Grading This Year's Coaching Changes

Colin MeansCorrespondent IMay 28, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 21:  Head Coach John Calipari of the Memphis Tigers yells and points a finger from the sideline during their second round game against the Maryland Terrapins in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 21, 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Tigers defeated the Terrapins 89-70.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

I will grade them on long term potential, and how they will impact recruiting and the fan base, not only what they look like right now. 

I will list the school first, then the new coach, followed by my grade and comment.

Alabama, Anthony Grant.  Grade: B+  Comment:  Grant is one of the top up and coming coaches in the nation.  He was a big part of Florida’s 2006 and 2007 National Title runs as an assistant there, as he recruited many of the players.  He is a successful and appealing recruiter who will thrive at another SEC school like Alabama.

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