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Re: SMU/UCF Tournament Game

Postby East Coast Mustang » Sat Mar 11, 2023 2:33 am

Charleston Pony wrote:
EastStang wrote:Season over. Let's see what this team looks like next year.


We will soon find out whether Lanier was a good hire. Pressure is on to upgrade immediately and to significantly improve on this year's disappointing results.

Recruiting class looks good
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Re: SMU/UCF Tournament Game

Postby SMU93 » Tue Mar 14, 2023 4:27 pm

What recruiting class?
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Re: SMU/UCF Tournament Game

Postby Charleston Pony » Tue Mar 14, 2023 4:28 pm

SMU93 wrote:What recruiting class?


I think that was his point
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Re: SMU/UCF Tournament Game

Postby SMU93 » Tue Mar 14, 2023 4:32 pm

I thought so too. Just checking
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Re: SMU/UCF Tournament Game

Postby Charleston Pony » Tue Mar 14, 2023 4:33 pm

Next year's class pretty much has to be about the portal at this point. Guys are starting to hit the portal and it would be nice to bring some local guys back "home"
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Re: SMU/UCF Tournament Game

Postby SMU93 » Tue Mar 14, 2023 5:01 pm

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ponyte wrote:One wonders how bad things would have been with Jank?


Might have had K.D. and Bandoumel back so it would have come down to replacing the Weathers brothers which would have been a tall order. The 2 incoming frosh he had recruited would probably not have helped much but he might have been able to finish close to .500

It was the right decision to move on from the Jank era as NIT appeared to be his ceiling

KD said he would have stayed and Bandoumel was close with Jank, too — my guess is he would have stayed, too.

Moving on from any coach or GM or player is only a good idea if the replacement is an improvement. It’s too early to say Lanier can’t coach, but the comparison after one year isn’t even close. We lost out best player specifically because Jank wasn’t back, and we stumbled to 10 wins. TEN.

We ran off a coach who (made excuses and) navigated the probation and lost scholarships he inherited, and he won 24 games last year, which doesn’t exactly scream "job stability" to the next coach. When any coach is hired the school always brags about how many amazing candidates wanted the job, but there’s no way this brought out a deep pool of candidates.

Hopefully Lanier proves to be a great hire. We'll see.
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Re: SMU/UCF Tournament Game

Postby redpony » Tue Mar 14, 2023 6:20 pm

Of course sometimes you have to try an recruit good coaches instead of hoping they will call you. OK- re-seat, re-coach. nothing new here.
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Re: SMU/UCF Tournament Game

Postby mtrout » Tue Mar 14, 2023 7:01 pm

SMU93 wrote:KD said he would have stayed and Bandoumel was close with Jank, too — my guess is he would have stayed, too.

Moving on from any coach or GM or player is only a good idea if the replacement is an improvement. It’s too early to say Lanier can’t coach, but the comparison after one year isn’t even close. We lost out best player specifically because Jank wasn’t back, and we stumbled to 10 wins. TEN.

We ran off a coach who (made excuses and) navigated the probation and lost scholarships he inherited, and he won 24 games last year, which doesn’t exactly scream "job stability" to the next coach. When any coach is hired the school always brags about how many amazing candidates wanted the job, but there’s no way this brought out a deep pool of candidates.

Hopefully Lanier proves to be a great hire. We'll see.

Damn we did win 24 games last year. The hate for Jank was so strong around here that I totally forgot about that.
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Re: SMU/UCF Tournament Game

Postby Charleston Pony » Wed Mar 15, 2023 6:26 am

mtrout wrote:
SMU93 wrote:KD said he would have stayed and Bandoumel was close with Jank, too — my guess is he would have stayed, too.

Moving on from any coach or GM or player is only a good idea if the replacement is an improvement. It’s too early to say Lanier can’t coach, but the comparison after one year isn’t even close. We lost out best player specifically because Jank wasn’t back, and we stumbled to 10 wins. TEN.

We ran off a coach who (made excuses and) navigated the probation and lost scholarships he inherited, and he won 24 games last year, which doesn’t exactly scream "job stability" to the next coach. When any coach is hired the school always brags about how many amazing candidates wanted the job, but there’s no way this brought out a deep pool of candidates.

Hopefully Lanier proves to be a great hire. We'll see.

Damn we did win 24 games last year. The hate for Jank was so strong around here that I totally forgot about that.


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Re: SMU/UCF Tournament Game

Postby redpony » Wed Mar 15, 2023 7:13 am

Charleston Pony wrote:
Never easy to follow a legend. Larry Legend was the best thing to happen to SMU hoops since Doc Hayes


and we likely won't see that kind of success for another decade
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Re: SMU/UCF Tournament Game

Postby Arkpony » Wed Mar 15, 2023 8:47 am

And of course our administration screwed that up royally!
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