His name has been ciruclating all weekend in regards to the Centenary men's basketball coaching job. Now comes word that Centenary has asked permission to speak with LSUS coach Chad McDowell.
McDowell is on the Gents' candidate list. But he doesn't figure to talk to the school until after LSUS' run in the NAIA national tournament.
It's easy to see why Centenary would be interested in McDowell. He has ties here. He has built a successful program at LSUS.
While Centenary is a Division I job and would be considered a move up, there is more to that job than meets the eye. Funding has always been an issue. Fan support is lacking. Academic standards are, we're told, higher. So it could be more of a challenge than the next Gents coach realizes.