Vanderbilt likes Tim Corbin. That much is certain. The university announced that Corbin–who will meet with the media Wednesday afternoon–has turned down Oregon’s overtures to lead its resuscitated program. Corbin is 198-102 in five seasons, with three NCAA tournament appearances and the 2007 Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament championships on his resume.
There’s no doubt that Corbin is one of the nation’s top coaches and certainly seems to be the star coach in the country in the eyes of athletics directors, as his name comes up for each and every job opening–Florida, Oregon, Louisiana State last year, you name it. Vanderbilt vice chancellor David Williams went so far as to call Corbin the “Tigers Woods of collegiate baseball coaches.”
I’m sure other college coaches will laugh at that one. Corbin has earned the praise and respect of his peers for years, from when he was head coach at Division II Presbyterian (S.C.) and during his eight-year tenure as an assistant at Clemson. But Tiger Woods wins championships–13 majors. The SEC title is a major conference crown, to be sure, but it’s not quite the same.
We respect Tim Corbin as much as anyone (except perhaps Williams), but to be compared to Tiger, maybe you should, you know, go to the College World Series as a head coach. Then, if you are fortunate to win one–or two, like Oregon’s first target, Pat Casey–you can throw out some Tiger analogies. But not yet.
Oregon’s search, meanwhile, continues . . .
Comments will be monitored prior to being added to the site. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be rejected. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed.
We have chosen to open up commenting to everyone, so comment away! We want to hear from each and every one of you! Leave a comment.
About This Blog
Syndicate This Blog
Search This Blog