South Carolina’s firing of Darrin Horn is currently taking place in Columbia but AD Eric Hyman (at left) has already made it clear why he decided to make a change:
1. Horn’s recruiting wasn’t up to snuff.
2. He failed to develop players.
3. Fans had turned away from the program.
Hyman did, however, credit Horn for improving the program’s academic performance and for keeping his program off the NCAA hit list and his players out of jail.
But, “We have three of our four highly visible programs competing at a high level and we want our men’s basketball program to do the same thing.”
Hyman said that he is in a good position money-wise to make a good hire. He said the new coach’s salary will be market-driven. He also said the pool of candidates will be as wide as possible.
While saying that he wants to find a coach who can recruit and develop players, Hyman also stated that having a connection to the area will matter. Cue more speculation about Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall.