Wednesday, November 23, 2011

BREAKING: Kelton not in the Running

Aaron Kelton

Mulitple sources have confirmed to me that former Columbia defensive coordinator and current Williams Head Coach Aaron Kelton will NOT be a candidate for the head coaching job at Columbia.

It appears Kelton himself is taking himself out of any possible consideration.

Kelton has been successful in his first two years at Williams, going 8-0 last season and a respectable 5-3 this year.


At Thu Nov 24, 04:37:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know nothing about Kelton except he was an asst. under Wilson a few years. If he's a truly outstanding
coach, I'd say sure, consider him.
But if he's just one of many decent potential candidates, I'd say no because it's better not to hire someone who was on the Wilson staff
just a couple of years ago. We need to make a clean start.

At Thu Nov 24, 05:40:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is a smart man! He knows his limitations! The right coach for Columbia has to come from a established D1 winning program and it will cost money to find that person.
Columbia football budget was $2,670,238 second in the Ivy. Yale had $2,721,338 Harvard had $2,262,755 princeton had $2,175,998 Dartmouth had $1,920,170 Cornell had $2,581,841 Brown $1,673,144.
You would think parkas could be budgeted in!

At Thu Nov 24, 07:39:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Williams plays in Division III and Aaron Kelton has only been its head coach for two years. Our goal should be to hire someone with considerable head coaching experience in at least Division I-AA. Coaches in Division III recruit from a different player base than those in Division I-AA or higher. Columbia needs someone with experience recruiting the top student-athletes throughout the country. Our guy will have to be strong enough to win the recruiting wars with Harvard, Yale and the other Ivies. Occassionaly, he will need to even win a recruiting war with a bowl division school. Once he starts winning his fair share of the recruiting wars, and gets the players he wants, he will still need to utilize his smarts and experience to win football games in the very tough and competitive Ivy League. All that and he to be a great teacher and role model to the Columbia players.

At Thu Nov 24, 10:04:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the cost of living in NYC, CU's budget should be the highest in the League. After a COLA, that would make us....

At Fri Nov 25, 12:09:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Leon L. said...

Kelton wouldn't apply because he's from the Wilson mold. You don't take a head coaching job and leave in two years if you're a good guy. And the Williams job is one of the football coaching plums. Sycla


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