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#1 Chris B

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 02:10 PM

It has begun...

 

Bruiser Flint is out at Drexel.



#2 Chris B

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 09:19 AM

Two decent mid-major job openings: WKU and Delaware



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 03:07 PM

Jamie Dixon to his alma mater (TCU).

 

I'd expect Pitt to look at Archie Miller.



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 03:09 PM

Jamie Dixon to his alma mater (TCU).

 

I'd expect Pitt to look at Archie Miller.

Bring the local boy home. Makes sense. 


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 05:16 PM

Wow...the lure of your Alma Mater must be big, because that's a big step down.



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 05:52 PM

Wow...the lure of your Alma Mater must be big, because that's a big step down.


I think his stay at Pitt was just stale.

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 05:52 PM

Wow...the lure of your Alma Mater must be big, because that's a big step down.

 

Is it?

Pittsburgh's been consistently good for sure, and it's the ACC... but Big 12 no slouch, and I'm guessing TCU has more funds (and higher program aspirations)...

Gets a chance to build the program...  life in Ft. Worth / Dallas vs. Pittsburgh (guess that's eye of the beholder)...



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:02 PM

Wow...the lure of your Alma Mater must be big, because that's a big step down.

 
Is it?


Yes

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:03 PM

I'm not sure the Pitt basketball program is some big job. Not a lot of interest up there.

That said, agree with Bacon.


The Pitt job had run it's course for Dixon, why not go back to your alma mater and see if you can get them to compete in a great conference?


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:07 PM

I'm not sure the Pitt basketball program is some big job. Not a lot of interest up there.

That said, agree with Bacon.
The Pitt job had run it's course for Dixon, why not go back to your alma mater and see if you can get them to compete in a great conference?



It may not be a big job, but it's been a good program for quite some time. TCU has made the tourney twice in the last 40 years.



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:17 PM

I'm not sure the Pitt basketball program is some big job. Not a lot of interest up there.


That said, agree with Bacon.

The Pitt job had run it's course for Dixon, why not go back to your alma mater and see if you can get them to compete in a great conference?



It may not be a big job, but it's been a good program for quite some time. TCU has made the tourney twice in the last 40 years.


But it's a job with a pretty high upside IMO. Wouldn't surprise me to see Dixon turn them into a perennial tournament team.
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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:19 PM

I'm not sure the Pitt basketball program is some big job. Not a lot of interest up there.


That said, agree with Bacon.

The Pitt job had run it's course for Dixon, why not go back to your alma mater and see if you can get them to compete in a great conference?



It may not be a big job, but it's been a good program for quite some time. TCU has made the tourney twice in the last 40 years.


But it's a job with a pretty high upside IMO. Wouldn't surprise me to see Dixon turn them into a perennial tournament team.


Anything is possible, but the results are pretty terrible. I also wouldn't think that's much of a basketball school.

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:20 PM

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Why, Pittsburgh's success as a program compared to TCU?  That's certainly fair.

Both great conferences...  TCU with a rapid rise over the last decade with their football success, and the $ invested into the program.

Maybe they are going to spend more on Assistants, and other than what Pittsburgh was?
 

Haven't looked at recent recruiting history... but wouldn't be surprised if Dallas has as much or more talent than Pittsburgh.



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:21 PM

TCU is one of the worst major D1 programs.

The good news is that it can only go up and his expectations will be limited.



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:25 PM

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Why, Pittsburgh's success as a program compared to TCU?  That's certainly fair.


Yes. When it's that lopsided it's very difficult to bridge that achievement gap when comparing jobs.

PITT is also a really nice campus in a cool part of the city. TCU may be great in that regard (no idea), but I think it would be unfair to characterize PITT as undesirable in that regard due to the wrong (IMO) negative stereotype of Pittsburgh being an undesirable city.

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:27 PM

They just don't love basketball in Pittsburgh.

To be clear, Pitt is obviously tiers above TCU right now... I'm just saying that I understand the move and think Dixon can get that program on the right track.
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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:30 PM

They just don't love basketball in Pittsburgh.

To be clear, Pitt is obviously tiers above TCU right now... I'm just saying that I understand the move and think Dixon can get that program on the right track.



They love basketball at TCU?

The move is cool since it's his alma mater. Can't believe he'd make this move otherwise.

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:43 PM

You can't compare the 2 jobs.  Pitt was winning BE titles when the BE was loaded.  They have been a solid ACC program.

 

TCU, perhaps, has upside but Weber is right, TCU isn't on the radar if it wasn't his alma mater.

 

Pitt may not be a great basketball school but it dwarfs TCU in that area. 



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 07:08 PM

You can't compare the 2 jobs.  Pitt was winning BE titles when the BE was loaded.  They have been a solid ACC program.

 

TCU, perhaps, has upside but Weber is right, TCU isn't on the radar if it wasn't his alma mater.

 

Pitt may not be a great basketball school but it dwarfs TCU in that area. 

 

Obviously Pitt has been consistently good, and TCU has been consistently horrible...

 

But TCU looks poised to emerge imo...  right conference, big market, huge fundraising (most in Big 12 during the last 3 years)...  just invested roughly $80M into their Arena (looks nice, is small though).

Don't see the difference between them and say Baylor...  Baylor was regularly horrible in basketball as well...  think they can have a similar path.
 



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 08:06 PM

Brad Underwood's headed to Oklahoma State. 






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