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    I don't know near as much as many of you but it seems to me an assistant from UMD would be a good choice. Duluth is similar to Houghton--cold, remote--and they've had a ton of success recently.

    Does anyone have an updated candidate list or is it too early?
    The candidate list there has some inside information but some of them are purely speculation. I do think an assistant at UND or UMD would be a good fit. That's why Larson and Jackson made the list. We'll be profiling them eventually, likely next week. The list in that article has been updated a few times since it was initially published.

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    Buck Fob indeed. Always hated U of M, that won't change now. Probably hate them even more.

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    I could definitely live with Muckalt, he does seem to be the "spiritual successor" to Mel, but I hope we don't rush and give it to him right away.
    Another Michigan guy (well technically Mel wasn't a Michigan guy until he worked with Red)? Hurt you once shame on me. Hurt you twice shame on you.
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    Another Michigan guy (well technically Mel wasn't a Michigan guy until he worked with Red)? Hurt you once shame on me. Hurt you twice shame on you.
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    Mel had unfinished business at Tech and that didn't stop him...
    He also has unfinished business at Michigan...
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    Have you ever been to Houghton? Unsurpassed natural beauty and great skiing, better than anything in Ohio and the Lower Peninsula. We could use Michigan's money to pay the buy out.

    If Bergeron is not an outdoor sportsman, then you are correct. Obviously, Mel was not a nature lover because there's nothing in Ann Arbor and skiing is hours away...
    You're rationalizing...
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    I think all of us realize that Billy most likely won't stay long term, and if for some reason he's still at MTU when Mel retires, I won't have any illusions that he'd choose MTU over Michigan at that point, if offered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UMICH View Post
    He also has unfinished business at Michigan...
    Just go away, go post your crap over on the Michigan thread. You got your coach now live with him. A word of caution, we spent 30 years trying to find another Coach MacInnes and went through all of his assistants. Mel may be your answer but then again, maybe not. His success at Tech may not be transferable to Michigan. Please just go away, you're dead to me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by UMICH View Post
    You're rationalizing...
    You've obviously haven't been to the UP or you wouldn't be so ignorant. I grew up in Ann Arbor and I've forgotten more about it than you'll ever know. It was nice back in the 60s and 70s but now it's just filled with liberal, Harbaugh jock sniffers. It's a sad little town. You should get out more. Outside of the Detroit area, the rest of state supports MSU...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
    I think all of us realize that Billy most likely won't stay long term, and if for some reason he's still at MTU when Mel retires, I won't have any illusions that he'd choose MTU over Michigan at that point, if offered.
    Shirtless, there are other alternatives, why would we want to do this again, if done right this coach can be in place for a good long run.
    I really like Rolston, Larson, and Barr due to the credentials and recruiting strengths.
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    Shirtless, there are other alternatives, why would we want to do this again.
    I really like Rolston, Larson, and Barr due to the credentials and recruiting strengths.
    The biggest reason is familiarity. Muckalt and Whitten recruited most of the guys on the team. We don't know what the future holds and you can't let losing the best candidate in some future scenario effect the choice you make today. Now, in saying that, I am not saying that Muckalt is the best candidate, I just think he is one of the most likely, straight forward choices for Suzanne. It's hard not to like the guy if you've been around him. One of the reasons he goes near the top of the list is because I'm personally positive that he's interested in the job. There are only a handful of people on that list that I can say that about with any certainty, the rest is just speculation at this point.

    Suzanne has a very difficult decision to make, her predecessor failed to choose Mel multiple times because they were afraid of what happen Monday and look where that left this program for how many years? I'd much rather have more good years and worry about the next coach after this one leaves than accept a lessor candidate because we're not afraid he'll leave for another job.

    We have to accept the fact that we are a wonderful Mid-Major program in college hockey right now. That doesn't mean we can't win a national championship, but there are greener pastures for a successful coach to consider beyond MTU. We can be Gonzaga, Wichita State, or Butler, but much like them, it's inevitable that someone bigger will come along and want our coach.

    You mean to tell me that Larson, Jackson, or Barr wouldn't entertain offers if UMD, UND, or Minnesota comes knocking (as an example)? We're always going to have an issue with that, even with an alum, as we learned. I just think that we'll be far happier succeeding now and being far more prepared for the departure next time.
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    Re: Michigan Tech Off-season Revised - Onward and Upward

    Barr is too far east, no way are they getting him to go to Houghton.

    Just spitballing through your list, I like Rolston or Muckalt. I could see Larson trying to make the jump, but his brief stint as a USHL head wasn't too great - I would prefer Eades (if he's interested). I could also see giving the reins to Shawhan.
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    Barr is too far east, no way are they getting him to go to Houghton.

    Just spitballing through your list, I like Rolston or Muckalt. I could see Larson trying to make the jump, but his brief stint as a USHL head wasn't too great - I would prefer Eades (if he's interested). I could also see giving the reins to Shawhan.
    Barr was born in Minnesota and spent two years with Western Michigan. I think its possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
    The biggest reason is familiarity. Muckalt and Whitten recruited most of the guys on the team. We don't know what the future holds and you can't let losing the best candidate in some future scenario effect the choice you make today. Now, in saying that, I am not saying that Muckalt is the best candidate, I just think he is one of the most likely, straight forward choices for Suzanne. It's hard not to like the guy if you've been around him. One of the reasons he goes near the top of the list is because I'm personally positive that he's interested in the job. There are only a handful of people on that list that I can say that about with any certainty, the rest is just speculation at this point.

    Suzanne has a very difficult decision to make, her predecessor failed to choose Mel multiple times because they were afraid of what happen Monday and look where that left this program for how many years? I'd much rather have more good years and worry about the next coach after this one leaves than accept a lessor candidate because we're not afraid he'll leave for another job.

    We have to accept the fact that we are a wonderful Mid-Major program in college hockey right now. That doesn't mean we can't win a national championship, but there are greener pastures for a successful coach to consider beyond MTU. We can be Gonzaga, Wichita State, or Butler, but much like them, it's inevitable that someone bigger will come along and want our coach.

    You mean to tell me that Larson, Jackson, or Barr wouldn't entertain offers if UMD, UND, or Minnesota comes knocking (as an example)? We're always going to have an issue with that, even with an alum, as we learned. I just think that we'll be far happier succeeding now and being far more prepared for the departure next time.
    I agree, but a 200k+ salary to one of the current hot assistants would aid in trying to retain. I am wondering how Coach Shawhan and Coach Shuchuk are feeling. I think they played a big part in the success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskiefan906 View Post
    I agree, but a 200k+ salary to one of the current hot assistants would aid in trying to retain. I am wondering how Coach Shawhan and Coach Shuchuk are feeling. I think they played a big part in the success.
    I agree. there are some great candidates and it will be tough for suzanne. I also like shawhan quite a bit. There are some guys on the list who I think haven't shown the leadership qualities I'd like to see.
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    Question Re: Michigan Tech Off-season Revised - Onward and Upward

    Did John MacInnes ever say why he stayed at Tech so many years? I'm sure he had could have gone to a larger school with better facilities any time he wanted. Just wondering...
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    Re: Michigan Tech Off-season Revised - Onward and Upward

    Quote Originally Posted by Burnt Orange Husky View Post
    Did John MacInnes ever say why he stayed at Tech so many years? I'm sure he had could have gone to a larger school with better facilities any time he wanted. Just wondering...
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    Re: Michigan Tech Off-season Revised - Onward and Upward

    Quote Originally Posted by Burnt Orange Husky View Post
    Did John MacInnes ever say why he stayed at Tech so many years? I'm sure he had could have gone to a larger school with better facilities any time he wanted. Just wondering...
    It was a different world. I'm sure MTU would have had a better shot at keeping Mel if Mel had 3 straight 20 win seasons in the old WCHA where that meant an NCAA tournament bid (without winning the Broadmoor) every year.
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    Re: Michigan Tech Off-season Revised - Onward and Upward

    Quote Originally Posted by Burnt Orange Husky View Post
    Did John MacInnes ever say why he stayed at Tech so many years? I'm sure he had could have gone to a larger school with better facilities any time he wanted. Just wondering...
    Why would he need to go when he was competing with those "larger" schools already?

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    Re: Michigan Tech Off-season Revised - Onward and Upward

    Second profile was yesterday, Ron Rolston:
    http://techhockeyguide.com/news/2017...ch-ron-rolston
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