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Kevin O'Neill Fired

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by buff4bcs1985, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    USC assistant Bob Cantu to be interim hc
     
  2. btbuff

    btbuff It's an inside joke Club Member

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    Pretty pointless on USC's part unless they are interested in Bob Cantu as a permanent option.
     
  3. SECOBuffsFan

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    jgisland Club Member Club Member

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    Cantu is not the permanent option, he has been with USC for 12 years, no chance he gets the HC gig. USC has certainly been disappointing to date, but they did have a brutal OOC schedule. This is odd, I didn't catch the USC/Utah game, but I was impressed with USC's fight against us. Odd to fire after what I would deem a pretty decent road-trip for them.
     
  5. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    josh pastners name is being thrown around on twitter an awful lot as the next hire
     
  6. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    [tweet]290872500047454211[/tweet]
     
  7. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Not surprised, other than it's a little early in the season. It just clearly wasn't working out for O'Neill. The guy isn't quality HC material ... far from it.
     
  8. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Yeah, I'd show interest in the job too. And Reggie & I have the same odds of getting it.
     
  9. ZKobalt

    ZKobalt Well-Known Member

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    What job does Theus not want? Every time there's a team in the west coast that needs a coach, Theus wants it.
     
  10. SECOBuffsFan

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    Reggie Theus did decent job for Pitino and as Head Coach of New Mexico State. What big name coach will go there?
     
  11. Gold

    Gold Well-Known Member

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    Very classy in the way he handled the dismissal.
     
  12. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    link?
     
  13. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    I was amazed at how empty the Galen Center can be at times.
     
  14. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Their tickets are stupid expensive.
     
  15. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    Just looked at the USC site and those ticket prices are a little inflated...I guess USC is trying to pay off the construction bonds or something like that. The Galen Pass for all four sports that play there is $500.00...I think that's expensive.
     
  16. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Very strange timing on this. There's probably more going on than a performance review.
     
  17. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/mens...y/_/id/8843050/kevin-oneill-usc-trojans-coach

    Key quotes:

    - "I thanked them for the opportunity. I have nothing but great things to say about the university. It's a great place."
    - "It's disappointing any time you don't win enough," O'Neill said Monday. "That's what it comes down to in this business, winning enough. I'm disappointed I couldn't do a better job for the players."
    - "No, I don't have any regrets. I just regret we didn't win enough. That always falls on the head coach."
    - "Good coaches get fired every day. That's the way it is. It's a hazard of the business."
     
  18. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    It certainly is fishy. As I've been doing my reviews this season, I've noticed that when coaches leave midseason, it's usually because some bull**** is going down. (TSU had the robbery scandal, NAU had the abusing players scandal, with Air Force Mueh talked about the kids not having any fun.)

    Hayden was quoted as saying "I felt it was best to make a change now, with most of the Pac-12 season still ahead of us, in order to re-energize our team." Don't know if I buy that, and I haven't heard of anything untoward going on in that program. It might've just been a case of Hayden finally got the money together to fire him.
     
  19. CVilleBuff

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    Went to high school with Pat Haden's niece. Quality. As bitchy as you'd imagine, though :thumbsup:
     
  20. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Saw someone on twitter say that Hayden didn't view him as a "long term coach" and wanted to fire him now just in case the team managed to put up a winning streak and force them to commit to him for a longer period of time.
     
  21. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    that makes some sense. Hayden will try to go big as well and I think getting the job opening out there early never hurts.
     
  22. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

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    Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
     
  23. iSmellChip

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    Might sound a little crazy but I think Mike Brown can be a good potential candidate.
     
  24. JimmyBuff

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    Odd firing at this time. Haden is a clown
     
  25. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    So does Haden go after Boyle?
     
  26. sackman

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    I doubt it. It would be bad form.
     
  27. RalphieSpeaks

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    And he would get turned down.
     
  28. Mick Ronson

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    i never saw oneill as a long term hire. he was the clean up after tim floyd's mess guy. oneill has been fired a bunch of times....before.
     
  29. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    USC's basketball support is ATROCIOUS. Only Miami can match USC in "power conference" apathy, and frankly USC takes the cake in terms of being even worse. If playing "big games" in front of a legitimate 3k is your cup of tea, go for it.
     
  30. jwhite17

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    With the new facility, excellent fan support (and growing), solid recruiting, I can't see Boyle leaving for anywhere but a place like Kansas.
     

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