Fired Bill Carmody: Classic

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


i love how in today's Daily Iowan there is an article about not taking the struggling NU team for granted coming off Iowa's bad loss to Michigan and it is important to give respect to Northwestern, etc. and yet in the same article they say the Wildcats are from Evansville, Illinois.

meanwhile the 'cats fell short over the weekend against purdue, which actually drew a sellout. surprisingly they took a two-point lead midway through the second half but from there it was a 23-6 purdue run to close the game.

hard to imagine Carmody withstanding a 2-32 conference record the last two seasons. especially now that people are finally openly discussing his status as head coach. while i don't necessarily agree with the constant comparisons to Stanford, Duke, Vandy - you cannot underestimate how severely our hoops program is lacking in tradition, history, reputation, etc. - it is at least encouraging to know that the frustration is growing. that said, there are also comments posted to that article which suggest we give Carmody another year or two, so who the hell knows what will happen. boggles my mind to think that some "fans" could be satisfied with the recent results on the court.

and i'm becoming increasingly pissed off with NU's painfully long search for a new athletic director. it was just over two months from when Rick Taylor announced his retirement to when they introduced Mark Murphy. Murphy was installed as Packers CEO on December 3, but certainly speculation of that move was widespread for weeks before, so i'd say that Bienen is offically dragging his feet.


Blogger Mikey K said...

yo #1, this is from the DeKalb (?) Daily Chronicle...

Just what we need, a guy who's overlooked a terrible football and basketball program. Don't we already have that??


Huskie Notebook: Phillips mum on Northwestern AD opening | No comments posted.

By Jon Styf - Daily Chronicle

DeKALB - Northern Illinois Athletic Director Jim Phillips was back handing out handshakes and smiles to Huskies scholar athletes during a first-half break during the men's basketball game at the Convocation Center Saturday.

After the game, however, Phillips declined comment in regards to his interest in the vacant athletic director position at Northwestern.

Phillips has been rumored to be a candidate for the position, which came open when Mark Murphy left Northwestern to become the new President and CEO of the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 3.

That speculation was fueled even more when Phillips, a Chicago native, missed the men's basketball game Wednesday night and the women's game Thursday due to prior engagements.

Robert Gundlach took over as Northwestern's interim director of athletics on Jan. 1.

A phone call to Northwestern's Sports Information Department regarding the state of the athletic director search was not returned."

2/20/08, 12:47 PM  
Blogger Mikey K said...

also, I hardly consider this a "national" search...

2/20/08, 12:48 PM  
Blogger #1 blogger said...

wow, that is bad. i've seen very little mention of the AD search in the media, but maybe DeKalb has the scoop. i don't know that any of us had heard of Mark Murphy when he was hired, but he obviously had a great sports background and was talented enough that he only was here for a few years. i can't say i see those same qualities in NIU.

2/20/08, 6:53 PM  

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