Also interested in Mahoney as well.
Where will Jerry Dunn end up?
IMHO, he could either wind up with Danny Nee at Towson or at Holy Cross. He was a Nee protege at Duquesne (in Mahoney's home-state of PA), so a move back to the east-coast makes sense. A stop in Worcester, Mass (Holy Cross) wouldn't be out of the question either, given his background and coaching pedigree. Though I don't think he's head-coach material yet.
and wake forest would make sense for Dunn
*Warning: somewhat conjecture filled post*
There was some in-fighting (if you want to call it that) among the coaches this year early in the season. I tend bar at a local establishment and early in the season Mahoney and his wife were in on a weekday and John was basically venting to his wife about what was going on with the team.
Now, I tend to respect privacy but in my situation its hard not to lend an ear being the fan that I am. He was complaining about practice (What are we talking about?) and how poor it was in Nov/Dec. I remember that Jerry's name kept on popping up. The only specific quote that I recall is when Mahoney said "Damn it Jerry, I'm not a defensive coordinator". I won't be able to do recall much more than that but it was clear that the teams early struggles had taken its toll on the assistants and I found this pretty interesting. It certainly made me temper my expectations for the rest of the season.
Now, that may not mean much but when Dunn took a leave of absence I said, "Uh-huh" and just knew it was a bad sign. That, combined with an "incident" that took place during practice in late January that caused Manny's 1 game suspension, pointed to a team in turmoil (most people that I speak with that have ties to the program believe that there was a fight or a punch thrown in practice).
That's what I got and it's not much but it sure seemed like a program that doesn't have all of its ducks in a line (this is the conjecture part. I have no idea how good or poor the team chemistry was this year) so as I said before, glad to see them go and take this for what its worth. This is just the product of prying ears of a curious bartender.
Dunn wont be going to Wake.