Is he getting pushed out? People have been talking about this since early in the season. If not, I said it a long time ago on the NBC thread, I don't understand why Lindke would want to leave the Otsego job. At least this early.It depends how you look at the job.
If you are a teacher, the Otsego job is the best one. You will get paid the most and be apart of a union. In terms of football, you will get paid more at SFS as a football coach. I would also agree the potential at SFS is higher. But it comes with some stipulations. It all goes back to two things. Can the new head coach recruit year in and year out and will the admin change? I say the first one can happen, look at what Chipka did. He had them at 7-3 his last year and they beat AW in the playoffs. However, the second one most likely will not. The reality is St. Francis cares more about academics and their traditional country club sports than anything (hockey, lacrosse, baseball, swimming). In addition, most of the “active alum” won’t give money to the school anymore because the school doesn’t give money to just football they spread it out among all athletics. So all these past alums aren’t even supporting the school anymore. The last Perrysburg QB and the current one’s dad was a SFS alum who played football at SFS. He sent his kids elsewhere, that’s just one of many.
With that being said, I do think Otsego is the better job overall. You aren’t battling St. John’s and Central Catholic for kids or battling them from stealing your top ones. Plus, you play in a league where you can more than compete, community and admin will support you, and you can make deep playoff runs. They just went to the final four a few years ago.
Makes no sense to me Josh Lindke wants to go to St. Francis, the grass is not always greener. Unless he is getting ran out, which we have all heard on the NBC thread is likely.
Will Otsego take another step in the wrong direction next year? Is he jumping ship to not be the head of that?