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    Re: SoCon Offseason 2017-18

    Wofford is rumored to hire Pitt DC Josh Conklin as our new head coach. Conklin was an assistant for us about 10 years ago for about 3 seasons.

    I don't know how I feel about it, to be honest.

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    Re: SoCon Offseason 2017-18

    I will give Wofford the benefit of the doubt but this does not sound good to me. My experience in Spartanburg says they need to keep it in house. I hope Richard Johnson knows this is a good decision.


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    Re: SoCon Offseason 2017-18

    If Conklin clears house and we end up with 5 or less wins next year I will be concerned, but there's no indication quite yet that that's on the table so I'll remain undecided on this hire until next year.

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    Re: SoCon Offseason 2017-18

    Sort of a strange hire if you ask me.

    I don’t know Conklin or his capabilities, but he does seem like a guy that has already made a handful of stops the past 7 or 8 years. I also don’t see the benefit to Wofford to hire a young defensive coach when their already good defense is run by a young defensive coach. If you are going that route, why not just have hired your defensive coordinator?

    How does Ayers retire after a long storied career and it least appears like Wofford wasn’t really sure who was going to replace him?
    FU all the time.

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    Re: SoCon Offseason 2017-18

    Confirmed: Conklin will be the next coach.

    Terrier Diaspora seems to like this hire, I must be in the minority.

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    Re: SoCon Offseason 2017-18

    Quote Originally Posted by youngterrier View Post
    Confirmed: Conklin will be the next coach.

    Terrier Diaspora seems to like this hire, I must be in the minority.
    I think the fan base will always be encouaging for a new hire. Most Furman fans, I think, were optimistic about Bruce Fowler, who had a SEC defensive coordinator pedigree and ties to the school. He ended up not being particularly well suited for the head coaching position.

    As far as retaining assistants, I imagine that is more of a financial calculation than whether Conklin wants to keep them. Wofford does not strike me as a place that’s going to buy out a bunch of assistants’ contracts.

    And, again, he’s got to keep some semblance of stability with a short window until signing day. For that reason alone I think the recruiting coordinator (Wood, I think) has to stay on board.
    FU all the time.

    "The game we know and love literally grew up in the Southern Conference. To find the foundation for ACC and SEC football, you have to go the league’s roots. To find an appreciation for a brand of football often-overlooked and seldom-appreciated, we as fans should do the same."

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    Re: SoCon Offseason 2017-18

    Conklin was UT's safeties coach and he took the position under some trying circumstances (turned out to be Dooley's last year). At least the UT football team that year did not quit like they did this past season.
    Once upon a time, I was an ETSU alumnus who attended Appalachian State. But then the "evil ones" (Paul Stanton and Dave Mullins) killed it and I became an Appalachian State fan. A few years later:

    - Paul Stanton retired
    - Dave Mullins "retired"
    - Appalachian State moved on to greener pastures in the Sun Belt.
    - ETSU brought back football, came home to the SoCon and won their first SoCon title.

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    Re: SoCon Offseason 2017-18

    FU all the time.

    "The game we know and love literally grew up in the Southern Conference. To find the foundation for ACC and SEC football, you have to go the league’s roots. To find an appreciation for a brand of football often-overlooked and seldom-appreciated, we as fans should do the same."

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    Re: SoCon Offseason 2017-18

    Quote Originally Posted by PaladinFan View Post
    Furman transfers announced:

    Melton Brown DE 6-3 260 GSU
    https://www.hudl.com/video/3/3713769...ff7a1ce8d25ec7

    Cooper Hardin RB 6-1 225 NAVY
    https://www.hudl.com/video/3/3774322...5e681224a276ba

    Amir Trapp DB/KR 5-8 170 CLEMSON
    https://www.hudl.com/video/3/1552720...5e6812248bb2ab

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    Re: SoCon Offseason 2017-18

    Quote Originally Posted by PaladinNation View Post
    Furman transfers announced:

    Melton Brown DE 6-3 260 GSU
    https://www.hudl.com/video/3/3713769...ff7a1ce8d25ec7

    Cooper Hardin RB 6-1 225 NAVY
    https://www.hudl.com/video/3/3774322...5e681224a276ba

    Amir Trapp DB/KR 5-8 170 CLEMSON
    https://www.hudl.com/video/3/1552720...5e6812248bb2ab



    That seems to be a good haul, now interested to see how the QB spot plays itself out. Still in the mix for the UNC transfer and the Conway HS kid I assume

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