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I would hate to coach in the Big East

Posted on: January 4, 2011 10:16 pm
I've got a column up on the college basketball page about Donnie Jones in which I list many reasons why UCF is a better job than Marshall, and one of the reasons I give is that the UCF job could at some point turn into a Big East job. Such a move would raise the profile of UCF, no doubt. But I'm not actually sure it would make it a "better" job because the Big East is ridiculous.

Who would want to coach in that league?

I bring this up tonight because I just watched No. 8 UConn -- which owns wins over No. 10 Kentucky and No. 18 Michigan State -- take its second league loss in three league games. Meantime, Georgetown (another school that was ranked in the top 10 as recently as last week) already has two league losses, too, and the Hoyas next two games are against West Virginia and No. 5 Pittsburgh. So good luck. Seriously, the Big East is just an incredibly stressful way to go through January, February and early March, which means it's the opposite of C-USA.

So would a Big East invitation be good for UCF as a school?


But it wouldn't be any fun Jones.

Just ask Jim Calhoun or John Thompson III.
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Connecticut, UCF

Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 3:01 pm

I would hate to coach in the Big East

I like how UCF is improving in basketball, and would love to have them in the Big East. Unfortunately, the Big East should be looking to make improvements in football, and UCF isn't really the most proud football program out there.

This move wouldn't make sense in a way. If the Big East was looking for what UCF has right now... wouldn't that mean they would have picked up Memphis years ago?   Since UCF is looking more and more like Memphis.

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