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GV Dad
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RedNeck wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:43 pm
GV Dad wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:11 pm
I think we need to build a wall around Macomb!
Thinking outside of the box. I like it!

Also worth noting we might be able to get Mexico to pay for it. I've heard they're into paying for other countries construction projects.
LOL!!
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xman
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:57 pm

Any news on a new DC? Did I miss something?? :D
GV Dad
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:59 pm

I haven't heard anything. Getting anxious...
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xman
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:30 am

GV Dad wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:59 pm
I haven't heard anything. Getting anxious...
Would think coach Elliot would name someone very soon.
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:39 am

xman wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:30 am
GV Dad wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:59 pm
I haven't heard anything. Getting anxious...
Would think coach Elliot would name someone very soon.
I would think some coaches would need to hired soon, if they haven't already with spring practice getting ready to start.
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Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:51 am

Coaching staff news coming soon. They have guys for the positions, it just takes a while to make sure all the "i's are dotted" with contracts and with HR.
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:11 am

Nothing official has come out, but I'll go ahead and post it since it's getting a bit of traction on twitter.
It looks like Tom Anthony (https://twitter.com/CoachTomAnthony) will be our new DC. Here's his bio from his last job as DC at Texas Southern: https://tsusports.com/staff.aspx?staff=157
I don't know where "home" is for him, but he played at and started his coaching career at Augustana College in Rock Island then went to the University of St. Francis in Joliet. He also played in the Arena League with a few teams, including the QC Steamwheelers, so he's pretty familiar with the region. Coach Anthony's name is showing up in recruiting tweets, so it looks like he's already hard at work.

Our DB's coach looks like it'll be Brandon Blackmon (https://twitter.com/coachbblackmon) who comes to us from Arizona State (I'm guessing on recommendation by Charlie Fisher).
Here's some info about him: https://arizonastate.rivals.com/news/bl ... ball-coach
Relevant experience from the article:
Blackmon’s résumé is unique. He is a Fullerton, California, native who played defensive back at Purdue and Tennessee State after transferring from Mt. San Antonio. He then made multiple stops in the Arena Football League and Indoor Football League after college.
Ray Oliver — Blackmon’s uncle and a former Cincinnati Bengals coach — turned Blackmon onto coaching. Blackmon’s first coaching gig was with defensive backs at Augustana University in 2012. Since then, he has coached in high school, junior college and the IFL. In addition to coaching defensive backs, he has also been a defensive coordinator, offensive coordinator, and wide receivers coach throughout his short career.
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:15 pm

ST_Lawson wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:11 am
Nothing official has come out, but I'll go ahead and post it since it's getting a bit of traction on twitter.
It looks like Tom Anthony (https://twitter.com/CoachTomAnthony) will be our new DC. Here's his bio from his last job as DC at Texas Southern: https://tsusports.com/staff.aspx?staff=157
I don't know where "home" is for him, but he played at and started his coaching career at Augustana College in Rock Island then went to the University of St. Francis in Joliet. He also played in the Arena League with a few teams, including the QC Steamwheelers, so he's pretty familiar with the region. Coach Anthony's name is showing up in recruiting tweets, so it looks like he's already hard at work.

Our DB's coach looks like it'll be Brandon Blackmon (https://twitter.com/coachbblackmon) who comes to us from Arizona State (I'm guessing on recommendation by Charlie Fisher).
Here's some info about him: https://arizonastate.rivals.com/news/bl ... ball-coach
Relevant experience from the article:
Blackmon’s résumé is unique. He is a Fullerton, California, native who played defensive back at Purdue and Tennessee State after transferring from Mt. San Antonio. He then made multiple stops in the Arena Football League and Indoor Football League after college.
Ray Oliver — Blackmon’s uncle and a former Cincinnati Bengals coach — turned Blackmon onto coaching. Blackmon’s first coaching gig was with defensive backs at Augustana University in 2012. Since then, he has coached in high school, junior college and the IFL. In addition to coaching defensive backs, he has also been a defensive coordinator, offensive coordinator, and wide receivers coach throughout his short career.
Anthony went to Pleasant Valley High School in Bettendorf Ia - so hopefully he will help with recruiting in he Quad City area and the state of Iowa.
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:37 pm

meganeck wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:15 pm
ST_Lawson wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:11 am
Nothing official has come out, but I'll go ahead and post it since it's getting a bit of traction on twitter.
It looks like Tom Anthony (https://twitter.com/CoachTomAnthony) will be our new DC. Here's his bio from his last job as DC at Texas Southern: https://tsusports.com/staff.aspx?staff=157
I don't know where "home" is for him, but he played at and started his coaching career at Augustana College in Rock Island then went to the University of St. Francis in Joliet. He also played in the Arena League with a few teams, including the QC Steamwheelers, so he's pretty familiar with the region. Coach Anthony's name is showing up in recruiting tweets, so it looks like he's already hard at work.

Our DB's coach looks like it'll be Brandon Blackmon (https://twitter.com/coachbblackmon) who comes to us from Arizona State (I'm guessing on recommendation by Charlie Fisher).
Here's some info about him: https://arizonastate.rivals.com/news/bl ... ball-coach
Relevant experience from the article:
Blackmon’s résumé is unique. He is a Fullerton, California, native who played defensive back at Purdue and Tennessee State after transferring from Mt. San Antonio. He then made multiple stops in the Arena Football League and Indoor Football League after college.
Ray Oliver — Blackmon’s uncle and a former Cincinnati Bengals coach — turned Blackmon onto coaching. Blackmon’s first coaching gig was with defensive backs at Augustana University in 2012. Since then, he has coached in high school, junior college and the IFL. In addition to coaching defensive backs, he has also been a defensive coordinator, offensive coordinator, and wide receivers coach throughout his short career.
Anthony went to Pleasant Valley High School in Bettendorf Ia - so hopefully he will help with recruiting in he Quad City area and the state of Iowa.
Maybe getting a local guy he’ll stick around for more than 1 year if the defense is any good
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:56 pm

He’s replacing a very popular Coach, but I think the boys really like him so far. The DC I mean. Haven’t heard anything about the DB Coach.
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