Coaching Buzz Notebook: June 1Coaching Buzz
As the entire college baseball community focused on the Selection Show on Monday, other seismic movements occurred in the sport with Texas reassigning legendary and long-time head coach Augie Garrido, while Alabama wasn’t going to be denied its day in the spotlight as well with long-time coach Mitch Gaspard resigning his post, effective immediately.
While those jobs are vastly different, they both involve some serious intrigue. For Texas, it’s the most storied program in college baseball history and will attract the who’s who in the coaching hierarchy, while the Alabama job has gotten significantly better over the past couple of years with the construction of a beautiful near-$40 million-dollar stadium. That, combined with a national brand name, suddenly makes the job in Tuscaloosa a desired one on the national stage.
While we dissect potential candidates and what we’re hearing on the Texas and Alabama jobs, we also look at Purdue, Missouri, Appalachian State and potentially others as information arrives this week.
Let’s start with Texas. The Longhorns have one of the top two jobs in the country right now, the other being LSU. And, you’re going to see quite a few familiar names mentioned with this post. For starters, the name I continue to hear more than anyone from those close to the situation in Austin is one pretty familiar and extremely successful.
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