Trent Johnson to LSUPosted by rtmsf on April 9th, 2008
Gotta say, we’re a little shocked by this one.
It had to be the money. Otherwise, why would Trent Johnson, a west coast guy who had rebuilt Stanford basketball into a top program in the west take a job in the south at a football school with only lukewarm support for roundball?
Johnson May Find Things a Little Different in Baton Rouge
And what about LSU – they were reportedly looking at Anthony Grant or Travis Ford, two of the hotter young program-builders around. Hiring Trent Johnson seems to come a little out of left field, but it undoubtedly will be the ship upon which new AD Joe Alleva will raise his sail.
As for Stanford, can Monty get out of his contract with Cal this quickly? Will they now target someone such as Grant or Ford? Do they look internally?