- Sep 24, 2012
The truth is Dino is a nice guy and there's at least a 30-35% of this board who desperately want him back next year for a variety of reasons and are pointing to any reason/excuse/rationale they can. Bottom line is if you look at this program from the outside it looks like a staff that hit a fluke year in 2018 and has been a mess every other year.
I don’t think this is the right way to look at it.
How about “only coach to have his level of wins vs ranked opponents and a 10 win season vs the level of competition since P” ... it’s really hard to win here for a variety of reasons and if you think “wow we have a bad run of hires - all we need is a better coach” we’ll be stuck here for another 20 years.
I think there are things to cause pause in the case for Dino Babers. That’s obvious. But if you think any of his successes are lucky, you’re delusional. He’s flexible in his hires (fires friends when the fail), seems to understand the program’s failings and works to address them (getting assistants paid, new recruiting positions), cares about the kids, is a good ambassador (higher up on the list the BoT looks at than you or I would consider), etc.
A *fair* look at Dino Babers wouldnt ascribe key wins in 16, 17, and all of 18 as a fluke and anything otherwise should be ignored.