Hire the new guy. Then trust the new guy to do his job, which includes managing assistants and recruits. If you dont trust him to do his job, why did you hire him?
Another line of thought - if we hire the right guy, it doesn't matter if there are short term recruiting losses by losing a guy like TJ. Obviously his ties in certain areas are very valuable, but the right hire can offset that in the 2-3 year range. But certainly I agree that keeping TJ should be a high priority - but certainly not as HC.
Hire a head coach and let him bring his own guys in, interview existing if he chooses. It is his choice, he's the one to accountable for the program.
I believe he would have been.
I like his excitement, his passion, it just oozes from him. Check his first interview on cyclones.com. He showed more passion and excitement in that interview than mac ever did. I just like the fact that nurse actually has a personality unlike coach mac.
with some major ties to aau programs
If we cannot get a star coach, I would be fine with Nurse with a lower $$ than Mac, and giving TJ a salary bump. Perhaps a 4-5 year contract with a low buyout, so that if we do not show improvement in the next 2 years, and a name coach is available, then a switch can be done, say during March, instead of April-May time frame. If the program turns around, we can always increase the $$ with an extension.
Do we think that it would be possible for Pollard to name an interim head coach for the coming season, due to how late in the game GMac left?
This talk = Wayne Morgan Deja Vu.
I'm assuming JP will reset the clock two or three years into the new coach's tenure so the length of contract doesn't really matter:jimlad:
If Nurse becomes our head coach I will be more than disappointed. That's just my opinion.