FYI: Morning links

Here’s the Ole Miss-West Virginia game story from the print edition with one important correction. The Rebels’ loss snapped a 25-game “home” win streak against non-conference competition, not a 25-game overall win streak against non-conference competition. …

And here’s an opinion piece on coaching searches, what works and what doesn’t. Having seen three in four years — two of them football — at Ole Miss, I’m kind of the staff expert.

— PA

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7 Responses to “FYI: Morning links”

  1. Raleighrebel Says:

    Good article PA on the coaching search. Its going to be interesting who Auburn and MS State end up hiring. Lots of rumors going around, but no real leads so far from what I can tell.

  2. john Says:

    Replacing Ole Miss
    By Larry Hartstein | Thursday, December 4, 2008, 07:04 AM

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Tech’s football schedules in 2010 and 2011 have an opening.

    Ole Miss recently asked to delay the scheduled home-and-home series. Ole Miss was supposed to come to Bobby Dodd in 2010, with the Jackets going to Oxford in 2011. Now the series won’t happen until late in the decade.

    Tech AD Dan Radakovich said he’ll replace Ole Miss with another bigtime opponent, probably from the SEC or Big East. He said this situation is nothing like the quandary he faced when Army pulled out of its game set for Oct. 11 of this year.

    That was a single game, no return trip, and Radakovich could only find a I-AA opponent willing to do that on short notice. Gardner-Webb didn’t turn out to be a pushover, but that’s another story.

    Radakovich said there’s plenty of time to find a BCS conference opponent for the home-and-home series. He said he might have it scheduled by February or March.

    It’s a shame the series has been delayed: Ole Miss-Tech is an intriguing matchup. Both programs had terrific seasons under first-year coaches, coaches who are offensive innovators.

    But who would you like to see on the schedule instead?

  3. djrebel Says:

    Thanks John. Interesting. I’m checking on the Ole Miss side of that.

    — PA

  4. m4rebs Says:

    Winning by Warren, dying by Warren. That appears it will be a common theme for the remainder of this year. I agree that we squandered that game away, especially overcoming the offensive rebounding situtation that presented itself. The sad part is, again, it came down to simple fundamentals that cost the Rebs yet again, and unfortunately, it was Warren that had the spotlight on him. Granted, he scored 12 huge points down the stretch and got us in a position to salt it away, but his miss on the front end of the 1-and-1 up by one, and the unforced error with the turnover with 7 seconds to go really did us in when we needed that leadership. Hopefully we will learn from this loss, and there were definetely some positives that came out of this game. I’m afraid that was one we will be needing on the resume come March, but there is a lot of tough basketball to be played between now and then. It’s just tough to overcome lossing two key contributors at that time of the season, when you felt like they would be there. Keep digging young Rebs!!! Hotty Toddy.

  5. cr Says:

    Regarding the coaching searches; which is more important to you guys, breaking the story first or maintaining a good relationship with the school.

  6. VA Reb Says:

    Maintaining a good relationship with the school is the more important.

  7. djrebel Says:

    CR, that’s a careful line to walk. A good relationship with the school is important. It’s been my experience at both of our schools that they respect the fact that we have a job to do.

    The very nature of our job and their interest in image or message means we will be on conflicting ends of things at times.

    If the administration chooses not to talk we have to go a different direction.

    If the administration chooses to talk it has an opportunity to communicate its opinion of the way things are. Some call that spin or perception management, but there’s something to be said for that.

    Ultimately I want both the story and a good relationship. Whether one is more important than the other would be a case-by-case consideration.

    — PA

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