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.