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    Wayne Morgan as an Iowa Assistant?

    A website that covers coaching searches has mentioned it this week, and I have had someone email me early in the week and then again today saying he hears its picking up some steam..this is someone with strong Iowa State connections that still know Wayne. He owns a successful satellite company in the area.

    I emailed a friend of mine that is pretty plugged into this and said that yes, he had heard some rumblings on it and that McCaffery and Morgan are familiar with one another back to Morgan's days as an assistant at Syracuse.

    Morgan is a very good recruiter...very good. And he wants to get back into coaching.

    That's all I know and nothing I would call lock solid...but the chatter is picking up.

    I believe that Francis from McCaffery's Siena staff is a lock and Mitch B is going to get the Siena job...leaving one full time assistant position open and a possible grad assistant position open.
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    Re: Wayne Morgan as an Iowa Assistant?

    I'd be for it. He definitely was able to get good talent to Iowa State, so one would think he'd do the same at Iowa.

    IIRC, he had some shady scheduling going on or something like that that helped lead him to the door. That and I don't recall his record being as good as his players. Maybe he fits the assistant role better. I could be way off on that though too.
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    Re: Wayne Morgan as an Iowa Assistant?

    The Divison One scheduling huzzah was overblown and fairly common
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    Re: Wayne Morgan as an Iowa Assistant?

    I purchased Dish Network from Wayne's company, and the guy that installed it did say that Wayne got a bad rap from ISU and would like to get back into coaching. FWIW

    The guy is a great recruiter, no doubt about it. He got Taggart to go to ISU, didn't he? Stinson and Blaylock as well?
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    Re: Wayne Morgan as an Iowa Assistant?

    Morgan would be a good hire, especially if Mitch B stays with Siena. Morgan would provide the experienced veteran coach and solid recruiter (which was missing from the initial staffs of the two former coaches).
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    Re: Wayne Morgan as an Iowa Assistant?

    Very interesting. I remember ISU having some good talent while Morgan was there. That could be a good hire...
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    Re: Wayne Morgan as an Iowa Assistant?

    Your welcome Jon
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    Re: Wayne Morgan as an Iowa Assistant?

    He's paid his dues as far as the Scheduling Deal goes. Wasn't that big of a deal. Good recruiter and lots of experience as an assistant coach. Took 2 ISU teams to the Post Season. At first I wasn't sure about this. Now I'm leaning the other way.
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    Re: Wayne Morgan as an Iowa Assistant?

    The guy was a flake when it came to media relations by the end of his time at ISU, so if he's hired I hope he has nothing to do with that at Iowa.

    However, the guy can definitely recruit.
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    Re: Wayne Morgan as an Iowa Assistant?

    Would like to see Wayne on the sidelines. ISU had some excellent talent the state hasn't seen since his days. Stinson and Blalock were an absolute ball to watch. Is it 3 full time assistants then?
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    Re: Wayne Morgan as an Iowa Assistant?

    Morgan wasn't fired because of D1 scheduling according to my Cyclone friend. Apparently there were a lot of off the court issues that Morgan looked the other way on.
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    Re: Wayne Morgan as an Iowa Assistant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gohawks123 View Post
    Morgan wasn't fired because of D1 scheduling according to my Cyclone friend. Apparently there were a lot of off the court issues that Morgan looked the other way on.

    The good thing about that is that he wouldn't be the head man. I have no worries that Fran will run a very clean ship.
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    Re: Wayne Morgan as an Iowa Assistant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gohawks123 View Post
    Morgan wasn't fired because of D1 scheduling according to my Cyclone friend. Apparently there were a lot of off the court issues that Morgan looked the other way on.
    Like what?
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    Re: Wayne Morgan as an Iowa Assistant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbrub View Post
    Like what?
    I'm a huge Cyclone fan but I also root for the Hawks... what I've been told is that it wasn't NCAA violations or anything it was sort of a lack of institutional control. Players just did whatever.
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    Re: Wayne Morgan as an Iowa Assistant?

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    A website that covers coaching searches has mentioned it this week, and I have had someone email me early in the week and then again today saying he hears its picking up some steam..this is someone with strong Iowa State connections that still know Wayne. He owns a successful satellite company in the area.

    I emailed a friend of mine that is pretty plugged into this and said that yes, he had heard some rumblings on it and that McCaffery and Morgan are familiar with one another back to Morgan's days as an assistant at Syracuse.

    Morgan is a very good recruiter...very good. And he wants to get back into coaching.

    That's all I know and nothing I would call lock solid...but the chatter is picking up.

    I believe that Francis from McCaffery's Siena staff is a lock and Mitch B is going to get the Siena job...leaving one full time assistant position open and a possible grad assistant position open.
    Aren't there 3 full time jobs and if Francis takes one doesn't that leave two left. I am seriously asking
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