I'm all for capitalizing, but let's build a program from within & not worry about everybody else. Much more credibility standing on our own two feet. Look how far CFH got this year with a scrabled roster...many close games that we didn't have a chance to compete in. I'm excited for the coming years!
It's so sad that so many people don't get this. While I have no problems with ISU owning a fairly weak conference (much like we did from 1999-2001), it's much more impressive to own a conference full of quality teams - because then your domination has merit as opposed to your domination being because you reign supreme over a bunch of nobodies.
Chuck Lidell: I paint my toenails with pink and black polish. Problem is, I get more paint on my toes and on the carpet than on my nails. Any advice? Maria Sharapova: Don't you beat up other guys for a living? I don't know how to answer this.
The deal will be a 5 year contract with guaranteed $1.5 million a year... Also it is speculated there is some sort of built in extension that if he stays 5 years the 6th will be guaranteed...
I don't think he is worth $1.5 mil a year. That's too much for a guy that has only taken Miami to second round of NCAA tourney. They have gone NIT 4 times and NCAA once in 7 seasons (other two were bottom of ACC).
I think he is a great recruiter, but obviously not the stellar HC.... Reminds me of Wayne Morgan.
Like many Mizzou fans I was less then impressed with the hire of Haith but I have decided to give him a chance. Many Missouri fans are slowly warming up to the hire after getting a chance to listen to him. So far he is at least saying the right things.
I guess we are hoping that this hire turns out to be another one that everyone thought was terrible but ends up turning out well. Kind of like Chizik to Auburn or or Martin at K-State. Both were thought of as terrible hires at the time.
The positives so far
- He is known as a very good recruiter
- 21 out of 22 seniors at Miami graduated
- He was an assistant at both Texas A&M and Texas so he knows the area
- As an assistant he recruited 6 McDonald's All Americans
- Everyone says he is a great guy
- The Miami basketball job is horrible with little support or facilities.
- This was posted by a poster on Powermizzou "....Haith is 129-101 career in 7 seasons...Bill Self was 129-81 in his first 7 seasons....and only because one of those was the 32-5 team.....also interesting....Haith is averaging 18 wins a season compared to Self's 18.4 after 7 seasons and Haith averaged 14 losses a season.....Self....11.57. This is reason to be optimistic......Other interesting tidbits.....Jim Calhoun was 111-106 averaging 13.4 wins and 11.7 losses after 7 seasons, and Coach K at Duke was 94-82 thats 15.8 wins and 15.1 losses...."
- Things were starting to fall apart under Anderson so a change might be a good thing. This season after January the wheels really started to fall off. We weren't playing well, there were reports of some chemistry issues that came out after the season ended, Kim English was looking to transfer but is happy with the new coach and will be staying, and Anderson had recruited zero players to fill the three spots for 2011 or the 6 spots for 2012. Some Mizzou fans think Mike Anderson knew the Arkansas job was going to be open and sort of quit on the team and didn't really do much recruiting after that.
We are hoping things work out. The players are impressed with the new coach after meeting with him and it looks like nobody is going to transfer. Most fans now feel like even though he wasn't any of our fist choices for the job he is here know and deserves a chance. He has already reached out to both coaches and media in St. Louis and Kansas City and it seems like he is being well received by them. The next major tests are going to be hiring a good staff and filling the three 2011 scholarships. It looks like he isn't going to be bringing his assistatns from Miami with him which in my opinion is a good thing. I read their bios and they are less than impressive. That is one of the differences between the Miami job and the Missouri job. We pay our assistants well and Haith should be able to put together a good staff.
I hope that helps provide some insight into Haith at Missouri so far.
That puts things in a little better perspective, but at first blush it doesn't look like a good enough hire for Mizzou.
As for what you said, rumor I heard is that Anderson knew that the Arkansas job was his in January, so he pretty much checked out. Probably quite similar to ISU and our football coach, the one who must not be nemed. This year's Tiger team, especially at the end, did not resemble an Anderson coached team. At all.
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