I think Coach Orr interviewing with Monmouth is just another example of why our athletic programs are going downhill at BG. You are a head coach who still has 3 years on his contract, is moving into a brand new facility and has a team with lots of young talent (not sure if I buy into this one). Why would you interview at Monmouth unless you feel like you aren't going to suceed at BG? I don't care if the job pays a 50 grand more. If I have confidence I can win big the next couple years, I stay and take a job that is a step up later on. Obviously he doesn't feel like he is going to win....
Could someone find & link to the article that stated Coach Orr interviewed at Monmouth? No offense, but I'm not going to start crying that the sky is falling just because someone says they read it somewhere. Is it possible that he or she read that Coach Orr was a possible candidate b/c of his ties to New York and the Northeast?
(Ir)regardless, he's not going to Monmouth, obviously.
This is very disappointing for me to hear about Coach Orr for several reasons, some which have already been mentioned above. But I'm keeping my mouth shut. Here's an article I came across about him interviewing: http://blogs.app.com/hawks/2011/03/23/coaching-update/
Posted on March 23, 2011 by Tony Graham Just with a few tidbits for the day …
As we reported on Tuesday, a source indicated MU officials met with Louis Orr, the current Bowling Green coach and former Seton Hall boss. We have confirmed that he was interviewed.
In addition, we said on Tuesday that Vandy assistant King Rice was a player in the process, and he has been interviewed as well.
Among the Temple assistants mentioned for this job, it now appears Dave Duke will be interviewed, and Matt Langel will focus attention on the Colgate job, according to a source.
Another source has indicated that while St. Peter’s coach John Dunne may still interview at Monmouth, his primary focus has shifted to the opening at Fairfield, with Ed Cooley getting the Providence job.
So far, those interviewed include Kevin Kurphy from the current MU staff, CBA coach Geoff Billet, St. Pat’s coach Kevin Boyle, Notre Dame assistant Martin Inglesby, Orr and Rice.
There’s some other MU-related stuff brewing, so stay tuned.