Friday, April 06, 2007

Scott Drew: Not Going Anywhere

It's so nice to not have to worry about the coaching carousel impacting the B directly. Drew's name has not been mentioned as a potential candidate for the Kentucky, Michigan, Arkansas or West Virginia jobs. What a relief.

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Drew during his annual fishing trip always scheduled to
take place during the final two rounds of the Big 12 tournament.

On the other hand the Agrics have a very different situation. Billy Boy has gone and left you. Even after tripling his salary and Kentucky having to settle for him after Donovan and Barnes said no, he jumped at the opportunity to get out of College Station or if you prefer go to Lexington. Although this is a dark day in Agric history (which means it is a very bright day for 11 Big 12 teams) I'm sure they can fall back to their winning basketball tradition and get another top of the line coach to take over. Maybe they'll make a move on Drew.

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You have to admit the blue looks a lot better than the maroon.

In other Big 12 coaching news, Bob Huggins is heading to West Virginia after a lifetime at KSU. Well technically one year, but I'm sure that a year in Manhattan, Kansas feels like a century.
I'm sure all the guys he convinced to come play for him understand that college basketball is a very lucrative business for schools, coaches, television and players, well maybe not players but everyone else.

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Part of his punishment for leaving KSU after
a year is having to wear those pants until 2008.

I think if a kid commits to play at school and that coach leaves they should be able to transfer without having to sit out a year, just like a coach jumping around. At the end of the day, this will reduce the quality of basketball in the Big 12, but that can only help Baylor so I'll embrace it. Thanks Billy and Bob, we owe you a debt of gratitude.


  • Actually, we will fall back on winning tradition AND new facilities... oh wait. :(

    By Blogger r, at 6:08 PM  

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    By Blogger r, at 12:32 PM  

  • WATCH OUT! Cessna (BCS Eagle) puts Scott Drew on Bill Byrne's list...

    By Blogger r, at 12:33 PM  

  • Coach Barnes pulled out b/c he wasn't given any indication from Kentucky that he was a pick above Gillispie...They were contacted at the same time. As we all know, there is nothing UT people have a harder time dealing with than losing anything to A&M. Especially the UK coaching job.
    Drew is safe - A&M goes with Witchita State's boy.

    By Blogger Lisa, at 8:04 AM  

  • Thank God we didn't lose Drew to the coaching vacancies. Can you imagine the offers he had to turn down? Talk about loyalty!

    By Blogger Red Andrews, at 5:54 PM  

  • I've heard that when Pat Riley steps down, Drew will take over the Heat and he will be compensated in gold bars and islands.

    By Blogger Judge Baylor, at 11:04 PM  

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