Coaching replacement list

Tommy33624

The White Level
Jon Coffman - Purdue-Fort Wayne. Already has recruiting links in-state. Likeable. His wife is a softball coach, offer her a job too. Could have had Dane Fife from then IPFW when we hired Lansing. Missed on that one.
 

bent20

The Odum Level
Was thinking it's about time to start this thread. I have to think Clinkscales already has a few candidates in mind. He's certainly had plenty of time to develop one.
 

Sycamorefan96

The All-MVC Level
What's the chances of us actually paying a competitive salary so that maybe we can get someone good that won't bolt and take an assistant spot at a P5 school?
 

ISUCC

The Odum Level
Moderator
Hopefully Tim Miles throws his name in the pool, great coach, great enthusiasm for his players and fans of the team he coaches, he's the complete opposite of our current coach
 

treeman

The Newsom Level
I would think Stan Gouard would have to be on the top 5 list if not top 3 for most people. The guy has basically spent his entire coaching career in Indiana (including Terre Haute). From Danville Illinois (somewhat localish). Has compiled a 228-117 all-time record at Indianapolis. His teams always played hard when they came over and I always loved his enthusiasm on the sideline. The only knock on him is he is in his first year at USI (his alma mater) so that could be difficult waters to navigate with personal ties and contract issues. Don’t know the ins and outs of his coaching style, offensive/defensive schemes but his teams always past the eye test when they were in the Hulman Center.
 

Bluethunder

Hugh McAwesome
Supporter
Whoever can show up and bring about 500k or more in private donation in with him. Otherwise not sure it will matter all that much who gets the first chair on the bench.
 

TreeTop

The Menser Level
Supporter
Hopefully Tim Miles throws his name in the pool, great coach, great enthusiasm for his players and fans of the team he coaches, he's the complete opposite of our current coach
Indiana State University is not a destination for former Big Ten Coaches of the Year.
 

Jason Svoboda

The Bird Level
Administrator
Indiana 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.
 

4Q_iu

The Nicks Level
Supporter
What's the chances of us actually paying a competitive salary so that maybe we can get someone good that won't bolt and take an assistant spot at a P5 school?
The same chances as having the ca$h to buyout Lansing a few seasons back...
 

4Q_iu

The Nicks Level
Supporter
Indiana 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.
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
 

Jason Svoboda

The Bird Level
Administrator
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
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.

Then you've always got a group of current LM guys looking to move up as well as your up-and-coming assistants so there will be a plethora of options available to any programs that will be making changes.
 

pbutler218

The All-MVC Level
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.
 

bent20

The Odum Level
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.
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?

I've also pointed this out before but Lansing supporters never seem to notice. His star players tend to do very well as freshman, sometimes sophomores and then regress, or at least don't live up to expectations. It's basically happened with every player post Odum.
 
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