good news for Cinci fans is that the dude definitely drops bags. His recruiting classes are so inconsistently up and down with random 5* signings. Then you've got the Brad Underwood connection, and that dude definitely pays to play.Good publicity for the league though. Final Four coach from the SEC leaves for an AAC program.
51 going on 70.I don't think people realize how highly coveted Thad Matta is. I'm sure every P5 school with a vacancy in the past few years has reached out to inquire about his health. If it wasn't for his health issues, he would have a chance at being one of the winningest and greatest coaches in college basketball history.
Between his time at Butler, Xavier and Ohio State, he is 439-154. He has 2 final fours, 4 elite 8s, 6 sweet 16s and an NIT championship all while missing only 2 post seasons in his 17 year career. All of this and he is still only 51 years old.
While having the Ohio connection would probably be a plus for him at this time (closer to home) landing in Cincy, I think if he was going to take a shot at coming back to coaching it would either be all in with a power program or go the Calhoun route and take on a D3 "low stress" project.
One coach (can't remember which one) said that every coach knows virtually everything going on in his or her program, down to the minutest detail. If they say they don't, they're lying.No doubt about it, but at some point if they have real goods on him then they have to bring it forward. Cal is scott free at Uk, and all he ever did was blame all those around him as well.
They absolutely will love that. For awhile. But I doubt Cronin will have that same problem at UCLA anyway. He won with pretty mediocre recruits. He'll be able to get better players at UCLA.Yeah, I'm sure the UCLA fans are going to love a guy who gets them to the tourney, but can't make it past the first weekend.
No they won't.They absolutely will love that. For awhile.
Definitely does seem like a move they’re regretting: firing Alford, then having to settle for CroninNo they won't.
Steve Lavin fired after making 6/7 tournaments, including an elite eight and 4 sweet 16s.
Ben Howland fired after making 7/10 tournaments, including 3 final fours.
Steve Alford fired after making 4/6 tournaments, including 3 sweet 16s.
The fans, boosters, and AD will not accept early exits.