Originally Posted by nmculbreth
I couldn't disagree more. The previous head coaches have parlayed their time at UC into jobs at Michigan State, Notre Dame and Tennessee and Butch Jones has left the team in better shape going forward than any of his predecessors. If you're an up-and-coming coach looking to quickly work your way up the coaching ladder there are few better opportunities out there than UC.
I don't disagree with that, but during that time period the Big East looked like a much better conference to be in. So sure, they are an attractive option for an up and coming coach, but the trajectory they appeared to be on is not the same as was when the previous two coaches were hired. I'm saying I don't blame Jones for leaving for a shot at the SEC and that the conference situation does not bode well for the program in general, and by extension their ability to remain a destination for high caliber recruits.