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secfan06

Registered: 05/29/05
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Reply with quote  #61 
Can we get back on topic please? As a fan of the LSU softball program, I am very much interested in who are the leading candidates to replace Yvette. Oh and tigerpride, easy on the caps lock button buddy.
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secfan06

Registered: 05/29/05
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Reply with quote  #62 
For the person with "inside" knowledge on the program, is there any chance of DeFeo not returning as a member of the coaching staff? No offense to him, but his coaching of LSU's offense over the years have been REALLY hard to watch. Time for some new faces to reenergize this program.
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Laffy

Registered: 05/19/08
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Reply with quote  #63 
Most new head coaches have the choice of whether or not they want to clean house and start with a clean slate or if they want to keep some of the previous head coaches staff. 
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tigerpride

Registered: 02/28/11
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Reply with quote  #64 

Well there was no reason behind the caps but i thought it would be easier for some of you to read since you don't seem to get it. I had at least 20 people give me 2 or 30 names of coaches they think will get the job. Truth is lsu either don't know them selves or they are just keeping it hush, hush, because nothing is getting out about who they have orhave not talked to.

Texas

Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 324
Reply with quote  #65 

Aly Sartini?

ptr

Registered: 06/26/10
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Reply with quote  #66 

College coaches are human and not perfect, but....... to those who suggested Glasco from Georgia might be a candidate.....LSU fans should hope not.  I am not a LSU fan, but am from a SEC school.  I've seen Glasco in action coaching 3rd base and have seen him acting very imature and in poor character for a major college coach.  I won't go into too many details, but any college coach who responds and interacts negatively with opposing fans during and after a game and with opposing players "during" a game........has no business being a  coach at the collegiate level.

crimedog

Registered: 06/08/05
Posts: 158
Reply with quote  #67 
I remember that no one gave some guy a chance from Wichita State for the UF job, vacated by Karen Johns.

Then I recall a year ago, someone started the same type of thread with a vacant SEC job at South Carolina.  Similar to this post, everyone was giving the S Carolina Job to Karen Johns......... which either did not happen (or she did not take it).   Therefore, before the job is given to Ally H. at Alabama, it looks like the true logical choice for this job (according to UCS logic)................ Karen Johns!!!
dawgs

Registered: 10/20/08
Posts: 558
Reply with quote  #68 

Well I don't know for sure....  But, it seems to be trendy for AD's to hire the "flavor of the year" sort of speak; and in this case Aly H. is the associate head coach of Alabama who just captured their 2nd consecutive regular season SEC title.  Don't have any idea if she's good, bad or otherwise.  But, rest assured she'll get a hard look because of that and the fact that she hails from Louisiana....  That hire will be interesting! 

tigerpridealso

Registered: 05/10/11
Posts: 47
Reply with quote  #69 
Joe Alleva LSU AD has indicated that he has a list of possible candidates but he is not disclosing the list.  However, given that he recently went after arguably the best WBB Head Coach available, Nikki Caldwell at UCLA to bring her to LSU, he would be hard pressed to not go after a similar type of candidate for softball.

He would have some pretty tough explanations as to why he paid big bucks for a WBB and not softball.   LSU Softball is now #4 or #5 in the league on a pretty consistent basis.  Clearly that's not acceptable to the powers at LSU.  He will start contact after the NCAAs are over.  And make no mistake male or female will make no difference.  The best possible coach should be considered.

I respect all the coaches in the SEC and Ally the Asst HC at Bama would probably be the only Assistant Coach in the Country outside of Lisa Fernandez at UCLA that LSU would consider as this being their first HC gig.

LSU just spent $13 million building the new Tiger Park (WIMHO is one of the top 2-3 parks in the country).  A rookie head coach (with the exceptions noted) seems remote.  Combine that with the WBB hire and you see a different direction. Last weekend the Tigers averaged over 1,500 per game against South Carolina and are probably on  pace for a record in season attendance.

While a similar candidate like Florida's current head SB coach may exist in the country, that seems remote.  More than likely a list of possible HC candidates could include:

Gasso at OU
Earleywin at Mizzou
Wieligman at OSU
Moore at Baylor (Success at Baylor hasn't been like it was when was at LSU)
Lawson at Kentucky
Perkins at Ga Tech
Alameda at FSU
Rittman at Stanford
Holas at Houston

Until the Caldwell hire, I would never have considered any of the folks above.  But given that hire, the park, the support of the fans and the need to rise a few levels in the SEC anything is possible.  And while many of those coaches are probably happy, you never know. 

Any given baseball success with several HC in softball ASU, FL, and Mizzou I wouldn't rule out a baseball coach either. 

BillSmith

Registered: 08/07/04
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Reply with quote  #70 
If the next softball coach at LSU is offered even half of what Coach Caldwell receives, I'd consider moving to Louisiana.

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jayrot

Registered: 02/21/07
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Reply with quote  #71 
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Originally Posted by tigerpridealso
Joe Alleva LSU AD has indicated that he has a list of possible candidates but he is not disclosing the list.  However, given that he recently went after arguably the best WBB Head Coach available, Nikki Caldwell at UCLA to bring her to LSU, he would be hard pressed to not go after a similar type of candidate for softball.

He would have some pretty tough explanations as to why he paid big bucks for a WBB and not softball.   LSU Softball is now #4 or #5 in the league on a pretty consistent basis.  Clearly that's not acceptable to the powers at LSU.  He will start contact after the NCAAs are over.  And make no mistake male or female will make no difference.  The best possible coach should be considered.

I respect all the coaches in the SEC and Ally the Asst HC at Bama would probably be the only Assistant Coach in the Country outside of Lisa Fernandez at UCLA that LSU would consider as this being their first HC gig.

LSU just spent $13 million building the new Tiger Park (WIMHO is one of the top 2-3 parks in the country).  A rookie head coach (with the exceptions noted) seems remote.  Combine that with the WBB hire and you see a different direction. Last weekend the Tigers averaged over 1,500 per game against South Carolina and are probably on  pace for a record in season attendance.

While a similar candidate like Florida's current head SB coach may exist in the country, that seems remote.  More than likely a list of possible HC candidates could include:

Gasso at OU
Earleywin at Mizzou  (you can rule him out, Mizzou has been his dream job since day one)
Wieligman at OSU
Moore at Baylor (Success at Baylor hasn't been like it was when was at LSU)
Lawson at Kentucky
Perkins at Ga Tech
Alameda at FSU (no disrespect to FSU's team, but do you really want a coach that has made no strides at FSU?  unless they win the conference title, they aren't even making the NCAA tournament)
Rittman at Stanford (this would be a superb hire, but not sure he'll venture away from Stanford)
Holas at Houston

Until the Caldwell hire, I would never have considered any of the folks above.  But given that hire, the park, the support of the fans and the need to rise a few levels in the SEC anything is possible.  And while many of those coaches are probably happy, you never know. 

Any given baseball success with several HC in softball ASU, FL, and Mizzou I wouldn't rule out a baseball coach either. 


Then again, you can always go with the Auburn method and hire a head coach with a miserable record and end up winning a National Champion$hip.
cyberfox

Registered: 08/17/08
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Reply with quote  #72 
I believe AU had some irregularities involved in that MNC.
jayrot

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Reply with quote  #73 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cyberfox
I believe AU had some irregularities involved in that MNC.

that'd be the sarcasm behind it all.  we'll see how it all goes this year.
coach1320

Registered: 08/13/04
Posts: 626
Reply with quote  #74 
Quote:
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cyberfox
I believe AU had some irregularities involved in that MNC.

that'd be the sarcasm behind it all.  we'll see how it all goes this year.


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jayrot

Registered: 02/21/07
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Reply with quote  #75 
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Originally Posted by coach1320
Quote:
Originally Posted by jayrot
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Originally Posted by cyberfox
I believe AU had some irregularities involved in that MNC.

that'd be the sarcasm behind it all.  we'll see how it all goes this year.


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LSUsoftballfan

Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 169
Reply with quote  #76 
LSU will not be hiring a baseball coach.
LSU will not be hiring Glenn Moore...Baylor is a great place for him and his family based on his strong Baptist ties.
Why would Gasso leave Oklahoma after all these years?
LSU's park, along with the fact that you have a ready made awesome pitching staff in Fico/Mack set to return next year, makes LSU a very good job and I would be disappointed if LSU doesn't get someone top notch.
coach1320

Registered: 08/13/04
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Reply with quote  #77 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jayrot
Quote:
Originally Posted by coach1320
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Originally Posted by jayrot
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Originally Posted by cyberfox
I believe AU had some irregularities involved in that MNC.

that'd be the sarcasm behind it all.  we'll see how it all goes this year.


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13>2


Touche....but it's not really 13....but the real number is still > 2
jayrot

Registered: 02/21/07
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Reply with quote  #78 
Quote:
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Originally Posted by jayrot
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Originally Posted by coach1320
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Originally Posted by jayrot
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Originally Posted by cyberfox
I believe AU had some irregularities involved in that MNC.

that'd be the sarcasm behind it all.  we'll see how it all goes this year.


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13>2


Touche....but it's not really 13....but the real number is still > 2

Ah, the "it's not really" argument.  Well then 6>2.  Still wins no matter how many championships from before the 60s that you try to discredit.
secfan06

Registered: 05/29/05
Posts: 600
Reply with quote  #79 
I'm actually rooting for the hire of Ally H. from Bama. Regardless of what decision is made, I can't wait to see who will replace Coach G at the end of the season. I'm hopeful for a complete facelift in the coaching staff because it's time for a new era to begin. 

We need to establish an offensive game pronto, a offense that can compliment LSU's consistency in producing quality pitchers. It's been the one thing that has always bothered me while following the LSU program over the years, lack of offense.

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CajunT

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tigerpride
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    04/27/11 at 11:48 AMReply with quote#61

MIGHT BE FUNNY BUT A FACT. LSU DOESN'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ULL THEY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH LSU.


Still an angry person aren't you? There is nothing to hate or be jealous of, UL has taken the last two regionals in Baton Rouge from LSU they have played in. They have out recruited them in Louisiana the past few years as well and are doing just fine with a new stadium and done it with a tenth of the resources.

Best of Luck to YG and I hope Alyson Habetz takes the position.
CajunT

Registered: 04/26/07
Posts: 180
Reply with quote  #81 

Dear HeMan70525

 

We are talking about softball here, so try and stay on topic. I’m well aware of LSU’s history of national championships and Techs accomplishments, neither of which have anything to do with this thread. I understand that people get upset with losing and disappointed with their athletic programs, that is the common denominator amongst college sports fans throughout the nation. You winning championships is great, but one can do so without arrogance (see your comments concerning about worst feeling Cajun fans) and giving others their due credit when they defeat you on the field of competition. Clearly it’s something that many LSU fans find beneath themselves to do.

 

As for recruiting, of course UL’s 2008 class has been phenomenal, all from Louisiana that year, including the National Gatorade Player of the Year. Orgeron was the only one in that class that didn’t play as a true freshman that made the Softball World Series. But I’m sure in your book none of them were worthy to wear purple & gold, and I would certainly say UL signed the better class that year. As for the 2009 class, yes there is one left. How many have transferred (allowed to transfer) between 2008 and 2011 from LSU? How about Vanessa Soto, does she count? As for the best talent in Acadiana, if they grew up in LSU families, then I’m sure that played a major role in getting athletes to sign, and while Alex Boulet of Crowley, Katie Guillory of Carencro, Lauren Houston of Lafayette are very good players, only Houston is considered a premier player by most people that have watched them play in high school or travel ball. Boulet and Guillory will both need a year to adjust, like Orgeron. As for Pizer/Hollier, I would not call a player that couldn’t hit her way into the lineup and was a bench player a wash in comparison to getting a starter from an SEC program. That’s a reach at best, although Heidi is a great kid. As for Hamilton and Patterson, both played against the same competition in travel ball, so I'm not concerned too much about what each did against HS programs.

 

As for UL not having a new stadium, you’re parsing words and playing games. They have a new grandstand, new locker rooms, and new rest rooms and will have a new covered batting cage with a video screen next to the existing batting cage. The scoreboard was replaced last year and thus the field and brick walls remain. Wow, so two/thirds of the park is new. Whatever! Yes, congratulations LSU has top flight facilities; too bad some of the fans that sit in it can’t be called the same. UL fans and coaches deserve some credit? Yes, how nice of you. (See Arrogance).

 

As for respecting Yvette G., on the field she has earned every accolade she will be recognized for in the hall of fame. Most Cajun fans respect her for that and building the UL program from scratch. The off the field stuff is an entirely different matter, but I do hope she will be recognized by the university for he contributions when she retires.

 

I also hope Alyson Habetz gets the head coaching job she wants, having her return home would be a nice touch. But if she doesn’t get the LSU job, it matters not to me as long as she gets the opportunity she deserves. Thanks for your somewhat kind words.

mickey2198

Registered: 06/06/07
Posts: 958
Reply with quote  #82 

I for one hope she is really attached, but will become an instant LSU Softball supporter if she leaves.  There is no doubt that she has given our program so much and deserves this opportunity if she wants it. 

TXfastpitchsoftball

Registered: 03/17/09
Posts: 23
Reply with quote  #83 
It's Habetz to take or decline, according to the LSU almuni/athletic department grapevine.

After that, it's anyone's guess. Enough money might get some to leave, but just dont' see Gasso, Earleywine, Rittman, etc. leaving winning, big-name programs, where they have long-term guarantees as long as their programs stay on course. Put a $250,000-300,000 number out there, and anythings possible, of course. But no one at LSU is suggesting there is a move to spend serious, serious month to hire away a big name.

No chance Moore, Weligman, Alemeda, or Lotiefs are offered job. No chance.

My picks: Beth Torina at FIU or Holas at Houston. Wildcard pick: Lisa Fernandez at UCLA; and Leigh Ross at Syracuse. But it will be a woman.

bluedog

Registered: 02/13/05
Posts: 4,696
Reply with quote  #84 
No softball program could ask to have better coaching than Michael Lotief and Chris Malveaux provide at ULL.....Whenever you have coaches who like their players coming to them for help on their game, you've got something really good....At ULL, this is the norm.....For a player, the ULL team environment really is special.....

Michael Lotief and Chris Malveaux don't get the credit they properly deserve....I would question anyone's honesty who criticized either of them.....Or, I would say they don't know them....Then, I would give them the chance to apologize!
Mark

Registered: 02/13/05
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Reply with quote  #85 
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Originally Posted by bluedog
No softball program could ask to have better coaching than Michael Lotief and Chris Malveaux provide at ULL.....Whenever you have coaches who like their players coming to them for help on their game, you've got something really good....At ULL, this is the norm.....For a player, the ULL team environment really is special.....

Michael Lotief and Chris Malveaux don't get the credit they properly deserve....I would question anyone's honesty who criticized either of them.....Or, I would say they don't know them....Then, I would give them the chance to apologize!



I would have mentioned Mike and Stefni in the same breath. I like Chris but haven't watched him to say what kind of coach he is. I assume he is good or Stefni and Mike would not have hired him. In any case I would not list him ahead of Stefni given their respective accomplishments.
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It's Habetz to take or decline, according to the LSU almuni/athletic department grapevine.

The little bit I've been around Habetz bumping into her at summer tournaments I have thought she was charming and seemed sharp. I wish her the best.

justmy2cents

Registered: 12/15/05
Posts: 60
Reply with quote  #87 
I can not see Perkins from GT being recruited.   She has been trying to perfect her Tyrant image during her head coaching debut years, and seems to think that there is still room for improvement.

Gerry Glasco can be an immature jerk at times.  Not exactly the image that LSU would want to place in the footsteps of Yvette.
bluedog

Registered: 02/13/05
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Reply with quote  #88 
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I like Chris but haven't watched him to say what kind of coach he is.......


In that case, I'd say you're not qualified to voice an opinion....However, you did, anyway....Doesn't surprise me about you!
Laffy

Registered: 05/19/08
Posts: 1,034
Reply with quote  #89 
The only opinion I saw that Mark voiced is that he wouldn't put Malveaux over Stefni Lotief... there is nothing outlandish about that at all. The accomplishments and credentials between the two aren't even in the same ball park.

On topic... everything I hear from my friends inside LSU's camp are saying what everyone else is... the job is on Habetz's decision.

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bluedog

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The only opinion I saw that Mark voiced is that he wouldn't put Malveaux over Stefni Lotief...


So, what does this have to do with what I said?...Do you like to dream-up stuff, too?


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