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    Memphis

    What happens to this program over the next few years? Over the last week they've lost their coach, likely the best recruiting class ever, and had a coaching search where they were turned down multiple times and eventually had to hire one of Cal's former assistants.

    They still have a ton of talent right now, especially in relation to the rest of C-USA. However it really seems like the shine is off that program and they lost their connection to Worldwide Wes.

    I personally think they'll stay a very solid mid-major and win that program just about every year (Although Davis at UAB could challenge) but they will fade in the overall basketball landscape especially as C-USA will really be a crap league now that they don't have Memphis and Cal to hang their hats on.



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    Re: Memphis

    Conference USA just got competitive again. They will still be the favorites, at least next year but other teams will be right there with them.



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    Re: Memphis

    I think Josh Pastner will be the real deal as a coach. He will be a tremendous recruiter and I think Memphis will consistently be a top ten program for a long time to come.



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    Re: Memphis

    bring them to the big 12!



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    Re: Memphis

    My prediction is that they will fall back to the rest of Conference USA. I think they will always be in the mix as far as winning that conference but long-term I don’t think it’s going to be a consistent Top 10 or even Top 25 program.



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    Re: Memphis

    Coach Cal was Memphis and although he may have put them on the map with recruits they won't stay a national or conference power.



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    Re: Memphis

    idk...but I hope this means that learbear's eagles can now dominate the conference.



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    Re: Memphis

    Well, there's another example of what will happen.....

    How's UMASS doing these days????



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    Re: Memphis

    Memphis made the final four before Cal was the coach. They can get there again. This has been a solid program for years.



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    Re: Memphis

    I think they'll be a bit like Gonzaga.

    Tops in their conference and a player on the national scene and in the tourney. But not much of a championship threat like they've been in recent years.



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    Re: Memphis

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    Memphis made the final four before Cal was the coach. They can get there again. This has been a solid program for years.
    only once officially

    They have definitely managed to get good now and again despite issues in between.


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    Re: Memphis

    I say that as long as they remain on the top of C-USA every year they can regain their status. It obviously will take a long time and a great coach to get up to where they were, but what college kid would want to go their if they are guaranteed a spot in the big dance every year. They won't be competing with Duke, UNC, UCLA, KU types for a long time if ever, but I think they will still be relevant on the national scene.


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    Re: Memphis

    I see another conf championship for LE!



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    Re: Memphis

    Quote Originally Posted by cygrads View Post
    I see another conf championship for LE!
    Not if he keeps coaching Southern Miss the way he has been coaching them. They're better than they've been historically, but take Memphis out of the equation and they're still not winning the conference.


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    Re: Memphis

    About time for them to fall back to reality it would seem.


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