Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Dr Z

John Groce Officially Hired

John Groce as the head coach at Akron   78 members have voted

  1. 1. What do you think of John Groce?


Please sign in or register to vote in this poll.

515 posts in this topic

Welcome to Akron Coach

 

groce.jpg

 

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, clarkwgriswold said:

We're now in the process of "WIFE CONVINCING."

This is the hardest step in the process 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, feetg10 said:

This is the hardest step in the process 

That's the why we would never get a coach from California or some place like that.   "Honey, pack up the kids surf boards..."

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
47 minutes ago, jupitertoo said:

His wife is not a diva.

 

I think you may have missed this one in another thread. I think that was the point.

 

I'm always entertained by the OU fans with the "Crakron" references.  

If you go back a few pages on that blog, you can read some really horrible stuff about Akron and how no coach's wife (Mrs. Groce for one) would ever agree to allow her husband to take a job here because this is a dead, failing, awful hell mouth of a city.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

Edited by akzipper

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to Akron, John and family! This time around, your welcome is more friendly. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From an Ohio fan (who's married to a Zip) congrats.  I think it is a good hire for the Zips.

Edited by Eagle66
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hopefully it's good for the Zips and good for the MAC.

 

I know that plenty of people had their favorites, but we all have to support him. Don't give up on the Zips because you disliked him at OU.

Edited by akzipper

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know this is a dream and not happening.

 

Wanted to put that first, but can you imagine if Groce agreed to work for free or insanely low money for the first two years as long as UA agreed to put the salary he would have been payed towards an arena renovation. He still would get the same pay from Illinois and that would be a nice chunk of change to get the university started.

 

Even if it was just a higher scouting budget or an upgraded player locker/hang out room to make UA more desireable, at face value this could be a big opportunity to improve the program.

Edited by UAZippers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd rather the excess money go toward his assistants if that happened. A few hundred grand might get us a couple new bathrooms.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, zippy5 said:

I'd rather the excess money go toward his assistants if that happened. A few hundred grand might get us a couple new bathrooms.

I thought about the assistants, the problem would be that UA would have to continue to pay the higher salary once they start paying Groce as well, or the assistants would all get a pay cut heading into year 3.

 

I would gladly take a couple new bathrooms at the JAR.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Totally realistic about this.   Akron made a solid hire.   And I think and hope the players will respect him and want to earn his respect.  I don't expect an IMMEDIATE (clarifying) repeat of the Kitten  NCAA success.  But maybe now we can look forward to the end of the season and the MAC tournament without total fear and loathing.

Edited by NWAkron

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great hire!!  Now fill those scholarships!!!!  Get that OOC schedule set!!    Get to work!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, NWAkron said:

Totally realistic about this.   Akron made a solid hire.   And I think and hope the players will respect him and want to earn his respect.  I don't expect a repeat of the Kitten  NCAA success.  But maybe now we can look forward to the end of the season and the MAC tournament without total fear and loathing.

 

I do. If you don't expect that, then why hire him? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was against this hire in the beginning, but I'm coming around. I'm excited to see what JG can do at Akron. Hopefully he can talk Antino into staying and can bring in a couple JUCOs to fill the holes and we don't have to have a rebuilding year. It's a great day to be a Zip.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any comment yet from Steve French?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

An OU grad's tweets about Groce to Akron
 


 

 

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0