[quote="BleedPSU, post:180, topic:4469"]Dixon to TCU. DONE DEAL.[/quote]
Any chance Pitt ends up with Sean Miller? Or another coach with a bigger name recognition than Dixon?
Going to be a fun one to watch. Pitt has a terrible recruiting base. We can at least lay claim to being the 'flagship state school', although that hasn't done much for us until we hired Chambers and crew.
In the Big East, Pitt was regularly performing in Boston, NYC, NJ and DC, so that gave them a calling card there. Now they only go to Boston (Maryland's departure from the ACC might have hurt them as much as leaving the Big East), and the recruiting is starting to look like ours pre-Chambers: Best available player anywhere. They've had some success to sell with - a lot of success, actually - but the next coach in might not get that street cred.
I'm just hoping it's not a Philly guy. Willing to cede North Jersey 4-stars to Rutgers, but we don't need another capable recruiter setting up shop in Philly.
A Pitt fan with a long memory unearthed this:
DeCourcy: Moving from Big East to ACC could destroy Pitt basketball
DeCourcy has been hard on us over the years, probably because he got to see it up close from the Pittsburgh Press.
He writes about Dixon's decision:
Jamie Dixon's new TCU gig ....