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Re: A simple yes or no answer...what's your prediction?

Postby okcponyfan » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:04 am

He will be back next year.

Little ricky knows what he is doing. Didn't you see that he got some AD of the year award?

Guessing the award has as much prestige as a Dundie or a few Shrute Bucks
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Re: A simple yes or no answer...what's your prediction?

Postby SoCal_Pony » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:08 am

FWIW, at the beginning of the season I predicted SMU would:

Go .500 in conference play
Win 19 games headed into the tournament
Win their 1st tourney game
Be a bubble NIT team
Retain tank

I’ll stand by those predictions

Also, Snob....I think you’re prediction should be ‘No’, not ‘Yes’ given your insights.
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Re: A simple yes or no answer...what's your prediction?

Postby ponypatrick » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:30 am

JasonB wrote:My prediction is no, unless players are threatening to leave the program. Buyout is expensive and the economy is about to take a hit beyond just the stock market.

IMHO, the answer should be yes at this point. This year was the opportunity to get the ship righted. My expectations were top 4/5, with an NIT bid, building towards an NCAA bid next year. We had that in our grasp and let it slip away. Results matter. On the court, the defensive fundamentals still aren't there. As a coach, running a full, intense practice is really important for team improvement and to implement principles. So I was willing to give him a pass for the last two years and see what happened this year. But there are just too many quick threes, and poor defensive possessions. Not enough accountability. Not having an idea on how to properly use a big is an issue. Things just don't look right. That is a qualitative judgement, but I think we all see the same thing. If you watch Wichita State against Memphis, it looks like a good game with good players. When you watch an SMU game, it just isn't clean. We junk the game up. We don't play good defense (sometimes players miss shots which helps us, and we don't create a lot of turnovers) and on offense the half court game just doesn't look very good a lot of the time. We either have players who aren't good junking the game up to keep the game close (which would be on Jank for poor recruiting) or the players are talented but we aren't getting enough out of them (which would also be on Jank). It just isn't enjoyable basketball.

simple yes or no ????????? What are you running for ??? Sound like a Politician to me... :lol: :lol:

It is also clear that alumni, fans, and students aren't bought into Jank. The student support has vanished even though we only lost two games at home this year. That tells you the team isn't really passing the eye test for them. That is a big problem, and a reason on its own to let him go. If the student are bought into the coach and the program, they show up.

In my mind, I want to compare this to the Mavs, who this year also execute extremely poorly down the stretch and lose close game. They choke. And people put the blame on a young team instead of Carlisle. So you start to think that maybe Jank is getting a raw deal. But Ethan and Mike have enough game experience to do better in those situations if it is demanded of them. And with the talent on the team, a lot of these games should never have been as close as they were to begin with. Look at Memphis - they deal with youth and turn the ball over 20 times a game. But still finished ahead of us in conference and with the bubble analysts basically because they play defense. That is the difference, and reason why I think the coach should be removed.
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Re: A simple yes or no answer...what's your prediction?

Postby PonySnob » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:33 am

SoCal_Pony wrote:FWIW, at the beginning of the season I predicted SMU would:

Go .500 in conference play
Win 19 games headed into the tournament
Win their 1st tourney game
Be a bubble NIT team
Retain tank

I’ll stand by those predictions

Also, Snob....I think you’re prediction should be ‘No’, not ‘Yes’ given your insights.
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Re: A simple yes or no answer...what's your prediction?

Postby skyscraper » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:28 am

No, unfortunately.
Irony is we couldn't have asked for much more with the total collapse that occurred that at most schools would get him axed.
I cannot imagine what kind of spin will take place after they announce he's back for another season.
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Re: A simple yes or no answer...what's your prediction?

Postby DanFreibergerForHeisman » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:45 am

skyscraper wrote:I cannot imagine what kind of spin will take place after they announce he's back for another season.

They probably won't announce anything since he is under contract and not getting fired.

I am sure we will get a preseason puff piece around media day highlighting his record at SMU and the number of returning starters.
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Re: A simple yes or no answer...what's your prediction?

Postby LA_Mustang » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:53 pm

If we lose Thursday - gone.
If we win Thursday and lose Friday - 50/50
If we win Thursday and Friday - another year of Jank.
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Re: A simple yes or no answer...what's your prediction?

Postby Pony ^ » Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:29 pm

Hart and co don't have the balls.

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Re: A simple yes or no answer...what's your prediction?

Postby One Trick Pony » Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:18 pm

I like Jason's simple yes or no response.

No
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Re: A simple yes or no answer...what's your prediction?

Postby Insane_Pony_Posse » Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:41 pm

Charleston Pony wrote:No...subject to change if this team gets blown out Thursday night


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Re: A simple yes or no answer...what's your prediction?

Postby JasonB » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:23 pm

One Trick Pony wrote:I like Jason's simple yes or no response.

No

:). I didn't want to give a simple No and then be accused of being a Jank lover once Rebel comes back on the board.
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Re: A simple yes or no answer...what's your prediction?

Postby One Trick Pony » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:35 pm

JasonB wrote:
One Trick Pony wrote:I like Jason's simple yes or no response.

No

:). I didn't want to give a simple No and then be accused of being a Jank lover once Rebel comes back on the board.
Do we really care what people think on this board I don't care what anybody thinks.
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Re: A simple yes or no answer...what's your prediction?

Postby sadderbudweiser » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:19 pm

One Trick Pony wrote:
JasonB wrote:
One Trick Pony wrote:I like Jason's simple yes or no response.

No

:). I didn't want to give a simple No and then be accused of being a Jank lover once Rebel comes back on the board.
Do we really care what people think on this board I don't care what anybody thinks.



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Re: A simple yes or no answer...what's your prediction?

Postby sadderbudweiser » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:22 pm

One Trick Pony wrote:I like Jason's simple yes or no response.

No



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Re: A simple yes or no answer...what's your prediction?

Postby Hop Sing » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:43 pm

I haven’t read or heard one hot seat rumor. The Jankster will be back strumming on the Miller Court next year regardless of what happens Thursday. Bet on it
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