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    ESPN Reporting

    ESPN is now reporting GMac is hired. Well, I think it's per KMEG actually, but this "blog post" came out 15 minutes ago:

    Blue Jays hire McDermott, waste no time - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN


    Who knows if they'd risk getting it wrong if they didn't know it was true.



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    Re: ESPN Reporting

    What's interesting about this is that the tables are turned: Iowa State is a BCS conference school with a history of occasional basketball success. It's the sort of place that fancies itself a coaching destination. It does not fancy itself a stepping stone to a Missouri Valley Conference program, not even one as good as Creighton. In this case, though, that's what it was. The tables are turned.

    As for Creighton, the hire is something of a coup -- the Blue Jays didn't need to go to an assistant or an obscure mid-major coach, instead landing a Big 12 head coach with a history of success in the MVC. McDermott took Northern Iowa to the NCAA tournament in his final three years with the team. If he can replicate that success with Creighton, Blue Jays fans will quickly forget about Altman's hasty departure, a departure almost as hasty as the McDermott hire. Seriously, that was fast.
    Some nice backhanded shots at Iowa State's perception of itself there...



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    Re: ESPN Reporting

    I may have to break out and wear my Creighton hat tomorrow - they're doing us a gigantic favor...


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    Re: ESPN Reporting

    Blue Jays should be the state bird.


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    Re: ESPN Reporting

    Quote Originally Posted by azn4cy View Post
    Some nice backhanded shots at Iowa State's perception of itself there...
    It may be a backhanded shot, but it for the most part is true - ISU basketball fans tend to over evaluate its importance in the MBB landscape. We tend to think we're all that when the best this program has ever been was LE's two year run from 1999-2001. And I love Orr as much as anyone else, and while he took a nonexistent MBB program and shined some national respect onto it, he only made it to postseason play half of the years he coached here and never better than a 7-seed. While he was fun here, we were never particularly relevant - and it's a truth that ISU basketball fans don't want to hear when they're busy erecting statues of him and naming the basketball court after him...


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    Re: ESPN Reporting

    10 years, 9 mil? Wow.



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    All I can say is THANK YOU GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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    Re: ESPN Reporting

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    It may be a backhanded shot, but it for the most part is true - ISU basketball fans tend to over evaluate its importance in the MBB landscape. We tend to think we're all that when the best this program has ever been was LE's two year run from 1999-2001. And I love Orr as much as anyone else, and while he took a nonexistent MBB program and shined some national respect onto it, he only made it to postseason play half of the years he coached here and never better than a 7-seed. While he was fun here, we were never particularly relevant - and it's a truth that ISU basketball fans don't want to hear when they're busy erecting statues of him and naming the basketball court after him...
    I agree... I just think it's not quite fair to mention when you are talking about McDermott. Certainly a realistic expectation is middle of the pack Big12 and maybe an NCAA tourney every other year. Not second to last in the B12 and no postseason like under GM.



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    Re: ESPN Reporting

    in other news.

    KG had been hired for Creighton media relations.


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    Re: ESPN Reporting

    Let`s just say that GMAC was given a life vest a short time back, and he was told to be on the lookout for a passing ship. He is heeding that advice. It is a good move for everyone involved.



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    Re: ESPN Reporting

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    I may have to break out and wear my Creighton hat tomorrow - they're doing us a gigantic favor...
    Lets hope this is as big of a favor as what Auburn gave to us when we got Rhoads for Cheezedik.


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    Re: ESPN Reporting

    id guess if mac is gone, alot of u get your wish.
    imo, sets us back yet another 2-3 yrs.



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    Re: ESPN Reporting

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    in other news.

    KG had been hired for Creighton media relations.

    and the classlessness continues.

    not that I would expect anything else given the lack of class some people have displayed over the last 6 months.



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    Re: ESPN Reporting

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    in other news.

    KG had been hired for Creighton media relations.
    And three starters transferred.


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    Re: ESPN Reporting

    Quote Originally Posted by azn4cy View Post
    I agree... I just think it's not quite fair to mention when you are talking about McDermott. Certainly a realistic expectation is middle of the pack Big12 and maybe an NCAA tourney every other year. Not second to last in the B12 and no postseason like under GM.
    I agree those are "realistic" expectations, but personally I'd like for ISU basketball to aim higher than that in terms of expectations.


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