Originally posted by PalmHarborNole: This is a good topic for those of us used to sucession planning, it happens all the time in business. Would love to see Mickey get the head coaching job until he WANTS to retire, say five years or so after BB as it would provide defensive continuity which is how we win championships anyway. Then, transition to the new head ball coach by promoting from within, if possible. I think that under this scenario the "new blood" would be deferred for about 5-7 years, THEN, it would fall to the AD to build his empire, but not sooner.
Mickey is my favorite all-time FSU football coach, other than BB of course, but he'll be close to 65 when Bobby's contract runs out. Not saying he can't get it done at that age and I certainly don't want to be acccused of "ageism", but I just don't see it happening. It's a pretty short list of guys who got their first D-1 head coaching job at that stage of life. JMHO and definitely not a slam at MA.
Anybody who hasn't read Mickey's bio on this site should do so. He was a hell of an athlete back in the day. Ironically, since he's one of the greatest coordinators of the last quarter century, he was probably better known in college for his baseball skills!
Dave Hart's got a list in his desk drawer, you can bet on that. Every AD does, I would think.
This post was edited on 10/6 3:41 PM by GlassCityNole