DeWayne Walker will be introduced at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.
I am very excited to attend! We will get our first idea of what Walker is all about and what he could possibly bring to the table. My hunch: A very level person, someone who will not be overly flashy. Just a solid coach. Again, this is just his first press conference and much judgment will be reserved for the next nine months and into the season. We shall see. But it's as good a time as any to get things started.
Many thought the search went too long. Maybe an announcement would have been nice a week ago but lets think about the ramifications of rushing.
You pick a coach to aid in the recruiting process, as every day missed hurts. But the more you rush, the more the likelihood exists of making the wrong pick.
McKinley Boston took his time. He targeted who he wanted. And he landed the man he wanted. That wouldn't have been possibly without patience. The negotiation process took some time and ultimately convincing Walker may have taken some time. If he ends up being a good head coach, you won't remember how long the coaching search took three years from now. You'll just be happy.
I will not pile on the men's basketball team.
They lost a tough game to the Lobos, at home, and one that felt like it was their's in the final five minutes. But we move on.
Now, we look to WAC play. Folks, the WAC is unimpressive this year. If the Aggies don't finish top-4 in this conference, it will be considered a major disappointment. I feel like that is even being more lenient than what some others would say. Heck, some others might say top-3 or top-2. But I'm realistic.
This is a team that won a legitimate WAC title two years ago. A team that really, arguably, could have won the WAC last year - but didn't.
Just finish top-4. In a weak conference. I think they should.