This is so bogus. Barron and his SS squad are woke now so it was just a matter of “investigating”, like the Freeh report, because they had their desired result. Now they had to connect the dotes. The admin at this university is pretty bad and so weak. Can’t wait for them to move on. Don’t they have a GFloyd scholarship fund?
So basically there is nothing he could have done that would end in you agreeing that he deserved to get fired?
Unfortunately, UConn and Pitt are a rung or two above us when it comes to basketball jobs.2 years ago, both Jeff Capel and Danny Hurley got hired at Pitt and UCONN respectively for that amount. Would they have taken the Penn State job if it was open and offered at the time? I don’t know, but I’d rather have someone like either Capel or Hurley get hired who is a “known name” to prospective recruits, someone they want to come play for verses someone they have to Google to find out who he is.
Good luck getting her to commit to a big time hire when they are faced with massive decreases in revenues due to COVID. The timing couldn't be worse for them to make an investment that is larger than we historically have seen. And if they do, and also come out and cut sports or something like that in the near future, it's going to create a shitstorm of bad PR. I fully expect another unknown coach at a reasonable salary that won't move the needle in terms of program stature.So who does Sandy hire now that the job is open? Does she hire another no name mid-major coach that eveyone will need to Google to fgure out who he is? Or for once, does Penn State pony up and be willing to pay a name head coach 3 million+ a year to come to Happy Valley? I guess we will find out whether Penn Tate wants to continue to treat its basketball program like a cash cow or do they want to grow the program and make it competitive in the Big Ten and nationally. Sadly, my money is on the former,
That says it all, IMO. That reads like Pat was asked to resign or be subjected to an arduous termination process that inevitably wouldn't have ended well for him. So spinning the resignation with accomplishments positions him for whatever comes next. The circumstances around his departure will be challenging to overcome in today's environment.Maybe I'm not paying attention, but do most coaches list their top 10 accomplishments in their resignation statement?
Agree 100% and that’s my fear. Due to the covid revenue issues, Sandy will be stuck with a DeChellis/Chambers level budget and we’ll end up hiring the interim coach, JimFerry.Good luck getting her to commit to a big time hire when they are faced with massive decreases in revenues due to COVID. The timing couldn't be worse for them to make an investment that is larger than we historically have seen. And if they do, and also come out and cut sports or something like that in the near future, it's going to create a shitstorm of bad PR. I fully expect another unknown coach at a reasonable salary that won't move the needle in terms of program stature.
And Josh Reaves wasn't nearly as forgiving...As with everything, I'm sure there are many sides to the story (and different current/former players had different experiences)
If the investigation was only about the noose comment, then good for him for resigning from that circus. If it’s more than that, I’ll change my mind about him but he’s always seemed like a genuine person.
Sandy also said it was something beyond the reported story from last July.That's exactly where I'm at.
I have to assume there was more than just the noose comment. But, no sense in making any judgments until we know more.
He always seemed like a decent guy. But there are frequently other sides to people that we'd never expect would be true. I guess we'll see.
My somewhat realistic candidate pool would include guys like...Wasnt sure if he and jay had any kind of arrangement or if he preferred something else.
That would be my first call if I'm sandy. New york guy, coaches in philly so two nice ins for recruiting along with the nova name association.
In her press conference, Sandy seemed to indicate Ferry would be the coach through the upcoming season.
The real question in my mind is how many walkon players are we going to have to endure in the rotation while the new coach waits to get "his players" this time around???
My somewhat realistic candidate pool would include guys like...
Mike Rhoades (though he likely waits for a better opportunity)
Jon Scheyer (ok, he probably REALLY falls outside of the realistic pool)
Micah Shrewsberry (possibly my favorite realistic option)
Would shrewsberry really leave in conference?
What are Ferry's credentials to be a head coach in the Big Ten?
We have a total dud right now.
He'd make a lot of sense to me. Young guy, great pedigree (learning under two of the best coaches in the game), said to be a very strong recruiter, good resume with his Big Ten ties and his time in the NBA, etc. He's one of those guys that is an up and comer and likely skips the Summit League type job on his way up the ladder. Surround him with some Philly/DMV/NYC assistants and I think he'd have a good chance to succeed. And he'd be the type of guy we wouldn't have to break the bank for today.To go from assistant to head coach yes. But he doesn't really make that much sense for this job.
Dwayne Stephens is probably a prime candidate. In the good old days he would have been the only candidate using Tim Curley's 1-degree of separation from PSU method.
I would not be even slightly surprised if Joe and Jon Crispin try to float their own names as if they are actual candidates. With Curley they probably would have succeeded.