College Coaches on the "Hot Seat"
Which coaches should be fired after this season. The top two that come to my mind are Rick Stansbury and Bruce Weber.
I think after that UCLA story, Ben Howland might be on there as well.
scott3210, i wanna know why you say Stansbury should get the boot?
I know with their talent ,they should be a top 10 team...But they lost some close games to some good teams..And still can cause some damage in both the SEC Tourney & Big Dance...
Some fans in Memphis have a love/hate relationship with coach Pastner, it wouldnt surprise me if he was let go..And with a new A.D coming in,they might be looking to bring in their own coach...
But Mississippi State being 8-8 in the SEC, which is a solid conference, still seems to be underachieving. It is understandable to lose to Kentucky at home in a close game, but to come to lose to a bad team like Georgia on your home floor is inexcusable. But their talent level is such that Dee Bost, Arnett Moultire, and Renardo Sidney are future NBA players and Hood is an excellent prospect, but they still barely look like an NCAA tournament team. So I think it is natural to look at the coach as a good explanation for their underachieving.
Well Jim Baron of URI and Chris Lowery of SIU were both let go this week because of the what have you done for me lately philosophy. I dont agree with the firing of either one since Lowry led SIU to the Sweet Sixteen just a few years ago and Baron consistently brought URI 20+ win seasons. Some other coaches on the hot seat should be:
Darrin Horn- South Carolina 60-63
Horn has been trending downward. In his four years at SC his win total went from 21 to 15 to 14 to 10 and has not been the coach SC thought they were getting from Western Kentucky.
Craig Robinson- Oregon St 57-68
Robinson is more famous for being Obama's brother in law than his success as a coach. He was hired to Oregon St after two mediocre years at Brown and has failed to make the NCAA tournament or finish above fifth place in the league in four years. Maybe he and the president should end their terms at the same time.