While it is football, Lincoln Riley’s comments should be compelling for every potential D1athlete. Baseball players may be even more at risk in this evolving process, in my view.
When asked about his ability to be successful at USC , immediately, Riley was adamant he could and cited to his current ability to change and turn his roster.
The current $$$ impacting college football coaching is astonishing and troubling I think, in both the firing and hiring aspects.
Quite clearly winning is the measure of coaching success in Power 5 football and basketball. I tend to doubt baseball is exempt from that same scrutiny in any AD’s oversight.
Necessarily, the pressure on players to perform or face “turnover” has to increase even beyond its current levels. $$$$ at the top will drive incredible pressure downward if Coach Riley’s expectations transfer to baseball