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Vowelguy

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Why is the Florida Gulf Coast coach still at Florida Gulf Coast?
Maybe he’s happy there?

nice place to live and he’s got that job for life pretty much

if you go for a bigger job you uproot your family and in 5 years you could be unemployed. Obviously most people consider it worth the risk but maybe not everyone.

and/or he will only leave for a few places and if those don’t happen he’s content where he is
 
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if you go for a bigger job you uproot your family and in 5 years you could be unemployed. Obviously most people consider it worth the risk but maybe not everyone.
While true you can make bank during that period as well ;)
 
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Yes, Nikki is Tom’s wife. She was an AC on Tom’s last few staffs at Arkansas, and she was a very, very good coach — she was responsible for the defense, and those last couple of Collen teams were pretty tough on D.

I think this is a smart hire, but one that isn’t likely to be a “wow” hire.
 

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Good hire, my Bear friends from the West. You can leave Molly Miller to us next year. :)

When I heard Rhodes flew to Atlanta this morning, I was sure he was personally coming for Joni Taylor, but this is possibly a better hire.
 

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Big question is can she get top talent to Waco.
I think former WNBA coaches would be attractive to recruits who have WNBA goals. She also seems to have a rah rah personality that is popular. Guessing her salary took a massive bump
 
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I’m not familiar with Messer but is she a good recruiter?
Baylor fans seem to think so. I think BU’s HS recruiting has dipped over the past 2-3 years, but that might not be due to Messer.
SoCal job?
Interesting. Arkansas has an open assistant position after Osahor left for Oklahoma, but ... I think that Messer (who was at Arkansas when Blair was on the staff) is probably too senior for it.
 
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Baylor fans seem to think so. I think BU’s HS recruiting has dipped over the past 2-3 years, but that might not be due to Messer.
I get the impression with the transfer portal that Kim narrowed her HS recruiting prospects and just adds in from the portal

I hope she actually tries to recruit elite talent out of HS at LSU but Baylor’s HS recruiting the last few years have been meh
 

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I can now just imagine all those empty seats at Farrell. 😇

It sounds like lots of Baylor fans aren't gonna support this new coach.

Nikki McCray Penson had the entire fanbase supporting her because they all thought she was the bomb, and she flopped even with those highly favorable conditions. I highly doubt Collen would be worse. At worst, she sweeps through the entire Big 12 except for Vic, and is probably be seen as at least good though not at the level Baylor is used to playing.
 

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Baylor fans are hoping this turns out better than the last WNBA HC-turned-NCAA HC (S. White). (At least I'm not thinking of any others who have followed that path since; someone correct me if needed).
 

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Baylor fans are hoping this turns out better than the last WNBA HC-turned-NCAA HC (S. White). (At least I'm not thinking of any others who have followed that path since; someone correct me if needed).
Didnt Van Chancellor go to Ole Miss after Comets? (and not do well)
 
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I can now just imagine all those empty seats at Farrell. 😇

It sounds like lots of Baylor fans aren't gonna support this new coach.

Nikki McCray Penson had the entire fanbase supporting her because they all thought she was the bomb, and she flopped even with those highly favorable conditions. I highly doubt Collen would be worse. At worst, she sweeps through the entire Big 12 except for Vic, and is probably be seen as at least good though not at the level Baylor is used to playing.
That will probably happen for this season, but with the current roster I think a few Big12 teams will pass Baylor in the 22-23 season.
 

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Didnt Van Chancellor go to Ole Miss after Comets? (and not do well)

Went to LSU before Fargas, but that was surely before the White hire at Vandy.
 

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