merits and would further brand our program as P5 Boise State, which is something we ought to be going away from as quickly as possible. Leaving KB and Gregory in their roles would also be a strong indication that Jimmy either doesn’t know those guys can’t cut it or can’t bring himself to make those changes. Neither is good.
I certainly hope we are wrong and that things have gone dark because he is putting some spectacular hires together under total information lockdown. But that feels like wishful thinking.