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J.D.
03-20-2016, 02:08 PM
wow, don't think that's what many of you were looking for.

herbst20
03-20-2016, 02:28 PM
That's how Paul Chirst ended up as the football HC.

Sometimes the flashy hire isn't the right hire. Because of the NCAA tournament, none of the current HCs will be available.

That leaves Granato, Oz , and Strand as the three most likely options.

It sounds as if things had already been in motion, unofficially of course, before Friday.
I posted this in the other thread, but I truly believe this is the case. I dont see any other reason Wisky landed Max Gildon (plays now for Granato) I think Max might have been tipped off.

If I were a betting man I would say Donny is the guy.

DoorCtyBadger
03-20-2016, 02:31 PM
Wow. Well, that would make our decision on re-upping Friday and Saturday night tickets an easy one.

Either that or its Granato and strand plus one other assistant to be hired

Stauber1
03-20-2016, 02:33 PM
My $.02

First, I wouldn't read anything into the listing of open positions or deadlines for application. Pretty sure that is simply done to fulfill legal requirements. UW is not going to hire their head coach from a pool of applicants. They are going to be out courting, and whoever the head coach is will have influence over at least one if not both of the assistants. If it's both, they can always post another token opening.

Second, I think the biggest priority has to be getting an experienced, proven coach to bring the program back to solid ground. Now is not the time for them to take a shot on former assistants or successful DIII coaches. I know the general feeling is someone like Gwoz is too old, but to me that is exactly the kind of hire that should be prioritized. You would only get limited years from him, but with the #1 priority being to bring the program back to a solid foundation, it seems like a legitimate sacrifice. I'm not saying it *should* or *will* be Gwoz specifically...if he took the job he would probably want to make something like a 10 year commitment to the program and to himself, and who knows if that is something he is even interested in.

No. I think UW going out and trying to hire away a current, established coach is the best thing they could do.
Leaman, Pecknold, Bazin, Hastings, even taking a crack at Allain or Pearson. Could they get any of those guys? Well, it probably depends on how much they are willing to spend. Spend enough and they could land one of that group, I would think.

solovsfett
03-20-2016, 02:51 PM
That's how Paul Chirst ended up as the football HC.

Sometimes the flashy hire isn't the right hire. Because of the NCAA tournament, none of the current HCs will be available.

That leaves Granato, Oz , and Strand as the three most likely options.

It sounds as if things had already been in motion, unofficially of course, before Friday.

You're right. however, I don't know if I agree with the Chryst hire (the jury is out for another 2 years on him I feel).

WiscTJK
03-20-2016, 03:22 PM
Wow. Well, that would make our decision on re-upping Friday and Saturday night tickets an easy one.

I agree. If they passed on Pat Ford and Mark Johnson, back when Eaves was hired, how could they in their right mind keep Strand.

BuB
03-20-2016, 03:44 PM
Thanks Almington for the new thread; it's a good idea to move on. I didn't see it at first and posted on the "old" thread! (Lock it!)

After some personal research, I don't understand the big whoop about Don G. He started coaching in 1993. As a HEAD coach he has: 5 years not making the playoffs, 5 years of losing in the 1st or 2nd rounds of playoffs, 1 year lost in finals, and 1 championship. (3 years no results shown and 1 year came in at mid season). Am I missing something? I'm not being a smart ***; I just don't see much there. If he wasn't a Badger, would some of you even consider him?

Even though he didn't do much better in the USHL, because of his coaching at a higher level, I prefer Oz; the Great and Powerful.

This is an interesting parallel to the GBP and the "need" at the time to stay within the Packer family, which led to the Bart Starr and Forrest Gregg years. Not sure how much they would have been considered had they not been previous Packers (although Gregg led the Bengals to a SB appearance).

The fact that there are a good number of reasonable candidates does say that there is something worthwhile to the Wisconsin "brand".

I think BA is sick of getting burned by his choices in FB (Bielema and Anderson), so staying within the UW family has been the easy choice the last few times - Chryst and Gard - and has played well in the public and thus far - in results as well. Obviously, it's early in both coach's head coaching tenure at UW.

We know BA doesn't care a whole lot for the sport, so now that the hockey position is open - I can't see him spending a lot of time looking for someone when "there's a guy right here" (I can almost hear him say this at the press conference).

My guess: best chacne is it's Johnson then possibly Granato then.....anyone else would really be a surprise to this guy.

MadCityRich
03-20-2016, 03:46 PM
If it's Strand, I'll take another muli-year hiatus from the board. My buddy who knows him well has told me enough stories that I don't want him as an assistant, let alone the head coach.


That's why I posted on Friday that I want a clean sweep of the staff. Let the new HC pick his associates. Just my opinion.

I took him off my signature, but wouldn't Barry Melrose be a ****ing party?!

aktick
03-20-2016, 03:55 PM
That's why I posted on Friday that I want a clean sweep of the staff. Let the new HC pick his associates. Just my opinion.

I took him off my signature, but wouldn't Barry Melrose be a ****ing party?!

LOL That would be a fun 2 years.

Almington
03-20-2016, 03:56 PM
That's why I posted on Friday that I want a clean sweep of the staff. Let the new HC pick his associates. Just my opinion.

I took him off my signature, but wouldn't Barry Melrose be a ****ing party?!

The new coach will get to pick his staff, but someone has to be in charge of the program until he is hired.

Wisko McBadgerton
03-20-2016, 06:19 PM
That's why I posted on Friday that I want a clean sweep of the staff. Let the new HC pick his associates. Just my opinion.

I took him off my signature, but wouldn't Barry Melrose be a ****ing party?!

Yes. But are you ok with Barry Melrose bringing back his buddy Gary Shuchuk? :p

Timothy A
03-20-2016, 06:59 PM
The job posting @ ncaa.com says the assistant job opening is for 2 spots.
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NOTES:
2 openings.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 85901

Link: http://ncaamarket.ncaa.org/jobs/8008267
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If Strand is a defensive positioning guru, no thank you.

Almington
03-20-2016, 07:14 PM
I'm not sure if we're reading to much into the one assistant posting or not. For example if it's Donny and he wants to bring say Tony and Nick Fohr (let's hope) along I don't see the AD saying no. They can always post the job to meet state requirements I'd think.

Or maybe they got Nate Leamon and convinced Steve Miller to return to Wisconsin...

...sadly they haven't.

Luke and J.B are officially retained to facilitate transition at this point. What happens with them absolutely depends on the new HC. In the meantime their job is to continue their job. Plus they are going to absolutely have hockey jobs next year somewhere so there's every reason for them to continue scouting. The surprise would be if they weren't.

Strand was in Michigan at the NTDP tryout camp on Friday trying to ease the nerves of commits Frederic, Inamoto and Gildon. Although Strand has a contract for next year, he is staying on until the next coach is hired and expects to be released from his contract by the new HC.

Luke Strand is not going to be the new HC at UW. He isn't on the short wishlist the AD has. It isn't something us fans need to worry about.

aktick
03-20-2016, 07:50 PM
Yeah, I'd bet my first born Strand is gone. Nice guy. Moran. Shouldn't be near a D1 program.

RedFreak
03-20-2016, 08:01 PM
I believe it's spelled m-o-r-o-n.

aktick
03-20-2016, 08:37 PM
I believe it's spelled m-o-r-o-n.

Wrong.

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ExileOnDaytonStreet
03-20-2016, 08:59 PM
I'm curious to hear more about this anti-Strand business.

I'll rep my email address to you, aktick, if you care to elaborate non-"publicly".

Fwiw, I have a neighbor who is a national champion from another school who I haven't spoken to much about it (and he hasn't elaborated), but has a high opinion on Strand.

Wisko McBadgerton
03-20-2016, 09:08 PM
Wrong.

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Here's an assist:
<img style="-webkit-user-select: none" src="http://www.rumproast.com/images/uploads/moran2.jpg">

Wisko McBadgerton
03-20-2016, 09:10 PM
I'm curious to hear more about this anti-Strand business.

I'll rep my email address to you, aktick, if you care to elaborate non-"publicly".

Fwiw, I have a neighbor who is a national champion from another school who I haven't spoken to much about it (and he hasn't elaborated), but has a high opinion on Strand.


I'd say several people have a high opinion of Luke Strand or he wouldn't have been hired at UW or at the Caps.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
03-20-2016, 09:11 PM
I'd say several people have a high opinion of Luke Strand or he wouldn't have been hired at UW or at the Caps.

That level of approval didn't stop Bielema from being a lacivious scumbag.