|Monday, June 1, 2015, 9:30 AM- -|
Jack LeggettJack Leggett
Baseball Head Coach
View Full Profile is already in the College Baseball Hall of Fame. One day he will be in the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame and the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. Hopefully he will be in the Clemson Ring of Honor. I believe he deserves every one of those honors.
Unfortunately, the the last nine years haven't resembled the first 13 years of his Clemson tenure.
In the first 13 years, his teams went to five College World Series. The last nine they have been to one.
The first 13 years, his teams won 50 games six times. In the last nine they have not won more than 45.
In the last nine years Clemson has hosted only two regionals.
The last nine years have seen Clemson's baseball program be passed by South Carolina, Virginia and North Carolina.
Jack Leggett is not the only reason Clemson's program has fallen. There are a lot of issues. Some are being fixed. But it has been Leggett's responsibility to fix the program.
You can blame facilities. You can blame out-of-state tuition. You can blame an uneven playing field in terms of scholarship money. You can blame assistants. You can blame players.
But Leggett has been here through all of the players and all of the assistants. The common denominator has been Leggett.Two Tales
Those close to the program have seen him become defiant. Last year he seemed to deny that there were issues. He has been reluctant to admit there are problems.
Clemson athletic director
Dan RadakovichDan Radakovich
Director of Athletics
View Full Profile has a decision to make soon. I met with Radakovich last year and asked about baseball. He said season ticket sales hadn't declined. But season tickets are not an indicator. Many Clemson baseball fans buy season tickets because they average less than six dollars per game. Many are on a fixed budget and view this as a bargain.
The real answers are in terms of wins and losses. They are in the status of the program. They are in the future of the program.
Radakovich has to measure the risk. Will Leggett bring the program back? Will the program continue to slide? Would the program fall even further under a new coach? Could a new coach get Clemson back quicker?
Who would be interested in replacing Leggett if he is not retained? I am told one of the nation's top coaches would love the job. It is one of the most attractive in the country.
Finally, Radakovich has to decide to fire Leggett or extend his contract. Leggett has only one year left on his contract. One year would make it very difficult to recruit. Other schools would use it against Clemson. So will he extend his contract or terminate the final year?
The Brad Hughes All-State Insurance Agency
|src="https://www.tigernet.com/img/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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.