There are many great things about Coach Moore, but I believe The University could benefit from hiring a a younger, more progressive AD who could also handle the daily duties
let me say, I don't think he should be fired. But I don't think Coach is doing everything he should be doing for all programs.
People keep hanging their hats on the football program, and that's great. Football is KING, and it PAYS for the other programs, for the most part. But, Coach appears to only know football, and only care about football. Look at baseball, CJW quit and CMM's response wasn't to go find the best-of-the-best, or make an educated hire of a young up and comer. No, he made empty promises to entice him BACK, then CJW wound up lasting another year. Really?
Women's basketball was a total wreck after the Stefanie Smith hire. So, instead of going and getting someone, we move the Associate Athletic Director for Alumni Relations into the head coaching position.....
Look, the guy loves Alabama. No question. But come on...we don't HAVE to be a football-only school, and that's all he seems to care about.
I give 95% of the softball championship to Coach Murphy and the job he did raising funds for the facilities.
Now our Baseball Program is a different story..I do think there's a case that can be made about it being neglected by the Powers-That-Be..
Our athletic teams are feast or famine. We won four national championships and almost won a fifth, but were terrible in other sports.
In the fall season, we finished first in football in the SEC. But the women's cross country team came in 11th and the men were 11th out of 13. (South Carolina does not have a men's team). In volleyball, the team came in 10th out of 13. (No Vandy).
It's really easy to call people out for 'bad performance' while not offering better solutions. I ask again - for those wanting to replace CMM, who would you hire? There's no magic AD tree you go to and pull the perfect answer...
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As far as the other sports,
Softball- Mal essentially let our NC winning coach leave without so much as a counteroffer. He would have never left if Mal had shown an interest in keeping him.
Gymnastic- Coach Bryant hired Coach Patterson
Golf- We were lucky to get these guys. The assistant AD lured them is what I was told.
There is no reason we can't be competitive in every sport we participate in, but the AD doesn't give a rat's butt about anything but football.
Mall did lure Saban, but lets face facts, he even screwed the pooch on the previous hires in football. One hire doesn't make him a great AD. He keeps his job because he can smooze the bog donors and raise money effectively.