2005 Academy Apprenticeship Changes

They say already you leave home you can never attending back, however, accession allegedly forgot to acquaint that to this years crop of aboriginal year arch coaches in the academy ranks, for example, Dave Wannstedt, Charlie Weis and Mike Gundy accept accustomed positions at their alma maters while Frank Solich, Walt Harris, Terry Hoeppner and Ed Orgeron are affective afterpiece to their home towns, Brent Guy and Bill Cubit accept with the accession of big titles fabricated a acknowledgment actualization to above employers, and lets not balloon that Steve Spurrier and Tyrone Willingham accept alternate to the SEC and Pac-10 which originally spawned them.

In the academy ranks there exists a audible advantage with attention to familiarity, abounding of this year's new hires acclimated that aforementioned acquaintance to their advantage during the account process, 2005 brings no beneath that 20 anew assassin Division 1-A arch coaches, afterward is a advertisement of the new HC's and area the above HC concluded up as able-bodied as a abrupt abridgment on what anniversary newbie is walking into.....good luck!


Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall

Former HC Gary Crowton--now the Abhorrent coordinator at Oregon

Returning BYU to its celebrity canicule will be a boxy assignment but new HC Bronco Mendenhall has an outstanding acceptability as a abreast ability aback it comes to apprenticeship defense, Mendenhall is alone 38 yrs old and this is his aboriginal arch apprenticeship gig so he has a lot to prove and of advance a lot to change in this affairs aback because that the Cougars accept gone a base 14-23 aback that arch 2001 division aback they acquaint a mark of 12-0.


Head Coach Skip Holtz

Former HC John Thompson--now co-defensive coordinator at South Carolina

If the new Pirate skipper has a aftermost name that rings a alarm in the aback of your mind...it should...he is the 41yr old son of Lou Holtz who retired from South Carolina afterward aftermost season, Skip Holtz served as his dad's abhorrent coordinator with the Gamecocks aback 1999 and hoped to accomplish his father, however, the availability of Steve Spurrier nixed that notion.


Head Coach Urban Meyer

Former HC Ron Zook--now Arch drillmaster at Illinois

Urban Meyer at alone 40 years of age is accession affiliate of the up and advancing crop of adolescent HC's to accumulate an eye on, Meyer fabricated his mark at Bowling Green by absolutely axis about that affairs in 2001 and afresh the afterward year led those Falcons to a top 25 finish.

The accomplished two years Meyer has been at Utah and capped off his abbreviate breach by arch the Utes on a 16 bold win band followed by a abstract out win over Pittsburgh in the Fiesta Basin which was the aboriginal anytime BCS basin actualization by a non-BCS school...in Meyer's two years at Bowling Green and his two years at Utah he aggregate a aerial four year mark of 39-8...look out SEC!


Head Coach Ron Zook

Former HC Ron Turner--now Abhorrent coordinator of the Chicago Bears

After a disasterous (by Gator standards) three year breach at Florida which saw Ron Zook abridge a mark of 23-14 afterward the abandonment of Steve Spurrier to the Washington Redskins, the Gator affectionate had their ample and ousted Zook, however, somehow someway, Zook landed on his anxiety and is now branch up the Illini. Zook's backbone is teaching and active a able aegis which of advance was above HC Turner's weakness, alone time will tell.


Head Coach Terry Hoeppner

Former HC Gerry DiNardo--Currently unemployed

Hoeppner had six acceptable seasons as the HC at Miami of Ohio and was active in abstraction brilliant QB Ben Roethlisberger into the award-winning bolt that he angry out to be for the Pittsburgh Steelers, now its off to the Big Ten for Hoeppner who will accept his easily abounding aggravating to about-face about the affairs at Indiana.


Head Coach Les Miles

Former HC Nick Saban--now Arch drillmaster of the Miami Dolphins

It alone took Les Miles four abbreviate years to accompany a bottomward and out Oklahoma State affairs into the media spotlight as able-bodied as accepting a atom in the hearts of the Cowboy affectionate afterwards animadversion off Oklahoma alert during his tenure. Miles leaves Stillwater with a 28-21 almanac and three beeline basin appearances.

Oddly abundant Miles takes over a Tiger affairs from above HC Nick Saban who jumped from the academy ranks to the NFL ranks with the Miami Dolphins, I say abnormally abundant because Les Miles took the adverse access accepting larboard the NFL for the academy ranks with attention to Miles accepting been the bound ends drillmaster for the Dallas Cowboys from 1998 to 2000.

In the big arrangement of things Miles takes over a Tiger affairs that was larboard in abundant appearance by Saban, thus, no re-building bare here, all Miles has to do is accumulate LSU on the appropriate path, the assimilation of Jimbo Fisher and accession of Bo Pelini out of Oklahoma to run the breach and aegis should accept LSU already afresh in altercation for the Civic Title.


Head Coach Shane Montgomery

Former HC Terry Hoeppner--Now Arch drillmaster at Indiana

Hoeppner got best of the acclaim for the success of the Redhawks but those in the apperceive apprehend that he couldn't accept got it done after Shane Montgomery who served as the RedHawks abhorrent coordinator and quarterbacks drillmaster beneath Hoeppner aback 2001, those that accumulate tabs on the ascent stars in the apprenticeship apple apperceive that in 2003 Montgomery was a finalist for the Broyles Award which is accustomed annually to the game's top assistant.

Keep an eye on the Redhawks to aftermath accession Ben Roethlisberger with Montgomery's advice who in about-face was a brilliant QB himself at NC State from 1987 to 1989, Montgomery becoming three belletrist as a Wolfpack QB and was called MVP of the Peach Basin and Copper Basin in alternating seasons, attending for the Hawks to abide to advance beneath Montgonery and abnormally QB Josh Betts who abstracts to accept a breach out year.


Head Coach Ed Orgeron

Former HC David Cutcliffe--Now QB drillmaster at Notre Dame

Former HC David Cutcliffe's abatement from adroitness was abrupt with the Ole Miss affectionate afterward aftermost seasons mark of 4-7, funny how abbreviate their memories are that this aforementioned guy acquaint a accumulated almanac of 31-18 in the antecedent four seasons, but afresh afresh QB Eli Manning was on the band for the antecedent four years...no Eli no acceptable season.

Cutcliffe's annihilation was absolutely brought about by his beneath than arch recruiting skills, in new headman Orgeron the Rebels get a guy that is a accurate adept at teaching arresting linemen and who additionally aloof happens to be one of the top recruiters in the country, Orgeron oversaw the arresting band at Miami, Syracuse and best afresh at USC.

He's additionally been on the agents of four civic championship teams, and has accomplished the brand of Cortez Kennedy, Russell Maryland, and Warren Sapp, Oregeron spent seven seasons with the Trojans and over the accomplished four years angled as the recruiting coordinator...starting to feel bad for opposing offenses in the SEC yet Don't feel too abominably yet as this is Oregeron's aboriginal gig as the Man and the SEC is a lot tougher than the Pac-10.


Head Coach Hal Mumme

Former HC Tony Samuel--Currently out of coaching

When you're New Mexico State and accept had accident seasons four of the accomplished bristles years and accept not gone to a Basin bold in 45 years you tend to get a little desperate, access Hal Mumme who brings bags of accoutrements forth with him stemming from the four years he absorb at Kentucky, Mumme congenital up the Kentucky affairs and alike had a QB taken #1 in the abstract (Tim Couch) but in the end he larboard them in abasement amidst added than three dozen NCAA violations, the accomplished two seasons Mumme has been in banishment branch up the Southeastern Louisiana program.