UCLA recently opened up one of the nicest Basketball only facilities in the country and sits in one of the best - if not the best - basketball recruiting areas in the country. UCLA BB is definitely still a top 5 job there just aren't that many sure thing coaches and they rarely are available.
Howland made back to back to back final fours fairly recently, it is just harder to hire an elite coach than most fans give credit for. Heck - look at Bama football in the years between Byrant and Saban. There are a few highlight good years in that 30 year period but no sustained success.
UCLA alum here - This is a pretty good hire, while obviously a lot of the fan base wanted Bennett or Calipari those were never realistic choices.
If Cronin recruits well at UCLA he could immediately have the Bruins back to competing for championships.
Agree Awlin - heck the Angels made a similar mistake with Pujols a few years back.
Neutral schedule makers who assign intriguing OOC games 1 or 2 years out like Bama-OSU home and home or Georgia vs USC home and home for ALL power5 teams and strong group of 5 team. For every non-Div1 team on your schedule you are fined 10% of Bowl money you get at the end of the season and that doubles if the game is played after November 1st. Cap on the number of non-coaching support staff a program can have and until the schools can find a way to adequetly compensate players then a salary cap on coaching staff salaries. No state employee (who isn't a Brain Surgeon at the University Hospital) should make more than 5million a year and while you can argue some coaches are worth it the truth is most are not and schools end up paying huge buyouts to failed coaches (See TTUN, Notre Dame)
Seeing a therapist and getting exercise made all the difference to me. I've generally found that waking up early and going to the gym or yoga first thing gives me a sense of accomplishment like no matter what else happens the rest of the day I've taken 1 hour for me to make myself a healthier person.
Seeing a therapist is really helpful in talking things out, eventually you'll recognize where and why the depression or anxiety feelings are coming from and you can start to retrain you mind's response in those situations.
Finally, limit the social media intake. Watching everyone else's curated highlight real isn't going to help you. I started reading before bed instead of scrolling the instagram and I think that's helped a lot as well
Signing Day - whether early signing day or the traditional signing day are not the latest a recruit can sign, they are the earliest dates. Occasionally you'll see a smart recruit extend their recruitment a few days if they sense something funky with their recruitment, a notable example is Roquan Smith who didn't sign with UCLA because he heard through the grapevine the LB Coach was leaving for the NFL the day after signing day which was true.
A mid-tier recruit might want to ensure their spot in a class but a truly top tier guy like Bru or Roquan Smith can afford to keep the schools waiting a few days/weeks without the school recruiting over them.
1. I think players, including Tate, should be able to transfer once with out restriction and not sitout a year, especially if their HC or position coach changes
2. With that being said if the NCAA starts allowing transfers because a coach allegedly misled a recruit then there is no point in having transfer restrictions at all
Here is the thing, I don't think Urban and Shelly would love living in LA. WAY more media pressure and scrutiny, more 'Hollywood' style recruits vs Midwest and southern grinders. The cost of living is insane, like they'd have to pay him about 10mil a year to be equal to what he made at OSU, plus he won't have the autonomy he had at FLA and OSU, there will be way more donor/alum involvement etc.
I'm not sure why everyone keeps thinking USC could get a big time coach, even Carrol was a failed NFL coach derided by the fan base when he was first hired and was like their fourth or fifth choice at the time. Serious question, how many big time coaches are there and could USC get them? Obviously they aren't getting Dabo, Urban or Saban, it's highly unlikely they get Lincoln Riley, and Chris Peterson already turned them down a few years ago.
Buckeye fans are spoiled going Tressel-Meyer, most schools routinely have failed coaches after their successful ones including Bama that had four between their last two title winners.
I feel bad for these guys - when they're in High School they've got millionaire coaches flying private jets to have dinner at their house and tell them "Come play for me you've got what it takes, I should know I've put 1000 guys in the NFL" then they get dropped from recruiting class when a shinier prospect comes along or the coach they were going to play for gets fired and the new coach or coordinator doesn't run a system that suits their abilities.
I think he was referring to the off the field stuff. Right or wrong the Head Coach and the AD were suspended for a quarter of the season and a former coach brought significant negative attention to the university.
How did Maryland recover their fumble in the endzone but we didn't recover Dobbins fumble? Luck.
Of course in your example I would credit that more to pressuring the quarterback but to each their own...