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RE: He basically replaced Rich Grawer after the 83 season.

Posted on: August 6, 2019 at 08:56:51 CT
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“When things got bad around here, I’d just get a plane ticket and get out of Dodge City to recruit,” Daly said. “I don’t care how good a coach you are, you can’t win the Kentucky Derby with a Missouri mule.”

“Rich Daly is the world’s greatest recruiter,” Derrick Chievous, a former Missouri star, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Rich Daly could sell you a pair of bad underwear, that’s what kind of recruiter he is.”


The coach and his staff knew well that players of Chievous's caliber rarely consider academic factors in choosing a college, and those who cite them are usually just trying to rationalize a basketball decision. "But he was so much of an individual that I always thought we had a chance to sign him," says Rich Daly, the assistant who kept talking up Mizzou's prestigious School of Journalism.

The courtship had its bizarre twists. It wasn't enough that on his visit to Columbia, Chievous got lost in the campus library while finishing up research for a high school English paper. On signing day, when Daly appeared at the 40 Projects, Chievous had to yell down from his apartment window to the local hoods, who weren't going to let the interloper pass. "It was one of those places where, before you go, you put all your money in a safe-deposit box and leave a little note," Daly jokes today. But his hunch about the J-school had proven true. Says Chievous's mother, "I'd made it clear to Derrick he wasn't a piece of flesh to be sold to the highest bidder."
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                    He basically replaced Rich Grawer after the 83 season. - longtimereader MU - 8/5 17:33:32
                         RE: He basically replaced Rich Grawer after the 83 season. - FIJItiger MU - 8/6 08:56:51
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