Strongly agree with FTA. While Jordan may be able to sell a program, I just don't know that he'll be able to sell himself to Michigan with a career record of 48-55.
He was 11-24 at Milwaukee. He’s 37-31 at Butler, playing better quality opponents than he did in the HL. The record might not be enough generally, but he was on staff at Michigan and apparently was highly regarded. I don’t say ( because I don’t know, having only a casual interest) that he will get the job. I think he will get a shot at being hired. And if he is, i imagine he’ll need to win over some part the fanbase (for the reason cited), which will mean winning.
He’s 40 years old, so if he doesn’t get hired at Michigan, he will have other chances.
Last Edit: May 13, 2019 17:09:21 GMT -6 by skrapheap
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Post by Pantherholic on May 13, 2019 20:57:57 GMT -6
I'm guessing this is ultimately an itch Beilein wanted to scratch but why Cleveland? He's apparently never been fired from a job in his life and he's REALLY putting that amazing streak on the line for a job that isn't worth it.
As for Lavall, it's not his time IMO. I'm sure he's well regarded but he's quite young so it's not like they're running out of time to get him. They can afford to pluck him when he's more seasoned assuming things continue on an upward trend.
My outside the box pick? Jay Wright. Quite frankly, what else does he have to prove in Philly? Michigan's resources are also on a level Nova can't possibly with and he'd be entering at a time in which the program is in phenomenal shape. Nova could probably compete salary wise but that's about it. Yes UM's losing a few key guys but given the timeframe, he'd be fine with getting his system into place this year and attack the '20 recruiting class with full steam. It'd be a MASSIVE statement by Michigan's AD and the dept get some money back in the next few years when Jim Harbaugh's tenure can (finally) be considered a failure. It's worth a call.