12 tourney appearances, 3 Frozen Fours
by Pat85 (2023-03-12 03:23:04)

In reply to: The door has been opened by Kelly and Brey. Time for  posted by Indy77

Jackson teams at ND make the tournament 2 out of 3 years.

What are the programs and who are the coaches who have outperformed him?

In the history of the program pre-Jackson: 1 NCAA appearance.

In the 13 seasons prior to Jackson: 1 winning season.

I admire the passion of the posters on this board, but I am surprised at how many people feel Jeff Jackson has failed, especially considering the context of the history of the program. ND has made the tourney 4 of the last 6 years. If he still has the desire and energy to continue coaching (which I believe he does based on talking to him last fall), I think it would be a huge risk (and a mistake) to remove him or to even heavy-hand him in terms of his staff.

A competent AD would sit down with him post-season and ask him what resources he needs to take the final step the program before he retires. If he needs more money to add a top recruiter assistant (with perhaps some encouragement to do so), or some leniency to navigate academics with freshman or transfer recruits, then support him. Beyond that, he has earned the right and has the credentials to work toward figuring things out.

And, until Swarbrick is gone, why in the F would any ND fan want a coach change in a sport that is still competing close to the ND standard (or in this case, IMO, above that standard)?