With the news of Micah Shrewsberry accepting the job at Penn State, I figured it would be an interesting time to take a look back at the days following Holtmann's departure, and get a feel for what the board was thinking at the time. If memory serves me correct, there were only 2 legitimate candidates for the job - LaVall and Shrews (correct me if I'm wrong here). At that time, I believed that Shrews would be the "safer" hire - more polished with X's and O's, more experience on the bench, and had worked directly under Brad for several years. My only question was whether or not he could maintain the same level of recruiting that Holt has been producing leading up to his departure. I did have confidence that Shrews would hire an excellent, and well rounded assistant staff to help with recruiting, given his strong Butler ties from the Brad years. I thought hiring LaVall was more of a "high risk, high reward" type move. He had some experience under Beilein, and some Head Coaching experience, which yielded some poor results. Perhaps the sample size was not yet large enough to determine that, though. He had been universally lauded for his player development, and his work on the recruiting trail. Obviously, LaVall ended up being the pick. And time will tell on who the better HC will be. But it will be very interesting to follow both men, given they are each the Head Coach at a Power Conference school. Who did you want back in the summer of 2017? Would you still stick with that choice if you knew then what you know now?