April 11th, 2011 at 6:28 PM ^

The statement that if you can't find a better coaching job than Harvard basketball (a crappy BASKETBALL job), you must not be a very good coach is just fact. It's like saying if you never have a job but working the register at McDonald's you must not be very good at, well, anything, business-wise. And you don't have to eat at McDonald's or have served fries to make that analysis. Have YOU ever hired any coaches to run major athletic department football teams, or coached any programs yourself? Because I look forward to you never commenting on it again, until you can show your track record in those areas.


April 11th, 2011 at 7:52 PM ^

Wolverine, you're simply not up to the task. He's making the nation's premier academic institution a winner in basketball, earning large money, and living in one of the nation's finest locales. He is celebrated by the likes of the NYTimes, and happy. The post was lame, and so is yours, whether 20 homers like it or not. 


April 11th, 2011 at 10:40 PM ^

To argue against the strawmen posited by your hypocritical argumentative skills. And the fact that you've dodged the questions and points twice show you have no argument, just the ability to be too gutless to respond. If you want to make an original argument of "he's happy where he's at, even if it's at one of the lowest totems of his profession", instead of ad hominem attacks, that's fine. But questioning others bona fides when you have less than none yourself shows a lack of cognitive ability, and cowardice. But any time you wanna man up and do as you say, let me know.


April 11th, 2011 at 5:26 PM ^

Amazing how a Duke pedigree gets these guys a seemingly unlimited amount of second chances.  I guess that's a selling point for going to Duke.


April 11th, 2011 at 5:43 PM ^

This would be his third major-conference job.  Not bad for a guy whose one and only NCAA Tournament appearance was 11 years ago.  He did have a good season at Harvard, but I'd be leery of turning over a big program to him.  Even this past season, his team failed, once again, to close out the season after being alone in first most of the way.


April 11th, 2011 at 7:19 PM ^

Will have something to say about the move.  

I have a hard time imaging her going from Seton Hall to a better school academic school in Michigan to a better academic school Harvard to a cesspool of an academic school like Miami.  (This is all my opinion with regards to which school is academically better than which school). 


April 11th, 2011 at 9:31 PM ^

You can't imagine a woman wanting to leave freaking Cambridge, Massachusetts for South Beach? Mrs. Amaker must be very unique in your opinion. Also, I'm pretty sure Miami (YTM) is pretty solid academic school overall, they just don't hold their athletes to quite the same standard.


April 12th, 2011 at 8:58 AM ^

Miami is a very good academic school.  They make "exceptions" for athletes in revenue-producing sports.  It's certainly no Michigan or Harvard, but it's a lot better school than the average football fan would think it is. 

Basically, the football team doesn't represent the academic side of the school very well, but their degrees carry a surprising amount of weight down here. 


April 11th, 2011 at 10:01 PM ^

Harvard did not lead most of the season. Princeton did.

Harvard beat Princeton the final weekend to force a playoff game that Princeton won on a miracle shot at the buzzer to get into the big dance.

In addition to Pete Carril, Princeton also was a major start for Bill Carmody (Northwestern) and John Thompson III (at Georgetown).