However, one's ears should perk up upon reading the blogfather himself, Mark Wacyk, saying that Ryerson will soon be naming its new men's basketball coach. Glenn Taylor was let go several weeks ago.
A post on Canadian Hoops Talk said that Ryerson AD Ivan Joseph, who certainly wants to lead Ryerson to great sports prominence, had four candidates in: DeAveiro, high school legend Roy Rana from Eastern Commerce and a pair of OCAA coaches from the GTA, Darrell Glenn and Radcliffe Goulbourne.
Here is Mark's take:
"(E)xpect the new coach to be announced shortly and don't be surprised if the Rams are able to pull in a big-name, successful coach as Joseph looks to make an early big splash with what is likely their showcase sport at the University. If my guess is correct, expect one of the bigger rivalries in the CIS to suffer but another great rivalry in downtown Toronto to start. More on this topic hopefully sooner than later."You can probably read between the lines from this point, since only one of the four coaches listed above is currently in the university game. Let's see, does Ottawa have any big rivals in basketball, whose campus might be located in Ottawa, off Bronson Ave.? Logically, if you are Ivan Joseph, how do you pass up the chance to hire a coach with a winning track record in the league, no slight intended to other candidates?
Other than that, it's time to invoke the Cliff Clavin Rule ("if only three people know the answer to something and none of them have been in your kitchen, then drink a glass of shut-the-hell-up.") and leave an out clause. I'm as inside as your patio furniture in this regard.
(Update: Dr. Joseph is away from Ryerson until Tuesday, Aug. 4, so the school is not making any comment since they are "still in progress.")
Meantime, Mark, whose contributions to coverage of Canadian university basketball are irreplaceable, noted at this site "practicalities of life to which I am committed take a higher priority" proscribes blogging every day, but he'll chime in when life allows. As fans and chroniclers of the CIS, we're lucky to have him for however much we have him.