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I don't care one fraction of an iota whether someone is a Bama grad or not anymore. We need to get away from that way of thinking. Go for the best, regardless.
(not saying he wouldn't be good... I just don't care where they graduated)
This post was edited by rink6670 16 months ago
Hell no, he wouldn't come. Byrd ain't leaving Nashville, his good friend Vince Gill, and the rest of Nashville life. Byrd probably could have easily gotten the Tennessee job if he was interested in leaving Belmont.
He is an outstanding coach, however, and would do a terrific job. But he isn't going anywhere.
Interesting thread. A couple of observations.
1. First of all, Bruce Pearl is a dynamic, outstanding coach who would rejuvenate the program. That seems to be beyond question. But since Pearl can't coach until the 2014-2015 season, if you want Pearl, that means that you must be content with Grant coaching one more year after this one. And if he does, there's always the possibility that Grant could improve well enough to keep his job. If you want Grant gone after this year, Pearl isn't an option.
2. I don't buy that you have to be a cheating coach to be successful, and I think there are more than enough examples of coaches who have won the right way. But the thing is, it isn't only coaches that are dirty, it's also the boosters...which begs the question, does Alabama have enough dirty boosters with enough money who really want to spend it on basketball? If players are being bought and paid for at schools, it sure isn't the head coach spending his own money for them.
Bama grad makes him more likely to accept.
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