New Face on SC Coaching Staff: Michael Hutchings

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  2. 3rd Slide

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    Will always remember Michael for his Saquon Barkley tackle in the Rose Bowl. He’ll be remembered for that forever.
     
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    I guess coaching beats real estate.

    Fight On, Michael!
     
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    Michael was a grinder. Good for him.
     
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    One of my favorite players that bided his time until he got his shot.
     
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    Good guy to teach the youngsters......likely he has the De La Salle perfectionism instilled in him.
     
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    Why can't he do both?
     
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    Agreed. May be the play of the game imo.
     
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    He can do both. Real estate has freedom of mobility and you set your own schedule so I don't see any conflict. Maybe he just wants to coach too.
     
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    First of all Hutch is one my favorites. Watched him play locally at De La Salle and just stuck with it. Didn't threaten to transfer, but just waited his turn and got better. A truly great Trojan both in work ethic and spirit.

    That being said our local swim team had a policy of former swimmers could not coach until they were away from the program a few years and worked with other teams. They would then come back with new ideas and new techniques and our team for years was one of the best. That policy changed and former swimmers immediately began being coaches and our team declined year over year and our young children didn't seemed to developing like they used to.

    I worry that could happen or may already being happening to a certain extent with SC. I don't enough about football to make any kind of definitive statement about that, but we have already been accused of being too inbred with our coaching hires. Again, love Hutch and it's a great story, but I'm just wondering how we keep an innovative edge.
     
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    Good for Hutch, he has that coaching itch and no better way to test his resolve than as a GA at USC.
    Fight On Michael!!!
     
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    I have the same concern. Maybe with GA's it doesn't matter as much -- they're on-the-job trainees, in a sense -- and maybe Brian Ellis is such a good coach that it made sense to hire him instead of bringing in an experienced outsider. But part of the reason I liked the Drevno hire is that he has worked at other places in other systems, and he may bring some outside knowledge that can shake things up where a shake-up is needed. Things can get far too comfortable and insular if you're always promoting young insiders.
     
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    The thing that has to understood is that Hutchings is a Graduate Assistant.

    He is not a coach yet.

    Grad Assistants are part time students in graduate school, and part time staff members of the football program. They work for the position coach . . . in this case, the LB position coach is Johnny Nansen.

    Hutchings is assigned to do whatever Nansen tells him to do.

    The great thing about having Hutchings is that he's a "peer" to the current players who respect him, and know that he was in the same position just a year or so ago.

    That communication and trust can go a long way.
     
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    I don't think you have to worry about that in Hutchings' case. He strikes me as a pretty sharp guy.
     
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    There’s we’re so many big plays in the 4th quarter but Michael’s play was up there.

    What a game!
     
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    Real Estate is fluid, something he can do in the off-season since he isn't a full-time coach.
    I am sure he wouldn't have trouble finding houses to sell in the Los Angeles area.
    I would say his preference is to be a coach, and Real Estate is what's going to put food on the table until he blows up on the coaching circuit.
     

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