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    Potential Candidates? (Link)

    Here's Ben Jones' list of potential candidates:

    https://www.tidesports.com/candidate...aching-search/

    What say you? Personally, I like Mark Calvi from USA. I think he's done an excellent job building a program down there and knows what it's like to deal with the scholarship restrictions here.

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    I like that list. After Godwin and Pierce turned us down last year, I was hoping we'd look to Alan Dunn or Calvi. I've liked Calvi ever since he was at SCar. Personally, he'd be 2nd choice with Brown behind Alan Dunn and Bohannon 3rd on the list for me. Just love what Brown's been able to do with Vandy's staff since he's been there, and Dunn's record with LSU's staff speaks for itself, and Bohannon would be good AND it would screw over the Barn haha.

    There's <1% chance of hiring Gilmore from Coastal. He's a lifer there. Same with Jay Johnson and Mingione.

    Looks like we're probably going to be looking at hiring an up-and-coming SEC assistant (like 3 of the names on that list.) I mean, it's worked for AU, Miss St, Kentucky, etc, so why not us too?

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    For obvious reasons I trust Greg Byrne to make a solid hire more so than I did CBB.

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    I don't think we are gonna simply see who is in the area and wants a promotion to a power 5 coaching spot. Byrne did something most of us didn't think would happen for at least a year. I have to believe that he will look nationwide to see who is interested/available. He gained a lot of respect as a leader to me, just have to think he will be very selective as to who he hires. This hire is absolutely critical to get right with the stadium going into its second year and all. He knows this and will take the time to get it right imo. We might as well all get patient as all of our targets are still coaching I imagine.

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    Re: Potential Candidates? (Link)

    Greg Byrne is one of the best ADs in the country.

    I have to believe he had a list of candidates in mind, albeit for next year. That got accelerated with Goff's heavy-handed, not to mention illegal, attempt at a total revamping of the team.

    Even though his hand was forced, Byrne made the right call at the right time. Now we'll see how he goes about hiring the replacement.

    Doesn't help that UTe is looking, too.
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    Re: Potential Candidates? (Link)

    I'm thinking our next coach will be making more than $450K. Meaning the BOT will give a full 'go get um' when attracting our next coach.

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    Re: Potential Candidates? (Link)

    Quote Originally Posted by baseballfanatic View Post
    I like that list. After Godwin and Pierce turned us down last year, I was hoping we'd look to Alan Dunn or Calvi. I've liked Calvi ever since he was at SCar. Personally, he'd be 2nd choice with Brown behind Alan Dunn and Bohannon 3rd on the list for me. Just love what Brown's been able to do with Vandy's staff since he's been there, and Dunn's record with LSU's staff speaks for itself, and Bohannon would be good AND it would screw over the Barn haha.

    There's <1% chance of hiring Gilmore from Coastal. He's a lifer there. Same with Jay Johnson and Mingione.

    Looks like we're probably going to be looking at hiring an up-and-coming SEC assistant (like 3 of the names on that list.) I mean, it's worked for AU, Miss St, Kentucky, etc, so why not us too?
    I saw bamaonline and they had a headline saying who are our potential candiddates and it had a LSU coach photo next to the headline. I'm guessing it is Dunn as you have referenced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titans&Tide View Post
    Here's Ben Jones' list of potential candidates:

    https://www.tidesports.com/candidate...aching-search/

    What say you? Personally, I like Mark Calvi from USA. I think he's done an excellent job building a program down there and knows what it's like to deal with the scholarship restrictions here.
    I like Calvi, but he didn't build the program at USA. Sure, Kittrell had a couple of down years at the end of his tenure, but the program was in pretty good shape when he took over. Kittrell only had 4 losing seasons in the 28 years he was there.

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    Yeah, I haven't counted them, but the Jags have probably been to as many regionals as we have, but I do think that Calvi is solid. He started off more slowly than people would have liked but the last three years have been good ones.

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    Yep, South has been to 26 regionals so far, while I think we have been to 23-24. Of course, they have never been to Omaha.

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    I just hope we conduct a nationwide search and dont limit ourselves to only scouting out the SEC coaching staffs for a replacement. They play good baseball in all areas of the country, including the Northeast and Far West. Didn't OU go out a few years and get their guy from up East somewhere?
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    Calvi's Jags are into the championship game of the Belt.

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    Re: Potential Candidates? (Link)

    I think we may end up with the Arizona coach depending on how close he and Byrne are. If not, the Costal Carolina coach would be an exciting hire.

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