I'd be lying if I told you I knew much at all about Frank Haith. When reports surfaced on Sunday night that the Missouri Tigers would be hiring him as their next head coach I knew two things: A.) he's Miami's head coach and B.) that's all I know about him.
So I fall into the "Huh?" category on this hiring. I can't say that I know much. Bill from Rock M Nation is the same way but he seems to be taking the optimistic approach given Mizzou AD Mike Alden's track record for hiring coaches.
I go back to what I said at the beginning of the search -- it's been 12 years since Alden made a bad hire, so I'm inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt, especially considering there is a very good chance this was the "solid No. 2 choice" we heard about a few days ago (otherwise I cannot imagine the process would have moved this quickly ... if he was your No. 10 choice, then you at least wait another day or two -- Haith wasn't going anywhere tomorrow). If Alden makes good hires, and this is an Alden hire, then it must be a good hire ... right? Something like that?
Yeah, that's sort of my thought process. I'm probably a little more skeptical but without more information I'll defer to Alden as this being a solid hire. We'll see how it pans out.
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