I wonder if SMCHS would have the rocks to go after Chad Johnson at Mission?? He already lives in the area, is a south county native, knows the Eagles program historically and currently, obviously knows the league, currently recruits draws from the same pool of players while at MV.
Could make a lot more $$$ at SM, would have potentially unlimited resources. SM has already shown it can be competitive at the highest level under Welch and has boosters with enough capital to rival any school in California. That was in the pre-SJB/MD takeover era, but CJ co-authored that era with Negro. He knows EXACTLY what it would take (on and off the field) to beat the Braves and Monarchs.
Him at SM with free reign over roster construction and a captive pool of south county kids could create legit problems for MD/SJB, let alone JSerra and Harlow. His public school solidarity, opinions against private school dominance, and “refreshing to mankind” quotes could all get tested if SM reaches out.
Am not convinced that they will play the player acquisition game the same way as SJB/MD/JSerra. Location is also a disadvantage.
The recent transfers saw the writing on the wall-and that's why they are gone.
With Chad “You Play For Me You Go To College For Free” Johnson as HC?? Yes, they would.
Only for LA/North County kids. And location is an ADVANTAGE for keeping the kids from the talented local Pop Warner programs in RSM/South County.
That area produces a lot of D1 talent. Even just in recent years, the list of kids out of SM, or from the RSM/Coto area, that went to major D1 schools is impressive.
KJ Costello, Austin Osborne, River Cracraft, Dane Crane, Johnny Stanton, Max Tuerk, Ryan Wolpin, Grant Calcaterra, Brett Neilon, Kyle Sweet, Austin Maihen, Rick Wade, Riley Sorensen, Connor O’Brien.
Shoot, even Olijah Griffin lived in Coto while he was at MV, played local pop warner ball. Could have certainly ended up at SM.
If the new coach keeps talent like that in RSM and brings in some key out of area kids like a Dylan Crawford or Malone Mataele or Jeremy McNichols or Keyshawn Johnson Jr, their roster would not be the problem.
Do not bet the house on that. Regardless of whether he stays at MV, I don’t see him coaching in HS for much longer. He has college aspirations and always has. He’s already been trying to leverage his Rosen connection to get his name out there.
I don’t disagree with that. Either he’d have success and leave or, if they get no closer to MD/SJB, they’d show him the door. Ask Rick Curtis and Fisher.
Really doubt it will be Hartigan, because he doesnt need or want it. If he had a desire to get back into coaching it's his job.
I think that's a mistake by Santa Margarita. He took over a team that had finished last, and led them to two straight 3rd place finishes in '16 and '17, in a league that contains MD and SJB. Then one weak season and he's out?I completely agree on this. SM was a very well coached team with a hell of a running game. The level of excitement around the program really seemed to be down. When JSerra played SM at Trabuco the small number of SM fans was shocking for that rivalry-- JSerra had significantly more supporters that night, on the road.
It's still a mistake. Problem is the fickle SM parent/alumni base who still think that MD is their big rival (and can't stand watching their real rival whup up on them). The kids at SM/JSerra today definitely know who their real rival is.
That kind of short-term thinking will doom them to perpetual mediocrity. And whoever they hire will have Hartigan/Sulick breathing down his back, making his tenure rather short.
Was at SM/MD hoops game tonight; some of what I heard on the situation with the Eagles football program:
Fisher knows football and schemes but had no interest in championship-level roster building, no understanding of or connections to the local youth football and football training community (unlike the deep roots MD/Bosco/JSerra have), and had no interest in doing much beyond coaching football on campus at SM.
That’s who he is and more power to him for it, it’s certainly understandable, but he was never going to last in an environment as thirsty as the one surrounding SM Football. Shoot, most coaches wouldn’t, especially not when they are making well north of $200K annually.
SM has to have a coach who can leverage its local talent base (discussed above) but also push beyond its basic boundaries to get the additional talent necessary to compete with the Big Two. Without that, all the coaching acumen and program building wasn’t going to matter. Leadership at SM knows that. They obviously didn’t think Fisher was ever going to be that guy.
Hartigan isn’t naïve and isn’t above doing what it takes to win in the current climate, even if that means changing the paradigm there and giving his new coach the go ahead to use SM’s vast resources and implement a similar program to that of their rivals.
Again, there’s certainly one local coach who understands what’s necessary to win in the TL today. He co-wrote the script of Trinity League Star Wars. And he’s right down the street.
Did not see CJ there BTW. Did not see Hartigan either. Just saying
Indeed, do tell; if Hartigan has a list and one of the most obvious candidates living right down the road ISN’T on it, who is?insidetrinity wrote:and who can coach...
..not to get off track, what happen with SM on the court, they have four D1 scholees, I believe;
and got schooled by an MD team that starts three sophs and two jrs...
SM hasn't beaten MD in fifteen! years. They still keep the SMHC around for some reason.
Should this have not been the thread headlinedaddyooo wrote:Fisher is out at SM per OC Register.
As pointed out by many, it really is summed up by the old adage "if you can't beat 'em, (YOU BETTER) join 'em"...
If Johnson Leaves for SM, what will become of MV? Will Masceraneas stick around? That kid is the next big thing out of MV.
hit the lights