>>It also leaves Gene Keady as (probably by far) the oldest and longest
>>tenured coach in the conference. Otherwise, half the coaches have
>>been around less than three years, and the other half less than six or
>Perhaps you saw this already, but Keady recently got verbal
>commitments from a pair of high school freshmen, assuring them that
>he'll still be at Purdue to coach them.
>For the record, Gene was born in 1936, and his first season at Purdue
Oh, I wasn't suggesting he'd be leaving anything soon. I'm just
amazed at the turnover in coaches in the Big Ten in the last five to
ten years (some schools changing coaches twice), and how different and
younger all the coaches are (Carmody is close to 50, as is O'Brien,
but several of the others are no more than 45, and some are under 40).
Even besides Keady, and the two interims, there are a couple of other
places where there might be coaching changes soon -- e.g. Penn State
and Michigan -- I know Michigan has a good recruiting class coming in,
but if they don't make some noise soon -- a year or two, perhaps --
Ellerbe could be on the way out.
Ten/twelve years ago, you were looking at (in addition to Keady)
Henson, Knight, Davis, Frieder/Fisher, Heathcote, Haskins, and now
they're all gone (some ingloriously).
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