Along with frustration about FSU's pitching collapse in the regional title game, and rumors that the Noles pitching coach's job might be on the line, is this little insight. Texas A&M's coach Rob Childress is a former pitcher and was a pitching coach at Nebraska and a few other schools. His coaching is responsible for 38 pitchers being drafted or signed as free agents over the last 13 seasons. This year he had one of the nation's best trio of starting pitchers. All clues as to why A&M is going to Omaha and FSU is not.
Moral: Pitching wins games, especially against aluminum bats. Which is why it would be in the best interests of FSU for A.D. Randy Spetman to get out his checkbook and bring a Rob Childress-type to Tallahassee. A talented pitching coach who has the skills to become head coach when no. 11 retires (possibly soon, Martin himself admits). Another words, a head coach in waiting with the potential to replicate on the baseball side what Jimbo Fisher did for Seminole football.