As the CBB world turns...
Billy G. + Texas Tech= Perfect fit.
Among the names tossed around for the UT job are predictably Mooney, Smart--the usual suspects--and--are you ready for this?
Drunk >>>>>>> Cheat
Only Eddie Sutton could get away with being both.
I always thought Billy G was one heck of a basketball coach. He may have been out of his league at UK but he took A&M from a doormat to a good program.
As for UT I don't know if they will ever be able to do better than Pearl. He was a very good coach and a master motivator. It takes a lot for someone to be 3rd fiddle at a university and love it. Every time UT played a home game they played on Pat Summit court. Pearl took the UT girls program and embraced that. Its a shame it went down the way it did, but Pearl will land on his feet somewhere.
Help me out WV, is there a coach named Dimond or do these guys not know how to spell?
I suppose those two things aren't mutually exclusive.
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.
Hey Texas Tech, it would be in your best interest to invest in a personal driver for Billy G. (Although it wasn't fool proof while at UK!)
"Trying is the first step towards failure." Homer Simpson
"I wasn't looking too good but I was feeling real well." Keith Richards
Texas should go after Bruce Pearl. Rick Barnes has laid too many eggs in The Big Dance.
I heard an ESPN commentator yesterday suggesting that the ideal program-cleansing hire for Tennessee would be Bob Knight.
Heads of state that ride and wrangle. That look at your face from more than one angle. Can cut you from their bloated budgets. Like sharpened knives through Chicken McNuggets.
Oh, you glorious Tennessee fans....please, please...NEVER change.
This post is BABIP-lucky.
Billy G is a great hire "if off the sauce" for Tech. Kentucky was way over his head and would be forever. Wildcats basketball is a true top of the ladder place and Billy G was never going to be that.
That being said great move by Tech.
2006 Redzone mock Draftee's- 1(st) Daniel Bard(redsox), 1(st sup)( Jordan Walden (Angels), 2(nd) rd.- Zach Britton(Orioles), 3(rd) Blair Erickson(Cardinals), 3(rd) Tim Norton( Yankees),(cuz its a Tim Hortons thing
Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory... lasts forever.
I have heard NC St fans that actually think they have a shot at Brad Stevens. I can't think of one reason why he would go there or anywhere similar.
"I know a lot about the law and various other lawyerings."
Situational Hitting is Stupid
Nearly everything is in place for Stevens in Raleigh:
>Rabid fan base.
>Facilities. RBC Center is a state of the art Arena.
>Proximity to talent.
>Not to mention, Steven's Indiana/MIdwest recruiting base. Former coaches Everett Case and Norm Sloan routinely recruited successfully there. Stevens could land talent he can only dream about at Butler.
>Realistically, how much longer are Coach K and Roy Williams going to coach?
Maybe I'm jaded because I spent 19 years in Raleigh/Cary, but given the upgrades in facilities, I firmly believe that with the right coach in place, there is absolutely NO reason why NC State should play 3rd fiddle to the big two in triangle. None.
Where they failed 5 years ago was in not seriously considering Sean Miller for the job. He would have crawled to Raleigh for the NC State job then.