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    Mick Cronin

    I just heard he's a candidate for the Arkansas job?? GT, any validity to it at all?
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    Is that an upgrade?

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    Arkansas is very interested in Mick. While I don't think he will leave UC, it will come down to the higher ups doing what it takes to make sure the program is taken care of. That includes a budget that doesn't FORCE them into scheduling how they had to this year and upgrading the money paid to assistants. If there is no change in acting like a mid major from a financial standpoint, I could certainly see him leaving...

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    Interesting.
    Arky can offer a lot that UC can't in my opinion.
    Money
    Fervent fan base for hoops particularly if he could hang onto recruits and start tapping Memphis area.
    Top notch facility.
    The SEC West is really down and could compete right away with Grant and Bama. Easier climb in SEC than BE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Arkansas is very interested in Mick. While I don't think he will leave UC, it will come down to the higher ups doing what it takes to make sure the program is taken care of. That includes a budget that doesn't FORCE them into scheduling how they had to this year and upgrading the money paid to assistants. If there is no change in acting like a mid major from a financial standpoint, I could certainly see him leaving...
    UC is in a major hole money wise aren't they?
    Wasn't there attendance worse this year than last year?

    Wonder where Mick ranks in Arkansas's eyes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Arkansas is very interested in Mick. While I don't think he will leave UC, it will come down to the higher ups doing what it takes to make sure the program is taken care of. That includes a budget that doesn't FORCE them into scheduling how they had to this year and upgrading the money paid to assistants. If there is no change in acting like a mid major from a financial standpoint, I could certainly see him leaving...
    he also may see this as his opportunity to leave while his stock is "up"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Arkansas is very interested in Mick. While I don't think he will leave UC, it will come down to the higher ups doing what it takes to make sure the program is taken care of. That includes a budget that doesn't FORCE them into scheduling how they had to this year and upgrading the money paid to assistants. If there is no change in acting like a mid major from a financial standpoint, I could certainly see him leaving...
    Kind of combining your thoughts in two threads here, but do the crowds have to come back full force to allow the money to be freed up to schedule like Mick wants and get his assistants more money? Kind of the classic what comes first question-the outlay of cash and then come the crowds, selling of the merchandise, or the other way around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by letabrotherspeak View Post
    UC is in a major hole money wise aren't they?
    Wasn't there attendance worse this year than last year?

    Wonder where Mick ranks in Arkansas's eyes?
    Yes, but you have to spend money sometimes to make money. They gave him a shoestring budget, forced the cheapest buy games possible and then couldn't draw a crowd. Mid major attitude begets mid major profits.
    See above.

    Very high on their list...

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    If UC spending money is a requirement isn't it safe to say that if Ark offers he's gone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCDAWGS19 View Post
    he also may see this as his opportunity to leave while his stock is "up"
    Has NOTHING to do with it. Cincinnati is his dream job, but he isn't stupid...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    If UC spending money is a requirement isn't it safe to say that if Ark offers he's gone?
    They offered BK more than ND did. Just sayin'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    They offered BK more than ND did. Just sayin'...
    That's salary. I'm talking about the other items you mention. Can UC afford to spend the required money on them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    That's salary. I'm talking about the other items you mention. Can UC afford to spend the required money on them?
    They can't afford not to. That's what it comes down to...

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    I get the feeling the U. of Tennessee job will be open, too. But I wouldn't have any idea whether there is any mutual interest.

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    UC's attendance was down nearly a thousand a game wasn't it?

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