Post by Black PantherU on Jul 7, 2017 10:57:19 GMT -6
The year-to-year/coach-to-coach thing really only comes into play when NLI's are involved. Even a verbal commitment is really not binding, so there's nothing stopping that player from just reopening his recruitment or the new coach telling the player thanks but no thanks.
Coach Baldwin seems to be following the new-age spray-and-pray technique with a lot of these offers. God bless him; I don't think I could spend 80% of my day talking to 17-year olds without going a little nuts. Well, more nuts than I already am.
Post by Black PantherU on Jul 10, 2017 11:07:39 GMT -6
I've been sitting on that name for over a week. Still a couple hoops to jump through but Monaghan should be announced tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest. The other two assistants are picked but it's too early in the process to leak names.
I'll say this: I'm impressed with his staff. He put together a better staff than Val did. Still looking for a DOBO. If he gets Justin Einerson, I'll be thoroughly excited.
Post by Cactus Panther on Jul 10, 2017 18:40:24 GMT -6
I met and spoke with Coach Monaghan last Thursday night. Coincidently, he was staying at the same airport-area hotel as Mrs. Cactus Panther and I the night before we concluded our summer visit to Milwaukee. He was easy to spot because he was dressed in Panther athletic wear. He said he attended a team workout earlier in the day.
We had a good chat. He stated that he knew Pat Baldwin from their time together on Jim Whitesell's staff at Loyola, and is happy to be working with him again.
He said two other staff positions had already been filled. I believe he said they are the DOBO and VC. He did not specify who they are, nor did I push for the information.
I referenced the decline in fan support and animosity among some fans and supporters. He clearly acknowledged it (apparently he did his homework, discussed it during the interview process and/or both) and of course, expressed that Coach Baldwin and the staff will do what they can turn that around.
Coach Monaghan reminded me of Coach Bidlingmeyer. This is only because of his appearance and demeanor. Hopefully Coach Monaghan's stay in Milwaukee will end much better.