College hockey in the state of Michigan is pretty ridiculous right now. Going into this weekend, six teams from the state were ranked in the top 20: UM, Western, LSSU, Ferris, Northern, and Michigan Tech.
Mel Pearson has Michigan Tech on rise
Really wish Mel could have been our coach of the future. From what I know of him (went to my church, went to high school with his daughter) he is a good guy. Plus he stayed forever and this just shows that he knows what he is doing and was not just successful because Red was.
I thought the assumption was that he took the Tech job to build his resume before Red's inevitable retirement? My memory is that Brian or somebody reported that Dave Brandon wanted to make sure that Red's replacement had head coaching experience, which prompted Mel to look elsewhere.