The Nicks Level
I suppose that's a way to put a band-aid on the program (i.e. stop the bleeding, maybe) that doesn't cost ISU a contract buyout. Whatever, I'm glad we've got an AD with some serious balls! You don't often see ISU can a coach in the middle of the season...:bigsmile:Moving to another position? What?
The article says he is interim, but his involvement in the program again is just is a bit odd to me. The last time I saw Raetz was at the MVC Hoops tourney in St. Louis and... well, nevermind.So is Raetz just going to coach out the season or is he back in the saddle?
According to the paper's website, Raetz is the interim head coach, and a national search for a new coach will begin immediately. I can kinda see where RP is going with this. He HAD to do something about the football program, and turning it over to West's staff probably didn't make the statement he wanted. To me, this signals a break from the past, albeit with a return to the past for the next 7 games. You'll see a whole new staff at ISU next year.I meant to edit this in... i realize the article says he will stay for just this year, but is it possible he becomes a more permanent option if he posts a few W's?
I personaly think this is a great move by RP. The popular belief is that ISU doesn't care about the football program and doesn't want it to be succesful. This sends a clear message that the the university is commited to trying to turn football around. Wether it'll actualy help or not is to be seen but it's a good message.