No offense but this is a really bad line of thinking and a poor way to build an offense.
Luckily it seems like the Os understand this and are valuing OBP With the younger guys they are drafting and bringing into the organization.
Well, I’m sure Mancini is being tested regularly and is well aware of the risk of recurrence. I’d say a recurrence this soon is not very likely, but of course I’m no doctor and don’t know any of the specifics about Mancini. Praying for the best.
Why is Maryland definitely a better job than any of these schools:
Auburn (they are a top 5 team in terms of NBA talent right now), Florida, Syracuse, Texas, OSU, Oregon, Purdue, Wisconsin, Baylor, Tenn, Illinois, Iowa, Louisville, Fl St, USC and Texas A&M
Thats to name a few. You have some schools like Alabama that are getting better and better as well.
The biggest MD has going for them bs some of those schools is that MD isn’t a football school. No one cares about their football program. That can be a detriment in big football schools.
But overall, I don’t see how MD is a better than any of those schools. You can say it’s on par with a lot of them but not definitively better.
There are a lot of published analysts without a dog in the race that have said on the record that MD a top-15 or top-20 job. I also think it unquestionably is. I'd challenge you to find 25 HC jobs that are definitively better than Maryland. Heres my list:
I think after this you get into a nebulous blob of about 10-15 schools that Maryland is definitely a part of. Aside from Maryland, schools like OSU and Texas would belong here.
You could argue about whether it's worth to fire a top 35-to-40ish coach at a top 20 program, but here we are.
Fenter was a MiLB FA and was picked in the Rule 5 draft last season by the Cubs, but returned during the spring. This is a minor league deal but no mention of a Spring invite (possibly due to the current lockout.)