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    Gopher AD Steps Aside - Stay Away From JP!!

    News conference going on right now. Joel Maturi is stepping aside. I'm sure they'd love to have JP on board. I just hope JP wants to stay put.


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    Re: Gopher AD Steps Aside - Stay Away From JP!!

    JP will not be going anywhere.



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    Re: Gopher AD Steps Aside - Stay Away From JP!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    JP will not be going anywhere.
    He will leave when his work is done -- but it is not yet done -- need to break round on the SEZ



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    Re: Gopher AD Steps Aside - Stay Away From JP!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    JP will not be going anywhere.
    I don't think so either, but if I was the new U of M President, I'd be pitching him a pretty sweet deal based on what JP's accomplished.


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    Re: Gopher AD Steps Aside - Stay Away From JP!!

    I dont think we need to worry about him leaving. He has said hes turned down jobs other places. He likes it here and doubt with his son being sick, that he'd up and move his family.



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    Re: Gopher AD Steps Aside - Stay Away From JP!!

    That's good news for Minnesota fans. I don't think there are a lot of Maturi fans.



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    Re: Gopher AD Steps Aside - Stay Away From JP!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    He will leave when his work is done -- but it is not yet done -- need to break round on the SEZ
    That and Pres. Leath mentioned in his interview that he knows its very important to keep him around, if an offer came in i'm sure he'd do everything it took to keep him here.



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    Re: Gopher AD Steps Aside - Stay Away From JP!!

    Good news for U of MN, but I don't think JP would leave "in the middle" of executing his plan.

    If JP "finishes" the plan, I could see him taking a huge payday somewhere else.


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    Re: Gopher AD Steps Aside - Stay Away From JP!!

    We should email him to stay put.

    In all seriousness, don't think he's going anywhere. He has a family and Ames is a great place for a family. Also something to think about in his decision.



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    Re: Gopher AD Steps Aside - Stay Away From JP!!

    I would be worried more if it was Wisconsin



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    Re: Gopher AD Steps Aside - Stay Away From JP!!

    When Barry retires at Wisconsin, Jamie will take that spot.



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    Re: Gopher AD Steps Aside - Stay Away From JP!!

    Jamie is firmly entrenched!!!



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    Re: Gopher AD Steps Aside - Stay Away From JP!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    I would be worried more if it was Wisconsin
    Quote Originally Posted by RedlineSi View Post
    When Barry retires at Wisconsin, Jamie will take that spot.
    I feel the same way. If Wisconsin comes calling, I think he'd be hard pressed not to take that job.


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    Re: Gopher AD Steps Aside - Stay Away From JP!!

    job is never done. if and when he leaves, there will always be something unfinished here. but i get the feeling he likes his safe and secure job in a bcs conference small family town.



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    Re: Gopher AD Steps Aside - Stay Away From JP!!

    Eh, what is there to like about the Minny job? Hoops isn't so great, football hasn't been anything special for years. They are a college program buried in a pro town. It just doesn't seem like there is much interest in Gopher athletics. ISU seems to be on the rise in many sports, has growing fan support, has a ton of untapped potential, and doesn't have to worry about playing second fiddle to pro teams. I just don't see this being that great of an opportunity for JP. Agreed with others that Wiscy would be something more to worry about, especially with him having history there.



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