Sunday, May 15, 2011
Texas A&M To Hire Billy Kennedy
Texas A&M appears close to a deal with current Murray State coach Billy Kennedy. The deal would cap off an already turbulent offseason for coaches in the Big 12.
The league has already seen the return of two coaches who have had previous success in the league. Lon Kruger is taking over at Oklahoma while Billy Gillispie will try to recreate the success he had at Texas A&M at Texas Tech. The coaching turnover seemed finish, until Maryland grabbed Mark Turgeon and the Aggies were left searching for a coach when many of the top candidates were already off the market.
Considering the circumstances, this seems like a no-brainer for Texas A&M. There aren't many top candidates available this late in the offseason, and Kennedy has had a lot of success at Murray State. While it isn't a sexy hire like Kruger at OU or Gillispie at Texas Tech, the Aggies could have done a lot worse.