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Deserved more, but in the end the negativity wasn't worth it to him or his family.
Hoping we can get someone great. Obviously you go have Van Horn and Childress tell you no. Is Will Bolt who you hire that doesn't have any coaching experience? Would people be ok with that? Can the Virginia coach be an option?
Frost and Hoiberg were layups, hiring a head baseball coach to a B1G conference will be what I measure Moos on. I'm genuinely intrigued what we can get. I think it needs to be someone like Bolt looking to have his first head coaching job, because in my opinion we can't lure a guy from the Big12, SEC, etc., away. No amount of money would do it.
Sad to see Darin go. Ever had him look in your eyes? Intensity is crazy!
Either way, Brian O'Conner is a dream hire, not likely but intriguing. Born in Omaha, graduate from Saint Albert in CB, Creighton grad,
coming off a couple of bad years (for Virginia).
This would be a grand slam hire--role the dice, anyone know what how big his contract is at Virginia?
EDIT: he has a $600K base salary, total of just under $1M