I may be wrong, but it feels like the BOT and most fans value Beard more than Marshall. Can someone explain that to me? Is it strictly the “what have you done for me lately” maxim? Because, while Beard has enjoyed a meteoric rise with UALR and now taking TTech to the Final Four, Marshall has done all of those things as well. Winthrop is every bit as small as UALR…and isn’t in a major city. He took them to national prominence. More than once. He has taken Wichita, which one could argue has less “advantages” than any Big 12 school, to the Final Four. And, he has excelled over time.
Forgive me, but I am thinking if we had a REAL chance to hire him we should have. I am hearing the words of Coach Broyles when he used to say “the best barometuh fouh future puhformance is PAST puhformance.”
If we wind up with Beard (longshot) or Musselman…fine. I’ll support them. But Gregg Marshall…that’s the one we should still hire if you ask me. If he’s truly interested.