Ben Howland to DePaul

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  1. qwe015

    qwe015 All VUSports.com Team

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    Proven coach. I like it.
     
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    Corrhall All VUSports.com Team
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    I'm not sure - he left UCLA and that place was a mess
     
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    qwe015 All VUSports.com Team

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    He took ucla to three final fours

    He won 26 games in 2009 before falling to nova in the second round
    He took a step back in 2010, but had the, back in the second round in 2011
    He went 19-14 (11-5) in 2012 but missed the dance
    He was 25 games in 2013, won the pac 10, but was fired

    That's not bad.
     
  4. emcee92

    emcee92 Bleeds Villanova Blue
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    I'm not sure if his "win at all costs" attitude fits a Catholic school's image
     
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    If I remember correctly, Howland was pretty high up on the list of suspected "cheaters" in the last poll I saw on the topic. His fellow NCAA coaches were the ones interviewed for this poll (anonymously of course). DePaul could have certainly done better IMO but they obviously went for the big name and the "wins", and apparently chose to ignore all the other warning signs about the character issue and his reputation within the industry.
    There's no doubt in my mind that DePaul will be better (hard not to) and get some players, which is a good thing, but I would rather have seen someone more deserving and a little less "shady" than Howland get that job.
     
  6. tjc3844

    tjc3844 Post 'Til Your Fingers Bleed
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    This is all because of a rumor started by Adam Zagoria. There's no confirmation from either party. I think, though, that it would be an excellent move for DePaul.
     
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    NineInchNut Diaper Dandy

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    I'd be shocked if Howland took that job. Zero appeal.
     
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    Had nothing to do with Adam Zagoria. It was an anonymous poll conducted by an ESPN staff writer involving NCAA basketball coaches, which I personally read. Not a rumor at all.
     

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