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TheBigLebowski
03-13-2011, 05:32 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=6212623

Very surprised he was not more successful. I thought he was going to do great things @Arky.

Joseph
03-13-2011, 05:34 PM
Sorry to hear that. I like Pelphrey. I hope he gets another legit chance at coaching and isn't back in a mid-major or lesser conference for the rest of his career.

TheBigLebowski
03-13-2011, 05:36 PM
He always recruited well, just could never get over that proverbial hump. I like Pelph too and hope he lands on his feet.

reds1869
03-13-2011, 05:45 PM
I could see him winding up in the rumored opening at Georgia Tech.

TheBigLebowski
03-13-2011, 05:57 PM
I could see him winding up in the rumored opening at Georgia Tech.

Unfortunately, I think he is going to have to "work his way back up," so to say, before he gets a job at another major program.

dabvu2498
03-13-2011, 05:59 PM
I could see him winding up in the rumored opening at Georgia Tech.

That's not just a rumor. Hewitt's gone.

http://blogs.ajc.com/jeff-schultz-blog/2011/03/12/paul-hewitt-out-as-georgia-tech-coach-according-to-report/

I see Buzz Williams to Arkansas. Scott Drew to Ga Tech. Crazy, I know.

WVRed
03-13-2011, 11:22 PM
That's not just a rumor. Hewitt's gone.

http://blogs.ajc.com/jeff-schultz-blog/2011/03/12/paul-hewitt-out-as-georgia-tech-coach-according-to-report/

I see Buzz Williams to Arkansas. Scott Drew to Ga Tech. Crazy, I know.

Buzz Williams is supposedly a candidate from Texas Tech and he and his wife are from Texas. He could be a more sober candidate than Billy the Clyde.

I can't see Arkansas firing Pelphrey though unless they were going to make a serious run at Mike Anderson. Former Nolan Richardson assistant and has been pretty decent at Missouri. It makes too much sense.

Javy Pornstache
03-14-2011, 12:13 AM
I've heard rumblings that Utah is interested in Pelphrey. It sucks that he got canned after landing the #3 or 4 recruiting class in the nation for next year, but honestly, they've been trying to run him out of Fayetteville since he got there. He's a great guy, and coach, and will land on his feet somewhere.

cumberlandreds
03-14-2011, 09:20 AM
I think Arkansas has wanted Mike Anderson almost since they hired Pelphrey. Pelphrey was a second choice hire for Arkansas. They had hired Dana Altman but he backed out after one day on the job. So I think Pelphrey was in bad situation from the start. I believe though he may have to go back to the mid major level and work his way back though.

dabvu2498
03-14-2011, 02:59 PM
Capel now out at Oklahoma.

Providence, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Texas Tech and probably NC State. Anyone I'm missing?

cumberlandreds
03-14-2011, 03:01 PM
Capel now out at Oklahoma.

Providence, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Texas Tech and probably NC State. Anyone I'm missing?

Utah and Wyoming. Do they count? :)

Chip R
03-14-2011, 03:12 PM
Capel now out at Oklahoma.

Providence, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Texas Tech and probably NC State. Anyone I'm missing?

Bradley.

dabvu2498
03-14-2011, 03:30 PM
Utah and Wyoming. Do they count? :)

Utah? Yes. Wyoming? Not since Fennis Dembo.

WVRed
03-14-2011, 08:47 PM
http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2011-03-14/tobby-smith-to-arkansas

I was looking at getting tickets to a UK game next season. This might be the one.

cumberlandreds
03-15-2011, 09:56 AM
http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2011-03-14/tobby-smith-to-arkansas (http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2011-03-14/tobby-smith-to-arkansas)

I was looking at getting tickets to a UK game next season. This might be the one.

He's denying it now.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news?slug=ap-minnesota-smith (http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news?slug=ap-minnesota-smith)

cumberlandreds
03-15-2011, 03:11 PM
You can add NC State to the list of schools looking for a coach. Sidney Lowe has resigned. Which was no surprise.

Revering4Blue
03-15-2011, 03:39 PM
You can add NC State to the list of schools looking for a coach. Sidney Lowe has resigned. Which was no surprise.

NC State really needs a home run hire.

Based on location, proximity of talent, facilities etc, there is no reason that NC State cannot be on par with Duke and UNC, none.

The problem is that NC State has a fixation, much like a portion of the IU fan base) with hiring one of their own. Thus, the Les Robinson and Sidney Lowe hires, although Robinson coached under more trying (read: post-probation) circumstances than Lowe, whom many fans idiotically thought would be an upgrade over Herb Sendek. How'd that turn out?

Revering4Blue
03-15-2011, 03:45 PM
Wyoming? Not since Fennis Dembo.

I can top that. The Loyola of Chicago job is open. They haven't been relevant since the Alfredrick Hughes, Carl Golston days.

For the record, I believe that both Capel and Pelphrey deserved another year.

Revering4Blue
03-20-2011, 06:14 PM
Arkansas close to naming Anderson its next coach.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/story/14834119/arkansas-close-to-naming-anderson-its-next-coach?ttag=gen10_on_all_fb_na_txt_0001

Revering4Blue
03-21-2011, 08:13 PM
Or not.

It's becoming much clearer that Mike Anderson will remain head coach at Missouri. Gabe DeArmond of PowerMizzou.com has tweeted there is a contract extension in the works. Adding fuel to this extension fire is Vahe Gregorian's (of St. Louis Today) article that Anderson's extension would add two years to his current contract and a bump in salary.

Revering4Blue
04-01-2011, 08:39 PM
Capel now out at Oklahoma

Source: Oklahoma to hire Lon Kruger.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=6281370

Solid hire for the Sooners. Lateral move for Kruger?

KronoRed
04-02-2011, 12:03 AM
Kruger is a journeyman, he can get programs respectable but that's about it.

Joseph
04-03-2011, 11:18 PM
Or old pal Rick Majerus' name has popped up in conjunction with the Arkansas job.

WVRed
04-03-2011, 11:20 PM
Or old pal Rick Majerus' name has popped up in conjunction with the Arkansas job.

Must be as an assistant because Mike Anderson did take the job.

Joseph
04-03-2011, 11:34 PM
Must be as an assistant because Mike Anderson did take the job.

Shows how much I keep up with things :)