I don’t know how much clearer I can make this, but we Alabama fans do not want Joe Pendry as our Offensive Coordinator….. period!
Yet, it seems that there is a stronger than previously realized possibility that Joe could get the job to himself if the Tuscaloosa News is correct:
Although Alabama had no official comment regarding Applewhite’s departure, there’s a strong possibility that the Crimson Tide may not hire a new offensive coordinator, and instead hand the duties full-time to assistant head coach of offense/offensive line coach Joe Pendry, who handled the game-planning responsibilities this past season.
If so, the Crimson Tide would likely look either add a quarterbacks coach, or re-assign someone to that spot.
He’s not a good play caller….. heck, he doesn’t even know the definition of exciting! We saw how badly our offense did during the 2nd half of the season, and part of that can be placed on Pendry’s gameplanning. Yes, Applewhite called the plays, but Pendry led the weekly prep for the offense, which was less than impressive at times.
If he is promoted to full-time OC, and Cignetti is moved to QB coach (I’m fine with Cignetti moving), then there will be almost no excitement for the coming season from this blog because we’ll be taking one step back as an offensive ball club.
People may want to think that Applewhite leaving isn’t a big deal. Well, it will become a huge deal if Pendry lands the OC position. I’m almost officially depressed right now…