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    2012 College Coaching Carousel

    Two openings so far, as Darrin Horn was just fired by South Carolina, and Bruce Weber was fired by Illinois earlier this week.

    The prospective head coaches for each team are facing each other in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The rumor is Gregg Marshall (Wichita State) to South Carolina while Shaka Smart (VCU) to Illinois.
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    Re: 2012 College Coaching Carousel

    Two?

    Brown, Canisius, Eastern Illinois, Idaho State, Illinois, Miami(OH), Mt. St. Mary's, Northern Arizona, Rhode Island, SMU, South Carolina, Southern Illinois, and Winthrop all have openings.

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    Re: 2012 College Coaching Carousel

    BTW, there's no way Gregg Marshall is leaving Shocker State for South Carolina.

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    Re: 2012 College Coaching Carousel

    Isn't Nebraska open as well???
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: 2012 College Coaching Carousel

    Didn't nebraska open up?

    Would Mic Cronin's former AD hire him at Illinois, would Mic leave his hometown school for Illinois

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    Re: 2012 College Coaching Carousel

    Quote Originally Posted by medford View Post
    Didn't nebraska open up?

    Would Mic Cronin's former AD hire him at Illinois, would Mic leave his hometown school for Illinois
    I don't see Cronin leaving UC unless he is fired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life View Post
    I don't see Cronin leaving UC unless he is fired.
    That's the nice thing about Cronin. Since he's got ties here, you don't have to worry very much about him leveraging another school to get out of UC. He admitted it's his dream job. I'd be very surprised if he left anytime soon

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    Re: 2012 College Coaching Carousel

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    Two openings so far, as Darrin Horn was just fired by South Carolina, and Bruce Weber was fired by Illinois earlier this week.

    The prospective head coaches for each team are facing each other in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The rumor is Gregg Marshall (Wichita State) to South Carolina while Shaka Smart (VCU) to Illinois.
    IMO, Shaka Smart would be a heck of a hire for Illinois.

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    Re: 2012 College Coaching Carousel

    Soon we will enter the time of year where a coach who has it made at his mid major decides to leave for a rebuilding program at a major, yet unflattering major, only to get fired years later.

    It works for some people but seems like it doesn't work in other places. Look at Gonzaga for example. With the exception of John Stocton no one had ever heard about the school until their Elite 8 run a number of years ago. Dan Munson left for greener pastures at Minnesota, only to see Mark Few turn the program into a top 25 college basektball destination.

    Shaka Smart, Brad Stevens, Gregg Marshall, Chris Mack, etc. all have it made at their school. The schools are dedicated to basektball, have nice facilities, and they are the talk of the town. Shaka only needs to look at Jason Chappel to see what happens when you spurn a good job for a Missouri. Often times it just doesn't work out.

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    Re: 2012 College Coaching Carousel

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    Isn't Nebraska open as well???
    Yep. Doc Sadler got the ax Saturday. Nebraska and South Carolina are nearly unwinnable places. Does anyone in Nebraska care at all about basketball? I read this morning South Carolina hadn't won an NCAA tournament game since 1973. Whoever takes these two jobs needs to think long and hard about it. They could be career killers.
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    Re: 2012 College Coaching Carousel

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Yep. Doc Sadler got the ax Saturday. Nebraska and South Carolina are nearly unwinnable places. Does anyone in Nebraska care at all about basketball? I read this morning South Carolina hadn't won an NCAA tournament game since 1973. Whoever takes these two jobs needs to think long and hard about it. They could be career killers.
    Dan Dakich during broadcasts said Nebraska had one of the best practice facilities he has ever been in. It wasn't too long ago that places like Baylor and KSU were thought of as unwinnable places while St. Johns and Depaul were thought of as great places to coach.

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    Re: 2012 College Coaching Carousel

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Dan Dakich during broadcasts said Nebraska had one of the best practice facilities he has ever been in. It wasn't too long ago that places like Baylor and KSU were thought of as unwinnable places while St. Johns and Depaul were thought of as great places to coach.
    South Carolina has a beautiful facility as well.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: 2012 College Coaching Carousel

    Shaka Smart has family in Chicago and his wife got her Master's from Northwestern. You'd have to think he'll at least consider an offer from Illinois. Smart is also a filthy Cubs fan, which only proves that nobody's perfect.
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    Re: 2012 College Coaching Carousel

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Soon we will enter the time of year where a coach who has it made at his mid major decides to leave for a rebuilding program at a major, yet unflattering major, only to get fired years later.
    That's true but they also get such a boatload of money in bonuses, buyouts etc that they're set for life financially. It's not a bad consolation prize.

    If you were offered what you knew would be a very stressful and challenging job for a four yr commitment but you knew no matter what happened you'd be set financially for life, would you bite? I think most of us would

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    Re: 2012 College Coaching Carousel

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    That's true but they also get such a boatload of money in bonuses, buyouts etc that they're set for life financially. It's not a bad consolation prize.

    If you were offered what you knew would be a very stressful and challenging job for a four yr commitment but you knew no matter what happened you'd be set financially for life, would you bite? I think most of us would
    True, plus there's something in the way a lot of these coaches are wired that makes them always look for the next challenge. It's why so many have made the leap to the pros. It's why a guy like Horn thinks "what I do worked at WKU; it will work at USC also."
    When all is said and done more is said than done.


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