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Jim Leavitt out at USF

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Lucas Wiseman, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Lucas Wiseman

    Lucas Wiseman Well-Known Member

    Multiple outlets reporting that USF has fired Jim Leavitt... as a die-hard USF fan, I can honestly say I'm OK with this given the way the team was underachieved in conference play the past three seasons. I'm glad Leavitt helped building the program from scratch, but it was time to move on anyway... whether he hit a player or not.

  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Ouch. He could have had any number of good jobs a couple years ago when USF was breaking through.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Tom Dienhart of Rivals hinted this could happen before their bowl and I was thinking, 'No way.'

    That could be an incredible job for someone.
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Yep, he was a hot, hot prospect 4-5 years ago. Not on the Brian Kelly/Urban Meyer level, but almost.

    You'd have to think the USF investigation must have came up with some pretty damning stuff.
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Is he as big a prick as he's made out to be?
  6. Lucas Wiseman

    Lucas Wiseman Well-Known Member

    I don't know that I'd classify him as a prick as much as I would just very intense. At least in my dealings with him.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I worry that this is one of those schools that could go downhill very quickly if the right coach isn't hired. Maybe they'll hire Mike Leach.
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    They could go either way. If they make a real bad hire, they could slide off the end of the earth, but being in the heart of such a talent-saturated area, a good hire could turn them into the next Cincinnati.
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    I triple dog dare someone to tell Lucas we already have a coaching carousel thread. ;D
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Bobby Bowden, come on down.
  11. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Fits right in with all the other geezers on the west coast of Florida.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    He might be a little bit of a young whippersnapper for the area, but they'll warm to him.
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