- Jul 28, 2015
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It's the news media that's reporting, not a joe blow running a parody account on Twitter. Ian, with the NFL network. Klatt, with Fox Sports. It's a front page article on CBS.
Both Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse had very short professional coaching stints. Jerry at least coached in the NBA for a few years. Realizing I'm pulling in basketball guys into a football discussion, but it's similar enough to make ya wonder.
Penny never coached in the NBA did he? He currently coaches at Memphis (college) and has some moderate success but even that isn't a fair comparison - if we ignore the football/basketball dynamic - because Penny at least got experience first as a middle school coach and then a HS assistant and then a successful high school head coach before Memphis decided to bring him in.
Deion has been involved in coaching his sons in various sporting teams throughout their youth. I don't really see this any different than Penny coaching in middle school and high school. I'm not minimizing the efforts of a high school coach here, please don't take it as that. Just saying, going from high school to college is VASTLY different, especially with 85 scholarships.
I mean I get where you're coming from but at least as a position coach - to start out - you could say that's his speciality and probably be much, much, much easier for him to start out with (maybe not at 40 or whatever he is, though) rather than head coach.
I doubt he is going anywhere anytime soon. He has it freaking made down there. Expectations he can meet each year. Beaches with lots of single women. And just enough pay to live his life nicely. At some point he will want to move on and prove something, but I imagine he is way too smart and has learned enough to know that rebuilding project is going to take a few more coaches.
The CBS article quotes Ian Rappaport and Mike Garafolo. Those are the two who reported it for the NFL Network. This isn't a story that originated on a social media site, OP. It was first reported on Good Morning Football on the NFL Network.