Can someone explain to me why this guy would loeave LSU for Memphis? Is it money?
Multiple factors some we as fans can only speculate on:
1) He is originally from Memphis
2) Pastner could have ponied up big buck$ to get Kirby because multiple LSU targets are Memphis/TN recruits- Roby, Lindsey, Hymon, and Black, so Memphis just got another advantage with these guys.
3) Assistant coaches are always looking for that next stepping stone to get that head job somewhere, while we as loyal LSU fans could never understand or accept it, in the past decade Memphis has been the better program and more noticed nationally.
4) Kirby was first chair at LSU so....
All in all I cannot say he made a bad decision it was a chance for him to return home and for Memphis they get new connections with some prized Memphis guys.