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A deeper look at the (3) primary candidates

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by coereg, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. coereg

    coereg New Member

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    Steve McClain -
    Incredible 3 yr run with Hutchinson, KS (91-16 & the '94 Nat'l Champions), and a good 5 year initial run with WYO (100-52; 44-26 in conf.; 3-4 post season). Then suddenly, while the MWC grew much stronger, quickly, the wheels came off (57-63; 23-37 in conf. from '03 to '06 & no post season appearances).

    Mike Dunlap
    Has an overall HC record of 366-127, 3 Nat’l Championships, and is a 3-time Nat’l Coach of the Year.
    His most noticeable work was obviously at Metro State (227-40; ’00 & ‘02 Nat’l champions; 2-time Nat’l Coach of the Year). Before that he coached the Adelaide 36ers, an Australian pro team, to a 59-33 record and NBL Final Four appearances in ’95 & ’96. He also coached five seasons at Cal Lutheran (going 80-54). While there, he won 3 conf. titles, finished runner-up in the ’94 Div. III Nat’l Championship, and was named the Kodak District Coach of the Year in ’94.
    Dunlap has also held assistant positions with LMU, Iowa, USC, the Denver Nuggets, Arizona, and Oregon.

    Tad Boyle -
    Boyle played collegiately at Kansas and for Larry Brown. As a senior, he captained the Jayhawks, with then freshman Danny Manning.
    Boyle was a long time assistant coach at Oregon, Tennessee under Jerry Green. Plus, Jacksonville St., and Wichita State under HC and long time friend, Mark Turgeon.
    His only HC experience has been at UNC, where in 4 years, he’s seen tremendous progress while compiling an overall 56-74 record (52-40 the last 3 seasons including 25-8 in 2010).
    He was recently (in March) named the Big Sky Conf. and Div-I All-District Coach of the Year.
     
  2. coereg

    coereg New Member

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    Although McClain's hire would appease most of the current players, I question, given his track record, whether he can sustain any long term success at CU. Although it's unfair to say because it's a NEW program with new challenges, different features, etc. Still, that questions lingers in my mind.

    Boyle has had good overall progress at UNC but as far we know, his team may go 10-20 next year or they could go 25-5, we don't know what to expect yet. He's had ONE winning season in a low mid-major conference but good experience as an assistant, and he played at KU. It's a risky trigger to pull, at best.

    IMO, Mike Dunlap is the “stand out” candidate for CU. Simply put, he’s a winner!!, and this is his time to shine. It appears that he’s had his interest and eye on the CU job for a long time, his family lives here and that is where he’s most comfortable. He’s been quoted recently as saying “this is the job I really want.” He’s turned down HC jobs at AZ (they also claimed to have turned him down), LMU, Fresno St., & San Francisco.
    I feel he can deliver an opportunity to be a legit contender both in the Big 12 and on the national scene.
     
  3. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    which is exactly why Bohn will **** this up and go with someone else.
     

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