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strikenowhere
03-21-2016, 01:02 PM
http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/15035722/jamie-dixon-leaving-pittsburgh-panthers-take-tcu-horned-frogs-job

I guess being an alum and having newly renovated facilities (and probably a boat load of money) is enough to go from a respected ACC school to a bottom of the barrel B12 team?

Hoopaholic
03-21-2016, 01:22 PM
was also mentioned on podcast this morning enroute to work......

jazzdelmar
03-21-2016, 02:15 PM
$6m.

vandalzag
03-21-2016, 02:18 PM
Lots of cash and simpler road to success in the big 12. Texas is a hotbed for hoops. ACC is top loaded and Pitt really is one of the have nots of the league.

seacatfan
03-21-2016, 04:41 PM
Lots of cash and simpler road to success in the big 12. Texas is a hotbed for hoops. ACC is top loaded and Pitt really is one of the have nots of the league.

And the Big 12 isn't toploaded? If Pitt is a have not, what would you call TCU? More of a non-entity.

cjm720
03-21-2016, 05:15 PM
A chance to play for your alma mater and literally no where to go up. I appreciate the move. And did I hear $6mm?!

sittingon50
03-21-2016, 07:26 PM
Brad Underwood to Okie St.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2626637-brad-underwood-to-oklahoma-state-latest-contract-details-comments-and-reaction

MJ777
03-21-2016, 08:26 PM
Any chance Sean "Sweaty" Miller goes to his Alma mater Pitt? He and his sweat soaked shirts would be a great fit.

seacatfan
03-22-2016, 04:51 PM
Brad Underwood to Okie St.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2626637-brad-underwood-to-oklahoma-state-latest-contract-details-comments-and-reaction

That's a great hire. He's averaged about 30 wins/season at SFA for 3 years now.

seacatfan
03-22-2016, 04:55 PM
Okay, so TCU investing a lot of money in facilities upgrades is good. The football program has done well so there is some name recognition for the school. Still a lot remains to be done to translate that into any kind of success in basketball. Alabama really wants to have a better bball program, but so far it's not happening. Anthony Grant was a great hire on paper, but it didn't work out. Avery Johnson had a successful stint in the NBA, seems like another good hire. It's early in his tenure, but so far more of the same. Still have a long way to go to get back to where they were when the man with the plaid jacket was roaming the sidelines, and no guarantees they'll ever get there. So back to TCU, Dixon seems like an upgrade as a head coach, but I'm still skeptical this is going to amount to much.