peeker643 wrote:Not a swipe at the people who enjoy Viking basketball as I've seen plenty of games there. But it's just not a draw and it's hard for me to see what hold the job has on a coach like Waters who could surely move onward and upward if he wanted to. Telling me he couldn't get a MAC gig again or something even beyond that? 4/5 past seasons with 20+ wins?
Wanted to keep this part separate because I think you bring up an interesting point. CSU is right there when you compare our attendance to the Ohio MAC teams, and I'm sure the direction schools up north and the Buffalo's of the world aren't much different. I agree, there's never going to be a need for that big ass arena with this team, but there's no shame in drawing 4,500 either. It just doesn't make for as good of an atmosphere at the Wolstein as it does at the JAR or MAC.
Also, the Horizon League is a better basketball conference than the MAC, so that's a draw for Waters, and I think he's been there done that with the high-major program. I could see him leaving, but only for a perfect situation that's closer to home/family in Detroit or with a great chance to win at a bigger stage (i.e. not Rutgers).