So Georgia has hired Izzy Mandelbaum to be in charge of the S&C program.
Someone get a medicine ball. I think he's going to have me box a kangaroo! Mandlebaum! Mandlebaum! Mandlebaum!
In all seriousness, the quality of this hire depends on what the issues were. IF they were those of motivation and accountability, then fine. Joe T and Kasey are both fairly known about the program for thier intensity, desire to produce results and love of the program. If the problems are those of keeping up with the times, well, reference the medicine ball comment.
I don't know enough about strength and conditioning to speak intelligently about much of this, but I do know that I am much more impressed with a guy that can bench press 275 pounds 20 times than one that can bench press 325 twice. To put it another way, an offensive lineman has to move Nick Fairly about 60 times a game. Same goes for a DEnd getting by an All-SEC Offensive Lineman and stopping Lattimore at the line of scrimage 40 times a game.
I live with someone who was a Division I athlete, and according to her, you want a strength and conditioning coach that pushes you to do reps until you are at the edge of passing out, then gets you ready for the next set. Based on that, you might respect or fear (or both) your S&C coach, but liking him and considering him a nice guy isn't necessarily the quality you want rising to the surface.
In the end, it seems that DVH is perfectly suited to character and community service type activities. I am glad there is a place for him, as it is never easy to fire people. It is never easy to be fired. I would remind all that while that is the nature of business, remember that when you start demanding or celebrating such actions.