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Spot development. You gotta love it. I just will never understand hiring anyone, friend, family or whatever, if they aren’t top notch. It comes back on you, you know, like you suck at your job or what not. Too many moving parts on a team to have a few areas not pulling their weight. If NU has some sub par coaches that seemingly cannot develop players, get rid of them. Why tie a boat anchor around your neck? Makes zero sense.I think there has been spots of development through all three coaches just not across the board. There is no doubt that Williams developed WR's, SM improved every year under him. Also I feel Parrella was developing his DL in the short time he was at NU, would have been interesting to see him retained by SF. Fisher is developing his secondary as well IMO, best coach on the staff.
But you are right, some nepotism has been holding NU back.