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    Default Next Coach to leave for a P5 school?

    Washington State in negotiations with San Francisco coach Kyle Smith, sources confirmed to @Stadium.

    Per Jeff Goodman on Twitter
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    And taking his checkbook to Pullman. . .fair trade.

    In 2014, Ernie Kent earned $1.05 MM

    http://data.spokesman.com/salaries/state/2015/

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    Much better chance to win a league there than at USF. Will he take Frankie with him? Great move. Though Cal a better and more appropriate fit. Academics. Next domino maybe RB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    Next domino maybe RB?
    Maybe you could tell us?
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    I could, Dix. But then I’d hafta kill ya.

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    Maybe you could tell us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    Much better chance to win a league there than at USF. Will he take Frankie with him? Great move. Though Cal a better and more appropriate fit. Academics. Next domino maybe RB?
    Winning the league anywhere in the WCC is tough sledding anyplace not named Gonzaga. Finishing in the top half of the conference is a tall order in Pullman.

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    Much easier to walk to work in Pullman. Good for Kyle.

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    Such a step down for Smith on a quality level, probably good financially though. Lets take a more critical look at Bennett too... He took over what his dad built, saw that WSU was never going to be what he wanted it to be and went to greener pastures.

    JMHO Smith wants a P5 job... any P5 job... to add to his resume so he can get a bigger P5 job.
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    No way Bennett goes to the dumpster fire that is Cal. It is in no way "perfect" for him. He did a courtesy interview for the job last time and wanted nothing to do with it. There's nothing about that environment that appeals to him. He's been pretty clear about that for over a decade now. Everyone has their price - I'm not naive to that - but he's turned down more money to stay at SMC before, and Cal is a financial mess. They can't throw enough money at him right now to convince him to give up the comfort and control he has at SMC. They're still going to be paying Wyking for another few years. It's a mess over there. No way.

    Todd Golden, the USF assistant they're talking about to replace Smith, played for St. Mary's under Bennett around a decade ago. He's a little green to be getting a head coaching job in D1 (he's 27 and has only been an assistant 2 or 3 years) but he's no stranger to the WCC. Another branch of the Bennett tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thespywhozaggedme View Post
    Instead of having to step over hypodermic needle’s and human feces he now will have to step over cow patties.
    Lol too true.

    WSU is the better spot, but it will always be a stepping stone school to coach at.

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    By the way, what happened to the Dons Centeal board?

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    Too bad. Don't like seeing the WCC losing good coaches. Not good for the conference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGzag View Post
    By the way, what happened to the Dons Centeal board?
    My understanding is that due to the fellow who ran it, everyone jumped ship. They're now on reddit:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/usfdons/

    It's not super-active, but at least it isn't toxic like the old site.
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    Financially better and lower taxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Once and Future Zag View Post
    Washington State in negotiations with San Francisco coach Kyle Smith, sources confirmed to @Stadium.

    Per Jeff Goodman on Twitter
    That is a tough break for USF and for the WCC.
    Gonzaga has defeated Baylor, Illinois, Virginia, Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, UCLA, Arizona, Creighton, Oklahoma, Florida State, Texas A&M, Oregon, Iowa, West Virginia, Auburn, USC, and Washington over just the past three seasons.

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