Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Bunn Looking at Clemson

I pretty much see this as a lateral move for Bunn. Maybe he wants to get back closer to home in South Carolina. Or is it he wants to be more apart of the decision process. It has been well known that Mike Bianco and has had the last word when it comes to pitchers in the Ole Miss program. Should be interesting to see how this develops.

(Clarion Ledger)OXFORD — Ole Miss pitching coach Kyle Bunn interviewed for a position on Clemson’s baseball coaching staff earlier today.
Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said Bunn was in South Carolina where he spoke with Clemson coach Jack Leggett about the position. The Tigers are looking for a new pitching coach after Florida named Kevin O’Sullivan its new head coach last week.“It’s a similar position to the position that he holds,” Bianco said. “There’s a couple differences: One, he’s from South Carolina and the chance to be closer to home is intriguing. Two, it would be a chance to coach the pitchers entirely on his own. That’s intriguing as well.”Bunn — who shares pitching coach duties with Bianco — has been part of Ole Miss’ baseball program since 2002, when he joined the staff as a volunteer coach. His volunteer status didn’t change until last summer, when he was promoted to a full-time position after assistant Dan McDonnell was named Louisville’s head coach.This season, Bunn coached a staff that finished second in the Southeastern Conference in earned run average (3.58).Bianco said Bunn hasn’t been offered the Clemson position. To his knowledge, the Tigers plan to interview other candidates before making a decision.“It’s a good program,” Bianco said. “It’s a program that has had a lot of success, historically. “It’s something he wanted to find out more about.”