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    Breiner resigns at Fordham to join Mississippi State staff

    This will set the Fordham program back a year or two....

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    Re: Breiner resigns at Fordham to join Mississippi State staff

    This will be the Rams 4th coach since 2011. Hard to build a program with that much coaching turnover.

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    Re: Breiner resigns at Fordham to join Mississippi State staff

    Quote Originally Posted by Go Lehigh TU owl View Post
    This will be the Rams 4th coach since 2011. Hard to build a program with that much coaching turnover.
    If you look back at who's been in place, though, seems like the end of each coaches' tenure makes sense
    1999-2003: Dave Clawson, finished with 10-3 and 9-3 seasons, now at Wake Forest
    2004-2005: Ed Foley, down to 1-10 in 2 years, fired
    2006-2011: Tom Masella, hit 8-4 and won the league in his second year, finished at 1-11, then fired
    2012-2015: Joe Moorhead, finished with 12-2, 11-3, 9-3, now at Mississippi State
    2016-2017: Briener, 8-3 then 4-7 (though now promoted up the ladder to Miss. St)

    I've said this in other places, but is there another program that rides the rollercoaster quite like Fordham?
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    Re: Breiner resigns at Fordham to join Mississippi State staff

    Quote Originally Posted by TheValleyRaider View Post
    If you look back at who's been in place, though, seems like the end of each coaches' tenure makes sense
    1999-2003: Dave Clawson, finished with 10-3 and 9-3 seasons, now at Wake Forest
    2004-2005: Ed Foley, down to 1-10 in 2 years, fired
    2006-2011: Tom Masella, hit 8-4 and won the league in his second year, finished at 1-11, then fired
    2012-2015: Joe Moorhead, finished with 12-2, 11-3, 9-3, now at Mississippi State
    2016-2017: Briener, 8-3 then 4-7 (though now promoted up the ladder to Miss. St)

    I've said this in other places, but is there another program that rides the rollercoaster quite like Fordham?
    Sure in the SEC. Really novel in the PL

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    Re: Breiner resigns at Fordham to join Mississippi State staff

    Quote Originally Posted by TheValleyRaider View Post
    If you look back at who's been in place, though, seems like the end of each coaches' tenure makes sense
    1999-2003: Dave Clawson, finished with 10-3 and 9-3 seasons, now at Wake Forest
    2004-2005: Ed Foley, down to 1-10 in 2 years, fired
    2006-2011: Tom Masella, hit 8-4 and won the league in his second year, finished at 1-11, then fired
    2012-2015: Joe Moorhead, finished with 12-2, 11-3, 9-3, now at Mississippi State
    2016-2017: Briener, 8-3 then 4-7 (though now promoted up the ladder to Miss. St)

    I've said this in other places, but is there another program that rides the rollercoaster quite like Fordham?
    I see what you're saying but I take it as a sign of a well run program with high expectations. Clawson moved up the ladder and things went in the tank with his OC, Foley, and the AD quickly pulled the plug. Massella had a good run early and as soon as the wheels came off, they pulled the plug on him too and landed the best HC we've had in the modern era. Breiner severely disappointed and opted for security and to be re-united with his mentor rather than risk his job in a season where so little returns. He's a smart guy but severely underperformed and that was with a loaded team this past year.

    We're using a search firm to help us with this hire and I really think this is one sport where we've managed things well. Perform to high expectations or you're gone but if you meet those expectations, Fordham is a great stepping stone to bigger things. My PL brethren would be thriving, given their much better facilities and higher academic ranking if they took this approach imo.
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    Re: Breiner resigns at Fordham to join Mississippi State staff

    Quote Originally Posted by Fordham View Post
    I see what you're saying but I take it as a sign of a well run program with high expectations. Clawson moved up the ladder and things went in the tank with his OC, Foley, and the AD quickly pulled the plug. Massella had a good run early and as soon as the wheels came off, they pulled the plug on him too and landed the best HC we've had in the modern era. Breiner severely disappointed and opted for security and to be re-united with his mentor rather than risk his job in a season where so little returns. He's a smart guy but severely underperformed and that was with a loaded team this past year.

    We're using a search firm to help us with this hire and I really think this is one sport where we've managed things well. Perform to high expectations or you're gone but if you meet those expectations, Fordham is a great stepping stone to bigger things. My PL brethren would be thriving, given their much better facilities and higher academic ranking if they took this approach imo.
    Agree, and you guys deserve credit for behaving like a D1 program and expecting proper results. Clawson was a great hire. Joe was the perfect storm and his hire was a no brainer, but still deserve credit for making it happen.

    Lafayette got a former NFL coach, which nobody expected. I am very interested to see where you guys and Cross go for the next hires... also what the hell is taking the Saders so long? Gilmore was fired 2 months ago!

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    Re: Breiner resigns at Fordham to join Mississippi State staff

    Fordham is good gig if you can handle NYC! Better than HC by a decent amount....

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    Re: Breiner resigns at Fordham to join Mississippi State staff

    Quote Originally Posted by Go Lehigh TU owl View Post
    Fordham is good gig if you can handle NYC! Better than HC by a decent amount....
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    Re: Breiner resigns at Fordham to join Mississippi State staff

    Fordham chose to go with a young up-and-coming coach with Moorhead, and now he's at Mississippi State. Hard to see how that's anything but a tremendous positive for Moorhead, Breiner and the program in general. It's part of the risk of picking an amazing coach. The question is whether the other coaches in the Fordham tree can pick things up. What's interesting is whether Fordham will promote from within again or go for an outsider.
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    Re: Breiner resigns at Fordham to join Mississippi State staff

    Quote Originally Posted by Lehigh Football Nation View Post
    Fordham chose to go with a young up-and-coming coach with Moorhead, and now he's at Mississippi State. Hard to see how that's anything but a tremendous positive for Moorhead, Breiner and the program in general. It's part of the risk of picking an amazing coach. The question is whether the other coaches in the Fordham tree can pick things up. What's interesting is whether Fordham will promote from within again or go for an outsider.
    Wait until Joe Moorhead comes back to Penn State as the head coach after James Franklin falls on his behind.

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