I don't think you have to go down that road for that reason.
I haven't seen their tax returns. How many billionaires support Mizzou athletics? I'm talking about influential donors. But there are lots of those.
Only if the top targets say no. If Sterk is seriously considering mid-major candidates, then he's keeping that a secret.
Yes, I'm sure they understand that. It's a matter of optics. Sometimes people in power are more concerned about the perception not the reality.
The interest is driven by his recruiting success in St. Louis. Period. You can't really debate that much. If this search took place last year when Ford was just the guy who got fired at Oklahoma State because his teams were never that exceptional, then no, I don't think he would have been on MU's radar.
That team had three four-star players with two more signed. On paper, Anderson inherited more talent, but Clark and Post weren't four-star players in college - and neither was Gant. I like the nucleus of this team better (Barnett, Puryear, Walton, Phillips) than the group Kim inherited. Also, the next coach won't be required to keep an overrated assistant coach like Kim was required to keep. The roster in 2014 wasn't prepared to suddenly replace Clarkson and Brown when they left early. This team isn't loaded with stars but I think the roster is more manageable.
It's too big, but just because it's not full doesn't mean you have a bad crowd. There's nothing wrong with a crowd of 12,000 people here. That's bigger than a lot of arenas at capacity.
He'll have a ballpark amount that he can toy with.
Hmmm, good question. Both are known for rugged, physical defenses. I'm not sure either one has a style that's necessarily more conducive to a rapid turnaround. I think that's more about players. Martin is a much better coach when he has the SEC player of they year on the floor.
He said today that he'd like to get back into coaching. I think he could do well at a mid-major.
I have not heard his name as someone who's a primary target. This search is geared toward proven power conference coaches from what I've gathered.
I don't think so. Very good coach. But that opens some old wounds.
They have two available for next year. That's a good start. On paper, there's only one senior on next year's team (Barnett), but if the next coach wants to clear roster space, there are ways to make that happen.
I'm not sure he would. He won the Big Ten last year. He might believe he can do it again in a hurry. He's set to cash in on a big bonus this summer.
Who's top five? Not mine.
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