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Bisaccia gone to Auburn

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Chargers have another coach vacancy to fill. Rich Bisaccia, special teams, headed to Auburn. Will be assistant HC in charge of STs/RBs.
     
  2. SuperCharger92

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    WTF!

    Next is Pagano :(
     
  3. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    I hate this on two fronts :mad:
     
  4. PanchoX1

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    that sucks.
     
  5. nickelbolt

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    Assume all current coaches will be replaced. They (the coaches) are prepping for it... so should you.
     
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  6. Ikeman83

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    If they were going to fire Smitty anyway, they should've done it the Monday after the Jets game. This is just setting us back in terms of getting a coaching staff together.
     
  7. Blue Bolt

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    You don't think a new HC wouldn't want to put his own staff together? :confused:
     
  8. AnteaterCharger

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    Sucks but can't fault him for the move. Good luck - now we gotta replace a damn good assistant coach
     
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  9. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    The only two coaches on staff that I'm putting any hope into keeping are Charlie Joiner and Pagano. With a new GM and HC incoming, that anyone would be surprised we'd lose any (if not all) of the current staff is mind boggling.
     
  10. Ikeman83

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    I'm sure he would. That doesn't mean that the staff he would want to put together would necessarily exclude any of our current coaches though, does it?
     
  11. Lance19

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    Dang...I was havin' some fun with those fake punts...
     
  12. Blue Bolt

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    No, but it's unlikely that they wouldn't want people that they have experience with.
     
  13. Blue Bolt

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    Chargers lose Rich Bisaccia to Auburn

    The Chargers have a second coaching vacancy to fill.

    Rich Bisaccia, a special teams coach credited for helping turn around the team's disastrous 2010 unit, has accepted a similar position at Auburn. He will be the university's assistant head coach in charge of special teams and running backs.

    Under his two-year guidance, an Achilles' heal of the Chargers became a strength.

    The team ended the season with a Micheal Spurlock punt return and kickoff return for a touchdown, as the Chargers wide receiver became the first player in franchise history to accomplish the feat in consecutive weeks.

    San Diego's coverage was also much approved, the main weakness in 2012 being three blocked punts in the second half of the year.

    The team's next head coach will decide who replaces Bisaccia.

    Norv Turner was fired Monday. With that, many in the Chargers locker room anticipated Bisaccia's departure, as his family still lives in Florida.

    Bisaccia recruited Spurlock to Ole Miss.

    In a Thursday phone interview, Spurlock called Bisaccia a "mentor" and "father figure."

    "Not to have his family around, I know that was tough on him," Spurlock said. "He desires to be — and I think he should already have been — a head coach. That's what he really wants. I guess you've got to give something to get something.

    "He has the respect of each and every player and coach he's ever been around. When that day comes, who knows? But I think the time is now and it has been for several years. I've been around him for a long time. I just know what kind of coach he is and what type of man he is. We'll see what happens."
     
  14. Harley

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    I was have'in fun with all those blocked punts...
     
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  15. Joy Division

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    Whatever. I could coach just as well.
    Um, block the guy in front of you for a second....then run downfield...and tackle.
    Repeat.
     
  16. HollywoodLeo

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    I get what you're trying to say, but they'd also be limiting their options if they tried to hire the new GM before the season ended....rather severely.
     
  17. HollywoodLeo

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    Yeah, ok.

    And I can be offensive coordinator.

    Um, get the ball into the endzone and score touchdowns. OL, block for the QB and HB so they have time and/or holes to run through. WRs, catch the ball. RBs, gain yards.
    Repeat
     
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  18. Joy Division

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    You can compare Special Teams to the 1st Team Offense...really?
    How "special" do you have to be?

    OC is a full-time coach...
    (I feel a lame argument approaching)
    Special Teams is....."special" teams....

    End of the day, Ballsnatchia is gone. Not quite a headache. The dude is good at his job I liked him, but easily replaceable. Next.
     
  19. Blue Bolt

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    Yeah, Crosby is probably still available. ;)
     
  20. HollywoodLeo

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    Just because the position isnt as important as the Offensive Coordinator doesnt mean coaching the unit is as simple as telling them to block and run. If it were that simple the position wouldnt even exist.
     
  21. Joy Division

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    No. It's not as important for a reason. It exists because it's part of the game.
    Still, not as important as OC and no, it's not just block and run (but it's not much more than that).

    I liked the guy. (I'm sure he'll end up being a head coach or OC in the NFL some day)*

    *sarcasm
     
  22. Dublin Bolt

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    I wonder how much of him realising he had no chance at promotion in SD played into him taking his eye off the ball late in the season (all the blocked punts). That and getting back closer to his family are probably the reasons why he has moved on. Replaceable though imho.
     
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    And if the rumors come true that the NFL is thinking of completely eliminating the kickoff in years to come, it will become even less important when the only thing they have to plan for is punt and FG
     
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    Continuity spontinuity
     

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