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Monday, March 12, 2007

Jirsa gone

The HD reports that Marshall University has shit-canned the Ron Jirsa era.

No word yet on whether or not people will start dragging out the (highly unhelpful) ol' "They shoulda hired D'Antoni."

Oh, wait, I guess someone just did. :)

Seriously, though, this is a good time for the university to re-examine sports priorities. We can work toward having a great basketball program in a solid basketball conference, or we can gripe about how C-USA never gets noticed in football.
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4 Comments:

Blogger The Film Geek said...

It was the right time. Glad they made the move.

Monday, March 12, 2007  
Blogger Chris James said...

I hear that Marshall folk've been poking around the Southern Conference and other lower mid majors to uncover the next hidden coaching gem.

Monday, March 12, 2007  
Blogger The Film Geek said...

Well, as much as that rumor disturbs me, it doesn't surprise me. It's nearly impossible to get a top tier coach--even a young assistant from another program--to come for the base salary, the problems getting in and out of town via air travel and the difficulty recruiting blue chip talent for a losing mid-major.

That said, there was one Rick Huckaby. There could be another.

I was hoping for Donnie Jones, considering his ties to the area and the university.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007  
Blogger Route 75 said...

I will hate Marcum and the rest forever and ever if they screw this up.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007  

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