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Drew to remain at Baylor; Memphis still looking

Posted on: April 4, 2009 7:24 pm
Edited on: April 4, 2009 9:02 pm

DETROIT -- Scott Drew will remain at Baylor for a seventh season despite heavy interest from Memphis, multiple sources told on Saturday.

According to sources, Drew did speak with people associated with the Memphis program, and one source went so far as to say it "was his job if he wanted it." But Drew ultimately decided to pass on the opportunity to follow John Calipari, leaving Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson scrambling now that his interest in Rick Pitino (Louisville) Mike Anderson (Missouri), Bruce Pearl (Tennessee), Tim Floyd (Southern California) and Drew has been rejected to varying degrees.

Sources said Memphis was prepared to pay Drew roughly $2 million per season.

But he's staying at Baylor ... for less money.

What's next?

Sources said Memphis will now likely turn toward Florida State's Leonard Hamilton.

Another possible option is one-time NBA star and former New Mexico State coach Reggie Theus.

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Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: April 7, 2009 10:58 pm

Drew to remain at Baylor; Memphis still looking

What a knucklehead comment. Memphis aint a prime job bro, its a stepping stone. and please enlighten us on those skeletons. 

Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: April 6, 2009 12:42 pm

Drew to remain at Baylor; Memphis still looking

Sorry, KYBlueWriter, the reason Memphis isn't in the Big East now is because the football team is just that bad. Plus the uproar of it might have been just to great. I mean think about it. When Louisville, Cincinnati, Marquette, South Florida, DePaul, Charlotte,  Saint Louis, TCU all left C-USA, that was literally two-thirds of the conference gone. Over half that left went to the Big East. So they had to leave someone behind since those moves were for the sake of football, well, Memphis was up a creek.

It's funny how 4 years can cause a lot of people to forget stuff, they can remember a lot of stuff that happen before they were born.


Since: Sep 14, 2007
Posted on: April 6, 2009 11:17 am

Drew to remain at Baylor; Memphis still looking

Memphis fans need to quit whining about Calipari leaving.  Wouldn't you leave if you had an executive job at a small firm and could head to a big time firm for the equal amount of money?  Yes, because its a dream of the American ppl to be working for the big timers.  Now Memphis is not a big time program but they are legit main reason they are not a big time program is due to their conference whether it be fair or not fair it is the rules of the game.  Now on to who they should hire, I agree with some Memphis fans and most outsiders when i say to get an up and comer because you are not going to lure big names into that head coaching seat.  Go after Pitino's number 1 guy an UK Alum, Steve Masiello.  Ricky pretty much said he was his assistant during his playing days at UK and now he is legit and poised for a top job. 

Since: Mar 23, 2007
Posted on: April 6, 2009 10:02 am

Drew to remain at Baylor; Memphis still looking

Memphis needs to quit with the B *&^S *%@ and pull a truck up to someone's front yard and dump the money on the lawn and say come and be our coach!!! All of these rumors about "interest"! When it was reported Kentucky was interested in coach Cal, they gassed up a G4 and flew it to Memphis anc kept the motor running!

Cal made Memphis big time...RC Johnson needs to quit acting small time! The Tigers with Coach Cal were and elite team that happened to play in CUSA. Now we are a CUSA team. Get a coach in here that wants to and can rebuild.





Since: Dec 3, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2009 11:51 pm

Drew to remain at Baylor; Memphis still looking


 Spokane is extremely limited in appeal.    Very cold in the winter, hot in the summer....drab all the time.    John Steinbeck properly described it in "Travels with Charlie."   &nb
sp; It hasn't changed much since.

The Bater
Since: Mar 19, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2009 10:26 pm
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Since: Mar 19, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2009 9:35 pm

Drew to remain at Baylor; Memphis still looking

Why not look at Mark Montgomery (Associate Head coach at Michigan State under Tom Izzo) or Steve Robinson (Associate Head Coach at North Carolina under Roy Williams)? These guys are ready to make a move to Head coach and are highly regarded for both X's & O's and recruiting talent.

Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2009 6:25 pm

Drew to remain at Baylor; Memphis still looking


 The comment about few or miller is a joke right? Those two coaches are not the right fit in any way.

Since: Sep 27, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2009 6:03 pm

Drew to remain at Baylor; Memphis still looking

Being an Ole Miss alum and fan, I believe I can be somewhat more objective in my remarks.  But, where do some people pull it out of---that entices them to make such childish, idiotic, stupifying remarks such as 'Memphis' basketball program is in shambles'?  Undoubtedly, the individual who felt possessed to make such a false, ludicrous statement hasn't left the inside of his man-cave in years and must be smokin' cr--k.

HOTTY TODDY!!!  GO TIGERS GO (Basketball only, though)!


Since: Sep 27, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2009 5:58 pm

Drew to remain at Baylor; Memphis still looking

Growing up in Tupelo, I watched numerous Tiger games on WKNO-TV and became a big fan of Memphis basketball though am AVID Ole Miss fan & alum.  

Calipari did a great job and I believe everyone can understand the lure of coaching at College Basketball's all-time winningest program, University of Kentucky.  But, don't understand Pearl staying at Hicksville nor why Memphis pursued Drew at Baylor after reading soooo much negative info per Geoff Caulkins via CA.

AZ is currently putting the 'pressure' so to speak to Xavier's HC and Memphis' next target is FSU's, Leonard Hamilton.  Would be a very good choice.  ABSOLUTELY would be an assinine, horrific decision on his part to neither want nor accept position if offered.  Memphis is a tradition rich, winning program who happens to play in an embarrasingly lame conference (including football, too). But, as I like to often say, 'IT IS WHAT IT IS'.  Basketball in Tallahassee and FSU will ALWAYS play second fiddle to Bowden and FSU Football and respectively so.  Whereas @ Memphis, the EXACT opposite is true and will ALWAYS be true.

Hmmm, Hamilton could be TOP DOG with Key to the City of Memphis, access to first-class facilities (basketball only), and inherit an energetic, enthusiastic, highly supportive, basketball-wise, rabid fan base?

Hamilton, "Where do I sign"?

HOTTY TODDY, GOSHA' MIGHTY from Seattle & GO TIGERS GO (Basketball only, though)!!!


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