UW looking into offering head coaching position to Hafley

Eagle Esquire

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Knew stuff like this would happen but didn’t think so soon and after a 6 or 7 win season. Anyone think there’s reason for concern here? If that does happen this would by far the most disappointing season I could ever remember
 

AGPennyPacker

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Not positive about this year as Hafley may want to stay local and season himself a bit more.
But If Hafley makes Boston College a success story next year with 8+ Wins and especially if we win vs. ND, then you have to believe that he will be lured away.
He is Young, Likeable and clearly knows how to recruit.
This is the nature of the business you are in, when you are surrounded by programs that are richer and bigger than you.
 

Edmonds_Forever

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I can’t imagine Hafley going to Washington. Assuming he’s as successful at BC as we all want (but he hasn’t proven yet), I’d imagine he’d go to a B10 team like Michigan/MSU/PSU/Ohio State for the prestige or maybe Rutgers/Pittsburgh/Maryland for an ungodly sum of money. There’s nothing in his background to make me think he would be a good fit anywhere else. Take MSU and PSU off the table with their 10-year HC deals and there just aren’t many places left with the money or prestige.
 

Gasson 305

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This is a ridiculous rumor posing as a possibility. Let’s be real. UW is a mess of a program in a bad conference.

The University of Washington owes Jimmy Lake a ton of money. Lake was terminated without cause, meaning UW will owe his full buyout of $9.9 million — paid in monthly installments through January 2025, when his contract expires — minus any new compensation from employment he earns during that time,

Unless a big donor steps in to cover 100% of UW’s nut, there will little money available in the Athletic Department for a new head coach to pay his staff.

UW might want Hafley but there is no realistic way Hafley wants to leave BC for a program like UW.
 
Back in 2004 Tom O’Brien was interviewed for the head coaching position at Washington and would’ve taken it if the AD didn’t drag his feet. Tom O’Brien gave the Washington AD an ultimatum that ended with O’Brien withdrawing his name. Even if Washington offered Hafley the job, why would he take it after just 2 years at BC? Why would BC not match Washington’s offer? Losing Hafley right now would be a disaster for the program. I think it’s an extremely low probability that Hafley leaves for Washington or that they even offer Hafley the job. I believe Washington wants an established head coach with a winning record. I love Hafley at BC, but if I was a Washington fan I wouldn’t see anything special in Hafley other than he’s a good recruiter and an above average defensive mind.
 

Knew stuff like this would happen but didn’t think so soon and after a 6 or 7 win season. Anyone think there’s reason for concern here? If that does happen this would by far the most disappointing season I could ever remember
My Prediction, Washington will hire Tom Herman as their next head coach. He was unjustifiably ousted at Texas who expects to win a national championship every year but, and had success at Houston before leaving for UT.
 

Gasson 305

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My Prediction, Washington will hire Tom Herman as their next head coach. He was unjustifiably ousted at Texas who expects to win a national championship every year but, and had success at Houston before leaving for UT.
I, too, can see UW hiring Herman. He is spending this past year as an offensive analyst and special projects coach for the Chicago Bears. Herman has no baggage, scandals, criminal history or NCAA compliance violations surrounding him, at least that I am aware of.

Another way to speculate on how UW might go about finding Lake’s replacement is to scour the names on Nick Saban’s coaching tree. Smart and Cristobal are examples of coaches who came up through the Saban tree:
 
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