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Head Coaching Candidates

ShortSideOption

All American
10 Year Member
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?
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.

I will say Moos probably wanted to get ahead of the disappointment by fans not getting Childress so leaked it early.
 

ShortSideOption

All American
10 Year Member
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?

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
1996Ball State32–20–116–14T–5th
1997Ball State40–1921–102ndMAC Tournament
1998Ball State39–1823–81st (West)MAC Tournament
1999Ball State42–1825–61st (West)MAC Tournament
2000Ball State34–2318–8T–1st (West)MAC Tournament
2001Ball State35–2321–51st (West)MAC Tournament
2002Ball State34–2317–92nd (West)MAC Tournament
Ball State:256–144–1141–60
2003Michigan30–2716–143rdBig Ten Tournament
2004Michigan34–2619–13T–3rdBig Ten Tournament
2005Michigan42–1917–12T–4thAtlanta Regional
2006Michigan43–2123–91stAtlanta Regional
2007Michigan42–1921–71stCorvallis Super Regional
2008Michigan46–1426–51stAnn Arbor Regional
2009Michigan30–259–157th
2010Michigan35–2214–102ndBig Ten Tournament
2011Michigan17–377–1610th
2012Michigan22–348–1610th
Michigan:341–244160–117
2013Ball State31–2415–122nd (West)MAC Tournament
2014Ball State39–1822–41st (West)MAC Tournament
2015Ball State33–2514-83rd (West)MAC Tournament
2016Ball State33–2615-91st (West)MAC Tournament
2017Ball State30–2814–103rd (West)MAC Tournament
2018Ball State32–2617–103rdMAC Tournament
Ball State:198–14797–53
Total:795–535–1
 

BasilLongfellow

HMax's Royal Member
5 Year Member
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?

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
1996Ball State32–20–116–14T–5th
1997Ball State40–1921–102ndMAC Tournament
1998Ball State39–1823–81st (West)MAC Tournament
1999Ball State42–1825–61st (West)MAC Tournament
2000Ball State34–2318–8T–1st (West)MAC Tournament
2001Ball State35–2321–51st (West)MAC Tournament
2002Ball State34–2317–92nd (West)MAC Tournament
Ball State:256–144–1141–60
2003Michigan30–2716–143rdBig Ten Tournament
2004Michigan34–2619–13T–3rdBig Ten Tournament
2005Michigan42–1917–12T–4thAtlanta Regional
2006Michigan43–2123–91stAtlanta Regional
2007Michigan42–1921–71stCorvallis Super Regional
2008Michigan46–1426–51stAnn Arbor Regional
2009Michigan30–259–157th
2010Michigan35–2214–102ndBig Ten Tournament
2011Michigan17–377–1610th
2012Michigan22–348–1610th
Michigan:341–244160–117
2013Ball State31–2415–122nd (West)MAC Tournament
2014Ball State39–1822–41st (West)MAC Tournament
2015Ball State33–2514-83rd (West)MAC Tournament
2016Ball State33–2615-91st (West)MAC Tournament
2017Ball State30–2814–103rd (West)MAC Tournament
2018Ball State32–2617–103rdMAC Tournament
Ball State:198–14797–53
Total:795–535–1
Oh man, people would lose their crap. I'd take him, though.
 

ShortSideOption

All American
10 Year Member
Oh man, people would lose their crap. I'd take him, though.
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.
 

Bleed Red

Red Shirt
2 Year Member
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.
 

skerinks

Recruit
5 Year Member
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?
 

ShortSideOption

All American
10 Year Member
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.
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?
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.

I am not sure we are going to be getting an upgrade from Erstad. Besides Childress, has there been a name thrown out there that would actually be an upgrade? Bolt, no. Maloney, no. Servais, no. Heller, no.

This hire is going to be so intriguing on many levels. How much are we going to pay? Who can we get?
 

Bleed Red

Red Shirt
2 Year Member
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.
 

skerinks

Recruit
5 Year Member
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.
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.
 

bucktril

Scout Team
15 Year Member
With little info coming out from the athletic office or otherwise at the present on how the search is going, could Moos be waiting to talk to an assistant from a team that will still be playing this coming weekend?
 

Busker

Recruit
For what it's worth... Kevin Kugler was on 1620 saying he would be surprised if its NOT Will Bolt at this point.
 

ShortSideOption

All American
10 Year Member
For what it's worth... Kevin Kugler was on 1620 saying he would be surprised if its NOT Will Bolt at this point.
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).

This hire would certainly be met with some scrutiny, but I don’t mind it.
 
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