Post by Bornthrilla on Sept 20, 2004 16:08:41 GMT -5
Associate Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks
S.C. State, 1982
Daryl McNeill enters his second season as the Associate Head Coach with the Aggies. McNeill led a resurgence of the Aggie offense, as total offense improved by a 50-yard average from the 2002 season. Aggie quarterbacks finished the season with a 112.70 rating, the best since 2000.
He joined the N.C. A&T coaching staff after eight seasons (two tenures) as an assistant at Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference rival South Carolina State University, including the last four as offensive coordinator.
McNeill has has successful stints as a head coach, having coached at Savannah State University (1997-'98) and NCAA Division II Johnson C. Smith University (1995-96). Following the 1996 season, McNeill was honored with the Black College Sports Co-Coach of the Year Award.
Prior to his head coaching tenure, McNeill served as an offensive coordinator while at Tennesee State University (1993-95) and also at Savannah State (1988-89). McNeill also served as an assistant varsity coach and junior varsity head coach at Jonesboro High School (1986-87).
McNeil is a 1982 graduate of S.C. State, where he lettered in football for two seasons. He holds a B.S. degree as well as a Master's of Business education from the University. A native of Seneca, S.C., McNeill and his wife, Savonne have two children, Tiffany and Daryl, Jr.
Post by Bornthrilla on Sept 20, 2004 16:11:50 GMT -5
Am I the only person who notices that since he changed position responsibilties, he has now taken a unit (WR) that was once the strength of our team and in one short offseason turned them into our biggest weakness?
What the hell is he teaching our wideouts?
Last Edit: Sept 20, 2004 16:12:26 GMT -5 by Bornthrilla
Post by Bornthrilla on Oct 10, 2004 16:33:25 GMT -5
Right now, as far as I'm concerned, its not matter of "if" we should fire Brick, the question is merely "how soon?"
I wouldn't officially give him his walking papers until after the season but I would demote his OC responsibilites immediately. Just let him coach WRs and give Coach Siss a chance to develop this week's game plan and call the plays against Del State.
Hell, there is absolutely no way Siss can do any worse.
So, in summation, this dude has never stayed in/held a position for longer than 2 yrs with any of his prior employers. And I don't recall SSU or JCSU making noise of any sort as far as football is concerned within the past decade. But yet his stint was successful. SC State wasn't doing to much either....they were on rough times too as I remember. Why is he here?
JCSU was very good when he was the coach which is quite a feat considering he had only 10 scholarships to work with..................but then again he came in a took over for Bill Davis who had already re-established the program and left Brick with a lot of good talent.
When he was at SSU as offensive coordinator (under Bill Davis) in the early 90s they led the SIAC in total offense, getting over 200 on the ground and over 200 in the air. George Small was defensive coordinator there for one year, didn't get paid what he was supposed to, and rolled out for Tulsa's d-line coaching position. Coach Berry was a tight end on one or two of those teams.
Brick’s best SSU team ran option behind one qb for the first half and threw bombs behind another qb in the second half. It worked for a year or two. SSU still managed to lose to Albany and/or Fort Valley every year. Made the playoffs one year and got the crap spanked out of them by on of them southern pwc teams.
When he was o-coordinator at Tenn. State (under Bill Davis) Brick’s teams never really got off the ground (literally). They wanted to do the same run/pass type thing but the OVC was a different animal. Tenn. State let Coach Davis and crew go and they wound up at Coach Davis’ alma mater, Johnson C. Smith. After a few years Coach Davis was fired for having damn near as many scholarships as we did. The president told him no can do and he picked up and moved to Salisbury to start a football program at Barber-Scotia. After a couple of months of that foolishness he moved back to Savannah to take over their now struggling program in its quest to move to I-AA. Then sadly, he passed away.
Meanwhile, Brick was winning at JCSU (winning at JCSU is winning more games than you lose). He then rolled back to Savannah State and was head coach there and winning (the last time that happened) until somebody promised him the head job at his alma mater if he’d just come back and help Coach Jeff go out on a high note. (The sequencing there might be backwards a little, but it all happened).
Now, SCSU suddenly was able to move the ball rather effectively with Brick calling the plays, but for whatever reason they did not want him as head coach. They went with Buddy. Buddy let Brick hang around but obviously they ain’t get along or something. So now we got him. I think Brick’s unfamiliarity with the spread offense that is now in vogue sealed his fate. Like Aggie One has told me repeatedly, you can’t win with that caveman ball anymore.
All in all Brick’s resume has a lot more hits than misses. But then, so did Coach Yoshida’s until he got to Greensboro. Must be something in the water.