On the surface, the idea of Rick Majerus taking the St. Louis job seemed really unlikely. It's a school with a history of futility which it only broke in recent times.
But as Majerus pointed out after saying he'd take the job, there are things there which appeal to him. It's a Catholic school, and he spent a long time at Marquette and is Catholic himself. And St. Louis recently built a very nice new arena. And while Majerus for a time said he preferred the West Coast, he's a Midwest kind of guy and maybe just liked the idea of being back home. And last but not least, St. Louis is a town with some nice restaurants, a must for a guy who lived in a hotel for years and who memorably said, "win or lose, I just eat my ass off."