More Problems at Duquesne

The hiring of Jim Ferry couldn't seem to keep recruits around at Duquesne.

After Ron Everhart was fired by Duquesne University, athletic director Greg Amodio went on a search for a new head coach.

Last week, Amodio introduced former LIU-Brooklyn head man Jim Ferry as Everhart's replacement.

Three players, including star T.J. McConnell, from the Dukes' current squad transferred out after Everhart was ousted.

Now two signees, Willie Moore and Donovon Jack, have been released from their letters of intent.

Moore, according to a source, is down to South Carolina and Virginia Tech after the NCAA ruled against allowing him to attend another Atlantic 10 school. He was long-connected with Dayton.

Jack, who has yet to create a list, will be a hot commodity for some D-I program.

So where does this leave the Duquesne program?

Well, they're clearly in some trouble.

To call the next few years "rebuilding" would be an understatement.

It'll be a complete overhaul for Ferry in Pittsburgh. His staff will need to get out this spring and convince recruits to create a new start under his reign.

Luckily for him, he will be able to promise a lot of playing time right away. Time will tell, but in an impressive Atlantic 10 Conference, Duquesne will need to start the reconstruction now before it goes extinct.


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