Mike Rehfeldt Returning to Cincy

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No worries. They'll find one if they looked in the right places. Looking at the BMI, Pizza and Chip threads, I'd say 99% of the posters here are qualified.

Edit: I forgot about the Gelato thread.
 
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No big deal. I was thrilled to have him, but Danny will hire another beast.
 

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I think I’d be more concerned if it wasn’t easy to connect the dots between him leaving Brannen’s staff due to the dumpster fire and returning to the place where he has strong roots now that the coach in question is gone. Some continuity would be nice, especially in the S&C program, but staff turnover is the way of the world right now.
 

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You're obviously not participating in the "underrated cities" thread, where Cincy is a standout.

I'm a casual participant.

Buffalo is the "Queen City" not Cinci-tucky. F Cincy.
 
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Honestly, I think Hurley's hiring of Sal was one of the biggest dings on his time here so far. Hurley is heavy into the self-help/personal development subculture, at least per his IG stories, and that whole sphere is full of people who might have a nice backstory or know how to spew platitudes but that an astute observer can tell are FOS. He got it right with Rehfeldt, hopefully he doesn't backtrack.
 
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I’m not strong enough to deal with these departures.
I’m trying to have the strength to get through this.
I don’t know squat though.
Keep reading the Boneyard and you'll find it uplifting............
 

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This is like the drummer in Spinal Tap...
I always figure it takes 3 to form a pattern, so perhaps we pump the brakes here, and hope against there being a gardening accident, a spontaneous combustion, or a death from choking on somebody else's vomit.
 
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This is not good.

There is a disconnect here in who Hurley is hiring and how they perceive Hurley and the long term potential at UCONN and the effect that has regarding their work relationship with him.

Hurley goes out of his way to hire mercenaries and they drop him at the earliest convenience.

They view Hurley as a stepping stone and not a destination. This is a problem.

Bring back Glenn Miller.
 
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This is not good.

There is a disconnect here in who Hurley is hiring and how they perceive Hurley and the long term potential at UCONN and the effect that has regarding their work relationship with him.

Hurley goes out of his way to hire mercenaries and they drop him at the earliest convenience.

They view Hurley as a stepping stone and not a destination. This is a problem.

Bring back Glenn Miller.
You haven't improved your posting in the offseason, geezus.
 
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Sounds like it’s family ties pulling him back. Happens all the time. DH will pull in another beast builder, and if not maybe he’s not our guy.
 

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This is not good.

There is a disconnect here in who Hurley is hiring and how they perceive Hurley and the long term potential at UCONN and the effect that has regarding their work relationship with him.

Hurley goes out of his way to hire mercenaries and they drop him at the earliest convenience.

They view Hurley as a stepping stone and not a destination. This is a problem.

Bring back Glenn Miller.

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Another perspective on this situation--Out of DH's control-- Could be as simple as sometimes folks from the Mid-West aren't as excited about living in NE as well as New Englanders may not be excited about living in the Mid-West.

His wife and he have Mid-Western roots and she may have additional job opportunities in the area they want to settle down in long-term. Life happens.

Why do I bring this up? I'm married to a Mid-Western small town Iowa lady who I met in Denver where we were both living at the time. Moved back to CT after my Father passed away to help my Mother out. I am a native New Englander. After her first year of living here my wife says to me- "Ready to move back to Denver-- People aren't friendly around here and they never smile." Won't bore you with the rest of the story but we're still here.

Sometimes it's just about family and family preferences. The sky isn't falling because DH hasn't been able to hold onto a SnC coach for sustained periods of time. It doesn't mean there are big problems in the BB Program under DH. Yes it's inconvenient. It'll get fixed with another great fit.

Sometimes the "stuff" that happens in the BB Program is about Life.. Not just about BB.
 
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When you have a coach like Danny, who is more reliant on recruiting and motivation (than "X's and O's") to get wins, having a great strength coach is a much greater part of the equation.

We saw what the Strength Coach did to Josh after his "Most Improved" year. Josh's Junior year was taken from him because they misread his body.

Strength coaches are every bit as important as the HC. Those guys are in competition with their counterparts as well, and Rehfeldt was a great one.
 
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When you have a coach like Danny, who is more reliant on recruiting and motivation (than "X's and O's") to get wins, having a great strength coach is a much greater part of the equation.

We saw what the Strength Coach did to Josh after his "Most Improved" year. Josh's Junior year was taken from him because they misread his body.

Strength coaches are every bit as important as the HC. Those guys are in competition with their counterparts as well, and Rehfeldt was a great one.
Isn't there some Saturday morning cartoons that you could be watching?
 
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This is an interesting one. Very much understand the “want to go home” reasoning. Still seems odd. Don’t love the feeling of a staff in flux.
 
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