UCLA hiring Mick Cronin

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I honestly don't understand why this would be good news for Cincinnati fans. I get the disappointing post-seasons but just the simple fact that their program was always in the tournament given the realignment drama and Cinci being what it is was impressive. I expect Cincinnati to take a SMU sized step back with their new coach.
 
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Damn. That's too bad. John Brannen is probably the odds on favorite for the Cincy job. I like him, but he's no lock for the consistent regular season success Cronin gave them.
 

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I honestly don't understand why this would be good news for Cincinnati fans. I get the disappointing post-seasons but just the simple fact that their program was always in the tournament given the realignment drama and Cinci being what it is was impressive. I expect Cincinnati to take a SMU sized step back with their new coach.
It'll be worse than that. Why would any player go to Cinci unless they are able to hire a big time coach? There are so many other schools in the same area to go to... and they don't have a history of post season success. I don't see how this is good. This seems like it will end like Texas.
 
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I'll miss the Hurley vs. Cronin sideline shenanigans.

It'll be worse than that. Why would any player go to Cinci unless they are able to hire a big time coach? There are so many other schools in the same area to go to... and they don't have a history of post season success. I don't see how this is good. This seems like it will end like Texas.
But like if Texas were in the AAC.
 
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It'll be worse than that. Why would any player go to Cinci unless they are able to hire a big time coach? There are so many other schools in the same area to go to... and they don't have a history of post season success. I don't see how this is good. This seems like it will end like Texas.
Because it's the Harvard of the Ohio Valley.
 

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In all seriousness. Thank you Mick for your service. Thanks for bringing the type of stability we needed to rebuild our program. It was just painfully obvious that you maxed out what you could do here, best of luck at UCLA!!!

GO CATS!!!
 
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This just doesn't seem like something that will end well for UCLA or Cronin. He was the 18th choice, and not just someone that UCLA didn't interview until late. He was an early interview and then they tried to get everyone but Wooden's corpse before choosing Mick. He doesn't have an LA mentality. Maybe that's what UCLA needs, but I don't think this is a long term relationship.

From Cincinnati's perspective, this may be for the best. They could certainly do worse than Mick, but there's no reason to believe he was going take them to the next level. It would've been impossible to fire Cronin based on his success, so maybe this is a free reset.
 
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This just doesn't seem like something that will end well for UCLA or Cronin. He was the 18th choice, and not just someone that UCLA didn't interview until late. He was an early interview and then they tried to get everyone but Wooden's corpse before choosing Mick. He doesn't have an LA mentality. Maybe that's what UCLA needs, but I don't think this is a long term relationship.

From Cincinnati's perspective, this may be for the best. They could certainly do worse than Mick, but there's no reason to believe he was going take them to the next level. It would've been impossible to fire Cronin based on his success, so maybe this is a free reset.
What's an LA mentality?
 

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I'm going to go against the grain here and say that this is an exceptional hire for UCLA. They need stability and toughness, and Mick will give them both. Plus he'll get some 5-stars, which should get them to the 2nd weekend pretty regularly (and third weekend occasionally).

They'll play like Virginia, tho. I do wonder if UCLA fans will sit still for that...
 

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