NKU wins Horizon League Regular Season Championship

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldbird View Post
    I have heard he has been frustrated with his ability to retain assistants due to their low pay and that has been a real focus of his.

    One other thing and this is purely anecdotal. We ran into coach at Campus Book and Supply buying NKU apparel right before Christmas. I laughed and said to him, "don't you get enough of this stuff for free?". He told me that he was the only coach in the Horizon conference without an apparel allowance in his contract.
    They've had the same staff for at least the last two years.

    The apparel contract with Adidas I didn't understand when they did it. I don't think he did either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bench View Post
    They've had the same staff for at least the last two years.

    The apparel contract with Adidas I didn't understand when they did it. I don't think he did either.
    I couldn't tell you who he had lost that he was frustrated over, but I am just relaying what I was told and it came from someone who should know.

    As far as the Addidas contract, I couldn't tell you overall if it has been positive or not, but I can tell you as the parent of a xc/track and field athlete that it is much much better than the previous Nike contract for those kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKYknowitall View Post
    Brannen is gonna be a hot name real fast.
    Let's hope that being back home and with family keeps him around a little bit longer but, as others have said, it's a good problem to have and the way things are at mid-majors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    I hope NKU doesnt go conference shopping soon, I think they need to sit tight for a good 6-8 years or so.
    The conference is 26th out of 32 in RPI. If they could pull off a move like Valpo then you have to do it (MVC is 8th in RPI).

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    I'm surprised they're that low. That's a significant drop from last season.
    Quote Originally Posted by ManOfTroy View Post
    The conference is 26th out of 32 in RPI. If they could pull off a move like Valpo then you have to do it (MVC is 8th in RPI).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bench View Post
    I'm surprised they're that low. That's a significant drop from last season.
    17th last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bench View Post
    I'm surprised they're that low. That's a significant drop from last season.
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    17th last season.
    They lost a quality program in Valparaiso and the replacement (IUPUI) doesn't bring as much to the table. However, I do think adding IUPUI is going to eventually pay dividends for the league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    If I had a nickel for ever time a fan in Murray, KY said the same thing about a Murray State coach, I would have a lot of nickels.
    Great point. I think Murray might the undisputed king of moving-up coaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bench View Post
    It would have to be a really good job. He’s happy here.
    I would say there are very few up and coming coaches who aren't happy where they are at. Yet it doesn't mean they won't leave when the money is talking and a chance to compete at a higher level comes calling.

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    Headed to X when Mack leaves.

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    It is cool to see a new D-1 program(OK Newer) D-1 program doing so well, so early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Headed to X when Mack leaves.
    That was my random thought too earlier today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    That was my random thought too earlier today.
    I've had this scenario playing around in my head for a while now, and I know it's completely unrealistic, but.....Mack takes the UL job, Brannen ends up at Xavier, and David Padgett is hired on at NKU.

    I don't think Xavier would look at Brannen just yet, unless the top handful of names on their list said no. JMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    I've had this scenario playing around in my head for a while now, and I know it's completely unrealistic, but.....Mack takes the UL job, Brannen ends up at Xavier, and David Padgett is hired on at NKU.

    I don't think Xavier would look at Brannen just yet, unless the top handful of names on their list said no. JMO.
    Xavier has hired an asst the last two times, I think Brannen would be a huge hire, unless some big name wants the X job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    If I had a nickel for ever time a fan in Murray, KY said the same thing about a Murray State coach, I would have a lot of nickels.
    How many of those guys grew up 5 minutes from the university and has their entire family still here?

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