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Re: HART: Who REPLACES Jank? What about Steve Alford?

Postby JasonB » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:45 pm

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Over-react much? You guys are right, this is the exact same scenario as June Jones. The first sub-par season, lots of frustration heading into the new season. Lots of stories about difficulties on the recruiting trail. Frustration with the assistant coaches. Complaints about practice. Honestly, exactly the same.

And, very similarly, nobody blindly backed June Jones. Or Jank. All we are saying is that things will play out. We made a point that June had earned one year to turn things around. He actually had one game and the plug was pulled. This is Jank's year to turn things around. And if he doesn't (and of course it very clearly looks like he won't), the plug will be pulled. We all know that is going to happen, and it will be the right move when it does. And SMU will go and do the work to find a high quality replacement, just like they have done in football and in BB over the past 5 years. Rip on Hart and the admin all you want for the disaster of the reseat (much deserved scorn), but they have actually done a good job recently of identifying good coaches to bring in.


I agree with you on Hart. He's not perfect but his coaching hires have been very good. What I'm afraid of is that like June, we will hold on to Jank a year too long. I'm afraid the "year to turn things around" would be next year for him when we are "finally off sanctions". By then, like June, we would just be twisting the knife. Unlike with football though, I know the basketball booster/s can afford to pull the plug on Jank with a couple years left on his contract. Lets hope that's the case.


With June, we had to give him the one year to turn things around after 5-7. Mostly because of our horrible recent history in football and the consecutive bowl games. Once that next season was a disaster, he was out.

Same situation with Jank. Last year was his first stumble after a 30-5 season and having been the assistant for LB. You give him one more season to show it isn't a fluke (this year) and then he is gone. I don't think there is any way the big money boosters or the rest of us season ticket holders will allow it to drag out beyond this year.

Luckily, unlike football, you can recover the roster really quickly in basketball. The right coach can add a couple of nice pieces to the roster and have us winning immediately.
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Re: HART: Who REPLACES Jank? What about Steve Alford?

Postby Treadway21 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:10 pm

CenTXpony wrote:
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CenTXpony wrote:[quote="ponyboy"]Gossip and being a card carrying member of the lynch mob is fun. Doesn't matter. Jank will be judged on whether he makes the Dance or not this season. That is the standard. No, doesn't look good, but not going to waste time tearing down a good man. It's not right and it doesn't help the current team or the program.


If it were up to you we’d still have June Jones coaching our football team.


Over-react much? You guys are right, this is the exact same scenario as June Jones. The first sub-par season, lots of frustration heading into the new season. Lots of stories about difficulties on the recruiting trail. Frustration with the assistant coaches. Complaints about practice. Honestly, exactly the same.

And, very similarly, nobody blindly backed June Jones. Or Jank. All we are saying is that things will play out. We made a point that June had earned one year to turn things around. He actually had one game and the plug was pulled. This is Jank's year to turn things around. And if he doesn't (and of course it very clearly looks like he won't), the plug will be pulled. We all know that is going to happen, and it will be the right move when it does. And SMU will go and do the work to find a high quality replacement, just like they have done in football and in BB over the past 5 years. Rip on Hart and the admin all you want for the disaster of the reseat (much deserved scorn), but they have actually done a good job recently of identifying good coaches to bring in.


You’re absolutely right. It is exactly like June Jones all over. Just like June, Jank has avoided contact with quality recruits that showed interest in SMU. Just like June Jones, Jank chose to recruit diamonds in the rough with no offers. Just like June Jones, Jank is absolutely disconnected from social media. Just like June Jones, Jank makes a bunch of excuses as to why the losses are piling up without taking any accountability. Just like when June Jones was the coach, Jank has you still being a sun-shiner.


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He isn't exactly like June Jones - he hasn't tried to change the mascot. So he's got that going for him.
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Re: HART: Who REPLACES Jank? What about Steve Alford?

Postby DanFreibergerForHeisman » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:58 pm

Treadway21 wrote:He isn't exactly like June Jones - he hasn't tried to change the mascot. So he's got that going for him.

Wears other schools stuff in public though.
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Re: HART: Who REPLACES Jank? What about Steve Alford?

Postby mtrout » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:51 pm

Our mascot is kinda dorky. We're the mustangs and our mascot is a 3 foot pony. At least he kills other mascots...literally.
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Re: HART: Who REPLACES Jank? What about Steve Alford?

Postby SoCal_Pony » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:33 pm

Treadway21 wrote:He isn't exactly like June Jones - he hasn't tried to change the mascot. So he's got that going for him.


Yeah, but at the Cancun Challenge he didn’t wear socks.
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Re: HART: Who REPLACES Jank? What about Steve Alford?

Postby sadderbudweiser » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:50 am

mtrout wrote:Our mascot is kinda dorky. We're the mustangs and our mascot is a 3 foot pony. At least he kills other mascots...literally.



Nobody liked that goat anyway.
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