Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
Former athletic director Bob Goin had proposed this, as a solution to the Huggins mess: Allow him to coach a year in the Big East, with the stipulation that he resign after that season. That way, Huggins could coach UC for a year, in a league he helped get the Bearcats into, while also trolling for other job options. This would give Zimpher ample time to search for Huggins' replacement, and for someone to replace Goin, who was retiring at the end of that year.
None of this would be made public, so at the end of the year, the transition would appear seamless.
"He (Huggins) had agreed to resign," Goin said today.
Zimpher rejected the deal.
Thats all fine well and good, except a fellow conference rival likely would have made room for Huggins and made the divorce a little more bitter.
Could you really see UC letting the world know their coach is available after the season, and West Virginia likely being named the front runner even with Beilein at the helm?
It would be a bigger mess than what Zimpher did.