Wednesday, April 28, 2010

'The Mayor' Fred Hoiberg is back in Ames as Iowa State's new head basketball coach


The dominoes have fallen quickly this week, with Oregon hiring Dana Altman from Creighton, causing Iowa State's Greg McDermott to leave Ames for CU ... and suddenly, as fast as Creighton filled Altman's spot, Iowa State and AD Jamie Pollard has filled McDermott's spot, with former ISU star and Ames native Fred Hoiberg.

Congratulations to the Cyclone Nation for bringing Fred Hoiberg back to Ames ...

His message Wednesday was clear: Fred Hoiberg wants to return the magic he helped bring to Hilton Coliseum — and this time he wants to do it as a coach. ...
AD Pollard hired a wrestling star, Cael Sanderson, with little experience. So with a Void in the men's basketball program, why not make it the Fred Hoiberg era at Iowa State University?

Hoiberg to ISU is high risk, too -‎ESPN (blog)
New Cyclones coach Fred Hoiberg doesn't have any coaching or ... That someone is former Iowa State Cyclones star Fred Hoiberg. ...
Hoiberg: Popular and risky hire‎ - Kansas City Star
Not everything is smelling like a Rose in Ames. Remember Cael Sanderson, well he helped the ISU wrestling program, but he did bolt to Penn State in the Big Ten Conference, when the opportunity arose.

Fred Hoiberg: “The Mayor” is now “The Coach” -‎Gazette Online (blog) - Mike Hlas
Bumping Cael Sanderson up to head wrestling coach, getting someone with Iowa State ties in Paul Rhoads to replace Gene Chizik as the football coach — those ...

Steven M. Sipple: Creighton job better than Iowa St. - HuskerExtra.com
Indeed, Pollard keeps saying goodbye to his key hires — football coach Gene Chizik to Auburn, wrestling coach Cael Sanderson to Penn State and now McDermott ...
Unrelated news from Creighton Unversity ...
McDermott waiting to decide on suspended Stinnett‎ - Greenwich Time
(AP) New Creighton coach Greg McDermott says he hasn't decided whether to reinstate suspended guard P'Allen Stinnett. Former coach Dana Altman suspended ...

Overall:
It appears Oregon, Creighton and Iowa State have likely improved in various ways. The 51 year-old Altman was ready to move up, after flirting with the Arkansas job 3 years ago. McDermott was the right coach for Iowa State over Hoiberg four years ago. But, today, the Iowa State program will likely be very happy to have an 'in-house' guy, while Creighton gets a seasoned Valley coach in McDermott to build on the 16 years, mostly success, under Altman.

peace