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jtownsupporter
what a solid pool to choose from. Like pointed out, I like how they have UW-P ties. I think Randall would be an overall great choice but wouldn't be suprised if they go with Will Ryan.
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wcbsas
db_11 wrote:


I would think Lance Randall would have to be #1 on that list.


Out of the 5 candidates Randall is the only one without specific ties to UWP. I think that makes him #5 on the list. No question he's a good coach but a thought the reason he returned to the high school scene is he didn't like the time away from home that he had to put in at Loyola (as an assistant).
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If I was in Platteville's seat I don't think I could help but be wary of Randall's recent job hopping. If I was on the committee, he'd have to work very hard to convince me that I was going to get more than 2 years out of him at UWP.

I think Ryan and Gard are the Public Relations choices, Adrian the safest (but not automatically the best) choice, and the two high school coaches are the wild cards. I can't say I'd be shocked with any of the five candidates getting the job.
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Will Ryan and Gard have to be considered the two favorites for the job.

Interesting that 4 of the 5 have some kind of connection to UW-Platteville!
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sabegs28_old
I would think Ryan and Gard have to be the top choices.

Randall has bounced around too many places the last few years...why would you take a chance at hiring a guy who may end up leaving your program?
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GatorZone_old
Since this is opinion, mine is that Randall and Adrian would be the favorites with Gard in the mix! Randall, with an amazing connection to high school coaches in Wisconsin (future recruiting) as a huge plus as well as his collegiate assistant and head coaching experience (as well as professional in England) would push him to my #1. Adrian has strong ties to Platteville and also now has head coaching experience. Gard would have be in the mix as a current assistant. Ryan will undoubtedly follow in his dad's footsteps at some point down the road but I don't think he's earned what the others have to date. Murphy also has strong Platteville ties and high school connections but is probably the long shot. It is a can't lose situation with whoever they end up selecting!

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Will Ryan and Gard have to be considered the two favorites for the job.

Interesting that 4 of the 5 have some kind of connection to UW-Platteville!



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blah
I think Lance Randall would be a great pick as well but my concern is the experience he has recruiting at the D3 level. Other than Adrian and Gard, none of the candidates, to my knowledge, have done any recruiting where they can't flash dollar signs to a kid. Plus, your recruiting to a school with great tradition but one that is in farm country. I'm kind of surprised there were only 97 applicants...i would think this is a fairly high profile division 3 job and I thought there would be a lot more interest. I do think they have compiled a list of quality finalists though....
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blah
double post...my apologies
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db1112
I would think Lance Randall would have to be #1 on that list.
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Mick Jagger wrote:


blah wrote:


I think Lance Randall would be a great pick as well but my concern is the experience he has recruiting at the D3 level. Other than Adrian and Gard, none of the candidates, to my knowledge, have done any recruiting where they can't flash dollar signs to a kid. Plus, your recruiting to a school with great tradition but one that is in farm country. I'm kind of surprised there were only 97 applicants...i would think this is a fairly high profile division 3 job and I thought there would be a lot more interest. I do think they have compiled a list of quality finalists though....


In your estimation, Blah, how many applicants would constitute "a lot more interest" ? I believe 97 applicants is a temendous response for any college basketball coaching opening including the D-1 level. While I agree the UW-P job may be a fairly high-profile D-3 job, it still is what it is, a D-3 job (albeit at a school that is also in a high-profile conference). I would think a lot of the 97 applicants are current D-3, D-2 or even D-1 assistants looking for their first head coaching job. Why do I say that? Because basketball coaches are a very upwardly mobile group. Most are looking to move up the ranks in terms of responsibilities, competion levels, salary & sometimes prestige. Some coaches make lateral moves. Very few coaches step back a level or two unless they desparately need a job (income) or are in the twilight of their coaching career & want to get away from the pressures of running higher-level programs. UW-P should feel honored to have received the # of apps they did. I'm impressed with the finalists for the position . To expect much more , I think, would be to step outside the boundaries of reality.
As a matter of comparison ... Wayne State, the Division 2 school that Paul Combs left for had a total of 32 applicants ... where they narrowed to five and then selected the finalist from that group.

Relatively speaking 97 is pretty good ... now I suspect you have a lot of D1, D2 and D3 assistants applying for the job ... so the quality of the 97 may not be great but it still is an impressive number!

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mickjagger
blah wrote:


I think Lance Randall would be a great pick as well but my concern is the experience he has recruiting at the D3 level. Other than Adrian and Gard, none of the candidates, to my knowledge, have done any recruiting where they can't flash dollar signs to a kid. Plus, your recruiting to a school with great tradition but one that is in farm country. I'm kind of surprised there were only 97 applicants...i would think this is a fairly high profile division 3 job and I thought there would be a lot more interest. I do think they have compiled a list of quality finalists though....


In your estimation, Blah, how many applicants would constitute "a lot more interest" ? I believe 97 applicants is a temendous response for any college basketball coaching opening including the D-1 level. While I agree the UW-P job may be a fairly high-profile D-3 job, it still is what it is, a D-3 job (albeit at a school that is also in a high-profile conference). I would think a lot of the 97 applicants are current D-3, D-2 or even D-1 assistants looking for their first head coaching job. Why do I say that? Because basketball coaches are a very upwardly mobile group. Most are looking to move up the ranks in terms of responsibilities, competion levels, salary & sometimes prestige. Some coaches make lateral moves. Very few coaches step back a level or two unless they desparately need a job (income) or are in the twilight of their coaching career & want to get away from the pressures of running higher-level programs. UW-P should feel honored to have received the # of apps they did. I'm impressed with the finalists for the position . To expect much more , I think, would be to step outside the boundaries of reality.
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