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    Well it’s that time of year again. Just heard our past head couch is going from James Madison to UNC-Charlotte. We all speculated he would go to App. State if Satterfield went to UNC. Houston should be a good fit for Charlotte but he will have to build this program for it has struggled out of the gate. Good luck Mike you have a lot of Bears pulling for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearhof View Post
    Well it’s that time of year again. Just heard our past head couch is going from James Madison to UNC-Charlotte. We all speculated he would go to App. State if Satterfield went to UNC. Houston should be a good fit for Charlotte but he will have to build this program for it has struggled out of the gate. Good luck Mike you have a lot of Bears pulling for you.
    I'm sorry, but that's a move down IMO. Especially when he could have stayed at JMU and gotten a better job than Charlotte.

    I also wouldn't leave App State for Carolina but that's me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadarican View Post
    I'm sorry, but that's a move down IMO. Especially when he could have stayed at JMU and gotten a better job than Charlotte.

    I also wouldn't leave App State for Carolina but that's me.
    My UNC Tar Heel friends and neighbor (a major die hard Heels fan) were hoping that the App State Coach would be hired and take over the struggling football program after Lary Fedora got fired. Now they all sound very psssssed off about ole Mac Brown, who hasn't coached in years, being hired (influenced by the old school big $$$ boosters), so I guess they now have two premadonna (in their own mind) coaches leading their football and basketball programs;) On the flip side, I hear that the NC State Football fans fully approve of UNC hiring of Ole Mac, and are encouraging that they offer a 25 year contract.

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    Houston is a grand slam hire for Charlotte. I did not think they would be able to attract a proven head coach of his quality. Living in Charlotte and following the program closely, I'm really excited for them. He will make a huge difference and probably get them into bowl games in a year or two. I think he probably could have made a bigger jump at some point, but as long as he continues to excel, opportunities will always be there. Besides, as much as we focus on winning and money, they are not the only reasons to take a job.

    Houston, a North Carolina native, played and coached football in his home state. Previous coaching gigs at Lenoir-Rhyne kept him close to home, and he never strayed too far from North Carolina, coaching in South Carolina and Virginia. Charlotte's proximity to home played a key role in his interest in the position.

    "It is two-and-a-half hours from my parents and my family," Houston said. "And there's personal reasons as to why that's important to me."


    Quote taken from this article https://www.breezejmu.org/sports/rep...ed53016d9.html

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    Oh I have no doubt he will do well at Charlotte. I love his honesty and his reasoning. I just don't see it as a upward move as far as the football program itself, not counting any other outside factors and reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadarican View Post
    Oh I have no doubt he will do well at Charlotte. I love his honesty and his reasoning. I just don't see it as a upward move as far as the football program itself, not counting any other outside factors and reasons.
    I think he's looking at the future of the young program. UNC-Charlotte is projected and on track to be the largest (enrollment wise) university in North Carolina in the near future, presently basically on par with UNC. I understand that big time $$$ and boosters are really starting to step up. Also, the Charlotte NC area is not a hard sell for prospective talent, as long as you have the right recruiters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadarican View Post
    Oh I have no doubt he will do well at Charlotte. I love his honesty and his reasoning. I just don't see it as a upward move as far as the football program itself, not counting any other outside factors and reasons.
    Totally get that. I was surprised when I saw his name as well. I mean, FCS head coach to FBS head coach is always a significant advancement but he is really well paid at JMU and can recruit elite players. Charlotte is still very much a work in progress. I figured it would go to an FBS coordinator looking for his first head coaching job. Honestly, if this deal becomes final, Charlotte won the lottery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Bitner View Post
    Houston is a grand slam hire for Charlotte. I did not think they would be able to attract a proven head coach of his quality. Living in Charlotte and following the program closely, I'm really excited for them. He will make a huge difference and probably get them into bowl games in a year or two. I think he probably could have made a bigger jump at some point, but as long as he continues to excel, opportunities will always be there. Besides, as much as we focus on winning and money, they are not the only reasons to take a job.

    Houston, a North Carolina native, played and coached football in his home state. Previous coaching gigs at Lenoir-Rhyne kept him close to home, and he never strayed too far from North Carolina, coaching in South Carolina and Virginia. Charlotte's proximity to home played a key role in his interest in the position.

    "It is two-and-a-half hours from my parents and my family," Houston said. "And there's personal reasons as to why that's important to me."


    Quote taken from this article https://www.breezejmu.org/sports/rep...ed53016d9.html
    ...Not so fast my friend...the dominoes are just beginning to fall...

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    ...Really, how many football powers or rising powers, share a name with the city that they reside? Pittsburgh, Louisville, "The U", Houston, and now Charlotte? Tough to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LR Radio guy View Post
    ...Really, how many football powers or rising powers, share a name with the city that they reside? Pittsburgh, Louisville, "The U", Houston, and now Charlotte? Tough to do.
    Clemson
    UCLA
    Boise State
    Auburn
    Boston College
    Cincinnati
    Fresno State
    Memphis
    San Diego State
    UNLV
    Tulsa


    To name a few.

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    Great move by Houston taking the Charlotte job. Its in a great recruiting area and he's a proven winner wherever he goes. A coach at the old I-AA level, has to make the move while he's a hot name. If JMU wins 6-8 games over the next several years, he's not going to be a hot name coming from the I-AA level. So good move and believe good success will follow. If he has success, then a major college job will be waiting for him....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints Guy View Post
    Great move by Houston taking the Charlotte job. Its in a great recruiting area and he's a proven winner wherever he goes. A coach at the old I-AA level, has to make the move while he's a hot name. If JMU wins 6-8 games over the next several years, he's not going to be a hot name coming from the I-AA level. So good move and believe good success will follow. If he has success, then a major college job will be waiting for him....
    He is a smart man who is very good at decision making. He had a ten year 500,000 contract at JMU. Rumors are they bought that out for 1.5 and he is getting a 5 year deal with incentives around a million a year. This of course is all rumor from aUNC-C alumni. He has come along way in five years. LR 125,000 a year to one million now.

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    Latest rumor is that Coach Houston removed his name from contention for the uncc position. Looks like ECU may be where he ends up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BearsFan View Post
    Latest rumor is that Coach Houston removed his name from contention for the uncc position. Looks like ECU may be where he ends up.
    Another domino has fallen in the search for East Carolina's next head coach.

    Hours after the Pirates fired Scottie Montgomery on Thursday, James Madison head coach Mike Houston emerged as a top candidate to replace him, according to multiple reports. Houston, who's compiled a 37-5 record in his three seasons at James Madison, came out earlier this week and admitted publicly he'd been offered the head coaching job at Charlotte.

    Reports initially indicated Charlotte and Houston had reached an agreement to make him the next head coach of the 49ers, but nothing was ever finalized. That led to Friday's big announcement from Charlotte athletics director Mike Hill, who released a statement that Houston's offer from the university had been rescinded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle74 View Post
    Clemson
    UCLA
    Boise State
    Auburn
    Boston College
    Cincinnati
    Fresno State
    Memphis
    San Diego State
    UNLV
    Tulsa


    To name a few.
    And then there is Memphis, Fresno State, Boise State, San Jose State and San Diego State to name a few more.

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    Here is a link to the details on Coach Houston's contract - https://247sports.com/college/east-c...ils-125815278/

    Congrats Coach!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic View Post
    And then there is Memphis, Fresno State, Boise State, San Jose State and San Diego State to name a few more.
    To clarify, "Elite Power 5 programs that share the same name as the major market city that they are located in.

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    Great job by Coach Houston, that UNCC job would have been the pits. On paper that job sounds great until you realize that you are recruiting against 4 ACC schools, ECU, and App State for instate talent and UNCC will be at the bottom of that list for the foreseeable future. Not to mention the rich talent pool in the Charlotte metro area draws scouts from Clemson, USC, and other ACC and SEC schools. The UNCC program was supposed to be FCS, but due to some bonehead moves by their administration: (1) announcing their plans to only be FCS for a short time thus causing the CAA and SOCON not to offer associate membership; and the (2) leaving the A10 for the Conference USA after the Conference USA booted them in the Mid 2000's. That school has no tradition and no rivals to speak of.

    ECU is in a far better position with funding and fan support. Plus with their scheduling they have positioned themselves for a New Years 6 bowl in the event they can run the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LegalRam View Post
    Great job by Coach Houston, that UNCC job would have been the pits. On paper that job sounds great until you realize that you are recruiting against 4 ACC schools, ECU, and App State for instate talent and UNCC will be at the bottom of that list for the foreseeable future. Not to mention the rich talent pool in the Charlotte metro area draws scouts from Clemson, USC, and other ACC and SEC schools. The UNCC program was supposed to be FCS, but due to some bonehead moves by their administration: (1) announcing their plans to only be FCS for a short time thus causing the CAA and SOCON not to offer associate membership; and the (2) leaving the A10 for the Conference USA after the Conference USA booted them in the Mid 2000's. That school has no tradition and no rivals to speak of.

    ECU is in a far better position with funding and fan support. Plus with their scheduling they have positioned themselves for a New Years 6 bowl in the event they can run the table.
    Couldnt agree more. I said Charlotte wasnt an upgrade of any sorts IMO, and you laid it out beautifully. ECU is a much better job and Coach Houston should have a lot more success there than at Charlotte.

    Also, Im sorry but if Im Satterfield, Im not leaving App for LVille. Just not. Lville has the facilities and money, but I personally wouldnt take the job

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadarican View Post
    Couldnt agree more. I said Charlotte wasnt an upgrade of any sorts IMO, and you laid it out beautifully. ECU is a much better job and Coach Houston should have a lot more success there than at Charlotte.

    Also, Im sorry but if Im Satterfield, Im not leaving App for LVille. Just not. Lville has the facilities and money, but I personally wouldnt take the job
    I don’t agree with you on this because there is more to accomplish going to ACC. He has reached the pinnacle at App. Now if App. State were to become a member of the ACC and increase the size of their stadium he could make a comeback in five years. Doubt if this would happen but never say never. Louisville could make it all the way to a National Championship but ASU cannot. Good luck With That though. Money wise he is probably going to make in four years what he would make in ten years at ASU.

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