Re: Look at it this way
I don't know. Certainly no reason to be critical of the players, and Fred is a first year coach, but I can't believe how many posters here are trying to spin yet another crap season into a silver lining.
Yes, Fred is new, and Jackson is still relatively new. But we just finished DEAD f'n last in MBB and Wrestling in the conference -- for two of our programs that used to be competitive.
Walking out the arena yesterday, I literally felt like puking. I can't believe we have been bounced in the first round for 5 years straight in this event that my family used to plan our entire week/weekend around. ISU used to rule this city, now we are pitied.
And to watch us choke another lead away is unreal.
Overall, this has just been a very disappointing year to be an ISU fan (IMHO). FB underwhelmed me this year, MBB blowing numerous games was disappointing, not a wresting expert but it seems to be on the brink of becoming irrelevant. WBB is having another solid Fennelly year, but it is hard to rally around WBB.
Starting next year, WBB becomes significantly harder, MBB loses two of the worst programs in the Big 12, FB ain't going to be any easier, and Big 12 wresting is non-existant. It is going to be very tough plowing.
Re: Look at it this way
WE aren't - an EXTREME vocal minority are wishing we had a different coach because they still haven't let go of the grudge that their man wasn't hired in the first place. Never mind the guy who did coach did a HELL of a job considering every single disadvantage he had going into this season - no coaching experience, lack of talent and depth to work with, and a better-than-average conference. And despite that, we had the opportunity to win all but four games this year.
Originally Posted by bellzisu
And no - I don't think an established coach such as Gillespie would have done better this team than Hoiberg did - he may be a good coach but he's not a witch doctor. And yes - I'll take Hoiberg's NBA connections over Gillespie's "established" recruiting pipeline (which may or may not still be in tact, considering he's been out of the game for a few years now). With Hoiberg's connections his pipeline is going to be a hell of a lot more productive than Gillespie's would ever be.
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