Hello and welcome to “Coach Watch”! I’ve decided to make this a no holds bar daily feature as Tom Burman and the University of Wyoming search for a new basketball coach. Hopefully we will not have to do another feature like this for a long time as replacing a coach every 3-4 years is not only tiresome but not a good way to build or run a program. We are calling this day 2 of the search even though it has been a while since Schroyer’s firing because Burman said not until after selection Sunday would a new coach be hired. Now to the news!
-BCG is on his way to Texas Tech. He may or may not have been interested in the job at Wyoming but I’m guessing that he was based on the emails and comments he has made public. If BCG really had such a big drinking problem and has not rehabbed himself, why would he take a job in a dry Texas county? (Strike that, apparently in May of 2009 the county voted to become “wet”, cheers!) I like many others feel Burman has dropped the ball on this by not even interviewing the man but it is what it is and we must move on.
-In other news,coachingnewsonline.com reported on their twitter page that Wyoming interviewed a Big East assistant coach yesterday. Of reported candidates for the job that narrows it down to St. John’s assistant Mike Dunlap and South Florida’s Jeremy Cox.
-Things have been very quiet so far and that’s obviously the way Burman wants things. He either has his man in the bag and is waiting for the next coaches season to end or he is after a name off the radar and doesn’t want the cat to get out of the bag, perhaps it’s a combination of both.