Anyone have any idea what we were paying football assistants vs. Ivy, other major (oxymoron I know) 1-AA programs or even some lower profile then 1-A programs in the 1980s???
Different world with the Berlin Wall down now I know...but it seems we attracted some of the best football minds of the day back then. I realize "winning attracts winning" etc....but we seemed to be a very attractive landing spot for rising (or established) football coaches then.
I guess Mississippi State took their bowl game seriously. Louisville winning would be one of the ACC's few shining moments sans Clemson (I would definitely say NC trouncing Temple would qualify; Pitt squeaking by Eastern Michigan would not).
I don't know the whole story here (probably very few do)....some allegations of off the field malfeasance (tutor taking tests etc) from the story I just read.
But, two years? And an ovah .500 record in that tenure and he's gone? Ridiculous.
Understandable that many guys want to move up but you have to wondah if more coaches down the road eschew going to the "big-time" and choose to remain at a Holy Cross-like school where they coach mostly great kids, aren't pressured to win at any cost etc...and have a pretty good gig going for them?
The way it played out was untenable for Duff to remain at HC but I often wonder if he would have remained at HC for 25 or so years if things had played out differently.
Heard nothing but as a frame of reference Coen left on 2/23 and Murphy hired 3 weeks later on 3-16. Coming up on 2 weeks. Hopefully a short list out of Nashville and Coaches Conference for hire by end of this week or next.