A subtle change
This is as strong a repudiation of his current staff as I'd ever expect Wilcox to make. He's been pissed for weeks, and now he brings back his previous O-line coach, basically telling our staff "you're not good enough, we're going back to the way that was working better."
The writing is on the wall for post-season changes—but whether we have the funds and reputation to make good offensive staff hires remains to be seen.
I'd much rather see Addition by Subtraction.....
Damn. I remember when we were saying Steve Not So Greatwood when he retired. But at this point, let's see what he can do.
Maybe we could add Keller Chryst to the staff too. Lord knows that furd degree isn't paying off.
I, and many others, probably would have suggested Greenwood help out if we knew he was available. Actually, I am very sure I read someone suggesting Greatwood be brought it, but I doubt that person knew he was available.
O-Line development has been a huge weakness in Cal's offense since McClure started and I believe Greatwood did a very good job with our O-Line when he was at Cal, so I think this is a great improvement for Cal, ASSUMING Greenwood is familiar with McClure's current O-Line system.
Still hoping something similar to Greatwood coming on board will happen to supplement what Musgrave is going with the offense. As I have said, I am not in the camp to fire Musgrave now. Would be much too disruptive to having an efficient offense.
OK, my points:
1. Greatwood is a great Oline coach but bringing him on as analyst screams of concerns about how he may work with Musgrave and Angus.
2. The problem with our offense is not just Oline play. It's solidly a problem of play calling and execution. Adding Greatwood is not going to likely help Musgrave call a different game as he has only coached the players to do the plays he calls!
3. This is the least amount of change I can imagine Wilcox making given the dumpster fire the offense is. To put another way, this is feeble. I hear what others say about the financial wisdom of it, but darn it, how likely is this to amount to any difference in the actual scoring of our team? I'm very doubtful.
4. Who here thinks this change will go over well with Angus? The players may be loyal to Angus and not be receptive to Greatwood. Or if they are tired of Angus, and only listen to Greatwood, then why keep Angus on?
5. We need the entire brain trust of our offense to be people who understand how offense is played in 2022, and not in 1986.
6. Rasmfrasm. Go Bears.
This would have been a great addition…..2 weeks ago when we were on our bye week.
This certainly will help and at least gives fans some hope that Wilcox is trying something, even if it is a day late and a dollar short.
I agree with GEAT, this is an upgrade to Angus but I was a bit underwhelmed with Greatwood while he was at Cal. His OLs were never very good but as average as they were, even being just average would be a step up from what we have seen the last 2 seasons.
This feels like a compromise to me, as in people say Wilcox down and said he had to fire Angus and he said no so they settled on bringing in a “consultant” so we are basically throwing good money at bad and just wasting more resources on a doomed staff.
A positive move, perhaps foreshadowing additional change (but maybe not at the moment).
Better than a kick in the nuts (I hope)
Can’t his brother make a simple phone call? I mean, at this point they should be calling all the football coaching brothers, including mine.
So are we to assume Femi is in the doghouse? Very cheeky response by Wilcox when asked: where's Femi?
Hints on TOS that at least 1 more Offense analyst is coming, likely this week
WHERE IS PAUL CHRYST?!
My mind wanders to... Garrett Riley. That would be a great hire for OC, and poetic in ways that exceed imagination. If the money is there for 2023 as claimed, might as well aim high.