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So of Milton and Bakich's two assistants, who do you think is the strongest candidate to become head coach? Assuming Anderson just hires from within.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by 2terp4life 2 years ago
I hope you're right. I think comparing Rupp and Bakich by win % is like comparing Turgeon to Gottfried by win %. Bakich cleaned house when he took over and his first season was brutal. Given the record this year and the talent he was bringing in I don't think it's a big leap to say Bakich had this team on a course to go far beyond what any MD baseball team has done since the 70's.
Bakich did a great job promoting the program, which was something sorely needed. The only way for MD to compete in the ACC is for the program to get the attention ($$$) from the school, alumni, locals, etc. I'm not convinced Bakich is easily replaceable though I also don't think it's a dead man walking and should be folded. The next hire is very important obviously in continuing the momentum that Bakich has created.
This season was better than anything Rupp ever had. We never even dreamed of the tournament with Rupp. What an absurd comparison.
Rupp's 2002 team had more wins than this years team and missed the NCAA by a small margin( number of league wins was the down fall of that team). No matter what your feelings are regarding both men, they were both hamstrung by an Athletic department that made promises and never followed through so they could appropriately move the program forward.
I tend to agree with you for the most part in that Bakich is not indispensible to future success of the program. However, I do think it's important to point out that all of those players you listed that were recruited under Rupp's era were pitchers and came to Maryland primarily because of Farr, not Rupp. Even with the success and momentum that the program sustained under Bakich, it can be argued that Farr had as much to do with that as anyone and should have been Rupp's replacement in the first place.
It's not about what he accomplished as it is what everyone felt that he was "about" to accomplish. Everyone was excited for years 4 and 5 under Bakich cause those were the years we all believed he'd accomplish something special. He gave us no reason to doubt that the first 3 years, as everything progressed more or less exactly as everyone expected it would.
Rodriguez - Helena Brewers - Rookie ball
Beck - Aberdeen Ironbirds - Short Season A
Boyden - GCL- Rookie ball
Kenny to mich along with ECU hitting coach Schnabel. Per Kendal Rodgers twitter
Kendall Rogers @KendallRogersPG
Interesting note: #Maryland AD Kevin Anderson previously was at #Army. Could be a nice landing spot for Joe Sottolano
Why? Ann Arbor's nice but if one of the top tier southern SEC or ACC schools tosses $500K plus at him after sustaining a few good years at UM, he's gone, as anyone would be. Ray Tanner makes 650K. LSU's coach makes 625K.
Not too long ago, college coaches made $100K. Now that is the type of raise they get.
FWIW, ACC coaches at the big schools make $200-400K.
I heard that KJ will be transferring...
I know how Maryland baseball can serve and even be great.
Play speed ball. Recruit atom of speed guys. Teach them to be base stealing freaks. Recruit kids from Latin countries or other international kids like Soccer team. And get your pitchers and 2 power guy. Play money ball, small ball great defense wins championships.
therein lies the problem for small schools and rebuilding programs in major conferences. You need 4 legitimate starters, and needless to say they don't grow on trees. Most smaller teams have a guy who can keep them in games vs the big boys. but that's one game out of 4-5 in a week.
Teams with 3 ballers on the mound are the ones who are in Supers and the CWS. Offense is secondary these days.
Well sounds like great pitchers in baseball. Are like shutdown corners and pass rushers run stuffers in football.
it seems so easy, just recruit faster, stronger, better players.
why haven't they thought of this before?
I heard he had an atrocious gpa (something like a 0.50), and might have to drop out. But this was hearsay, so who knows.
Damn. I didn't know his GPA was that low. I am hearing JC (probably in FL), next season, then the MLB draft...
Terrapin trail has an update on college summer leagues
Jimmy Reed will be returning, Charlie Haslup signs with the Yankees.
thought it would be the other way around or both staying
Gallen posted another summer league update today. A couple of the Cape guys moved to different leagues which can't be a great sign, but more playing time is more playing time.
Also has anyone heard anything about a new HC? Is Milton the guy? Is it on hold until Anderson figures out where he's going?
This post was edited by shanoterp 2 years ago
I'd guess they're gonna wait for the Anderson situation to settle which is why we haven't heard anything, but they can't wait that much longer.
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