This team has limited talent- not Pat's fault. He is out there busting his butt on the recruiting trail- something that hasn't occurred in a long time. Recruiting is everything, so he has exceeded my expectations.
Just curious - do you have factual evidence to back up the claim that the current staff is working harder than the prior one in terms of recruiting?
So sad to hear this. Have two great memories with Greg. On HoyaTalk one day and he posts that St. Johns had released floor seats on ticketmaster. I grab a pair and go with my buddy. They were actually first row on the floor (spike lee seats). I met Greg and sat next to him and thanked him for the tip. He was on TV with his bulldog mask the entire game. DJ Owens made a diving play and steamrolled Jahidi into the next row. Those who know him, know that he protected his beer and didnt lose any! Big Hoyas Win! Years later randomly sat next to him in Gampel pavilion at the OT game where Otto went coast to coast to win it. Being CT. residents it was SO SWEET leaving a quiet building and he and I yelled "Hoya Saxa" around the entire concourse. Will miss his energy and love of Hoya Basketball. Rest in Peace
I remember Greg getting in Thabeet's head from the first row the year Greg Monroe wrecked him. Man did he hate UConn.
He passed the dog mask onto his pups and I'm sure a lot more important traits as well. We'll miss you Greg.
So sad. I loved that guy. That game in Hartford Monroe’s freshman year was so great. Late December. UConn was #2 at the time I believe. I think I bumped into Greg that night after the game. Good times. RIP.
This is what happens when a well coached team plays a badly coached team. Don't try to convince me Creighton has a talent advantage over us. It's not like their guards are beating us off the dribble like most other teams do. This is just screens and moving the ball around.
I don’t think there was anything good about that half. And I don’t feel like the defense has improved much since November. That said, it’s ridiculous to say Creighton isn’t more talented. Their players are a lot better than ours.
Walkers effort and free throw shooting were positives.
The bizarre thing is that now our guards are being given wide open looks. It used to be our bigs who were left alone. Somehow, our guards need to step up or we will have a hard time beating our BE opponents.
It really stood out how they were guarding Jagan. They weren't guarding him outside the paint, let alone out by the 3 point line.
again i LOL at anyone who complains about our OOC schedule. we have to kinda squeak by a richmond team and need 39 minutes to put away Howard. please refrain from complaining about our OOC schedule until we've won multiple games against top-half big east teams. even a win against syracuse does nothing to dispel the fact that we are not consistently good team right now. emphasis on "right now." and dear god, don't get me started on Jeff Goodman's trolling of our schedule on twitter.
Our schedule is a complete and utter embarrassing disaster on every level.
Post by JohnnyJones on Nov 18, 2017 10:29:31 GMT -5
I posted this in the Ticket Exchange, but I don't think that gets much traffic. Since this is last minute re-posting here (apologies Dan if this is a violation of Board rules!):
"Last minute, but the ticket office very generously upgraded me to courtside seats for today. My kids cant go so I have a second seat. Would hate for it to go to waste. If anyone was going solo today and would like to join me PM me."
Post by JohnnyJones on Nov 18, 2017 9:58:32 GMT -5
Last minute, but the ticket office very generously upgraded me to courtside seats for today. My kids cant go so I have a second seat. Would hate for it to go to waste. If anyone was going solo today and would like to join me PM me.
Navy and Towson just announced schedules today, no Georgetown. As of 8/15, 156 Division I schools have finalized schedules overall, none include Georgetown. Overall, 239 Div. I schools have announced opponents for the opening weekend on Nov. 10-11.
Candidates for opening weekend? I'll start with Radford, Savannah State, and UDC.
Can we wait until the schedule comes out before we complain about it? This is absurd. We are complaining about the schedule of a first time coach being too weak before it has even been released as if we have had consistently easy schedules (false) or we have any idea what Ewing's scheduling philosophy is. Can we just relax and maybe give the new coach a chance before circling the wagons.
Doesn't embarrassingly pulling out of the PK80 tournament give us some idea about the scheduling philosophy?
Apologies because I am sure this is being discussed somewhere - but I just read on the front page that 6 of our 8 scholarship players were at the press conference yesterday. Do we know who was not there?
Hyperbole or not, I think the comparison is a bad one. John Thompson Jr. was a great coach, for a time, and so was JT3, for a time. Both of them had declines toward the end of their run as coaches (John Thompson Jr's being longer, and deeper, I think).
But it's not a good comparison. John Thompson Jr. coached an entirely different game for most of his career: no shot clock, no three point shooting, etc. JT3 coached in the three point era, and during an era where the game moved away from big men and more to a guard-oriented game stressing threes and layups.
Would John Thompson Jr. at his prime be a good coach in today's game? Impossible to know.
Yes he would.
The shot clock occurred in 1985. 3-pt shot in 86? We had pretty good teams in the late 80's. Two Elite 8's. Sweet Sixteen in 1990. And those were years when coach was on "autopilot" even then, coaching-wise and recruiting-wise. JT2 had good teams before Ewing and after Ewing. A team without a dominant big man in the middle or at power-forward (Reggie and the Miracles). He could adjust and work with the talent he had. He pressed and pushed the pace of his teams according to his personnel.
When III went to Final Four some thought that he was already a better coach than his father. It wouldn't have been crazy to think that given III's immediate success his first 3-4 years here. JT2 made that comment around that time, I believe? Over time, we saw that wasn't the case.
Very sadly we did not make the Sweet 16 in 1990. We lost to Xavier in the Round of 32. I still think about that game often, and how Mark Tillmon's shot was halfway down at the end. I had a terrible sunburn that day too.
My take on Ewing: I would profoundly (and probably naively) hope that while his Hoya background would be a consideration, an interview would involve detailed questions and answers about his plans and his visions for all aspects of this program going forward, from recruiting and strength/conditioning, to game and practice strategy, to academics and public relations, and that any decision is based (almost) entirely on the responses. I know that many here are convinced that this would not be the case. Maybe they are right. I would hope that paying the money for a search company, not to mention having Tagliabue heading up the search, was not just a smokescreen to deflect criticism, but an honest effort to hire the best interested candidate.
I hope for this too, although I think there is some validity to the point being made that this is a done deal because would we bring Patrick in for a formal interview (widely reported in the press) and then not offer him the job (potentially embarrassing him and hurting his chances - even if only slightly - to land a HC job in the future)? I dont know, of course, but that seems like a fair concern to me.
One question on the assistant coach comp issues - am I correct in remembering that there are some limitations on how much you can pay certain assistants? Maybe not, but I vaguely remember reading about that at some point.