Folks were upset we didn't get Archie. Frankly, I think we got the better coach.
By punster on 12:05:53 06/11/19
[In reply to "Same. Although, there was criticism of Smith for how he handled Matta's firing. It was way too late (m)" by BuckeyeJeff, posted at 05:20:57 06/10/19]
Part of that is sheer luck. IIRC, IU didn't even try to talk to Holtmann.
: If he was going to fire Thad, he should have done it right after the season.
: Obviously, it was ultimately the right decision - just one made a couple of months too late.
Not sure anything would be any different. If anything the timing saved us from hiring Archie, which I think would have been a mistake.