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    John Beilein is my pick. Prove he's not the right choice

    I have toured the ISU facility, and am intimately close to the Gophers facility. If you saw both, you would agree, there is no comparison.
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    John Beilein is my pick. Prove he's not the right choice

    I would have zero faith in Mother "search committee" Maturi to make this hire. I had way too much faith in MegaTongue, and he did not deliver. It feels nice to not have to worry about the competency of the AD to make a good hire.
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    John Beilein is my pick. Prove he's not the right choice

    What point are you trying to make? The Gophers have a dedicated facility as well, and it is worlds better than the ISU facility.
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    Dennis Gates... He's my pick.

    Again, why are we comparing anybody to Pitino? Pitino was hired by a slimy dude who thought he was way bigger of a deal than he was. He struck out on how many coaches before he got to Pitino? I think everybody (fans and Teague among them) was more than all-in on Shaka, and it's unfortunate that...
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    Coaching Search from the Collegiate Coaching Consortium - (Formerly the Villa 7 Consortium)

    Exactly. I could also easily see Marshall getting another gig at a place like Texas Tech like Knight did. But not at MN. Coyle knows he would get buried by the press. It's likely that the president/regents who need to approve the hire wouldn't approve for similar reasons. Whether Marshall...
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    Dennis Gates... He's my pick.

    Agreed. I was all-in on Pitino, just like I'll be all-in on whomever is hired this go 'round. It's this difficult in-between phase when we all sit here and debate HC candidates that is hard. Obviously, each person is way overanalyzed when you have weeks and weeks to do it.
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    Dennis Gates... He's my pick.

    Maybe. I think PJ is successful because he is overly driven to succeed at everything he does. Like I said, your last two points could be said about probably a thousand kids that are currently playing D1 basketball. That doesn't make them HC candidates. If two coaches are equal, and one played at...
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    Dennis Gates... He's my pick.

    I don't disagree. As far as candidates go, Gates is way past Pitino. But comparing anybody to Pitino with his prior resume isn't what we should be doing, as Pitino should have never gotten the job in the first place. The bottom two points do nothing for me, as you could say that about hundreds...
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    Dennis Gates... He's my pick.

    If this dude is still doing well at Cleveland St. or somewhere else in 2 years, get back to me. We rolled the dice on Pitino with 1 year of experience and that didn't fare too well. We rolled the dice on Whalen with zero experience, and while I still like the move, it has been a slow, slow crawl...
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    Coaching Search from the Collegiate Coaching Consortium - (Formerly the Villa 7 Consortium)

    So a guy that is partly responsible for a failed tenure here under Pitino, who has zero HC experience? Wasn't he the lead east coast recruiter, that got Jelly, McNeil, McBrayer? At least McBrayer turned out, but I can't say the name excites me in the least. If he had no MN connection, he...
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    Coaching Search from the Collegiate Coaching Consortium - (Formerly the Villa 7 Consortium)

    Mitchell is one of the easier guys to root for, as he is a class act all the way around. His nba head coaching record is nothing special, and he lasted one (I think) season at Memphis with Penny before parting ways. Not sure what screams B1G head coach from his resume.
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    Movies that hold up vs. those that don't

    I re-watched Gone Girl last weekend. I remember being somewhat disappointed in it originally, as I had super high expectations due to it being a David Fincher film. I think I liked it better the second time. However, the reason I'm mentioning it is as I was watching it, I kept thinking to...
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    All Things 2021 Minnesota Vikings Off-Season Thread

    You are completely spot-on, and I agree with everything you said. I'm not really referring what's going to happen in real life, rather simply as a frustrated fan that can see the truck that is sitting on the tracks 2 miles down the path, just waiting to derail the train. Really, my main...
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    Pick a Former Gopher to Replace Pitino, who ya got?

    I'm not sure there are any viable candidates for head coach. But I would be interested in someone like Damian Johnson on the staff. I believe he's gotten pretty good reviews in his current position, hasn't he?
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    Henry Lake-Pitino gone, will coach out remainder of season

    Maybe we are being played? Mussleman is “interested”, which buys him a fancy new extension? It’s a win-win for him if his agent expresses interest in the MN job.
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