RebKell's Junkie Boards
Board Junkies Forums
 
Log in Register FAQ Memberlist Search RebKell's Junkie Boards Forum Index

Amanda Butler out at Florida

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    RebKell's Junkie Boards Forum Index » NCAA Women's Basketball - General Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Matt5762



Joined: 27 Feb 2005
Posts: 444



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/06/17 4:29 pm    ::: Amanda Butler out at Florida Reply Reply with quote

http://floridagators.com/news/2017/3/6/florida-womens-basketball-program-will-have-new-coach-in-2017-18.aspx

Sad for Amanda, but she got more than enough time and ultimately there wasn't much progress to speak of. I'm excited for a fresh start.

Let's see if new UF AD Stricklin can repeat the magic from his last hire (Schaefer at MSU).


Durantula



Joined: 30 Mar 2013
Posts: 4482



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/06/17 4:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Didn't UF just complete some major renovations to their basketball arena? Upgraded arena, new AD, guess it just felt like time for a new coach.


zvyn3



Joined: 20 Jul 2013
Posts: 360
Location: Tennessee


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/06/17 4:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

On her birthday.


Shades



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 42333



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/06/17 4:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Her handling of Christinaki was like a fumble on the one-yard line.



_________________
Nnekalonians 1:14 - Thou shalt not accept that which is not earned
NoDakSt



Joined: 26 Oct 2005
Posts: 3230
Location: Attilan


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/06/17 5:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
Her handling of Christinaki was like a fumble on the one-yard line.


I don't know if that was so damning but I don't know the details. How she handled the Moss situation a few years back was assholeish.



_________________
Free your mind and your ass will follow.
summertime blues



Joined: 16 Apr 2013
Posts: 3951
Location: Shenandoah Valley


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/06/17 6:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
Her handling of Christinaki was like a fumble on the one-yard line.


I disagree. I think Christinaki was the one who acted like a purenteed diva. The other girl took her suspension, dealt with it, and life went on.



_________________
Don't take life so serious. It ain't nohows permanent.
It takes 3 years to build a team and 7 to build a program.
Howee



Joined: 27 Nov 2009
Posts: 10441
Location: Oklahoma (in my heart)


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/06/17 9:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Don't really know her, but....I always liked her (apparent) toughness. Wasn't Muriel Page her assistant? I have a feeling Amanda will land on her feet, and nicely, too.



_________________
Oklahoma: Go Sooners!

<--Maddie Manning, Sooner Extraordinaire
tfan



Joined: 31 May 2010
Posts: 4465



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/06/17 9:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
Her handling of Christinaki was like a fumble on the one-yard line.


I think we would need to know more details to make that assessment.


PUmatty



Joined: 10 Nov 2004
Posts: 13585
Location: Chicago


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/06/17 10:32 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

A lot of good options already in Florida. Jose Fernandez, Katie Abrahamson-Henderson, Karl Smesko.

I wonder if Katie Meier would consider a move.


PlayBally'all



Joined: 17 Oct 2013
Posts: 191



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/06/17 10:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
Her handling of Christinaki was like a fumble on the one-yard line.


And it wasn't her first. She may have been in the right in how she handled the situation, but she has had roster issues several times based on how she has dealt with individual players. Its hard to recover from that.


PlayBally'all



Joined: 17 Oct 2013
Posts: 191



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/06/17 10:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PUmatty wrote:
A lot of good options already in Florida. Jose Fernandez, Katie Abrahamson-Henderson, Karl Smesko.

I wonder if Katie Meier would consider a move.


She would be a great hire, and although I understand that UF can afford the price tag, it would be very costly. She has a great relationship with the administration at Miami and a long term lucrative contract. That being said, she would be an incredibly good choice if she is interested.


Lillian Hidgepork



Joined: 26 Feb 2012
Posts: 72
Location: Down South


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/07/17 6:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This job will be another SEC coach. Its basically done.


summertime blues



Joined: 16 Apr 2013
Posts: 3951
Location: Shenandoah Valley


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/07/17 6:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lillian Hidgepork wrote:
This job will be another SEC coach. Its basically done.


Nah. Not necessarily. I'm pretty sure if it were Auburn it wouldn't be at all...or at least they would offer it to the one that got away last time.

But we'll see. You're always such a pessimist.



_________________
Don't take life so serious. It ain't nohows permanent.
It takes 3 years to build a team and 7 to build a program.
Queenie



Joined: 18 Nov 2004
Posts: 14778
Location: Queens


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/07/17 8:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lillian Hidgepork wrote:
This job will be another SEC coach. Its basically done.


Is it normal for coaches to jump within the SEC? Seems like it would create a lot of bad blood.



_________________
"Silence must be heard, noise should be observed
The time has come to learn, that silence...
SILENCE MUST BE HEARD..."
summertime blues



Joined: 16 Apr 2013
Posts: 3951
Location: Shenandoah Valley


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/07/17 9:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Some assistants do. But Matt Insell came from MTSU, which is in the OVC, and Matthew Mitchell came from Morehead State, also in the OVC; Nikki Fargas came from the Pac-12 although she originated from the SEC. Lil may be looking at those who rise from the ranks of assistant.

I wonder if Tasha Butts has it in her to be a HC? Or someone like Amber Smith?



_________________
Don't take life so serious. It ain't nohows permanent.
It takes 3 years to build a team and 7 to build a program.


Last edited by summertime blues on 03/07/17 9:52 pm; edited 1 time in total
awhom111



Joined: 19 Nov 2014
Posts: 1318



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/07/17 9:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

All of this does make one wonder what would have happened if they had landed one of the big names they were reported to be going after when they hired Butler. Back then, Florida was at the height of its revenue sports glory. It seems like they are good in almost every single sport they compete in, but they have very few national championship favorite level programs.
Lillian Hidgepork



Joined: 26 Feb 2012
Posts: 72
Location: Down South


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/07/17 10:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

awhom111 wrote:
All of this does make one wonder what would have happened if they had landed one of the big names they were reported to be going after when they hired Butler. Back then, Florida was at the height of its revenue sports glory. It seems like they are good in almost every single sport they compete in, but they have very few national championship favorite level programs.


Florida would have been a power house.


Lillian Hidgepork



Joined: 26 Feb 2012
Posts: 72
Location: Down South


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/07/17 10:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

summertime blues wrote:
Some assistants do. But Matt Insell came from MTSU, which is in the OVC, and Matthew Mitchell came from Morehead State, also in the OVC; Nikki Fargas came from the Pac-12 although she originated from the SEC. Lil may be looking at those who rise from the ranks of assistant.

I wonder if Tasha Butts has it in her to be a HC? Or someone like Amber Smith?


No I am not looking at assistants. You remember my post. You will learn to listen.


summertime blues



Joined: 16 Apr 2013
Posts: 3951
Location: Shenandoah Valley


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/07/17 11:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lillian Hidgepork wrote:
summertime blues wrote:
Some assistants do. But Matt Insell came from MTSU, which is in the OVC, and Matthew Mitchell came from Morehead State, also in the OVC; Nikki Fargas came from the Pac-12 although she originated from the SEC. Lil may be looking at those who rise from the ranks of assistant.

I wonder if Tasha Butts has it in her to be a HC? Or someone like Amber Smith?


No I am not looking at assistants. You remember my post. You will learn to listen.


Really? I might have been around the SEC at least as long as you. Maybe longer. Please don't give yourself airs.



_________________
Don't take life so serious. It ain't nohows permanent.
It takes 3 years to build a team and 7 to build a program.
PiperB



Joined: 07 Mar 2007
Posts: 86



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/08/17 7:31 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

summertime blues wrote:
Lillian Hidgepork wrote:
summertime blues wrote:
Some assistants do. But Matt Insell came from MTSU, which is in the OVC, and Matthew Mitchell came from Morehead State, also in the OVC; Nikki Fargas came from the Pac-12 although she originated from the SEC. Lil may be looking at those who rise from the ranks of assistant.

I wonder if Tasha Butts has it in her to be a HC? Or someone like Amber Smith?


No I am not looking at assistants. You remember my post. You will learn to listen.


Really? I might have been around the SEC at least as long as you. Maybe longer. Please don't give yourself airs.


First of all MTSU is in C-USA and Matt Insell was at LA Tech as DOBO then at UK as an asst. He was never at MTSU with his pops.

Second Lillian is referring to Vic Schaefer. The current AD at Florida is who hired him at Miss St. We've discussed this on the last 2 episodes of Tee'd up. It's as good as a done deal. I've heard from probably 5-10 different sources. The archives of Tee'd Up are on InsiderExposure dot com.

Some good possible assistants for Vic -
Fitzroy Anthony (Miami)
Darnell Haney (JU)
Daniel Barber (Stetson)
Brittany Young (Stetson)
Brittany Hudson (Ole Miss)
David Saur (LA-Monroe)
Maybe keep Bill Ferrara or Muriel Page

Any other possibilities?


summertime blues



Joined: 16 Apr 2013
Posts: 3951
Location: Shenandoah Valley


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/08/17 10:22 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PiperB wrote:
summertime blues wrote:
Lillian Hidgepork wrote:
summertime blues wrote:
Some assistants do. But Matt Insell came from MTSU, which is in the OVC, and Matthew Mitchell came from Morehead State, also in the OVC; Nikki Fargas came from the Pac-12 although she originated from the SEC. Lil may be looking at those who rise from the ranks of assistant.

I wonder if Tasha Butts has it in her to be a HC? Or someone like Amber Smith?


No I am not looking at assistants. You remember my post. You will learn to listen.


Really? I might have been around the SEC at least as long as you. Maybe longer. Please don't give yourself airs.


First of all MTSU is in C-USA and Matt Insell was at LA Tech as DOBO then at UK as an asst. He was never at MTSU with his pops.

Second Lillian is referring to Vic Schaefer. The current AD at Florida is who hired him at Miss St. We've discussed this on the last 2 episodes of Tee'd up. It's as good as a done deal. I've heard from probably 5-10 different sources. The archives of Tee'd Up are on InsiderExposure dot com.

Some good possible assistants for Vic -
Fitzroy Anthony (Miami)
Darnell Haney (JU)
Daniel Barber (Stetson)
Brittany Young (Stetson)
Brittany Hudson (Ole Miss)
David Saur (LA-Monroe)
Maybe keep Bill Ferrara or Muriel Page

Any other possibilities?


Well, if you're going to stick with Florida, what about Shimmy Gray-Miller? And my bad on Matt Insell, lord knows he grew up around MTSU I guess his dad has been there since Bowser was a pup.



_________________
Don't take life so serious. It ain't nohows permanent.
It takes 3 years to build a team and 7 to build a program.
Howee



Joined: 27 Nov 2009
Posts: 10441
Location: Oklahoma (in my heart)


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/08/17 4:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

REALLY!?? Vic would LEAVE what he just built at MS-State, even before the mortar is dry? I mean, good connections to an AD, maybe a truckload of $$$ thrown at ya, even.....is THAT a bigger draw than what he's created in MS? That is not something easily replicated. And he'd be the FIRST to tell ya.

What would be his strongest motives??



_________________
Oklahoma: Go Sooners!

<--Maddie Manning, Sooner Extraordinaire
summertime blues



Joined: 16 Apr 2013
Posts: 3951
Location: Shenandoah Valley


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/08/17 5:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Howee wrote:
REALLY!?? Vic would LEAVE what he just built at MS-State, even before the mortar is dry? I mean, good connections to an AD, maybe a truckload of $$$ thrown at ya, even.....is THAT a bigger draw than what he's created in MS? That is not something easily replicated. And he'd be the FIRST to tell ya.

What would be his strongest motives??


I rather think not, unless he values money over what he's built.



_________________
Don't take life so serious. It ain't nohows permanent.
It takes 3 years to build a team and 7 to build a program.
ArtBest23



Joined: 02 Jul 2013
Posts: 10763



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/08/17 6:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Howee wrote:
REALLY!?? Vic would LEAVE what he just built at MS-State, even before the mortar is dry? I mean, good connections to an AD, maybe a truckload of $$$ thrown at ya, even.....is THAT a bigger draw than what he's created in MS? That is not something easily replicated. And he'd be the FIRST to tell ya.

What would be his strongest motives??


Probably that he knows he's likely hit his ceiling at Miss St, and could have a far superior platform on which to build something really special at Florida.


Howee



Joined: 27 Nov 2009
Posts: 10441
Location: Oklahoma (in my heart)


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/08/17 6:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ArtBest23 wrote:
Howee wrote:
REALLY!?? Vic would LEAVE what he just built at MS-State, even before the mortar is dry? I mean, good connections to an AD, maybe a truckload of $$$ thrown at ya, even.....is THAT a bigger draw than what he's created in MS? That is not something easily replicated. And he'd be the FIRST to tell ya.

What would be his strongest motives??


Probably that he knows he's likely hit his ceiling at Miss St, and could have a far superior platform on which to build something really special at Florida.


I dunno....with the season he's had--never mind what lies ahead in the next few weeks--I'd think his recruiting ceiling is way lofty; I get that Florida can offer "more", in the way of resources, rep, etc., but still....I think Gail Goestenkoers may want to advise him. (I know, I know....Duke -> TX isn't exactly the same as MS-State -> Florida, but still....success in one place isn't a guarantee of success in the next. And Vic is no spring chicken!)



_________________
Oklahoma: Go Sooners!

<--Maddie Manning, Sooner Extraordinaire
Fighting Artichoke



Joined: 12 Dec 2012
Posts: 2567



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/08/17 6:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Howee wrote:
REALLY!?? Vic would LEAVE what he just built at MS-State, even before the mortar is dry? I mean, good connections to an AD, maybe a truckload of $$$ thrown at ya, even.....is THAT a bigger draw than what he's created in MS? That is not something easily replicated. And he'd be the FIRST to tell ya.

What would be his strongest motives??


1. Well, yes, money matters, so that's one plus for Florida. Even if he now decides to stay in Starkville, he will get a raise from Miss St. to retain him.

2. He may like the community in Gainesville better than that in Starkville, or his wife might.

3. The AD who hired him is now in Florida (as you mentioned) so he may want to continue that relationship.

4. Florida has a better recruiting base than Mississippi, and it is perceived as a better destination for out-of-state recruits.

There may be others, but that's what I came up with.


PUmatty



Joined: 10 Nov 2004
Posts: 13585
Location: Chicago


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/08/17 7:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Fighting Artichoke wrote:
Howee wrote:
REALLY!?? Vic would LEAVE what he just built at MS-State, even before the mortar is dry? I mean, good connections to an AD, maybe a truckload of $$$ thrown at ya, even.....is THAT a bigger draw than what he's created in MS? That is not something easily replicated. And he'd be the FIRST to tell ya.

What would be his strongest motives??


1. Well, yes, money matters, so that's one plus for Florida. Even if he now decides to stay in Starkville, he will get a raise from Miss St. to retain him.

2. He may like the community in Gainesville better than that in Starkville, or his wife might.

3. The AD who hired him is now in Florida (as you mentioned) so he may want to continue that relationship.

4. Florida has a better recruiting base than Mississippi, and it is perceived as a better destination for out-of-state recruits.

There may be others, but that's what I came up with.


The money issue isn't just his salary. It's the ability to pay more to his assistants (meaning you can hire better ones). It's the ability to have a bigger recruiting budget. It's the ability to have better and more frequently upgraded equipment and facilities. Etc., etc., etc.


Fighting Artichoke



Joined: 12 Dec 2012
Posts: 2567



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/08/17 8:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PUmatty wrote:
Fighting Artichoke wrote:
Howee wrote:
REALLY!?? Vic would LEAVE what he just built at MS-State, even before the mortar is dry? I mean, good connections to an AD, maybe a truckload of $$$ thrown at ya, even.....is THAT a bigger draw than what he's created in MS? That is not something easily replicated. And he'd be the FIRST to tell ya.

What would be his strongest motives??


1. Well, yes, money matters, so that's one plus for Florida. Even if he now decides to stay in Starkville, he will get a raise from Miss St. to retain him.

2. He may like the community in Gainesville better than that in Starkville, or his wife might.

3. The AD who hired him is now in Florida (as you mentioned) so he may want to continue that relationship.

4. Florida has a better recruiting base than Mississippi, and it is perceived as a better destination for out-of-state recruits.

There may be others, but that's what I came up with.


The money issue isn't just his salary. It's the ability to pay more to his assistants (meaning you can hire better ones). It's the ability to have a bigger recruiting budget. It's the ability to have better and more frequently upgraded equipment and facilities. Etc., etc., etc.


Excellent point.


Ladyvol777



Joined: 02 Jul 2013
Posts: 181



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/08/17 8:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

He should run to Florida, Mississippi St. will not be that good next year, they are losing 4 seniors to graduation


ArtBest23



Joined: 02 Jul 2013
Posts: 10763



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/08/17 9:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ladyvol777 wrote:
He should run to Florida, Mississippi St. will not be that good next year, they are losing 4 seniors to graduation


Okorie's probably the only one they might miss. As long as they have Vivians and McCowan back, they'll probably be as good as this year. And if they play the same schedule they'll have the same inflated record.


ArtBest23



Joined: 02 Jul 2013
Posts: 10763



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/08/17 9:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PUmatty wrote:


The money issue isn't just his salary. It's the ability to pay more to his assistants (meaning you can hire better ones). It's the ability to have a bigger recruiting budget. It's the ability to have better and more frequently upgraded equipment and facilities. Etc., etc., etc.


The huge home state recruiting base in Florida is probably the biggest thing.

Say you keep 3 of the top 5 players in the state each year. Which team would you prefer, Florida or Mississippi? I don't think it's close.


NoDakSt



Joined: 26 Oct 2005
Posts: 3230
Location: Attilan


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/09/17 10:09 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ArtBest23 wrote:
Ladyvol777 wrote:
He should run to Florida, Mississippi St. will not be that good next year, they are losing 4 seniors to graduation


Okorie's probably the only one they might miss. As long as they have Vivians and McCowan back, they'll probably be as good as this year. And if they play the same schedule they'll have the same inflated record.


Okorie may apply for an extra year, an option made available to her because of eligibility issues her first year. But she petered out as the year went on so how much she contributes outside of being a sparring partner for McCowan I practice remains to be seen. The senior they'll miss most is Dillingham and her defense. But they have Ro Johnson and two five stars new to the roster in Frosh Nyah Tate and Arky transfer Jordan Danberry who will be available second semester. I think they'll be just as good if not better.
But in the longer term, Florida has got to be more appealing. I ultimately think somewhere in Texas is where Vic settles.



_________________
Free your mind and your ass will follow.
ArtBest23



Joined: 02 Jul 2013
Posts: 10763



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/09/17 11:10 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

NoDakSt wrote:
ArtBest23 wrote:
Ladyvol777 wrote:
He should run to Florida, Mississippi St. will not be that good next year, they are losing 4 seniors to graduation


Okorie's probably the only one they might miss. As long as they have Vivians and McCowan back, they'll probably be as good as this year. And if they play the same schedule they'll have the same inflated record.


Okorie may apply for an extra year, an option made available to her because of eligibility issues her first year. But she petered out as the year went on so how much she contributes outside of being a sparring partner for McCowan I practice remains to be seen. The senior they'll miss most is Dillingham and her defense. But they have Ro Johnson and two five stars new to the roster in Frosh Nyah Tate and Arky transfer Jordan Danberry who will be available second semester. I think they'll be just as good if not better.
But in the longer term, Florida has got to be more appealing. I ultimately think somewhere in Texas is where Vic settles.


If Okarie returns she gives them great depth in the post, and McCowan hasn't shown she can play 30+ minutes, both because of fitness and fouls. I think they're better with Okorie than without her. Didn't know she might return.


PlayBally'all



Joined: 17 Oct 2013
Posts: 191



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/09/17 3:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Fighting Artichoke wrote:
Howee wrote:
REALLY!?? Vic would LEAVE what he just built at MS-State, even before the mortar is dry? I mean, good connections to an AD, maybe a truckload of $$$ thrown at ya, even.....is THAT a bigger draw than what he's created in MS? That is not something easily replicated. And he'd be the FIRST to tell ya.

What would be his strongest motives??


1. Well, yes, money matters, so that's one plus for Florida. Even if he now decides to stay in Starkville, he will get a raise from Miss St. to retain him.

2. He may like the community in Gainesville better than that in Starkville, or his wife might.

3. The AD who hired him is now in Florida (as you mentioned) so he may want to continue that relationship.

4. Florida has a better recruiting base than Mississippi, and it is perceived as a better destination for out-of-state recruits.

There may be others, but that's what I came up with.


The reason I believe that he stays at Ms State is that they gave him the opportunity when many other Power 5 programs wanted a younger coach. He has spoken many times about that. That being said, anything can happen.


Fighting Artichoke



Joined: 12 Dec 2012
Posts: 2567



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/09/17 5:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PlayBally'all wrote:
Fighting Artichoke wrote:
Howee wrote:
REALLY!?? Vic would LEAVE what he just built at MS-State, even before the mortar is dry? I mean, good connections to an AD, maybe a truckload of $$$ thrown at ya, even.....is THAT a bigger draw than what he's created in MS? That is not something easily replicated. And he'd be the FIRST to tell ya.

What would be his strongest motives??


1. Well, yes, money matters, so that's one plus for Florida. Even if he now decides to stay in Starkville, he will get a raise from Miss St. to retain him.

2. He may like the community in Gainesville better than that in Starkville, or his wife might.

3. The AD who hired him is now in Florida (as you mentioned) so he may want to continue that relationship.

4. Florida has a better recruiting base than Mississippi, and it is perceived as a better destination for out-of-state recruits.

There may be others, but that's what I came up with.


The reason I believe that he stays at Ms State is that they gave him the opportunity when many other Power 5 programs wanted a younger coach. He has spoken many times about that. That being said, anything can happen.

But the guy who gave him that break is now the AD at Florida, so if it's loyalty that drives him, it may lead him to Gainesville.


Durantula



Joined: 30 Mar 2013
Posts: 4482



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/09/17 5:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I think what complicates this is that Gary Blair will be 72 before the start of next year. The risk of taking a rebuild job at UF is if he loses for a few years his stock may not be as high when A&M opens, where right now you'd think it would be easier to win at MSU for the next couple of years. Even if they fall back some, still a potential NCAA tournament team which is more than you can say about UF given who they graduate and the recruits they may lose.

Shaefer is from Texas, A&M alum, coached at A&M from 2003-2012. Its rare enough to see a coach jump from 1 job in a conference to another within the same conference, but I just can't imagine he could or would jump from MSU to UF to A&M all within a small time frame. Maybe he thinks staying at MSU for a year or two positions him better for the A&M job.

Also, his daughter has one year left in college, does he really want to leave before her senior year? If he left I don't think its as simple as she could just join him. Some leagues don't allow intra-conference transfers without losing a year of eligibility. With 1 year left she can't do that, plus some schools won't release you to schools within the conference.


ArtBest23



Joined: 02 Jul 2013
Posts: 10763



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/09/17 10:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I would expect that if he goes to UF he is abandoning any notion of replacing Blair. Florida would be a destination job. And the AD would insist on assurances of that.


PlayBally'all



Joined: 17 Oct 2013
Posts: 191



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/10/17 1:30 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Fighting Artichoke wrote:
PlayBally'all wrote:
Fighting Artichoke wrote:
Howee wrote:
REALLY!?? Vic would LEAVE what he just built at MS-State, even before the mortar is dry? I mean, good connections to an AD, maybe a truckload of $$$ thrown at ya, even.....is THAT a bigger draw than what he's created in MS? That is not something easily replicated. And he'd be the FIRST to tell ya.

What would be his strongest motives??


1. Well, yes, money matters, so that's one plus for Florida. Even if he now decides to stay in Starkville, he will get a raise from Miss St. to retain him.

2. He may like the community in Gainesville better than that in Starkville, or his wife might.

3. The AD who hired him is now in Florida (as you mentioned) so he may want to continue that relationship.

4. Florida has a better recruiting base than Mississippi, and it is perceived as a better destination for out-of-state recruits.

There may be others, but that's what I came up with.


The reason I believe that he stays at Ms State is that they gave him the opportunity when many other Power 5 programs wanted a younger coach. He has spoken many times about that. That being said, anything can happen.

But the guy who gave him that break is now the AD at Florida, so if it's loyalty that drives him, it may lead him to Gainesville.


I realize that. I just don't think that his loyalty will be to Stricklin, but to State. He doesn't seem like a jumper and they will take care of him financially in Starkvegas.


Lillian Hidgepork



Joined: 26 Feb 2012
Posts: 72
Location: Down South


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/10/17 7:08 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

While I think its still a done deal, Florida as early as Tuesday of this week were reaching out to a few more BIG name coaches. Id say this sets as about 90% done. As we all know alot can heppen in 30 minutes. Very Happy


Ex-Ref



Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 4207



Back to top
PostPosted: 03/17/17 9:11 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Quote:
The Gators granted McLaughlin a contact release, allowing her to talk with other schools. That opened a flood of calls from coaches across the country. She's reopened her recruitment, but for now she is still bound by her national letter of intent with Florida.



Would be great if Purdue or IU could get her.

http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/18921397/indiana-gatorade-player-year-karissa-mclaughlin-swamped-suitors-reopening-recruitment



_________________
neverthless she persisted
purduefanatic



Joined: 10 Aug 2011
Posts: 2124
Location: Indiana


Back to top
PostPosted: 03/17/17 9:19 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ex-Ref wrote:
Quote:
The Gators granted McLaughlin a contact release, allowing her to talk with other schools. That opened a flood of calls from coaches across the country. She's reopened her recruitment, but for now she is still bound by her national letter of intent with Florida.



Would be great if Purdue or IU could get her.

http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/18921397/indiana-gatorade-player-year-karissa-mclaughlin-swamped-suitors-reopening-recruitment


Looks like she is considering Florida (will wait to make a decision until she talks to/meets whoever the new coach is), Purdue, Michigan, Indiana.


Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    RebKell's Junkie Boards Forum Index » NCAA Women's Basketball - General Discussion All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB 2.0.17 © 2001- 2004 phpBB Group
phpBB Template by Vjacheslav Trushkin