- Jul 23, 2006
Not a fan of Dakich. Daughters went to BGSU while Dakich was coach there. Followed relatively closely his exploits after being hired away by WVU. Then he allegedly found more problems and apparently asked for more $$$. They declined and he went back to BGSU. Never had the same success because recruiting had probably fizzled due to his...ahem...hovering and overly controlling every aspect of players. He also was clean...and probably let Greenspan know he was always available for the top coaching position or aspired to it.Here’s the thing with Dakich: he talks a lot about “Calvin” (and Kelvin too) with respect to always knowing he was a ethically corrupt. He mentions all of the signs that were ignored about the guy and IU hired him anyway.
So......why the hell would you go work for the guy knowing all of this? That part is never explained.
So did Greenspan find out before Dakich's hire that stuff was going to hit the fan relative to Sampson, Senderoff, and Meyer? Yeah. Very likely, most probably...I think certainly.
So Greenspan and Dakich had a little discussion...I envision. Greenspan warned Dakich about stuff at IU. Dakich took the job thinking that he was sitting pretty...even though at the beginning his position did not include recruiting.
So did Dakich know that Sampson was ethically corrupt? Well, we all knew Sampson was on NCAA Probation. The reason for Dakich to go with IU is clear to me. Dakich had his sights on the head coaching position.
But it was in reality a losing proposition. Dakich was clean. Greenspan needed someone there that was clean. Dakich was never going to be considered for the top position imho. But, if successful, he might have used the visibility as a springboard. The players revolted. Dakich knew he was toast. He cleared out those he and Greenspan thought needed to go. Game over. Thank goodness Dakich is not coaching at IU. Now he just says anything to get clicks and listeners.