Monday, March 17, 2008

Possible Replacements

Via Star-Telegram

Brad Brownell (Wright State coach) Formerly the coach at UNC Wilmington, Brownell has built and improved both programs.

Fran Fraschilla (ESPN analyst) Fraschilla lives in the D/FW area, has coached in the Mountain West (New Mexico) and has taken a lesser-known team (Manhattan) to the NCAA Tournament.

Steve Lavin (ESPN analyst) The former UCLA coach is known as a great recruiter and would bring instant credibility.

Jeff Lebo (Auburn coach) Lebo has helped turn around a struggling Auburn program and would be another big name.

Bob Marlin (Sam Houston State coach) Marlin has five 20-win seasons as head coach of the Bearkats, and he knows Texas well.

Bob McKillop (Davidson coach) McKillop has done a great job at a school similar to TCU. Prying him away from Davidson could be tough.

Buzz Peterson (director of player personnel, NBA's Charlotte Bobcats) Peterson has won at smaller schools, taking Appalachian State to the NCAA Tournament and winning the NIT with

Scott Sutton (Oral Roberts coach)
Sutton has taken Oral Roberts to three straight NCAA Tournaments

My two cents? TCU isn't a desirable program to come run... and school officials are maniacal if they think they're prying Frischilla or Lavin away from cushy ESPN analyst jobs to come to FW. Why would Lebo leave a major conference to come here? I'm pretty sure we should avoid any assistants after the Neil debacle. Scott Sutton? Well, let's hope he doesn't share his father's issues... The other guys seem kind of throwaway, except Davidson has been the gud the past few years. Given our recent track record, we will more than likely end up with an up and coming coaching prospect which is always an extreme hit or miss situation. Fortunately, a lot of the major openings occured last off season so we may have a pretty good crop to pick from with LSU being the only major school I can think of with a current vacancy. Regardless, with UTA making the tournament this year and Corpus Christi last year, there's no reason why we shouldn't be able to compete in the MWC which isn't exactly a basketball powerhouse.

Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Ass, Neil

"No question, I would like to have won more games, but we weren't fortunate enough to do that for whatever the reasons," Dougherty said. Hey, I've got a reason... BECAUSE YOU'RE THE WORST FUCKING COACH TO EVER WALK THE SIDELINES AT ANY LEVEL, INCLUDING THE SPECIAL OLYMPIC WHEELCHAIR LEAGUE!
There are so many things I could say right now, but for brevity's sake I'm just goint to say... Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss...