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Cal Makes Changes To Coaching Staff

November 13, 2022
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BERKELEY – Travers Family Head Football Coach Justin Wilcox announced Sunday that offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave and offensive line coach Angus McClure have been relieved of their duties, effective immediately. Both were in their third season on the Golden Bears' coaching staff.

"I felt these changes to our coaching staff were needed and made them with the best interest of our football program in mind," Wilcox said. "We thank Bill and Angus for their contributions and the investments they made in Cal football, and we wish them all of the best in their future endeavors."

The duties Musgrave and McClure were previously responsible for will be handled by current members of the coaching staff for the remainder of the 2022 season.

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Cal Makes Changes To Coaching Staff

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southseasbear
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So let me get this straight: We have no designated Offensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator, or Offensive Line coach, right?
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southseasbear said:

So let me get this straight: We have no designated Offensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator, or Offensive Line coach, right?
Did we before?
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Bobodeluxe said:

southseasbear said:

So let me get this straight: We have no designated Offensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator, or Offensive Line coach, right?
Did we before?
Good point!
southseasbear
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I have an idea: Knowlton and his search firm can call the plays. What could go wrong?
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southseasbear said:

So let me get this straight: We have no designated Offensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator, or Offensive Line coach, right?

Greatwood and Chryst will handle O Line and OC.

calumnus
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So Chryst is officially the play caller? With maybe an "advisor" in the press box?
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Alkiadt said:

southseasbear said:

So let me get this straight: We have no designated Offensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator, or Offensive Line coach, right?

Greatwood and Chryst will handle O Line and OC.




Doesn't Greatwood need to be on staff to work with the players?
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calumnus said:

Alkiadt said:

southseasbear said:

So let me get this straight: We have no designated Offensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator, or Offensive Line coach, right?

Greatwood and Chryst will handle O Line and OC.




Doesn't Greatwood need to be on staff to work with the players?


Well there's an interim spot open on the staff now for that position.
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This is great news. Gives us a ton of time to find replacements. Lets the team know we're committed to improving in these two slots. There is no hope of a bowl any longer. Now comes the harder part in finding the new ones.
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southseasbear said:

So let me get this straight: We have no designated Offensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator, or Offensive Line coach, right?


Technically, there would be no difference if we did or didn't......
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calumnus said:

So Chryst is officially the play caller? With maybe an "advisor" in the press box?


His dad?
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KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

So Chryst is officially the play caller? With maybe an "advisor" in the press box?


His dad?
you mean brother?
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Alkiadt said:

calumnus said:

Alkiadt said:

southseasbear said:

So let me get this straight: We have no designated Offensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator, or Offensive Line coach, right?

Greatwood and Chryst will handle O Line and OC.




Doesn't Greatwood need to be on staff to work with the players?


Well there's an interim spot open on the staff now for that position.


Yes, but the announcement said "Their duties would be handled by coaches currently on the staff for the remainder of the season."
Alkiadt
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KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

So Chryst is officially the play caller? With maybe an "advisor" in the press box?


His dad?


You mean his brother, Paul? No.

Greatwood has been the only consultant. I'd assume he's the acting OLine coach for the next two games.
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Alkiadt said:

southseasbear said:

So let me get this straight: We have no designated Offensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator, or Offensive Line coach, right?

Greatwood and Chryst will handle O Line and OC.


I have suggested for weeks that AT (Aristotle Thompson), our RB coach, would best know the full offense. Chyst would know the OL blocking, maybe, with an assist from Saffell if he i allowed to coach. Greatwood, who I think would be promoted to a full coach, could call the plays from the press box, but does he know our play lingo yet. I don't know. I'm just guessing what makes sense to me. I have zero experience on this subject..
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Gobears49 said:

Alkiadt said:

southseasbear said:

So let me get this straight: We have no designated Offensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator, or Offensive Line coach, right?

Greatwood and Chryst will handle O Line and OC.


I have suggested for weeks that AT (Aristotle Thompson), our RB coach, would best know the full offense. Chyst would know the OL blocking, maybe, with an assist from Saffell if he i allowed to coach. Greatwood, who I think would be promoted to a full coach, could call the plays from the press box, but does he know our play lingo yet. I don't know. I'm just guessing what makes sense to me. I have zero experience on this subject..


It certainly ups my interest in the rest of the season.

I've said this before, but Pawlawski knows this team intimately and knows offense. It would be fun to give him a shot these next two weeks.
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Gobears49 said:

Alkiadt said:

southseasbear said:

So let me get this straight: We have no designated Offensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator, or Offensive Line coach, right?

Greatwood and Chryst will handle O Line and OC.


I have suggested for weeks that AT (Aristotle Thompson), our RB coach, would best know the full offense. Chyst would know the OL blocking, maybe, with an assist from Saffell if he i allowed to coach. Greatwood, who I think would be promoted to a full coach, could call the plays from the press box, but does he know our play lingo yet. I don't know. I'm just guessing what makes sense to me. I have zero experience on this subject..


Chryst has been an NFL OC for one season, so I'd assume he might call the plays. And Saffel is helping with the oline.
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Alkiadt said:

KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

So Chryst is officially the play caller? With maybe an "advisor" in the press box?


His dad?


You mean his brother, Paul? No.

Greatwood has been the only consultant. I'd assume he's the acting OLine coach for the next two games.


Lol I thought that was dad.

In any case I want us to make an all in run at Troy Taylor for OC. Being that it's Cal I think he'd do it.
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KoreAmBear said:

Alkiadt said:

KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

So Chryst is officially the play caller? With maybe an "advisor" in the press box?


His dad?


You mean his brother, Paul? No.

Greatwood has been the only consultant. I'd assume he's the acting OLine coach for the next two games.


Lol I thought that was dad.

In any case I want us to make an all in run at Troy Taylor for OC. Being that it's Cal I think he'd do it.


I want a thorough search in the off season, with Taylor at least consulted and considered as almost a Co-HC.

However, he has an undefeated team on his is hands.

As long as we have an interim position I'd like to see what Paws could do. He knows the team and the playbook intimately. Chryst is safe, another failed NFL OC, but Paws would be a a high upside chance. If we beat Stanford and then UCLA, maybe he wins the job? He would be a great recruiter for Cal, that is for sure.
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calumnus said:

KoreAmBear said:

Alkiadt said:

KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

So Chryst is officially the play caller? With maybe an "advisor" in the press box?


His dad?


You mean his brother, Paul? No.

Greatwood has been the only consultant. I'd assume he's the acting OLine coach for the next two games.


Lol I thought that was dad.

In any case I want us to make an all in run at Troy Taylor for OC. Being that it's Cal I think he'd do it.


I want a thorough search in the off season, with Taylor at least consulted and considered as almost a Co-HC.

However, he has an undefeated team on his is hands.

As long as we have an interim position I'd like to see what Paws could do. He knows the team and the playbook intimately. Chryst is safe, another failed NFL OC, but Paws would be a a high upside chance. If we beat Stanford and then UCLA, maybe he wins the job? He would be a great recruiter for Cal, that is for sure.
Interim maybe. But Wilcox has to hit a home run now. He can't afford to fail so miserably as this is his last chance at OC before we are in buyout territory. And Paws would be too much of a risk.
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I can't wait until 2024 when we kick some Division 2 G-MAC ass!
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KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

KoreAmBear said:

Alkiadt said:

KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

So Chryst is officially the play caller? With maybe an "advisor" in the press box?


His dad?


You mean his brother, Paul? No.

Greatwood has been the only consultant. I'd assume he's the acting OLine coach for the next two games.


Lol I thought that was dad.

In any case I want us to make an all in run at Troy Taylor for OC. Being that it's Cal I think he'd do it.


I want a thorough search in the off season, with Taylor at least consulted and considered as almost a Co-HC.

However, he has an undefeated team on his is hands.

As long as we have an interim position I'd like to see what Paws could do. He knows the team and the playbook intimately. Chryst is safe, another failed NFL OC, but Paws would be a a high upside chance. If we beat Stanford and then UCLA, maybe he wins the job? He would be a great recruiter for Cal, that is for sure.
Interim maybe. But Wilcox has to hit a home run now. He can't afford to fail so miserably as this is his last chance at OC before we are in buyout territory. And Paws would be too much of a risk.


I am only talking about Paws as interim, for two games, then back to the booth.

Unless he absolutely kills it.

The search in the off-season needs to be thorough.
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calumnus said:

KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

KoreAmBear said:

Alkiadt said:

KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

So Chryst is officially the play caller? With maybe an "advisor" in the press box?


His dad?


You mean his brother, Paul? No.

Greatwood has been the only consultant. I'd assume he's the acting OLine coach for the next two games.


Lol I thought that was dad.

In any case I want us to make an all in run at Troy Taylor for OC. Being that it's Cal I think he'd do it.


I want a thorough search in the off season, with Taylor at least consulted and considered as almost a Co-HC.

However, he has an undefeated team on his is hands.

As long as we have an interim position I'd like to see what Paws could do. He knows the team and the playbook intimately. Chryst is safe, another failed NFL OC, but Paws would be a a high upside chance. If we beat Stanford and then UCLA, maybe he wins the job? He would be a great recruiter for Cal, that is for sure.
Interim maybe. But Wilcox has to hit a home run now. He can't afford to fail so miserably as this is his last chance at OC before we are in buyout territory. And Paws would be too much of a risk.


I am only talking about Paws as interim, for two games, then back to the booth.

Unless he absolutely kills it.

The search in the off-season needs to be thorough.
He has no time to learn or show in 2 games to kill it. Unfortunately it's not a great setup for Paws. This reminds me of the only time I saw something like this happen. Pat Riley was the commentator for Chick Hearn when Paul Westhead was fired by Magic midseason lol. Then Pat Riley suddenly became head coach. How did that happen?
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calumnus said:

KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

KoreAmBear said:

Alkiadt said:

KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

So Chryst is officially the play caller? With maybe an "advisor" in the press box?


His dad?


You mean his brother, Paul? No.

Greatwood has been the only consultant. I'd assume he's the acting OLine coach for the next two games.


Lol I thought that was dad.

In any case I want us to make an all in run at Troy Taylor for OC. Being that it's Cal I think he'd do it.


I want a thorough search in the off season, with Taylor at least consulted and considered as almost a Co-HC.

However, he has an undefeated team on his is hands.

As long as we have an interim position I'd like to see what Paws could do. He knows the team and the playbook intimately. Chryst is safe, another failed NFL OC, but Paws would be a a high upside chance. If we beat Stanford and then UCLA, maybe he wins the job? He would be a great recruiter for Cal, that is for sure.
Interim maybe. But Wilcox has to hit a home run now. He can't afford to fail so miserably as this is his last chance at OC before we are in buyout territory. And Paws would be too much of a risk.


I am only talking about Paws as interim, for two games, then back to the booth.

Unless he absolutely kills it.

The search in the off-season needs to be thorough.


Don't you think he'd need to know the complete playbook and all the terminology just to even be able to communicate to the sidelines in a timely fashion? No they'll use Geep most likely, as he's called plays before.

I would not be surprised if Justin has already had multiple inquires to interview for the job now that it's public. This will be done very quickly to be in place for the portal transfer dates.

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I'm not sure why these two coaches are leaving, was there a problem? Full disclosure: i've just come out of a coma and the last game I watched was when we beat Arizona which was acceptable; have things not been well since then? I hope the changes do not affect us during our bowl game.
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They were hired by Ohio State.
Go Bears!
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KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

KoreAmBear said:

Alkiadt said:

KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

So Chryst is officially the play caller? With maybe an "advisor" in the press box?


His dad?


You mean his brother, Paul? No.

Greatwood has been the only consultant. I'd assume he's the acting OLine coach for the next two games.


Lol I thought that was dad.

In any case I want us to make an all in run at Troy Taylor for OC. Being that it's Cal I think he'd do it.


I want a thorough search in the off season, with Taylor at least consulted and considered as almost a Co-HC.

However, he has an undefeated team on his is hands.

As long as we have an interim position I'd like to see what Paws could do. He knows the team and the playbook intimately. Chryst is safe, another failed NFL OC, but Paws would be a a high upside chance. If we beat Stanford and then UCLA, maybe he wins the job? He would be a great recruiter for Cal, that is for sure.
Interim maybe. But Wilcox has to hit a home run now. He can't afford to fail so miserably as this is his last chance at OC before we are in buyout territory. And Paws would be too much of a risk.


I am only talking about Paws as interim, for two games, then back to the booth.

Unless he absolutely kills it.

The search in the off-season needs to be thorough.
He has no time to learn or show in 2 games to kill it. Unfortunately it's not a great setup for Paws. This reminds me of the only time I saw something like this happen. Pat Riley was the commentator for Chick Hearn when Paul Westhead was fired by Magic midseason lol. Then Pat Riley suddenly became head coach. How did that happen?


And Pat Riley went on to win 5 NBA Championships.
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Alkiadt said:

calumnus said:

KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

KoreAmBear said:

Alkiadt said:

KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

So Chryst is officially the play caller? With maybe an "advisor" in the press box?


His dad?


You mean his brother, Paul? No.

Greatwood has been the only consultant. I'd assume he's the acting OLine coach for the next two games.


Lol I thought that was dad.

In any case I want us to make an all in run at Troy Taylor for OC. Being that it's Cal I think he'd do it.


I want a thorough search in the off season, with Taylor at least consulted and considered as almost a Co-HC.

However, he has an undefeated team on his is hands.

As long as we have an interim position I'd like to see what Paws could do. He knows the team and the playbook intimately. Chryst is safe, another failed NFL OC, but Paws would be a a high upside chance. If we beat Stanford and then UCLA, maybe he wins the job? He would be a great recruiter for Cal, that is for sure.
Interim maybe. But Wilcox has to hit a home run now. He can't afford to fail so miserably as this is his last chance at OC before we are in buyout territory. And Paws would be too much of a risk.


I am only talking about Paws as interim, for two games, then back to the booth.

Unless he absolutely kills it.

The search in the off-season needs to be thorough.


Don't you think he'd need to know the complete playbook and all the terminology just to even be able to communicate to the sidelines in a timely fashion? No they'll use Geep most likely, as he's called plays before.

I would not be surprised if Justin has already had multiple inquires to interview for the job now that it's public. This will be done very quickly to be in place for the portal transfer dates.




Paws has been with the team every week all year. He references the playbook and the terminology in the broadcasts, so I am pretty sure he has a copy.

However, agree that Geep is the more likely choice. I had thought his only experience as OC was 1999 with the Chargers, but I now see he was also the Niner OC in 2015 under Tomsula, when the Niners had one of the "worst offenses in team history."

Niner fans can fill us in.

I'd almost rather see if one of the young guys, Toler or Thompson, is up to it.

Also, there is a lot of Musgrave's playbook that can be discarded.
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calumnus said:

Alkiadt said:

calumnus said:

KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

KoreAmBear said:

Alkiadt said:

KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

So Chryst is officially the play caller? With maybe an "advisor" in the press box?


His dad?


You mean his brother, Paul? No.

Greatwood has been the only consultant. I'd assume he's the acting OLine coach for the next two games.


Lol I thought that was dad.

In any case I want us to make an all in run at Troy Taylor for OC. Being that it's Cal I think he'd do it.


I want a thorough search in the off season, with Taylor at least consulted and considered as almost a Co-HC.

However, he has an undefeated team on his is hands.

As long as we have an interim position I'd like to see what Paws could do. He knows the team and the playbook intimately. Chryst is safe, another failed NFL OC, but Paws would be a a high upside chance. If we beat Stanford and then UCLA, maybe he wins the job? He would be a great recruiter for Cal, that is for sure.
Interim maybe. But Wilcox has to hit a home run now. He can't afford to fail so miserably as this is his last chance at OC before we are in buyout territory. And Paws would be too much of a risk.


I am only talking about Paws as interim, for two games, then back to the booth.

Unless he absolutely kills it.

The search in the off-season needs to be thorough.


Don't you think he'd need to know the complete playbook and all the terminology just to even be able to communicate to the sidelines in a timely fashion? No they'll use Geep most likely, as he's called plays before.

I would not be surprised if Justin has already had multiple inquires to interview for the job now that it's public. This will be done very quickly to be in place for the portal transfer dates.




Paws has been with the team every week all year. He references the playbook and the terminology in the broadcasts, so I am pretty sure he has a copy.

However, agree that Geep is the more likely choice. I had thought his only experience as OC was 1999 with the Chargers, but I now see he was also the Niner OC in 2015 under Tomsula, when the Niners had one of the "worst offenses in team history."

Niner fans can fill us in.

I'd almost rather see if one of the young guys, Toler or Thompson, is up to it.

Also, there is a lot of Musgrave's playbook that can be discarded.
Lets have some pitch outs and passes over the middle to the tight end.
Go Bears!
Trumpanzee
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Does it really matter who's running the offense? Stick a fork in us, we're done....
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oskidunker said:

calumnus said:

Alkiadt said:

calumnus said:

KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

KoreAmBear said:

Alkiadt said:

KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

So Chryst is officially the play caller? With maybe an "advisor" in the press box?


His dad?


You mean his brother, Paul? No.

Greatwood has been the only consultant. I'd assume he's the acting OLine coach for the next two games.


Lol I thought that was dad.

In any case I want us to make an all in run at Troy Taylor for OC. Being that it's Cal I think he'd do it.


I want a thorough search in the off season, with Taylor at least consulted and considered as almost a Co-HC.

However, he has an undefeated team on his is hands.

As long as we have an interim position I'd like to see what Paws could do. He knows the team and the playbook intimately. Chryst is safe, another failed NFL OC, but Paws would be a a high upside chance. If we beat Stanford and then UCLA, maybe he wins the job? He would be a great recruiter for Cal, that is for sure.
Interim maybe. But Wilcox has to hit a home run now. He can't afford to fail so miserably as this is his last chance at OC before we are in buyout territory. And Paws would be too much of a risk.


I am only talking about Paws as interim, for two games, then back to the booth.

Unless he absolutely kills it.

The search in the off-season needs to be thorough.


Don't you think he'd need to know the complete playbook and all the terminology just to even be able to communicate to the sidelines in a timely fashion? No they'll use Geep most likely, as he's called plays before.

I would not be surprised if Justin has already had multiple inquires to interview for the job now that it's public. This will be done very quickly to be in place for the portal transfer dates.




Paws has been with the team every week all year. He references the playbook and the terminology in the broadcasts, so I am pretty sure he has a copy.

However, agree that Geep is the more likely choice. I had thought his only experience as OC was 1999 with the Chargers, but I now see he was also the Niner OC in 2015 under Tomsula, when the Niners had one of the "worst offenses in team history."

Niner fans can fill us in.

I'd almost rather see if one of the young guys, Toler or Thompson, is up to it.

Also, there is a lot of Musgrave's playbook that can be discarded.
Lets have some pitch outs and passes over the middle to the tight end.


Wilcox loves runs between the tackles. Don't expect that to change.
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oskidunker said:

calumnus said:

Alkiadt said:

calumnus said:

KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

KoreAmBear said:

Alkiadt said:

KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

So Chryst is officially the play caller? With maybe an "advisor" in the press box?


His dad?


You mean his brother, Paul? No.

Greatwood has been the only consultant. I'd assume he's the acting OLine coach for the next two games.


Lol I thought that was dad.

In any case I want us to make an all in run at Troy Taylor for OC. Being that it's Cal I think he'd do it.


I want a thorough search in the off season, with Taylor at least consulted and considered as almost a Co-HC.

However, he has an undefeated team on his is hands.

As long as we have an interim position I'd like to see what Paws could do. He knows the team and the playbook intimately. Chryst is safe, another failed NFL OC, but Paws would be a a high upside chance. If we beat Stanford and then UCLA, maybe he wins the job? He would be a great recruiter for Cal, that is for sure.
Interim maybe. But Wilcox has to hit a home run now. He can't afford to fail so miserably as this is his last chance at OC before we are in buyout territory. And Paws would be too much of a risk.


I am only talking about Paws as interim, for two games, then back to the booth.

Unless he absolutely kills it.

The search in the off-season needs to be thorough.


Don't you think he'd need to know the complete playbook and all the terminology just to even be able to communicate to the sidelines in a timely fashion? No they'll use Geep most likely, as he's called plays before.

I would not be surprised if Justin has already had multiple inquires to interview for the job now that it's public. This will be done very quickly to be in place for the portal transfer dates.




Paws has been with the team every week all year. He references the playbook and the terminology in the broadcasts, so I am pretty sure he has a copy.

However, agree that Geep is the more likely choice. I had thought his only experience as OC was 1999 with the Chargers, but I now see he was also the Niner OC in 2015 under Tomsula, when the Niners had one of the "worst offenses in team history."

Niner fans can fill us in.

I'd almost rather see if one of the young guys, Toler or Thompson, is up to it.

Also, there is a lot of Musgrave's playbook that can be discarded.
Lets have some pitch outs and passes over the middle to the tight end.



Stanford has the very worst rushing defense in the entire country. #131. They give up 6.0 YPC.

We need to get the ball to our RBs outside in space, with cutback options. And throw off of play action, as you say to the TE over the middle or the WRs deep over the middle. Or quick slants. But mostly use our speed against them, running 35+ times but always looking like we are going to run.
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Rolovich has been helping for awhile, I brought his name up way before it was mentioned on the pay side. Look it up Mods.. And I was right. Made too much sense, he's been back in Novato, easy commute, pac-12 experience, set up WSU pretty good.. Only reason it hasn't been mentioned is probably bc of his Covid stance.
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What I don't understand is why now that you decide to fire these coaches? Bc we are not Bowl eligible? Do it earlier and maybe things change enough for the positive that we possibly make a bowl. Bizarre
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Alkiadt said:

KoreAmBear said:

calumnus said:

So Chryst is officially the play caller? With maybe an "advisor" in the press box?


His dad?


You mean his brother, Paul? No.

Greatwood has been the only consultant. I'd assume he's the acting OLine coach for the next two games.
alky, ur wrong again, greatwood has not been the only offensive consultant
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