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|08-05-2012, 02:40 PM||#1 (permalink)|
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Offensive Line Thread
Just wanted to start a thread showing appreciation to Coach Harry Hienstand. According to Will Fuller's high school coach, per ISD, Coach Harry Heistand has a MAJOR influence on getting Fuller to campus yesterday, which of course led to the switch. He put in a ton of work on Fuller since the sanctions were announced, and today it all paid off.
Coach has been putting in work as a recruiter; 5 excellent o-lineman who already love him...who would have thought he'd be such an upgrade over Ed Warriner? Seriously, as a recruiter, he's been lights out! As a coach, we'll see, but early returns, per Mike Frank, are that the O-line guys LOVE him. I personally thought Warriner did a pretty good job last year (but they really suffered without Cave, and they stopped protecting vs. Stanford), but the linemen apparently felt a disconnect there, whereas they feel Coach Hiestand is one of them...a true O-line coach and nothing else (Warriner, as we know, had designs on greater things).
If the spring game is any indication, and if recruiting is any indication, and if how the current linemen feel about him is any indication, then this was a home-run hire by Brian Kelly.
Go ahead with your bad self Coach!
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|08-05-2012, 02:48 PM||#3 (permalink)|
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Everything that's happened with the o-line has been positive thus far. Their importance cannot be over-stated. If our running backs get some room to run and our quarterback is well-protected, the offense will flourish regardless of who starts at quarterback.
We have the linemen and the coach to get this done. I look forward to watching a very productive offense, one that can give our defenders a rest as the offense slowly and methodically marches down the field and one that can run the ball in when we get inside the red zone.
I wish we had this offensive line when Clausen was at QB.
|08-05-2012, 03:00 PM||#4 (permalink)|
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Seems like a great influence. Coaches, players and recruits all seem to have good words about him.
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|08-05-2012, 03:09 PM||#6 (permalink)|
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When Coach H went to Tennessee, he said that he wanted to go somewhere where he could do what he really loved, settle into a nice environment where people liked one another, and retire there. He, like about six other assistant coaches, were fooled by the HCs surface demeanor and it turned into a bad experience for the whole staff. Well, our HC knew a good thing when he saw it... and Coach H is about to get exactly what he had hoped for at Tennessee --- good people, good opportunity, good "family". Coach H will give us his best and he has a lot to give. Thank you, Harry Hiestand, and thank you, Brian Kelly.
|08-05-2012, 03:13 PM||#7 (permalink)|
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