Thursday, April 5, 2012

No Homecoming

Bringing Jamie Dixon back to coach his alma mater was probably always too good to be true, but crazier things have happened so it was fun to at least entertain the thought of having one of our own be the architect of the TCU basketball renaissance.

We still don't know how much the administration will be willing to spend to bring in the basketball coach that will usher the Horned Frogs into the Big 12. But according to a tweet by Star-Telegram reporter Stefan Stevenson (@FollowtheFrogs), it is apparently not in the range that would pry Dixon away from Pittsburgh. Wrote Stevenson:

Two high-ranking TCU sources stress: economically, Jamie Dixon "is not a viable candidate for TCU" at this time.

So it would appear that the "splash" of the eventual TCU hire will be less than the fat kid doing a cannonball off of the high dive effect that Dixon would've caused. I think we were probably fooling ourselves to ever really think he would make such a risky career move at this point, and I'm guessing that it would've taken GP money to get him. I do, though, think whoever TCU ends up hiring will make considerably more than the $590k that Christian was being paid- so striking out on our dream candidate, in my opinion, is not a signal that the sky is falling.

4 comments:

Slay Purple said...

Not that I believe it, but this just popped up...

http://the425.net/2012/04/05/jamie-dixon-to-tcu-for-2-3-mil/

SuperSweet HornedFrog said...

Pat Knight or Bust

VikingFrog said...

Can we take out an advance on our Big 12 tv money?

Travis said...

Claiming as though our University, with over 1billion in endowment, does not have the ability to offer say 2M to make Jamie a higher, serious offer and demonstrate a long-term commitment is ridiculous. As an alum who apparently has kept watch on his alma mater, he knows what great things have, are, and will continue to be taking place. We do have large BigXII tv money coming, and this is doable. He may have other legitimate reasons or concerns, but I don't believe it will be about money if he is not the next coach.