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Most probably are asking who, but Morgan has major connections with local players through B2G. Klemm basically used him as a way to create relationships when he was at SMU. I was actually hoping USC would have found a position for him. This will make it even tougher to pull Nico Falah.
AWAT Da Legend - any thoughts on this?
"Courtney Morgan, a Los Angeles native and Westchester High School alum, will manage the new training regimen. Morgan, a former offensive lineman, played all five positions during his high school and college football careers. He attended the University of Michigan, where he was a two year starter, and played in the Orange and Rose Bowls. As a Westchester Comet, he was selected to play in the Shrine Game, and was named a Tom Lemming All-American. “Courtney is an incredible resource for B2G Sports. We feel very confident in his ability to teach the skills of the lineman position while maintaining the integrity and quality the B2G brand.” says company co-founder, Ron Allen."
This post was edited by TrojanMindSC 23 months ago
Getting desperate I see. If they need to hire a guy to help with Falah, good for them
Desperate, but smart. UCLA basketball did a similar thing hiring an AAU coach from the Atlanta Celtics (one of the top AAU programs) to get two players for Georgia.
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Wow that's a bold statement for a guy you know nothing about.. Courtney is an up and coming coach. Some of y'all kill me with all this hate.. I guess u hate Zach, Jordan and Marcus Martin who he has coached in the past too
I am not hating. I said it was a smart move and hoped USC would have done the same thing in the original post.
My bad.. It just so hard to get in coaching and people from the outside just don't understand. To coach in college or pros u have to pay your dues. Most coachs do this for the love of game and the player not the money. I am proud of Courtney and wish him the best.
Wait, is he a GA or is he a "trainer?" AWAT, I think you are being a little too defensive, the OP said he wished SC would have hired him. I agree. However, your pissing on our feet and telling us it rained if you think his hiring had nothing to do with his B2G relationships.
Is he going to be a GA or just an admin assistant? I know they passed some new GA rules that make it even tougher to get in.
wreaks of desparation but like TrojanmindSC stated still a smart move for a program that just seems to be doing a horrible job recruiting. Anything for edge I guess. Glad USC doesn't have to make such job offers just to stay relevant in recruiting.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by NEmeans124960 23 months ago
I think he would have been a good hire. Can never have too much help and as G.A. connections to a D1 factory like B2G are probably worth more than G.A's in the film room...
And so it begins.
This is bad path that coaches are choosing.
happens all the time.. but .. it takes more than adding guys like this to a team to make the bRuins better.. you still have to develop these kids... Nico Falah does not impress me at a tackle spot .. I believe he's more of a guard.. and i would much rather have Rogers than Falah.
If UCLA hiring someone as an overseer of their training regimen is enough to make Falah choose them over USC, then so be it. If he wants to compete for titles and maximize his potential, then USC will get him. Simple as that.
I Beg to differ... If Nicco goes to UCLA it will not be because a coach that he trained is there.. Coachs leave schools all the time. This is not basketball one player does not change your team maybe a QB but even then. I think Nicco father being a UCLA grad is a big uphill battle, but we have seen in the past with Marc Tyler that kids are going to choose where they want to go.
Congrats to Coach Morgan!!
At the end of the day, every school is allowed to have 10 coaches that can recruit and coach players. GA's and S&C coaches can't go there.
I'll take USC's 10 coaches over UCLA's 10 coaches any day... Especially since the USC brand sells itself.
11.7.2 Football Bowl Subdivision - There shall be a limit of one head coach, nine assistant coaches and two graduate assistant coaches who may be employed by an institution in bowl subdivision football.
126.96.36.199 Exceptions to Number Limits FBS - No individual other than coaches designated to fill the coaching categories set forth in Bylaw 11.7.2 may participate in any manner in the coaching of the intercollegiate team of a member institution during any football game, practice or other organized activity, with the following exceptions:
188.8.131.52.1 Weight or Strength Coach FBS - A weight (strength and conditioning) coach may conduct flexibility, warm-up and physical conditioning activities prior to any game and prior to or during any practice or other organized activities without being included in the limitations on number of coaches.
For the last time,UCLA is and always will be a BASKETBALL school.They will never ever overtake USC as the Football power in LA I don't care who they hire.Same goes for USC in Basketball.
What you're saying has some truth for off campus recruiting, but I believe anyone associated with the football staff may recruit a player once on campus and having someone you know at a school helps create a comfort level for a player.
GAs can also make phone calls I believe.
A GA has a two-year shelf life, as well.
If they hire him as a S&C coach, he can't recruit if they want to remain compliant.
If a player chooses UCLA because of the comfort level he has with the S&C coach, then we can be thankful he went elsewhere.
A salesman is only as good as the product or service they're selling. In UCLA's case, you're stuck selling an uncertain future with a shaky past. In USC's case, you're selling the present with a strong history of successes to point to from the past.
You misread or misunderstood what I said. I said if UCLA hiring a trainer is the reason he goes to UCLA, so be it. I didn't say that was going to be the reason.
I have read many times about Ausmus meeting with recruits. There are schools that even employee directors of on-campus recruiting. Only the 10 coaches can recruit off campus, but once a recruit is on campus, anyone can really talk to them.
Doesn't matter. CLFK is reaffirming USC as a TRUE NATIONAL RECRUITING POWERHOUSE.
Florida? Built a pipeline...
Texas? He'll take who he wants!
Michigan and ND territory? He'll take who he wants from there too.
This coaching staff is the best in the country and we are very blessed to have them recruiting for us.
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This post was edited by NEmeans124960 23 months ago
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Morgan a couple of months ago. He seems like a hell of a coach and he's a very nice guy. I'm sure he'll be a great addition to UCLA's staff.
I dont think that the relationships between 7 on 7 coaches and players decide where a player is going to go to school. Nico has to decide and he'll get a great education either way.... Which is all that matters. If he wants to come to USC, that's great, but if he doesn't, USC'll just sign another elite left tackle, no big deal.
Ucla leads for nobody that USC wants. I wouldn't expect hiring a GA will change that. Was this the guy that dept saying Jordan Simmons was coming to ucla?
More evidence in my opinion of b2g more aligned with ucla than anywhere else
Winning the academic award in the SEC is sort of like winning the special olympics. Even if you win, you are still a retard.
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