Lol I was just quoting that tweet and mocking it. If it’s Servais, that is a huge disappointment. Erstad had a winning record and something like a 10 game win streak against Crayton. If Erstad is as bad as some say, getting Servais would have to be an awful hire.With your connections, do you really think Servais is coming to Lincoln? You will probably know before the rest of us so, truthfully is he coming or is it someone else?
|1997||Ball State||40–19||21–10||2nd||MAC Tournament|
|1998||Ball State||39–18||23–8||1st (West)||MAC Tournament|
|1999||Ball State||42–18||25–6||1st (West)||MAC Tournament|
|2000||Ball State||34–23||18–8||T–1st (West)||MAC Tournament|
|2001||Ball State||35–23||21–5||1st (West)||MAC Tournament|
|2002||Ball State||34–23||17–9||2nd (West)||MAC Tournament|
|2003||Michigan||30–27||16–14||3rd||Big Ten Tournament|
|2004||Michigan||34–26||19–13||T–3rd||Big Ten Tournament|
|2007||Michigan||42–19||21–7||1st||Corvallis Super Regional|
|2008||Michigan||46–14||26–5||1st||Ann Arbor Regional|
|2010||Michigan||35–22||14–10||2nd||Big Ten Tournament|
|2013||Ball State||31–24||15–12||2nd (West)||MAC Tournament|
|2014||Ball State||39–18||22–4||1st (West)||MAC Tournament|
|2015||Ball State||33–25||14-8||3rd (West)||MAC Tournament|
|2016||Ball State||33–26||15-9||1st (West)||MAC Tournament|
|2017||Ball State||30–28||14–10||3rd (West)||MAC Tournament|
|2018||Ball State||32–26||17–10||3rd||MAC Tournament|
Oh man, people would lose their crap. I'd take him, though.I believe I brought him up before, but what are our thoughts on if we would hire Rich Maloney? He turned around Ball State and took the Michigan job where he won 2 or 3 conference titles, and even made it to a super regional. However, he eventually "mutually agreed to leave Michigan" after his last few years really took a dive. He is now back at Ball State and doing pretty well again. He checks a lot of boxes that Moos is looking for., but does his "firing" at Michigan make him not as great of a hire?
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason 1996 Ball State 32–20–1 16–14 T–5th 1997 Ball State 40–19 21–10 2nd MAC Tournament 1998 Ball State 39–18 23–8 1st (West) MAC Tournament 1999 Ball State 42–18 25–6 1st (West) MAC Tournament 2000 Ball State 34–23 18–8 T–1st (West) MAC Tournament 2001 Ball State 35–23 21–5 1st (West) MAC Tournament 2002 Ball State 34–23 17–9 2nd (West) MAC Tournament Ball State: 256–144–1 141–60 2003 Michigan 30–27 16–14 3rd Big Ten Tournament 2004 Michigan 34–26 19–13 T–3rd Big Ten Tournament 2005 Michigan 42–19 17–12 T–4th Atlanta Regional 2006 Michigan 43–21 23–9 1st Atlanta Regional 2007 Michigan 42–19 21–7 1st Corvallis Super Regional 2008 Michigan 46–14 26–5 1st Ann Arbor Regional 2009 Michigan 30–25 9–15 7th 2010 Michigan 35–22 14–10 2nd Big Ten Tournament 2011 Michigan 17–37 7–16 10th 2012 Michigan 22–34 8–16 10th Michigan: 341–244 160–117 2013 Ball State 31–24 15–12 2nd (West) MAC Tournament 2014 Ball State 39–18 22–4 1st (West) MAC Tournament 2015 Ball State 33–25 14-8 3rd (West) MAC Tournament 2016 Ball State 33–26 15-9 1st (West) MAC Tournament 2017 Ball State 30–28 14–10 3rd (West) MAC Tournament 2018 Ball State 32–26 17–10 3rd MAC Tournament Ball State: 198–147 97–53 Total: 795–535–1
That's what i'm trying to figure out. So we wouldn't take this guy even though he has Power 5 success. And I get it, because he was essentially let go from Michigan. But he checks the Moos boxes. People are already mad that we are looking at Will Bolt and he is being promoted by Erstad (side note, I was not aware that A&M hit worse than Nebraska this year). Because apparently he doesn't have P5 experience. People are pissed that Servais' name is getting thrown out, and I would be mad too as he has never coached P5, and Erstad actually had something like a 10 game winning streak against him up until the last couple years. So he would be out.Oh man, people would lose their crap. I'd take him, though.
He seems to trend down the longer he is at a school. Maybe not the best recruiter? Or maybe the message wears thin after a time?That's what i'm trying to figure out. So we wouldn't take this guy even though he has Power 5 success. And I get it, because he was essentially let go from Michigan. But he checks the Moos boxes. People are already mad that we are looking at Will Bolt and he is being promoted by Erstad (side note, I was not aware that A&M hit worse than Nebraska this year). Because apparently he doesn't have P5 experience. People are pissed that Servais' name is getting thrown out, and I would be mad too as he has never coached P5, and Erstad actually had something like a 10 game winning streak against him up until the last couple years. So he would be out.
Childress has had success, and I think people have that name stuck in their mind, but he apparently isn't coming. Or Moos is trying to throw people off the scent. I just really don't think there is a guy that is at a winning P5 job that is going to head to Nebraska. Would be like Frost leaving Nebraska for Central Florida, as B1G baseball is mid-major.
He seems to trend down the longer he is at a school. Maybe not the best recruiter? Or maybe the message wears thin after a time?
I agree finding someone excellent is going to be a struggle, but i'm not impressed with Maloney. Not that i have to be impressed for him to be hired by NU.
I'm indifferent on Maloney, could be swayed. Just know he checks a lot of 'Moos boxes'. He did get to a super regional in year 5 and hosted a regional in year 6, which is pretty cool for a B1G team.After reviewing his record and information, I dont see him as an upgrade from Erstad? In my opinion I think Moos would rather open the checkbook a bit more and get someone with a little more upside?
Well that is why Moos is getting paid the big bucks, lol. Whoever he selects I will still love my Nebraska Cornhuskers. I think a lot of College coaching is who they can bring in as assistants.Agree, way different than the SF hire, which was basically "he's the guy, go get him and everyone is happy" or the FH hire which was "hometown boy comes home to become a legend and everyone is happy". Childress may have been the only name that would have filled the "everyone is happy" box this time.
I’ve been hearing no go on Childress from players and national media on twitter. Sounds like Bolt may be the guy, it’s certanly who Darin was advocating for. But Moos wanted a proven coach, so that could be what is taking so long. He would instantly up our JUCO recruiting which could take us to the next level (Erstad recruited high school really well but was horrible with JUCOs). And people raved about our hitting while Bolt was here, but A&M fans not happy with it (had a worse average than Nebraska this year).For what it's worth... Kevin Kugler was on 1620 saying he would be surprised if its NOT Will Bolt at this point.