HoustonWave wrote:mbawavefan12 wrote:Profoundwizard wrote:tpstulane wrote:Meanwhile
Dannen f**ked up. He owns this.
Agree with those who said this was an ego trip. Hiring Cannizaro or Riser was too obvious. He got cute, had to take a guy who was 100% his pick. Like one of those guys you know who never thinks an idea is good unless he came up with it himself.
I think thats a bit unfair. So far it looks bad but on paper it did make sense. Pierce had mentioned the obstacles in place for pricey academic oriented private schools like Tulane, that may have caught TDs attention too much. I think TD got enamored with the idea of hiring the top assistant/recruiter for what has been the best academically oriented private baseball program ober the last few years. Perhaps he made that choice without really considering the baseball side of things. Or just doesn't understand major college baseball.
Maybe a booster will step up if this thing really goes south, but i just don't see an AD firing a guy he just hired especially with Jewetts resume. I also don't see TU paying the buyout, hence the need for a big time booster to step in.
As I recall it, both Cannizaro and Riser made the fatal mistake of asking about resource commitments during their interviews with TD.
I would've done the same....I would not have taken the job if i didnt think i had everyhthing i needed to be successful. They asked for it, because its needed to be where we want to be. They know what we have and what others have they are competing with, its there job to recruit and know. that is not why cannizaro didnt get the job, that was the excuse....the real reason was that he would have more power and support among the alumns than the AD himself.