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Pat Hill -- Former Fresno State HC

Nov 17, 2016|

Pat joins the guys to talk about what he's been up to, scheduling tough, and more!

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Thanks for listening to the prime time with Isaak NC podcast brought to you on the stand by your local less Schwab tire sinner. Doing the right thing since 1952. Right now we are going to welcome onto the broadcast the former head football coach at Fresno state in their fifteen years spent fifteen years as head coach 21 of his 41 coaching years there. It is Pat Hill pat. Are you York. Woman been pretty good how are you. It was great. You know at this shot 85 today I'm feeling good about myself. Hey good isn't just wrapped up a break is that good for you are bad for you were well I guess I've heard I. I I didn't subtler golf talk about 47 you are not require them off the July salt. It was clusters would have been up for a year or so law but it will play small ball but. Sort of get niche or start coaching again but yeah you know orchard it it's hard Mr. Big and you get older people the tool coach. Is that what it is yet that was right or as gun. You know color commentator down their the push for is ascribe those don't know just hired Jeff tempered but yeah I was gonna ask you why why are you coaching. Well you know why I was right after it was like bought fraudulent to a level we had to lose its users insert two years. It was time for a change. So all what aerosol form of a career sort. Regarding our years Indiana soldiers great a lot of spot but. Of general we all got let go of Atlanta are just. Jim back to personal business is almost records are the grand cheered and I don't really have a lot of close friends Herschel. I had some opportunities to go back this year but not a location Guerrero wanna be there are all about location. It's at this point if you think you don't have to coach it's it's more the right opportunity came up you would be interest and it. All undo what are doing RB yeah the apple is ripe opportunity like just jumps. Read through our sponsors are superior car who grew up on our are people who really good job. Well let OK so what capacity right I know what what does it is this family location everybody considered or or is it to recruiting what is it. Hello I would just west of Iraqis does. OK any jobless the Robby battles injuries. On the web at Iraq. Would you did you City College or NFL does it matter to me it is your heart does your heart and one vs the other. Now they're both great and are just. Are you miss the cared who missed camaraderie with the court staff humorous at all. So I don't know wronged or get a damn glad to a lot of audit. It all but it but it's also deported but not the right situation. Majora art a large good. I'm enjoyment. What's the biggest change you've seen in aiming you've been called triple for so long and C did a great run as Fresno state what's the difference you see vs when you started vs the game of college football right now. Out of money so they're not mean I was hurt what are your department took 2000 your house off such order sort of what they're told me. Government's first. Yeah government first salaried assert itself a target a lot of levels are you ought. And I think salaries are ruled out of proportion both as players and cultures. And I'm all for but I mean it's it's gotten a warrant were. On that's almost better job it's also. I just think you're one what one might group of people crowded the coaching. Seventies you know it was. Logger that was. It was ark you know you're just trying to make a monster mile in. Or Camara or secure America maps ever change but I think the money parts gotten huge in. In an adult to mark arson fire earlier here so we're land dealers just started to remember Landry. Analysis created itself. It's gotten bad it's gotten it's gotten really billion more power to the players and coaches now but I think that's the biggest change actually I'm not saying that's a negative. Or positive out the biggest investors happy or not. It served its money here is your disconnecting college when you've got to coach making seven million dollars a year you've got a kid. Playing for free room and board. Is this just cause of a basic disconnect. When you are talking even in the NFL we are about some of the saris the immediate it's hard to relate. Well I mean it's just the opposite pro football you've got out. You've got to coach's job bit slower periods of course they'd wonder off of salt you know I don't know. The disconnect I mean not what I want good calls or how certain places of a total market calls or to professional level or. And that's what we have and I'm not saying that's good about a sir about Yasser so big exchange epic cuts the big exchange. And yes all four in the out of salt on regards worked side of jobs Americans meet operators are aren't they didn't change change. In all your orchestra came per. Life and now could remove Barack free agency and also British changes I've seen from what I got into a nearly severance. This is Pat Hill former Fresno state coach eleven bowl games in his fifteen years as head coach there. Once they do Nash you know that that when you scheduled at Fresno state may need. Our guys have been you're gonna talk about minus questioned China online I need on. What the what was your fussy behind schedule and easy schedule so tough nonconference and do you think ultimately that did pay dividends or would you would you sewage drips which now he had to do do. Absolutely it's great dividends are took a job in 97. I said in 1990 ever made a statement market of great national press that it all. Within the next ten years are wrong I'm not there would be. 72 teams or. Or search teams conference would be super comforts of ordered pretty close about. And I felt at that time be every bit greater effect on the coldest. Air PCR schools. Com I've felt that we needed to schedule were scheduled three of those games a year. There are always on the road and I felt that if we could when voters plus our conference. That would entitle us to. Being a one of those games as the most days there was an idiot you heard our will be yesterday ordered. And bill if there had been taken nor cal was wrong and Boise made during my left arm has not shall we had two good runs gonna run a dual. 201. The regardless fives six very in the country have. 111 into and we got to run real flyer or are. We will player we ever grew were all but thirteen commission has serious number water. Replace him in late November it was us some close ball games so no we got a couple Brunswick about tradition and no one caught up there are. If they couldn't progression from Boise states and some drums planet weaker schedule. Seoul. Who rolls when over the best thing but bottom. I think they're playing the tough schedule really helped us and recruited. Him quite a difference roster at all we'd. Don't assume Oklahoma Tennessee you know organ in Texas are now more gripping news you know layer hope whoever it might be you we. Played LSU would we go putter but it won't last. There was always on the road was certainly a special sort there was talk. But it most canned record were seventeen and twenties shot on. And title oral culture of August but it helped us in recruiting. A kid wanted to comfort mostly because of the schedule. Due to compete for the public through secure appropriate for the amateurs are well on a mission of school. Do you think it do you think it's possible for a school like Thursday when you were they are you mentioned boy he seater western Michigan now do you think it's possible for them. In any given the opportunity and today's former where you're gonna have to beat an Alabama an Ohio State back to back weeks. Is that possible or is that talent gap just to greater to those schools deserve a shot if they go undefeated. All I contributor shot I mean you've got to dimensional look basketball. On. You thought that the little guy stories are great story. They don't want it to ever. Come to fruition but it's a great story. Can Hulk. On the George great to talk about it but they get along our pursuit Q what are. That's 2001. Suit and I remember we open up one over Colorado won the big twelve. Ordered state Jewish issues and number 11 better search it was there are. And Wisconsin barker Wisconsin and yeah it was a great story for awhile but you know pretty soon. Bomb that the pressure additional wanna work you know there's a reason you Derek Jeter you'd. It earlier get player nobody else could you that are or use in play a couple of schedule are. You know not only you have to play it talks scheduled with the Peugeot plant have to have a good view of your schedule. It also got a lot of things that have to go to judge Crawford has got to be a perfect storm of surely a major what Boise State scramble to do on which you look at the two times they've gotten critic retired the government just a bullet all real. When you talk got a Sugar Bowl would develop our Al bout off on soul one they've got into the big dance no matter what people wanna say. The record speaks for itself. This is a Pat Hill with us here on the tee and now you mentioned. You know some sometimes they think you're little to old. It's a tip to follow up on that how political is it I mean it sounds like you you do wanna coach you've been kind of poke around at least the West Coast he probably. You Yemeni agent is does your name out there. No I don't know revenue agent I never have. A grass. OK so you describe your soon job he does Colin PD. Yeah you can diagnose somebody or haven't I haven't been in contact it creatures. Recently I got that edge again I yards I think there's still room well. People in the sport that can connect with young people are veterans older you get you can't connect with young people are completely disagree. On you gotta have energy you gotta have fashion. And and the Internet and the players got to believe. It more than just a football coach earlier more of a large coach he's going to be all our lives. Recruited as such huge huge element of it but you know accrued right guys know what kind of guys recruit there every school. Drops and certain around it's not like the NFL or structural issues you're all. Present stagecraft and in the suburbs around. Alabama strapped in and we're trying to get back and I assure the opposite we coached together clinical or years you don't tackle the job he. He really understands that column or he's reluctant rob. On you know you gotta give a lot of credit to Puget slack what he's done. And the different coaches have been a Boise had crashed leadership what you thought Washington would only get better because he understands. What he's recruiting and what kind of guys she wants to ship this program and I think actually rookie. How much would you do recruiting plays a role in success vs Ian scheming how big a deal. It is recruiting is is it everything in college football. Well like I Tikrit could be important but development is really important you know the development of a player. There's a lot of things you can do to develop for young map of not only on the field but what you don't off the field and all the total person army and yet people don't believe in what they're going to end up believing. In the program around. You know they got altered the cooler in every year when you recruit new group of 25 guys don't take its credit baseball but fortunate song gotta keep each song every year. Because if you don't bomb you're gonna have a disconnect on your team we've got to stay on top about. If not bigger sort of what part of say I have to go to Fresno state is an article in offered or executed every car pack it's a good way to coach Florida. Not smarter judge Burton. Had a lot of really good quarter but at a 1101000 dollars or Q console. Rookie continuity are so important and that's that's the biggest challenge. Sort of group five schools. We're Christians are Boise geeks finally started loose on the pop systems. And not all back what have which is ours. So old you know keep understaffed usually report and I think it's critical. So safe to say yeah Pat Hill will be on. Will be out looking around at if there are openings on the West Coast here the south season. All. I don't know forgo one but I'll definitely. Definitely are all our armed. I believe that you couldn't believe that you can have a special program. If you got the ups foundation and the format how to pull one together. Until I understand that really well termed. I can't do it before so it ought to let the good thing about pres knows we maintain different average. Of fifteen years which sort duke. Build from the school. Compared to his wooden turtle up. Yeah they're all children and credible incredible when duck. So how did you go from our from NFL position coach to college head coach. Com didn't you get hired early Baltimore. Well here's how it happened and Nick Saban had been at Toledo. And like I should make sure our coach together when the athletic director rob. Toledo got their head job and upload our job with little state. I was able to get on the list. To be interviewed and I ended up getting the job salt it came down myself from Brian Billick of all people that I have a court I don't buy keeps. And I think Brian. Brian might have had their head up while reduce use your I know Brian Rooney well we're accused of matrimony was a lot higher than aren't so. You know back composers I think our first series took a cut very gaunt from our all our. Australia you but they. Yes it was all worth it though it was literally looks on honored. Got actual Q protest or shall we your kids are coached and they're highly successful lot of among. And it's great to see Jeff coming back to topic coupled to a great job shall fall program. And go get a back on the right track just just an old Bulldog of salt salt you know targeted under. Well I would say that I pleaded viewing you in the nineties and we had the on fortune of coming to play you guys in Fresno one of few people who would come to your place. And no did you guys kicker Espinosa that is one of the toughest and most hostile environments I ever had the pleasure of playing in. Now what that dollar for 1998 gave out my second year and Eric yeah. That would put a pretty good on come on yeah that's a surprise you'll cougars look cute about. Yeah that was that that was interest the due to say the least that whole experience there I don't think we had any idea what we're locked in and do that is a tough place I want right. At one time from about 1998. Till about 2010 I was quite an environment we've averaged hold 40000 we were. We're fact every week and that's the pleasure have a lot over the top like like troubling it was also Tyrone played horrible it's Europe's a call gross. It took so what we cable blue water got blocked. I'm still bitter about the locker room situation though is about the size of the closet to mimic a mile walk to get to the stadium. You know over Saudi Europe the baseball dugout. Yes we had to go get us out on the baseball field because there was no room in the dugout. Yeah Lavelle Edwards good to react to it gave her a piece of tape with Edward not a public health. Know the role of nudity if you ever spotted but. About that was quite a game to give Obama a thorough. Yeah it was it's certainly was is we cannot watch it and I was a redshirt freshman or sophomore. And you know I've played we played Alabama I've played you do I you know early on in. How to that was every bit the environment experience of those other place. Now we cattle lost but hopefully we'll get it back it and it's dark I'll work was struggled but right now I think the bulldogs back up. Yeah they've they've lost a little bit of their blue collar mentality but I believe it was just a expo or reputation we. We won every game but once in my when he got done plan a Bulldog you know you'd been on a physical at all. That was sort of horrible. And I would probably buy I think it's very important for a team to take the person dollar head coach. It's one they were wanted to be 200 guillotine but never scratched and I still think they're wrong. In college football for that. Peachy cost most. You know international much more talk summit talk disclose all the field on the field toughness to me means. Being accountable going to class doing things right. That's metal pot listen and that inclusion should physical focus. Great predictor permanent it's not want to weaker. Right so great pat hill man fifteen years of Fresno state wants to give back in it who knows maybe he's next coach Norton if they move on from mark coverage you know off. Have a little. Yellow don't know that's that's that's that's. Probably not while you're gonna but that's true leadership worry what's up old thought. So again. Well that's a complicated question now I'd be for another debut we had a bad car in the end that's. I want some sometimes you aren't some targeted hasn't done yet sometimes. Sometimes you have to take a step backwards detectors or sport which I'm a big your ambitions cannot world a very articulate get a turned a border state governor. It doesn't happen overnight but I think George still. Some of those values not football team and I think good players are coming ordered state ever do are probably here. Okay great talking you may rule we'll keep detection and gets back on. Love love the Chet. Every time yeah you guys are great. It all on the radio and others that I had a very great host all right I do the games on the radio bit got it on suspicion under former players all or also. I enjoy it boards it's. It it's on him. You know I dislike being around the kids and there are just I think college football niche as a young man have will serve our great girl likes. We'll also won't do you just gotta keep pushing our sport's greatest org world. Well we love it and they'll keep contestant and good luck out there if you if you find a gay man. The axiom some all right. 881. X scheduled. Goal all that's what I'm. The limit the based all right thank god this.