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    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    Jay Bilas is one of the best commentators in all of sports. Professional, unbiased, well-informed, and very critical of Emmert and the NCAA's hypocrisy.



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    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    On the Steve Alford matter, Vitale and Bilas seem to be missing a key factor. Yea, it is marginally unethical to recruit someone who is under contract, but these contracts have escape clauses. The contract isn't being "broken," but merely having its fineprint been "enforced" by the choice of Alford.

    While I generally don't like the idea of raiding a program to get its coach, I certainly like particular examples, such as Auburn raiding us to get Chizik.

    And the more that it happens, the better that Rhoads and Hoiberg look to our recruits and their families. We have two of the most believable coaches in the country when they say that they intend to stay.


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    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    I agree - Jay Bilas is brilliant.



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    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    Life is Good. Life can get Better.


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    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    On the Steve Alford matter, Vitale and Bilas seem to be missing a key factor. Yea, it is marginally unethical to recruit someone who is under contract, but these contracts have escape clauses. The contract isn't being "broken," but merely having its fineprint been "enforced" by the choice of Alford.

    While I generally don't like the idea of raiding a program to get its coach, I certainly like particular examples, such as Auburn raiding us to get Chizik.

    And the more that it happens, the better that Rhoads and Hoiberg look to our recruits and their families. We have two of the most believable coaches in the country when they say that they intend to stay.
    don't forget Creighton stealing McD from us



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    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    I agree - Jay Bilas is brilliant.
    Yeah, I like Jay. I can't think of a time where he's said something and my response has been "What the eff is he talking about?" That's rare with some of the sportscasters today. Most of them prefer to go with the sensational trying to make a story, even if they sound like idiots half the time. Jay keeps it real and I respect that.



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    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Life is Good. Life can get Better.
    Agreed wesleybot.

    We are primed for a run in football, basketball, or both. We have coaches that players and the media seem to love. If they can get just enough talent, we could blow up and be that sweetheart team that everyone starts to root for.

    Some of that karma has to balance out one of these days.



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    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    Agreed wesleybot.

    We are primed for a run in football, basketball, or both. We have coaches that players and the media seem to love. If they can get just enough talent, we could blow up and be that sweetheart team that everyone starts to root for.

    Some of that karma has to balance out one of these days.
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    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    Someone said it quite well in the WBB conversation.
    Coach Mulkey is a gracious loser.
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    This is a coach whose team lived on beating other teams up physically. Griner, if officials actually would call fouls, could foul out of each game 2-3 times. I hate to admit it, but I got a certain degree of satisfaction seeing Karma rear her head in that game.



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    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    We have Fred and CPR locked down. You're April Fools joke is one of my greatest fears now. I have a feeling there will be a day when you are pulled up to ESPN or something. What does it take to get CW in a lifetime contract to CF???



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    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    So CW, if some hawk site did offer you a big bag o money, would you bolt?



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    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    So CW, if some hawk site did offer you a big bag o money, would you bolt?

    Better check the "buyout" clause! I hear that Minnesota is throwing around a lot of money for Iowa talent.



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    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    If a school can fire a coach before the contract expires, I see nothing wrong with a coach leaving a school before the contract expires.

    That said, Alford signed a 10 year contract and left only 7 days later. But that's because he's Steve Alford.



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    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by gogagig View Post
    If a school can fire a coach before the contract expires, I see nothing wrong with a coach leaving a school before the contract expires.

    That said, Alford signed a 10 year contract and left only 7 days later. But that's because he's Steve Alford.
    They should have put a doosh clause in his contract. If he leaves within 2 weeks of signing the contract, they get double the buy out.


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