We don't even need to mention the other sports he has F'd up.
This is sickening. If anyone needed any further proof that amateurs now run the University of Notre Dame, look no further. Not a sack among them.
Happy for Mainieri. Still hurts that he left, given the desert we've been wandering in for 11 years.
Certain coaching positions are destinations jobs that a coach isn't going to leave. Tradition, support, recruiting base are big factors. Sometimes exceptions occur notably Roy Williams leaving Kansas for his alma mater North Carolina. I don't know if any northern US college baseball coaching position, except perhaps the Northwest with a relatively temperate climate, is a destination position. I'd take Cal Stae Fullerton or Long Beach State as more desirable positions, let alone ASU and LSU.
They let him get away. Granted, that was under Kevin White, not Jack Swarbrick. But Swarbrick has compounded the blunder by keeping Aoki despite a lower winning percentage than Schrage.
It just makes me sick what has become of Notre Dame baseball. It appears there is no Murphy or Mainieri in the future as long as Jack wagon is the AD.
EDIT: Too bad Pat Casey didn't want the job.
to replace Manieri in 2006 after he won his 1st NC, but he knew he still had a goog team (which won again in 2007. He also has been in Oregon his whole life and given how the fans put up signs to keep him, it has worked out for him. The baseball games are a big deal in Corvallis and after this year his legend will only grow.
It does show with the right coach and commitment, you can win in the North. That said Baseball is the top men's sport at OSU, by far. Football anf Basketball are trying to resurge but they are not there yet.