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Program/Mario Perspective

miami_yak

Redshirt Freshman
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Messages
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I don’t post much even though I’ve been a member for a while, but I felt I might as well get after this topic. I’m not a slurper or a mope; just GD realist like @Dwinstitles.

I’m no insider but I am going to speak from experience and keep this as succinct as possible (for all those of you who reply with- too long, didn’t read. Hahaha)

Mario obviously walked into a **** show that has been in the making for two decades. Minus the couple of years Richt was here, but he didn’t have the energy to affect as much change as the program needed. We all know this is the case, but we don’t KNOW.

If you don’t or haven’t led/managed an organization, you’re never going to fully understand what must get done to fix a clusterfvck of an organization. Unfortunately, I have had to do this a couple of times and it’s a long process. This man had to come in and identify strengths, weaknesses, current processes, etc... From there he had to identify 50, 100, 300-meter targets and prioritize tasks, duties, and processes. Thankfully he has an experienced AD in Rad to work the larger athletic department picture. I’m sure a few times a week he brought something up and someone told him, “uhhh we don’t do that” or “we haven’t done that.” Which likely led to some WTF moments from him. He obviously identified recruiting as his number one priority, and it has paid off. It was the most time sensitive and program building aspect for the team.

In regard to the coordinators, I’m honestly frustrated as well that they haven’t been hired but I also know there is a lot of other program building/fixing that he has to juggle as well. The reality when it comes down to for recruiting, I don’t think the OC/DC name is as important to recruits as we make it. The style is important, but the young men are committing to Mario and the university, followed by the position coaches. They know Mario is here for the long haul because when he tells them it’s a destination job for him, Its 100% believable. What Clemson had for coordinator continuity is the exception not the rule for P5 programs. Am I concerned about the lack of position coaches identified on defense, yes but not until T-Rob left us.

All you chicken littles need to calm down because you don’t even know the fraction of sh!t Mario has been trying to fix in our beloved program. A lot of you probably complain about kids nowadays wanting everything now; yet here you are. If his hires suck; bust out the pitchforks and torches. At the same time, there are a lot of you that need to cover up your rainbows and sunshine because there are potential reasons for concern.

Thanks @Cribby, @JayCane20, @Brooklyndee, @LeedsCane, @Boarcane, @Da Jumbo Mutombo, @Hoyacane1620, @SouthParkCane, @jackbenimble71, etc... for all the insider info you can and do share.

Damn, this sh!t is still longer than I intended. Fvck it.
 

The U is back to work

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Recruiting becomes a little easier when you have 10 full time and 10 analysts helping you. He’s doing it with a bare bones crew and his work in quickly creating the best attended camp ever here is beyond impressive but he’s hurting himself not having more support there. You don’t think every coach is texting these kids saying ‘yeah I’m sure it’s fun but who will even be coaching you?’ It’s early so it’s not as big of a deal but this elite day should be for his staff to build relationships with these kids and Mario coming in for the photos and cherry-picking his time with his top list of targets.

His ‘process’ needs work. He’s again the only coach doing it this way.
 

Dwinstitles

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I don’t post much even though I’ve been a member for a while, but I felt I might as well get after this topic. I’m not a slurper or a mope; just GD realist like @Dwinstitles.

I’m no insider but I am going to speak from experience and keep this as succinct as possible (for all those of you who reply with- too long, didn’t read. Hahaha)

Mario obviously walked into a **** show that has been in the making for two decades. Minus the couple of years Richt was here, but he didn’t have the energy to affect as much change as the program needed. We all know this is the case, but we don’t KNOW.

If you don’t or haven’t led/managed an organization, you’re never going to fully understand what must get done to fix a clusterfvck of an organization. Unfortunately, I have had to do this a couple of times and it’s a long process. This man had to come in and identify strengths, weaknesses, current processes, etc... From there he had to identify 50, 100, 300-meter targets and prioritize tasks, duties, and processes. Thankfully he has an experienced AD in Rad to work the larger athletic department picture. I’m sure a few times a week he brought something up and someone told him, “uhhh we don’t do that” or “we haven’t done that.” Which likely led to some WTF moments from him. He obviously identified recruiting as his number one priority, and it has paid off. It was the most time sensitive and program building aspect for the team.

In regard to the coordinators, I’m honestly frustrated as well that they haven’t been hired but I also know there is a lot of other program building/fixing that he has to juggle as well. The reality when it comes down to for recruiting, I don’t think the OC/DC name is as important to recruits as we make it. The style is important, but the young men are committing to Mario and the university, followed by the position coaches. They know Mario is here for the long haul because when he tells them it’s a destination job for him, Its 100% believable. What Clemson had for coordinator continuity is the exception not the rule for P5 programs. Am I concerned about the lack of position coaches identified on defense, yes but not until T-Rob left us.

All you chicken littles need to calm down because you don’t even know the fraction of sh!t Mario has been trying to fix in our beloved program. A lot of you probably complain about kids nowadays wanting everything now; yet here you are. If his hires suck; bust out the pitchforks and torches. At the same time, there are a lot of you that need to cover up your rainbows and sunshine because there are potential reasons for concern.

Thanks @Cribby, @JayCane20, @Brooklyndee, @LeedsCane, @Boarcane, @Da Jumbo Mutombo, @Hoyacane1620, @SouthParkCane, @jackbenimble71, etc... for all the insider info you can and do share.

Damn, this sh!t is still longer than I intended. Fvck it.
Thank u for saying im a realist appreciate much, post more sir have at it u have my approval.
 

rsa coral gables

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I don’t post much even though I’ve been a member for a while, but I felt I might as well get after this topic. I’m not a slurper or a mope; just GD realist like @Dwinstitles.

I’m no insider but I am going to speak from experience and keep this as succinct as possible (for all those of you who reply with- too long, didn’t read. Hahaha)

Mario obviously walked into a **** show that has been in the making for two decades. Minus the couple of years Richt was here, but he didn’t have the energy to affect as much change as the program needed. We all know this is the case, but we don’t KNOW.

If you don’t or haven’t led/managed an organization, you’re never going to fully understand what must get done to fix a clusterfvck of an organization. Unfortunately, I have had to do this a couple of times and it’s a long process. This man had to come in and identify strengths, weaknesses, current processes, etc... From there he had to identify 50, 100, 300-meter targets and prioritize tasks, duties, and processes. Thankfully he has an experienced AD in Rad to work the larger athletic department picture. I’m sure a few times a week he brought something up and someone told him, “uhhh we don’t do that” or “we haven’t done that.” Which likely led to some WTF moments from him. He obviously identified recruiting as his number one priority, and it has paid off. It was the most time sensitive and program building aspect for the team.

In regard to the coordinators, I’m honestly frustrated as well that they haven’t been hired but I also know there is a lot of other program building/fixing that he has to juggle as well. The reality when it comes down to for recruiting, I don’t think the OC/DC name is as important to recruits as we make it. The style is important, but the young men are committing to Mario and the university, followed by the position coaches. They know Mario is here for the long haul because when he tells them it’s a destination job for him, Its 100% believable. What Clemson had for coordinator continuity is the exception not the rule for P5 programs. Am I concerned about the lack of position coaches identified on defense, yes but not until T-Rob left us.

All you chicken littles need to calm down because you don’t even know the fraction of sh!t Mario has been trying to fix in our beloved program. A lot of you probably complain about kids nowadays wanting everything now; yet here you are. If his hires suck; bust out the pitchforks and torches. At the same time, there are a lot of you that need to cover up your rainbows and sunshine because there are potential reasons for concern.

Thanks @Cribby, @JayCane20, @Brooklyndee, @LeedsCane, @Boarcane, @Da Jumbo Mutombo, @Hoyacane1620, @SouthParkCane, @jackbenimble71, etc... for all the insider info you can and do share.

Damn, this sh!t is still longer than I intended. Fvck it.
agreed entirely. mario even suggested it during his initial press conference where he said this is a long term fix.

agreed. sh!t didn't get bad in a few years, its been bad for 20 years and its going to take at years 3-5 years to get turned around. waiting this long for the OC and the DC is nothing
 

swampcougar1

sophomore
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Recruiting becomes a little easier when you have 10 full time and 10 analysts helping you. He’s doing it with a bare bones crew and his work in quickly creating the best attended camp ever here is beyond impressive but he’s hurting himself not having more support there. You don’t think every coach is texting these kids saying ‘yeah I’m sure it’s fun but who will even be coaching you?’ It’s early so it’s not as big of a deal but this elite day should be for his staff to build relationships with these kids and Mario coming in for the photos and cherry-picking his time with his top list of targets.

His ‘process’ needs work. He’s again the only coach doing it this way.
I understand what you are saying but staff members have until Dec signing day at least to build relations with these 2023 recruits. I am a lot more concerned about the next signing period for 2022 than I have for these future recruits that were here this weekend.
 

miami_yak

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Messages
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Recruiting becomes a little easier when you have 10 full time and 10 analysts helping you. He’s doing it with a bare bones crew and his work in quickly creating the best attended camp ever here is beyond impressive but he’s hurting himself not having more support there. You don’t think every coach is texting these kids saying ‘yeah I’m sure it’s fun but who will even be coaching you?’ It’s early so it’s not as big of a deal but this elite day should be for his staff to build relationships with these kids and Mario coming in for the photos and cherry-picking his time with his top list of targets.

His ‘process’ needs work. He’s again the only coach doing it this way.
We don’t know what else is going on behind the scenes. We‘ve been focusing on the OC/DC hires because that is the most obvious. I’m not going to tell you that the announcing process isn’t questionable because right now I think it is as well. However, we don’t know what is affecting the announcements. Personally, I would love for the announcements to have been already made. this is where trust has to come in.
 
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miami_yak

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agreed entirely. mario even suggested it during his initial press conference where he said this is a long term fix.

agreed. sh!t didn't get bad in a few years, its been bad for 20 years and its going to take at years 3-5 years to get turned around. waiting this long for the OC and the DC is nothing
Right now he is selling recruits on his vision for the program and the style we will play. He has to get his OC/DC hires right because at some point it’s going to come down to deeds not words.
 

canes41590

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I don’t post much even though I’ve been a member for a while, but I felt I might as well get after this topic. I’m not a slurper or a mope; just GD realist like @Dwinstitles.

I’m no insider but I am going to speak from experience and keep this as succinct as possible (for all those of you who reply with- too long, didn’t read. Hahaha)

Mario obviously walked into a **** show that has been in the making for two decades. Minus the couple of years Richt was here, but he didn’t have the energy to affect as much change as the program needed. We all know this is the case, but we don’t KNOW.

If you don’t or haven’t led/managed an organization, you’re never going to fully understand what must get done to fix a clusterfvck of an organization. Unfortunately, I have had to do this a couple of times and it’s a long process. This man had to come in and identify strengths, weaknesses, current processes, etc... From there he had to identify 50, 100, 300-meter targets and prioritize tasks, duties, and processes. Thankfully he has an experienced AD in Rad to work the larger athletic department picture. I’m sure a few times a week he brought something up and someone told him, “uhhh we don’t do that” or “we haven’t done that.” Which likely led to some WTF moments from him. He obviously identified recruiting as his number one priority, and it has paid off. It was the most time sensitive and program building aspect for the team.

In regard to the coordinators, I’m honestly frustrated as well that they haven’t been hired but I also know there is a lot of other program building/fixing that he has to juggle as well. The reality when it comes down to for recruiting, I don’t think the OC/DC name is as important to recruits as we make it. The style is important, but the young men are committing to Mario and the university, followed by the position coaches. They know Mario is here for the long haul because when he tells them it’s a destination job for him, Its 100% believable. What Clemson had for coordinator continuity is the exception not the rule for P5 programs. Am I concerned about the lack of position coaches identified on defense, yes but not until T-Rob left us.

All you chicken littles need to calm down because you don’t even know the fraction of sh!t Mario has been trying to fix in our beloved program. A lot of you probably complain about kids nowadays wanting everything now; yet here you are. If his hires suck; bust out the pitchforks and torches. At the same time, there are a lot of you that need to cover up your rainbows and sunshine because there are potential reasons for concern.

Thanks @Cribby, @JayCane20, @Brooklyndee, @LeedsCane, @Boarcane, @Da Jumbo Mutombo, @Hoyacane1620, @SouthParkCane, @jackbenimble71, etc... for all the insider info you can and do share.

Damn, this sh!t is still longer than I intended. Fvck it.
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RVACane

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Thank u for saying im a realist appreciate much, post more sir have at it u have my approval.
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OriginalCanesCanesCanes

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Messages
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I don’t post much even though I’ve been a member for a while, but I felt I might as well get after this topic. I’m not a slurper or a mope; just GD realist like @Dwinstitles.

I’m no insider but I am going to speak from experience and keep this as succinct as possible (for all those of you who reply with- too long, didn’t read. Hahaha)

Mario obviously walked into a **** show that has been in the making for two decades. Minus the couple of years Richt was here, but he didn’t have the energy to affect as much change as the program needed. We all know this is the case, but we don’t KNOW.

If you don’t or haven’t led/managed an organization, you’re never going to fully understand what must get done to fix a clusterfvck of an organization. Unfortunately, I have had to do this a couple of times and it’s a long process. This man had to come in and identify strengths, weaknesses, current processes, etc... From there he had to identify 50, 100, 300-meter targets and prioritize tasks, duties, and processes. Thankfully he has an experienced AD in Rad to work the larger athletic department picture. I’m sure a few times a week he brought something up and someone told him, “uhhh we don’t do that” or “we haven’t done that.” Which likely led to some WTF moments from him. He obviously identified recruiting as his number one priority, and it has paid off. It was the most time sensitive and program building aspect for the team.

In regard to the coordinators, I’m honestly frustrated as well that they haven’t been hired but I also know there is a lot of other program building/fixing that he has to juggle as well. The reality when it comes down to for recruiting, I don’t think the OC/DC name is as important to recruits as we make it. The style is important, but the young men are committing to Mario and the university, followed by the position coaches. They know Mario is here for the long haul because when he tells them it’s a destination job for him, Its 100% believable. What Clemson had for coordinator continuity is the exception not the rule for P5 programs. Am I concerned about the lack of position coaches identified on defense, yes but not until T-Rob left us.

All you chicken littles need to calm down because you don’t even know the fraction of sh!t Mario has been trying to fix in our beloved program. A lot of you probably complain about kids nowadays wanting everything now; yet here you are. If his hires suck; bust out the pitchforks and torches. At the same time, there are a lot of you that need to cover up your rainbows and sunshine because there are potential reasons for concern.

Thanks @Cribby, @JayCane20, @Brooklyndee, @LeedsCane, @Boarcane, @Da Jumbo Mutombo, @Hoyacane1620, @SouthParkCane, @jackbenimble71, etc... for all the insider info you can and do share.

Damn, this sh!t is still longer than I intended. Fvck it.

Transforming an organization and its culture is not an overnight job.

I don’t know if he will succeed, but I do know that it’s something that’s going to take time.
 

miami_yak

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I understand what you are saying but staff members have until Dec signing day at least to build relations with these 2023 recruits. I am a lot more concerned about the next signing period for 2022 than I have for these future recruits that were here this weekend.
Whatever we get for 2022 is gravy and we’re only it for most of these recruits because of Mario and the players‘ belief in him. The 2023 recruits are visiting this weekend because of those same things. The reality is, as much as I would hate it, as long as we have the coordinators identified in February, we’ll be fine. We‘ll have to put a good portion of our CIS brethren on suicide watch if their identified by signing day though.
 

Arehel

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I think he's creating an atmosphere where, he's the guy.
No matter the OC/DC he's the main contact point as a player and you know what you'll be getting as a program.
It's pretty simple, he's doing what Saban does and is doing. Mario is starting from scratch and he knows what type of offense, defense or special teams he wants, just waiting for the right coordinator to b available.

I ain't mad at the patience because, it's his program and you'll be commuting to Miami/Mario.

Evidence of this is proven via his work at Oregon.
 

Cryptical Envelopment

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I don’t post much even though I’ve been a member for a while, but I felt I might as well get after this topic. I’m not a slurper or a mope; just GD realist like @Dwinstitles.

I’m no insider but I am going to speak from experience and keep this as succinct as possible (for all those of you who reply with- too long, didn’t read. Hahaha)

Mario obviously walked into a **** show that has been in the making for two decades. Minus the couple of years Richt was here, but he didn’t have the energy to affect as much change as the program needed. We all know this is the case, but we don’t KNOW.

If you don’t or haven’t led/managed an organization, you’re never going to fully understand what must get done to fix a clusterfvck of an organization. Unfortunately, I have had to do this a couple of times and it’s a long process. This man had to come in and identify strengths, weaknesses, current processes, etc... From there he had to identify 50, 100, 300-meter targets and prioritize tasks, duties, and processes. Thankfully he has an experienced AD in Rad to work the larger athletic department picture. I’m sure a few times a week he brought something up and someone told him, “uhhh we don’t do that” or “we haven’t done that.” Which likely led to some WTF moments from him. He obviously identified recruiting as his number one priority, and it has paid off. It was the most time sensitive and program building aspect for the team.

In regard to the coordinators, I’m honestly frustrated as well that they haven’t been hired but I also know there is a lot of other program building/fixing that he has to juggle as well. The reality when it comes down to for recruiting, I don’t think the OC/DC name is as important to recruits as we make it. The style is important, but the young men are committing to Mario and the university, followed by the position coaches. They know Mario is here for the long haul because when he tells them it’s a destination job for him, Its 100% believable. What Clemson had for coordinator continuity is the exception not the rule for P5 programs. Am I concerned about the lack of position coaches identified on defense, yes but not until T-Rob left us.

All you chicken littles need to calm down because you don’t even know the fraction of sh!t Mario has been trying to fix in our beloved program. A lot of you probably complain about kids nowadays wanting everything now; yet here you are. If his hires suck; bust out the pitchforks and torches. At the same time, there are a lot of you that need to cover up your rainbows and sunshine because there are potential reasons for concern.

Thanks @Cribby, @JayCane20, @Brooklyndee, @LeedsCane, @Boarcane, @Da Jumbo Mutombo, @Hoyacane1620, @SouthParkCane, @jackbenimble71, etc... for all the insider info you can and do share.

Damn, this sh!t is still longer than I intended. Fvck it.


A-fucking-men. And don't worry. I'm covering your left flank with two downvote uzis.


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kryptonite

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I don’t post much even though I’ve been a member for a while, but I felt I might as well get after this topic. I’m not a slurper or a mope; just GD realist like @Dwinstitles.

I’m no insider but I am going to speak from experience and keep this as succinct as possible (for all those of you who reply with- too long, didn’t read. Hahaha)

Mario obviously walked into a **** show that has been in the making for two decades. Minus the couple of years Richt was here, but he didn’t have the energy to affect as much change as the program needed. We all know this is the case, but we don’t KNOW.

If you don’t or haven’t led/managed an organization, you’re never going to fully understand what must get done to fix a clusterfvck of an organization. Unfortunately, I have had to do this a couple of times and it’s a long process. This man had to come in and identify strengths, weaknesses, current processes, etc... From there he had to identify 50, 100, 300-meter targets and prioritize tasks, duties, and processes. Thankfully he has an experienced AD in Rad to work the larger athletic department picture. I’m sure a few times a week he brought something up and someone told him, “uhhh we don’t do that” or “we haven’t done that.” Which likely led to some WTF moments from him. He obviously identified recruiting as his number one priority, and it has paid off. It was the most time sensitive and program building aspect for the team.

In regard to the coordinators, I’m honestly frustrated as well that they haven’t been hired but I also know there is a lot of other program building/fixing that he has to juggle as well. The reality when it comes down to for recruiting, I don’t think the OC/DC name is as important to recruits as we make it. The style is important, but the young men are committing to Mario and the university, followed by the position coaches. They know Mario is here for the long haul because when he tells them it’s a destination job for him, Its 100% believable. What Clemson had for coordinator continuity is the exception not the rule for P5 programs. Am I concerned about the lack of position coaches identified on defense, yes but not until T-Rob left us.

All you chicken littles need to calm down because you don’t even know the fraction of sh!t Mario has been trying to fix in our beloved program. A lot of you probably complain about kids nowadays wanting everything now; yet here you are. If his hires suck; bust out the pitchforks and torches. At the same time, there are a lot of you that need to cover up your rainbows and sunshine because there are potential reasons for concern.

Thanks @Cribby, @JayCane20, @Brooklyndee, @LeedsCane, @Boarcane, @Da Jumbo Mutombo, @Hoyacane1620, @SouthParkCane, @jackbenimble71, etc... for all the insider info you can and do share.

Damn, this sh!t is still longer than I intended. Fvck it.
Holy sh*t, yes. That’s it exactly.
 

Empirical Cane

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Recruiting becomes a little easier when you have 10 full time and 10 analysts helping you. He’s doing it with a bare bones crew and his work in quickly creating the best attended camp ever here is beyond impressive but he’s hurting himself not having more support there. You don’t think every coach is texting these kids saying ‘yeah I’m sure it’s fun but who will even be coaching you?’ It’s early so it’s not as big of a deal but this elite day should be for his staff to build relationships with these kids and Mario coming in for the photos and cherry-picking his time with his top list of targets.

His ‘process’ needs work. He’s again the only coach doing it this way.
Deserve Victory!

I have an inspirational binder.
 

FrancisSawyer

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I don’t post much even though I’ve been a member for a while, but I felt I might as well get after this topic. I’m not a slurper or a mope; just GD realist like @Dwinstitles.

I’m no insider but I am going to speak from experience and keep this as succinct as possible (for all those of you who reply with- too long, didn’t read. Hahaha)

Mario obviously walked into a **** show that has been in the making for two decades. Minus the couple of years Richt was here, but he didn’t have the energy to affect as much change as the program needed. We all know this is the case, but we don’t KNOW.

If you don’t or haven’t led/managed an organization, you’re never going to fully understand what must get done to fix a clusterfvck of an organization. Unfortunately, I have had to do this a couple of times and it’s a long process. This man had to come in and identify strengths, weaknesses, current processes, etc... From there he had to identify 50, 100, 300-meter targets and prioritize tasks, duties, and processes. Thankfully he has an experienced AD in Rad to work the larger athletic department picture. I’m sure a few times a week he brought something up and someone told him, “uhhh we don’t do that” or “we haven’t done that.” Which likely led to some WTF moments from him. He obviously identified recruiting as his number one priority, and it has paid off. It was the most time sensitive and program building aspect for the team.

In regard to the coordinators, I’m honestly frustrated as well that they haven’t been hired but I also know there is a lot of other program building/fixing that he has to juggle as well. The reality when it comes down to for recruiting, I don’t think the OC/DC name is as important to recruits as we make it. The style is important, but the young men are committing to Mario and the university, followed by the position coaches. They know Mario is here for the long haul because when he tells them it’s a destination job for him, Its 100% believable. What Clemson had for coordinator continuity is the exception not the rule for P5 programs. Am I concerned about the lack of position coaches identified on defense, yes but not until T-Rob left us.

All you chicken littles need to calm down because you don’t even know the fraction of sh!t Mario has been trying to fix in our beloved program. A lot of you probably complain about kids nowadays wanting everything now; yet here you are. If his hires suck; bust out the pitchforks and torches. At the same time, there are a lot of you that need to cover up your rainbows and sunshine because there are potential reasons for concern.

Thanks @Cribby, @JayCane20, @Brooklyndee, @LeedsCane, @Boarcane, @Da Jumbo Mutombo, @Hoyacane1620, @SouthParkCane, @jackbenimble71, etc... for all the insider info you can and do share.

Damn, this sh!t is still longer than I intended. Fvck it.
Great post. You make many great points especially the one about coming into an organization that is a complete shut show and being tasked in turning it around. Being in management I have faced these types of challenges many times and you are correct in that changing the culture of an organization and implementation of processes that are crucial to success yet new to everyone is a monumental challenge. At first there are so many things to do and so many things to identify as needing to change that it seems insurmountable. Then the most important part is the people aspect because change hurts. The first few weeks are excruciatingly difficult and full of potential conflict.

Just imagine what was going through the mind of a guy like Manny Diaz who was not qualified for the job and completely in over his head. It's miracle he survived 3 seasons. Enter Mario who is qualified. He must have 10 million things to do all at once and sleep must be a luxury as there aren't enough hours in the day necessary to do what must be done. I do think that Mario will succeed here and I'm very happy he is here. There will be rough spots as that is inevitable. He just has to work through it.

As a fan who is insanely passionate about this program it is easy for me to lose the above perspective and descend into the "here we go again" type negativity that has been a mainstay of this dysfunctional program for the better part of 2 decades. PTSD or whatever you want to call it is something that is going to take a bit of time to fully exorcise. There is is reason we are called fans. It's short for fanatic and I'm no exception. Here is Mario tasked with bringing the U, his Alma Mater back to national prominence and dealing with all the cultural and systemic issues that have plagued this program for two decades with one hand while closing in on a top 20 recruiting class that was a disaster before his arrival with the other and all I can do is sit here and ***** and complain because damnit I want to know who our coordinators are right now and basically throwing a tantrum because of it. Yes I am guilty as sin of this as it's my Achilles Heel and I would suspect that many others here can relate to that. So if I have made a horses ass of myself because I've been so impatient about these coordinator hires, I admit my fault and humbly ask forgiveness. Being passionate is a double edged sword. Despite my outbursts regarding the lack of coordinator hires I do trust coach Cristobal to hire the best coaches possible. I just need to be patient and let the man do his job.

I am extremely excited about Mario being here for obvious reasons that have been discussed. As I mentioned before I expect Mario to succeed here for the reasons that we all know and have discussed ad nauseam. Having said that I think it's more than reasonable to expect that there will be problems and issues during this journey. Mistakes will most definitely be made. Anytime you upset the status quo there will be resistance and conflict. It's also reasonable not to expect national titles in 2 years. This isn't going to be a cosmetic touch up. This is going to be a complete organizational rebuild. Mario is going to rip out the current foundation and build a new and much stronger one. That takes a little time and generally it's a painful process so being as realistic about this reality as can be would behoove all of us.

Lastly despite the fact that Mario and Rad will be ripping apart the old paradigm and replacing it with a brand new one, there is no reason to think that we shouldn't be able to compete for and win to the Coastal division and the Conference. Offensively we have one of the top 3 QBs in the nation and great skill position talent. Defensively we have some nice pieces but need much more. One of Mario's strengths and possibly his greatest strength is his ability to recruit and stack talent. In the 6 weeks since his arrival we have seen this ourselves. To take the 2022 recruiting class from where it was 2 months ago to where it is now and where it could realistically end up by NSD is honestly something that I am completely blown away by. I knew Mario was a great recruiter but what we have seen him accomplish without coordinators or a full staff coming in cold in under 2 months is nothing short of astounding.
 
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