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VA Tech replaces Buzz with a 17 year coach with a 299-244 career record


Mike Young - Wofford

GroŖer Kriegschwein:

--- Quote from: Hogeyeblind on April 07, 2019, 09:38:06 pm ---Mike Young - Wofford

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They gave us all we could handle in the Tournament a few years back. 56-53 IIRC.

I thought Arkansas shoujd have looked  at him. Oh, well...

Sweet Feet:
Wofford never made the NCAA tourney in their school history. He had em ranked at one point. good hire


--- Quote from: wachhog on April 07, 2019, 11:19:37 pm ---I thought Arkansas shoujd have looked  at him. Oh, well...

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That would have put butts in the seats

Heís from Radford, so this was an easy choice for Tech. Heís a good coach with deep connections to the area.

Look at how long heís been there. Itís not like hiring Gregg Marshall out of Winthrop who was dominating conf and getting to the dance every year.

5 trips in 27 years. They had a great year this year but he hasnít consistently been anywhere near that level.

9 years to get to first dance. He may be a good fit regionally but thatís about it

Buzz was VT basketball.  He had no business ever being there and Young is the type of coach that should be in their wheelhouse

He's a very good coach and the fact that he's been good at Wofford piles on the losses, so it's deceiving. He's also gotten better over the years.

His Wofford team has gone to the NCAAs in five of the past 10 years. That would be an OK record for Ole Miss or Mississippi State, maybe a little disappointing for Arkansas, even in the past two decades. But it's Wofford! A small private school with very limited resources in the middle of South Carolina.

The losses in any disappointing years are going to be sky high because Wofford plays a lot of teams in the ACC, SEC, Big 12, Big 10, Pac 12, etc. Wofford is Cupcake U -- but the cupcake occasionally manages to win a game.

People who don't think he's a very good coach are totally misreading the situation.


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