Auburn has hired UTEP's Tony Barbee as their next basketball coach. It's a good hire, but I have to wonder why Barbee jumped at this job when he could have his entire team return next season at UTEP, which could lead to an even better season and job opportunities.
Regardless, Grant will have to step his recruiting game up in the coming years. Barbee was a key factor in rebuilding the Memphis program under John Calipari and should be able to recruit some quality players to Auburn. I'll give credit where credit is due, it's a good hire by Auburn. The Auburn/Alabama basketball rivalry has just become a lot more interesting.