KSU will announce at a 3pm presser today that they have come to terms with former Illini coach Bruce Webber.
Cats fans will be excited that Webber is a big name and has been known for his ability to recruit talent. Webber’s coaching ability is the only question mark. Webber was fired on March 9th after having a promising start to the season with a keystone win against Ohio State and a 15-3 start to the season only to go into complete meltdown losing 12 of it’s last 14 teams. Webber took Bill Self recruits to the championship game years ago and some would argue that after setting the bar very high for himself had regularly underperformed on expectations.
Catbacker’s take is that recruiting to Manhattan KS takes strong pipelines and is a skill that not all coaches possess. This was one of Frank Martin’s biggest strengths. For now Catbacker is very positive on the hire based on his recruiting strengths. The true measure of whether Athletic Director Curry should keep his job after letting Martin head to USC will be in whether or not Webber is able to coach the guys he recruits… Webber leaves the Illini with a 210-101 record. Catbacker is optimistic…. Go State!