OT: Johnny Dawkins to UCF

Submitted by Mr. Yost on March 23rd, 2016 at 10:18 AM

There was some scuttlebutt here when he was let go at Stanford...many wanting him to be an assistant. Son is obviously Aubrey here at Michigan.


It's an easy follow...Dawkins was a longtime assisstant for who? At what school? ----> His new boss' dad is the AD where? At what school?

Easy connection.



March 23rd, 2016 at 10:37 AM ^

I can't be the only one who had no idea the names of the athletic directors at UCF and Duke.  I mean, I do now, thanks to Google and Wikipedia.


March 23rd, 2016 at 12:42 PM ^

After some research I discovered that the AD for UCF, Danny White (hired in Nov) is the son of the AD at Duke, Kevin White.  So I guess the insinuation is that dad called up son and said, "Hire Johnny or Mike will be very cross with me!"

Trader Jack

March 23rd, 2016 at 10:47 AM ^

*Potentially Unpopular Opinion Alert*

I would not be all that surprised to see Aubrey follow his dad to UCF. I'd love for him to stick around, but someone has to leave since we're oversigned by 1 and Aubrey doesn't strike me as the type who would be content sitting behind Duncan and Zak (and possibly even Kam Chatman in the wing rotation) for yet another year.


March 24th, 2016 at 12:11 AM ^

I agree with this.  Not that I know his family dynamics, but having your father coach you in college may not be the best for your development.  Let me know if I am wrong, but how many successful father/son coaching duos have there been?  The only player I remember that had his father in his ear was Marcus Taylor and unfortunately, that did not turn out well for him.  

John Beilein, despite the flaws he may have, is probably his best current option.  Not saying it's a bad option either.


March 23rd, 2016 at 2:32 PM ^

After looking totally lost for a year and a half on the court, I thought he finally blossomed into a useful player.  Most teams would be happy to have a guy like Donnal as their backup center which is what he should be here, assuming Mo develops.


March 23rd, 2016 at 11:53 AM ^

At this point, if anyone would need a prep year it probably would be Teske.  Davis has really improved, especially in his level of fitness and motor.  When he (Davis) first committed, a prep year seemed like a foregone conclusion but I would say that is all but out of the question now.


March 23rd, 2016 at 11:10 AM ^

If recent history holds, our two incoming bigs will not be ready to contribute significant minutes until late in the season at best.  

An offseason of Donnal gaining confidence in his outside shot (+30% 3-pt shooter already) and learning how to finish around the rim would be huge.  Dude is a RS sophomore.  Who's to say he won't double his 8PPG average next year or in two years.

And maybe we should give Doyle a break.  Dude found out late in the season he had sleep apnea and asthma.  Hard to give consistent and productive minutes going through something like that untreated.  




March 23rd, 2016 at 12:45 PM ^

I agree that "we" should give Doyle a "break."  Actually, we should give them all a "break."  It's petty and RCMB to speculate on which individuals are going to leave.  They are all busting their asses for the University of Michigan.  

One of the more prevalent themes of this community and the fanbase in general has been "moral high ground."  When a bunch of people who have never played and never contributed a tenth to the program what these players are decide it's open season on 18-20 year-olds, they cannot claim "moral high ground" anymore.

If one of the writers here does an educated piece on who may or may not leave, they are doing their job.  But if "we" continue to hammer kids, hoping they leave, "we" are no better than the fanbases we detest so much.


March 23rd, 2016 at 8:30 PM ^

If not for a dismal transition year in year one, he'd have a winning overall and conference record there.  By comparison though, they just make our defense look like the Bad Boys.

If Bacari hits the open market, I would bring him in as an assistant coach.  He could recruit and develop the bigs that I guess he wants.  I'd be a good match.


March 23rd, 2016 at 1:01 PM ^

Usually these "easy connections" don't have to be spelled out as such.

Either way, I like our staff the way they are and can't wait for the spring game.