Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Jay Wright Silly Season

In professional sports, the offseason is frequently referred to as the "silly season" due to the comical nature that the onslaught of unsubstantiated rumors take on.

Villanova fans are used to a "silly season" of their own. Whenever Villanova experiences a modicum of success, Jay Wright becomes a hot commodity in coaching vacancies. I personally think that Jay has no interest in leaving Villanova anytime in the near future. He has job security, he's paid reasonably well, he's close to where he grew up, and this is basically where he got his start in the coaching profession, at least as a serious assistant coach. That being said, it is a business, and Jay is an asset that Villanova cannot afford to part with. This is why I think it's time to open up the checkbook and sign him to a long term contract extension that makes him one of the highest paid college basketball coaches in the country. Such a move would give the fan base peace of mind while also show to outsiders that the school is willing to invest in its program and take care of its own.

Jay Wright has been the face of Villanova University for a decade now. It's time to make sure he is that for another decade.

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