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Blaine Taylor Out As Coach at Old Dominion

According to Twitter reports, Old Dominion has scheduled a press conference for this afternoon to announce the departure of head coach Blaine Taylor. Taylor was 239-144 in 12 seasons with the Monarchs.

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How Has Jim Corrigan Made Old Dominion Better?

Since Jim Corrigan took over for Blaine Taylor, something has changed at Old Dominion. The team is more competitive and is a couple of shots away from being 3-0 under its new head coach. So what got into the water?

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ODU Rallies After Taylor's Firing, Tops Drexel

On Tuesday, Blaine Taylor, the winningest coach in Old Dominion men's basketball history, was fired. It was tough to watch, but most likely even harder to be a part of. Which is why the Monarchs' response on Thursday evening was so damn impressive.

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The Language of Blaine Taylor's Firing from ODU

If a coach falls but the athletic director doesn't praise him, did the coach make a sound? This Old Dominion-y take on an age-old question applies perfectly to the curious manner in which Blaine Taylor was dismissed from the ODU program today. We take a look at what was (and wasn't) said about the illustrious Monarchs coach.

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Official Statement on Blaine Taylor Firing

Here is the official statement by Old Dominion on the firing of Blaine Taylor, as given by athletic director Wood Selig:

"As the athletic director at Old Dominion University, my primary responsibility is to our student athletes, and our intercollegiate athletic programs. As such, I am always going to try to base any decisions on those two guiding principles. After a comprehensive review of the men's basketball program, and with the support of President John Broderick, I am relieving Blaine Taylor of his duties as Old Dominion University's head men's basketball coach, effective immediately. This decision is not based solely on wins and losses, but on a number of factors by which a head coach is evaluated. At this point, in regard to our head men's basketball coach, our student athletes need mentorship, leadership and guidance. Our fans and alumni need encouragement. Our administration needs confidence in our leadership. Effective today, I have appointed Associate Head Coach Jim Corrigan as the interim head coach through the remainder of the season. Jim has been with the program 18 years, and I have great confidence in Jim's ability to guide the team the rest of the year. We are not giving up on our student athletes or the program. Today's announcement is about addressing the present and the future needs of our men's basketball program. We want to make the most of our remaining eight games and put our student athletes in position for success. I want to thank Blaine and his family for everything they have contributed to Old Dominion University over the past 11 years. Blaine's student athletes have always shown great character and tremendous heart. They have enjoyed considerable athletic and academic success. They have gone on to become productive citizens in their communities following their graduation from the University. In those regards, Blaine has led a model program - all of which has made for a difficult decision today. But as previously stated, my primary focus is our student athletes and the future of our men's basketball program. As this is an institutional personnel issue, I cannot comment further, and I trust you will respect that position. "

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Will Jim Corrigan Get ODU Job Permanently?

Is Jim Corrigan the next man in line for the Old Dominion job? He certainly seems qualified to take the helm.

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Report: Blaine Taylor Out at Old Dominion

According to Twitter reports, Old Dominion has scheduled a press conference for this afternoon to announce the departure of head coach Blaine Taylor. Taylor was 239-144 in 12 seasons with the Monarchs.

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