Dear Kent Haslam, Please Keep Travis DeCuire as Head Coach.

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Re: Dear Kent Haslam, Please Keep Travis DeCuire as Head Coach.

Post by MikeyGriz » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:16 pm

I hope Travis stays at UM for a long time. I also wish 6,000+ fans were in the seats every game. But let's be real, how many of you out there would not consider leaving your current positions if you were offered 2-3 times your current pay for doing the same job?

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Re: Dear Kent Haslam, Please Keep Travis DeCuire as Head Coach.

Post by Sport » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:59 pm

I would have to argue with MikeyGriz’s statement regarding Travis and his moving to a job that would pay 2/3 times more as being the same job. Yes, the X’s and the O’s maybe the same but the demands, expectations, COL, recruiting, quality of life and Cal’s admission standards are higher.
Regarding WSU JOB I would be very, very surprised to see that happen. I’m sure he would interview if offered but highly doubt he would go there.

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Re: Dear Kent Haslam, Please Keep Travis DeCuire as Head Coach.

Post by AllWeatherFan » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:10 pm

We can’t pay him two million, but we can scrape together three hundred thousand.
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Re: Dear Kent Haslam, Please Keep Travis DeCuire as Head Coach.

Post by ordigger » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:53 pm

If Travis moves on after this year, we will have Cobb. Not really a bad option for next guy up.

If Travis doesn’t move on after this year, there is a good chance that Cobb will, and then it will be a bigger drop if Travis moves on in 2-3 years.

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Re: Dear Kent Haslam, Please Keep Travis DeCuire as Head Coach.

Post by Kabooom » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:04 pm

Montana is very fortunate that Cal hired the wrong man for its Head Coaching position a few years ago. Kudos to their :pray: :pray: Athletic Director....

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Re: Dear Kent Haslam, Please Keep Travis DeCuire as Head Coach.

Post by sacstateman » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:09 pm

DeCuire has been mentioned in the talk about Cal's head coaching job but Kyle Smith and Randy Bennett have been talked about just as much if not more.....I follow Cal fairly close since my oldest son went there....This is the worst team Cal has ever had....Haas Pavilion is empty this year as they have an "official" average of 4,800 per game (probably only 2,500 in reality) in a 11,000 seat arena....if Jones isn't fired, there will be a revolt among the big money donators.....

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Re: Dear Kent Haslam, Please Keep Travis DeCuire as Head Coach.

Post by sacstateman » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:15 pm

Here is something that I took off the Cal fan forum board....this quote came from a Yahoo Sports story....

"CALIFORNIA – The hiring of Wyking Jones was the single-worst high-major basketball hire of the past decade, an inevitable and unmitigated disaster that no one outside the walls of Berkeley could have envisioned working. Cal is 13-41 overall in two seasons, winless in Pac-12 play this year and generally hopeless. Cal isn’t flush with cash, but it’s hard to imagine them continue floundering with an overmatched coach. The obvious hire here should have been made last time – Montana’s Travis DeCuire, who is a former Cal associate head coach from better times. This being Cal, they could slog through another year of Jones to save money."

Here is the whole article but you will have to scroll quite a ways before you come to the quote I attached....

https://sports.yahoo.com/college-hoops- ... 07941.html

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Re: Dear Kent Haslam, Please Keep Travis DeCuire as Head Coach.

Post by EverettGriz » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:47 am

Thanks Sacs
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Re: Dear Kent Haslam, Please Keep Travis DeCuire as Head Coach.

Post by AllWeatherFan » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:20 am

Thanks to Kent Haslam for making the effort to retain an excellent Griz coach. While he will be a hot commodity even with a three-year deal, we will all benefit from every day we can keep him as our coach.

I love the recruits we have coming in for next season, as well as the players who are returning.

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Re: Dear Kent Haslam, Please Keep Travis DeCuire as Head Coach.

Post by 717s7e » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:42 pm

Our head coach makes an acceptable salary but the reason may head coaches move is to upgrade the salaries of the assistants. I assume that profits from camps help the assistants.

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Re: Dear Kent Haslam, Please Keep Travis DeCuire as Head Coach.

Post by AllWeatherFan » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:26 am

Thanks to UM administration for making the effort to sign Travis to a new, improved three-year deal. Lots of academic and post-season incentives built into the contract, for Travis as well as his assistants.

The biggest beneficiaries will be Griz fans. With all the new names on the roster, this team will be fun to watch over the life of this contract!
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