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MtnBuff

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Calling for Tad's head at this point is just stupid. The guy made CU fun to watch and topped 20 Ws. I love Tad and would love to see him here for the foreseeable future.
Not many calling for his head but the Coach for Life thing is also premature. I understand that he is by far the most successful coach at CU in many decades but in recent years the program has not matched the success he had in his early years and has been in fact pretty mediocre.

It isn't unreasonable to say that we want him to stick around but that we also want him to make some changes and step up the expectations of results.

Next year will be a big one. We should reasonably expect a tourney qualifying team. If instead we again end up in the NIT (or worse) then his future at CU should be questioned.

If on the other hand he gets us advancing in the NCAA tourney and to a sweet 16 or two then considering the state of the program Coach for Life may be fair.
 

DBT

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“Coach for life.” That’s an interesting term. Has any coach, anywhere, in any sport been deemed “Coach for life?” “Coach for life” is something that sort of evolves and isn’t some sudden declaration.

One day Tad will be in his late 60’s and still coaching the Buffs on a 2 year extension and we will realize, “Wow! Tad will retire after coaching the Buffs for 25 years!”
 

SkiRacingBuffalo

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Not many calling for his head but the Coach for Life thing is also premature. I understand that he is by far the most successful coach at CU in many decades but in recent years the program has not matched the success he had in his early years and has been in fact pretty mediocre.

It isn't unreasonable to say that we want him to stick around but that we also want him to make some changes and step up the expectations of results.

Next year will be a big one. We should reasonably expect a tourney qualifying team. If instead we again end up in the NIT (or worse) then his future at CU should be questioned.

If on the other hand he gets us advancing in the NCAA tourney and to a sweet 16 or two then considering the state of the program Coach for Life may be fair.
Never said coach for life. Just for the foreseeable future. That was an exciting team, had a chance at the turny and made money. And it’s not like this team didn’t see it’s fair share of injuries and adversity. I like him for the future of the buffs. If we want to go spend money upgrading anything about that team it should be the facilities. Relatively speaking, ours are very subpar as many of you know.

It’s fun watching these former buffs in the NBA too
 

MtnBuff

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It is shocking that Tad hasn't gotten fed up, said **** it and left for another job. How many years of his career will he waste saying "we need the football team to get better so we have more resources."
And go where?

We all love Tad but no he isn't the hot candidate at the top of any coaching prospect list. How many tourney games has he won? How many ranked teams has he had (or even beaten?)

Certainly he could find another job but it isn't going to be with some school that puts big emphasis and money into basketball. He isn't getting the Kansas job, or UNC, or even UCLA.

There are problems here but leaving isn't going to make those problems go away for him.
 

onealcd

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And go where?

We all love Tad but no he isn't the hot candidate at the top of any coaching prospect list. How many tourney games has he won? How many ranked teams has he had (or even beaten?)

Certainly he could find another job but it isn't going to be with some school that puts big emphasis and money into basketball. He isn't getting the Kansas job, or UNC, or even UCLA.

There are problems here but leaving isn't going to make those problems go away for him.
There are plenty of programs that would like to have Tad, without the budget issues like CU.
 

Denver_sc

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“Coach for life.” That’s an interesting term. Has any coach, anywhere, in any sport been deemed “Coach for life?” “Coach for life” is something that sort of evolves and isn’t some sudden declaration.

One day Tad will be in his late 60’s and still coaching the Buffs on a 2 year extension and we will realize, “Wow! Tad will retire after coaching the Buffs for 25 years!”
Tony Sparano signed a "OL Coach for Life" contract with the Vikings. he just didn't know it at the time.
 

MtnBuff

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There are plenty of programs that would like to have Tad, without the budget issues like CU.
Respectfully, no.

Outside of the top level programs every program has limiting issues of one kind or another. Tad is in a good spot for him.

We may want to think otherwise but those programs that don't have the limitations are not looking to hire Tad Boyle. They are looking for a coach who if at a major conference program has been to the NCAA tournament multiple times in the past 3-4 years and who has tournaments wins in that time period. They are looking for a guy who has consistently beaten higher ranked opponents including on the road.

If we were talking looking at the end of the 2015-16 seasons when Tad had taken CU to the tourney 4 out of 5 years then he would have a lot more options but right now he is a guy with one tourney appearance (and a first round exit) in 5 years. No there are not "bigger, better" programs that are looking for a Tad Boyle.
 
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