We know, we know.
The Northwestern Wildcats have never qualified for the NCAA Tournament.
Head coach Bill Carmody has been at the helm of the Wildcats’ program since before the start of the 2000-01 season and despite Northwestern continuously failing to qualify for the Big Dance, there have been plenty of improvements since he took over. However, in now what represents his 13th season, Carmody’s seat is certainly getting a little hot, especially with the Wildcats currently sitting at 13-16 overall and 4-12 within the Big Ten Conference.
With the 2012-13 season all but over for Northwestern, it will be interesting to see what the university will do with Carmody following its conclusio. Will they make the decision to let him go considering they have not qualified for the NCAA Tournament in his 13 seasons? Or, will they retain him and give him yet another chance to progress this program forward?
Only time will tell, but one key component in all this may just be the commitment of 2013 guard Jaren Sina.
At 6-foot-2, Sina was heavily recruited by a number of big name programs during his time at the high school level. A one-time Alabama commit, Sina made the decision to re-open his recruitment before signing with the Wildcats. A huge boost and big name that could certainly help change the face of the Northwestern program, Sina’s importance bodes particularly well for their future.
So, it can simply be based off pure speculation, but would this commitment be enough for Northwestern to keep Carmody even if they are considering his release after the season? The last thing they’d want to happen is to risk losing Sina because they got rid of Carmody.
Well, who knows, but it’s certainly something to think about considering Sina will certainly be an instant impact performer for Northwestern.
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