Hiring Boynton is a no win proposition in my opinion. Two things can happen:
1) He'll not be good at it, recruiting will suffer, attendance will drop, won't make the tournament, etc.
2) He'll have success and get hired by a Big East team (he's from New York) and be gone, and they'll have to start the coaching search all over again.
Boynton was with Underwood at SFA and came with him to OSU. I'd like to know why Underwood didn't take him to Illinois.
Also - have we heard what Boynton's salary will be?
I agree with this completely. I heard he didn't go with BU because he was going to try for the head job. Just a rumor though. No clue if true. But it makes some sense. Haven't heard salary.
My issue would be the step backwards in recruiting and the program getting pushed back further away from being able to make any post season noise.
And I don't understand the whole Gottlieb or Des situation.
I would take that as a slap in the face if former players with no coaching experience thought they deserved that opportunity.
Hiring either of them would have been an even worse mistake, imo, and made the situation even more of a joke.
The big XII has a long list of good coaches.
IMO, OSU just put themselves in last place with Boynton.
When it comes to how they do thing at Oklahoma State always expect the very unusual and a "monkey see monkey do" administration.
"Monkey see, monkey do," Mr. Holder said.
By age 26 Steve Kerr had 12 more years in the NBA to come before his media career started.
He also had 3 years as the GM of the Suns after that.
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If I am the OSU AD and you tell me I gotta go cheap I'm doing one of two things.
I'm cutting the bullshit and taking the risk with Doug. Taking a chance...but at least if you win, he's gonna be around for a long while.
Or I'm interviewing 15 ****ing guys from all around the country, a diverse group, taking my time to get input from all over and find a diamond in the rough.
Some might even add a third option, which I don't really like, recycling a proven guy. Seems like Holder not only didnt do any of those things, he actually pulled a GW Bush. "I put Cheney in charge of finding me a VP, he says he knows just the right guy..." The best thing I can say is at least Holder didnt recycle some guy that's already been fired. But Dana Altman and I'm sure a few others might have something to say about that. I just hate it in football. Give a new guy a chance.
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“Never confuse fame with substance”
Unfortunately too many do.