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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by app97 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:26 pm

Cro-Magnon App wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:09 pm
Some of the big talkers are saying Andy Kennedy or Pitino to UNLV, do't know what all that is based on. Ed Conroy, formerly of Tulane and The Citadel is an assistant waiting on another head job.
Why would Conroy be desirable?



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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by asu66 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:38 am

app97 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Cro-Magnon App wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:09 pm
Some of the big talkers are saying Andy Kennedy or Pitino to UNLV, do't know what all that is based on. Ed Conroy, formerly of Tulane and The Citadel is an assistant waiting on another head job.
Why would Conroy be desirable?


Conroy's not ideal in my opinion. He's a good guy and a capable coach, but his recruiting was an issue at Tulane. I don't recall who his assistants were there. He was high on Cobb's shortlist a couple of days before Buzz agreed to return for his one-year "curtain call." Conroy spent a day on campus meeting folks and checking out a few realtors. Then *boom* Buzz called. The rest of the story is...Conroy to Tulane...Buzz to UNC-W and the Cobb-Capel-caper! :evil:


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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by Yosef84 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:12 am

I would think that whatever new HC is hired will be given the opportunity to interview the current staff and retain anyone who is beneficial. Ultimately, isn't it usually part of the deal for a new coach to build his staff? I'm sure DG will provide input but I hope he wouldn't micro-manage the process. Micro-managers tend to kill energy and spoil attitudes. That's not the way to build a program.



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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by hapapp » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:49 am

On paper, this incoming class could be our best in a while. Allison is working hard to keep them in tact. I would hope the next guy would seriously considering keep him on board if he wants to stay.



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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by Yosef10 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:37 am

I’ve thrown it out elsewhere but Levelle Moton should’ve been DGs first call.



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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by appfan22 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:04 am

http://www.levellemoton.com/

Interesting to see the praise Levelle has received from a few of the most successful coaches in sports. Hoping he gets a serious look.



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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by Gonzo » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:06 am

I don't see Moton having success outside of NCCU. He has a special thing there, being his alma mater and all. HBCU's situations are very different than ours.

Fun fact: he coached my wife in basketball when she was a kid in Raleigh.



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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by Stonewall » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:42 pm

I like Conroy. And his uncle.



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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by appstate77 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:53 pm

I could see Moton. Sounds a bit like Coach Diet Dew!



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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by Yosef10 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:18 pm

Gonzo wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:06 am
I don't see Moton having success outside of NCCU. He has a special thing there, being his alma mater and all. HBCU's situations are very different than ours.

Fun fact: he coached my wife in basketball when she was a kid in Raleigh.
I’ve heard that argument but it just doesn’t ring true to me. If you can coach basketball it doesn’t matter where you’re at to do it. And while it wouldn’t be by much more than what he’s got at NCCU, I’d love to see what he could do with a bit more resources.

I am curious though, how are HBCUs different than us other than the obvious?



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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by appfanjj » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:26 pm

Not endorsing anyone but I could see Moton being successful here. It’s obvious that this is a super important hire for us. Gotta get it right. Who knows, though, what DG is looking for in a coach? He will do what is best for the program. Excited about the future.



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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by Yosef84 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:56 pm

If Moton's team displays solid fundamentals and he shows the ability to manage games and execute effective strategy, I don't see why he wouldn't be effective at App. I'm sure DG will look at a variety of qualified applicants.



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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by sixtoes9134 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:59 pm

I really expect DG to pull a rabbit out of the hat like he did with Drink.



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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by NewApp » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:03 pm

sixtoes9134 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:59 pm
I really expect DG to pull a rabbit out of the hat like he did with Drink.
We don't know about Drinkwitz yet. He hasn't coached a game for us yet. His credentials are good, but still.



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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by sixtoes9134 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:21 pm

NewApp wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:03 pm
sixtoes9134 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:59 pm
I really expect DG to pull a rabbit out of the hat like he did with Drink.
We don't know about Drinkwitz yet. He hasn't coached a game for us yet. His credentials are good, but still.
What I meant by that was that everyone thought it was going to be Ledford or that Alabama guy, but we got Ledfords boss. Which was a pleasant surprise in my opinion. I'm hoping for a better hire than we thought was possible.



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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by NewApp » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:05 pm

sixtoes9134 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:21 pm
NewApp wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:03 pm
sixtoes9134 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:59 pm
I really expect DG to pull a rabbit out of the hat like he did with Drink.
We don't know about Drinkwitz yet. He hasn't coached a game for us yet. His credentials are good, but still.
What I meant by that was that everyone thought it was going to be Ledford or that Alabama guy, but we got Ledfords boss. Which was a pleasant surprise in my opinion. I'm hoping for a better hire than we thought was possible.

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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by Stonewall » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:50 pm

I think there’s some reason to be optimistic about our team going forward under a solid head coach.Mainly because the Sunbelt isn’t very good. I believe there’s room at the top.



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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by Appstate88 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:23 pm

Stonewall wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:50 pm
I think there’s some reason to be optimistic about our team going forward under a solid head coach.Mainly because the Sunbelt isn’t very good. I believe there’s room at the top.
Agree with you Stonewall. Think about it...Corn Cobbs Panthers are the Sunbelt standard bearers for the past 2 years.



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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by Seattleapp » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:27 pm

The meac is not a hotbed for coaches. Gonzo is right. I want a taskmaster as our next coach. I am so sick of hero ball with not hero ball players. I submit liberty. If we field a team that plays defense and runs and Efficient offense, Ala uva. We will dominate the sun belt



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Re: Fox fired

Unread post by Stonewall » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:30 pm

Defense and rebounding are heavily weighted toward “effort” .A good place to start.



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