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CBS Coach of the year show


#1

Strangely, most of the coach of the year candidates are from … The Big East! But now we have settled on a long look at Steve Fisher, with no mention of the payroll issues at Michigan.

However, Fisher did have this comment about being ranked 25th: “I could be mayor, maybe governor. If Coach K were ranked 25th, he’d be run out of town on a rail.”


#2

Coach L mentioned this study: http://www.connect2mason.com/content/final-four-press-earned-mason-677-million-free-publicity-study-finds


#3

so who won coach of the year?


#4

Nice find tjb. It kind of connects a thought I have had rolling in my head with Butler’s second run to the Final Four. Does Butler’s success make Crean’s job at IU harder? We have all been talking about how PSU could greatly benefit in the recruiting game by making to NCAA’s which was accomplished this year. Butler’s success has them getting two straight years of huge publicity. I am sure IU and Butler are recruiting some same in-state kids, so are those kids picking Butler over IU?


#5
Coach L mentioned this study: [url=http://www.connect2mason.com/content/final-four-press-earned-mason-677-million-free-publicity-study-finds]http://www.connect2mason.com/content/final-four-press-earned-mason-677-million-free-publicity-study-finds[/url]

Nice find tjb. It kind of connects a thought I have had rolling in my head with Butler’s second run to the Final Four. Does Butler’s success make Crean’s job at IU harder? We have all been talking about how PSU could greatly benefit in the recruiting game by making to NCAA’s which was accomplished this year. Butler’s success has them getting two straight years of huge publicity. I am sure IU and Butler are recruiting some same in-state kids, so are those kids picking Butler over IU?

My guess would be “no way.” would take a few more years of Butler excellence and IU mediocrity, IMO.


#6

Yeah IU could have just a large shadow that it would take a lot more but it will be interesting if Stevenson sticks around at Butler. If he can keep getting deep runs in the NCAA’s got think he will pulling similar level recruits as IU.


#7
[quote="tjb, post:2, topic:2260"]Coach L mentioned this study: [url=http://www.connect2mason.com/content/final-four-press-earned-mason-677-million-free-publicity-study-finds]http://www.connect2mason.com/content/final-four-press-earned-mason-677-million-free-publicity-study-finds[/url][/quote]

Nice find tjb. It kind of connects a thought I have had rolling in my head with Butler’s second run to the Final Four. Does Butler’s success make Crean’s job at IU harder? We have all been talking about how PSU could greatly benefit in the recruiting game by making to NCAA’s which was accomplished this year. Butler’s success has them getting two straight years of huge publicity. I am sure IU and Butler are recruiting some same in-state kids, so are those kids picking Butler over IU?

My guess would be “no way.” would take a few more years of Butler excellence and IU mediocrity, IMO.

If anything it would make the already impatient IU fans even more impatient. 11th, 9th, 11th place for Crean, while in state schools like Purdue, Butler, and ND are thriving, is going to make it really tough for Crean in Bloomington, not that it’s not already tough for him.


#8
[quote="tjb, post:2, topic:2260"]Coach L mentioned this study: [url=http://www.connect2mason.com/content/final-four-press-earned-mason-677-million-free-publicity-study-finds]http://www.connect2mason.com/content/final-four-press-earned-mason-677-million-free-publicity-study-finds[/url][/quote]

Nice find tjb. It kind of connects a thought I have had rolling in my head with Butler’s second run to the Final Four. Does Butler’s success make Crean’s job at IU harder? We have all been talking about how PSU could greatly benefit in the recruiting game by making to NCAA’s which was accomplished this year. Butler’s success has them getting two straight years of huge publicity. I am sure IU and Butler are recruiting some same in-state kids, so are those kids picking Butler over IU?

My guess would be “no way.” would take a few more years of Butler excellence and IU mediocrity, IMO.

If anything it would make the already impatient IU fans even more impatient. 11th, 9th, 11th place for Crean, while in state schools like Purdue, Butler, and ND are thriving, is going to make it really tough for Crean in Bloomington, not that it’s not already tough for him.

I have heard the theory that if they do get impatient, Stevenson would be who IU goes after.


#9

They didn’t name a coach of the year, winner must be announced next week.


#10

Not sure Stevens needs better recruits. Seems to be doing fine getting who he’s getting. Kenny Smith was saying the other day that kids want to go where they’ll play and have an impact, that there are no such thing as “power conferences” anymore. With Butler and VCU in the Final 4, it kind of makes his point.


#11

Indiana isn’t even the 6th best team in the state - Purdue, Butler, Notre Dame, Valpo, Evansville and Indiana State were all better this year. Zeller from UNC is an Indiana native. Ten years ago he would have gone to Indiana. Harrellson from Kentucky is from downstate Illinois. He passed on Indiana coming out of Juco.

Crean has some talent coming in this year (including Zeller’s brother) and has a great looking class coming in in 2012 - but I think the IU faithful will want to see major improvement next season.


#12

[quote=“Great Santini, post:11, topic:2260”]Indiana isn’t even the 6th best team in the state - Purdue, Butler, Notre Dame, Valpo, Evansville and Indiana State were all better this year. Zeller from UNC is an Indiana native. Ten years ago he would have gone to Indiana. Harrellson from Kentucky is from downstate Illinois. He passed on Indiana coming out of Juco.

Crean has some talent coming in this year (including Zeller’s brother) and has a great looking class coming in in 2012 - but I think the IU faithful will want to see major improvement next season.[/quote]

Not so certain. Remember Eric Montross?


#13

I don’t think IU has dominated the recruiting scene since the late 80’s. Even so, UNC has always been able to grab pretty much whoever they want regardless of location.