Is Wichita State a better program than Nebraska? Not likely; while the Shockers did make the Sweet 16, the MVC is still a mid-major conference.
So why this move? Looking around, there are two theories which probably explain it:
- Barry Collier was almost fired this spring, and probably doesn't have much job security.
- WSU coach Mark Turgeon is a hot commodity as a head coach and Spinelli could be positioning himself as Turgeon's successor.
This can't be good.