Special Edition of Flightdeck with guest Tanner Marsh was released today. Some tidbits from Marsh:
-Thought Turk Schonert was an excellent OC and was disappointed when he was let go.
-Likes Dan Hawkins as a high school or college HC but not as a professional coach. Marsh used the example of Hawkins giving a motivational Powerpoint speech after dinner when professionals do not need to be reminded of the importance of playing well.
-Says when a team makes a change at HC, the team can either be excited about it or confused by it. When Marsh was there with the Als, he experienced both when Jim Popp took over. The positive reaction was when Popp took over for Hawkins. Team evidently was not as enthusiastic when Popp replaced Tom Higgins.
-Believes that all Als had great respect for Jim Popp as a GM. Players did not feel the same about Popp as a HC.
-Said that his 2013 last minute bomb to Eric Deslauriers to set up a game-winning field goal was a play that was designed for Duron Carter. However during that final drive, Carter had gone long on every play and was too tired to run downfield one more time. Deslauriers volunteered to be the one going deep and proceeded to make the big catch.