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"If this was a prize fight they'd call it off"- F ND!
Is Enfield really up tempo? They were 50th in the nation in scoring.
"It's what a brother would do for another brother"
40/347 in possessions per game and 55/347 in points per game isn't too bad for a team from the Atlantic Sun.
After seeing the way this guy's players loved him, I am all for this hire. Ink the deal and pay this man!!! And it's not like we won't have some talent on the roster for this season. Very exciting stuff.
Should be going after someone with a longer resume. How do you know this year isn't an outlier? Just sayin...
Floyd should be at the top of the list.
Fight On! Leave No Doubt.
Hmm, we might not have talent on the roster. A large chunk of our players are graduating :(
I'm assuming we have Dedmon back. I like Terrell and Wesley. I'm also excited to see Roschon Prince.
I'm just glad to see an update on this. I know uCLA is higher profile, but I was getting a little sick of waiting to hear about us.
Always be closing!!
This post was edited by MongoSlade 13 months ago
Honestly, I'd prefer Andy Enfield over their hire, but that's just my personal opinion.
Why aren't we talking about Gregg-with-three-gs Marshall?
Whether the new coach is Enfield, Hopkins, Marshall, Floyd (long shot), or any other coach,
all you have to do is get some, not all, of the top recruits from SoCal & Vegas every year and
you will have enough talent on the roster to make a run at the Final Four every season.
Imagine if you had these 5 guys to go with Terrell, Wesley, and Dedmon this year....
Pierre Jackson Sr. (Vegas) Avg 20ppg, 7 apg at Baylor
Michael Snear 6'5 Sr. (Moreno Valley) 15 ppg, 4.5 rpg at Florida St
DeAndre Daniels 6'8 So. (LA) 12 ppg, 5.5 rpg at UConn
Victor Rudd 6'9 Jr. (Los Angeles) 12 ppg, 7 rpg at South Florida
Kevin Young 6'8 Sr. (Perris) 7 ppg, 8 rpg at starting forward at Kansas
Need to put a ttttttttttttt around the local talent and keep'em home.
Some of the top players from SoCal that are playing out of state this year.
Michael Snear 6'5 Sr..........SG 15 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.5 apg (Moreno Valley) 4 yrs at Florida St
Wesley Saunders 6'5 So....G-F 16 ppg, 4 rpg, 3.5 apg (LA) 2 yrs at Harvard
Jean-Paul Olukemi 6'6 Sr...G-F 10 ppg, 4 rpg, 2 apg (Valley) 3 yrs at Ok State
Kendall Williams 6'4 Jr........CG 13 ppg, 3 rpg, 5 apg (Rancho Cucamonga) 3 yrs at N.Mexico
Keion Bell 6'4 Sr.................SG 11 ppg, 4 rpg (Pasadena) 3 yrs at Pepperdine,1 yr at Mizzou
Amir Garrett 6'6 So.............G-F 6 ppg, 4 rpg (LA) 2 yrs at St. John's
Miles Cartwright 6'3 Jr.........PG 13 ppg, 4 apg (Van Nuys) 3 yrs at Penn
Lonnie Jackson 6'3 So........SG 9 ppg, 2 apg (Valencia) 2 yrs at Boston College
Bryce Jones 6'5 So.............SG 10 ppg, 4 rpg (LA) 1 yr at USC, 1 yr at UNLV
Tony Snell 6'7 Jr.................G-F 13 ppg, 3 apg (Riverside) 3 yrs at New Mexico
Spencer Dinwiddie 6'5 So...CG 15 ppg, 3 rpg, 3 apg (LA) 2 yrs at Colorado
Kaetlin Reinhardt 6'5 Fr......SG 10 ppg, 2 apg (Dana Point) 1 yr at UNLV
Xavier Johnson 6'6 Fr..........SF 9 ppg, 4 rpg (Santa Ana) 1 yr at Colorado
Victor Rudd 6'9 Jr................SF 12 ppg, 7 rpg (LA & Vegas) 1 yr at ASU, 2 yrs at South Florida
DeAndre Daniels 6'8 So......SF 12 ppg, 5.5 rpg (LA) 2 yrs at UConn
Ryan Anderson 6'8 So........SF 15 ppg, 8 rpg (Lakewood) 2 yrs at Boston College
Trevor Mbakwe 6'8 Sr.........PF 10 ppg, 9 rpg (St.Bernard HS) 3 yrs at Minnesota
Kevin Young 6'8 Sr..............PF 7 ppg, 8 rpg (Perris) played 2 yrs at LMU, started for Kansas this year
Jeff Withey 7'0 Sr.................C 14 ppg, 9 rpg (San Diego) 4 yrs at Kansas after original Arizona commit
Bryce Cotton 6'1 Jr............. PG 20 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3 apg (Vegas & Arizona) 3 yrs at Providence
Elijah Johnson 6'4 Sr.......... SG 10 ppg, 3 rpg, 4.5 apg (Las Vegas) starting guard last 2 yrs at Kansas
Pierre Jackson 5'10 Sr........ PG 20 ppg, 7 apg (Las Vegas) starting PG last 2 yrs at Baylor
We have and many of us would prefer him over Enfield but there haven't been any suggestions that he's even in the running.
At least Enfield and Marshall have some head coaching experience (as compared to Hopkins for instance).
This has been going on for years...one of the many indicators why Haden was asleep on firing CKO.
I'm hoping he somewhat redeems himself on a great hire.
This would not be an attempt by AE's agent to only get that pay jump from Florida Gulf Coast right?
Doubt it. They can't hang with SC on $. AE's wife is a former model, it's LA not Ft Meyers. So I'm sure it appeals to her.
AE has a chance to do what he did at FGCU but at a major U. I still like Floyd.
F I G H T O N
Even if they tripled his current salary, USC could triple that and be at 1.5MM....Ft Myers is a great place for seven to eight months of the year, and is a nice place to raise kids (they have three), and with Naples nearby, plenty of upscale restaurants, shopping, golf courses etc. LA's weather would be better, and if they located to Manhattan Beach, they would have comparable lifestyle, with a salary nine times his current salary...Other then real estate (and that is a big difference), cost of living would not be much different.
Hope USC can pull it off, though I would be satisfied with Hopkins, if he is a long term solution. If Syracuse wins the NCAA, hiring him may be difficult as Boeheim would have attained a satisfying conclusion to his career. Is Hopkisn the primary asst or was the other guy who was accused, but cleared or protected by statute of limitations of serious criminal actions the primary asst?
Freedom through Vigilance
A lot of us have been on the Marshall bandwagon since they thrashed Pitt, and as has been said multiple times, any of Marshall, Williams or Enfield would be a great hire.
Marshall and Williams have more experience and are more established, but they are going to be much harder to get, as both make good money and have previously turned down opportunities to leave the schools that gave them their opportunities.
Enfield has less experience, but he has shown he can coach and recruit, and his style of play would do well in LA. With his salary being so much lower, and FGCU's resources so limited, he is the most realistic possibility to land.
He's also a guy that if he comes and establishes SC as a real hoops program, he may very well stay in the way that Shaka seems to want to stay at VCU, as he would have lifetime job security, huge resources and a chance to create a real legacy at SC if he can turn SC into a consistent Sweet 16 program that gets to the Final Four once in a while.
Update from Wolfie- despite the source, some good info that I haven't seen anywhere else:
USC has contacted Florida Gulf Coast coach Andy Enfield about becoming the Trojans' next basketball coach, according to a source within the athletic department who did not wish to be identified.
Enfield, 43, took unheralded Florida Gulf Coast to the Sweet 16, where it lost to Florida on Friday. He is an attractive candidate to USC because of his up-tempo style of play and, perhaps more importantly, because he might actually want the job.
"My decision will be based on what the opportunities are," Enfield said after Friday's loss to Florida. "I can't discuss anything else right now because I haven't even thought about it."
Enfield is expected to interview this weekend and the Trojans would like to hire a coach this week.
USC already was spurned by several candidates. Steve Alford signed a contract extension with New Mexico before getting hired by UCLA on Saturday; Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon received a 10-year contract extension last week and Memphis coach Josh Pastner received an extension this week.
Enfield has been a head coach for just two seasons and made a base salary of $157,000 this season. Florida Gulf Coast is expected to double his salary as a reward for the tournament run.
But USC is believed to be willing to pay around $2 million per season. Tiny Florida Gulf Coast does not even have a shoe deal and the school plays in a 4,500-seat arena. Enfield created a buzz by becoming the first No. 15 seed to advance to the Sweet 16 following upsets of Georgetown and San Diego State.
USC would like to hire a coach this week but is running low on candidates. Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins and Texas-El Paso coach Tim Floyd already interviewed but Floyd is not believed to be a serious candidate.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by USCTraveler 13 months ago
Andy Enfield has listed his Fort Myers home for sale.
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