With this recent recruiting uptick I’m curious what you all think about who may replace JB. This poll is not a personal preference poll, but the guy you think is the most likely candidate. Feel free to discuss both, but choose the candidate you think Wildhack is most likely to choose.
I would say Hop but how things were handled prior to his departure and his family being from the West Coast, I doubt he comes back. If Red continues this hot recruiting streak, sign me up, and oh hopefully he won't be playing zone all the time.
We don’t know what sort of system Red would run. If much of the same then no thanks.
I’d prefer a national search, get the BEST candidate possible, etc. No recruiting for zone fits/length. Sprinkle in a tiny bit of Zone would be fine but dear god no more as the primary defense. Would love to have a bunch of tough bulldogs who get after you on D, crash the glass, box out, can’t be pushed around, etc. Have enough perimeter threats as well sort of like how Jay Wright and others run their systems.
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Post by ckdexterhaven on Jun 6, 2020 16:57:09 GMT -5
I'd prefer a national search. I can't, though, imagine the scenario where longserving, alum assistants both get passed over, AND possibly terminated if the HC comes from the outside world. I head coach should be able to choose his staff. Unless he were to actually want a crew of guys he has no relationship with, and who still might be playing the politics game toward succeeding HIM... i dunno—that seems kinda ugly.
I think it'll be Red. He's there longer than GMac, and there will be inertia toward hiring a minority, even though we already have minority HCs in major sports. Hiring GMac over Red would be bad optics.
I hope we don't get another zone devotee. I'm fine with spot/occasional/situational use. I hate an overall reliance on it, and having our identity wrapped up in it.
Red will get the nod. Probably shouldn’t but he will. No HC experience concerns me.
You know this how? Just because we got a couple of recruits and he has been loyal to JB? The AD (yes he is a fanboy too I think) I would think spares no expense nor resource trying to make the best hire given that it would probably be the most important decision of his life. He too needs to remove the Orange goggles.
Wonder if ADJW would reach out to Nate Oates if he has success at Alabama.
Interesting. Oats needs to do well the next couple of seasons. He has good players now and, while the SEC is becoming very solid in hoops, it still ain’t the ACC. SEC has represented themselves well though in the Tourney the last couple of seasons so all the extra resources lately allocated towards hoops has been paying off. Alabama needs to be a Tourney team moving forward.
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I don't think Hop is coming back. He's got a good thing going at Washington, despite the down season this year. I think Red or Oats will land it before Hop.
Side note... anyone think this whole Covid thing will entice JB to retire earlier? It's got to be draining on him, and he's getting up there. He might just decide family at this time is a bigger priority? And then again, he may not...
JazzNC: I don't think fans are being overly critical of Newton (at least on this site), but even I have voiced concern that ALL of our bigs are finesse guys and their weight and strength are concerns. That's my biggest gripe.
May 30, 2019 12:41:04 GMT -5
deano: Football countdown 30 days to go!
Aug 1, 2019 13:32:46 GMT -5
JazzNC: Ready for some Hoops and Pasta!!!
Aug 9, 2019 19:13:07 GMT -5
deano: Hope the boys have a good showing overseas. Gotta hope others teams down have some big guys inside or going to be a long day.
Aug 9, 2019 20:59:38 GMT -5
deano: So glad to see over 150 guests on here so come on and join. We would love to hear you post, comments, and suggestions to make this board greater than it is. Go Cuse!
Aug 9, 2019 21:15:01 GMT -5
jekelish: Shoutout to Deano for growing this board while I've been entirely absent... ha. Thanks Deano! Well done.
Aug 11, 2019 20:45:23 GMT -5
downhere67: I am the first guy to loose his mind watching our team sometimes. However, what JB has built over his gig her is undebateble. I get that we do not get the top 20 guys very often but with the roumes around Kal and proven about Kansas and then that fucker
Nov 2, 2019 18:48:39 GMT -5
deano: Agree downhere67, the game to me has passed JB at times and he's not willing to adjust, especially on offense. A lot of coach's are using his age and the zone against us when it comes to recruiting too. IT sucks we can not a quality big man.
Nov 5, 2019 11:15:06 GMT -5
deano: Welcome aboard jgazak!
Nov 5, 2019 11:15:42 GMT -5
walsh: i think we're going to see a lot better offense this season. we haven't had this many scoring and ball-handling options in a few seasons. i think we will shock people this year. 22 games is def viable.
Nov 5, 2019 12:01:44 GMT -5
deano: walsh, you care to rephrase your shoutout . This team stinks and it starts with the coach. Please retire JB.
Nov 6, 2019 22:36:18 GMT -5