Observer2 wrote:Pretty good list of references for Brock:
What others are saying about Dave Brock
Kyle Flood, Rutgers University football head coach and former Delaware assistant coach: "I am very excited for Dave and Karen. Dave Brock is the perfect fit for the University of Delaware and he will run a football program they will always be proud of. I have two lasting memories from my time in Newark, great people and championship football. I know the people are still great and I know Dave will bring championships back to Delaware."
Jim Turner, Miami Dolphins offensive line coach and former assistant coach at Delaware, Boston College, and Temple: “Dave Brock is a great football coach. Having coached at UD, I know the culture there. He is a great fit. He is blue collar – tough and demanding. He gets the most out of his players. He is a great recruiter. Not only can he evaluate talent, he can attract it. He is a natural leader. Players want to play for him.”
Jordy Nelson, current NFL Green Bay Packers wide receiver and former All-American player at Kansas State: “In the time that I worked with Dave Brock, I learned a lot off and on the field. He's a family man and a coach who truly cares about his players. Making sure that his players are ready for life after football by getting their degree and becoming men of integrity is a high priority to Coach Brock. Creating schemes and utilizing his players' talents is a strength of his. He is a great offensive mind and played a key role in my development in becoming an NFL prospect. It was a pleasure to play for Coach Brock and I wish him much success as the head coach at the University of Delaware.”
Luke Kuechly, current NFL Carolina Panthers linebacker and candidate for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors, and former All-American at Boston College: “Coach Brock's attitude toward football is what makes him successful. He is a hard working individual, which is a huge part of his success. He's a knowledgeable guy, and more importantly, he knows how to communicate well with his players. Football is a passion for him and will be noticeable very early on. I came in as a freshman (at Boston College) and he pushed me. He knows how far to push players, but at the same time he knows when to calm it down and talk to a player. I think this is what allows him to build relationships with players. I've built a relationship with him in my time at school and still maintain one with him. I'm excited for Coach Brock and the opportunity he has. He's going to make the most of it and I look forward to seeing the positive impact he makes.”
Scott Brunner, former Delaware All-American quarterback and Hall of Fame member and former NFL quarterback: “I think the Delaware football program will be in good hands with the hiring of Dave Brock as its next football coach. Being a New Jersey resident, I had the opportunity to meet Coach Brock when he was the offensive coordinator at Rutgers and was impressed with his knowledge and enthusiasm for the game. In my travels I still get to meet and talk to other professional and college coaches. Those who know Dave Brock believe his ability to motivate and inspire the people around him along with his keen attention to details have prepared him to be head coach. The fact that he does not have prior ties to Delaware is not a concern to me. Nick Saban did not have ties to Alabama yet he has still been able to achieve great success and enhance the football tradition there. I think all the fans, alumni, and students should join in to welcome Coach Brock to the Delaware family and support him in his role as the new leader of Delaware football.”
Pat Devlin, current Miami Dolphins quarterback and former Delaware All-American: "Welcome to Coach Brock. I've heard so many great things about him and I can't wait to watch the new era of Blue Hen football.”
Pretty impressive support from two former Hen stars, two former successful Hen coaches and and two NFL stars. I was impressed with the genuiness of his presentation yesterday and even though he was obviously nervous, he survived. I hope some of the nay sayers on this board will at least give the guy a chance and take a wait and see attitude.
That said, I also hope we have seen the end of the chuck and duck offense, the rope a dope defense and the continuing recruitmnet of high schollies and transfers that can never seem to remain healthy enough to help out. I hope the coach will bring excitement back to the TUB with real smashmouth football. And most of all, start beating NOVA at the very least at home!