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Stirring the "Charmed Job" Brew

Charmedd_3 After taking the weekend off to design the T.D.A.O.S. t-shirts that YouGotGold suggested, the FIU witches are back with some revelations in their brew about the FIU baseball head coach job or as it's also known -- the "Charmed Job".

The FIU baseball position is the "Charmed Job" because who would NOT want to coach a Division I college baseball program in Miami with the wealth of high school talent in South Florida at an up and coming university and play in a stadium with plenty of potential to establish a winning tradition. It's almost like asking a potato farmer if he wants to develop his crop in Idaho.Potat

Through their magical powers, the girls have seen in their brew the two um guys (J.D and Gino) interview at FIU in these last two days. But unlike some folks -- like the "concerned" media -- might think, there are more candidates than the um guys. In fact, one interesting name became available on Monday.

Former Tennessee coach Rod Delmonico was fired from UT on Monday. Yes, Delmonico has had some off years, but he did take the Vols to the College World Series as recently as 2005 and has been to the CWS in 2001 and 1995. UT still owes him a ton of money, so the greenbacks should not be an issue and RD has always recruited well down here and owns a home here as well.

Rose, Alyssa and Holly also saw visions of Turtle Thomas, Mike Taylor, Steve Owens and Mark Calvi appear in their pot as they stirred.

Thomas, an Arizona State assistant, has been a master recruiter at um, LSU and ASU, but has never been a head coach in his more than 20 years in college baseball.

Taylor, a Rice University assistant and recruiting coordinator, has also emerged in the girls' brew. Taylor has been with the Owls 15 years and helped put 2-ger the 2003 national championship team.

Rice Here's Rice celebrating the 2003 national championship....how about FIU?

Owens, the head coach at Le Moyne College, is the 9th winningest active coach in NCAA Division I. He has coached for 15 years and is a consistent recruiter in South Florida.

Calvi, the former FIU pitching coach and current South Carolina pitching coach, was sorely missed when he left FIU. You folks have seen the decline in FIU pitching since Calvi's departure. In his 11 years at FIU, the Golden Panthers ranked five times in the top 10 nationally in ERA. Since then the only ERA worth mentioning at FIU is the Equal Rights Amendment in a history class.

Along with Delmonico: Thomas, Taylor, Owens and Calvi seem like solid candidates. Wouldn't anybody really be a step up, anyway?

But seriously, these 5 guys seem to have the qualities to take FIU baseball to the next level and not let the talent down here bolt for It's Cold Up North University. As for the um guys, I'm not so sure they're ready to become head coaches. The resumes of the 5 other guys seem to dwarf the um guys. 

That's just the conclusions the girls and I came to. What do you guys think of these 7 candidates? Is there someone we may have missed?

PANTHER PAWSEGppaw_2

FIU Fanatic: The way it seems to go with the local media is that until FIU wins on a regular basis, these guys and gals will only show up when there is a hiring or a firing. Until then they will blindly comment on FIU when it's convenient.

gpantera: Good to hear they are T.D.A.O.S-ing at the Prez's on-campus house.

FIU GoldenPanther: Heard there may be some work done to the Pharmed Arena in the future. Yes, the arena does need a nip and tuck.

fiurulez and FI-UM Fan: The witches and I couldn't coach FIU baseball. No one would pay attention to the game with the girls coaching, including me. So that kind of makes it like the last 5 years.

24/7: I think you will be one of the first people to buy tickets to USF at FIU on Sept. 2008.

A Realisst: Why do I not doubt you played for FIU? Because everything, you posted sounds so true. Thanks for your input.

Shannon: We could take that long walk on the beach when you dump your boyfriend.

Folks, you can catch a Spanish FIU segment with yours truly on "Descarga Deportiva" (1550 AM 6-7 p.m. weeknights with Jerry Del Castillo and Pepe Campos) starting soon a weekly basis. Radio seems to want to get on the Golden Panthers train. Although I've got to say "Descarga" has always been on there. Don't worry will translate for the non-Spanish speakers.

FIU and Me: Here's your early X-Mas gift from the GPP........Chrm_2

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Hey, Pete...the early Xmas gift can also apply to me.....

As for the potential candidates the witches are coming up...those are very good candidates you are coming up with....Are all of them interested in FIU? If all those people outside of UCG you mentioned are truly possibilities, I'd go for one of them before the young UCG ones as well...nothing against those guys, btw..just the others seem to have a bit more for what I think we need at FIU baseball....

Without knowing much more than what you've mentioned here, I would have Delmonico and Thomas way up there, with Taylor and Owens in the second tier...and then Calvi before Arteaga and DiMare....Just my early, un-educated and superficial thoughts.....

You are a good man Pete.

Rod Delmonico reminds me of the Chuck Amato candidacy. Like Chuck, Rod is the established name from the established program who suddenly finds himself available and eye-balling FIU. I'm not familiar with NCAA baseball coaches so I cannot provide an informed opinion. All I say is that I hope we go after the winning pedigree. Unlike football, where I believe the GPC will give the young energic but "green" and unexperienced football coach a few seasons to secure success, the only way FIU baseball becomes relevant is with immediate success starting next season. For FIU baseball, anything less than Sun Belt champ contenders is NOT acceptable - TDAOS!

gpantera

In Rod We Trust!!

I cannot believe I was the first person to write that! Anyways, The word is that Delmonico is very interested in FIU. I hope he has a chance to come down here.

I find it very fishy he was let go at UT. I think this was worked out earlier and he was asked to be let go. GPP should do some investigating.

Look for the announcement to be made earlier than later.

Just my thoughts.

Nice to hear so many names in the pot. That can only mean good things for FIU.

Once again great updates Pete.

Are the radio segments going to be available on line afterwards?

i can't believe arteaga's even in the equation, he hasn't done jack. The other's...excluding dimare too...sound good to me.

NO PROBLEM PETE, I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE ABOUT FIU BASEBALL.

NOW THAT DELMONICO IS AVAILABLE I THINK HE WILL DEFINATELY GET THE JOB. I USED TO SEE DELMONICO AT FIU MANY TIMES SCOUTING KIDS FROM HIGH SHOWCASES AND GAMES WHILE PRICE, CASAS AND COMPANY WERE ON THEIR WAY HOME. JD IS NOT READY, DELMONICO IS. HE BRINGS INSTANT CREDIBILITY THE ONLY THING I QUESTION IS IF HIS HUNGER AND DRIVE ARE STILL THERE??? WE WILL SEE.

Calvi is the hardest working assistant I have ever seen..I think he'd be the perfect choice for the job. He has ties with former players that respect him and his work ethic...he's already proved that he can win at FIU.

As a former player at F.I.U I know that Marc Calvi is the best candidate for this job. Its not a coincidence that since Calvi left two years ago the pitching staff and team have gotten worse. We need someone hard working, someone hungry, someone who's not scared to recruit players being persued by top notch programs(Like some former coaches). Calvi is that the right guy

More coaching changes have taken place at FIU. The football team was notified today that strength and conditioning coach Lon Record is no longer a member of the Golden Panther family.

Thanks for the support on the T.D.A.O.S. t-shirts...gotta make it happen
here's an idea: instead of saying 100% cotton, how about 100% GOLDANDBLUE !?!?!?!
hmm...i swear it sounded funnier in my head
When are they gonna invite you to one of those Sunday night sports talk shows???
Heck, when are you gonna have your OWN sports show?
Pete and The Triplets Sports Wrap

What is all this talk about hiring a coach that is hungry? You all wanted to get rid of DP, and that guy always looked hungry. To borrow some of the logic set forth on the Dan LeBatard show, coaches are overrated. If you have the players. you're a great coach, if you don't, well then you are an FIU coach. All kidding aside, does it really matter who they get to coach. I know that in college sports it is a little different b/c of recruiting, but the fact still remains you are onlay as good as your players. Do you really think Jim Morris is such a great coach, no - he just gets all the good players. I don't see why you think getting a different coach at FIU is going to really matter that much. You still have to compete with the U for players and the proof is in the pudding people. The U gets the better players, just look at the record amount of consecutive appearances in post season play. So please, stop with the "we need the hungry coach" "we need the coach with experience" "we need a coach who is (fill in the adjective" What you need is better players, period. You could get FIUMom to coach this team, and if she had the best players, you would build monuments to her and put her memorials out in center field ala the New York Yankees.

What twisted logic U24/7 are you college educated or did you go to the U?

Great players gravitate to great coaches. I think Delmonico or Calvi would be a great choice.

p.s. U24/7, stop listening to Lebatard he's screwing up your mind.

Why does everyone on this blog think the baseball players at FIU are from the bottom of the talent pool? I may not be on the list of potential coaching candidates, but anyone who saw those guys play last season should be able to tell there is a great deal of talent - it just was not used properly. There were a wealth of talented freshman and sophomores on the team that were used very little and even those that did play were, well..... used. Bring in some coaches that can help them achieve their potential and I think people wil be pleasantly surprised at the results. That is, of course, if anyone other than the parents, girlfriends, and me bothers to attend their games. And I don't mean the UM game because people who don't know a slider from a balk came out that night.

TheU24/7?????

I KNOW FOR A FACT YOU PROBOBLY PLAY VIDEO GAMES ON YOUR COMPUTER ALL DAY LONG BECAUSE READING WHAT YOU JUST POSTED PROVES THAT YOU KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT BASEBALL MUCH LESS SPORTS.

I AM A UM FAN AS WELL AS AN FIU FAN. BUT A COACH DOES MORE THAN JUST SIT ON HIS A_ _ AND LET PLAYERS DO WHAT THEY WANT. YOU HAVE TO BUILD A GOOD TEAM ENVIRONMENT, KNOW HOW TO MOTIVATE CERTAIN PLAYERS, KNOW SITUATIONS, AND KNOW HOW TO SELL YOUR PROGRAM. PRICE DID NONE OF THAT. IF YOU THINK ANYBODY CAN COACH A TEAM WITH TALENT THEN WHY DID COKER STINK UP THE PLACE??? WHY REPLACE COKER THEN????

HERE ARE 2 SITUATIONS THAT AS A FORMER PLAYER ONLY I WOULD KNOW.

1. PRICE STARTED A WALK ON FRESHMAN PITCHER AGAINST MIAMI AT MIAMI A MUST WIN GAME???? REAL SMART RIGHT???

2. HE TOLD US NOT TO WASTE ALL OUR ENERGY AGAINST MIAMI BECAUSE WE HAVE CONFERENCE GAMES COMING UP ON THE WEEKEND, WE PLAYED MIAMI ON A WEDNESDAY?????

COME ON U24/7 KNOW ABOUT SPORTS, THEN TALK, YOUR OPINION/POST WAS IGNORANT.

IF YOU THINK ANYBODY CAN COACH A TEAM WITH TALENT THEN WHY DID COKER STINK UP THE PLACE??? WHY REPLACE COKER THEN????

Seriously..you cant be calling people ignorant with that comment...

Unless you view winning a national title, playing for another and getting screwed out of playing in a third stinking up the place. Not to mention a 60-15 record...in 6 yrs, 3 top 5 finishes and 5 top 20 appearences....

Personally, I will stick with the definition of "stinking up the place" as losing EVERY TIME you take the field

Well, I'm in Vermont guys so add it to the states represented by the GPP

Wow...
Quick-E-Mart hit an ALL-TIME LOW with that "coaches don't matter" comment
I guess JoePa and Bowden still have jobs only because they are pretty cool fellas huh?
Come on man...if you are gonna turn on the PC to write stuff like that, dont even bother...I'll get my dog who knows nothing about sports to do it

To Realisst: Is that you, Michael M?

actually, JoePa does VERY VERY little nowadays and its documented...most everything is done by all of his assistants...he is definitly just a figurehead these days, geez, he doesnt even care to wear a headset to hear whats going on

MIA/NY josh

COME ON MAN YOU REALLY BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU WROTE?

COKER WON WITH BUTCH DAVIS' PLAYERS
I.E. BARRY SWITZER WITH THE COWBOYS.

COKER GOT WORSE EVERY SINGLE YEAR AND THAT WAS A FACT. 11-0, 10-1, 9-2,9-3,6-6! MIAMI GO 6-6!!! WHAT A GREAT COACH!

RECRUITING CLASSES GOT WORSE AND WORSE YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT

OK HIS RECORD WAS 60-15 IF HE WOULD HAVE COACHED 5 MORE YEARS IT WOULD HAVE BEEN
66-45.

IF STICKING UP THE PLACE FOR YOU IS LOSING EVERY GAME, THEN YOU WOULD WAIT UNTIL COKER WOULD HAVE DONE THAT?

I THINK EVERY CANE FAN WOULD AGREE 6-6 IS STINKING UP THE PLACE! HANDS DOWN.

LET ME KNOW IF THIS IS NOT ENOUGH INFO.

yea you gotta point about coker. A lotta people brought up the point that he won with davis' players, not his recruits. His wins did go down as the years progressed and so did his control on the program. Now i know that 7-11 is going to talk about our 0-12 season and so forth, but a program like Miami should not have a 6-6 season, a lotta close games and almost lose to nevada.

ive been missing because ive had problems posting comments, the page freezes. FIUMOM, do you know why record was let go? Actually was he let go or did he leave? thanks.

A Realisst, if Price did none of that - how did he win all those games. You cant have it both ways.

somehow on this page we always come back to football i loev it. i dont think coker was a great coach at all. and you do need coaching w/ great teams. Pat Riely is an all time great and will coach the heck outta anyone. you cant say that coaching doesnt matter because it does

A Realisst - furthermore, if "Great players gravitate to great coaches" as was stated by one of your FIU buddies who posts on this site, the flip side being horrible players gravitate to horrible coaches and YOU claim to have played for Price and then claim that he was such a horrible coach - then by that rationale, you were a horrible player. It hurts doesn't it, the truth that is. Look, you can say the Coker was not a good coach - but the record and the ring(s), (I count the Fiesta Bowlk as a W)speak for themselves. Now Price had the record, no rings and as stated by my fellow posters, not the best compitition. You can also say that they were Butch's recruits, but Coker was there, he was a coordinator for crying out loud. So do you think he had no input into all thos erecruits you claim were Butch's. If you bhelieve that, then maybe it is you who is the MLB 2007 all-star. Dude, I have no doubt that you are a fan, and maybe, you were that rare 7 year old who can throw the ball completely across the diamond or at 10 years old you were an all-county little leaguer playing in the county all-star tournament, and then by the age of 15 you were almost smart enough to understand that baseball was not in your future, but if you are going to come on this site and make outrageous claims like Coker sucked or you invented the question mark - we are going to have to ask you to leave the big boys table and go sit with the FIU football team and MC over in the Jr. section of college sports. Thanks for playing, hope to see you soon. And while your at it, post some of FIU football records, post some FIU baseball post season records, post some legitimate Nat'l Championships FIU has won, you can even use cheerleading.

24/7 like it or not FIU is coming man "jr. table" man if im not mistaken the U is right there next to FIU on nat'l stand point lately. at the Jr. table of the bowl games, Jr.table of the ACC being the head of the JR table doesnt make it any better. and you know ill defend the U but truth is the U hasnt been at the "big boy table" since our championship runs

Going Back, the loss of strength and conditioning coach Lon Record seems significant. Looked like he had a great background with football and was valuable to the future success. As I remember he replaced DeNeen, who was not getting it done with FB Guessing the new guy, a basketball guy, will be training football. Questionable PG move. Does MC let this happen?

Cj - you know I like you and there is a respect there, but this, "if im not mistaken the U is right there next to FIU on nat'l stand point lately. at the Jr. table of the bowl games, Jr.table of the ACC" may be the dumbest thing EVER posted on this blog. Is it your position that regular, run of the mill fans out in Nebraska, Montana, Utah, Wyoming think of the University of Miami "The U, if you will" and FIU on the same level? Do you think the Billy Joe and is corn, or Big John and his Mormon buddies have any idea who FIU is? I don't think so. Your statement that UM and FIU are right there with eachother Nat'l is freakin rediculous, but since we have that aforementioned respect, I will give you pass and allow you to continue to post on this site. But if someone like FIUFan, or SCUM put something like that, then we might have to get PP involved and have them "clawed out" permanantly. I mean yes, Miami went to a smaller bowl last year (and won) - What bowl did FIU go to? Yes Miami was middle of the pack last year in the ACC (a BCS conference) what conference is FIU in? Really though, if you think that the Nation looks at UM and FIU as the same athletic caliber, then maybe you, FIUmom, and realist need to get off the crazy pills and check into reality. FIU is a nobody is college athletics. FIU is barely a somebody in the State of Florida. I know it is hard, but I think you ALL need to hear this. FIU belongs in DII, in every sport, not just football. That way all of you can go run to your new little stadium holding hands talking about being in the DII play-offs and when you say things like, "we could play with the big boys" you wont have to have a zero win season thrown in your face over and over and over again.

Talkin baseball...the biggest difference between Price's program and UM's was DEVELOPMENT. They both got quality players into the program, which is why Price won as much as he did, but FIU had no effective development after Calvi left. If you look back, The time Calvi was there was the most post season play in recent decade.
After development, it came down to effective coaching...like I said, Price depended on where he parked his truck to ensure a win. Anyone who consistently watched FIU play would be able to see how little he knew about actual coaching strategy. He pulled bonehead moves hoping the luck he got in the parking lot would make him look like a genius.
UM has put the money into the program to develop players...when FIU does this...it will be a level field and a whole new ball game. Losing Price was a great step in the
right direction...Sanchez was biased against pull hitters, but he did a good job with hitters in general. Give credit to the players at FIU, they played a difficult game under absurd coaching.
I heard mid Feb. Delmonico already had the job here. Thought it was crazy at the time.

HiHardHeat and realisst - you all need to go and playn in the sand behind second base together. Your views are not only one sided, they make no sense. On one hand you are saying that DP relied only on luck, and then you say he won all those games b/c of the great players he had. If the players were so great, then they shoulda gone to Omaha at some point and/or been in the post season more frequently. If DP was such a bad coach, then he shouldn't of won so many games if coaching makes such a big difference. If you all played at FIU, I see now how you were able to get in there academically, I mean, if you can formulate sentences and add single digits, then you can get in, right?

TheU24/7

PRICE HAD ALL THOSE WINS BECAUSE HE PERSONALLY SCHEDULED WEAKER OPPONENTS AND WHEN YOU ALSO COACH 28 YEARS WINS KIND OF ADD UP DONT YOU THINK?

I GIVE UM ALL THE CREDIT IN THE WORLD FOR PLAYING ANY TEAM ANYWHERE, THATS WHAT RECRUITS WANT.

IF I NEED TO LEAVE THE JR.TABLE THEN YOU NEED TO STOP PLAYING WAR CARDS WITH YOUR STAR TREK BUDDIES AND GO OUTSIDE AND TRY TALKING TO GIRLS AND MAYBE GO TO THE BEACH.

SECONDLY WHEN DID YOU WRITE YOUR POST? BETWEEN LEVEL 2-3 OF HALO 2?? OR WATCHING 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN?? (WHICH IS BASED ON YOUR LIFE STORY), OR MAKING YOUR EGG SALAD SANDWHICH?

FIU IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO UM IN FOOTBALL OR BASEBALL BUT THEY WILL BE AND I AM A FAN OF BOTH PROGRAMS AND COMPETITION. IT WILL TURN INTO USC VS UCLA, OR UF VS FSU QUARANTEED AND I CANT WAIT. ALL THE PIECES ARE IN PLACE.

KEEP IT REAL U24/7 DONT HATE ON ATHLETES BECAUSE GIRLS LIKE US MORE, GO TO THE GYM, GET A TAN, MAYBE SOME HAIR PLUGS AND THEN I PROMISE GIRLS WILL TALK TO YOU AND YOU WILL BE A LOT MORE HAPPIER AND POSITIVE.


TheU24/7...It appears you are unable to articulate a cohesive discussion, so you resort to obtuse questions.
Price won "all those games" ONLY because Calvi recruited some, and some were good players who were able to succeed despite poor coaching. Price was incompetent.
He might, at one time, have been a good coach...but not in the last years.
Are you a friend of his? IQ fits.

Dude, I dont even know what half of your post means - but someone with such in depth knowledge of whatever the hell you were talking about sure fits the mold as a Nintendo Gammer. I don't understand why you look in the mirror and desacribe yourself in a post which is supposed to be directed towards me, but dude, if you are gay, I am not interested. Like I told you before, you and Hihardheat seem perfect for eachother - maybe he is into that kind of stuff. As for the substance in your comment I must point out thefact that you admit the FIU plays weak talent as such, maybe the talent of the FIU team is not so good either considering the amazing post season record and their many MLB success stories. I understand that you went to FIU and if I dont put my posts in Spanish you are probably not going to understand them completely, so here is what I propose that you do, print out my post, take it east of the FIU campus where people have jobs that dont involve picking fruit or planting trees and where people eat food that does not have either beens or rice in it and have someone translate it for you because dude, you're just not getting it. And if that doesn't work, keep drinking your delusional soda and just smile.

Grow up TheU24/7..those are good, decent people you are using to make a nonsense point. You apparently are not well educated enough to understand much at all.
YOU are the one "not getting it"
It does not really matter where you get an education, or which athletic program you support, just do yourself a favor and learn how to effectively communicate without putting anyone down.
Price really was a pretty decent person, he just was not a good coach. Anyone and everyone who was involved in even a casual way with FIU Baseball knew that.

Did you read A Realisst post to me. Before you try and be all innocent, please read what I am responding to. Criticize your FIU brothern

Did you read A Realisst post to me. Before you try and be all innocent, please read what I am responding to. Criticize your FIU brothern

Hey 24/7-11, no words needed.

Geez Pete, you sure are liberal with the CLAW.

I will continue to beat this drum:

U24/7 is a hater.
He/she exists only to spew venom and hate up towards FIU.
He/she reeks of insecurity and fear of the inevitable truth that FIU has the infrastructure and leadership in place now to make waves in UM's very back yard.
Do not engage him/her because it does not respond well to rationale objections to his hateful points of view.

When asked to defend the beat down LSU put on them, he has no response other than to vomit his/her FIU hate.

When asked to defend UM's struggles against Duke, the other winless team last year, again, no accountability that UM was weak. Instead, you guessed it, more FIU hate.

When confronted with the reality that the score was 7-0 in the 3rd qtr in the FIU v UM game last year until UM finally scored their second TD then the brawl broke out, he fast-fwd's to the final score without any acknowledgement that FIU lost much more player for the remainder of the game than did UM.

When asked to explain UM's inability to win the ACC since their move away from the Big East, again, no real answers...just more FIU hate.

U24/7 is probably a bad person, with clearly bad opinions and bad intentions. He/she exists to divide the GPC (Golden Panther Community) and his/her kind are not deserving of our time or effort.

I have sacrificed my time and effort to alert you of these observations regarding the sad U24/7.

I've tried to encourage U24/7 to stick to his UM blogs so that he and his brethren could all beat their chest in unison, never acknowledging their short-comings and getting drunk on the very delusional punch he accuses FIU fans of consuming.

Leave U24/7, please. All of us, including you, would feel happier with you sticking to your own kind on the UM blogs.

As the drum continues to beat, "Let's set the record straight, U24/7 only exists to hate"

As always, Go G-Panthers!!!

gpantera

24/7 im glad we share a mutual respect and I concur a lot of people outside the state of Florida wont know much about FIU athletics. However, the rest of the outside world thinks a bunch of thugs at the U are in digression and paint them in the bad light. They feel that the U no longer deserves respect that it once commanded and sent them to the back burner Jr table of the nat’l stand and in that reference UM and FIU are one in the same. The rest of the sports world for a lack of better terms just sees FIU as "thugs in training" and nothing more. They don’t take the time to truly understand anything that goes down in S. Fla. regardless of what team it is.

o and to say all FIU sports do not belong in D-1 is a very ignorant statement a quality program is in the making and you will sooner or later have to admit it. O and just so you know im sure more people know about FIU than you give credit being one of the top schools for business and all.

gpantera i would have agreed w/ you on the ignoring of all the UM chest banging but... its the off season not much fun w/o hearing some of that ignorant comments to correct

alt.....
I know what the team feels is the reason he was let go, but I think I should probably not discuss that. It was certainly a shock to the entire team.

Former Tennessee head coach Rod Delmonico was just on Jerry Del Castillo's Descarga Deportiva. He made it quite clear he wants serious consideration for the FIU job. He even referred to FIU as a "sleeping giant."

In my view, to have a former SEC coach (he was let go from UT after this season) who recently took his squad to the 2005 College World Series (which FIU has never been too) say that he wants to speak with Maidique and Pete Garcia to share "[his] vision for FIU......" is HUGE.

Whether he is the next coach or not, it's great to hear someone who has recruited South Florida so well go on air and say he wants the job. He's also taken his teams to the CWS 3 times in his 18 years at UT.

To my knowledge, JD Arteaga, DiMare and now Delmonico are on record expressing they have interest in the FIU job.

Good luck to all of them and may the best candidate be named the new head coach.

Good to hear 'Blue82. As PP predicted, coaches from all over are "pounding at the door" of PG. Nice...

Has anyone thought of Manny Mantras from St. Thomas University? I believe he has done well with the caliber of players hes has.

I know this is a little late here, but this post def. went wrong when somebody tried to compare coaching the sport of football and coaching baseball. Two completely different types of coaching. There is no way you can compare coaches from those two diff. sports. i coached college football for a couple of years and i know from personal experience that there is a big time difference..... thats a "0" for the day for whoever posted that!

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