The question I have is this: What kind of a MELTDOWN are we gonna have if Craig Brackins leaves and Harrison Barnes decides to sign with the Kansas Jayhawks?
For the record I am with Greg Mac until at least 2012....Then if we are still hovering around Last Place in conference....Then its time to consider getting rid of Greg McDermott...
Patience Guys its gonna take a lot of Patience to get back to the Orr-Floyd-Eustacy-Morgan style of winning basketball!!!:yes:
Trying to change the subject?
It will be announced that in Year four we are really in Year One of CB loses.
It is called do overs.
It is a Mulligan when you are giving more strokeds for your folks. It is cooking the books like Enron.
It is the stimulus plan bent the wrong direction.
It is I-State politics.
If you lose one player and it cost five wins, you have a comment on the surrounding level of talent. When that haoppens three years in a row, you have an even bigger comment.
I might even offer that the clock could now be ticking with JP and next year is put up or shut up whether CB stays or goes.
A side comment, Shawn Taggart was the leading scorer for Memphis (#5) last night. If Shawn was playing with CB we might have had a chance for 20 wins while our guards would not feel so pressurized to miss their shots.
Let me start by saying I'm NOT for firing gmac at this point. But the opinion I've seen on here that losing a coach "put's you back another 3-5 years" is flat out wrong. If you hire the wrong guy, well yes, of course that puts you back but if you hire the right guy it takes no where near 3-5 years. This is not opinion, it is fact because you see it ever single year in college basketball. Good coachs can turn around programs in 1-2 years. I'm not saying gmac is not a good coach either, I'm willing to be patient for at least another year but losing/firing gmac would not set us back as much as people on here say.
I know it's overboard, but the announcers last night talked about that very thing, (as most do now), and one said that he would be a possible player-of-the-year candidate. That in itself is a stretch unless he continues to improve and the team plays much better next year. Even then, he won't stand a legimate chance, (see Troy Davis), for any national honors other than all-american.
I think CB has his head screwed on straight and will do the right thing for himself and for the team.
If CB transfers, then McD is gone.
If CB goes to the NBA, McD earns another 1/2 year -- which means he has to show some big improvement through the course of next season AND generate buzz with recruiting. If the fan base checks out and the team isn't improving and there aren't any top 20 type recruits, then -- deserved or not -- I'd say he'll be gone.
But I think CB will be here next year and we'll be a bubble team.
Craig will absolutely have a chance at the Naismith if he makes the improvement jump from this year to next like he did from last year to this one. He will need Colvin and Gilstrap to live up to the hype, but if they do he will be considered. It will all be about the people he has around him (see: Marcus Fizer).
We'll get the Dendy kid from Indian Hills and hope that everyone on the team has improved drastically and we'll have a similar season as all the McDermott years.
then we will probably move to the mo valley where we will continue to mediocore there too.