In today's Mountain West Conference basketball conference, San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher stood up for recently fired Wyoming head coach Heath Schroyer:
"For a coach to be fired with six weeks to go in the season is inexcusable," Fisher said his opening statement in a conference call with reporters. "We talk to our players about commitment, not cutting and running, and yet when things go south a little bit, often our administrators say, 'What do we do to please our biggest donor or the perception standpoint?'"
Fisher also went to say that getting a six-week head start to find a replacement is not worth it. I agree that Schroyer should have at least been allowed to finish the season. To defend the university for a brief moment, Schroyer was given a contrat extension after the 2009 season and since then his record has been a subpar 18-36.
However, a midseason fire does not really give Wyoming that much of a head start in finding a new coach, well unless they want a successful former head coach via Facebook. That coach happens to be Billy Gillespie who was successful at UTEP, Texas A&M and then was let go at Kentucky.