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Re: Here we go again

Postby Eyes of Old Main on Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:21 pm

And, no need to move comments. I have made my assessment of the situation and have no need to discuss further. Enjoy the rest of the season.
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Re: Here we go again

Postby woffordgrad94 on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:01 pm

Eyes of Old Main wrote:
boulder3m wrote:Reports here are that ASU offered an assistant at Davidson. Fitting.


That is fitting. In typical ASU fashion, whomever they hire will be said to be vastly superior to anything available in the SoCon.

And that will be total bulljunk because whomever they hire will not be close to Mike Young in coaching ability. But it warms the cockles of my heart that they are going to get an inferior coach, even though they think they are getting a better one!
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Re: Here we go again

Postby Hobo on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:23 am

From Shanesy

@TerrierTracker: Reliable source: Marshall talking to Wofford basketball coach Mike Young, who has taken team to NCAA tourney three times in five years. ...
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Re: Here we go again

Postby woffordgrad94 on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:52 am

If I were Mike Young I would not even entertain leaving Wofford for a place like Marshall. He has been at Wofford for many years and is firmly established at the school. Everyone likes him and I know he is happy leading our Terriers. The only possible reason he could have for listening to Marshall, a school that has never to my knowledge had a good basketball team, is money. First off, money isn't everything. Happiness is much more important. Can he really be happy up in West Virginny in the high altitude sticks fighting lousy winter weather while most likely losing a bunch of games? Secondly, his wife makes very good money here, and I doubt she wants to give that up. Thirdly, if he struggles I am sure Marshall won't hesitate to fire him. Here at Wofford he has ten times more job security. Finally, Marshall's fans used to be known throughout the SoCon as being total jerks. I doubt they have changed. They would not be kind to him if he failed to win right away, which is a very high possibility. Mike should not listen to anything Marshall has to say. It just doesn't make any sense for him to do so. If a major conference school like Texas was courting him it might be worth his while to listen to them. But Marshall? They are really no better than Appalachian State for him.
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Re: Here we go again

Postby Terrier13 on Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:20 pm

Well, Marshall is Conference USA which is much better than the Sun Belt conference App is going into so it's definitely a step up from App. That said, his wife is a partner at PWC in Spartanburg and a quick glance shows zero PWC offices in the state of West Virginia so that may factor into the decision. Also, this piece from the local newspaper shows he may be in a four man race for the job. Stay tuned to see how this ends up. http://www.herald-dispatch.com/sports/x571847947/Marshall-not-close-to-hiring-new-coach
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Re: Here we go again

Postby Eyes of Old Main on Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:40 pm

Marshall is a big step up from Appalachian. They are a major school (second most prominent in their state), although not a great program. Money and exposure is the draw, security and comfort is the sacrifice. Not sure how it will turn out, but it will be interesting to see.

If Coach Young does leave, then who does Wofford hire? My guess would be bring Coach Harrison back since he knows the program, the school and the staff. Matt Allen is a head coach now, too.
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Re: Here we go again

Postby woffordgrad94 on Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:40 am

I agree that when it comes to conferences, Conference USA > Sun Belt. But Marshall is a poor C-USA team. They have no basketball tradition that I know of. It would be a hard program to develop a consistent winner at. But I will concede that they are better than Appalachian State.
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