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peeweehooman

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100% certain she is going to LSU ;)


First will say I was wrong (even though I hedged my bets) and still waiting for this to be called off at the last second. Honestly shocked it ended up this way. I underestimated the fracture in the relationship between Rhodes (AD at BU) and Mulkey plus Mulkeys desire to go home (plus LSU willingness to supposedly get near $3million a year).

I do think this is one all sides regret.

For Mulkey, she is inheriting a team that will have almost no talent (I suspect NO talent will be the proper description after transfers of stars players). Facilities need upgrade. For someone who had a lead position for seat #3 on Mount Rushmore of WBB (behind Pat and Geno) she is risking a lot for really just bigger payday (maybe another $750,000 a year). She is also walking into a conference that is much stronger top to bottom then the one she left. Her 86% win percentage is going to take a hit and I think the most likely scenario is improvement but like Gail going to Texas the grass isn't always greener.

For LSU, this move is going to cost them dearly. Not only in her pay but associated staff with WBB, facilities upgrades, and increases you are going to have to pay other sports. Even with a sold out arena at $20 for every singe seat they are going to sell out every game of 13,000+ to come close to just paying her salary (not including I assume 3-4 new positions, recruiting upgrades etc).

For Baylor...well this one is going to hurt. Have heard Joni Taylor (UGA), Wes Moore (NCST), and the one AC (Messer) as potential successors. Assume they are betting all will be cheaper then Kim's 2.2 million a year. But will be interesting if they can hold this together. Baylor may end up the winner if they can decrease costs and see only minor setbacks on the court. But I suspect the blue waters of the Brazos won't be enough to keep talent flowing.

Ultimately I think Mulkey makes LSU better but not sure she can meet the expectations set. Wish her well though. And wouldn't be upset if BU can steal Wes Moore away with an upgrade in pay to 1.5 million.

(In response to this post by WHOODAT)

Posted: 04/25/2021 at 8:25PM



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Current Thread:
 
  
Peewee...What is Mulkey gonna do? ** -- WHOODAT 04/25/2021 4:35PM
  Shes gonna take that damn mask off ** -- markc 05/01/2021 09:28AM
  100% certain she is going to LSU ;) -- peeweehooman 04/25/2021 8:25PM
  McAfee can attest to that! ** -- jdubforwahoowa 04/27/2021 12:31PM
  Really need that sarcasm font -- peeweehooman 04/26/2021 5:06PM
  WOW! I wonder if any players will follow her. ** -- WHOODAT 04/26/2021 05:31AM
  Will they pay her more than Wade? -- RallyEagle 04/25/2021 10:41PM
  I'm sure someone will make him a strong-ass offer ** -- Minderbender 04/27/2021 11:20AM
  She deserves it..... -- Zhoo 04/26/2021 3:23PM
  She HAS been to the Mountain Top . . . ** -- jdubforwahoowa 04/27/2021 1:48PM
  And she is now back home :) -- Zhoo 04/27/2021 2:06PM
  Good excuse to tell the Baylor girls. -- jdubforwahoowa 04/27/2021 2:07PM
  I meant home as in the state...... -- Zhoo 04/27/2021 2:10PM
  Not sure I am a fan -- Zhoo 04/27/2021 2:25PM
  Just always liked her spunk and down home charm. -- jdubforwahoowa 04/28/2021 3:25PM
  Fair retort. -- jdubforwahoowa 04/28/2021 4:00PM
  Valedictorian of her HS class -- NJHoo 04/29/2021 11:35AM
  Mulkey will not meet expectations at LSU -- peeweehooman 04/27/2021 5:06PM
  Suspect Will Wade will get a pay raise -- peeweehooman 04/26/2021 12:07AM
  Don't throw beads her way ** -- Zhoo 04/25/2021 7:23PM

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