Post by GBPhoenix1 on Mar 26, 2018 20:37:12 GMT -6
I know Alexander is a UDM alum, loves Detroit and was impressive nto listen to as a talker. So I feel a bit guilty writing this but he was a horrible head coach. They were far and away the worst coached team in the league. This is a good thing for UDM in my opinion.
They need to go outside their alumni network. The job pays well. I think they will get someone who has a track record of success.
Would Rod Barnes (formerly of Ole Miss and Georgia State, currently with Cal State - Bakersfield) or Andy Kennedy (Cincinnati and recently resigned from Ole Miss) be candidates? Or would they try to get a top assistant like Dane Fife from across the state of MI from MSU?
Seeing what Loyola has accomplished from being a lower-tier Horizon League team to moving the the MVC and winning the regular season and tourney titles in 5 years has mid-major programs saying that they should be able to have a run like this too......
Post by phoenixphan87 on Mar 29, 2018 7:28:02 GMT -6
UIC is now in the CIT finals after beating St Francis PA at home and both Austin Peay and Liberty on the road. They will play at Northern Colorado Friday night for the championship. Good experience for a team that will have many pieces back next season.
Detroit should offer the job to Billy Donlan. I am not sure Billy would want to jump into that situation but I would like to see Donlan get another chance to be a head coach at the D1 level.
I think Donlon is a pretty good coach. I think he is a lot like TK in that he will make the program respectable but might not be the guy to put you over the hump. Wright State was kind of average and then Brad Brownell came along and they danced right away and were always good. Donlon had 4 winning years out of 6 and they were usually good in the HL tournament. However, they never danced. Nagy comes along and they dance in his second year. What does that say about Donlon?
Detroit needs to invest money in their arena if they ever want to be serious about winning big again on a consistent basis. They have the 2nd worst building in the league. From what I understand Donlon isn't easy to be around and might not be the kind of guy who will rally the financial troops to get a project like that done.
If you like Horizon League content then give this a listen. I would say some guys are more well versed on the league than others. Now I am waiting for someone to put together a good Green Bay focused podcast!