Good points. And it's not like if Odom is retained that all the pressure goes away. The schedule is much more difficult next year and he'll have the same doubts and questions.
I understand your point, but once I saw the game, I couldn't unsee it, like you said. That was a top 25 team on the floor that day. At least seven other voters agreed - and I imagine not all seven watched the KU game.
Good question. I'm buying stock in the women's team. I think they're a Sweet 16 team. The men's team probably has more upside because it has more unproven quantities, but I'll take the safe bet and say the Fightin' Sophies.
McElwain is a strange guy. He makes strange comments and seems to rub some people the wrong way. Watching from afar I've always thought he had a phony folksy charm - and I don't trust people who pretend to be folksy. Venables could become a great head coach, but home come it hasn't happened yet? I'm not sure I would hand over a Power 5 job in this conference to someone who's never ran his own program.
Porter Jr. in points and rebounds. He'll be on the floor so much and around the ball so much that he'll grab a lot of boards. I'll go with Harris as the assists leader.
Hail State. I admit it all the time. I've started a Go Fund Me to pay for Dan Mullen's raise.
Possibly. I wouldn't rule it out.
Great recruiter at LSU. He's 11-9 in two years at UT-San Antonio and took them to their first bowl last year. He continues to recruit well for a C-USA program. I can't say to know much more about him.
I should have said lowest among SEC East public schools. Yes, Kentucky made about $36 million more than Mizzou athletics last year and spent about $34 million more, per USA Today's annual report. Vandy doesn't submit its financial records.
No idea. He's not leaving unless he gets a high grade. And I don't know if he will.
I don't see how it's an advantage for Missouri if Florida believes Zaire gives them its best chance to win the game. Florida will have to throw to win. Missouri's defense has played better against the run lately and will put UF into some third-down passing situations.
He has a great profile. Has managed his own program and took a doormat and turned it into a winner. He's run an organization at the NFL level. He's had an up-close look at one of the game's elite coaches at Ohio State. He'd be a very attractive candidate for just about any job.
Crucial diference: Alden's butt was on the line if Pinkel didn't have success, because he was his big hire. Alden believed in Pinkel because he had to, to some degree. Also, Pinkel had a track record. He could point to his program's success at Toledo and convince his boss that eventually he'll build the culture it takes to have a sustained winner. Sterk doesn't have that same investment in Odom because he didn't hire him - and Odom doesn't have a track record he can point to as proof that he's done this before.
And thank you for reading the book.
Missouri put up 28 points against an elite Georgia defense. Florida was shut out until the final minutes when the backup unit scored against UGA's backups. I don't think Florida should be overlooking anyone after the way it's played the last few weeks.
Well, if you read this really good book that's available now you would know the answer. He didn't publicly endorse anyone but privately he pushed hard for Odom to get the job. No one else.
Hard to know. And we won't know what this class looks like for a few more years. They're going to sign a full class. Every team in America signs a class. Will they get the players they absolutely want? Doubtful. But Missouri has never been a major player when it comes to recruiting - and has still managed to have some very good years. The rankings are probably going to be in the same ballpark. But can the staff develop talent? That's what makes or breaks a staff at a program like this.
He's got a massive buyout that will be a hurdle for some schools. But there's no harm in making a call to the likely national coach of the year.
It's not part of the project from what has been explained but that could change I suppose.