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I hadn't seen that Pat Kelsey wanted the job -- not saying it isn't true, but where did you find that?Let's not forget, Pat Kelsey wanted the job. But he didn't have the PR machine that English had, so we didn't even interview him. Who would have been the better hire? Did Tony interview two years ago? He isn't a walking PR machine either. But Tony can recruit and, hopefully, can coach. But more importantly, this may be his dream job, not just some stepping stone to a payday.
It is based on my memory but I'll admit my memory may be confusing message board chatter with actual facts.I hadn't seen that Pat Kelsey wanted the job -- not saying it isn't true, but where did you find that?
Does the administration have some blame in losing English? Maybe, but he was likely out the door as soon as any P6 school came knocking regardless. Who could have predicted that a Big East team would be so desperate as taking a chance on a guy with a .527 record?
Go back to see what some of you wrote early in the season about his coaching. English did not kill it here. He was as average as average can be. The only area where he was not average was in promoting the perception that he was an up-and-coming superstar coach.
My vibe since day 1 was that he was using Mason as a stepping stone.
I may be completly wrong so correct me if I am but based on his social media, I'm pretty sure he rented an apartment in Arlington and that he didn't move his family out here. Who would do that if you didn't plan on being here long term?
2nd. He hit the portal hard and wanted to win right away both years. He wanted to win right away and not build from the ground up. The quicker he wins, the quicker he gets a better gig.
3rd. Based on our current roster, we were going to be worse next season. Especially if JO left. He probably figured he needed to leave now otherwise he's stuck at Mason without an extension and potentially would have to go back to being an assistant eventually.
It is what it is I guess. He did whats best for him. It just sucks and hurts that we were used.