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Is Mike Pressler a Terps candidate?

If I were Maryland athletic director Debbie Yow, I would seriously consider Bryant coach Mike Pressler. He was a proven winner in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and definitely sound and technical as far as the X's and O's. The stain on his record while at Duke, which was not deserved, has faded and he knows the ACC where he was a three-time Coach Of the Year. The only problem with Pressler might be his contract. Despite finishing his fourth season at Braynt, he received an extension, which might force him to stay at the Smithfield, R.I., school. 
Posted by Mike Preston at 11:21 AM | | Comments (5)


He should be at the top of UM's list, for all the reasons cited. Pressler developed and ran a top program while at Duke, and the only reason he's not there anymore is because University President Dick Brodhead, with absolutely no evidence, threw Pressler and the lacrosse team under the bus as the sacrificial offerings to political correctness. I think that everyone knows that, so that, in reality, no stain exists on Pressler's resume.

Right now, who cares about the mens coach replacement. Let's get some coverage for the LADY Terps who are in their Final Four this weekend - GO LADYS and beat Syracuse btw. After their championship then get back to the mens coaching search. The LADYS are the BIG Terps news for now.

Yeah right!!!!! The Terps will call upon their arch enemy's former coach to return to the ACC. I don't think so. Why would anyone think Pressler would want to return to the ACC and face Duke after they gave him, his entire team the boot for their strip dancer fiasco? Please!

In a way Cottle should not have been let go in the first place. He had an impressive winning record with the Terps but didn't have enough oomph to get to into the Final Four.

If AD Yow wants to see the men get to their Final Four maybe she should hire the women's coach to get them in. Coach Reese gets the women to theirs maybe she could do the same for the men.

Given that Bryant took a chance on him when many other programs would not I think that he owes them a bit of loyalty. But I am sure it would be hard not to jump at the chance to throttle Duke 2 times a year.

Another issue I see with Pressler is his credibility would take a hit if he left for Maryland right after getting Bryant into the NCAA D1 spotlight. Him leaving right before Bryant's biggest challenge in college lacrosse probably won't sit well with folks.

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