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“Close tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share,” Reagan vowed.
I think I would like this hire....
Never mind defections
We've still got the light on
They can't take my "Fight On!"
Just not seeing it.
This was a courtesy. I can see where the meeting between Haden and Floyd would lead to the public perception of Floyd "clearing" his name.
Just meeting with Haden with all his proclamations about the NCAA and winning the right way etc. gives Floyd a seal of approval.
There were some fun times when Floyd coached at USC but I just don't see him making a return...and its not like Floyd has been in high demand. UTEP isn't exactly a high profile job. Floyd can use this meeting to leverage for a better job.
They both get what they want. Haden gets some first hand advice on what direction to go in hiring a new coach, while Floyd gets the symbolic approval by just getting a meeting with Haden.
With all due respect, J....STFU and let some positive energy flow through your veins on occasion.
I would welcome TF with open arms.
I was a student during his tenure and he made USC basketball relevant on campus.
Multiple top 10 recruiting classes. Put guys like taj, nick, gabe, demar, oj and vooch in the league. Don't forget before he was fired we had derrick Williams, momo Jones, soloman hill all coming here.
We were a late meltdown away from upsetting unc and reaching the elite 8.
He did all this without the Galen center(our best recruiting pitch) until his final year.
Bring him home!
Hill was quoted recently about that class and "what could have been."
USC basketball was on the precipice of finally breaking through that ceiling that she was always bumping her head on.
I loved Tim Floyd
Just maybe, do you think Haden was asking Floyd's opinion on whether Cantu would be ready to take over the SC job full time?
Got my full support on this hire. I thought that guy was the best coach we have had in years.
Don't know how I feel about him returning, but this news is rich with symbolism. A big FU to the NCAA and a public apology to TF that he deserved.
Good job Pat.
"Here are provided seats of meditative joy, where shall rise again the destined reign of Troy." Virgil
Gotta wonder how Garrett feels about this outreach by Haden.
Hope he approves.
He's the one who threw Floyd and the program under the bus to begin with.
I only want Floyd to comeback if Pete comes back as well. Fuck the NCAA!
Even the most arrogant among us can acknowledge our errors, if we're honest..maybe he's quietly thinking a big FO inside. OK, maybe not.
Unfortunately, I haven't seen anything in this story to be positive about. I think I am being realistic.
Like I said, Haden can pump Floyd for info on Cantu or what direction he should take in the next hire while Floyd gets some new found legitimacy with Haden agreeing to give Floyd an audience. Floyd says as much in the article.
Notice it was Floyd that spoke to the LAT while Haden refused to comment. I am no fan of Haden as the AD, but even I know he isn't going to tip his hand this early in the process.
That being said...
I remember Tim Floyd's tenure at USC fondly, there were some fun games. It was fun to see the program get some recognition and be relevant while living in the shadow of the football team. But floyd wasn't without his warts.
His antics at the end of the UNC game at the Meadowlands was a low point. That wasn't the first time he acted like that either. He may have done it against UCLA as well.
Floyd ran his share of players off just like Saban does...we complain about that but not with Floyd? They don't call it the "Tim Floyd rule" for nothing.
And while I think Floyd was unfairly railroaded by Yahoo! in regards to being Guillory's bag man, one has to think that Floyd had to have seen that Mayo was living a little too comfortably in the dorms after all the stories we heard about his hardships in WV. The same hardships that the NCAA supposedly recognized in making him susceptible to breaking the rules, ultimately clearing Mayo when some warned to stay clear of him.
Last week the board talked about how great it could be getting Dixon, Few or Alford etc. Now we are settling for Floyd part 2?
Strikes me as odd that we would settle so quickly for a blast from the past who hasn't done much at UTEP.
We did that with J-Rob...how'd that work out?
In fact if Haden hires Floyd it will further cement the notion that Haden really has no clue and that all his talk about winning the right way and changing the culture of compliance is pure bunk.
I watched what Floyd did for Iowa State basketball...Iowa State is in the middle of cornfields. It makes South Bend look like Paris in May.
The guy knows how to 1) turn a nothing program into a power, 2) recruit basketball players, and 3) get the best out of his guys.
Combining his abilities with SC's location, facilities, and education and we'll have a PROGRAM.
He's emotional and a winner. Using emotional outbursts as a reason to disqualify a coach and you just eliminated half the top coaches in the NCAA...even Coach K has his moments.
Floyd would smoke Dixon...and Few and Alford aren't coming here.
Great hire! Bring him back Pat.
Pat got permission 6-weeks ago.
UTEP athletic director Bob Stull said Tuesday that Haden contacted him six weeks ago about meeting with Floyd, and that the meeting took place.
A year later, Floyd was hired by his current employer, UTEP, and went on about his business. He's 56-39 in two-plus seasons with the Miners and has one of the nation's top-20 recruiting classes arriving next fall. That group is headlined by five-star guard Isaac Hamilton of L.A.'s St. John Bosco, which sits about 15 miles from USC's campus.
From Yahoo! Sports: Tim Floyd's meeting with USC shows the pall of NCAA investigations might not linger as long as they once did.
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