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    White to Retire in August


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    Good.

    Hope we find a quality replacement.

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    Ha, this is logical...no wonder he has been happy to leave the football program alone, let his successor deal with it. He also (presumably/hopefully) avoids having to find a successor to K...good timing, Kevin!

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    I think Kevin White has done an excellent job, with the one exception of extending Coach P's contract a few years ago.

    And before anyone suggests it (devildeac, I'm looking at you), no, I will not be applying for the job this time around. I don't want to work that hard!
    Ozzie, your paradigm of optimism!

    Go To Hell carolina, Go To Hell!
    9F 9F 9F
    http://www.EGLEW.com


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    He's done some good things in some sports, but the prospect of him handing out big contracts in Football/Basketball always made me really nervous after he gave one of the worst coaching contracts in NCAA history to Charlie Weiss while at ND (obviously Paul Hewitt was the worst).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acymetric View Post
    He's done some good things in some sports, but the prospect of him handing out big contracts in Football/Basketball always made me really nervous after he gave one of the worst coaching contracts in NCAA history to Charlie Weiss while at ND (obviously Paul Hewitt was the worst).
    It seems his Duke tenure has been a somewhat mixed bag — some good things, some not so good.

    I will say that I feel better about White’s tenure than I did about that of Joe Alleva.

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    White was more of a facilities guy whereas Butters was a hiring guy (Spurrier, K, G). While White did an excellent job with Pollard, Duke needs a hiring guy or gal. (I'm thinking Nina gets promoted, and I have no data to say good or bad there.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by duke2x View Post
    White was more of a facilities guy whereas Butters was a hiring guy (Spurrier, K, G). While White did an excellent job with Pollard, Duke needs a hiring guy or gal. (I'm thinking Nina gets promoted, and I have no data to say good or bad there.)
    If, by "facilities" guy, you mean he raised a lot of money, that's what we still need. We can't get top-notch coaches without being able to play for them. As to K's successor, I will offer my advice when it's needed.
    Sage Grouse

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    'When I got on the bus for my first road game at Duke, I saw that every player was carrying textbooks or laptops. I coached in the SEC for 25 years, and I had never seen that before, not even once.' - David Cutcliffe to Duke alumni in Washington, DC, June 2013

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    Would K consider giving up coaching to take the VP of Athletics job ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pghdukie View Post
    Would K consider giving up coaching to take the VP of Athletics job ?
    I'm not sure why he would want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acymetric View Post
    I'm not sure why he would want to.
    I'm not sure why we would want him to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZIE4DUKE View Post
    I think Kevin White has done an excellent job, with the one exception of extending Coach P's contract a few years ago.
    Absolutely agree.

    Quote Originally Posted by OZZIE4DUKE View Post
    And before anyone suggests it (devildeac, I'm looking at you), no, I will not be applying for the job this time around. I don't want to work that hard!
    We've already started a "Draft Ozzie!" petition. You can't deny the people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sagegrouse View Post
    As to K's successor, I will offer my advice when it's needed.
    You have Brad Stevens’ cell number on speed dial? 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven43 View Post
    You have Brad Stevens’ cell number on speed dial? ��
    Wait - isn't that you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    I'm not sure why we would want him to.
    Another valid point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    Wait - isn't that you?
    Yeah, I wish. 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZIE4DUKE View Post
    I think Kevin White has done an excellent job, with the one exception of extending Coach P's contract a few years ago.

    And before anyone suggests it (devildeac, I'm looking at you), no, I will not be applying for the job this time around. I don't want to work that hard!
    Yea, you are getting kinda old...
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pghdukie View Post
    Would K consider giving up coaching to take the VP of Athletics job ?
    I can think of ten million reasons why he won't.
    Sage Grouse

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    'When I got on the bus for my first road game at Duke, I saw that every player was carrying textbooks or laptops. I coached in the SEC for 25 years, and I had never seen that before, not even once.' - David Cutcliffe to Duke alumni in Washington, DC, June 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by sagegrouse View Post
    I can think of ten million reasons why he won't.
    Also, K is the most well-known basketball coach in the entire world, due to his success at Duke and with Team USA. The basketball world hangs on his every statement. He is a "lifer" in hoops.
    Sage Grouse

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    'When I got on the bus for my first road game at Duke, I saw that every player was carrying textbooks or laptops. I coached in the SEC for 25 years, and I had never seen that before, not even once.' - David Cutcliffe to Duke alumni in Washington, DC, June 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    We've already started a "Draft Ozzie!" petition. You can't deny the people.
    If nominated, I will not run. If selected, I will cash the pay checks!
    Ozzie, your paradigm of optimism!

    Go To Hell carolina, Go To Hell!
    9F 9F 9F
    http://www.EGLEW.com


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