Friday, March 30, 2012
SMU interviews Bruce Weber
The Mustangs reportedly have interviewed former Illinois coach Bruce Weber.
According to the Dallas Morning News' Kate Hairopoulos, Weber fits the profile of the kind of coach athletic director Steve Orsini is seeking.
But Weber certainly fits the pattern Orsini has used in previous coaching hires: a name coach, ties to a big-time program, program-building experience, looking for a new start. (See football coach George O'Leary at Central Florida and Doherty and football coach June Jones, a NFL coach before building up Hawaii, at SMU.)
Weber could be a good fit at SMU, but I see him as more of a midwestern guy than a Dallas city slicker. I'm sure the Mustangs will do what they can to ensure they find the right coach, but I don't think they'll land the big name they want.