2022 Coaching Carousel

Discussion in 'Around the League' started by bumba, Mar 5, 2022.

  1. NCJon

    NCJon Well-Known Member VIP Member

    Money:
    $9,811
    Didn't he essentially burn a ton of recruiting bridges in Indiana while he was coaching IU? I never really heard details, just that was the rap on him and he did seem to mostly be recruiting the east coast and south his last couple of years there.

    I think success at a place like Evansville absolutely begins with strong in-state recruiting, as well as across the river.
     
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  2. Mr X

    Mr X Super Moderator

    Money:
    $454
    Two potential Butler implications with Lickliter getting canned:

    1). We still haven't gotten official word whether Jay Shunnar is being retained or what Oden/Diebler's new role is going to be on staff so I'm curious if Crone would be in play for his old DOBO job.
    2). Sounds like Crean is favorite and couldn't see new AD going with another Butler related hire but Rags would seem like an obvious fit for Evansville job.
     
  3. mwall787

    mwall787 Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $2,134
  4. SpartanDawgs

    SpartanDawgs Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $258
  5. Irishdawg

    Irishdawg Banned User

    Money:
    $1,978
    He could be a target, but whoever the coach there is will have a hard time getting a legit staff in place for at least this season. Plus I think Evansville's HC comp is around $300k, so unless you REALLY believe what the AD is selling (they haven't been to the tourney since 1999, and the NIT since 1994), this isn't great timing for the new coach. It's not Brad Stevens/Chris Holtmann levels of difficulty, but it certainly isn't ideal.

    The Ford Center is a good selling point for coaches and players, but with USI making the jump to D1, it'll be interesting to see how that dynamic impacts UE.
     
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  6. DawgDude

    DawgDude Active Member

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    $360
    Based on the recent past one would have to be extremely confident to take the Evansville job or be desperate for a job. It appears to be the end of the road gig
     
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  7. HinkleMagic20

    HinkleMagic20 Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $576
    Yeah, I think there's some potential with Evansville regarding the Ford Center, and the MVC isn't as top heavy as it used to be to try to make March Madness.

    That being said, they have pretty low student interest, and USI joining the OVC only presents greater competition for recruits.

    I think it speaks to more of what Crean is thought of as a head coach right now, than UE making a surprising splash hire. He rode the coat tails of Wade at Marquette and recruited well for a while at IU, but that was about it. Never been very impressed with his X's and O's on a basketball court. Brad Stevens always coached him under the table, when both had a week to both prepare for the Crossroads Classic.

    Would like to keep Ragland around, but at least our recruits are locked in like Turnbull and Simas now. If it's not UE this year, it might be USI calling in a few years anyways.
     
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  8. shoeevv

    shoeevv Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    $1,020
    Although things can change, neither Crean nor Ragland is currently the lead candidate.
     
  9. DawgDude

    DawgDude Active Member

    Money:
    $360
    Crean was always good at hitching up his pants
     
  10. WKT1955

    WKT1955 Member

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    $56
    A big question for any candidate is whether the university will still be there in a few years. Some serious financial problems down there.
     
  11. SCbulldogsfan4life

    SCbulldogsfan4life Well-Known Member

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    $1,334
    Ultimately Ragland can do whatever he wants, but I think he can land a better job in a better situation if he holds out another year or two. Not to mention, does Evansville's new AD really want to go with another Butler guy?
     
  12. cornette33

    cornette33 Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $1,803
    Was Matthew Graves on the staff?
     
  13. Ster8462

    Ster8462 Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $840
    Matthew is at Indiana State as Assoc. Head Coach
     
  14. cornette33

    cornette33 Well-Known Member

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    $1,803
    Thank you
     
  15. BURph92

    BURph92 Well-Known Member

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    $3,033
    I think Marty Simmons did a pretty respectable job during his 11 seasons at UE especially given a lack of resources compared to the rest of the MVC.


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  16. ap234

    ap234 Well-Known Member

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    $1,011
    Interesting. Wonder who their lead candidate is. Is he currently employed or on the open market? I’ve heard there’s Fife interest.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2022
  17. HinkleMagic20

    HinkleMagic20 Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $576
    His teams always played hard. Also landed two of the Aces' all-time best players Colt Ryan and D.J. Balentine. That program could do a lot worse, and it did.
     
  18. shoeevv

    shoeevv Well-Known Member VIP Member

    Money:
    $1,020
    Again, things could change, but Fife is not on the list.
     
  19. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $15,118
    So what is Fife going to be doing next season? The carousel is slowing down and he doesn’t have a seat.


    Sent from my iPhone, so it’s probably not written all that well
     
  20. ap234

    ap234 Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $1,011
    Must’ve missed that. I’d heard he was in the mix but that’s likely just a rumor that has no basis in reality.
     

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