My question is, if you were a coach, which job would be more attractive?
On the surface, it would seem to be a no-brainer. Lassiter is coming off 12-1 season where they went to the state quarterfinals while Marietta finished at 5-6, and over the last two seasons the Trojans went 21-4 while the Blue Devils finished 8-13.
But is the question really that black and white? Is Lassiter a better job than Marietta?
The year before Lindsey took over the Trojans program, they went 3-7 while the Blue Devils went 7-3.
Talent goes in cycles. Lassiter was able to run the spread offense to perfection mainly because they had Parade All-America quarterback Hutson Mason at the helm. The administration vows to keep the spread in tact when the new coach is hired. Now the question is will they have the talent to make it flourish without the likes of Mason and Griffin Roelle.
Marietta on the other hand, could be a sleeping giant. One thing the Blue Devils always seems to have is speed. What if they try the spread offense and get some of those speedy players in space with a chance to make people miss?
Friday Richards did a great job as coach at Marietta, but after 15 years, maybe it is time for a fresh offensive approach.
Lassiter is the new kid on the block. Marietta is steeped in tradition and support. The Trojans job may be slightly more attractive than the Blue Devils, but it’s a lot closer than many people would think.
But that’s just my opinion. What do you think?