Based on his bizarrely childish behavior the past few weeks over his St. Louis Billikens being taken off charter travel, coach Rick Majerus apparently is hoping to be fired.
(Majerus admiring Keith’s Van Horn)
After the decision to fly the team commercial came down last month thanks to budget cuts, Majerus subsequently begged off his weekly local radio show, claiming game preparation and attention to charity work precipitated him dropping his responsibility. He also played the “academics” card to full effect.
But the week after he quit the show under those circumstances, Majerus guested on a Chicago station for 45 minutes at exactly same time his own show in St. Louis would’ve been aired. The feed of the show was then picked up by a local St. Louis station which is a competitor with the outlet where Majerus had planned to previously appear.
In other words, Majerus is a lot more interested in a severance check than he is coaching basketball at St. Louis University.
This is one more example of bizarre behavior by Majerus. If he is jettisoned by the Jesuits, perhaps he does have a soft landing spot at DePaul or elsewhere, but if I was an A.D. of a school, I would keep my pants zipped and give the lardass a taste of my voicemail.