Possibly. But rich people have a lot of money.
I think that's a very fair question to ask this time next year if there are still major question marks at the position. That's not giving a pass on the current situation. More transparency on the Bazelak situation might have helped explain what unfolded better.
Just changing head coaches is't going to solve every problem. He needs the resources as far as staffing, facility upgrades and, most important, NIL support. All of that will go a long way toward determining how much or how little success Gates has at Missouri. But it's not something they're going to spell out on day 1.
You're missing my point. If her contract were up right now or she had a cheap buyout, I think there's a good case for a coaching change. But that's not reality. It's bad business to pay her and her staff the buyouts they owe with two years left on her deal. Also, fans didn't really show up for home games this year when the team was winning and playing well, which sends a signal to the athletics department that there's not an overwhelming demand for change.
He doesn't show any Division I scholarship offers on his recruiting profiles on the major sites that cover recruiting offers. Those might not be up to date but I haven't heard him as being in play at Missouri. I don't cover SLU, so I'm not sure where things stand there.
If you're measuring the level of negativity off Twitter, that's probably a bad place to gauge the true reaction .. because Twitter is a haven for outrage. People who like the hire or - like most - are merely cautiously optimistic don't go running to Twitter to express their relatively mild opinions. It's a platform for angst.
Just one little Matter filled out his bracket. He inexplicably had St. Peter's in the Sweet 16. There might have been an eraser involved.
Thanks for stopping by, Jon!
That's been happening more lately over the last several years. Jim Sterk encouraged his coaches to support the other programs.
There does seem to be more protocols in place at Missouri, which tends to lengthen the process and - every few years - completely muck it up. I don't have the exact state rule at my fingertips, but for major contracts that pay the kind of salary like a football/basketball head coach, athletics director, university president, university general counsel, etc., the Board must approve the hire in a formal meeting. The hire doesn't go to the board unless there's a strong indication they'll approve it, but they usually want to discuss the candidate in some capacity.
Altman is known for looking around and listening to other schools. I never reported that Mizzou was heavily involved with him, but the search firm is hired to gauge interest. I was told by multiple people that there was initially some interest from both parties. To what extent, that's not clear.
He's a junior college walk-on D-tackle from Ladue High. He doesn't join the team until the summer/fall.
OK, folks. I'm out of time. We went way long today. We'll chat again next week. Have a good one.