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Tgr4life

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  1. Tgr4life

    General MBB thread

    I agree that this is a different type of team than most previous squads. I don't agree that Skerry is a defensive whiz. He merely focuses more on defense than offense. There is nothing unique about his defensive style, as opposed to lets say a Jim Boeheim who runs a terribly unique defense that gives folks fits. He recruited players that were defense oriented, therefore his defensive numbers were better. We will see if he knows how to coach offense. I do hope they succeed, but not yet on the bandwagon. Too many years have gone by where we thought that "this is the year"....only top have mediocre conference teams whoop them in the tournament and despite all the talk of not using the tournament as a barometer....in a one bid conference, that is the measuring stick. Again, he has had a decade to prove it and we are still waiting....many are waiting too patiently.
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    General MBB thread

    I appreciate your thoughts regarding building a program that is solid beyond the goal of conference championship. You talk about strong foundations, so that we can be good for years going into the future, etc. These are worthy and noble goals. You mention this is a Skerry issue because he is the coach now....which is true. I suggest you remember that he has had over a decade to get this done and he has not accomplished this goal. The team is having a very good year thus far. If any coach coaches long enough, that coach is bound to have one good year, if only by accident. I will wait for ongoing proof before acting as this is that magic moment that Towson becomes Gonzaga. It is fun to watch this squad but there is still quite a bot to prove. Skerry teams have set a low bar to get Towson fans excited about.
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    General MBB thread

    Sounds like you have Skerryitis....very contagious disease
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    Gibson leads MBB over Hofstra 78-66 (story)

    Credit where it is due. The team played exceptionally well last night. Great passing, shooting and defense. As good a game as I have seen the Black and Gold play in at least a decade. Now the object is to keep it going.
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    MBB falls to Drexel 65-61

    After watching the game last night and seeing the totally stupid technical for unnecessary and dumb push by #55, I was left with the same thought as every year. Skerry teams always find some dumb play that cost them the game. Without that tech, they likely would not have won, but at least had a chance. Total loss of poise. History repeating itself.
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    New AD Thread II

    Again, I don't disagree with you regarding the likely uproar of a fee increase as there are jut not many folks who really care. It would take a 100 dollar per student increase to raise two million, which likely is the minimum needed to really make a difference. If games are there, they might go...if not..so be it. Waddell was able to change that culture...and a Waddell without the reckless spending would be good. But the one who really has to make a statement and identify the GOALS of athletics is the president. I keep going back to my basic point. You need to know what is expected and what you are willing to fund. Without a public statement from the president on that matter, all of this conversation does not have much meaning.
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    New AD Thread II

    The real question is do enough people care about the success of Towson Athletics that every student would be required to pay more in their student fee to fund such a journey. Those that care about the success care a great deal......but are there enough of them. I still believe there should be a public statement from the President as to what is the "real" goal of Towson Athletics. Address the funding...Address the Competitive Goals. Address the Community Service. Until we get a real picture as to what she (and the university system) wants out of Towson Athletics....it is the blind leading the blind.
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    New AD Thread II

    I still hope that a "random" season ticket holder, that has not been privy to the internal Towson politics, should be on the committee representing the regular folks who Towson hopes to attract to games. I do understand that the 5 million dollar guy has lots of pull and that type of person has had that influence over the years. We have heard talk by the previous ADs of Tiger Nation. Lets let one of those folks have input in a major decision. .....Plus it would be an awesome PR move
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    New AD Thread II

    What, I think, would be very helpful and give the fans a better understanding of what this is all about.....is a statement from the President stating what her goal is for Athletics. Just saying "we want to win in football and basketball" would be insufficient. A thorough statement regarding both the competitive and financial aspects of athletics is important. A statement regarding how athletics is to be a part of the entire university experience....as opposed to just being an independent section. A statement clearly defining what is expected of coaches in regard to competition, graduation, fundraising and behavior are all terribly significant. I hope we don't get a "behind closed doors" selection. We also have to realize the world we live in. In the world of sports in media, you notice the announcers/analysts/broadcasters.....there is always representatives of both genders, of all racial backgrounds and total diversity. I know we are not supposed to be talking politics here....and I hope this is not viewed in that light. Without saying if it is good, bad or indifferent, the trend is now toward female ADs, i.e. Delaware----William and Mary, etc. Facts are facts...so nothing should surprise us.......My only hope is that this is an open process, with the President making clear the ultimate goal.
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    New AD Thread

    Could you explain what a "woke" committee is? Not sure I understand
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    New AD Thread

    Lets not take our eye off the ball and start talking compensation. Lets talk about accomplishments. I only used Elon as one example. We need to find the right fit for Towson. BTW, longevity does not equal mediocrity. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. That is the talk of those finding the new AD.......find the one that does not. If it was easy, it would have been done already. It is a tough job. That is why Schatzel's choice of "searchers" is as important as any part of the process. I know nothing of the two mentioned, so I cant speak to that. I think it would be great if she had a "regular" fan.....not big donor...not someone who is beholding to anyone other than those who want to come and watch competitive sports.....JUST A FAN.........as part of the committee.
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    New AD Thread

    Sorry ..............Elon
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    New AD Thread

    I really think we need someone who "knows who Towson is". We should not be worried about keeping up with the Joneses. We need to be the best we can be for who we are. That does not mean accepting mediocrity. We need to get folks in places who know how to maximize the resources we have. We also need someone who the name "Towson", means something to, beyond just a step toward their next job. I know many of you like Waddell, but the financial position he put Towson in (and he was gone by the time the S*** hit the fan) made the next persons job more than difficult. While Waddell had many positives, he clearly was going to be gone and what he did here was more superficial than anything else. We should use the change that has been made at WElson as an example. Their AD has done an amazing job, and from my understanding, the only reason he is not at Towson is because we would not meet his price tag. Had we done so, we would have made up the difference several times over. That person is hard to find, but clearly worth the time and money in the search. Go with the interim until you find the right person...it may take longer than you would hope and cause some minor difficulties along the way, but we need a long term answer. Being the NC State to UNC or Michigan State to Michigan as Dr. Caret proposed will never happen. Being Baltimore's College Team is a great slogan, but in reality makes little difference. Baltimore is a city where people are more proud of the high school they went to rather than Towson University. I don't know how to do it, which is why I am not an AD......., but there is a mixture of fiscal responsibility, student athlete experience and pubic relations that no one has found yet....and when you find that person who understands what it takes, be ready to pay.
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    New AD Thread

    We need to hope Sorem is never anywhere near the AD chair. I know firsthand how sexist she is toward men's sports. I also know firsthand her willingness to let women's sports be unaccountable for poor decision making. She would be a total disaster!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    quick math - numbers don't lie

    The point I am making is that regular season records are, in a one bid conference, meaningless. If all you want is a pat in the back, you can refer to regular season records. If you want something that matters, refer to post season....that's where you earn your money.

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