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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford on the move?
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2017, 03:03:03 pm »
The Akron job is open after Keith Dambrot left for Duquesne. The first two names mentioned as a potential replacement at UA? You guessed it.

http://www.ohio.com/sports/zips/university-of-akron-basketball-search-to-replace-coach-keith-dambrot-begins-zips-players-consider-options-1.756726

It also could be alphabetical but they were nevertheless mentioned.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-john-groce-akron-illinois-20170405-story.html

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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford on the move?
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2017, 03:54:44 pm »
Just how deep are Boals' and Ford's Ohio ties? If any school poaches our coaches, it better be a P5 or Big East school. The AE is a one bid league and a school of our stature shouldn't be having its coaches poached by the MAC. That'd be a lateral move at best for Boals.
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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford on the move?
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2017, 11:30:25 pm »
The Akron job is open after Keith Dambrot left for Duquesne. The first two names mentioned as a potential replacement at UA? You guessed it.

http://www.ohio.com/sports/zips/university-of-akron-basketball-search-to-replace-coach-keith-dambrot-begins-zips-players-consider-options-1.756726

It also could be alphabetical but they were nevertheless mentioned.

Oh phew! I missed that.

Old news--not to worry!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-john-groce-akron-illinois-20170405-story.html
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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford on the move?
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2017, 03:44:18 pm »
  Coach Chapman has left our program for Northern  Illinois according to Twitter this morning .   He took another assistant position for the Huskies   who are in the MAC . Lets see who fills his spot.  My guess coach  Riccard comes over from the womens team .  Perfect move since he was  there before.

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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford on the move?
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2017, 03:30:52 pm »
Guess what!  Thad Motta is out as head coach of Ohio State!  Any chance that Coach B. is kicking himself about now?

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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford on the move?
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2017, 04:21:56 pm »
yes possibly no.

sometimes programs with the stature of tOSU like to have their top asst go get some head experience elsewhere and come back.

why not test the waters elsewhere before doing the experiment in your own building?
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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford on the move?
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2017, 09:31:04 am »
That's a surprise about Matta but Ohio was kind middle of the pack for several years . A good team but not over whelming  I don't think it will impact us at all .

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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford on the move?
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2019, 01:21:52 pm »
With Saul Phillips out at Ohio, maybe they try to woo a Bobcat alum?

https://www.thepostathens.com/article/2019/03/ohio-mens-basketball-coaching-search-four-names-to-watch
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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford on the move?
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2019, 01:50:48 pm »
With Saul Phillips out at Ohio, maybe they try to woo a Bobcat alum?

https://www.thepostathens.com/article/2019/03/ohio-mens-basketball-coaching-search-four-names-to-watch

Wow, Boals is probably the most qualified of the 4 mentioned.  It'll probably come down to how he and his family feel about returning back to OH (his roots), and how rooted his kids are here on Long Island.  If I were Heilbron, I'd be concerned, and would start some back channel searching sooner rather than later, so he's not caught with his shorts down.  Also, if Boals bolts, you would think that this would make up Akwasi's mind definitively as well (although his mind may be made up already).  I hope Boals sticks around, but coaching changes happen and can be very disruptive to a team. Bottom line, you always have to look out for yourself first.
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Rumor mill: Boals/Ford on the move?
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2019, 02:12:54 pm »
With Saul Phillips out at Ohio, maybe they try to woo a Bobcat alum?

https://www.thepostathens.com/article/2019/03/ohio-mens-basketball-coaching-search-four-names-to-watch

Wow, Boals is probably the most qualified of the 4 mentioned.  It'll probably come down to how he and his family feel about returning back to OH (his roots), and how rooted his kids are here on Long Island.  If I were Heilbron, I'd be concerned, and would start some back channel searching sooner rather than later, so he's not caught with his shorts down.  Also, if Boals bolts, you would think that this would make up Akwasi's mind definitively as well (although his mind may be made up already).  I hope Boals sticks around, but coaching changes happen and can be very disruptive to a team. Bottom line, you always have to look out for yourself first.

I know nothing about him or his situation, but the bottom line is that this is a big step up in quality of conference, its a return home and, most notably, the bump in pay would make it almost impossible to turn down. Phillips got paid $572,000 each of the last five years, or more than double what Boals gets here. Even if they get him at a bargain price, its a win across the board.

If we take the advice of some posters here, well (lol) fire him (lololol) and make the decision even easier for him!

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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford on the move?
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2019, 02:30:31 pm »
With Saul Phillips out at Ohio, maybe they try to woo a Bobcat alum?

https://www.thepostathens.com/article/2019/03/ohio-mens-basketball-coaching-search-four-names-to-watch

Wow, Boals is probably the most qualified of the 4 mentioned.  It'll probably come down to how he and his family feel about returning back to OH (his roots), and how rooted his kids are here on Long Island.  If I were Heilbron, I'd be concerned, and would start some back channel searching sooner rather than later, so he's not caught with his shorts down.  Also, if Boals bolts, you would think that this would make up Akwasi's mind definitively as well (although his mind may be made up already).  I hope Boals sticks around, but coaching changes happen and can be very disruptive to a team. Bottom line, you always have to look out for yourself first.

I know nothing about him or his situation, but the bottom line is that this is a big step up in quality of conference, its a return home and, most notably, the bump in pay would make it almost impossible to turn down. Phillips got paid $572,000 each of the last five years, or more than double what Boals gets here. Even if they get him at a bargain price, its a win across the board.

If we take the advice of some posters here, well (lol) fire him (lololol) and make the decision even easier for him!

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I'm still stinging from the Bing loss, but I'm certainly not in the "fire Boals" camp.  I think he's done a real solid job, and has gotten progressively better as a coach over his 3 years at SBU.  The last loss is an unfortunate stain on his resume.

For those who do want him fired, all I can say is be careful what you wish for......
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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford on the move?
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2019, 11:27:28 pm »
One story went so far as to say that Boals is "the obvious choice."
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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford on the move?
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2019, 10:08:55 am »
One story went so far as to say that Boals is "the obvious choice."

Twitter going all out (OU fans) to campaign for Boals (search "Jeff Boals").   

Here's another link I found this morning that doesn't make it sound like it's a done deal, for family reasons, and perhaps Boals' relationship with the OU AD.  Interesting comments here:

https://www.bobcatattack.com/messageboard/topic.asp?FromPage=1&ForumPID=1&PID=278020

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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford on the move?
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2019, 10:25:00 am »
the thad matta suggestion is interesting...
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Re: Rumor mill: Boals/Ford on the move?
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2019, 11:17:23 am »
The MAC is a slightly better conference, but it's still a relatively lateral move. More money at Ohio, but I think it's easier to win the AE at Stony Brook than the MAC at Ohio. I would hope Boals or any Stony Brook coach would stay put until they get Power 5, A10 or AAC offers.