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Take off the orange and blue glasses

Again every job opens up, no players on a team. Agree Coaching matters but coaches take the job based upon how likely they are to win.

ND and Duke have national reputations that UVA does not, both in the academic and athletic world across the nation and not just in on region. Those reputations allow coaches to reach into places to get high quality players that are outside their recruiting territory. As Duke has proven, even a coach doing a second rate job can get top level recruits (ie look at Duke's recruiting rankings). Duke, even with questions around their coach being there, has the #13 class this year. The only other jobs in that category are Stanford, Texas.

UConn and Tennessee would be in the same spot as Virginia. All excellent jobs but not the top 4-5 cream of the crop jobs. By no means does that mean a coach at any "second tier" can't win. But just like any job, people want the easiest path to success and the top 4 provide that. Virginia is sitting in that next group and I am sure Coach Thompson will win here despite only being in the top 5-10% of jobs.

Ultimately it is splitting hairs. The test of this will be if the Duke job opens and they want Katie Meier out of Miami if she leaves a top 15 program.
[Post edited by peeweehooman at 02/13/2019 12:15PM]

(In response to this post by HburgCav)

Posted: 02/12/2019 at 10:00AM


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