|Wednesday, June 3, 2015 10:16 AM- -|
This week we should hear something regarding the Clemson baseball program. Word could come as early as today. Clemson athletic director
Dan RadakovichDan Radakovich I don't think the third option will happen. Rival recruiters would destroy Clemson on the recruiting trail if Leggett entered next season as the head coach of the Tigers in his final season. If that was the case they would have to name a coach in waiting. No parent or prospect wants to commit to a school without any idea who will be his head coach.
Director of Athletics
View Full Profile has a big decision to make. The way I see it he has a few options. He could terminate the final year of Jack LeggettJack Leggett
Baseball Head Coach
View Full Profile 's contract which is set to expire at this time next year. He could extend Leggett's contract. Finally, he could let Leggett enter next season on the final year of his contract.
This week we should hear something regarding the Clemson baseball program. Word could come as early as today.
Clemson athletic director
Dan RadakovichDan Radakovich
I don't think the third option will happen. Rival recruiters would destroy Clemson on the recruiting trail if Leggett entered next season as the head coach of the Tigers in his final season. If that was the case they would have to name a coach in waiting. No parent or prospect wants to commit to a school without any idea who will be his head coach.
Therefore, in my mind Radakovich has to fire Leggett or extend his contract.
This is not make or break for Radakovich here at Clemson. He will not get fired for making the wrong decision. Let's face it, football is king here and as long as football is in good shape Radakovich is safe.
However, baseball is important to a core group of Clemson fans. Many of those fans are watching.
No one will stop giving to IPTAY if Radakovich goes against what they think he should do, but this is still his biggest decision to date.
The Littlejohn Coliseum decisions were big, but I get the feeling Radakovich had to work through many limitations on this one. I think his hands were tied.
He has fired a couple of Olympic sport coaches and hired a few more, but few Tiger fans know enough about those hires and fewer care.
Baseball is important at Clemson. People are watching Radakovich on this one. He is dealing with a strong personality in Leggett and he is dealing with high expectations from a fan base.
It would be difficult to fire a Hall of Fame coach. At the same time it would be difficult to sell a contract extension based on results the last nine years.
Next year's team could lose Crownover, Erwin, Dugger and Krieger. Next year looks like a rebuilding job. Does Radakovich want to rebuild with Leggett or a new coach?
I think we will learn a lot about Radakovich and his leadership in the next few days. The decision will be interesting, but how they spin it will be just as interesting.
The Brad Hughes All-State Insurance Agency
|src="https://2cic.nyc3.cdn.digitaloceanspaces.com/t/ads/plyler/allstate_logo.gif" border=0> border=0>|
The prayer list is a medium for our community to recognize those that are in need. If you would like to add someone to the list, please email me at email@example.com. Please let me know when it is appropriate to remove a person off the list.
Those who need our prayers include: Jo Ann Bachman, Kenneth Bryant, Pruitt Martin, Got Igers and his family, David Rowland, Leonard, Gillespie and his family, Jim S., Daniel Rosborough, the Huffman family, Nancy Winkler, John Reeve, Vinnie Brock, Kaitlyn L., Susan Miller, Joyce Harley, Steve Proveaux, Jeffrey Greene, the Hutto family, Sherl Drawdy, Caleb Kennedy, Teresa O'Connor, Matt Jacobs, Perrin Seigler, Candee Massee, Lindsey Jordan, Sam Catoe, Tyler Felch, the Nicolopulos family, "the Jacksonville, FL guys," Kim Sims, the Coyle family, Ryleigh Tedder, Steve Lee, Kelly Trakas, Jimmy Moore, the Thomas V. family, Emary Claire Young, Kitty Bowers, Julie Locke, the Scheider family, Lauren Kittles' family, Frank Gentry, Stacey McKeown, Dale Childs, Larry Lentz, Jr., Carl Sharperson, Scott Hannon, William Perry, Tyler Swaney, Lillian, Mark Feit, David Frame, the family of Matthew M. Watson, the Dowis family, Alan Putnam, the Olivers, Lee Tate, Ronnie Abrams, Eddie Greene, the Jackson family, Bill Vader, Jim Taylor, Tina DeWitt, Rock Horne, Bobby Wayne Thomas, Emma and Danielle Carothers, Robert Ditty, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Smith, Millie Heatley, Lynn Martin and family, Michael Pinson, Jake David family, Angie Crowley, Ira, Mike Tolson, Poly Wells, Dr. Muriel Bishop, Jack Cunningham, Emily Jefford Meister, Aaron Clackum, Pat James, Cortney Moore, William Moore, Angelia and Savannah Anderson, Scott Johns, Frank Carroll, Brandon Thompson, Alvin Sammons, Georgine McAlhaney, Glen Davis, Mike Price, Clay Childers, Aaron Knight, Danielle Johnston and family, Nicholas Abrams, Lana Kuykendall, Gary, Gary G., William Huggins, Jim Bennett, Chantz Fowler, Ethel McElveen, Michele Gurganus, William Gentry, Lewis Usher and Tanya Sanders, Shon Cooper, Nick Collins, Amanda Peake, Danny Hammond, Chip Turner, Nick Collins, Allen Steen, the Sturkey family, the Lance family, Nick Chrisley's family, Allison Williams, Lt. Kyle Walker, Summer and Joel Johnson, Nicole O'Donnell, James O. Johnson, Joy Pruett and family, Bill Schmidt, Jack Bailey, Gardner Family, Charles Turner, Kathy Bartholomew, Ray Sanders, David and Robin Blocker, J.R. Ray, Kenneth Kowe, Lauren Sielicki, Jenna Phipps, Mark Lawrence, Jonathan and Jacki Sullins, Peter Laboy, Kat and Carlisle Jones, Elizabeth Galloway and family, Anita McDonald, Willard Harryman, Liz Surratt, Molly Senn, Jackie Shearer, Richard Sellers, Tim Drisdelle, Susan and Mike Brown, Julie Goodman Marshall, Willard and Dorothy Harryman, Justin Jernigan, Jack Cunningham, Mia Daughtery, Tee Senn, Bob Garrett, Skylar, Joseph Thomas, Mrs. Nelis, Jeanne Thompson, Sean Rowell, George Parker, Levon Kirkland and family, Catherine Sewell, Randy Davenport, David Vaughn, Keith Dalton, B.T., Bill Hilbig, Rita Elrod Hammond and family, Jim McKeller, Tony Alewine, Sharon Storck, Dick Baird, Richard Bagnal, Dustin and Brittany Peurifoy, Jan Allan, Josh Cox, Gregg and Sylvia Lewis, Travis Hamrick, Kaki Harmon, Jammie McKellar and babies, Karen Edwards, Jackson Lindsey, Cathy Hutson Gregg, Kristin Heckman, Jennifer Johnson, Jay Johnson, Lyndsie Johnson, Emily Davis, Hayes Davis, Judy Towe, Johnny Towe, Ken Brown, Elaine Brown, Rhonda Thompson, Tim Davis, Jacob Greinke, Jack Finley, Richard and Clara Crawford, Zach and Griffin Johnson, Israel, Frankie Allen, Bobby Allen, the Wessinger family, the Parsons family, Todd Price and family, Rosemary A Flynn, Dr. Mickey Shealy family, Mr. Gillespie, Bobbi Nicholson, Earl Gilstrap, Dr. Matt Stower, Tyler Kemmerlin, Parks Hutto, Patrick Destefano, Robert Summerville, Wendell Harrington, Michelle Richey, Julie Moore, Ashley Fitch,
Drew MoyerDrew Moyer
So. RH Pitcher
#20 6-3, 215
View Full Profile , Kevin Anderson, Lyn Price, John Robert Smith, and our great country and the men and women in uniform that protect and serve it every day, plus their families.