Thursday, November 6, 2008

Ron Prince done

Ron Prince has been fired at K State. You can choose a lot of other different words if you like, but at the end of the day, Ron Prince wanted to stay but will not be allowed to.

Anywho, I thought this was an odd hire from the start...he was offensive coordinator for Al Groh's electric Virginia Cavalier squads earlier this decade. If you don't recall Al Groh having particularly successful seasons at Virginia, or them being particularly electric offensively, then you get my point. During his three years as offensive coordinator, the Wahoos went 8-5, 8-4 and 7-5 while averaging 28, 30 and 27 points per game.

I think K State has to be one of the more difficult places to succeed, being that 1) aside from Bill Snyder era, they've always been horrible; 2) facilites lag behind other schools; 3) expectations have been raised courtesy of the success achieved during the Snyder regime.

Various candidates I've read as mentioned are TCU coach Gary Patterson, Coach Fran (apparently used to assistant there), fomer CU and Northwestern coach Gary Barnett, and allegedly even a return by 69 year old Bill Snyder.

According to reports, the AD is looking for someone with previous head coaching experience, which would contradict the standard rumors of Brent Venables or Kevin Wilson from the Sooner staff.

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