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March 22, 2018, 12:55:57 PM
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Re: Odds on keeping FLJ and NO
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2018, 12:55:57 PM »
We’ll see what happens. Pitt is a train wreck. But 3M isn’t pocket change. Pitt is known for their excellent medical facilities and health care so I could see where Pitt would make sense on all fronts for Oats. I hope I’m wrong and they decide that building a program, with the construction phase we’ll under way, has the most appeal.

Meanwhile the new AD is quoted as saying he’ll sit down with FLJ after the season and talk turkey so that’s a good sign.

March 22, 2018, 01:01:38 PM
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Re: Odds on keeping FLJ and NO
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2018, 01:01:38 PM »
Well, here we go:

https://www.zagsblog.com/2018/03/22/pittsburgh-talking-to-buffalo-coach-nate-oats/

Yup and Pitt can easily pay the 1 million buy out, which is why I never got excited about the contract extension because it really stops nothing for most power 5 schools.

Hopefully oats realizes the disaster Pitt is right now and going forward and waits another year for a better opportunity.

March 22, 2018, 01:25:57 PM
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Re: Odds on keeping FLJ and NO
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2018, 01:25:57 PM »
Just got done doing some surfing and the names I see mentioned in connection with Pitt are Nate, Mike Hopkins formerly of SU and now head coach at Washington and Mark Schmidt. I’d be surprised if Hopkins left the Huskies after one year but just maybe he wants to get back east and closer to his old recruiting ground. With the graduation of Adams and Mobley I could see where this would be a great time for Schmidt to jump. Nate’s situation would seem to be much stronger next year with optimism and expectations at all time highs. But one thing is for sure, I do not like this one bit!

March 22, 2018, 02:04:25 PM
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Re: Odds on keeping FLJ and NO
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2018, 02:04:25 PM »
Dang, it's starting to feel like it will be an upset if UB can keep both coaches.

When is it time to start looking at names who can come in, keep the recruits and maintain the excellence that Oats and FLJ have instilled?

March 22, 2018, 02:18:15 PM
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Re: Odds on keeping FLJ and NO
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2018, 02:18:15 PM »
Ugh, I can see Oats turning down Pitt, but if Louisville comes calling... best arena in all of basketball imo. And I am including the NBA

March 22, 2018, 02:25:46 PM
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Re: Odds on keeping FLJ and NO
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2018, 02:25:46 PM »
Most people have been saying Chris Mack, the Xavier head coach, is the favorite for the Louisville job.

March 22, 2018, 02:41:40 PM
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Re: Odds on keeping FLJ and NO
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2018, 02:41:40 PM »
Most people have been saying Chris Mack, the Xavier head coach, is the favorite for the Louisville job.

But then you have to worry about Xavier coming after Oats.

March 22, 2018, 02:46:19 PM
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Re: Odds on keeping FLJ and NO
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2018, 02:46:19 PM »
Even folks on the Rhode Island board list Oats as one of the favorites for that job.  Everybody who has an opening has Oats on their list! 

March 22, 2018, 02:54:19 PM
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Re: Odds on keeping FLJ and NO
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2018, 02:54:19 PM »
Pittsburgh Post gazette article. http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2018/03/22/nate-oats-pitt-coaching-update-dan-hurley-uconn-heather-lyke-ad/stories/201803220155

I just talked to someone who knows Hopkins well and said, “no way Hopkins takes Pitt job”.

March 22, 2018, 03:06:26 PM
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Re: Odds on keeping FLJ and NO
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2018, 03:06:26 PM »
Slim.

Nate is going to PIT IMO. If he doesn't, we get 1 more year with him.

March 22, 2018, 03:54:15 PM
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Re: Odds on keeping FLJ and NO
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2018, 03:54:15 PM »
Really hoping I'm shocked when Oats announces he is not taking the Pitt job and will not be fielding additional offers until next year.

I hate this feeling.

March 22, 2018, 03:59:29 PM
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Re: Odds on keeping FLJ and NO
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2018, 03:59:29 PM »
I will be surprised if he returns at this point....even though it would seem all the signs point to Oats getting a far better deal if we match or better our success from this year into next year (which should be a near certainty).

Also, have seen some comical stuff on Pitt boards including "Buffalo is remote," and "how does he recruit to the MAC with how low it is on the totem pole." (MAC ranked 9th in RPI this season)

March 22, 2018, 04:26:54 PM
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Re: Odds on keeping FLJ and NO
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2018, 04:26:54 PM »
Oats would be crazy to walk away from what Pitt reportedly offered Hurley. And he’s not crazy. On the other hand, as 85 pointed out, Pitt is a dumpster fire. Plus there are going to be more openings next year and the year after and...so I say he stays one more.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2018, 04:30:51 PM by squire17 »

March 22, 2018, 06:16:04 PM
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Re: Odds on keeping FLJ and NO
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2018, 06:16:04 PM »
Jon Rothstein was on WGR around 4:45 this afternoon and said that any rumors of Pitt contacting Nate Oats today were false "at this point."

Found the quote on WGR's twitter: "As of right now those reports are inaccurate as of midday today Nate Oats was not a candidate at Pittsburgh,"

https://twitter.com/WGR550/status/976929755063816192
« Last Edit: March 22, 2018, 06:18:20 PM by BasketBull »

March 22, 2018, 07:25:03 PM
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Re: Odds on keeping FLJ and NO
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2018, 07:25:03 PM »
Oats would be crazy to walk away from what Pitt reportedly offered Hurley. And he’s not crazy. On the other hand, as 85 pointed out, Pitt is a dumpster fire. Plus there are going to be more openings next year and the year after and...so I say he stays one more.

I like crazy!

 


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