Mike Alden spoke to Vox Magazine this week.
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Vox did a nice interview with Mike Alden below. They touched on most of the major topics -- The Move™, stadium expansion, the wrestling program, etc.
Vox Magazine: Q&A with Mike Alden
Who are you most excited to play?
All of them. You know, it’s funny, I don’t want to say one over the other. I think that each program is going to provide a great opportunity for us, whether we’re going to Kentucky to play basketball, we’ve got Georgia coming in here for football, we’re going to go to Alabama in gymnastics, baseball in South Carolina. Every opportunity in all 13 other institutions — I couldn’t weigh one over the other.
Do you think conference realignment is finally done?
No. I absolutely do not. I think that there’s going to be a lull, which there has been just a little bit, but you’re going to continue to see it happen. Where it goes, I don’t know. The change of the BCS format to go to a somewhat college football playoff with the four teams, I think that’s going to make people step back and look at it a little differently right now. But I still think with television contracts, with continued emphasis on greater exposure, with the move toward a top 60 or a top 70 institutions in the country really taking a look at controlling the majority of college athletics, I think conference realignment is not done.
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mcm83 asks: Boy - a lot of injuries for the first day in pads. Do you think our coaches make any decisions based on players ability to stay healthy? Who in there right mind would think that Madison, Ruth, Foster and Ebner are going to make it through the season?
I've said this before but it bears repeating: Missouri doesn't really have more injuries than other teams. You just think they do because you follow it more closely. Do you have any idea how many players missed practice at Auburn, South Carolina or Vanderbilt today? What about places like Oklahoma and Kansas State where the media aren't even allowed to see practice? Bill Snyder's whole team may have broken limbs, but we'd never know about it because reporters aren't allowed within shouting distance of the practice field.
As for whether they're going to make it through the season, if they're going to get hurt, they're going to get hurt. It's a tough game. That's why you have backups.
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"If he got a rec from Izzo, I have to believe he’s a solid stand-up guy." That was the reaction from our own Logan Hill about the rumors that Frank Haith is about to fill out his coaching staff (again) with WMU assistant Rick Carter, and that about sums it up. Our inclination as fans is to want HUGE hires with WELL-ESTABLISHED names that we recognize, but ... you're probably not going to recognize the name of an incoming No. 2 or No. 3 assistant unless he has failed as a head coach somewhere before. And in that case, the same fan that would complain about not knowing the name of the incoming assistant would probably complain about bringing in a failure as an assistant. But that's neither here nor there.
Anyway, welcome, Coach Carter. Hope you stay longer than the last guy.
The Trib: Haith close to hiring Western Michigan assistant Carter
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