I wonder why he struggled at George Mason but his record at Bucknell was really in line with what we want next.
Paulsen got Mason back to being respectable after the weird Paul Hewitt era. He did have his best years with some of Hewitt's better players though. A10 was probably just out of his depth; good enough to not be awful, but not consistent to be good enough to keep that job. He'd be good at this level, and I could see some interest, but I also recall a HoopDirt nugget that he was in the mix for an assistant spot at BC. He's 56, has been a head coach practically his whole career, might want that change of pace. Also, he could sit it out and easily slide into an Ivy League opening next year (Cornell or Dartmouth maybe).Dave Paulsen might be an interesting name at UMBC. He's proven to be successful at the LM D1 level at Bucknell as well as in the lower divisions. UMBC's academic standards would also not be unfamiliar territory to him.
Yeah, I probably would be. UVM's AD would be too stupid and not even discuss them. I mean, everyone knows if Becker leaves they're handing the job to Cieplicki or at least giving him first right of refusal because doing a coaching search with a minimal amount of effort is what UVM loves best.You’re not wrong about him. And I know we aren’t Vermont in terms of long term success but would you be happy replacing Becker with Paulson or Mason?
They don’t excite me but that’s because I’m hoping for another rising star.
I know it's a big deal in journalism to be credited for being the first to report a breaking story, so I'll just say it must suck to be the actual reporter to be the one to break it and see the credit go to Jeff Goodman.Because I scrolled by Vermont's resident idiot hot take sports radio guy offering his "thoughts" on Odom taking the job, I'm subjecting you all to it too.
He had a follow-up tweet about how he didn't realize Utah State was in a good league that gets multiple tournament bids and member institutions with way more money to throw around. At least he's getting roasted in the replies a little bit. It stings to lose a coach who did good things for the school...but losing coaches to multi-bid leagues like the Mountain West? Can't complain.
How much does Skip Bayless get from FS1?Imagine that being your job and you get to keep it despite being so bad at it.
Very good contract right there. I'm sure the incentives in his contract will go into the 6 digits as well (things like graduation rate, team GPA, conference finish, NCAA Tournament, NCAA Tournament wins, etc). Hell, just not having to pay his health/dental ins and the car would be into the tens of thousands of value. Also, cool to be able to take his family on their chartered flights. That's pretty good value as well.Utah State University has a new men’s head basketball coach. After the University of Utah poached former Utah State men’s…usustatesman.com