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Bogus Megapardus

Coordinator, Assistant and Position Coaching Staff

Joyeux Noël à tous! as the Marquis might have said.

To whom will John Garrett look to fill the cavernous space of the Bourger Football House?  Twitter followers can provide Pard sleuths a clue, perhaps.  But some on this board might be better positioned to name names.

Will Mickey Fein get a look?  Some of the former Richmond staff, perhaps?  Coach Garrett seems to know some graduate assistants at top FBS programs.  Are they in the mix?
Bogus Megapardus

FWIW -

Delaware Message Board:

http://www.gohens.net/boards/inde...=0a73a8dc88a7a10a0a5265818f248c0f

Richmond Message Board:

https://richmond.forums.rivals.com/forums/ur-football-board.10/
NE Leopard

Today, UCONN dumped HC Bob Diaco after 3 seasons. Interestingly, Coach Garrett was on the Virginia staff in 2006 with Diaco and UCONN's DC Anthony Poindexter. Maybe Poindexter could be in play for our DC?
Bogus Megapardus

NE Leopard wrote:
Today, UCONN dumped HC Bob Diaco after 3 seasons. Interestingly, Coach Garrett was on the Virginia staff in 2006 with Diaco and UCONN's DC Anthony Poindexter. Maybe Poindexter could be in play for our DC?


Wow.  It looks like UConn owes Diaco $3.4 Million, too.

http://www.courant.com/sports/uco...b-diaco-fired-20161226-story.html

I doubt Lafayette could meet whatever UConn and UVa were paying Poindexter, but you never know.  That would be a heckuva name on the recruiting trail.
NE Leopard

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
NE Leopard wrote:
Today, UCONN dumped HC Bob Diaco after 3 seasons. Interestingly, Coach Garrett was on the Virginia staff in 2006 with Diaco and UCONN's DC Anthony Poindexter. Maybe Poindexter could be in play for our DC?


Wow.  It looks like UConn owes Diaco $3.4 Million, too.

http://www.courant.com/sports/uco...b-diaco-fired-20161226-story.html

I doubt Lafayette could meet whatever UConn and UVa were paying Poindexter, but you never know.  That would be a heckuva name on the recruiting trail.


I guess you are right as it was reported Poindexter was making $375k, but being out of work, maybe he can assist passing through?
http://www.courant.com/sports/uco...ny-poindexter-20160915-story.html
Bogus Megapardus

Any tea leaves yet?

Will we, perhaps, be getting one of the just-fired Ryan brothers for DC? Laughing
Kpard

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
Any tea leaves yet?

Will we, perhaps, be getting one of the just-fired Ryan brothers for DC? Laughing


Coach G said they would have NFL experience!?  Rolling Eyes
Bogus Megapardus

Kpard wrote:
Bogus Megapardus wrote:
Any tea leaves yet?

Will we, perhaps, be getting one of the just-fired Ryan brothers for DC? Laughing


Coach G said they would have NFL experience!?  Rolling Eyes


Coach Garrett almost certainly knows both the Ryan brothers personally. Can you imagine Rob or Rex roaming the Fisher sidelines, flailing and shouting and muttering obscenities? Much better than Frank Tavani roaming the Fisher sidelines, flailing and shouting and muttering obscenities. Cool

I wonder who holds the NCAA yards-thrown distance record for a coach's headphone?
PardDad71

Harbaugh
Bogus Megapardus

His Wikipedia page still says that John Garrett "is currently the offensive coordinator for the University of Richmond." This might possibly affect a potential recruit who googles him. Makes it seem like somebody is not on the ball. Does anybody know how to edit Wikipedia?
Bogus Megapardus

Keith Groller -
    While the arrival of John Garrett as head coach at Lafayette should provide a lot of curiosity and anticipation for the Leopards, Lehigh will remain the team to beat in Patriot League with highly polished quarterback Brad Mayes taking the offensive reins. He'll be aided by many offensive weapons, including All-American receiver Troy Pelletier and standout running back Dom Bragalone, who are set to keep the touchdowns coming on South Mountain.
http://www.mcall.com/sports/mc-ke...dictions-1229-20161231-story.html

". . . should provide a lot of curiosity and anticipation for the Leopards . . ." Seriously, is that the best Groller can do? Lazy journalism, IMHO. Confused
BillS

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
His Wikipedia page still says that John Garrett "is currently the offensive coordinator for the University of Richmond." This might possibly affect a potential recruit who googles him. Makes it seem like somebody is not on the ball. Does anybody know how to edit Wikipedia?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Garrett_(American_football)changed  Wink
Bogus Megapardus

BillS wrote:
Bogus Megapardus wrote:
His Wikipedia page still says that John Garrett "is currently the offensive coordinator for the University of Richmond." This might possibly affect a potential recruit who googles him. Makes it seem like somebody is not on the ball. Does anybody know how to edit Wikipedia?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Garrett_(American_football)changed  Wink


Sometimes it seems as if somebody actually reads this stuff. The timing is just a coincidence, I'm sure. Did you edit it, BillS? How does one edit Wikipedia?
Andy

3 coaches retained.

http://www.goleopards.com/sports/...-rel/m-footbl-coaching_staff.html
BillS

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
BillS wrote:
Bogus Megapardus wrote:
His Wikipedia page still says that John Garrett "is currently the offensive coordinator for the University of Richmond." This might possibly affect a potential recruit who googles him. Makes it seem like somebody is not on the ball. Does anybody know how to edit Wikipedia?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Garrett_(American_football)changed  Wink


Sometimes it seems as if somebody actually reads this stuff. The timing is just a coincidence, I'm sure. Did you edit it, BillS? How does one edit Wikipedia?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:FAQ/Editing
BillS

Andy wrote:
3 coaches retained.

http://www.goleopards.com/sports/...-rel/m-footbl-coaching_staff.html
OUTSTANDING!
Bogus Megapardus

Andy wrote:
3 coaches retained.

http://www.goleopards.com/sports/...-rel/m-footbl-coaching_staff.html


This is timely news because the NCAA "dead period" ends as of today.
flyfisher

Re: Coordinator, Assistant and Position Coaching Staff

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
Joyeux Noël à tous! as the Marquis might have said.

To whom will John Garrett look to fill the cavernous space of the Bourger Football House?  Twitter followers can provide Pard sleuths a clue, perhaps.  But some on this board might be better positioned to name names.

Will Mickey Fein get a look?  Some of the former Richmond staff, perhaps?  Coach Garrett seems to know some graduate assistants at top FBS programs.  Are they in the mix?


Belein at Richmond will get a look due to circumstances surrounding Delaware. However his strength is Dline and we may have that covered. Great recruiter and knows D line.played at Wake Forest.
Pards Rule

Andy wrote:
3 coaches retained.

http://www.goleopards.com/sports/...-rel/m-footbl-coaching_staff.html


Agreed...Apparently Phil was released along with Stan Clayton and Mickey Fein on the Offense
SixtyEighter

When my son was being recruited by Amherst the coaches  there spoke very highly about Phil Hallinan. In fact they participated in the Loose Brain Cancer Camps which is where they "discovered" my son.They thought the Lafayette program  was excellent.I think Hallinan could return there with a promotion if he is interested.
Kpard

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
Keith Groller -
    While the arrival of John Garrett as head coach at Lafayette should provide a lot of curiosity and anticipation for the Leopards, Lehigh will remain the team to beat in Patriot League with highly polished quarterback Brad Mayes taking the offensive reins. He'll be aided by many offensive weapons, including All-American receiver Troy Pelletier and standout running back Dom Bragalone, who are set to keep the touchdowns coming on South Mountain.
http://www.mcall.com/sports/mc-ke...dictions-1229-20161231-story.html

". . . should provide a lot of curiosity and anticipation for the Leopards . . ." Seriously, is that the best Groller can do? Lazy journalism, IMHO. Confused


I believe that the brown ones were senior laden on both sides of the ball this year. Mr. G may be overly optimistic.
edge29

Andy wrote:
3 coaches retained.

http://www.goleopards.com/sports/...-rel/m-footbl-coaching_staff.html


Good move Coach Garrett.  Maybe he reads this board.  Wink
Franks Tanks

It was confirmed that pretty much the entire Richmond staff is following Rocco to Delaware.  Hoping to hear announcements soon on new coordinators and OL.
Bogus Megapardus

Franks Tanks wrote:
It was confirmed that pretty much the entire Richmond staff is following Rocco to Delaware.


Some fans are suggesting that Rocco didn't want to bring Garrett along for the ride as OC at Delaware, which forced him to accept a lesser job as Head Coach of Lafayette.

Enthusiasm is one thing. Delusion is quite another. But you do have to admire their creativity.
john14810

Franks Tanks wrote:
It was confirmed that pretty much the entire Richmond staff is following Rocco to Delaware.  Hoping to hear announcements soon on new coordinators and OL.


I believe the first official visits start next weekend, coaching staff in place before then?
PardDad71

What are "official visits".   I consider official visits when the recruit comes to campus, stay overnight at schools expense, gets meals/tickets for free.   As for coaches visiting players at school/home, I would be shocked if that has not happened multiple times already (albeit from the previous staff)
john14810

PardDad71 wrote:
What are "official visits".   I consider official visits when the recruit comes to campus, stay overnight at schools expense, gets meals/tickets for free.   As for coaches visiting players at school/home, I would be shocked if that has not happened multiple times already (albeit from the previous staff)


yes that is what that official visit is.  I know that two coaches visited my son at school but they were just in the area so they stopped.  There was mention of a home visit but that was with the old coaching staff.  

my son has had a phone conversation with coach garrett
Lafalum

A school is only allowed to grant a fixed number of "official visits." And a recruit if I am correct is allowed to take a fixed number. So there is real interest on both sides. They typically occur near the final signing period.
john14810

Lafalum wrote:
A school is only allowed to grant a fixed number of "official visits." And a recruit if I am correct is allowed to take a fixed number. So there is real interest on both sides. They typically occur near the final signing period.


i believe that a recruit can only have one official visit per school
LeopardBall10

PardDad71 wrote:
What are "official visits".   I consider official visits when the recruit comes to campus, stay overnight at schools expense, gets meals/tickets for free.   As for coaches visiting players at school/home, I would be shocked if that has not happened multiple times already (albeit from the previous staff)


The definition all NCAA schools use, as defined by the NCAA:
Quote:
Question: What is an official visit?

Answer: Any visit to a college campus by you and your parents paid for by the college.


And schools do officials in different ways. Some schools try to bring multiple guys on campus at once in large groups (this is what Lafayette used to do before scholarships, large group visits Friday and Saturday nights). Others (as Lafayette has done since going scholarship) is bringing guys onto campus in smaller groups or individually, sometimes on weekends and sometimes on weeknights which I hate.

But according to a Pittsburgh insider there has been a few recent offers from the Leopards. Not sure who is making them and if these guys were on Garrett's radar before.
john14810

Not sure how big the group is that has visits next weekend for sure
LeopardBall10

john14810 wrote:
Lafalum wrote:
A school is only allowed to grant a fixed number of "official visits." And a recruit if I am correct is allowed to take a fixed number. So there is real interest on both sides. They typically occur near the final signing period.


i believe that a recruit can only have one official visit per school


I believe the school is only allowed a certain number of officials, but a school at Lafayette's level will never hit that mark. We just don't have enough scholarships to offer for that many officials to make sense.

An athlete can take up to 5 official visits to 5 different schools. A college cannot pay for more than one visit per student, but an athlete can take as many unofficial visits as they like. Unofficial means that the trip is paid for entirely by the student.
PardDad71

I was just confused since we're only in Interim Session (I assume, maybe falsely) most of the players take the extended winter break since they'll be on campus in the summer.

So I just expected Official visits would have happened in the fall
Lafalum

LeopardBall10 wrote:
john14810 wrote:
Lafalum wrote:
A school is only allowed to grant a fixed number of "official visits." And a recruit if I am correct is allowed to take a fixed number. So there is real interest on both sides. They typically occur near the final signing period.


i believe that a recruit can only have one official visit per school


I believe the school is only allowed a certain number of officials, but a school at Lafayette's level will never hit that mark. We just don't have enough scholarships to offer for that many officials to make sense.

An athlete can take up to 5 official visits to 5 different schools. A college cannot pay for more than one visit per student, but an athlete can take as many unofficial visits as they like. Unofficial means that the trip is paid for entirely by the student.


You are correct. An athlete is only allowed 5 official visits to 5 different schools.
Andy

LeopardBall10 wrote:
But according to a Pittsburgh insider there has been a few recent offers from the Leopards. Not sure who is making them and if these guys were on Garrett's radar before.


In the below recruiting thread we list 4 offers made in the new year - one is to a RB from Central Catholic.

Official visits seem to be handled differently than decades ago when many of us went through the process. Back then the visits were made before your decision. Of course, you had to wait untill March for your Ivy admission. Now it seems the visits are mostly made after a S/A's decision and is made as a kind of class binding thing, or just because all the kids have one kind of owed to them.
Andy

Here is the announcement re Rocco's staff at UD:

http://www.wdel.com/sports/delawa...-d395-11e6-ac74-5bf9bde9abb5.html

Mines is going with him.

OC still to be named.

Edit: http://www.delawareonline.com/sto...w-blue-hens-coach-rocco/96194794/
Kpard

john14810 wrote:
Not sure how big the group is that has visits next weekend for sure


This makes sense as there is a Men's home Bball game with Navy next Saturday. They generally rope off a section for recruits at one of these games.
So, will we have a completed staff by then?
PardDad71

I suspect most are lined up, and it is a matter of getting all the official paperwork done.
flyfisher

SixtyEighter wrote:
When my son was being recruited by Amherst the coaches  there spoke very highly about Phil Hallinan. In fact they participated in the Loose Brain Cancer Camps which is where they "discovered" my son.They thought the Lafayette program  was excellent.I think Hallinan could return there with a promotion if he is interested.

Unfortunately many of the players say otherwise. Great guy though.
flyfisher

Fordham lost their D line coach. Jarrick Hall took a promotion getting the same job at Elon. Curt Cignetti named head coach at Elon a few days ago.
flyfisher

Franks Tanks wrote:
It was confirmed that pretty much the entire Richmond staff is following Rocco to Delaware.  Hoping to hear announcements soon on new coordinators and OL.


Not so. Sparky woods and Dave Legg are staying at Richmond. Belein not retained at Richmond and could not go to Delaware because Delaware admin wanted at least one coach from the previous staff. Delaware Admin felt old d line coach was the best choice to retain.
flyfisher

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
Franks Tanks wrote:
It was confirmed that pretty much the entire Richmond staff is following Rocco to Delaware.


Some fans are suggesting that Rocco didn't want to bring Garrett along for the ride as OC at Delaware, which forced him to accept a lesser job as Head Coach of Lafayette.

Enthusiasm is one thing. Delusion is quite another. But you do have to admire their creativity.


Garrett probably wasn't going to be pertained at Richmond by new coach Huesmann. FWIW, I am hearing the same thing from current Richmond players that Garrett may not have gone to Delaware. I could probably find out. Surprised Rocco did not take Sparky Woods with him. Good offensive coord coach.
Franks Tanks

flyfisher wrote:
Fordham lost their D line coach. Jarrick Hall took a promotion getting the same job at Elon. Curt Cignetti named head coach at Elon a few days ago.


Fordham also lost their DC to UCONN.  Fordham will be good for the next few years, but they will not be Joe Mo's Fordham.  Breiner is a good coach, but no Moorhead.  They will be competitive, but will slip over the next few years IMO.

Understand about the Richmond assistants, but I did say most went with Rocco.  I still think John will construct a quality staff, but doesn't appear any will be from the Spider staff.  This is mildly but not super surprising.  John is a smart man and a quality coach. He is a man of integrity.  I look forward to leaning of his hires, and trust his judgement.
Andy

Franks Tanks wrote:
flyfisher wrote:
Fordham lost their D line coach. Jarrick Hall took a promotion getting the same job at Elon. Curt Cignetti named head coach at Elon a few days ago.


Fordham also lost their DC to UCONN.  Fordham will be good for the next few years, but they will not be Joe Mo's Fordham.  Breiner is a good coach, but no Moorhead.  They will be competitive, but will slip over the next few years IMO.

Understand about the Richmond assistants, but I did say most went with Rocco.  I still think John will construct a quality staff, but doesn't appear any will be from the Spider staff.  This is mildly but not super surprising.  John is a smart man and a quality coach. He is a man of integrity.  I look forward to leaning of his hires, and trust his judgement.


Perhaps motivated by the FU coaching changes, it appears that Syracuse soph DL transfer Anthony Giudice has flipped his commitment from FU to LC.

Old news:

http://www.syracuse.com/orangefoo...udice_will_transfer_to_fordh.html

New News (1/7/17):

Tone –
@giudice_79
Lafayette College Football DT #9
688 FOLLOWING878 FOLLOWERS

http://www.hudl.com/profile/3722010/anthony-giudice
NE Leopard

The Football Scoop is reporting that Gordie Sammis from VMI has accepted the OLINE job. Young coach with FBS playing experience and Ivy coaching experience. If true, welcome Gordie.
http://FootballScoop.com/The-Scoop
Andy

Looks like experience at Virginia and Columbia as well.

http://www.vmikeydets.com/ViewArt...TCLID=209867498&Q_SEASON=2016
Franks Tanks

Andy wrote:
Franks Tanks wrote:
flyfisher wrote:
Fordham lost their D line coach. Jarrick Hall took a promotion getting the same job at Elon. Curt Cignetti named head coach at Elon a few days ago.


Fordham also lost their DC to UCONN.  Fordham will be good for the next few years, but they will not be Joe Mo's Fordham.  Breiner is a good coach, but no Moorhead.  They will be competitive, but will slip over the next few years IMO.

Understand about the Richmond assistants, but I did say most went with Rocco.  I still think John will construct a quality staff, but doesn't appear any will be from the Spider staff.  This is mildly but not super surprising.  John is a smart man and a quality coach. He is a man of integrity.  I look forward to leaning of his hires, and trust his judgement.


Perhaps motivated by the FU coaching changes, it appears that Syracuse soph DL transfer Anthony Giudice has flipped his commitment from FU to LC.

Old news:

http://www.syracuse.com/orangefoo...udice_will_transfer_to_fordh.html

New News (1/7/17):

Tone –
@giudice_79
Lafayette College Football DT #9
688 FOLLOWING878 FOLLOWERS

http://www.hudl.com/profile/3722010/anthony-giudice


Nice!  We haven't had an FBS transfer in ages.  Last transfers period was the kid from Hofstra and Northeastern when those programs ended.  Garrett is already getting kids Frank never did, even with limited staff and time.
flyfisher

Franks Tanks wrote:
flyfisher wrote:
Fordham lost their D line coach. Jarrick Hall took a promotion getting the same job at Elon. Curt Cignetti named head coach at Elon a few days ago.


Fordham also lost their DC to UCONN.  Fordham will be good for the next few years, but they will not be Joe Mo's Fordham.  Breiner is a good coach, but no Moorhead.  They will be competitive, but will slip over the next few years IMO.

Understand about the Richmond assistants, but I did say most went with Rocco.  I still think John will construct a quality staff, but doesn't appear any will be from the Spider staff.  This is mildly but not super surprising.  John is a smart man and a quality coach. He is a man of integrity.  I look forward to leaning of his hires, and trust his judgement.


I was short with you and I apologize. Had just flyfished all day in 30 degrees and then drove 4 hours in snow. And you know how us southerners do snow. We got 11 inches, a lot for the south.

Barrett will build a god staff and I think it was a good hire by Lafayette. He needed to clean house. Nothing against some of the asst coaches but Frank did not help their cause. Barrett needs a clean slate. Even though Barrett may not have been retained at Richmond, that is not an indication of his effort. More about Huesmann wanting his own guys.
Franks Tanks

flyfisher wrote:
Franks Tanks wrote:
flyfisher wrote:
Fordham lost their D line coach. Jarrick Hall took a promotion getting the same job at Elon. Curt Cignetti named head coach at Elon a few days ago.


Fordham also lost their DC to UCONN.  Fordham will be good for the next few years, but they will not be Joe Mo's Fordham.  Breiner is a good coach, but no Moorhead.  They will be competitive, but will slip over the next few years IMO.

Understand about the Richmond assistants, but I did say most went with Rocco.  I still think John will construct a quality staff, but doesn't appear any will be from the Spider staff.  This is mildly but not super surprising.  John is a smart man and a quality coach. He is a man of integrity.  I look forward to leaning of his hires, and trust his judgement.


I was short with you and I apologize. Had just flyfished all day in 30 degrees and then drove 4 hours in snow. And you know how us southerners do snow. We got 11 inches, a lot for the south.

Barrett will build a god staff and I think it was a good hire by Lafayette. He needed to clean house. Nothing against some of the asst coaches but Frank did not help their cause. Barrett needs a clean slate. Even though Barrett may not have been retained at Richmond, that is not an indication of his effort. More about Huesmann wanting his own guys.


No problem.  Agree about Huesman bringing his own guys since he had a very competent staff already assembled.  

Our new OL coach has an updated Twitter account.  States he is responsible for recruiting Eastern PA, NJ and the Richmond area.  Seems that the staff may have heavy VA ties, which is an area we've recruited poorly recently.  Understand a lot of competition for recruits in that area, but we have a better shot mining VA instead of Cali and Colorado.
LC Local Fan

per twitter

Brett Guminsky
Lafayette College Offensive & Recruiting Assistant/Assistant to the Head Coach | North Greenville University Football Alum
Pardsfriend

Offensive Assistant Coaches

Franks Tanks wrote:
flyfisher wrote:
Franks Tanks wrote:
flyfisher wrote:
Fordham lost their D line coach. Jarrick Hall took a promotion getting the same job at Elon. Curt Cignetti named head coach at Elon a few days ago.


Fordham also lost their DC to UCONN.  Fordham will be good for the next few years, but they will not be Joe Mo's Fordham.  Breiner is a good coach, but no Moorhead.  They will be competitive, but will slip over the next few years IMO.

Understand about the Richmond assistants, but I did say most went with Rocco.  I still think John will construct a quality staff, but doesn't appear any will be from the Spider staff.  This is mildly but not super surprising.  John is a smart man and a quality coach. He is a man of integrity.  I look forward to leaning of his hires, and trust his judgement.




I was short with you and I apologize. Had just flyfished all day in 30 degrees and then drove 4 hours in snow. And you know how us southerners do snow. We got 11 inches, a lot for the south.

Barrett will build a god staff and I think it was a good hire by Lafayette. He needed to clean house. Nothing against some of the asst coaches but Frank did not help their cause. Barrett needs a clean slate. Even though Barrett may not have been retained at Richmond, that is not an indication of his effort. More about Huesmann wanting his own guys.


No problem.  Agree about Huesman bringing his own guys since he had a very competent staff already assembled.  

Our new OL coach has an updated Twitter account.  States he is responsible for recruiting Eastern PA, NJ and the Richmond area.  Seems that the staff may have heavy VA ties, which is an area we've recruited poorly recently.  Understand a lot of competition for recruits in that area, but we have a better shot mining VA instead of Cali and Colorado.


FWIW....our new tight ends coach, former OT Luke Chiarolanzio is a Delbarton NJ grad.  Delby plays in the ultra competitive No. Jersey Super Football Conference with Bergen Catholic Don Bosco, and other strong programs.  Given the deep roots both Garrett and Luke have in nj, I expect us to recruit both the njsfc and mid-state 38 (Bridgewater Raritan Westfield Ridge other publics) heavily.  Both conferences have outstanding football programs and players within an hour of college hill.

 And importantly for this staff, there are players in both conferences who possess the academic profile necessary for admission to Lafayette and the PL.
Bogus Megapardus

NE Leopard wrote:
The Football Scoop is reporting that Gordie Sammis from VMI has accepted the OLINE job. Young coach with FBS playing experience and Ivy coaching experience. If true, welcome Gordie.
http://FootballScoop.com/The-Scoop


Sammis is a local Jersey guy from nearby Flemington. He played at Immaculata H.S in Sommerville and was a left guard at Virginia (2003-06).
Andy

Gunnard Twyner WR Coach

https://mobile.twitter.com/GunnTwyner

From 2006-07, he served as head coach at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, Md. Taking over a program that had not won a game in four years, Twyner turned the 2006 squad into a 10-2 team that advanced to the second round of the Class 3A state playoffs. He was named state of Maryland Coach of the Year. The following year JFK went 9-3 and again advanced to the playoffs. He worked as a volunteer coach for three seasons prior at Seneca Valley High School and Churchill High School in Maryland.

Twyner was in the NFL from 1996-99. He originally signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals and played two games during the 1997 season. Twyner was with the New Orleans Saints from 1997-99 and was in training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2000.

He also played for five seasons in the Arena Football League. During his rookie year with Tampa Bay, Twyner set an AFL rookie season record for most touchdown receptions as the team advanced to the second round of the playoffs. He also played with Buffalo and Columbus before concluding his professional playing career in 2004.

http://www.dc3.edu/campus-life/at...all/coaching-staff/gunnard-twyner
Bogus Megapardus

This happened -

Pards Rule

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
This happened -




Love it!!!  Welcome aboard Msrs Twyner and Sammis!!  Like what JG is doing already!
LeopardBall10

Pards Rule wrote:
Welcome aboard Msrs Twyner and Sammis!!  Like what JG is doing already!


Have been away for a few days and hadn't heard about the staff additions. Don't know anything about either of them. Although I will say that the addition of Sammis is interesting, that we pull the O-Line guy from VMI where Mike St. Germain (Lafayette alumn, all-american OL) is also on staff. I know Mike was at UVA as a GA, but I don't think his time at UVA matched up with Sammis at all as a player or coach.  Not really relevant, just interesting.
Bogus Megapardus

LC Local Fan wrote:
Brett Guminsky

Lafayette College Offensive & Recruiting Assistant/Assistant to the Head Coach | North Greenville University Football Alum


Not sure about this one. He was an intern last season at Richmond. Now he's been given a title that's a bit too complex for my simple mind to understand. Perhaps he'll be doing more than just keeping the water bottles full and the towels clean, but it's not altogether clear where Guminsky's body of expertise lies.
Bogus Megapardus

GoLeopards.com now has the official bio for Gordon Sammis.
Franks Tanks

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
LC Local Fan wrote:
Brett Guminsky

Lafayette College Offensive & Recruiting Assistant/Assistant to the Head Coach | North Greenville University Football Alum


Not sure about this one. He was an intern last season at Richmond. Now he's been given a title that's a bit too complex for my simple mind to understand. Perhaps he'll be doing more than just keeping the water bottles full and the towels clean, but it's not altogether clear where Guminsky's body of expertise lies.


This is a very low level GA type position.  Very unlikely he will be doing any direct coaching, but may evaluate potential recruits by watching film or organizing things.  Assistant to the head coach can be many things, but perhaps a bunch of organizational tasks, some simple game planning or scouting and just generally helping JG to expedite daily tasks.
Pardsfriend

Coach Offensive Line

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
GoLeopards.com now has the official bio for Gordon Sammis.


And our third representative makes Jersey Strong.....

Welcome aboard, Coach Sammis
SIDELINER

VMI was 3-8 in 2016 and played FCS qualifiers in last four games, losing all. VMI was 2-9 in 2015.

VMI STATS: Rushing YPG:109.1 in '16, 116.9 in '15 ... sacks allowed: 26 in '16, 33 in '15 ... opponent TFL: 87 in '16, 67 in '15 ... High single-game rushing: 233 in '16, 202 in '15 ... low single game rushing: 11 in '16 (7 games under 100), 44 in '15 ... rushing TDs: 17 in '16, 16 in '15 ... 3rd-down conversions: 33% in '16, 39% in '15.

VMI beat Bucknell 23-17 and got 158 yards rushing. Lafayette lost to Bucknell 42-17 and got 53 yards rushing.

So, which team plays the tougher schedule?
The Maroon

SIDELINER wrote:
VMI was 3-8 in 2016 and played FCS qualifiers in last four games, losing all. VMI was 2-9 in 2015.

VMI STATS: Rushing YPG:109.1 in '16, 116.9 in '15 ... sacks allowed: 26 in '16, 33 in '15 ... opponent TFL: 87 in '16, 67 in '15 ... High single-game rushing: 233 in '16, 202 in '15 ... low single game rushing: 11 in '16 (7 games under 100), 44 in '15 ... rushing TDs: 17 in '16, 16 in '15 ... 3rd-down conversions: 33% in '16, 39% in '15.

VMI beat Bucknell 23-17 and got 158 yards rushing. Lafayette lost to Bucknell 42-17 and got 53 yards rushing.

So, which team plays the tougher schedule?


VMI is in a unique situation recruiting wise. You have to find guys who are excited about their value prop and then try to keep them away from the Citadel. I don't know how much you can glean from stats there. I'm excited about his entire body of work - not just the past two years.
PardDad71

All in for the New Crew.   Not only will I unconditionally support them, but I will do so for the next 2 years minimum.    I don't expect miracles this year, and year 2 is still going to be a challenge.  

#RollPards
Franks Tanks

The Maroon wrote:
SIDELINER wrote:
VMI was 3-8 in 2016 and played FCS qualifiers in last four games, losing all. VMI was 2-9 in 2015.

VMI STATS: Rushing YPG:109.1 in '16, 116.9 in '15 ... sacks allowed: 26 in '16, 33 in '15 ... opponent TFL: 87 in '16, 67 in '15 ... High single-game rushing: 233 in '16, 202 in '15 ... low single game rushing: 11 in '16 (7 games under 100), 44 in '15 ... rushing TDs: 17 in '16, 16 in '15 ... 3rd-down conversions: 33% in '16, 39% in '15.

VMI beat Bucknell 23-17 and got 158 yards rushing. Lafayette lost to Bucknell 42-17 and got 53 yards rushing.

So, which team plays the tougher schedule?


VMI is in a unique situation recruiting wise. You have to find guys who are excited about their value prop and then try to keep them away from the Citadel. I don't know how much you can glean from stats there. I'm excited about his entire body of work - not just the past two years.


Yup, and VMI hasn't had a winning season since 1981.  While that is a streak Frank Tavani can be proud of, it is obviously a tough place to win and several quality coaches have failed to produce a winner in Lexington.  I don't know anything about Sammis either, but his resume is decent for a relatively young guy.  His tenure at Columbia and VMI hasn't been successful in the win column, but not a knock on him as nobody wins at those places.
Kpard

Anxious to see who the OC & DC will be. Those are key.
Bogus Megapardus

PardDad71 wrote:
All in for the New Crew. Not only will I unconditionally support them, but I will do so for the next 2 years minimum. I don't expect miracles this year, and year 2 is still going to be a challenge.  

#RollPards


Same here - but I believe in miracles as well. I think we're all going to be surprised from the get-go.
Bogus Megapardus

Although their RT was a 330-lb behemoth, the rest of VMI's starting OL ran about 260 lbs. Those guys had to be well-coached to avoid getting pushed around mercilessly by some of the competition VMI faced.
Bogus Megapardus

Kpard wrote:
Anxious to see who the OC & DC will be. Those are key.


Maybe Coach Garrett is hiring everybody else first so he can see how much money he has left in the budget. Rolling Eyes

Remember, the AFCA convention is going on this week (until Wednesday) in Louisville. Presumably Coach Garrett is there right now, doing interviews.
NE Leopard

Coaching Search ticker reports Rich Bartel being named OC. Was previously OC at IMG Academy in FL.

http://bit.ly/14IQx2Y

NFL QB Experience...
https://www.imgacademy.com/offens...dinator-qb-specialist/rich-bartel
Lafalum

He was a journeyman nfl quarterback, made a stop at the cowboys among several others. Thirty three years old.
NE Leopard

NE Leopard wrote:
Coaching Search ticker reports Rich Bartel being named OC. Was previously OC at IMG Academy in FL.

http://bit.ly/14IQx2Y

NFL QB Experience...
https://www.imgacademy.com/offens...dinator-qb-specialist/rich-bartel


The Football Scoop is reporting it is just for the QB coaching job.
http://FootballScoop.com/the-scoop
Andy

Drafted out of HS by the Reds. Then college, then the NFL.  Wow.  Would you like to have a few beers with this guy.  IMG is a great place to have recruiting contacts. Texas roots. I like this!

We've become a very attractive place for top notch QBs who want professional instruction from guys with pro-level contacts.
Franks Tanks

Interesting.  He is certainly a well regarded QB coach, as he worked with high level HS QB's, but has zero experience at the college level and limited play calling experience as well.  Perhaps play calling will be a collaborative effort with JG.
Franks Tanks

NE Leopard wrote:
NE Leopard wrote:
Coaching Search ticker reports Rich Bartel being named OC. Was previously OC at IMG Academy in FL.

http://bit.ly/14IQx2Y

NFL QB Experience...
https://www.imgacademy.com/offens...dinator-qb-specialist/rich-bartel


The Football Scoop is reporting it is just for the QB coaching job.
http://FootballScoop.com/the-scoop


That would make more sense. Great hire for just QB coach, a little concern if he is running the show on offense.  One thing is certain, our QB's will receive tremendous coaching.  I hope all those high school QB's considering LC are paying attention!
Kpard

Franks Tanks wrote:
NE Leopard wrote:
NE Leopard wrote:
Coaching Search ticker reports Rich Bartel being named OC. Was previously OC at IMG Academy in FL.

http://bit.ly/14IQx2Y

NFL QB Experience...
https://www.imgacademy.com/offens...dinator-qb-specialist/rich-bartel


The Football Scoop is reporting it is just for the QB coaching job.
http://FootballScoop.com/the-scoop


That would make more sense. Great hire for just QB coach, a little concern if he is running the show on offense.  One thing is certain, our QB's will receive tremendous coaching.  I hope all those high school QB's considering LC are paying attention!


It is looking like Coach G will be mostly involved on the O side of the ball? Better bring in a strong DC.
Pardsfriend

OC selection

NE Leopard wrote:
Coaching Search ticker reports Rich Bartel being named OC. Was previously OC at IMG Academy in FL.

http://bit.ly/14IQx2Y

NFL QB Experience...
https://www.imgacademy.com/offens...dinator-qb-specialist/rich-bartel


 I expect Coach Bartel's impact and responsibilities to be more involved with development of LC quarterbacks.  His coaching experience is primarily at the high school level with IMG and prior jobs.

 Without question, our HC will have his imprint on the full extent of our offensive strategy.   From my initial review, Garrett is going to run his system, a form of Pro Style, ..whichever qb runs his system will need very good footwork and mobility
BillS

Re: OC selection

Pardsfriend wrote:
NE Leopard wrote:
Coaching Search ticker reports Rich Bartel being named OC. Was previously OC at IMG Academy in FL.

http://bit.ly/14IQx2Y

NFL QB Experience...
https://www.imgacademy.com/offens...dinator-qb-specialist/rich-bartel


 I expect Coach Bartel's impact and responsibilities to be more involved with development of LC quarterbacks.  His coaching experience is primarily at the high school level with IMG and prior jobs.

 Without question, our HC will have his imprint on the full extent of our offensive strategy.   From my initial review, Garrett is going to run his system, a form of Pro Style, ..whichever qb runs his system will need very good footwork and mobility
Believe me he is  putting a great staff together it will be the best staff very great others couldn't put this staff together believe me it will be the best 😉
PardDad71

NE Leopard wrote:
NE Leopard wrote:
Coaching Search ticker reports Rich Bartel being named OC. Was previously OC at IMG Academy in FL.

http://bit.ly/14IQx2Y

NFL QB Experience...
https://www.imgacademy.com/offens...dinator-qb-specialist/rich-bartel


The Football Scoop is reporting it is just for the QB coaching job.
http://FootballScoop.com/the-scoop



Scoop article says OC and QB coach
killaBee

GOOOOOOOOOO PARDSSSSSSSS !!!!!

This is so exciting.  I'm feeling a pumped... How many out here did their 1000 push-ups this morning?
leopard88

killaBee wrote:
GOOOOOOOOOO PARDSSSSSSSS !!!!!

This is so exciting.  I'm feeling a pumped... How many out here did their 1000 push-ups this morning?


I did!!!! . . . give or take 1000.
Andy

killaBee wrote:
GOOOOOOOOOO PARDSSSSSSSS !!!!!

This is so exciting.  I'm feeling a pumped... How many out here did their 1000 push-ups this morning?


Don't forget the legs, killa. They're the first to go, or one of the first...Wink

Coach Twyner has been added on the website:

http://www.goleopards.com/sports/...l/mtt/gunnard_twyner_1035264.html

Very cool seeing  JG''s staff come together!  Kids should be psyched. Go Pards!
Bogus Megapardus

QB Blake Meyer tweeted . . .

SIDELINER

When  Paul Reinhard interviewed Coach Garrett on the day he was announced as coach, he asked Garrett if he would also be the offensive coordinator. JG said, "We will name an offensive coordinator but I will be heavily involved in the offense, with its terminology and its installation. That’s my background and I will be a big part of that as well as overseeing the defense."  I'm not sure how the hire of Bartel figures into that.
Franks Tanks

SIDELINER wrote:
When  Paul Reinhard interviewed Coach Garrett on the day he was announced as coach, he asked Garrett if he would also be the offensive coordinator. JG said, "We will name an offensive coordinator but I will be heavily involved in the offense, with its terminology and its installation. That’s my background and I will be a big part of that as well as overseeing the defense."  I'm not sure how the hire of Bartel figures into that.


It seems that Bartel will be the OC, but as stated above it will be JG's offense.  His concepts, his terminology and his philosophy will be implemented.  JG will at least handle a share of play calling duties I would think, with him even being the dominant play caller.

I expect to see JG on the sidelines play sheet in hand and actively calling a good portion of the plays.  He wont be pacing and muttering and looking like a spectator.
Andy

Coach Bartel miked up as a Cardinal in a 2011 pre-season game. TD! Fun and some insights into his personality. Upbeat and positive in his approach, not unlike JG:

http://www.azcardinals.com/videos...cd945-826c-4264-b7c7-fb12127bed65

(With a little Phil Collins to start things off..... Laughing )
LC Fan

That's REALLY cool!
Bogus Megapardus

Bartel's (re-named) Twitter page now has the Pard logo -

https://twitter.com/CoachRichBartel

Also, this is fun (don't forget to read the comments at the end) -

http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/h...-campaign-img-campaign-profession
Bogus Megapardus

More on the pissing match between Texas high school coaches and Bartel's IMG Academy (again, the comments at the end are especially ripe) -

http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/h...back-words-img-academy-texas-2016
Andy

New RB coach. Been waiting for this as Coach has been on followers lists for about a week:

http://www.goleopards.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/011217aac.html
Andy

And a nice note now on Coach Bartel's twitter re taking the job at LC.
Bogus Megapardus

Taking the broad view, all of this is getting pretty awesome.
Leopard Loyalist

Having a running backs coach with a degree in Movement Science sounds like a good thing!
Bogus Megapardus

Looks like they figured out a title for Guminsky as well -

http://www.goleopards.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/011217aaa.html
Andy

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
Taking the broad view, all of this is getting pretty awesome.


Yes! Coach using his considerable (ya think!?) contacts to bring in guys with pro experience to tout and giving young energetic guys their first shot, while keeping some quality coaches from the former staff.  Very interesting group.  Does Coach finish up tomorrow before official visits??

DC. LBs.  Another DBs?
edge29

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
Taking the broad view, all of this is getting pretty awesome.


And almost surreal!  One thing is for sure, we can no longer use the lack of player development as an excuse!!

Maybe it's the homer in me but I think this ship could get turned around pretty quickly.
LeopardBall10

edge29 wrote:
One thing is for sure, we can no longer use the lack of player development as an excuse!!


Not saying anthing about this staff, but I just want to clarify that just because someone played in the NFL or at an FBS school does not mean they know the first thing about player development.

I think everyone would agree that Coach Clayton has been the most maligned coach on this board but he is also (probably - have not done my research) the coach with the most NFL playing experience of any Lafayette coach in the history of the program. Not to mention FBS playing experience.

I am sure Coach Garrett is putting together a great staff, I just wanted to make sure everyone has realistic expectations. Outside of getting a recruit a little extra excited and possibly seeing different schemes, NFL playing experience does not automatically equate to great coach.
Pardsfriend

Coaching Staff

LeopardBall10 wrote:
edge29 wrote:
One thing is for sure, we can no longer use the lack of player development as an excuse!!


Not saying anthing about this staff, but I just want to clarify that just because someone played in the NFL or at an FBS school does not mean they know the first thing about player development.

I think everyone would agree that Coach Clayton has been the most maligned coach on this board but he is also (probably - have not done my research) the coach with the most NFL playing experience of any Lafayette coach in the history of the program. Not to mention FBS playing experience.

I am sure Coach Garrett is putting together a great staff, I just wanted to make sure everyone has realistic expectations. Outside of getting a recruit a little extra excited and possibly seeing different schemes, NFL playing experience does not automatically equate to great coach.


 LB10, as a former coach, couldn't agree more.

Staff effectiveness comes down to two critical factors.  First, your ability to teach the game.  For example, first step and footwork on the OL.  The second factor is ensuring your players execute your teaching on the field on game day. In other words, will your players "play" for you.

Player development is a positive result of both factors.  In my experience, there are coaches who have proven tremendous leaders of team(s) with limited or no professional i.e. NFL experience.  For example, Urban Meyer...
edge29

LeopardBall10 wrote:
edge29 wrote:
One thing is for sure, we can no longer use the lack of player development as an excuse!!


Not saying anthing about this staff, but I just want to clarify that just because someone played in the NFL or at an FBS school does not mean they know the first thing about player development.

I think everyone would agree that Coach Clayton has been the most maligned coach on this board but he is also (probably - have not done my research) the coach with the most NFL playing experience of any Lafayette coach in the history of the program. Not to mention FBS playing experience.

I am sure Coach Garrett is putting together a great staff, I just wanted to make sure everyone has realistic expectations. Outside of getting a recruit a little extra excited and possibly seeing different schemes, NFL playing experience does not automatically equate to great coach.


I hear ya but I never mentioned anything about having NFL experience on purpose because of Clayton.  

Garrett has shown he can run a successful offense and Bartel has a nice list of QBs he's mentored and trained.
Franks Tanks

The Georgetown DC will be out new DC.  Really like this hire as the Hoya's D had been very solid of late.  Also like that we have at least one guy with lots of PL experience, in addition to McFadden and Dell.
Bogus Megapardus

Georgetown DC Luke Thompson now is Lafayette's DC.

http://www.goleopards.com/sports/...bl/mtt/luke_thompson_1035402.html

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