This guy may end up being a good hire for Iowa. He certainly had a nice 5-6 year run at Butler (his only collegiate head coaching experience).
However, it is certainly not what the Iowa athletic department and the hawkeye faithful were hoping for...a "big name" coach with a bunch of "skins on the wall". Frankly, most hawkeye fans have heard a lot more about Art Linkletter than Todd Lickliter!
It will be interesting to see how he does. At Butler his team had a very high IQ (and I'm not talking basketball here)...they had several players with very high GPAs and very difficult majors (Actuarial Sciences, etc.). Won't be quite the same in Iowa City.
I cheer for two teams, Iowa State and whoever is playing the hawkeyes.
It appears that EIU got a good coach. The thing that would concern me is that he is 51 and most of his success came with another coaches players. Also he was in a conference that did not exactly beat each other up in the conference season. Other than that he seems solid but not what their fans were expecting and contrary to what Jon Miller has said he was probably Barta's 5th or 6th choice.
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