Gerke exodus was in the works

December 27th, 2008
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We were told last night that UH running backs coach Alex Gerke was on his way out of Manoa for a few weeks, and that yesterday he was at Utah State formalizing his hiring there. It had nothing to do with the loss to Notre Dame.

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  • centralwarrior December 27, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    What was the reason?

  • Dave Reardon December 27, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Well, at least part of it is that the new Utah State head coach, Gary Anderson, and Gerke are very good friends. Also, the state of Utah is home to Gerke.

  • andrew December 27, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    didnt he split his time between running backs and the O-line? 1 down 1 (brian smith) to go.

  • Dave Reardon December 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    He helped out with the o-line, but job title was rbs coach.

  • centralwarrior December 27, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    thanks Dave… you’re doing an awesome job covering sports. you give great analysis!

  • UHM92 December 27, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    I just hope with the coaching carousel we have the right vacancies come open, and better yet, I hope we get the right candidates to fill the jobs.

  • hillmo December 28, 2008 at 11:28 am

    We need to have more african americans on our staff not because they will recruit african american athletes, but because its the right thing to do. There are a lot of qualified candidates out there, Coach Mac I hope you read this.

  • andrew December 28, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    dave,

    i think there might be something wrong with your page, it takes forever to load. I thought it may have something to do with the power outage its been like this for a day or so, everything else loads quickly. anyone else mention this to you?

    thanks

  • andrew December 28, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    # hillmo Says:
    December 28th, 2008 at 11:28 am

    We need to have more african americans on our staff not because they will recruit african american athletes, but because its the right thing to do. There are a lot of qualified candidates out there, Coach Mac I hope you read this.

    What in the world are you talking about!!!! why the hell is that the right thing to do? how bout we hire some guatemalan coaches. CAUSE THATS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

  • UHM92 December 29, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    hillmo, the right thing to do is hire the BEST qualified candidates to fill the coaching vacancies. Haven’t we figured this out by now???

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