: Here's what I THINK is happening:
: Because we are a state university, hiring of
: an assistant coach must follow state hiring
: guidelines -- just as if the school were
: hiring a secretary in one of the academic
: departments. That includes mandatory
: timelines for posting the job announcement,
: etc. The timeline probably started about the
: time Arroyo dated his letter of resignation.
: Even if Tomey has picked a replacement (most
: of us are guessing its Terry Malley) the
: job cannot be officially announced until the
: state time requirements are met.
: This based on my past dealings with state
: agencies when I knew they had replacements
: picked but had to wait until the calendar
: clicked off.
: --Previous Message--
: I'm wondering why is it taking so long to
: a qb. coach.First, there was announcement of
: sorts that it was Malley,offensive qb. for
: Sabercats and it was matter of working out
: details.It has been awhile and no
: annoucement.I know it is the adms. to decide
: but the hiring
: process should be pubilized.Fans like to
: what is going on and I'm one of them .I like
: to know what type of offense we're going to
: have dull,interesting or exciting.The big
: question is it going to continue to be def.
: first and off. second?
The head coach is still Dick Tomey. The emphasis will be on a strong defense as long as he is the head coach. He plays what some call "Tomey ball," a battle for field position in which he challenges other teams to score on his defense, and looks to create opportunities for his offense to score enough points to win. In 2008, we saw a lot of "Tomey ball." But the offense just wasn't quite strong enough to take advantage of the opportunities. So it will be re-vamped for 2009, and, assuming we do bring in Coach Malley, it should be better able to pounce on the chances that our defense gives it.