Nevertheless, I do appreciate your concern for my professional future...
I deleted that part because I thought it didn't help my argument 30 minutes before you replied. That's bizarre.
Regardless, apparently McDermott is on my side since he lets the players play in it. I find it amusing you didn't reply to that. Your "argument" isn't really much of one either.
Why don't you guys take this to PM?
As far as GMac, quite simply, he hasn't yet posted a winning season in the Big 12. Perhaps he is still learning the Big 12 as well. Just sayin'... Hopefully, this will be the year for a winning Big 12 season.
So, this upcoming season, lets check out a few things that might provide some insight into this issue. Lucca is playing in a different league. So, early in the season, let's watch if Lucca seems to be developmentally and fundamentally ahead, level, or behind the others who played in CCL. When playing early pre-conference games against major and mid-major teams, let's see how ISU looks developmentally and fundamentally against those teams. Let's see how ISU fares in early Big 12 play...will they be on par with the competition right away, or will it take them several games to "catch up"?
How will you be able to tell if individual players are better, the same, or worse from participating in (or not participating in) the CCL? What will you be able to tell me if Lucca went from a 70 to a 80 while Eikmeyer went from a 55 to a 60 Would you be able to tell me that Lucca's summer program was better than Eikmeyer's? Not really, because Lucca might have went to a 85 if he was in Eikmeyer's summer program and Eikmeyer might have only made it to a 57 if in Lucca's. The point is there are too many things for which you cannot control to make the comparisons you want to make.
Do you also realize that CCL is only a small fraction of their summer? Do you realize that our team also plays daily pick-up games at State Gym? Are you suggesting that is bad for their development as well? Because the State Gym games are far more numerous than the CCL games.
CCL isn't hurting anyone unless someone actually gets hurt. To believe anything else is silly.
I'm glad I'm not alone in recognizing the absurdity.
I am suggesting that there are better venues for player development than CCL and State Gym. Whether our players have the opportunity and means to use those venues is another story.
Now, maybe you can perfectly clone the players and have them do both...
"I am suggesting that there are better venues for player development than CCL and State Gym."
Nobody in the world would argue that.
As I recall, Lucca stayed in Ames last summer, part of which entailed playing in the CCL, and the coaches could evaluate how he improved doing that. This year, he is spending his summer playing in an overseas league, and the coaches will again evaluate his improvement doing that. Why is evaluating how the same player fares in two different "training regimens" (so to speak) absurdity?
The CCL is a very small factor into what these coaches think about heading into the summer. It is a place where the kids can go get a run in two or three times a week against some have way decent competition.
The kids are in town because:
A) Summer School - with NCAA Regulations in place summer school is a must for most of our players
B) Conditioning with our strenght staff, this is the best time of year for our players to get in the weight room and build a base for next year
C) You can keep an eye on them and remain in contact with your players.
H) CCL League.
They will get runs in over the course of the summer no matter if they are in Des Moines or if they are in the Bronx. This is not a training regime, this really isn't a focus of training for the coaches. It is something to keep these kids on the floor.
As for what you are talking about in the quoted post, it isn't absurd to think a coach may be able do this evaluation. It is absurd for you to think any of us could do it. Even so, the coach cannot be sure how the player would have developed if the second year's training regimen would have been the same as the first. Maybe the continuity and consistency would have allowed the player to develop even more if the second year's regimen was the same as the first year's.