Although his post is now gone, I went through and looked at the Horizon league jobs. Drake is a better job than Loyola-Chicago and Youngstown State. Looking at the others, though... Would you pass on Detroit Mercy for Drake? Wright State or Valpo? Wisconsin-Milwaukee? I wouldn't.
Drake has been a grave yard due to academic requirements and lack of success, support, media, etc. TJ has the recruiting ability to pull in some good players. He has already proven his worth as a top assistant so no reason not to take a chance, its not like he can't go back to being a big time assistant if it doesn't work out. If he likes Iowa and his future wife wants to stay, it would be hard not to be interested. Plus pretty sure he would know how to beat Creighton.
I don't think the Valley is all that difficult to win. (consistantly or otherwise)
I mean they don't have a KU type BB school year in/year out.
Creighton? ...occasionally, but not always.
I just hope Drake really makes an awesome choice. Regardless of who they get, it couldn't hurt if they got themselves a "name" coach. Don't ask me who, I just think a coach with some clout and good name recognition will go along way in recruiting for them. (imo)
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