SBU did have a search just chose to stay in house. sbu hired ford because it was the path of least resistance and they need to win. Pikiell left 3 years ago and they have not played in a championship game since. They lost to us as a 2 seed last year and could lose tomorrow night. how embarrassing. Hiring ford gave them their best chance of immediate success. If they lose tomorrow night they are one or two years away from being us. well not as bad but certainly not a good situation if you are an AD with aspirations....
Good for the Pipe Dream (an all-time great student newspaper name), and good for student journalism. Binghamton does deserve better. I do wonder how much the current president of the school cares or notices. ADs rarely get outright fired at this level, it's either leaving for another job or retiring. My guess is Eliott isn't truly in danger. But, it also seems like he's just unwilling to admit he messed up on his key hire, and perhaps is benefitting from the school's administration not placing an emphasis on caring about it to do anything? Here's hoping this time next year we're not only in a sense of relative normalcy but that the "new Binghamton coach" thread is the most popular one on here.
i dont know if dempsey was the wrong hire at the time. Binghamton wasnt ready to win right away and to be honest probably didnt want to win right away because of the questions it would raise. just wanted to go under the radar. Dempsey did his job. Brought in good kids, got it to stable ground(all areas other than winning), didnt embarrass the program.... Thank you coach dempsey!
that all being said we reached the point where we as a school and program can move on. most people forgot about 2009 other than die hard bing/AE fans. it reminds me of the Oh Yeah show on MSG or SNY. The 2009 team is an Oh Yeah moment. of course if we start winning again and get back to the NCAA tournament people will bring up old stories but we cant worry about that. It is all about the current students and athletes in the program. cant punish them for what happened 10 years ago under a former coach, former AD and former president.