We all love Rizzi. He's passionate and great at his current job, but one issue that everyone needs to understand with Rizzi is that he has built up his good will and great reputation while in a job that's completely different from the one he's interviewing for as head coach. In his role as ST coordinator and assistant HC, Rizzi has performed exceptionally well on the field and his players obviously adore him. The problem is that is he won't have the same luxuries if he becomes our HC that he was afforded as a coordinator; namely that all the tough decisions would now fall on him. He'll have to make unpopular decisions going forward for the betterment of the team. He will have to cut, trade, or release guys who love him. He will have to tell others they need to take pay cuts, and others that they're no longer going to be playing as much. Rizzi did not have to make any of those decisions as a coordinator, and he built up that good will from a position of opportunity. Going forward, it won't be easy to garner the same good will because his job will be much, much tougher. Not impossible, just much much more difficult. So therein lines the dilemma. What happens to a "leader of men", "gets guys fired up" type of coach after they're forced to make the tough HC decisions? He doesn't bring any special offensive or defensive plan to the team, so if he somehow loses that love from his players then he will lose everything. Drake called him a great "players coach", but can that really continue to work if he becomes HC? The last time Rizzi was afforded the opportunity as a college head coach, the outcomes were not very good. Why don't I see any of his former college players supporting his potential hire? Why wasn't he able to get those teams to play hard for him and win more? He's a great dude and he absolutely deserves the attention he's getting because he's so good at his current job, but is it worth the risk?