I go after Kolat first. Yes I know, probably a pipe dream to get him off the East coast. Won SOCON with 5 champions, qualified 6 for NCAA's and probably was going to get at least one more at large. I can't find brackets to know for sure. He can recruit athletes to Buies Creek, population 2500.
Pritts, my most "logical" geographic choice. Well respected, studied under Smith and Zeke, bundle of energy. There "could" be some fallout of the Valencia ordeal. That could encourage him to be looking elsewhere. Don't troll me on that, but these days, things like that get blamed on anyone and everyone. Also, there seems to be friction between him and Pendleton.
Eggum, held the team together not only when JROB had knee surgery/mrsa infection, thru the scandal, finishes 8 with 4 all americans last year. IMO he was disrespected by the Minny athletic dept. Yes I know, they had to interview other candidates etc etc, But I don't think he was a shoe in for the job, just because of the connection with JROB. He qualified 8 this year, lived thru the Stevenson scandal. I think with the right amount of money, he can be persuaded to wash his hands of Minny and start over fresh. Plus he recognizes home talent, Apple Valley, and I think would do the same here. And not having ND or SD close by to compete for athletes. For all you Crescent Valley haters btw, Lamer was a 3 timer at S Dakota when they were D2. Bet he and Eggum somehow know each other. Eggum also grew up in Montana. Corvallis might be a better liking to his small town roots than the Twin Cities.
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