La Crosse Tribune article regarding UWL hiring another assistant coach:
Biggest thing for me in the article is a transfer QB from MSU-Mankato will be joining the Eagles in the fall. Wouldn't be surprised to see him start some games this year the way UWL's QBs have played the past few years.
After being a dominant football program for 3 1/2 decades (80s, 90s, 2000s) UW-Whitewater beat UWL in La Crosse at UWL in 2005 on the way to its first of seven straight runs to the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. La Crosse has yet to recover.
As an outsider, I have often wondered why. Being surrounded by an "administration friendly" UWW administration who understands the importance of having a strong, national elite football program who's success has a "trickle down" effect throughout the entire campus. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Janesville Gazette have published stories on the issue.
Today's La Crosse story makes me wonder just how "administration friendly" is the UW-La Crosse administration? Has UWL made strides to "keep up with the Jones" in WIAC football?
La Crosse football has operated with the smallest full-time coaching staff in the WIAC for at least a decade.
Former head coach Larry Terry was the only full-timer by the end of his tenure in 2010.
“Looking back on what he had to endure doing it all by himself, I can’t imagine that,” current UWL head coach Joel Dettwiler said.
Dettwiler had one full-time assistant (offensive coordinator Reed Hoskins) in 2011 and two (Hoskins and defensive line/strength coach Kevin Schultz) in 2012.
By comparison, UW-Whitewater has six full-time assistants, UW-Oshkosh five, UW-Platteville and UW-Eau Claire four and UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Stout three.
With a sparkling new stadium one wonders why UWL's administration hasn't been more proactive.
Just my two cents.