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#31 Dave in Green

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:46 PM

@UAZip0510, good observation. It's also fair to note that KD turned around a UA program that had not won more than 50% of its games in any of the four seasons before he became head coach. KD built a losing program into a winning program at UA while Christian maintained a winning program at Can't. So their winning percentages tell only part of the story. Another key point is that Christian's Can't teams lost all of their NCAA and NIT games while KD has at least a couple of NIT wins during his tenure. OU fans are not going to be satisfied with anything Christian does during the regular season if he can't at least match what Groce accomplished in the NCAA tournament, just as Zips fans are no longer content with good regular season results without a strong postseason run.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:59 PM

@UAZip0510, good observation. It's also fair to note that KD turned around a UA program that had not won more than 50% of its games in any of the four seasons before he became head coach.

KD built a losing program into a winning program at UA while Christian maintained a winning program at Can't. So their winning percentages tell only part of the story.

Another key point is that Christian's Can't teams lost all of their NCAA and NIT games while KD has at least a couple of NIT wins during his tenure. OU fans are not going to be satisfied with anything Christian does during the regular season if he can't at least match what Groce accomplished in the NCAA tournament, just as Zips fans are no longer content with good regular season results without a strong postseason run.


They're definitely under similar pressure. I think Christian may have a tad bit more due to the fact that his roster has already proven to be good enough to reach the Sweet Sixteen (and almost Elite Eight).

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:03 PM

The latest ESPN story has a major faux pas, totally missing OU's victory over Georgetown in the NCAA tournament opening round two years ago:

Coach Jim Christian leaves TCU

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

Oops, must be a wire story, as CBS Sports has it wrong, too:

Ohio expected to introduce Christian as next coach

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:02 PM

Okay, the tone of this article kind of pisses me off. What kind of value does a term like "BCS-level" really have in basketball? So many "BCS level" schools would have their a** handed to them by mid-majors and non football schools in basketball.

It's not often that a coach would leave a BCS-level job for one in the Mid-American Conference, but that's what Jim Christian has decided to do.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

So much for the "comparable to his TCU salary" of $600k per year. But even the reported $425k is too much for some at OU:

OU Faculty Senate President Unhappy With Coach's Salary

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:32 PM

So much for the "comparable to his TCU salary" of $600k per year. But even the reported $425k is too much for some at OU:

OU Faculty Senate President Unhappy With Coach's Salary

Well that is getting up there. Heck, that's almost as much as a Professor of Finance makes at THE OSU.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:24 AM

The following story on Jeff Boals includes the comment that "he's not sure why he wasn't chosen as his alma mater's new head coach."

Men's Basketball: Boals Had "Brief Conversation" With Schaus About Coaching Position

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:01 AM

The following story on Jeff Boals includes the comment that "he's not sure why he wasn't chosen as his alma mater's new head coach."

Men's Basketball: Boals Had "Brief Conversation" With Schaus About Coaching Position

Jim Christian's a very good coach. But, personally, I breathed a big sigh of relief when I found out Jeff Boals wasn't taking over in Athens.

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