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    Incoming freshman center Zachary Sabol (6'8", 235 lbs) has committed to East Stroudsburg. It appears it came down to Gannon and ESU.

    Combined with Ryan Smith ... lot of size there for the next several years.

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    Two job openings in the same off-season -- fairly rare in the West.

    Any rumors about either the Gannon or Clarion jobs?

    You'd surely think any good AD already had some candidates in mind prior to firing the coaches.

    John Reilly to Clarion is an obvious thought. If he's interested it would be a no-brainer for Clarion.


    Don't rule out the IUP24 campain of #FreeKevinReynolds.


    Needless to say the calendar isn't doing either program any favors right now. Clarion just had one of its best players enter the transfer portal. Just a guess but we'll see some Gannon players leaving in the coming days.

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    Any word on Clarion ?

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    Idk if Reilly would be a good fit at Clarion. He's a great coach but his style is a little outdated. No kid wants to play slow paced basketball especially today. Also, I think that it would be a difficult gig for him considering the lack of scholarships. Whoever gets the Clarion job has to be a master at finding talent for less and being able to push players past what their skill sets already are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSACBBALL16 View Post
    Idk if Reilly would be a good fit at Clarion. He's a great coach but his style is a little outdated. No kid wants to play slow paced basketball especially today. Also, I think that it would be a difficult gig for him considering the lack of scholarships. Whoever gets the Clarion job has to be a master at finding talent for less and being able to push players past what their skill sets already are.
    Definitely some valid points there. Personally, I see it kind of the other way.

    I see Reilly's system working best in such an environment. I say that because there will be zero pressure to win there in the first couple years. He'll get the time to slowly find the right fits. The scholarship money is a problem but you can get creative there -- academic money, etc.

    Clarion also isn't going to attract star players. Reilly's system doesn't need 'star' players to function properly. Anything but, actually. Give him a roster full of kids who got overlooked and have a chip on their shoulders. That's when that system can thrive -- and his teams can get real dangerous.

    Is JR 'outdated' ... perhaps a little. But, Clarion 2019 is similar to Clarion 1958. So, it may not matter. As far as pushing players past their skill set and getting them to work harder than they thought possible ... that's JR.

    Clarion has to get creative to get back to winning. Reilly, in today's basketball world, runs a niche system. In the movie MoneyBall, Billy Beane said if "we play like the Yankees in here (front office) we'll lose to the Yankees on the field." Meaning, of course, Clarion can't go head to head with the fully-funded IUP's of the world. They'll lose every time. They have to find ways to even the odds. One such way is building a nasty zone defense ... aka IUP kryptonite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSACBBALL16 View Post
    Idk if Reilly would be a good fit at Clarion. He's a great coach but his style is a little outdated. No kid wants to play slow paced basketball especially today. Also, I think that it would be a difficult gig for him considering the lack of scholarships. Whoever gets the Clarion job has to be a master at finding talent for less and being able to push players past what their skill sets already are.
    Its not like there is an expectation to fundraise at either place

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    Don't rule out the forgotten man, either.


    #freekevinreynolds

    He's the master of putting teams together out of nothing.

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    I can't see a school in the State system hiring Kevin Reynolds given his history at SRU.

    Alot will depend on how much money Clarion is willing to pony up. Guys like John Reilly or even a now available Dante Calabria, who was recently fired as Larry Brown's assistant for an Italian pro team but has past experience as head coach at D2 Keiser (Fla.), are going to require a salary in the 90-100k range. If Clarion is going to pay in the range of 55-60k like it paid to Marcess Williams, then a young hungry D2 assistant will get the job and that would probably not be a bad thing to build long term.

    As for Gannon, who knows what's going on there. Anything could happen.

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    Kevin Reynolds did turn the SRU program around. There's no denying that. Whatever he did there must've been serious. It's not hard to recruit if your coach really cares about it. Players will come to Clarion with the right coach at the helm. They can't miss on this one this time lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSACBBALL16 View Post
    Kevin Reynolds did turn the SRU program around. There's no denying that. Whatever he did there must've been serious. It's not hard to recruit if your coach really cares about it. Players will come to Clarion with the right coach at the helm. They can't miss on this one this time lol.
    You sure?

    He got a 'full' buyout of his contract ... a golden, three-year parachute. It couldn't have been too serious. If they had anything to pin on him they would have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    You sure?

    He got a 'full' buyout of his contract ... a golden, three-year parachute. It couldn't have been too serious. If they had anything to pin on him they would have.
    Well you never know, but if you follow along with some of the recent IUP non-sports firings, and subsequent law suits, there are times when a buyout is preferable to all the bad publicity that a lawsuit would bring. Could almost be anything, UI don't think you can say for sure. Someone knows but they ain't sayin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSACBBALL16 View Post
    Idk if Reilly would be a good fit at Clarion. He's a great coach but his style is a little outdated. No kid wants to play slow paced basketball especially today. Also, I think that it would be a difficult gig for him considering the lack of scholarships. Whoever gets the Clarion job has to be a master at finding talent for less and being able to push players past what their skill sets already are.
    Clarion just needs to quit dumping money into the trash wrestling program and put some in other sports. 3 basketball scholarships is absurd!!!

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    #FreeKevinReynolds

    Let’s get it trending...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPalum View Post
    Clarion just needs to quit dumping money into the trash wrestling program and put some in other sports. 3 basketball scholarships is absurd!!!

    The answer for Clarion is sitting on the couch right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSACBBALL16 View Post
    Kevin Reynolds did turn the SRU program around. There's no denying that. Whatever he did there must've been serious. It's not hard to recruit if your coach really cares about it. Players will come to Clarion with the right coach at the helm. They can't miss on this one this time lol.

    Haters gonna hate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    You sure?

    He got a 'full' buyout of his contract ... a golden, three-year parachute. It couldn't have been too serious. If they had anything to pin on him they would have.

    It was a giant witch hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Two job openings in the same off-season -- fairly rare in the West.

    Any rumors about either the Gannon or Clarion jobs?

    You'd surely think any good AD already had some candidates in mind prior to firing the coaches.

    John Reilly to Clarion is an obvious thought. If he's interested it would be a no-brainer for Clarion.


    Don't rule out the IUP24 campain of #FreeKevinReynolds.


    Needless to say the calendar isn't doing either program any favors right now. Clarion just had one of its best players enter the transfer portal. Just a guess but we'll see some Gannon players leaving in the coming days.
    #FreeKevinReynolds

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    Mercyhurst announced a long term extension with Manchel today and a major gift for the MAC for upcoming renovations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurst72 View Post
    Mercyhurst announced a long term extension with Manchel today and a major gift for the MAC for upcoming renovations.

    Was it a crate of dynamite ?


    LOL. Just kidding. But, not really.


    That's good for Gary. He's earned it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Was it a crate of dynamite ?


    LOL. Just kidding. But, not really.


    That's good for Gary. He's earned it.
    I'm not a fan of that style of basketball, but he's built a good program there playing/coaching/recruiting it. I hope they continue their upward trajectory, not at the expense of IUP obviously, but it's good for the league when more teams are good.

    Should he continue to get "guys" like he had with Massey this year, they'll be good for a while. I don't know much about what he has coming back around next season, however. They'll probably take a step back to build it back up.

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