Pats add to staff...

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  1. Seneschal2

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    Found this


    Digging further we find that Graham spent the last two seasons assisting with all aspects of the Notre Dame defense. He worked specifically with defensive coordinator Corwin Brown and the outside linebackers.

    From his bio:

    Patrick Graham's Coaching History
    2009: Toledo - Defensive Line
    2007-08: Notre Dame - Graduate Assistant
    2005-06: Richmond - Tight Ends
    2004: Richmond - Defensive Line
    2002-03: Wagner - Graduate Assistant


    I'm sure Reiss will have more info as the story breaks...
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2009
  2. DarrylS

    DarrylS Supporter Supporter

    Re: Pats add to coaching staff...

    In ten years Patrick Graham will become a household name... sooner if he gets on the fast track.
  3. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    A Yale grad with a great academic background in economics and finance. Good to hear.
  4. ScottieC

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    economics and finance

    Ernie hiring now?
  5. Sicilian

    Sicilian Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Question is, what position? Did it say?
  6. tatepatsfan

    tatepatsfan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Belichick was an econ major
  7. Seneschal2

    Seneschal2 In the Starting Line-Up

    His position hasn't been mentioned as yet, which is why I edited the thread title which read, "Pats add to coaching staff". Thought I was jumping the gun a bit with the "coaching" assumption, although it would seem like he's paid enough dues to be an assistant coach at some position.
  8. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

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    Notre Dame Names Corwin Brown Defensive Coordinator :: <blank>
  9. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

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    FWIW, I think too much is made of folks like BB & Mangini being economics majors. Schools like Wesleyan & Yale have no applied majors -- you can't major in "recreation science" or even business. Facing options like philosophy, molecular biology, intellectual history, etc. most of the football team always majors in economics, which is the code word for "pre-business."

    That said, there's no question that Belichick assembles an NFL staff like no other. The alma maters look more like a law firm than a football team. Yale, Brown, Wesleyan, William &, if you want to be a Patriots coach, better start hitting the books!
  10. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    Re: Pats add to coaching staff...

    Any job with the Patriots becomes a fast track. McDaniels went from obscurity to head coach in what... 3 years here as QB Coach/OC?

    Good to see BB restocking the system with new coaches. The way the Patriots continually succeed, their staff will be poached by other teams pretty much every other year.
  11. Patjew

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    What, no sociologists?
  12. PatsChamp88

    PatsChamp88 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Hah sweet being from Toledo I thought this was pretty interesting hire at first until I read more, Toledo has sucked every year since Bruce graduated and went to the NFL but they did beat Michigan :).
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  13. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 Supporter Supporter

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    Everything here is true. Even at the Ivies, you can tell if you're in an easy class if you look at the back of the room and see 10-15 250-300# guys in a group. :)

    That said, remember that the Ivies have no athletic scholarships, so any athlete who's there--unlike useless legacy idiots like W*--actually has to be a fairly intelligent person.

    And, BTW, according to Notre Dame's website, Graham was a sociology major.
  14. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

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    What??? Sociologists are SISSIES!
  15. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks Supporter Supporter

    Too much is made until you recall that part of what attracted Kraft to Belichick were the long discussion together about managing the Salary Cap...
  16. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks Supporter Supporter

    Which must be why Graham had recently accepted a position there as Defensive Line coach under Toledo's "new" Head Coach.
  17. Fencer

    Fencer Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Fair enough. It's one of the major "default" majors, like English, psychology, biology, history, etc.
  18. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player


    What majors are you imagining as rigorous if these are the defaults?

    I do teach, and I recognize that some kids with no directions will willingly and gladly accept a C average in such a major, which is--as you say--possible in such a major. But I fail kids too and give them Ds when they don't show up and do the work. The kids getting Bs and As in these classes are working hard and learning critical skills. All four of those majors are serious majors.

    Sorry to go off-topic here. But, I do look around the university and sometimes I wonder about journalism or say, advertising, public relations. I have the same attitude you do about some majors, but not the four you mentioned.
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