Did Syracuse Make A Mistake Letting Mike Hopkins Leave?
Levack and Goz are broadcasting live from the Mall of America in Minneapolis on Radio Row for Super Bowl 52. The show was joined by ESPN college basketball and football writer Myron Medcalf. Levack asked the question of if Syracuse made a mistake letting assistant coach Mike Hopkins leave for a head coaching job at Washington.
I don't know if they let him go as much as it was just, you don't move Boeheim. Boeheim moves Boeheim. So the Hopkins thing was only gonna work if Boeheim approved it. So, I think a lot of people who were like, 'Oh, Syracuse didn't keep Hopkins,' they didn't have any control when you have a guy like Boeheim. He was always going to create his succession plan, so, for me that's still the guy that's recruiting, that's still the face of the program. Hopkins only works if he's co-signed by Boeheim, so maybe if he succeeds at Washington and comes back, maybe it helps the program long term, but if Boeheim thinks he can coach 2,3,4,5 more years? You're not gonna stop him."
The Syracuse Orange are currently 4-4 in the ACC and 15-6 overall. The Mike Hopkins coached Washington Huskies are 5-3 in the Pac 12 and sit at 15-6 overall. Did Syracuse make a mistake in not allowing Mike Hopkins to take over the program? Let us know below.