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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:05 pm

To the surprise of very few (maybe only that it was midseason), Jay John got the sack today:

http://msn.foxsports.com/cbk/story/7702950

Assistant Kevin Mouton will take over for now. Looks like De Carolis didn't want to wait until the end of the year.

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Post by PilotNut on Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:34 pm

Amazing to have so many West Coast coaches pushed out mid season. Wow.

Will De Carolis go after Bennett at SMC?! I think he would be a great match for the Beavs...

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:43 pm

Bennett would certainly make more sense than Gary Payton, Jerry Tarkanian, or a dozen other names being tossed around the OregonLive board now Rolling Eyes Bennett has done a great job with the SMC program and OSU ought to at least make a serious effort to get him.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:24 pm

Hmm...

I wonder if Brad Holland owns rubber boots?

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Post by Geezaldinho on Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:48 pm

I see Mouton's first act was to kick C.J. Giles off the team.

I saw an interview with Mouton. He was talking hard nosed.

The team WILL learn to set picks, etc, or they won't play.....

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Post by FANatic on Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:46 am

I think they will go after a big name - one with a national reputation and respect. At least that seems to be what De Carolis is saying. Is Bennett a coach with such a reputation?

He may well be the perfect coach for the Beavs, but De Carolis sounds pretty determined to land a big time coach. The D1 head coaching experience is a plus for Bennett. A coach with previous college head coaching experience seems to be a must, according to what the athletic director has been saying.

Should be interesting to follow the search and hire. Cool

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Post by PilotNut on Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:06 am

It will be interesting... and I read somewhere on the SMC board that Bennett has come right out and said that he is not interested in the OSU job. I was not able to find the direct quote... but I can see how moving to OSU from SMC, at least in the short term, is not a step up.

I would assume that OSU will go after a coach in a similar way to what Wazzu did, with Dick (and son Tony) Bennett... that was a great situation for the Cougs, and look how quickly they turned things around.

I would think that OSU would go after a coach who would be there for a couple years, right the ship, and have the heir apparent all lined up. (Maybe like an Eddie Sutton/USF type situation, but on a longer term basis with the next coach lined up?).

This will indeed be interesting to see who they get, after so openly saying they want a big name coach...

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Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:55 pm

PilotNut wrote:It will be interesting... and I read somewhere on the SMC board that Bennett has come right out and said that he is not interested in the OSU job. I was not able to find the direct quote... but I can see how moving to OSU from SMC, at least in the short term, is not a step up.

Well, if you are talking money, the OSU job should be a pretty big step up.
Competing in the PAC 10 will require a higher salary for both coaches and assistants, recruiting budget, endorsement possibilities, etc.

OSU could put a bigger package together, and they are going to have to to get a top coach with a proven track record.

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Post by Stonehouse on Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:57 am

Nice article by John Canzano about head-hunting firms and coaching searches:

http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf?/base/sports/120097231498470.xml&coll=7&thispage=1

Calls out the Pump brothers big-time, and deservedly so. One way or another, the NCAA is going to have to look into those guys.

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Post by Rob's Jacket on Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:36 pm

If OSU doesn't at least make a serious push for Bennett, they're making a huge mistake. Saint Mary's had two wins the season before he arrived. I think he'd be a great fit for Corvallis.

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