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Frank Martin: New Coach for South Carolina?

Would this be a step back or forward for his career?

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Frank Martin is currently the head coach for Kansas State University’s basketball team, the Wildcats.

The straight shooting coach says that he doesn’t play guys who don’t compete or follow his direction.

Martin’s New Year’s resolution for 2012 is the same as it is every year, “He wants better health, and to do his job in life better– to be a better husband, father, son and coach.”

Well, his determination and personal goals are gaining recognition and it has been confirmed that he is in talks about a contract with South Carolina’s Gamecocks.

The move to South Carolina is being viewed as a step back in his career but SCU desperately needs him; they have not won a NCAA tournament game since 1972.

This is not the first time that Martin has been looking to change teams, last year he was considering offers from Miami. Such negotiations might be tricky considering Martin signed a new contract with Kansas State in 2010 and is supposed to run through 2015.

Any offer from the Gamecocks would have to be financially rewarding. His current contract pays him an average of $1.55 million per year after signing bonuses, but before performance-based bonuses.

Many KSU fans on Twitter hope that these talks will be nothing more than a casual flirtation:

As a fan, thank you to Frank Martin for making KSU Basketball relevant again. I hate to see him leave, but I wish him the best. #kstate(image) 7 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Watching this Frank Martin story unfold is like watching a train wreck in slow motion. Pull it together, K-State. You’re angering the alums.(image) 1 minute ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

While the deal has yet to be solidified SCU alumni are stoked at the proposition:

I always thought Frank Martin was a Cock!(image) 2 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

@DABOgot3Peated about frank Martin? Yep. You were right… Interested to see if he can turn us around(image) 7 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Frank Martin: New Coach for South Carolina?
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