Re: Reflections on the Miami "game"
posted at 2/25/2011 11:40 AM EST
If YOU were a Coach Skinner lover, then Coach was wise to have studied the lesson of Brutus.
Stevie Wonder is NO Coach K. Get real, lad!
The 2 recruits he brought in have been negligible in terms of contributions.
Last year, they WERE a young team.
Stevie DID have a 6-year skein of losing seasons @ Cornell and STILL can't beat them, as shown by this year's 100% loss to the Ivies.
If Ravenel was not good enough to play at The Institute this year, then you are a better talent judge than Coach Thad Motta, who's had Ohio State near the top of the rankings lately and has a long proven record. My trust goes to Coach Motta. WHY would he recruit to a top 5 program a player who could not make it at The Institute this year Huh?
Just watch Rakim Sanders @ Fairfield. The kid CAN play.
Same thing with Brady. WHY would another top program take him if he could not make it at the lower-level Institute?
As you may have chosen to ignore, Coach Skinner had 3 losing seasons when he came here, not DOUBLE that number, as Stevie Wonder did @ Cornell. Also, after Dear Leader out of pique blew up the program soon after Coach O'Brien brought home the first BE Tourney title. Then our 4 prime recruits bailed, Coach Skinner had to rebuild. He did NOT have the core that Stevie Wonder inherited.
You say you trust Stevie Wonder on his offense. If that is true, then off Stevie's showing thus far, you likely would have trusted Bernie Madoff with your money.
I am not "Dude." If you are an alum of alma mater, did you not learn to speak maturely?
If Coach Skinner's recruiting was "slipping badly", how do you explain Reggie Jackson, who may be Player of the Year next season in the ACC?
No, I NEVER called for Coach Skinner's ouster. We were lucky to have him.
He brought titles, was NATIONAL Coach of the Year, earned respect for his principles and demeanor, was able to speak English correctly (something that seems to evade his successor), AND was the first and only men's black head coach The Institute ever had. But then Dear Leader and Flippo decided we needed a white Irish-American - something new to alma mater, to be sure!
In shape? Who? What evidence? What do the stats tell you?
The hard reality that the idolatry crowd must face is that our program is dropping quickly. We are seventh in a weak ACC. This year's recruits give next to nothing. Thank God we're not in the Big East. We'd make DePaul look like The Celtics.
But, on the positive side, if you visit the Plex, you'll see dozens of video cameras surrounding the basketball courts. You see, the ever-vigilant Flippo and Stevie Wonder don't want to miss even one of the many more walk-ons we'll need next year to have a scrimmage.
We won't win many games, but we're a near-lock for the NCAA record of non-scholarship players on the roster next year.
Who knows, perhaps it won't be long before the acceptance letters come with a hoops uni.