nyybball
http://www.uwlathletics.com/news/2016/1/21/FB_0121165900.aspx?path=football
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dfnewburry
After watching the open forums of 3 of the 4 candidates , Travis Rundle really impressed me with how he handled each question and in particular his answers about ACT scores and his autistic daughter . He showed real humanity instead just a football coach .

Brent Shroeder of Caledonia I did not see .








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oldballcoach1
In order for me:

1. Zebrowski
2. Rundle
3. Schmidt
4. Schroeder

Zebrowski brings a lot of offensive knowledge and this program has to figure out who they are. Settle on a style and then recruit to it. Not change each week like the prior staff did.

Rundle seems to have to good handle on the challenges of getting kids into UW-L and that helps.

Schmidt seemed kind of awkward at times. He knows the university though and what it takes to win. Just might not be ready yet.

Schroeder has had huge success at Caledonia - but that isn't college football. He might need to join the staff to get that experience before becoming a head coach. Not sure he is quite ready yet.

But, UW-L hasn't always done what people expect. When they hired the last coach, they turned away Mt. Union's coordinator. And when they hired their current AD - she was most people's last choice for the job after the open interviews.
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dfnewburry
oldballcoach1 wrote:
In order for me:

1. Zebrowski
2. Rundle
3. Schmidt
4. Schroeder

Zebrowski brings a lot of offensive knowledge and this program has to figure out who they are. Settle on a style and then recruit to it. Not change each week like the prior staff did.

Rundle seems to have to good handle on the challenges of getting kids into UW-L and that helps.

Schmidt seemed kind of awkward at times. He knows the university though and what it takes to win. Just might not be ready yet.

Schroeder has had huge success at Caledonia - but that isn't college football. He might need to join the staff to get that experience before becoming a head coach. Not sure he is quite ready yet.

But, UW-L hasn't always done what people expect. When they hired the last coach, they turned away Mt. Union's coordinator. And when they hired their current AD - she was most people's last choice for the job after the open interviews.


Seems the both of us had similar observations , I know for a fact that Schmidt has some heavy hitters from UW L in his corner but he and Zebrowski came off as Rex Ryan types in my eyes .








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nyybball
Mike Schmidt is the new head coach.

http://www.uwlathletics.com/news/2016/2/4/FB_0204164216.aspx?path=football
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oldballcoach1
I am somewhat surprised by the decision. By most accounts, those that watched the open interviews didn't think this was the guy. Or maybe even in the top 2. Probably the fact that Schmidt is an alum and had some of the big time boosters in his corner helped him over the top. He has to get someone on staff that can run the offense and get things squared away on that side of the ball. Figure out who they are, recruit to it, and then stick with it.

The lack of experience is a concern for me. I think the fact that Zebrowski kind of indicated he maybe was a short time solution may have hurt him. And Randle brought a lot of experience with him, but must have been missing something.

I just hope this works out. I don't think there is a lot of confidence in the decision makers at UW-L right now. They hired an AD that no one thought would get the job and now she has hired a football coach that maybe wasn't the guy that was viewed as being ready to be a head coach in the toughest D3 conference in the nation. Again, I hope it works out and this team gets back to the top.
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coachw12
oldballcoach1 wrote:
I am somewhat surprised by the decision. By most accounts, those that watched the open interviews didn't think this was the guy. Or maybe even in the top 2. Probably the fact that Schmidt is an alum and had some of the big time boosters in his corner helped him over the top. He has to get someone on staff that can run the offense and get things squared away on that side of the ball. Figure out who they are, recruit to it, and then stick with it.

The lack of experience is a concern for me. I think the fact that Zebrowski kind of indicated he maybe was a short time solution may have hurt him. And Randle brought a lot of experience with him, but must have been missing something.

I just hope this works out. I don't think there is a lot of confidence in the decision makers at UW-L right now. They hired an AD that no one thought would get the job and now she has hired a football coach that maybe wasn't the guy that was viewed as being ready to be a head coach in the toughest D3 conference in the nation. Again, I hope it works out and this team gets back to the top.



I think it makes sense. They do not want to be looking for another coach in a few years when Zeb leaves for D 1 again. Same thing happened to UWEC. Dale Lennon was going to sue UWEC as a stepping stone job back to D2 or higher.
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dfnewburry
I work with the mother of the newly announced HC and can tell you she is relieved this whole process is over , you would have thought she applied for the job [] . Kudos to UW-L for actually giving access to the public and media unlike that other school up north who recently hired a football coach .








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15panther
Nice job
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dfnewburry
15panther wrote:
Hard to see him as much more than Dettwiler with a UWL degree. He must get an experienced OC and DC in there. Dettwiler really hurt himself with that OC he hired; he had a chance at a couple alums who really knew their stuff and would have brought experience to the table, along with some great UWL history. Don't get me wrong, I like Joel, I think he's a good guy and good coach; he just didn't have the right people around him, considering his experiences to get that job done. It's a big one at this point.


In fairness to Dettwiler and assistants he was handcuffed by the budget .








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15panther
dfnewburry wrote:
15panther wrote:
Hard to see him as much more than Dettwiler with a UWL degree. He must get an experienced OC and DC in there. Dettwiler really hurt himself with that OC he hired; he had a chance at a couple alums who really knew their stuff and would have brought experience to the table, along with some great UWL history. Don't get me wrong, I like Joel, I think he's a good guy and good coach; he just didn't have the right people around him, considering his experiences to get that job done. It's a big one at this point.


In fairness to Dettwiler and assistants he was handcuffed by the budget .


Definitely agree with you there. And to clarify, I think Joel is/was a very good football coach. Very good. That situation is very tough and for him to try to navigate as he had to without some experienced coordinators, I think was a losing battle. Budget is definitely a major issue. No one does it by themselves. Heck, I think Saban would admit that Kiffin deserves a lot of credit for the game against Clemson!
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15panther
Go UWL
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