Pitino to Minnesota....

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  1. psycln11

    psycln11 Well-Known Member

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  2. Erik4Cy

    Erik4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Might wanna put full name in the title next time..
    Misleading thread is Misleading.
     
  3. gogagig

    gogagig Well-Known Member

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    He's 30. And his dad is famous. He went 11-9 in his only year as a head coach. In the Sun Belt Conference.
    Minnesota is doomed.
     
  4. CyinCo

    CyinCo Well-Known Member

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    Minnesota Fan: "We got Pitino!! Yes! Yess....um...wait. Richard? Who TF is that!??"
     
  5. ISUCubswin

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    Yeah...fans reactions will be hilarious on this.
     
  6. gogagig

    gogagig Well-Known Member

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    Saying Minnesota got Pitino (Richard) is like a team saying we won the Final 4 (NIT).
     
  7. kilgore_trout

    kilgore_trout Well-Known Member

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    laughable on so many levels.
     
  8. isufan

    isufan Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if he was even in the top 10 on their want list.
     
  9. LLCoolJansma

    LLCoolJansma Well-Known Member

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    I stopped over to gopherhole and actually most of the fans are pretty excited. 30 year old with some name reconition who was an assistant at Louisville and has a little head coaching experience. It is an obvious huge risk but then again wasn't Fred a big one two 3 years ago? it paid off handsomely. Note: Though most now MN fans believe the Big 3 in Minnesota are leaving.
     
  10. bos

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    He only needs to beat Iowa consistently to make it a quality hire in my opinion. But thats only my selfish opinion. =)
     
  11. ISUCubswin

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    Does anyone know what FIU's playing style is like? I would assume a lot like Louisville?
     
  12. gogagig

    gogagig Well-Known Member

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    If this is a "risky" hire, what, in your opinion constitutes a bad hire?
    Risky and bad are two different things.
     
  13. cyclonefan1983

    cyclonefan1983 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone think that Rick Pitino won't be recruiting in Minnesota now that his boy is the head coach at Minnesota?
     
  14. Tre4ISU

    Tre4ISU Well-Known Member

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    A guy who has proven to not be very good.
     
  15. swarthmoreCY

    swarthmoreCY Well-Known Member

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    He will certainly have the lightest resume in the Big 10. Minn is really counting on his last name.

    There is a good talent base, he is coaching at a high-major school, and being Pitino's son will get him in the living room of recruits, so I doubt he fails miserably. That said, I would be surprised if he has them competing with OSU, IU, Michigan, MSU, Wisconsin, and Maryland.
     
  16. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

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    I think it's a home run hire to get the fan base excited.
    Pitino was there one year, led Florida International to their first winning record in I don't know how long..with only a few scholarship players. Plus, he was an assistant to Billy Donovan, just like Shaka Smart was.
    I like it.
     
  17. djcubby

    djcubby Well-Known Member

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    Or Northwestern, Penn State, Nebraska :jimlad:
     
  18. Clones21

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    Little Pitino has learned from the best. Good hire IMO.
     
  19. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    They fired Tubby for this guy?

    Jesus ******.
     
  20. Cyclonepride

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    Well, he can introduce himself as Rich and hope everyone is hard of hearing.
     

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