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#41 BSLRobShields

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 02:40 PM

Really. Thibideau(spelling) is on the hot seat??

He's going to Orlando.


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 02:41 PM

He's going to Orlando.

 

Haha, you have inside info here?


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 02:52 PM

They don't call him Insider Rob for nothing.

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 02:53 PM

Well maybe they do. Lol.

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 02:57 PM

Haha, you have inside info here?

That's the assumption I have heard a few times.


Now, if OKC now comes calling, maybe he prefers to go there but they are going to lose guys soon.

 

Orlando, with another high pick, could be a very attractive job.


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 03:01 PM

Personally I think coaching Wall, Beal and Durant is pretty attractive myself.


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There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 09:48 PM

@ESPNSteinLine: Going online now: ESPN sources say Thunder & Billy Donovan nearing agreement to make him next OKC coach, with announcement likely THU or FRI

Time to rev up that carousel again

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 09:52 PM

@ESPNSteinLine: Going online now: ESPN sources say Thunder & Billy Donovan nearing agreement to make him next OKC coach, with announcement likely THU or FRI

Time to rev up that carousel again

Hope he doesn't quit before the press conference again. 


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 09:53 PM

Ugh this again

@GoodmanESPN: If Donovan does leave Gainesville, no slam dunk choice as his successor at Florida. Two names to watch: Chris Mack and Archie Miller.

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 09:59 PM

Ugh this again

@GoodmanESPN: If Donovan does leave Gainesville, no slam dunk choice as his successor at Florida. Two names to watch: Chris Mack and Archie Miller.

Your guy is really good. Consider it a compliment. 

 

The fact that he played at Xavier probably helps, I'd think. 


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 10:01 PM


Ugh this again


@GoodmanESPN: If Donovan does leave Gainesville, no slam dunk choice as his successor at Florida. Two names to watch: Chris Mack and Archie Miller.

Your guy is really good. Consider it a compliment.

The fact that he played at Xavier probably helps, I'd think.
I know, I mean Florida is a slam dunk job. I would take it if i was in his situation. I just hate losing coaches. Hasn't happened for me personally as an X fan but is has happened enough over the last 20 years.

The good news would be that we seemingly have our replacement in Travis Steele, just promoted to associate head coach. He is one of the best recruiters in the Midwest. I thought he would take a lower (mac-level) head coach job but decided to stay with Xavier for one more year.

But still, rather Mack stay. Hope they just go with Arch.
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Posted 29 April 2015 - 10:17 PM

Will Fla be a good job after Donovan leaves? He made that a good job.
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Posted 30 April 2015 - 06:34 AM

Will Fla be a good job after Donovan leaves? He made that a good job.


You play in a power conference and really only have to go up against one, maybe two, good teams each season.

Depending on who they bring in, Florida can absolutely be a top program given their recent past and their resources.

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 06:58 AM

You play in a power conference and really only have to go up against one, maybe two, good teams each season.

Depending on who they bring in, Florida can absolutely be a top program given their recent past and their resources.


And despite those things, they rarely get elite players and recruiting classes.

So, it goes back to the coach and you are at a football school.

So, does Florida stay an elite program or does it become Oklahoma? A school that occasionally can make a run but normally, they are a bubble type team.
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Posted 30 April 2015 - 06:59 AM

You play in a power conference and really only have to go up against one, maybe two, good teams each season.


Depending on who they bring in, Florida can absolutely be a top program given their recent past and their resources.



And despite those things, they rarely get elite players and recruiting classes.


So, it goes back to the coach and you are at a football school.


So, does Florida stay an elite program or does it become Oklahoma? A school that occasionally can make a run but normally, they are a bubble type team.

You may be right, I really don't know. I think, at this very moment, it is a top, coveted program.

5 years from now? Hell, 2 years from now? Who knows.

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 07:39 AM

My point is, this is a case where a coach built a program that was basically a non entity.

 

That coach is now gone.  Did he build something sustainable or was he the reason the program is what it is and that leaves when he does?

 

This isn't a program with a great history before Donovan got there.  It wasn't garbage(they had been in the F4 before he got there) but it wasn't an elite program.


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Posted 30 April 2015 - 07:52 AM

This is EXACTLY what I said about Texas. 

 

So naturally, I agree with Rob about Florida potentially. 


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Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:00 AM

This is EXACTLY what I said about Texas. 

 

So naturally, I agree with Rob about Florida potentially. 

The difference I see with Texas is Barnes wasn't someone capable of building something elite and yet they still had success.

 

Shaka can build something elite.

 

Can Mack or Miller?  


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Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:18 AM

Yes, they absolutely can, IMO. This next hire is very important for Florida for the reasons Rob mentioned. Mack or Miller would be great for them.


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Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:45 AM

Yeah, Mack or Miller would keep Florida as a top program.  Not a true blue blood, but very much in that next tier.  I think Donovan's a great coach, so it'll be a slight step back, but I don't expect them to fall very far at all, they'll get a guy who can keep them near where they are.






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