I would love the Explorers to blow out the Hawks at Gola next year with a rollout in the 2nd half - "We're La Salle. Come and get us."
The quote was:
Gone are the days where you could say, “We’re St. Joe’s. We’re Neumann. We’re Cabrini. We’re La Salle. Come and get us.”
Not sure how that list plays out. I think we and Joes are on different levels when it comes to attracting students and student athletes.
In fact many of her comments were all over the place. Nova did a fantastic job from '84 to now. It's not lightning in a bottle. Same goes for ND - it's not a farm school.
I do agree with her comments that it's the P5 against the rest and the chips are stacked against us. Contrary to what I thought she said a 7-13 P5 record likely can get you to the dance. See OU for instance last year.
Her saying Villanova caught "lightning in a bottle" which implies "fleeting success" shows how out of touch she is. 3 national championships in 33 years and a period of success over the past 10 as a team and for individual players does not seem fleeting.
Kind of threw DiJulia under the bus (and by default, his bosses) there too with expenses and facilities without really detailing a solid plan on how to improve things.
let's say she works some magic (or magis) and moves the needle on the 4M to 6M, if she is looking at athletics purely from a revenue and expense standpoint, she will be forced to cut the $21M down. That means dropping sports...usually non full scholarship sports. That means kids paying tuition and generating revenue in another bucket of the SJU balance sheet would no longer go there and that tuition revenue dries up.
It is too narrow, in a University setting, to look just at the revenue and expenses of the Athletic Department without looking at the total impact across the cost centers.
Post by hoopsguest on May 29, 2019 21:03:39 GMT -5
Curious if the Michigan thing is one of the 3 assistant spots or a special assistant to the head coach type deal like Keady was to Lavin at St John's. One name I was thinking might be in play at Michigan is former URI assistant and long time Rutgers staffer Jimmy Carr. For some unknown reason he was just let go from his HS job at (University Heights?) in Florida. He coached Vernon Carey (going to Duke) and also Juwan's 2 sons. He would be a nice fit. But him, Martelli, and the NBA guy Howard is rumored to be bringing in on their own are good hires but all 3 together doesn't make a lot of sense. Yaklich is headed to Texas. Need a young go getter with big time grassroots ties at Michigan. Penny works at Memphis because he IS the one with the grassroots ties. (edit - looks like it would be an assistant spot. Howard needs a recruiting go getter in the last spot - preferably someone with ties to The Family AAU Program or any of the other major AAU programs in that area)
Last Edit: May 29, 2019 22:36:32 GMT -5 by hoopsguest
It still might happen but Brendan (who is excellent) refutes Jensen's firm offer claim. Michigan has two assistant coach roles to fill and three names, Mike Miller (not that one), Howard Eisely, and Martelli are rumored.
Last Edit: May 30, 2019 7:39:13 GMT -5 by giveansk1
"This will be way different for Martelli. He’s been in charge of a college basketball program for a quarter of a century.
“I’ve had that conversation with Juwan,’’ Martelli said. “He wants to have conversations and debate, and, when we finish, it’s going to be his decision.”
What Martelli presumably brings to the table is a knowledge of how the job needs to be structured, what Howard, who has never been involved in college coaching, needs to do day-to-day as the head coach, what the rules even are."