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RE: Another baseball de-commitment
(08-03-2017 04:28 PM)Owl1998 Wrote:  
(08-03-2017 03:26 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(08-03-2017 03:20 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  Van Hook is an assistant coach at Oklahoma, is he not?

God summer can't get over soon enough.......

Whoops- my bad again...but my point was he did NOT leave because of the uncertainty. Rather, he left to coach under his long-time mentor (Skip Johnson), and he knew he wasn't going to be the one to replace The OG. Whether he got a salary boost or not, who knows.

Walt, with all due respect, the uncertainty did in fact play a part in VH leaving. I can guarantee you. When Skip offered him a position it just gave him an out before the inevitable changing of the guard here which would leave him looking for a job.

Yes, looking for a job, but probably not for long, as one would think he would be an attractive hire as an assistant coach somewhere else. Others may disagree, but I'm far more disappointed in the loss of Shepperd than Van Hook. VH might have been a solid recruiter, but from what I saw, had very little rapport with the players and was not exactly a great hitting coach. I don't think I have ever seen him crack a smile, and that included be party to a couple very late night/early morning gatherings in Cuba.
08-03-2017 04:44 PM
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RE: Another baseball de-commitment
(08-03-2017 04:44 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(08-03-2017 04:28 PM)Owl1998 Wrote:  
(08-03-2017 03:26 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(08-03-2017 03:20 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  Van Hook is an assistant coach at Oklahoma, is he not?

God summer can't get over soon enough.......

Whoops- my bad again...but my point was he did NOT leave because of the uncertainty. Rather, he left to coach under his long-time mentor (Skip Johnson), and he knew he wasn't going to be the one to replace The OG. Whether he got a salary boost or not, who knows.

Walt, with all due respect, the uncertainty did in fact play a part in VH leaving. I can guarantee you. When Skip offered him a position it just gave him an out before the inevitable changing of the guard here which would leave him looking for a job.

Yes, looking for a job, but probably not for long, as one would think he would be an attractive hire as an assistant coach somewhere else. Others may disagree, but I'm far more disappointed in the loss of Shepperd than Van Hook. VH might have been a solid recruiter, but from what I saw, had very little rapport with the players and was not exactly a great hitting coach. I don't think I have ever seen him crack a smile, and that included be party to a couple very late night/early morning gatherings in Cuba.

Well, given that being a solid recruiter is probably the most important part of the job, losing him hurts. And from experience, he does have a great rapport with players and recruits. He leaves and we immediately lose 2 big time recruits. Pretty obvious how much they thought of him.
08-03-2017 05:15 PM
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