Wednesday, July 23, 2008

DeSilva: Stags need to act quickly

LaxMagazine columinst Matt DeSilva summed things up nicely in today's column regarding Ted Spencer and the Fairfield job opening: 1) people would love to have the job, and 2) Fairfield needs to act quickly to avoid wasting an entire summer of recruiting and training.

DeSilva cites Harvard's transition last season as enough evidence that Doris and Co. must act now:

"But the Crimson is a prime example of why the Stags should act quickly. Tillman inherited a team in mid-September minus a staff, faceoff specialist and its top scorer. He had to hire assistants on the fly and implement a new, motion offense with just 12 fall practices, followed by a comparatively late Feb. 1 start, as per Ivy League mandates for spring sports. "

As for DeSilva's list of candidates, they are more or less the same that I put together a few days ago and what I've been reading about lately in blogs and forums.

We agree on a potential obvious choice and early leader (Andy Towers) and some interest from Andy Shay moving down I-95 from Yale. A few other interesting names DeSilva adds: former Butler coach Stan Ross, a runner-up for the Ohio State job, and Johns Hopkins associate head coach Bill Dwan, a name that Joe Lombardi mentioned to me a few days ago as a sleeper.

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