[quote=“psuvtwoodguy, post:1, topic:1695”]My whole family is in Centre County and we’ve been going to PSU hoops games for decades. We heard an interesting new rumor, repeatedly, in the last month. Bear in mind this is just a rumor, but it has a ring of truth to it. There is talk the Ed is so frustrated with how difficult it is to recruit at PSU he is ready to walk away from the job. I’ve always worried about this. We have no brand and most of the kids we get have major flaws. It seems to be so consuming and we almost always get the 3rd, 4th, 5th or worse choice.
If Ed is not the guy, and I’ve come to think he isn’t, who is?
What kind of coach do we think can be successful at PSU and what does he need to make it happen?
What is the master plan? [/quote]
It’s a hard job, but you think it’s any easier at Wisconsin? Or Minnesota? Bo and Tubby are building what they have. In Bo’s case, he was an x’s and o’s guy. It’s not always the kids, but the system. Look at some of the Big East teams, like St. John’s, Marquette, DePaul, Cincy. Going up against UConn, Pitt, Syracuse, Georgetown, Nova, Louisville. You think that’s easy? Ed’s not going to win a recruiting battle, he has to win with lesser players. Bo’s not getting any 5 stars and he does okay. Wisky’s lack of athleticism always shows at the tourney. It’s what knocks them out vs. the very athletic teams, but they always have fine seasons, which I think is the best he can hope for. It’s going to be interesting to see what McCaffrey does at Iowa, which IMO, is even tougher to recruit for than PSU.
BTW, where in Vermont are you? I’m in Essex Junction. Not exactly the woods.