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  1. TSU88

    The Five Year Rule For Coaches

    I’m going to have to disagree with you that expecting to have made it to even just one conference title game, in 13 years, is unreasonable. I’m also going to have to disagree that fear of regressing under a new coach is reason to keep a coach who thus far, in not a small sample size, has proven unable to win when it most matters. CT spraining his ankle: C of C dropping 3’s (might as well add in the loss to W&M at the Baltimore Civic Center, when we had Benimon)…I’m sorry, but that’s losers talk. Results matter, and never having even made it out of the conference tournament semifinals in well over a decade isn’t good enough
  2. TSU88

    The Five Year Rule For Coaches

    This argument cannot exist in perpetuity, to justify keeping a coach with, by any objective measure, a DISMAL postseason record, can it?🤷‍♂️🤔
  3. TSU88

    The Five Year Rule For Coaches

    The year 2011 just called and it said while it’s grateful that Skerry pulled the program from the abyss, it’s also ok to hold Skerry accountable for never having made it to a conference championship game, if not, you know, actually winning such a game. It’s laudable he graduates players. Other coaches graduate players AND win conference tournaments and go to the dance. Graduating players is one metric; it’s not the only one. Serious question-let’s assume we don’t make it to a conference championship game this season, and the 3 after, which would take us to the end of Skerry’s contract, absent another extension. Notice I didn’t say he actually wins the game, but I set the bar at him simply getting us to the finals. Would you advocate that he get yet another extension?
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    Rhetorical questions

    Poor guy. Sorry to hear that, but maybe that’ll get him another year of eligibility this coming fall
  5. TSU88

    When is enough, enough?

    Every now and then, one or more of our guys will pop & have a very good scoring game. Remember when DWill had a 26 point game a few weeks ago? But far too much inconsistency, especially from Tarke and May. I don’t have the stats in front of me, but I’m not sure either of these guys are shooting 40% for the season. Bottom line-too many role players/B or C listers, and no A listers
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    The Five Year Rule For Coaches

    You’re correct, that there are outliers, and Coen is a good example. The difference though is, unlike our coach, at least Coen has been to the dance. In such a case, if a coach wants to establish roots, it’s a nice feel good story. In our case, after 13 years of postseason futility, the expiration date on the milk carton has expired. Unfortunately, I fear it’ll eventually be 16 years of such futility. I assume Skerry will soon be lobbying for yet another extension, claiming his ability to recruit will be hamstrung if he’s a short timer. (A somewhat dubious claim, given that the advent of the portal has resulted in a pool of short term rentals). And of course, citing to the fact he graduates kids & they do community service. I can only hope our AD & new President don’t fall for this. If they do, they might as well just give him a lifetime contract and be done with it
  7. TSU88

    The Five Year Rule For Coaches

    You win the internet today, though I do disagree when you say that the decade of mediocrity has done no one any favors. It’s done Skerry a huge favor, by giving him airtight job security, earning him millions of dollars during this time. I could not agree with your “launching pad” statement more strongly. TU is not a place a football or basketball coach should get tenure. Either be successful and “ use” TU to leapfrog to a bigger & better job, or get out. It’s ok if we get “used” like that, as it means we achieved a level of success that enticed a bigger program to poach our coach. Then, with that degree of notoriety we achieved, we go out and hire the next go-getter, and hopefully it’s rinse, wash, repeat. Your post reminds me of a funny story I once heard. A reporter asked TB Bucs coach John McKay how long he felt it would take for him to make the Bucs a playoff contender. He answered, “5 years.” When asked why 5 years, he said, “because that’s how long of a contract they gave me.”😆
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    Rhetorical questions

    He’s played in 1 game for NM State, logging 6 minutes, with 0 points. Another brilliant recruiting decision by our staff.
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    MBB falls at 0-13 Hampton 67-61

    Bingo. I’ve said it before, being one of the leaders in offensive rebounds is terribly misleading, because in addition to missing the first shot, more often than not we miss the second one (and even the third one) as well. Please bring in better shooters!!!
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    Rhetorical questions

    As I mentioned in an earlier post in this thread, I have serious doubts about the ability of this staff to develop the players they bring in.
  11. TSU88

    CAA Men's Basketball Thread

    Highly unlikely, given that we have 2 road games left, including vs a UNCW team that will be spoiling for revenge + playing for the top seed. In any event, I’m highly skeptical we can beat NCAT on the road. Our 2 home games are no walk in the park either
  12. TSU88

    Rhetorical questions

    Your answer #1 is to my point. Tejada and May would seem to be the only players who might generate interest, and neither would be slam dunks, though Tejada’s size and scoring ability makes him the pick of the litter. But other than these two, the cupboard is pretty bare. I mean Lowery is a great defensive player, but can’t shoot. Anyone have any hope our coaching staff will develop him? I certainly don’t. Williamson has his moments, but he’s not really a PG, and too small for a 2 guard. Been down this road before, but at the risk of being redundant, too many marginal role player types (Coleman, Paar, Jones, Sulaiman, and maybe Cole, who I had such high hopes for). I’d count Hicks in this group, but I’m not sure he’s ever going to play again. This is a reoccurring theme-the roster turns over every year, but rarely are impact players onboarded. Correct me if I’m wrong, but what impact players have recently been brought in via the portal, other than Holden. Why will this offseason be any different?
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    Rhetorical questions

    To the 10 or so of us who post here, I pose the following questions: (1) If you’re a coach of another team, is there anyone on our roster you’re salivating over trying to poach? Tejada, maybe. May? Perhaps a lateral move, but would a bigger program covet him? My point is, we just don’t have an abundance of talent; (2) if you’re a talented scorer in high school or the portal, do you want to come play for a coach who is determined to play at the slowest pace in the country, and who’s track record of getting to his conference championship game is perfect, in a negative sense
  14. TSU88

    MBB falls at 0-13 Hampton 67-61

    What is there to say that would even possibly explain this debacle? I mean, he would say how he did a poor job of preparing them, blah, blah, blah. Just more words in the wind
  15. TSU88

    MBB falls at 0-13 Hampton 67-61

    When I wrote he’s not going anywhere, I certainly didn’t mean it in the context of another school poaching him, but rather that we don’t have the financial wherewithal to sack him, which I firmly believe is what needs to happen. And I don’t disagree-when you’re making near, or maybe more than, 500K a year, the buck stops with you. Other schools are able to bring in scorers, why can’t he?

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