Andrea Grove-Mcdonough leaving ISU for UNC

Discussion in 'General College Sports' started by Messi, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. Land Shark

    Land Shark Active Member

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    Given the awful timing of AGM leaving- it is a grand slam! Cannot believe that Amy Rudolph is coaching at ISU- this is like Larry Bird coaching. I was pumped when her husband got the Drake job because that landed Drake the best volunteer women's coach anyone could ever imagine. Amy's professional background and understanding of hardcore running is more likely to mesh with Martin Smith's approach as much as anyone from the outside could. Her experience and knowledge is unsurpassed, she has experience teaching and coaching and her name recognition is elite.

    Awesome news!

     
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  2. drlove

    drlove Well-Known Member

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    I think it is a great hire. Considering the timing, being able to get someone with her credentials is huge to be able to relate to the runners. She won’t likely be stepping in just like Andrea, but give her time. I suspect Smith will be a bit more involved with the women’s program than he was last fall.
     
  3. KennyPratt42

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    I certainly didn't expect a hire that good given the circumstances. Amy Rudolph is a big name in the US women's distance running world and she has coaching experience.
     
  4. Messi

    Messi Well-Known Member

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    Leaving ISU may end up being one of the biggest mistakes of her career
     
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  5. BoxsterCy

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    Wow! Talk about not even getting a chance before a new track coach lets everyone go and brings in his own cross country coach with him from Stanford.
     
  6. CycloneDaddy

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    I guess the grass in North Carolina isnt greener then Iowa. Dang that is harsh.
     
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  7. sclotz

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    What in the world happened? Is it as simple as a new head coach bringing in their own staff? Both teams did well last season after AGM left. If we keep our current coaches and athletes, we should continue to perform well.
     
  8. Land Shark

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    Women's program is pretty much empty except for Logue in XC and the hurdlers on the track. HUGE attrition. Need some transfers in or else women won't be in upper half of league in either track or XC.
     
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  9. Three4Cy

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    We return 7 of the 10 who ran at the Big12 meet last season. Logue, Amanda Vestri, and Larkin Chapman were all in the top 12. Karly Ackley, Morgan Gigandet, Adrianna Krammerer, and Gwynne Wright all ran at the Big12 meet and return for 2019.
     
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  10. Land Shark

    Land Shark Active Member

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    You run only 8 in postseason and score 5. Unless you are the iSU men and run only 5 at conference. :)
    Vestri is gone, Chapman is a nice runner and the others (excluding Logue), unless greatly improved will not do better than 2nd but most likely 3rd- 5th is more realistic. Okie State wins easily given our roster condition.

    Track- we have the look of a program that will finish below 5th in Indoor and outdoor. Granted, all of this is on paper but the talent level is severely lacking.
     
  11. Messi

    Messi Well-Known Member

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  12. stateofmind

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    Did they just cut/paste her head on somebody from Toledo? I could do better in MSPaint.
     
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