.....but gets an F for his work at ND.
And he did the lion's share of all the facilities work for the other sports. And he had Gruden in the fold before being strong armed by Monk into hiring Ty. For all that, I'd give him a C. But his 7-4-1 bullshit alienated ND in the critical years before conference shakeups and put us in a position of weakness. Swarbrick tried to put lipstick on that shit and it's ultimately proven to be a failure that appears to be on life support for now. His priorities were misplaced and that has cost ND dearly.
All of the other candidates who were considered when Doherty was hired would have been candidates again, but all except Brey had a new job when Doherty left. Skip Prosser, for example, moved from Xavier to Wake Forest; and Paul Hewitt moved from Siena to Georgia Tech. They and Brey would have taken the ND job a year earlier.
Even with the obvious choice available and interested, White pursued Ernie Kent who, like many of Kevin White's "candidates," parlayed ND's interest into a contract extension. He also chased PJ Carlesimo. Ugh.
Then there is Jeff Jackson. He was in his first NHL gig, an assistant for the NY Islanders, working to become an NHL head coach. Then the NHL had a labor stoppage for the better part of two years. With no end to the lockout in sight, Jackson was available for a return to college.
White hired both coaches, but his other searches suggest that dumb luck played a bigger role in getting good people than his skill evaluating coaching prospects.
Scheduling appeal and flexibility as the 7-4-1 nonsense. Add to it to NBC 5 night games every two years ankle grab and you've effectively shot the schedule right in the ear.
Every game that isn't a tuna can and/or bottom tier Fka southern conference opponent will be at night. We'll have a maximum of 3 elite opponents games per year, counting Stanford, to avoid a tangential discussion.
Kbyrnes and sprocket will still attend every game.
You can stop scheduling 7-4-1 without consequence. Leaving the ACC would be extremely difficult.
Per year to 3. Legal wrangling would ensue, of course.
Although I can imagine that the PTB were just fine with all the extra time to chum it up with our aspirational peers in the venerable ACC.
So, basically when ND hired him in 2000 he was a football failure...
Sadly, he looks like George Young compared to swarbrick.
We are beyond help...
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is down.... College sports reference didn't have anything... then I gave up....
It's fitting that swarbrick, like his hc, is winging it.....
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to a 1980s era adhesive photo album. It was the style at the time.
You are kind with an F, he seemed to think his job was to be a lackey and sycophant to Malloy. His abuse of the English language was abominable.
along with Malloy to severely wound the program...a totally smug, arrogant pompous piece of (insert favorite description)___________
Wadsworth was worse!
It's my understanding the Monk and Beauchamp were pissed at some of the players Lou was bringing in and changed his employment status under Wadsworth to one-year contracts, and that Lou, being insulted by this, chose to retire. That he was not terminated, but forced out.
...his only athletics experience prior to becoming AD was as a player.
A career banker, as I recall.
monkey, you'll have to ask the organ grinder" when asked why he was leaving?