The Rumor Mill

The Rumor Mill

  • It appears that Coach Taylor has filled his first assistant vacancy with Brandon Dunson.

    Dunson spent last season as an assistant with Eric Mussleman at Nevada. Mussleman recently took the job at Arkansas.

    Dunson also had a stint as a player development staffer at Stanford.

    His playing career consisted of four collegiate stops, including ASU. He wrapped up his playing days st Azusa Pacific.

  • Discussion
  • Kirk, Thank you for letting us know about Brandon Dunson. Here is a promising article on him:

    https://www.rgj.com/story/sports/college/nevada/2018/07/05/nevada-hires-brandon-dunson-replace-johnny-jones/760309002/

  • And now Jon Rothstein of CBS is saying that Taylor will be hiring both Dunson and Gus Argenal, also from Nevada. https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/1126521799532077056

  • Steve, you beat me to it.

  • is Nevada Reno imploding or are they dumping their assistants due to upgrade? just asking, I know nothing.

  • Mussleman took the Arkansas job. Not everyone will get to go with him.

  • Knowing the recent success that the Nevada program has experienced, I'm glad to have these two coaches at Fullerton.

    Is it October yet?

  • KirkSR said... (original post)

    Knowing the recent success that the Nevada program has experienced, I'm glad to have these two coaches at Fullerton.

    Is it October yet?

    ^ That

  • Argenal is Associate Head Coach

  • As mentioned Eric moved on to Arkansas. There already seemed to be a connection with the Wolf Pack as we landed one of their transfers. Nevada hired (wait for it) Steve Alford. He's back in the Mountain West where he belongs. And the joke is on me, because I always said he should have never left New Mexico because he was never going to succeed as the Bruins coach. But the jokes on me, because he got that UCLA money and basically made a lateral move from New Mexico to Nevada. Though I might prefer to be in New Mexico (don't @ me).

    Sorry, that went off topic. Alford is bringing in his own guys. I'm sure Eric had to bring in some guys with SEC or Arkansas connections, so that left a couple of guys out in the cold. I'm happy to have them.

  • First CSUF asst. coaches to be hired to D1 head coach jobs, and we have two lead assistants coming in from a team that has been top 25 caliber for a couple of years...looks like a big win, major props to CDT.

    I guess Kirk just said that...

    Alford will take his UCLA money and buy a nice lil place in Incline Village...

  • Good info/analysis in the video at the bottom of the page: http://nevadasportsnet.com/news/reporters/former-nevada-assistants-gus-argenal-brandon-dunson-land-at-cal-state-fullerton

    This post was edited by titanjim 5 months ago

  • I watched the video and this is all amazing for Fullerton. I like that Dunson turned down a gig to stay on Alford's staff to go to Fullerton. Huge win for us. I see this as an upgrade.