Category: coaching changes

Steve Alford: NCAA Should Look at What’s In the Best Interest of a Student-Athlete When a Coach Leaves

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

It had already been announced that Steve Alford would sign a 10-year contract extension at New Mexico when news broke that he was leaving for UCLA. Alford hadn't yet signed the new deal, but it left those in Albuquerque obviously shocked. Alford, who played at Indiana for Bob Knight, understands ...

Bobby Petrino Appreciates Getting Another Chance to Coach, Lands at Western Kentucky

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

There never seemed to be a question of whether Bobby Petrino would coach college football again, but rather exactly where he would land. We learned to start the week that Petrino, the embattled former coach at Arkansas, will take over at Western Kentucky, where is grateful to get another opportunity. Bobby ...

Sonny Dykes Takes Over as Head Coach for Cal Bears

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Sonny Dykes has made a name for himself as an offensive guru on the college football coaching stage, and he was rewarded when he was named the head coach for the Cal Bears. Dykes went 22-15 in three seasons at Louisiana Tech and earned the honor of WAC Coach of ...

With Multiple Offers on the Table, Bruce Weber Picks Kansas State

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

It didn't take Bruce Weber long to find a new home. In fact, it sounds like he had his pick of the litter. The Illinois coach was fired immediately after his team bowed out of the Big Ten tournament last month, but he says calls starting heating up about new ...

After Some Delay, Illinois Tabs John Groce as its New Head Basketball Coach

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Shaka Smart decided not to take the job at Illinois and Brad Stevens wasn't even ready to say that he was contacted by the folks with the Fighting Illini. After a bit of a process and much public debate about whether or not the job was still considered an elite-level ...

In Search of New Challenge, Frank Martin Leaves Kansas State for South Carolina

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

College basketball storylines this week are rightfully being dominated by the Final Four which pits Kentucky and Louisville and two other prestigious programs. That doesn't mean the rest of the basketball world simply stops and waits for the final weekend of the season to come and go. Head coach Frank Martin ...

Jerry West Joins Golden State Warriors as a Member of Executive Board

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

If Jerry West has his way, the Golden State Warriors will be a smart, but risk-taking team. The NBA Hall of Famer joined the Warriors this week as a member of their executive board, but insists he's not just going to be some name on a list of board members. Rather, ...

Miami’s Coaching Search Finally Ends With the Hiring of Jim Larranaga

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

The strange coaching search at the University of Miami finally came to an end on Friday. You know, the one that started with the mysterious hiring away of Frank Haith by Missouri and then involved several folks publicly turning down the offer, while Kansas State coach Frank Martin basically publicly ...

Matt Painter Still Sounds a Little Suspicious on This Whole Missouri Situation

Friday, April 1st, 2011

I'll admit, I haven't listened to enough of Matt Painter, so perhaps this is how he always sounds. But, now that he has tested the waters in considering a move to Missouri, something about the whole thing still smells a little fishy to me -- especially after listening to the ...

After Half-Decade of Lousy Football, Colorado Finally Fires Dan Hawkins

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

When Colorado hired Dan Hawkins as its football coach after the 2005 season, he was the hottest name on the block for programs looking for a new coach. Over the past few seasons, he's simply had the hottest seat. And after getting fired on Tuesday, Hawkins has no seat at ...