How to describe the breakup between Kansas State and new Maryland assistant coach Dalonte Hill?
For those who only know the program from a distance, it seems somewhat out-of-place that K-State would be so comfortable in letting go of the coach responsible for the lynch pin piece of talent needed to save a program that, prior to the new staff's arrival, had fallen to French volleyball and African rec leagues just to try (and fail) to find players.
But, reality is that the KSU relationship between Hill and the fan base, while never strained, had begun to show some frayed outer threads of discontent. Hill's role, and his paycheck, dictated that he not just recruit, but regularly bring in the best of the best. Lately, that hadn't been the case.