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36 minutes ago, TheDoggFather said:

Let's see how good Hoke is without Rocky as his DC

It was Hoke who took over the d-line in 2010 that helped lead to the turn around.

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My question is, how much of this was Long’s choice? Hoke was sitting right there, I’m wondering if he knew he was being cut loose so was out shopping around. 

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18 minutes ago, 4UNLV said:

My question is, how much of this was Long’s choice? Hoke was sitting right there, I’m wondering if he knew he was being cut loose so was out shopping around. 

From what I heard, it felt to me like Long wanted Hoke back. It seems like Rocky may have seen this coming and wanted to be able to hand the reins to Hoke.

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1 hour ago, Rofl_copter_dos said:

Being a D1 head coach is a high-stress job and Rocky's probably taken some unreasonable heat from fans.    

If Rocky can't handle the "heat" from SDSU fans ..........................

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1 hour ago, battle.borne said:

Win 10 games. Dominate bowl opponent. Spend most of season in top 25.  Then get shit from worthless administrators about his staff? What a Mesa shitshow.

Did you see SDSU's offense this year.

 

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8 minutes ago, MWC said:

Did you see SDSU's offense this year.

 

I’m with bb.

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1 hour ago, Spaztecs said:

It was Hoke who took over the d-line in 2010 that helped lead to the turn around.

The same could be said about 2019.  

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14 minutes ago, bornsilverandblue said:

I’m with bb.

Of course.  You just need to be able to score 20 points and you can beat SDSU.  It sounds like Rocky is pretty unreasonable here.  The offense was atrocious, and he had said as much himself.  I don't know a single Aztec who didn't support Rocky's defense, but everyone in America knew our offense was predicated on praying we had NFL talent in the backfield.  

 

I just hope that Hoke doesn't get hired away, and that he can find the balance between defense and offense.

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36 minutes ago, Ram Allegiance said:

From what I heard, it felt to me like Long wanted Hoke back. It seems like Rocky may have seen this coming and wanted to be able to hand the reins to Hoke.

We'll know if Rocky has a press conference.  Did he have one when he left UNM?  He wears his emotion on his sleeves.

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Has Rocky ever fired/replaced one of his staff?  He lobbied hard last year for them to all get raises in lieu of his own raise, IIRC.  He's really loyal to his staff and I agree with those who have speculated that he'd rather resign than give one of his staff their walking papers.

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6 minutes ago, East Coast Aztec said:

Of course.  You just need to be able to score 20 points and you can beat SDSU.  

 

17 seemed to be the Aztec O over/under. On their three losses they totalled 18, 13, and 11 points. Against defenses that were giving up 25+ per game.

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8 minutes ago, nielsbohr said:

Has Rocky every fired/replaced one of his staff?  He lobbied hard last year for them to all get raises in lieu of his own raise, IIRC.  He's really loyal to his staff and I agree with those who have speculated that he'd rather resign than give one of his staff their walking papers.

Hmm. So you’re saying he would rather they ALL lost their jobs?

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14 minutes ago, East Coast Aztec said:

Of course.  You just need to be able to score 20 points and you can beat SDSU.  It sounds like Rocky is pretty unreasonable here.  The offense was atrocious, and he had said as much himself.  I don't know a single Aztec who didn't support Rocky's defense, but everyone in America knew our offense was predicated on praying we had NFL talent in the backfield.  

 

I just hope that Hoke doesn't get hired away, and that he can find the balance between defense and offense.

At the G5 level, you don’t force a guy out who has just won you 10 games, unless there’s something else going on (recruiting violations or whatever).  Working with him on a reasonable offensive change is ok, pressuring him till he walks is not.

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21 minutes ago, East Coast Aztec said:

Of course.  You just need to be able to score 20 points and you can beat SDSU.  It sounds like Rocky is pretty unreasonable here.  The offense was atrocious, and he had said as much himself.  I don't know a single Aztec who didn't support Rocky's defense, but everyone in America knew our offense was predicated on praying we had NFL talent in the backfield.  

 

I just hope that Hoke doesn't get hired away, and that he can find the balance between defense and offense.

17 actually :ph34r:

 

edit: oh damn, @Spaztecs beat me to it.

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5 minutes ago, 4UNLV said:

Hmm. So you’re saying he would rather they ALL lost their jobs?

I get what you're saying but I think Rocky is a guy who sticks to his principles.

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21 minutes ago, bornsilverandblue said:

At the G5 level, you don’t force a guy out who has just won you 10 games, unless there’s something else going on (recruiting violations or whatever).  Working with him on a reasonable offensive change is ok, pressuring him till he walks is not.

10 wins, but mostly against sub .500, with no conference title or division title.  Solely because of a recurring theme of one aspect of a football game.  The reasonable offensive change is exactly what he refused to change.  

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17 minutes ago, trvitmvnz said:

 

I hope i have that kind of energy when i am 70.  Long is a heck of a coach.  Big loss for SDSU and for MWC.  

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SDSU is going to sorely regret running off Rocky 

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7 minutes ago, Bob said:

SDSU is going to sorely regret running off Rocky 

SDSU did not run off Rocky.

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