Just say no to Kevin Stallings

  • 03/18/2008 8:00 am in

kevinstallings.jpgThe news that Harry Gonzo, not Rick Greenspan, will be leading the head coaching search was welcome to those of us in the “whatever you do, don’t hire Kevin Stallings camp.” It’s not that I’m dead set on having an “Indiana guy,” but I’m dead set on not having a Purdue guy. (In fact, I think the “we need to have an Indiana guy” stuff is ridiculous. There’s not a candidate that makes sense, folks.)

Greenspan’s connection to Stallings dates back to 1994 when the Athletic Director gave the current Vanderbilt coach his first head coaching gig at Illinois State. It’s also been reported that Greenspan has consulted Stallings for advice on numerous occasions. So let me make this perfectly clear: Indiana should want no part of Kevin Stallings as its next head coach. The further Greenspan is away from the decision making chair in this hire, the better.

It’s not that Stallings is a bad coach — he’s been to two of the last four Sweet Sixteen’s at a traditionally mediocre program — but shouldn’t Indiana be aiming higher than this? Do we really want to bring in a guy who attended and coached at our most bitter rival to bring the program back to the glory it once enjoyed? Absolutely not. Does Stallings give you that feeling of a home run hire that will create the much needed buzz we so desperately crave? Not even close. In fact, he might even possess less charisma than Kelvin Sampson, if that’s even possible.

So before you go any farther with your Kevin Stallings man crush, stop right there, search committee. The last thing we need at Indiana University is someone from Purdue trying to clean up this mess.

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  • JamesHardy

    Prolly cuz he's sick of your stanky ass!

  • Jay

    Good post. After all, Knight was considered an Ohio State guy when we hired him.

  • Jay

    Good post. After all, Knight was considered an Ohio State guy when we hired him.

  • bootsie white

    friends don't let friends hire former Purdue basketball players

  • bootsie white

    friends don't let friends hire former Purdue basketball players

  • BTOWN 40

    Amen brother……I want him 2nd only to ERIN ANDREWS becoming our next coach

  • BTOWN 40

    Amen brother……I want him 2nd only to ERIN ANDREWS becoming our next coach

  • Bay Area Hoosier

    i hear gene keady is still available. everybody likes a re-tread, so let's throw him in the mix.

  • Steve

    We are talking about next year's coach in this thread because that is what the post is about. The point is there is still three days to kill and the news right now is the fact that a search team has been created. Feel free to provide us with your Arkansas scouting report and we can all react to that as well.

  • Southern Belle

    psssht…. why would Stallings leave Vandy to go to a crappier team??? He's too good for you farm boys anyways

  • JamesHardy

    Prolly cuz he's sick of your stanky ass!

  • Jay

    Good post. After all, Knight was considered an Ohio State guy when we hired him.

  • bootsie white

    friends don't let friends hire former Purdue basketball players

  • BTOWN 40

    Amen brother……I want him 2nd only to ERIN ANDREWS becoming our next coach