Posted by ButterBall Devil on June 11, 14 at 18:36:16:
In Reply to: Re: The HC List I've Seen So Far posted by TDevil on June 11, 14 at 17:08:52:
I agree with the comment about Murph.
funny how right after the NCAA Infractions Committee Report was issued - Murph spun it as an exoneration of him of sorts - because the "fault" was the "institution" and the apparent "lack of control".
But he was the one who "created" (months after the fact) the call logs to recruits, the phantom jobs for players, the "re-allocation" of scholarships, etc.
In addition - I don't think we ever got to the bottom of the pregame "fight", but whether he directed Davis and Wallace to go at it, or if he oversaw an environment where these "top" players decided this was something appropriate to do, it was rank and bush. And oh - BTW - it failed to rally the team.
Many have commented about his "handling" of pitchers. (It is a miracle Leake's arm remains attached.)
I think Murph matured over time as coach at ASU, but his first several years were really problematic. I wish him the best, but I don't want him back.
I really like the UCSB, UCI, Pepperdine, CalPoly, and even Turtle Thomas - all as potential hires.
My impression of Ray Anderson - albeit, gained from a distance - is that he is a consummate professional, and will be methodical in reaching the right decision. Frankly, I have more confidence than with Steve Patterson - which is not a knock on SP. I just think Anderson will get it right.
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