Again, Tyler is making more here than at Arizona, while the Pac-12 has no question recruiting advantages, Long Beach has a straight-forward path to titles in the Big West, which runs thru Hawaii rather than running thru UCLA/USC/Wash/Ore/Stanford to get a title. A great area, a solid school even if not a research institution.
We all know Beach is a tough 'sell' for many recruits or sometimes more importantly their parents.
Tyler's only been here one year, even he has a lot to prove. Yeah uphill battle in many respects fighting perception battles, but it's not like all these other jobs are that much better even in a BCS. Nebraska, Texas, Wisconsin, UCLA, USC, Stanford are in that upper realm. After that few A listers, frankly it's the coach that makes the program.
I'm amazed Hawaii's WVB coach name doesn't come up, I think she's proven to be a really good training/motivation coach and would think a lot of money could get her away from the islands.
I think Tyler is staying, just wish the constant circus when any opening comes up would go away.
Dave Rubio announced his retirement. U of A looking for a replacement.
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