There isn't a single coach in the MVC right now outside of Marshall that can win at this level and that includes McDermott. McKenna would be a horrible hire, I'd rather get on my knees and beg Barry Collier to come back before I'd ever ask McKenna to coach. I wouldn't consider Mike Davis unless it was a last resort kind of ordeal. I do agree Waylon, some Nebraska fans need a reality check on just how desirable this job is, even with top notch facilities.
Waylon, why on earth would Nebraska even WANT McDermott after he tanked the way he did at Iowa State. The point I was tryong to make is there isn't a single coach in the MVC who could win at Nebraska. You are acting like we would want that BCS failure here to make your self feel better, lol. You are right about him not wanting to come here, why would he even take a job he knows he would fail at when he has it made in a lesser conference. Marshall could win here but you are right, that is not going to happen. McKenna is just a no for me, I will get into that when I have more time.
Anything ever associated with Creighton is tainted in UNK's eyes. His hatred of CU effects his thinking sometimes, well actually always.
Altman will likely here from TO, if only to test the water. It has been a destination job of his for years although that ship may have sailed. They are good friends from what I hear. Always liked McKenna myself, he is a damn good assistant and if I remember right did well as a head coach in the CBA. Just not sure if he is head coach material and a good enough recruiter for the B1G. Maybe he is??
OWH mentions both Altman and Spinelli as likely candidates although I am not sold on Spinelli myself but he does have the recruiting ability we need.
Based on McDermott's success everywhere he has been he is intriguing but won't be a candidate for many reasons, most his own.
Indiana assistant Steve McClain, a finalist for the Penn State job previously, may be a possibility according to the OWH. Very good recruiter (Indiana's best) and knows Nebraska and Iowa well.
If anything, we need a coach who bring in talent. Hopefully TO uses someone to help him search and guide him in the right direction.
Funny, you throw out Greg McD's name first. We know you don't think he would work, its a mute point, he does not want it anyway. you just felt like getting your hate on with the other two posts?? the Creighton guys are trolling?? really? Mac is not going to take the step down to NU, he just took the step up from Iowa State to get to a better place, he is happy at CU, CU is happy with him, its widely known. CU is the better job of the three and that is the part of the equation myopic husker fans don't get. The most average basketball fans know working in the top half of the MVC (currently 8th) is a far far better gig than working in the bottom half of the BCS confs. you may be able to lure one (names stated earlier) of them with the right total package but the coaches working at the top two programs of the MVC are basically not going to happen unless its a top 3 or 4 gigs in a bcs conf.
I'm not going to argue with you guys today, I'm really not. I don't have the time or energy to stomp out troll fires today and I'm certainly not going to throw gasoline on it either. If you guys believe some of the things you are saying, then there's nothing I can say or do to make you deviate from whatever universe your thought process comes from.
Reread the thread kid. Who brought McDermott's name up in the first place? Who made a point of trashing him and the entire Missouri Valley Conference? Who makes a point of dogging on Creighton, Omaha and all things Omaha at every turn? Now who's the "troll" again?
And given Nebraska's sustained commitment to crappy basketball, I find the idea that Nebraska fans would be trashing anything Creighton or MVC at this point more than a little silly. You just fired your coach. You have the ignominious distinction of being one of three D-I teams without a tourney win ever
. You are and should be worried about your ability to get a guy who can spell the word "basketball" to come to Lincoln to coach for one of the worst programs in the history of the sport. And you're still
running your mouth?
Hey, tune into the NCAA selection show later today and watch to see where Creighton's playing....and for a reminder where Nebraska isn't.
The best jobs are in the best conferences. You wave a winning program in the Big 10, you have a better job than in the MVC. It is that simple. I don't see Creighton on tv that much. The strength of the league dictates the job. The only exception is when the school gives you little support. Then the job becomes suspect. NU makes a lot of money with athletics and could provide support to the basketball coach, they just haven't wanted to go that route full tilt. If they are willing to support the new coach like the big boys do, the only thing that keeps someone from coming here is, a good job at a power conference already, or his perception of his own ability. Assuming all of the resources necessary will be at the coach's disposal and he doesn't want our job, it is because he doesn't believe he can do it. Great facilities, fans, hungry ones, who will come out to watch a winner and the only thing to keep them away is that they don't think they are up to the challenge.
I would suggest to anybody who liked those threads pull the guts of them over here...