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Bennett is a Cane. Lockette is at the better school. Who do you say ?
Don't want to influence the thread so I'm withholding my opinion for the moment.
Golden is better then Jimbo... I feared it was true. He is going to hoist a crystal ball there - fsufsu
Honestly..no preference.both will be awesome hires
Tough choice, both were great high school rbs. I'd say it all comes down to who recruits better.
To me both guys bring positives but i want te best developer of talent
I wouldn't mind either, but I'm going with the guy whose players have shown results at the position, and that would be Lockette.
Lockette has been coaching his butt of since he's been at Central.
This post was edited by 20707canefan 14 months ago
Lockett recruits on the high school level
Lockett was the jacory Harris qb coach at NW, then he developed Jeffrey Godfrey when he first went to Central. Last few years he's developed Dalvin cook, Joe yearby and devonta Freeman before them.
Beat me to it.
Lockette basically made NW and Central into what they are today. I'll take him over almost anyone.
I love that don't get me wrong but Bennett can probably be even better but its going to be about the interview process who will blow it away
I would say bring in both. Lockette,can be a running back coach. Bennett as an assistant to the whole staff ?
Can we hire both. Lockette as RB coach and Bennett as Grad Assis or something.
It's all about getting a coach that can make get our backs to the next level... Turn them from high school studs to college greats and future NFL hall of famers!! Bennett would be my pick, he has S. Florida tides and he has played college and NFL ball..
Development is the key, I think he can make our backs better..
If Bennett didn't land us Coley and wasn't a former cane, this wouldn't be a conversation. Lockette has actually gotten college offers before. But he turned them down because his wife just had a baby. He has coached Freeman, Cook and Yearby. All of them are studs. And he is probably more respected in south Florida than Bennett. Therefore he would be a hell of a recruiter down there.
"There's going to be a lot of people who didn't stand with us who are going to be remembered for not standing with us." - Al Golden
I'm not familiar with eithers credentials but will say I agree with this sentiment lol
Bennett (keep it in the family).
Don't know much about either cept for what I read & you guys opinion. Based on that, I say either one would be a good hire!! Both seem down for UM's & Goldens vision. And both seem good evaluators n developers of talent (even though Ive heard better reviews for Lockette on this particular subject), they're SFLA coaches with SFLA ties so I don't think we could go wrong with either one.
On another note, a hire of one of these guys and a commitment preferably a skill guy if not, McDermott, would be a dream start of the '14 class. Even though Darling and Rudolph are tough pulls as well.
Why are we having this discussion. Coach Bennett went to the U.. he was a RB who played in the nfl...that speaks louder to a recruit than I had a winning record at a school your not familiar with. Remember guys its about selling the program and the fact that u have the experience to get a kid to the next level.
And it's not a bad thing to show your support for alum by bringing them on after the fact (ie. Barrow). Unless there is a huge difference in coaching ability "keep it in the family".
Bc it's widely accepted that Lockette is a much better coach than Bennett. Just look at his player development & the programs he has molded. Going to Miami is cool & all but at the end of the day, it's a moot point. NFL's cool. Jedd Fisch never even played HS ball.
IMO there is. Btw I don't think the Barrow thing is all it's cracked up to be. Average coach.
Lockette deserves this chance...will be ties to Miami recruiting and is a proven player developer
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