I've heard several of the players saying that as well. Would probably help with players that have committed and having second thoughts with the coaching change. But on the flip side of that, if they see a coach coming from the FBS and has been a coach in the FBS level at Power 5 conference schools for the last several years, that might get some players that haven't committed yet a good reason to come here.
Shows you how much ESPN Clarksville knows... There was nobody to leak details about this search. Gerald Harrison did all of this on his own. There were no committees or advisory boards. This is probably the fastest hire in school history because of the level of autonomy Harrison took throughout the process. Found out about Healy leaving last Tuesday and here it is Wednesday and we're meeting Coach Hudspeth. I'm blown away by this hire... We were all down when we found out about Healy, but Austin Peay went out and hired an arguably better coach. Healy's yet to win an FBS game as head coach. Coach Hud took Louisiana to 5 straight bowl games!! Christmas came early this year Govs fans! This is a slam dunk!
Decent record as a HC. Had to vacate wins at Louisiana Lafayette though.
From what I read and if I read it correctly, that had more to do with one of his assistants. Definitely raises some concerns though.
Press conference at 2 pm today. Will definitely be watching
You guys relax. You've hired a great coach and motivator. Not just a motivator of the kids he'll be coaching, but a motivator of his staff and the fanbase.
Coach Hud showed Ragin Cajun fans what we could do with a bit of effort. Coach Hud was responsible for taking our program to the next level and energizying our fanbase. Coach Hud was responsible for upgrading our football facilities to one of the best in the Sun Belt.
As for the NCAA violations, those were indeed committed by an assistant Hud hired from Ole Miss, an assistant who was guilty of those same infractions while at Ole Miss. There was zero evidence that Hud was ever aware of what that coach was up to. And for the record, in their final report, the NCAA panel that investigated those infractions complimented Coach Hud and the rest of our program for their honesty and help with the investigation and said that their actions should serve as a template for others who find themselves in similar negative circumstances with the NCAA.
Finally, when Hud left the program, he did so with class and dignity which was greatly appreciated by our fanbase after the ugly and not-so-classy reaction by our softball coach who had to be terminated not long before. Coach Hud is a class act all the way.
Watch these two videos. This first is Hud's pregame pep talk at our first bowl game in New Orleans. The second is the ending of that same game.