Reports: LSU's Trent Johnson will be hired as new men's basketball coach
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LSU’s Trent Johnson will be hired as TCU’s new men’s basketball coach, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Saturday.
Johnson will be introduced at a press conference Monday, according to the report.
Johnson will replace Jim Christian, who accepted the job at Ohio University on Tuesday.
Johnson has gone 58-59 in four seasons at LSU, earning SEC Coach of the Year honors in 2009 after guiding the Tigers to a 27-8 record and an SEC title.
Johnson spent four seasons as Stanford's head coach from 2004-2008, compiling an 80-48 record and taking the Cardinal to the Sweet 16 in 2008. Johnson also took Nevada to the Sweet 16 in 2004.
Johnson makes around $1.2 million a year at LSU, according to the report. That means TCU would likely have to pay Johnson more than twice what it was paying Christian, who was making around $590,000 a year. Click here to see how Christian and Johnson’s salaries would stack up against other Big 12 schools and teams that finished in the top 25 this past season.
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TCU delayed Monday, Dec. 9 until 10:30 a.m.
TCU will open for classes and activities at 10:30 a.m. Monday, according to a TCU alert that was sent out to students around 7:00 p.m. Sunday night.
The alert is the third students have recieved in the past four days, the first two informing students of TCU cancelling all classes and activities for Friday and Saturday.
Provost Nowell Donovan emailed a message to all students shortly after the alert, explaining the process in which finals would be reschuedled due to the late opening.
Students, Faculty react to Monday's delay
On the heels of the news that TCU would delay its start time to 10:30 a.m. Monday -- and that finals, too, are delayed -- some students are responding on social media to the news with a mixture of frustration and wit.
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