March 15th, 2011 09:52 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Georgia
Tags: Sidney Lowe, Tubby Smith, UNC, Wake Forest
Mark Fox has only been at Georgia for two years, but his name is already being floated in connection with another opening. SportsByBrooks.com suggested yesterday that NC State AD Debbie Yow would have Fox on her list of possible replacements for Sidney Lowe… assuming she does oust Lowe today as expected.
According to the site, Fox would be a candidate along with Rick Barnes of Texas (won’t happen), Sean Miller of Arizona (won’t happen), and, of course, Tubby Smith of Minnesota (whose agent has to be behind all the name-drops of his client).
NC State is believed to be willing to pay a significant sum — $3 million? — to keep up its their nearby neighbors Duke and UNC. Sounds good.
But the SEC just got more teams into the NCAA Tournament than the once-heralded ACC did. And if Fox thinks it’s tough to recruit against Kentucky and Florida, he should try playing third fiddle (or fourth behind Wake Forest) in the same state to the Blue Devils and the Tar Heels.
Georgia fans have little reason to worry at this point.
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