Drake MBB job

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  1. BringBackJohnny

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    Is that guy over at Grinnell still trying to score 200 points a game? Drake should bring in that guy and just embrace the weird and see what happens. People would by tickets for that just out of straight novelty and entertainment value.
     
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  2. Messi

    Messi Well-Known Member

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  3. CyCrazy

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    And I still don't care about Drake.
     
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  4. cyclonespiker33

    cyclonespiker33 Well-Known Member

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    Today I learned that Furman University is in South Carolina
     
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    Medved coached under Larry for 2 years before taking the Furman job.
     
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  6. Tornado man

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    Same style too - Furman didn't exactly play up-tempo...
     
  7. mb7299

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    Dont get how this moves the needle in bringing interest in the program. Hope the best for him, just wish they had brought in someone with a super quick tempo. Either way they need to clean house player wise and bring in D1 players.
     
  8. Rabbuk

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    They should have hired the Grinell coach, then at least people might have cared.
     
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    Drake moves the needle like an 80 year olds erection.
     
  10. I-stateTheTruth

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    Furman is a good school. I hope he got a nice raise because I can't see the Drake job as anything but a lateral move.
     
  11. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    Drake is in a much better basketball conference.
     
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  12. Gunnerclone

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    What needle?
     
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  13. Cat Stevens

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    Wait till Wichita State leaves. It's going to be a poorer version of the Horizon League.
     
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  14. jkclone

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    Honestly Wichita State leaving improves the conference. Currently it is still pretty much a one bid league but this gives other teams legitimate chances to win the conference.
     
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    Wichita State leaving the Valley kills the conference
     
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    Cat Stevens Well-Known Member

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    Yep. They become the summit
     
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  17. jkclone

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    Look you have to take a step back and think about it. I don't remember who Chris said talked about this on Friday but the conference is seen weaker but it is a better conference to coach in assuming Wichita State leaves.
     
  18. cyclonespiker33

    cyclonespiker33 Well-Known Member

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    The entire season comes down to the MVC tournament
     
  19. Cat Stevens

    Cat Stevens Well-Known Member

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    The Shox were ridiculously underseeded this year, and no one challenged them in that league.

    W/O the Shockers, the conference tournament winner is playing for a 13 seed or higher. It's a terrible conference outside of Wichita State. UNI has also had success, but nothing along the lines of this run by Marshall.

    They had been a top 8 league with creighton. They're a top 12 league now. Replace the shockers with ndsu, or the like, it will barely be a top 20 leave at best.
     
  20. jkclone

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    You guys aren't even looking at my point. It already is a one bid league most years. Wichita State leaving opens the door for other teams to compete for the NCAA tournament. That's why it is more appealing to coach in a MVC without Wichita State. It hurts the overall view of the conference nationally but it is still going to be one of the better mid major conferences.

    As it is with Wichita State I don't know that you can really rebuild a teams. UNI and a couple others can compete for second and go on a run to make the tournament but no one can dethrone Wichita State.

    The loss of Wichita State doesn't outweigh the benefit of opening up the conference to other teams. At least for teams like Drake. If I was UNI I wouldn't be happy about them leaving.
     

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