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1  UB Sports / Football Recruiting / Re: 2016 Recruiting on: May 08, 2015, 11:12:55 AM
Not too concerned yet. Although we don't have a commit (that we know of anyway), there has been a lot of action on twitter surrounding UB and being very active on the trail. It's only a matter of time, and when one commits it usually starts moving quickly after that.

It's also worth noting that even though Coach hasn't recruited at this level, Rob Ianello has been there and done that and he is the recruiting coordinator amongst other things.
2  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Hurley Hired Away by ASU on: April 10, 2015, 08:51:49 AM
What's ironic is DePauls best win under Purnell was against ASU in Tempe.

I wish Hurley the best, theres no question UB is in a better place now than when he got here.
3  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Hurley and Arizona State on: April 09, 2015, 03:16:18 PM
Better pay? He could have made $2MM at Depaul! ASU paid their last coach a base salary of $295K + about $905K in incentives, equalling out to around $1.2MM. Why would he turn down a $2MM Depaul job that made no sense for him, only to later accept a $1.2MM ASU job that makes no sense for him?

We just put all of our eggs in the Hurley basket and offered him $550K. I don't understand why he would be so "serious" about ASU now.

This is assuming DePaul even offered him the job, and assuming the salary was 2Mil. No one really knows what happened in the visit to DePaul unfortunately.

I don't know anything about this situation but the buzz on twitter seems more real this time around.
4  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Dave Letaio to DePaul per Andy Katz on: March 30, 2015, 06:23:26 PM
Will we ever find out if Hurley turned this down or if Depaul went with their first choice?

There are numerous "sources" with conflicting reports. 

I think it's clear DePaul fans hate the hire preferring almost unanimously Hurley or Bryce Drew. According to a Chicago sports personality he was told that both Hurley and Drew were offered turned it down. Of course the Tribune reported the day before according to a "source" that they each wanted the job "badly." I tend to believe the former not the latter.

My hunch now is that Hurley will quietly sign the extension and go about his business. I think one thing with Bobby is that it's all about the kids and NOT him. Have to respect that greatly.

It is also possible that both Hurley and Drew wanted the job badly going in, but when they talked about certain issues it was a deal breaker for them.

From what I have heard Brooklyn is more or less accurate. Drew and Hurley were very much interested in the job, however for whatever reason the logistics behind the deal never worked out. I don't know the specifics, but the position was never formally offered to either one of them. This is what has DPU fans so frustrated, not doing whatever it takes to land a young up and comer and instead going back to a cocah that left the program 10 years ago.
5  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Football / Early Spring impressions? on: March 30, 2015, 11:13:04 AM
Has anyone heard or seen anything?

One name that i've seen pop up a few times as been WR transfer Collin Lisa. I'd expect him to be a huge part of our offense this year.
6  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Dave Letaio to DePaul per Andy Katz on: March 29, 2015, 02:35:42 PM
Happy for UB!

DePaul continues to drive their program further in the ground. The hired a search firm to bring back a guy from 10 years ago lol.. Needless to say DePaul fans (or what's left of them), are extremely disappointed with the hire.
7  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: UB Agrees in Principle to Extend Coach Bobby Hurley on: March 29, 2015, 02:11:49 PM
There is more hope!

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The DePaul Blue Demons have interviewed Tulsa Golden Hurricane assistant coach Dave Leitao and are seriously considering hiring back the former head coach, multiple sources told ESPN.

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/12579222/depaul-blue-demons-seriously-considering-bringing-back-dave-leitao-coach

Many believe this is a smoke screen. I don't know how seriously they are considering him, but it would not make DePaul fans happy.

After I type this, Andy Katz reporting it's all but a done deal for Leitao.

Happy for UB, I hope Hurley stays
8  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: UB Agrees in Principle to Extend Coach Bobby Hurley on: March 29, 2015, 01:30:17 PM
There is more hope!

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The DePaul Blue Demons have interviewed Tulsa Golden Hurricane assistant coach Dave Leitao and are seriously considering hiring back the former head coach, multiple sources told ESPN.

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/12579222/depaul-blue-demons-seriously-considering-bringing-back-dave-leitao-coach

Many believe this is a smoke screen. I don't know how seriously they are considering him, but it would not make DePaul fans happy.
9  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: UB Agrees in Principle to Extend Coach Bobby Hurley on: March 29, 2015, 12:25:24 PM
FWIW, latest i'm hearing on the DePaul side of things is that Bryce Drew is the front runner, and will be on campus today for an interview.
10  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: UB Agrees in Principle to Extend Coach Bobby Hurley on: March 27, 2015, 01:26:01 PM
Good morning


Hidings are all about who is the hot at the moment. Decisions are based upon prior experience/success, personality and more. Hurley is hot--maybe more about the name then his resume as a coach. He has been a head coach for two years. While I am thrilled lets be honest--he was the beneficiary of a good group--first year McCrea and second year many returning players. He has done a great job of recruiting both years.  This year we had a great end of the season. But what were thinking when we lost to Ball State, Ohio, etc. But what were we thinking when knew another explosion was to take place and an d ill timed technical would put us in the hole.

Again, I love that Hurley is our coach. I love his national name and personality.  Do we really think Tennessee now is targeting Hurley. What doe we really know about DePaul---again, DePaul needs a coach with Chicago connections.


go BULLS

DePaul doesnt need a coach with w/ Chicago connections they just need a coach who can recruit good players. It really doesn't matter where the kids come from. They have 7 kids from Chicago on the roster right now, it's not working out that well...

As far as Hurley goes, with more and more jobs opening up at this point I just hope he makes a decision soon. Even as a DePaul fan part of me wants to just see him stay at UB and do some serious damage next year in the MAC. Squad would be nastyyy
11  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: DePaul on: March 26, 2015, 01:29:27 PM
Can one of you Depaul people please answer this for me:

Depaul's last coach, Oliver Purnell, was hired for $1.8MM per year with a resume that included 20+ seasons as a head coach in D1 and complete turnarounds at 4 separate schools. Why is it that you all think Depaul is going to now offer Bobby Hurley at least $2MM per year with a resume that only includes 2 years as a head coach?

DePaul is an extremely desperate program who needs youth and energy instilled in it. The last 3 coaches at DePaul have been old, and all of there better days have been behind them. Wainright and Purnell especially came here, got their retirement package at age 60+ and can now do whatever they please. The drive and passion has not been there from the coaching position, and this is really the last chance (DePaul fans hope) that the administration has at making a BBall coaching hire. They need someone young, someone to relate to players, someone who wants to improve and get better. With how awful the program has been they have to overpay to acquire someone like that or it's not worth the risk for the coach.

Hurley obviously fits what they are looking for, and if they really want him they will have to pay up. The job is very risky for any coach right now, but the upside is there if the job is done right.
12  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: UB Agrees in Principle to Extend Coach Bobby Hurley on: March 26, 2015, 01:18:17 PM
Good morning

I am reading these posts as well as those under DePaul.  I live in Chicago. DePaul is in a big conference and a great city. DePaul basketball is not a major presence in Chicago.  They pay currently 12 miles a way from campus. They are building a new arena that will be 7 miles away on the south side.  It has been years since DePaul was able to recruit the best of  Chicago area players. I would be shocked if they offer the job to Hurley after only two years at UB and with no Chicago connections. I will be equally shocked if Hurley does not take the job if offered. It will not be for $2 million but at a minimum twice the UB upgrade to $5-600,000.

Best case we keep Hurley for one more year. If we perform as expected next year, Hurley will be a real hot commodity. How will that impact our recruitment and what does that mean for our next coach.

go BULLS

DePaul was paying Purnell over 2 mil a year. If they really want Bobby, they will offer him something close to that. If the money isn't a big upgrade I would guess Hurley will stay at UB
13  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: UB Agrees in Principle to Extend Coach Bobby Hurley on: March 25, 2015, 03:21:33 PM
Ugh...Got this off of the St Johns board:

@prepbullseye: As I previously indicated, I've been told if Bobby Hurley is offered the DePaul job he will take it. Interviews Saturday.

It appears that Roy Schmidt is the one saying Hurley is Depaul's top target, and Hurley really wants the Depaul job. I wonder if any of it is true or if he's just trying to bring them together on his own.

For the record, Roy Schmidt is a very... polarizing figure surrounding Chicago basketball, particularly at the high school level. He is a HS scout and likes to constantly bash the larger media outlets like ESPN, Fox, CBS, etc. He is very knowledgeable but I would take what he says regarding this coaching search with a grain of salt.
14  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: UB Agrees in Principle to Extend Coach Bobby Hurley on: March 25, 2015, 11:38:21 AM
I have 0% of a problem with a guy looking to improve his job and for Hurley to set up interview(s) while they are negotiating.  That's part of life and leverage.

But, if you "agree in principle" to a deal, but still go on the interviews...I am spurned.   Why agree in principle and still go on the interview?  

I hope he reconsiders and doesn't go on the interview(s) if he has already "agreed in principle".  

I thought we gave him an extension weeks ago. Perhaps they just now "agreed" on the terms of that extension? Is Bobby now going to use the extension as leverage on Depaul? Methinks Depaul won't like that much.

I don't know how much leverage it is really going to gain for Bobby. DePaul has been prepared to offer at bare minimum 2mil a year the entire time.
15  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Coaching Vacancies on: March 23, 2015, 03:10:23 PM
How do things stand with that new arena at DePaul?

Ground is breaking this spring, and is scheduled to be complete and ready to go in mid-2017.
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