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Author Topic: The Unofficial "Buzz to ______" Archive  (Read 31937 times)

Benny B

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The Unofficial "Buzz to ______" Archive
« on: April 03, 2012, 12:15:02 PM »
The only rule is that you need to cite a "Buzz to _____" report that was tweeted, blogged, speculated, reported, rumored, announced, etc. by someone who is either:

a) any professional - active or retired - "written word" media figure at the regional or national level (e.g. Jeff Goodman, Andy Katz, etc.)
b) a nationally-syndicated "sports-talk" TV or radio host (e.g. Jim Rome, Dan Patrick, etc.)
c) a local sports outlet, reporter, news anchor or beat writer who covers the destination speculated upon
d) a sports blogger or quasi-media type published by a national media outlet (e.g. Eamonn Brennan, Chris Chase, etc.)
e) an employee of a D-I athletic department or "c-level" college/university administrator (e.g. president, chancellor, chairman, etc.) speaking on the record
f) a regionally or nationally-recognized figure in the world of college hoops (e.g. Mike Irvin, World Wide Wes, etc.)
g) the MU beat writer for the J-S (Rosiak, Enlund, etc.)

Random-person tweets, anonymous reports, fan websites (ahem), and unattributed website comments do not qualify; there doesn't necessarily have to be any truth to the report or even be an original report so long as it is acknowledged, mentioned, reported, re-tweeted, etc. by someone who falls in one of the above categories.  Only one source needs to be listed per school per year.  Feel free to reply with new reports and/or better sources, and I'll update the matrix accordingly.

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School / Year / Source

AS MARQUETTE HEAD COACH:

Big 12
Oklahoma / 2011 / http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/118052929.html
Texas / 2011 / http://www.zagsblog.com/2011/03/25/source-williams-would-consider-texas-if-barnes-leaves/
Texas Tech / 2011 / http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/118052929.html
Mizzou / 2011 / http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/bernie-miklasz/article_53eca514-5628-11e0-abf8-0017a4a78c22.html
Kansas / 2013 / http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1730473-where-would-kansas-jayhawks-turn-for-head-coach-if-bill-self-bolted-for-nba/page/11

SEC
Arkansas / 2011 / http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/118052929.html
Kentucky / 2012 / @highmajorscoop  "Calipari checks off the National Title on his bucket list! Cal to the Knicks? Buzz Williams to UK? Shaka to Marquette? Boom...boom...boom!" 10:49 PM - 2 Apr 12
LSU / 2012 / http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2012/04/lsu_mens_basketball_team_mulls.html
Auburn / 2014 / http://www.al.com/auburnbasketball/index.ssf/2014/03/auburn_basketball_search_inclu.html
Texas A&M / 2011 / http://blog.chron.com/sportsjustice/2011/05/josh-pastner-or-buzz-williams-who-would-be-the-best-fit-to-replace-mark-turgeon-at-texas-am/

American 12
Southern Methodist / 2012 / http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/56501/3-point-shot-smu-eyes-buzz-williams
USF / 2014 / http://tbo.com/sports/colleges/usf-bulls/usf-basketball-coaching-search-in-discovery-phase-20140316/

Pac 12
Oregon / 2010 / http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/blog/the_dagger/post/Expect-Marquette-s-Buzz-Williams-to-be-the-next-?urn=ncaab,236338
UCLA / 2013 / http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/blog/eye-on-college-basketball/21940454/coaching-predictions-where-do-ucla-usc-turn
USC / 2013 / http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/blog/eye-on-college-basketball/21940454/coaching-predictions-where-do-ucla-usc-turn

Big ?
Illinois / 2012 / http://www.herald-review.com/sports/illini/tupper-with-shaka-smart-off-the-market-who-might-the/article_2f621210-73e1-11e1-b6ef-0019bb2963f4.html
Minnesota / 2013 / http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/blog/eye-on-college-basketball/21948116/tubby-smith-out-at-minnesota

And the first entrant from the ACC wins:
2014 - Virginia Tech.  Congratulations.

AS VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH:


Check back in a few years when Buzz is on his way somewhere else....


« Last Edit: March 24, 2014, 11:01:20 AM by Benny B »
Wow, I'm very concerned for Benny.  Being able to mimic Myron Medcalf's writing so closely implies an oncoming case of dementia.

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Re: The Unofficial "Buzz to ______" Archive
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 12:42:16 PM »
Best I could find on Mizzou, not sure if it's good enough.  A ton of message board/blog/fan mentions.

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/bernie-miklasz/article_53eca514-5628-11e0-abf8-0017a4a78c22.html

As far as silly mentions that are so outlandish they didn't even reach the paranoid MU community, I also found a message board post from last year that cited a tweet from a Miami radio host that had said Buzz interviewed for the Miami job. 

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Re: The Unofficial "Buzz to ______" Archive
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 02:33:17 PM »
Best I could find on Mizzou, not sure if it's good enough.  A ton of message board/blog/fan mentions.

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/bernie-miklasz/article_53eca514-5628-11e0-abf8-0017a4a78c22.html

As far as silly mentions that are so outlandish they didn't even reach the paranoid MU community, I also found a message board post from last year that cited a tweet from a Miami radio host that had said Buzz interviewed for the Miami job. 

Columnist for the St Louis rag... that's a winner.  Like I said, it doesn't have to have any truth to it, it just has to be speculated by someone credible.
Wow, I'm very concerned for Benny.  Being able to mimic Myron Medcalf's writing so closely implies an oncoming case of dementia.

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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2013, 10:30:37 PM »
Borzello: Buzz Williams (Marquette) - The Marquette head coach has been to three straight Sweet 16 appearances, and would walk from Milwaukee to Los Angeles if offered the job. But it's unclear if UCLA thinks Williams would be a great fit in the city, especially on the recruiting trail. Williams doesn't have many ties to the area, and it's unlikely he could immediately come in and start beating out Sean Miller and co. for high-level recruits. He will be a hot name on the coaching carousel this spring, though.

Parrish: Buzz Williams (Marquette) - He doesn't have any real ties to the West Coast. But if a Texas man can flourish in Milwaukee I'm not sure why a Texas man couldn't flourish in Los Angeles, too. Williams has made five NCAA tournaments in five years at Marquette, including three straight Sweet 16s. The fact that his current athletic director isn't the same man who hired him (but is the same man who suspended him) could be what pushes Williams to take a job he might pass on otherwise.

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Re: CBS Sports Believes UCLA Will Court Buzz Williams
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2013, 10:32:44 PM »
Shhhhh, we're in the middle of a final four run, Brad.

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Re: CBS Sports Believes UCLA Will Court Buzz Williams
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2013, 10:34:12 PM »
Shhhhh, we're in the middle of a final four run, Brad.
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Re: CBS Sports Believes UCLA Will Court Buzz Williams
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2013, 10:38:47 PM »
Shhhhh, we're in the middle of a national championship run, Brad.

Fixed it for ya

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Re: CBS Sports Believes UCLA Will Court Buzz Williams
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2013, 10:39:53 PM »
Rather have lost to Davidson than lose buzz.  If it happens ill be devastated.

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Re: CBS Sports Believes UCLA Will Court Buzz Williams
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2013, 10:40:45 PM »
Christ guys, can we at least wait until our season is over before this starts up again. Plus if he didnt take the A&M job hes not gonna take the UCLA job. But please lets enjoy the ride thats not over yet.

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Re: CBS Sports Believes UCLA Will Court Buzz Williams
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2013, 10:42:44 PM »
Christ guys, can we at least wait until our season is over before this starts up again. Plus if he didnt take the A&M job hes not gonna take the UCLA job. But please lets enjoy the ride thats not over yet.

Supposed to just ignore the articles?

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Re: CBS Sports Believes UCLA Will Court Buzz Williams
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2013, 10:43:27 PM »
I suspect that they're already talking with Brad Stevens.  And the beat writer for Butler brings the goods:

David Woods ‏@DavidWoods007 1h

#Butler coach Brad Stevens has declined to comment on speculation about UCLA job.
Relax. Respect the Process.

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Re: CBS Sports Believes UCLA Will Court Buzz Williams
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2013, 10:44:18 PM »
Fasten your seatbelts, kids. It's gonna be a wild ride on the Buzz Speculation Superhighway.
This here is Archie Bunker of 704 Hauser Street. You take your big international bankers, they want to ... whaddya call ... masticate the people of this here nation like puppets on the wing, and then when they get their guns, turn us over to the Commies.

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Re: CBS Sports Believes UCLA Will Court Buzz Williams
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2013, 10:45:18 PM »
I don't see it happening and I am a pessimist. IMO Texas is the only job I will get worried about.

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Re: CBS Sports Believes UCLA Will Court Buzz Williams
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2013, 10:46:54 PM »
Let me get this straight ...

UCLA fired a guy that has three final fours in the last seven years, and just won the Pac-12 regular season.  But his is not good enough in Westwood.  So to fix this they will hire a guy three S16s and no recruiting ties to Southern CA?

Make sense to you?

The next coach should rent, not buy in LA.  They will be out of a job in three years unless they win it all.  With these insanely high expectations, this might be the worst job in college basketball.

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Re: CBS Sports Believes UCLA Will Court Buzz Williams
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2013, 10:46:57 PM »
Rather have lost to Davidson than lose buzz.  If it happens ill be devastated.
"Here's the thing: My title has changed. My W-2 has changed. But my heart hasn't changed," he said. "This is a business that's full of egos, full of media-savvy people, full of exposure, full of money, and a lot of time that changes people. I don't want my title, I don't want my income to ever change who I am.

"I understand the evolution of how coaches change and how the media and the power hungriness of it all changes people. But I refuse to let it change me. I know I'll get older and I'll handle it better, I hope, but I don't ever want to change what I believe in my heart to be right.

"I'll be here as long as they'll have me here."

http://www.jsonline.com/sports/goldeneagles/88881442.html


If he thinks MU's administration was tough, wait until he sees conservative UCLA.  What, two JUCOs in 10 years?  Very tight admissions policy.  Etc, etc.


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Re: CBS Sports Believes UCLA Will Court Buzz Williams
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2013, 10:49:25 PM »
The fans at UCLA need to understand that times have changed and you don't win National titles on an annual basis anymore.  It's hard to imagine someone would want the unrealistic expectations that come along with a demanding and imperious fan base.  CEOs run companies into the ground and receive handsome bonuses for their ineptitude while a guy takes a school to three Final Fours in a decade and gets jettisoned for his accomplishments.  It's flummoxing to say the least.

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Re: CBS Sports Believes UCLA Will Court Buzz Williams
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2013, 10:52:22 PM »
Christ guys, can we at least wait until our season is over before this starts up again. Plus if he didnt take the A&M job hes not gonna take the UCLA job. But please lets enjoy the ride thats not over yet.

Thank You! Another reason at how media is ruining sports

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Re: CBS Sports Believes UCLA Will Court Buzz Williams
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2013, 10:53:25 PM »
MUDish is here to report that next week Shaka Smart will be named the next coach at UCLA. Much ado about nothing here, christ.

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Re: CBS Sports Believes UCLA Will Court Buzz Williams
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2013, 10:54:18 PM »
MUDish is here to report that next week Shaka Smart will be named the next coach at UCLA. Much ado about nothing here, christ.

I hope it happens before our game.

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Re: CBS Sports Believes UCLA Will Court Buzz Williams
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2013, 10:54:55 PM »
Rather have lost to Davidson than lose buzz.  If it happens ill be devastated.

Fainting couch. 


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Re: CBS Sports Believes UCLA Will Court Buzz Williams
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2013, 10:55:10 PM »
Let me get this straight ...

UCLA fired a guy that has three final fours in the last seven years, and just won the Pac-12 regular season.  But his is not good enough in Westwood.  So to fix this they will hire a guy three S16s and no recruiting ties to Southern CA?

Make sense to you?

The next coach should rent, not buy in LA.  They will be out of a job in three years unless they win it all.  With these insanely high expectations, this might be the worst job in college basketball.

Guaranteed a house comes with the job, so your last paragraph won't be an issue.

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« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2013, 10:56:44 PM »
GP trying to get his boy Buzz a raise.
Marquette, we always win the post-game.

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« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2013, 10:59:08 PM »
GP trying to get his boy Buzz a raise.

He gets one every year.
TallTitan's bold prediction of Davante Gardner being drafted in 2014.

http://www.muscoop.com/index.php?topic=27259.msg310060;topicseen#new

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« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2013, 11:00:37 PM »
I have no idea if Buzz would take the UCLA job, but I think he'd be foolish not to listen if they are willing to make a serious offer.

That said, I'm not sure it would be a good fit for Buzz. I have a hard time believing his country bumpkin - faith, hope, and love style will play well in LA.