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    Tom Crean Fired:

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    http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bas...s-nine-seasons

    An actual winner with good coaching pedigree, a name and can recruit.




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    Alford to Indiana???

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    Very interesting. Does UCLA flame out in the first game (3 vs 14)? And Alford leaves 9 days later to return to his kingdom?

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    INDIANA FIRES CREAN

    Maybe Stevie gets the keys to the castle and takes Neal with him for a storybook ending???

    Never happen, I know, but then, when UCLA fired Howland four years ago, I never dreamed they'd go after Alford, nor did thousands, if not hundreds of thousands Bruin fans.

    So, a guy can dream, can't he?


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    Please make it so.

    The Golden Boy goes home to Bloomington. And takes his best bud with him. Great for Indiana, UCLA and UNM. Everybody wins.

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    Alford is happy where he is. You don't mess with Happy.

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    Please god, I hope this happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobosteve View Post
    Alford is happy where he is. You don't mess with Happy.
    Alford would go to Indiana if offered.

    Also, I HIGHLY doubt Crean would consider coming to UNM...if our coaching job was open. He still has P5 appeal and I'm sure he will have a nice, soft, lucrative landing spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoRealist View Post
    http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bas...s-nine-seasons

    An actual winner with good coaching pedigree, a name and can recruit.




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    Quote Originally Posted by LoboMike View Post
    Please make it so.

    The Golden Boy goes home to Bloomington. And takes his best bud with him. Great for Indiana, UCLA and UNM. Everybody wins.
    I'm not so sure that Alford and Neal are as close buds/besties as everyone seems to think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffinthe505 View Post
    I'm not so sure that Alford and Neal are as close buds/besties as everyone seems to think.
    You could be right. They both have huge egos. Just that Neal's is way less justified.

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    Insider story, so can't paste content -- but they list options for Indiana and their pick is Alford: http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bas...ext-head-coach

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    Back home again in Indiana!!!

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    Can IU afford the buyout ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitwolf83 View Post
    Very interesting. Does UCLA flame out in the first game (3 vs 14)? And Alford leaves 9 days later to return to his kingdom?
    I can see UCLA losing in the 2nd or 3rd round and possibly being let go which means..... Indy here we come!

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    This is the one job where Alford feels an allegiance to especially with Bryce graduating and Ball leaving


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    If Alford finally goes to Indiana my anger over what he did to us (the way he did it) will finally end. Not sure why that changes my anger for how he left us, but for some reason it does.

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    If Alford was still here, this would have been the job he would have been waiting for.

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    If there was a time to leave, it would be this year. Bryce is graduating. Hamilton is graduating. Ball is leaving. Leaf most likely will be going pro. Gonna be a very different team next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedLobo007 View Post
    Can IU afford the buyout ?
    4 million dollar buyout... Would have been 1 mil if they waited till July 1st

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    If Alford leaves is there a possibility he considers offering Noodles his old job back with him at Indiana??

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoboMike View Post
    You could be right. They both have huge egos. Just that Neal's is way less justified.
    Right, that's why I put the caveat -- A guy can dream.

    ALSO -- MODS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MERGE THIS WITH THE OTHER THREAD, IF NEEDED. DIDN'T SEE IT ON MY PHONE WHEN I POSTED. SORRY.

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    Imagine if Alford was still here right now .... We'd be staring 4-5 years of Neal ERA in the face. (shudder)

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    i Think we are starring at at least 2 more..... Shudder lol

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    His record at Indiana wasn't as good as I thought.

    I think he might come here if offered, but Neal probably won't be fired.

    15 days until March 31st.

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    Lobo What scenario do you see playing out that could overide what krebs said? Im reaching here trying to find some sliver of hope...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lobo_for_life View Post
    His record at Indiana wasn't as good as I thought.

    I think he might come here if offered, but Neal probably won't be fired.

    15 days until March 31st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobo_for_life View Post
    His record at Indiana wasn't as good as I thought.

    I think he might come here if offered, but Neal probably won't be fired.

    15 days until March 31st.
    You might win the lottery also! Keep buying those tickets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmccrack View Post
    You might win the lottery also! Keep buying those tickets!
    I would agree with that. There's as much of a chance of me or you winning the lottery as there is of the UNM administration getting a clue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedLobo007 View Post
    Can IU afford the buyout ?
    They can.

    1. Crean has similar clause as Neal. If he takes another job, that salary is subtracted from the buyout (I'm pretty sure).

    2. This would be the prodigal son returning home if Alford went to IU. He played there and was a living IU legend while doing so. Knight was and is still a mentor. The connections are too strong and the allure is all too real.


    I believe this is Alford's job to turn down.
    Also, if he goes to IU...LOOKOUT! I say it will reinvigorate that program and he will do his best coaching yet while at IU.

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    Heard on another site that the AD was hoping that he would take the Missouri job if offered which he was and when he declined the AD was going to give him one more year. The Board of Trustees got wind of that and put the veto on that and made the final decision.

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