The cesspool known as the Philly.com comment section: For a while La Salle had PhDs running both the Athletics Dept. and the MBB program - which indicated it understood the true place of college athletics. But now athletics is being pitched as the front porch of the university, and the student part of student-athlete is being deprecated. Having Dr G there was a real credit to the university.
They hired someone I believe in. A friend. The transition was really seamless. I couldn’t have scripted any of it better for La Salle, for Ashley, or myself. He just checked so many boxes. A lot of people, if they had been only at Villanova or Xavier (Howard’s last two jobs), would have some adjustments going to La Salle. But Ash knows the school. He loves the Big Five. He believes he can win there. I believe he can win there. Any advice I gave him had to do with the team itself, and the Atlantic 10.
He's a good guy - wish him the best. I bet he'll be coaching again in a year or two.
“I’m shocked that your stomach doesn’t have to feel like someone poured battery acid in it 24 hours a day. I’m shocked at how good life can feel even though you’re still working hard.” -Dr G
Knowing that there are people out there with work/life experience like this is quite jarring. I get why you could/would feel that way but it’s something I’m sure 98% of coaches would agree with. That’s a little bit of a shame. The money is great, no doubt, but in the end, what a terrible sounding profession.
G: “As a TV analyst, I’m never going to be extraordinarily entertaining or have the best personality. So my calling card has to be my knowledge. I’ve over-prepared. I’ve watched as much video this year as I did while I was coaching.”
Gotta give G credit for being one of the best prepared analysts ever. CBS would be smart to give him a shot at The Dance. All most of their clowns do is describe what just happened, say “this is huge” if a team has the ball down 2 with 10 seconds left, and toss out the oxymoronic great “defensive possession.”
Really don't understand the hostility toward G. It was the same with Speedy at the end of his time here and St. Joe's fans are villifying Phil. Not sure I get the hostility. None of them were willing to walk away from their contracts when things went bad. Is that so unreasonable? I wouldn't walk away either. All three of these gentleman put their heart and soul into their programs and we're great representatives of their schools. They all had some success but in the end not enough to be retained. La Salle (too late for some) ultimately moved in a new direction. It remains to be seen what the hawks will do. G and now Phil faced the dramatic shift in favor of the Power 5 and Big East. Cost of attendance money is destroying the mid and low major programs and we are light years behind in facilities and amenities and that doesn't address the under the table money thrown about by shoe companies and alums. Is expressing disappointment when losing their jobs that shocking. G is a good and decent man who called each recruit after he was terminated and told them to stay committed. Is it that difficult to congratulate him on a nice article in the Daily News without the snarky comments? I'm thrilled that he's doing well and wish him nothing but the best.
None here. He is a very good color guy for his first year in the biz. Sounds good on tv, says well prepared interesting things. If I were him I would work that side of the biz hard and mine it for all it is worth. Good for him.