Sunday Buzz: Troy Tulowitzki Turns Down USC

Troy Tulowitzki has turned down the USC baseball job, which places the job search back to square one.

Tulowitzki is the second coach to turn down the job following UC Santa Barbara coach Andrew Checketts.

D1Baseball reports Tulowitzki will not return to Texas as an assistant coach but will do consulting for a year before seeking a head-coaching job. That doesn’t sound like he loved what he heard from USC.

As I’ve said, there are numerous obstacles at a private school like USC and it’s not clear USC is willing to devote resources to baseball like it has thrown at football the past few seasons.

So where do things stand now?

Grand Canyon coach Andy Stankiewicz is available but USC has not contacted him yet. Long Beach State coach Eric Valenzuela is a natural candidate.

Time for USC to google some more names.

81 thoughts on “Sunday Buzz: Troy Tulowitzki Turns Down USC

  1. Mike Bohn couldn’t close the deal. What’s the deal with 11.7 scholarships? Is that the limit for all schools or is that a USC thing?

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      1. Charles — as we have both discussed before: Riley was the architect of the Riley deal.
        #BohnIsTheArchitectOfHelton’sPostHolidayBowlExtension

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      2. Educated guess how that went down:

        Secretary: Mike, Lincoln Riley’s on the phone

        Bohn: bullshit! Get Brandon in here.

        Bohn: Hello Lincoln, Mike Bohn here with Brandon Sosna. How’s the weather in Norman? … (you get the idea)

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      1. Sad . In President Flo’s world, baseball is less of a priority than every woman’s sport. Legacy and Championships be damned!

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      2. Carol floss those chompers and shave your armpits and catch the first flight back to New Hampshire. Your services are no longer required at USC.

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      3. Carol is such a lightweight…. it doesn’t matter what she tweets…
        it doesn’t matter what she looks like….it doesn’t matter what she says… it doesn’t matter what she thinks…
        #BillMurrayInMeatballs:”ItJustDoesn’tMatter,ItJustDoesn’tMatter..”

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      1. Thank you, Yesterday.
        Note to Ed: Please do something with that “11.7 Limit”—that’s the kind of material you shouldn’t let go to waste…

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  2. ugh,thay shuold stop messin arownd and jussed higher hilury clintun cuz she iz the bessed and can do any job she wunts and shuold he preznint to,

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    1. I was hoping you’d weigh in on this, Ed…
      [btw, Did you see where Hillary and Elizabeth Warren are “threatening” their respective husbands with “no sex” in protest over the Supreme Court’s overturning Roe?]…..
      #…SpeakingOf”Blessed”…OrDidYouMean”Best”?

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  3. College coach money means nothing to him. He made tens of millions, most likely hinders, as a player. So over paying would t work with him. It would have to be program, winning, and support decision. Let’s also not pretend the scholarship limit for baseball is a huge factor. Hand out half scholarships for baseball and academic for the balance. Happens everywhere else.

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  4. If top candidates keep turning the job down because of scholarship issues , then what makes Mike Bohn think Grand Canyon or Long Beach State’s coach can get it done ? It sounds to me like he just wants to hand the baseball program off to someone as he contemplates retirement over the next two years.

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    1. The scholarship limit is an NCAA rule, so everyone deals with it. USC tuition is significantly higher than most schools but there are plenty of others that are doing just fine with private school tuition. My son, who just graduated, got offers to play both baseball and basketball at division 3 level. There are no athletic scholarships at that level, but he got plenty of full academic offers. There are work arounds for certain. NIL can now be leveraged as well.

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  5. No loss on Tulo—the guy has never been a head coach too much of a gamble. Mike Scioscia, would be a great pick even George Horton former Oregon and CSF coach.

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      1. I hope not but I can tell you these women are involved in the game now more than ever. Mike, My sons travel team has a bunch of the 16 yr Olds and 14U kids who have a women that’s their batting coach. She’s really popular in the area and I want to say WTF but I gotta tip my cap to her if they show results.
        Still. I believe there’s no crying in baseball.

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      2. I know what ya mean! I was watching a girl of about 15 hitting her Dad’s pitches at Whale Park …and she had the sweetest swing I ever saw on any kid that age. And her Dad was throwing hard too —I don’t think I coulda hit anything he was throwing at her age.

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  6. No Phil Steele College Football Preview Magazine. Latest it’s ever been. How do I know who to follow? Who to care about? I’m operating in a moral vacuum.
    I always feared something like this would happen. Something for which there is no remedy.

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      1. “SUPPLY- CHAIN” is the repeated catchphrase companies continue to use to justify price increases. Whether it’s valid or not, we are all paying the price in one way or the other. New or used cars with a 40% covid surcharge are a robbery. IMO, state AG’s need to do something about it, sooner than later.

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      1. I’m going good, George…. thanks for asking. And, I hope all is well with you?

        I just got back last night from Seattle. My youngest daughter recently received an offer from UW to play soccer. We took an unofficial visit to tour the campus and met with the coach and her staff.

        We will continue to hold out for a USC offer. Even though, the city and more so, the campus were impressive.

        My only knock on the experience was the traffic……really bad!

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      2. HI GABBY. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOUR DAUGHTER. PLEASE MAKE HER A TROJANGIRLCUZ IT RAINS ALL THE TIME IN SEATTLE. MY WIFES SISTER HAS THE COVID AND WE WEREEXPOSED BUT SO FAR SO GOOD

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      3. His daughter is only telling him she wants USC. She really wants Washington, to get away from his stupid ass.

        Can’t blame her one bit.

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      4. I’m sure my daughter would slap you around like a pinata.

        #TeenagerKnocksOutOldMan (poetic)

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      5. Wow!….you have some serious anger issues. I’m sure your family and relatives hide from you, I would

        #LimpDickTroll!

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      6. Same worn out attempt at an insult, used for 3rd or 4th time. Lame.

        Try looking in a mirror dipshit. Had zero issues while your stupid ass was away for the past several days. You’re the only one who cries and makes excuses for the manner in which the left is ruining the country.

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    1. I half agree. There’s a ton of profiteering going on right now….. but don’t hold your breath waiting for anybody from the prez on down to put a stop to it. I remember Tony Bourdaine saying “during bad times, the little people get crushed in the machinery—and there’s nobody at the top gonna jump in to help them.”

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      1. Yeah, seeing Pelosi push Mayra Flores’s daughter during their photo taking was a great example of that!

        “Get away from me, you little brat! I’m Nancy and I’ve made millions from insider trading. You don’t deserve to be in this picture with me, little Mexican. So behave yourself!”

        #IReadHerMind

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      2. Hey Slo cal, you have a real difficulty telling the truth because you like to embellish things. The girl was continually rocking side to side into Nacy’s space. I would have done the same thing, but not so polite.

        It must suck to have such pointed hatred!

        #PerceptionIssues

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      3. Someone who was stupid enough to vote for this shit storm has NO BUSINESS telling anyone else about perceptions or embellishing.

        Actually moronic enough to think that voting for an old man with dementia was a good idea. Fucking idiot!

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      4. Keyboard tough guy: someone who is needlessly belligerent/confrontational in online settings, but is a meek little bitch in real life. Because of poor life choices, a typical keyboard tough guy works a dead-end job and lives in a rathole apartment in a shitty neighborhood or a low-budget rest home.

        He is consumed by his jealousy of people who are more successful than him and his willingness to blame everybody but himself for his problems. As a result, he suffers from low self-esteem and anger issues.

        In the online world, he can A.) raise his self-esteem by acting far more aggressively than he would ever do in real-life settings and B.) vent his anger by projecting his jealousy, insecurity, and sexual frustration onto others in a non-face-to-face setting.

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      5. Yeah, the usual response from the pussies who shoot their mouths off (or fingers) and are told where to stick it…oooh, “triggered”. LMAO

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      6. As ignorant in his assessment of me as in his assessment of a good Presidential candidate.

        But I’d be reaching too, if I had been stupid enough to vote for all of this. Keep making up stories, Little Man. It helps you feel better about yourself and your voting record.

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      7. Says the limp-dick who voted for the orange cheeto (we all know how that turned out)

        I’m in your head…..HAHAHA!

        #WeakSauce

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      8. The orange cheeto did a MUCH better job than the current failure. You inability to admit that just shows what a moron you are.

        You’re in serious denial.

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      9. LET’S SEE HERE!!!! Only prez in history to leave office with fewer jobs(13 million lost), never broke 3% GDP, Rang up 11 trillion in debt, gave the richest the largest tax break on record, failed on the border wall, failed on healthcare, lost the presidency, house senate, never won the popular vote, told over 20k documented lies, ran from covid -400k died because of his incompetence, called boss-putin a genius, twice impeached, started an insurrection and continues to push the ‘big lie”

        With that said, your quote:”The orange cheeto did a MUCH better job than the current failure.” Please, explain?

        #CrotchKick

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  7. Carol Folt- use to play softball back in the day when she was nine she would be a great baseball coach.

    USC has the money……..they just don’t want to spend it on a baseball coach when they need to this time. USC can probably double John Savage’s salary the UCLA coach who use to be the SC pitching coach when the team was good. Only Rod Dedeaux would work for SC for $1 a year. Yes, that was his salary.

    Mike Scioscia, could turn the program around quickly, and he is available.

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  8. Tulowitzki is waiting for a Triple A job to manage or even a MLB spot as a Manager or bench coach. He says he wants to take some time and get a job manager of a college program of a higher level but that’s just his message to the pros that he’s ready and waiting for them to call now.
    Or…….
    Bohn allowed Pat Haden to join the meeting and we lost him like we did Andrus Peat LOL!

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      1. Hey Mike!
        Honestly there were many times I tried to comment in the recent months but I got tired of their being a hassle of the site saying my email wasn’t a valid one after I’ve had it for around 10 years and my password being a problem constantly so I gave up with having to jump threw hoops for a while. It was exhausting LOL.
        To give my warped or speeded up analysis of the football programs new change I just gotta say it already feels a lot better in a few months of time with Lincoln Riley taking over than it did during all of Heltons days..
        But that said I can’t get too excited about the recruiting just yet. I’d say we’re definitely “back” and a new team but only if we get the difference makers we’ve missed over the years. Those guys are Matayo Uiagalelei and Francis Mauigoa. Gotta have these kids from now on and not every now and than. Has to happen this recruiting cycle and be a normal thing again otherwise we’re just gonna be another brand of Kiffin or Heltons teams. The OT’s, Dlineman have to be better recruits for those areas and not be a Guard we train to block at LT and he’s learning on the job to end up being just a solid middle of the Pac 12 player in his senior year. So it’s just the obvious. I’m sure everyone else is feeling the same. Excited but know what needs to happen to change for sure.
        But Riley has brought new energy that is spreading fast. I’m gonna believe he’ll make these concerns go away soon though and I have confidence in the start he’s had so far.

        I think we’ll win games that are evident of the programs changing and respect will be gaining through out the season. Im almost ready to make plans to go to Las Vegas for the LSU game. Almost.

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      2. Sas,
        Really great to have you back!
        I know what you mean about the occasional “invalid email” thing. It drives me fucking crazy. And it happens about twice every year.
        As far as Riley’s recruiting –you truly see how much Helton has hurt USC’s reputation when a guy who has out-recruited everybody his entire career [Riley] starts losing recruits to the likes of Oregon and Cal. I think if our o-line holds its own this season and we beat 9 or 10 teams during the regular season and, then, beat a strong team in our bowl game, the stench of Helton will finally lift and recruiting will return to normal.

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    1. Edward Carl Gaedel (June 8, 1925 – June 18, 1961) was the smallest player to appear in a Major League Baseball game.[1]

      Gaedel gained recognition in the second game of a St. Louis Browns doubleheader on August 19, 1951.[2] Weighing 60 pounds (27 kg) and standing 3 feet 7 inches (109 cm) tall, he became the shortest player in the history of the Major Leagues. Gaedel made a single plate appearance and was walked with four consecutive balls before being replaced by a pinch-runner at first base. His jersey, bearing the uniform number “1⁄8”, is displayed in the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

      St. Louis Browns owner Bill Veeck, in his 1962 autobiography Veeck – As in Wreck, said of Gaedel, “He was, by golly, the best darn midget who ever played big-league ball. He was also the only one.”[3]

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      1. HAH. I REMEMBER HIM SO WELL. I SAW FILM OF THE FOUR PITCHES. HE STOOD IN A CROUCH. SHOULDER ALMOST EVEN WITH KNEE. THEY BANNED HIM AFTER THAT. HAHA

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    1. Damn, that’s tough for me to hear. I watched her play many times.
      Great competitor. Great person.
      And as for you, G. T., stay healthy!

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      1. THANX MG MY WIFES SISTER IS QUARANTINING IN A BEDROOM IN OUR HOUSE. PS. EVERTS CANCER WAS CAUGHT VERY EARLY. ODDS ARE THATSHR MAKES IT OK. I REALLY ENJOYED WATCHING HE PLAY TOO

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      1. HAH. I REMEMBER WHEN JIM PUNCHED THAT BROADCASTER FOR CALLING HIM CRISSY. YEAH. OUR GIRL HAS CANCER

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      1. Not meant for you, Big Mac, but I’m sure that was clear to anyone smart enough NOT to have voted for Biden. LOL

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      2. No one in Biden’s position can single-handedly fix the global issues WE are all experiencing. Why don’t you send Putin one of your lame replies asking him to leave Ukraine, that would be a start in the right direction?

        PS…. look in the mirror before you call someone a “dumbass”… You have a limited skill-set, it’s obvious

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