Musical Coaching Chairs
Illinois 2007 National Champs
The O.U. job will only attract someone from a mid-major or an assistant unless there is a change in history. Kelvin Sampson came from Washington State. Billy Tubbs came from Lamar. David Bliss was an assistant to Bobby Knight.
O.U. needs to choose someone who is a proven winner at various levels who is well received by high school coaches in Oklahoma and this region. The obvious choice is O.U. assistant Bob Hoffman.
Barnes to N.C. State? Just stupid. He was already at Clemson, and only managed fair results. What's wrong with Texas? It is one of the nation's best recruiting grounds. He would be stupid to leave.
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Barnes is from Hickory, NC. He grew up a fan of the wolfpack and wanted the job before Herb took it. Wispers in raleigh are 1.8 million with a 3 million signing bonus...now what about stupid?
The stupid was thinking that NC State could outbid Texas for anybody and why give up getting at least two McDonalds All Americans a year compared to getting Duke, NC, and Wake Forest leftovers.
Hey, I've got everything I want--Greg McDermott as the new coach at Iowa State, baby!!!!!
Bring it on! Barnes to NCSU - would up the ante in the ACC. But let's get real - Who's paying that salary? Even if NCSU can afford 1.8m Texas will likely match or beat it. Larranga from GM fits the JimmyV mold and would be a much better bargain.
Paul Hewitt would be stupid to leave Georgia Tech. That program is on the definite rise with a strong recruiting class this year. I could see Barnes at N.C. State though.
1.8 million with a 3 million signing bonus and a distant 4th fiddle in your own state.
Why would Calipari go anywhere? recruiting has turned the corner, returning quality players, getting good preconference scheduling, job security, Memphis is a Basketball town/school...
I think John Calipari is staying at Memphis. He's built the team he needs to challenge for a Championship and he knows that. He can blow through C-USA, rack up wins and make deep runs into the NCAA for at least the next couple of years. Calipari is a very intelligent man when it comes to business and knows how to play his cards. Let the rumors circulate about coaching vacancies and let RC Johnson and the University of Memphis do whatever is necessary (money) to keep him in Memphis - and they will.
In the meantime, he can build his resume, bring in the money and win a title that doesn't have NIT on the trophy.
Barnes to N.C. State? Please...so he can play third fiddle to Duke and N.C.? Why leave the big state of TX with plenty of players and not as stiff recruiting competition. Plus TX will pay him more money than N.C. State could ever pay. He seems to be doing pretty good down in TX....
Jay Wright has signed through the next decade at Villanova... ALMOST A MONTH AGO! He isn't going anywhere
NC State has won 2 national championships and is on Tobacco Road the hotbed of college basketball. NC State has top notch facilities and the fourth highest attendance in all of college basketball. Texas is a football school, enough said.
^^^^Illinois 2007 National Champs? Ha. Not gonna happen.
I think Barnes and N.C. State would be a great combination. He would bring back tradition and a passion for that basketball program that most people forget is one of the best in the nation.
Texas offers nothing compared to getting your "Dream Job" as Barnes has said of NCSU in the past. And what does NCSU have? Tobacco Road, and a chance to prove yourself against the best of the best. "Tradition" will be the deciding factor. He will mention this in the press conference.
Leaving Texas would be a tough move, but I guess it's possible.
I know NC State plays second fiddle to UNC and Duke, but how can you put them behind Wake Forest. That's just stupid, NC State has two national titles to Wake's ZERO,
4th fiddle to Wake? Come on...are you kidding me? Maybe when Rodney Rodgers and Randolph Childress was there; or Tim Duncan. Weak Forest finished last in the conf this year. WF's recruiting hasn't been too stellar either. State has consistantly brought in 4 and occasionally a 5 star players the past few years. Don't put your ignorance out on the internet for everyone to read...Keep it in your mom's basement where it belongs. And try to watch some more ACC ball next year.
Hopefully one of the big name coaches available takes at Kansas. We've had an interim coach for three years!
State fans better face reality and look for another Les Robinson-like tenure of a second-tier coach... And the Wake bashing is just pathetic, and surprising - since when did State fans repeat taunts from UNC and Duke? Unfortunately, for the ACC, the good coaches are gone, and State will be rebuilding for a couple of years. And yes State has been fourth fiddle to Wake since the early 90's - check your records. State does have two national championships, which they are right to be proud of, but since Valvano left, have been mediocre with brief periods of success. Now lets get back to bashing the Tarheels and Puke Devils and get this wake bashing behind us!:)
Its depressing to read these comments. All I see is Black and White. Until these two colors disappear from our perception our beloved United States of America will never reach her potential. And until Parents stop raising their Children to be "Black" and "White" we will always have situations like this. America wake up and smell the Roses and stop eating the Shit Sandwhich.
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