I'm an alum living in NJ and I read recently that Coach Orr interviewed for the head coaching job at Monmouth University (located in NJ). I was just wondering why? Are things not so "rosy" at BG? Could he possibly be feeling some heat at the adminstration level? The Monmouth job wouldn't exactly be a step up for Orr. In fact, it would be more of a step down.
No need to worry because Orr did not get the Monmouth job...
Just curious if anyone has any thoughts?
Orr has a mediocre records here, but I'm not sure if it's a bad reflection on him.
BG is a low paying mid-major job. Overall, it's a very difficult situation. The student body and surrounding general public has a rich tradition in a defeatist apathy towards BG hoops. We built a new gym, but couldn't justify a capacity larger than the arena we're replacing. Our athletic budget is small. Because we haven't to the NCAA tournament since 1968, there is a unique pressure to win.
Dakich left and just a few years later he has become a commentator and play-by-play guy ESPN. Larranaga took a lateral to GMU and has been very successful. The guy before Larranaga was fired despite having more overall talent than any of his predecessors have had since.
Weinart, Larranaga, Dakich, and Orr haven't succeeded here. I'm not sure who would succeed here.