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Problems with your theory - Notre Dame has more potential resources at its disposal, but has shown no indication it will use these for basketball. The national following you mention does not translate from football to basketball - there's a lot of fans who love the football program but have more support for a different basketball team. ND's attendance (both locally and with students) has struggled with its current following. Add that in with higher academic standards for recruiting, sub-par facilities
The facilities argument is one that I've heard many close to the program argue for - I wasn't referring specifically to the arena and comparing the age of Cameron does nothing to your argument (like arguing that Wrigley or Fenway is the same as another arena from the same time period). The JACC is a decent arena, but the practice courts (shared with the women's team / volleyball for part of the season), little in the way of team-specific weight, meeting, and film rooms are a real issue. Look at Duke's basketball only rooms here - http://www.goduke.com/PhotoAlbum.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4200&PALBID=364001 . ND has nothing close.
The point is that right now, no coach of the quality ND basketball fans want would take the job at present without greater resources and signs of commitment the administration has yet to show. ND does seem to be happy with where we are, and the impact of that satisfaction with mediocrity is that no top up and coming coach is coming in the near future.
This is actually a good point.
Meyer publicly stated that ND, Ohio State, and Michigan were his dream jobs. Yet he turned down Notre Dame for Florida because UF gave him a better shot at winning.
Tons of Coaches might dream of Coaching at ND but the majority of them will pass on the job because of all the hurdles the Administration puts in front of the program.
However none of that changes the fact that come tourney time Mke Brey underperforms.
Coach Brey could very well be ND's version of the Bull's Doug Collins. Who could we get to be the Phil Jackson, and don't forget Brey just signed a 10 yr contract extension. I'm thinking Brey is here for a while.
3 time POTW
^^^^^exactly. butler is serious about it's basketball program, facilities and i think would pay whatever it takes to keep stevens. with all the GD money notre dame has, it's a head scratcher for me why they don't comitt the $$$ to be competetive.......
Run the ball.
Stop the run.
You win, or lose, up front.
2 time POTW winner on some dates I can't remember from 2yrs ago at BNG,
POTW: 1/3/11- 1/9/11, 6/20/11-6/26/11
Notre Dame is competitive nationally in multiple sports, men's and women's at this point. I see no reason why that should not be the goal for men's basketball. None.
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