some good names on your list, I see none of them signing w/ the Trees even with the wacky 2020 fall-out issues -- we might land one IF our budget was doubledIndiana State may actually luck into fortunate circumstances if they decide to move on from Lansing this year.
First, with schools making zero gate and NCAA tournament distributions likely to be down as well as just the general circumstances surrounding the pandemic, I think you may see fewer schools making a switch this year unless their coach has a contract that is expiring. It will be a very hard sell to fire anyone in this landscape, especially if you have to eat a sizeable buyout.
I checked the hot seat articles from prior to the season tipping off and the only one that mentioned a coach had an expiring deal was Fordham. All of the other names mentioned were doing well so far with most being undefeated or at the top of their conference save for Gregg Marshall who has been fired and Jim Christian at BC. This weird ass year could lead to Indiana State being a pretty attractive job, especially if several of the names that have been on the sidelines are looking for jobs as rumored: Miles, Thad Matta, Danny Manning, John Thompson III, John Beilien, etc. as they combined with the up-and-coming assistants will be battling for fewer jobs.
Ark St. pays better than Ind. St.John Brady led LSU to Final Four in 2006 and ended up at Arkansas State. And we can all agree Indiana State is a better job than Arkansas State
That isn't my list. Those are just the bigger names sitting on the sidelines that were mentioned as wanting to get back into coaching in 2021 in the 3-4 articles I read through. For some of them, sitting another year could close their window so if they're looking for a challenge, you never know. There are also some assistants that have stuck around with some bigger coaches that were thought to be successors but I don't think it shakes out that way based on how their programs have trended. Talking blue blood/big programs.some good names on your list, I see none of them signing w/ the Trees even with the wacky 2020 fall-out issues -- we might land one IF our budget was doubled
I think it's more about the fact the noose (his contract) is finally coming off the university's neck and something can finally be done. Even his hardcore supporters know anything short of a breakout season means he's gone and we're certainly not on course for that. We just got swept at home by an MVC opponent, an undefeated one sure, but it's plain to see the same problems persist. A new coach might not succeed but how would we ever know if we just accept this level of mediocrity until Lansing has been with us 15-20 years with a sub .500 record?What is really telling about this whole thread is how early in the season this topic has come up. I think most are finally realizing that Lansing is not going to get it done. He is not getting the most out of HIS players. I saw a bad season coming when we struggled to beat Truman State. You can't blame it all on the pandemic either because it sure isn't affecting other team's play. We need a coach who is going to recruit better talent AND most importantly get the most out of a player's talent. Lansing can't seem to do either.