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Jimmy Lake's Name Popping Up On Wish List For Some Pac 12 Teams As DC...

SI https://www.si.com/college/washington/football/fired-not-quite-a-week-lakes-name-pops-up-for-job-opening

Fired Not Quite a Week, Lake's Name Pops Up for Job Opening

Former Husky coach placed on wish list for Pac-12 defensive-coordinator opening.

The Arizona Wildcats need a new defensive coordinator after their current guy, Don Brown, who's known as "Dr. Blitz," on Monday was hired as the head coach at Massachusetts.

A wish list of defensive coordinator candidates popped up almost immediately and no one should have been all that surprised by the first name thrown out there — Jimmy Lake.

While he's been fired as the University of Washington head coach for all of nine days for mismanaging his program in Montlake, Lake still is considered a sound defensive coach, especially in putting together a secondary.

Lake, 44, shouldn't have any trouble at all in finding work on someone else's college or NFL staff, though it might be a while before he's considered head-coaching material again.

He might even be motivated to remain in the Pac-12 and remind people that he was once this rising star in the conference.

As for Arizona, this idea is not all that far-fetched. Longtime UW basketball coach Lorenzo Romar made Tucson his first stop after he got fired in 2017 and he used the Wildcats to mend his reputation and return to the head-coaching ranks at Pepperdine.

At the same time, joining the Wildcats football staff might prove a little awkward for Lake. When he replaced Chris Petersen as the Husky coach two years ago, he fired tight-ends coach Jordan Paopao, who coaches in the same role at Arizona.

Lake and Ed Orgeron, who is fired and coaching out the string at LSU, were listed as big-name candidates to pursue.

Others with UW ties who were suggested as possible Arizona DC targets were Donte Williams, currently USC's interim coach and a one-time Husky graduate assistant; and Tosh Lopoi, former UW assistant coach now the defensive-line coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Urban Meyer.
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  • HFNYHFNY Member Posts: 3,482
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    Hopefully the new Husky Staff looks at Donte Williams and Tosh Lopoi to bring back. Both are ELITE recruiters.
    ChillyDawg
  • CFetters_Nacho_LoverCFetters_Nacho_Lover Moderator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 18,606
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    SI https://www.si.com/college/washington/football/fired-not-quite-a-week-lakes-name-pops-up-for-job-opening

    Fired Not Quite a Week, Lake's Name Pops Up for Job Opening

    Former Husky coach placed on wish list for Pac-12 defensive-coordinator opening.

    The Arizona Wildcats need a new defensive coordinator after their current guy, Don Brown, who's known as "Dr. Blitz," on Monday was hired as the head coach at Massachusetts.

    A wish list of defensive coordinator candidates popped up almost immediately and no one should have been all that surprised by the first name thrown out there — Jimmy Lake.

    While he's been fired as the University of Washington head coach for all of nine days for mismanaging his program in Montlake, Lake still is considered a sound defensive coach, especially in putting together a secondary.

    Lake, 44, shouldn't have any trouble at all in finding work on someone else's college or NFL staff, though it might be a while before he's considered head-coaching material again.

    He might even be motivated to remain in the Pac-12 and remind people that he was once this rising star in the conference.

    As for Arizona, this idea is not all that far-fetched. Longtime UW basketball coach Lorenzo Romar made Tucson his first stop after he got fired in 2017 and he used the Wildcats to mend his reputation and return to the head-coaching ranks at Pepperdine.

    At the same time, joining the Wildcats football staff might prove a little awkward for Lake. When he replaced Chris Petersen as the Husky coach two years ago, he fired tight-ends coach Jordan Paopao, who coaches in the same role at Arizona.

    Lake and Ed Orgeron, who is fired and coaching out the string at LSU, were listed as big-name candidates to pursue.

    Others with UW ties who were suggested as possible Arizona DC targets were Donte Williams, currently USC's interim coach and a one-time Husky graduate assistant; and Tosh Lopoi, former UW assistant coach now the defensive-line coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Urban Meyer.

    It’s ok to just post the link.
    SourcesNeGgaPlEaSe
  • RoadDawg55RoadDawg55 Member Posts: 28,451
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    HFNY said:

    Hopefully the new Husky Staff looks at Donte Williams and Tosh Lopoi to bring back. Both are ELITE recruiters.

    I would say there is no chance, but Tosh did marry into Northwest ties.

    Just get good coaches and recruiters. Tosh and Donte are far from the only ones. Not sure Donte can coach at all either.
    theknowledge
  • AtomicDawgAtomicDawg Member Posts: 4,555
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    HFNY said:

    Hopefully the new Husky Staff looks at Donte Williams and Tosh Lopoi to bring back. Both are ELITE recruiters.

    I would say there is no chance, but Tosh did marry into Northwest ties.

    Just get good coaches and recruiters. Tosh and Donte are far from the only ones. Not sure Donte can coach at all either.
    I doubt the AD wants to bring back a coach that was under investigation for paying a croot.
    ChillyDawg
  • AtomicDawgAtomicDawg Member Posts: 4,555
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    Can’t wait to AZ in 2 high safety struggling to stop the run

    This is so different from what they ran this year. It would be a weird hire.
  • insinceredawginsinceredawg Member Posts: 4,619
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    HFNY said:

    Hopefully the new Husky Staff looks at Donte Williams and Tosh Lopoi to bring back. Both are ELITE recruiters.

    I would say there is no chance, but Tosh did marry into Northwest ties.

    Just get good coaches and recruiters. Tosh and Donte are far from the only ones. Not sure Donte can coach at all either.
    I doubt the AD wants to bring back a coach that was under investigation for paying a croot.
    Kim is adamant there's 0 chance Tosh ever coaches at UW again. Too bad cause he married into the Pelleur family and probably would love to be back in Seattle.
    AtomicDawgRaccoonHarry
  • OneNippleOneNipple Member Posts: 161
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    HFNY said:

    Hopefully the new Husky Staff looks at Donte Williams and Tosh Lopoi to bring back. Both are ELITE recruiters.

    I would say there is no chance, but Tosh did marry into Northwest ties.

    Just get good coaches and recruiters. Tosh and Donte are far from the only ones. Not sure Donte can coach at all either.
    I doubt the AD wants to bring back a coach that was under investigation for paying a croot.
    He was ahead of the times......
    NoWarningJustDawgAtomicDawg
  • DerekJohnsonDerekJohnson Administrator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 41,014
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    HFNY said:

    Hopefully the new Husky Staff looks at Donte Williams and Tosh Lopoi to bring back. Both are ELITE recruiters.

    I would say there is no chance, but Tosh did marry into Northwest ties.

    Just get good coaches and recruiters. Tosh and Donte are far from the only ones. Not sure Donte can coach at all either.
    I doubt the AD wants to bring back a coach that was under investigation for paying a croot.
    Kim is adamant there's 0 chance Tosh ever coaches at UW again. Too bad cause he married into the Pelleur family and probably would love to be back in Seattle.

    AtomicDawgMad_SonChillyDawg
  • CFetters_Nacho_LoverCFetters_Nacho_Lover Moderator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 18,606
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    HFNY said:

    Hopefully the new Husky Staff looks at Donte Williams and Tosh Lopoi to bring back. Both are ELITE recruiters.

    I would say there is no chance, but Tosh did marry into Northwest ties.

    Just get good coaches and recruiters. Tosh and Donte are far from the only ones. Not sure Donte can coach at all either.
    I doubt the AD wants to bring back a coach that was under investigation for paying a croot.
    Kim is adamant there's 0 chance Tosh ever coaches at UW again. Too bad cause he married into the Pelleur family and probably would love to be back in Seattle.

    New UW Coach announced Monday. Tosh announced as staff member on Tuesday confirmed.
  • NeGgaPlEaSeNeGgaPlEaSe Member Posts: 4,584
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    HFNY said:

    Hopefully the new Husky Staff looks at Donte Williams and Tosh Lopoi to bring back. Both are ELITE recruiters.

    I would say there is no chance, but Tosh did marry into Northwest ties.

    Just get good coaches and recruiters. Tosh and Donte are far from the only ones. Not sure Donte can coach at all either.
    I doubt the AD wants to bring back a coach that was under investigation for paying a croot.
    Kim is adamant there's 0 chance Tosh ever coaches at UW again. Too bad cause he married into the Pelleur family and probably would love to be back in Seattle.

    New UW Coach announced Monday. Tosh announced as staff member on Tuesday confirmed.
    What connections does Tosh have to Tedford and Pete
  • BCoveysLifeInsPolicyBCoveysLifeInsPolicy Member Posts: 110
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    HFNY said:

    Hopefully the new Husky Staff looks at Donte Williams and Tosh Lopoi to bring back. Both are ELITE recruiters.

    I would say there is no chance, but Tosh did marry into Northwest ties.

    Just get good coaches and recruiters. Tosh and Donte are far from the only ones. Not sure Donte can coach at all either.
    I doubt the AD wants to bring back a coach that was under investigation for paying a croot.
    Kim is adamant there's 0 chance Tosh ever coaches at UW again. Too bad cause he married into the Pelleur family and probably would love to be back in Seattle.

    New UW Coach announced Monday. Tosh announced as staff member on Tuesday confirmed.
    What connections does Tosh have to Tedford and Pete
    Is this a serious question? He was Tedford’s D-line coach at Cal for a few years, before Sark hired him away.
    Mad_Son
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