Thursday, April 03, 2008

What can we tell about MAC basketball from Jim Christian?

Once upon a time, a job in the MAC was considered a stepping stone to a job in a major conference.

Jim Christian, who never won less than 20 games at Kent, is going to TCU in the Mountain West Conference.

Combine those two things, and what do you get? Apparently, the MAC is now TWO steps from a big time job. In fact, it doesn't even get you a job in the Missouri Valley Conference anymore. TCU is a bigger school and I'm sure Christian is making a lot more money. But, its not a basketball school (at all) or, really, a basketball state.

It just seems like 20 wins in the MAC every freaking season doesn't get you what it used to, here in one-bid land. MAC basketball has declined in the past ten years--a lot. The teams that have passed us are not supporting football, too.....which is also in decline in the MAC.

I love football. But, you have to wonder if our conference is stretching its resources too thin with I-A football and Basketball. And, is trying to do it all the silent killer to our programs on a national scale?


Anonymous said...

*Cough* *Cough* *ahem* HOCKEY *ahem* *Cough* *Cough....*

Orange said...

Sorry, anonymous. I don't have the energy and personal bandwidth to follow another sport. Feel free to join the blogosphere with your own free blogspot blog on Falcon Hockey!