New St. John's coach hosts chat in St. Cloud. Will there be mayhem?
January 4, 2013 — 2:31pm
Some football boosters weren't happy when St. John's in Collegeville chose to stay in-house and promote defensive coordinator Gary Fasching to the head football coaching job, replacing the legendary John Gagliardi, who retired after 60 years at the school.
Many were hoping the job would go to Eden Prairie High coach Mike Grant, a Johnnies alum and the son of former Vikings coach Bud Grant.
Others weren't happy that St. John's didn't look far enough outside the school -- that a more dramatic move was needed to regain equal footing with MIAC powerhouse St. Thomas, and to get back ahead of several other schools in the conference that have improved their programs in recent years.
If you doubt the distress, click here to see the comments on the Star Tribune story after Fasching got the job.
Fasching will on the St. Cloud Daily Times web site at 1:30 p.m. to answer questions from Johnnies fans.
Will there be mayhem?
Click here to find out. If you miss the chat, you'll be able to click on the link to read a replay afterward.
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