Nice. Blame the student/athletes. That'll shut up all the GMac critics. :jimlad:
Interesting take. I absolutly agree on his take. I think he is a bit defensive about the whole thing though. Steve Deuce is probably having a field day.
I think the bottom line is that he's made his decision for this year. It would do us all good to realize that and stop with the pointless 'NOW ITS REALLY TIME TO FIRE MCDERMOTT' posts. Change it up to posts about how many wins we need or how we will field a team. There are plenty of ways to be critical without talking about firing a coach who isn't getting fired this year. Again, you don't have to be positive, but just be realistic.
That letter is absolutely astonishing. How can he continue to protect McDermott and push all the blame on to the players? I am just shocked.
I think that is pretty accurate.
He was asked to defend what is happening and he did in the way that he could. Simmer down.
I don’t read it exactly that way. I work with college students and I’m amazed at their Burger King like mentality (your way right away) and their inability to deal with adversity and taking greater responsibility for their actions. I agree that it will be interesting to see how they transition into the ‘real world’ of being an adult.
One thing he didn't address: Every situation where a "selfish" or "immature" player "quit" on ISU over the last 3 years or so has one factor in common.
The coach who brought that "low-character" recruit onto campus and made him part of our MBB team, and then failed to turn the kid's attitude around? Mac.
It takes two to tango. Putting all the blame on the side of the players is just whistling past the graveyard.
wow - bet that attitude will help recruiting :skeptical:, and way to bring Fennelly to deflect attention.
Think about it: Not only did Mac go out of his way to recruit "The Teutonic Twit", he was even willing to give him a scholie to ride the pine at ISU during his first year. Giving a headcase an invitation to your program is one thing when he can contribute, but how much sense does it make to bring one in who can't even contribute on gameday OR in practice?
"Pollard's letter please meet a friend of mine...Mr. Grain of Salt"
Makes me sick he puts BF and GM in the same breath.
I totally agree that part of it is selfish spoiled players taught to think they're the cat's ***.
BUT FOR GOD'S SAKE JAMIE, this disgrace of a coach has a huge, huge role in it.
Greg McDermott will stay ISU's coach until it's cheaper to buy him out than run at Hilton with a certain # of fans in attendance. You want Greg gone? Quit going to the games. Greg McDermott has not hurt ISU's bottom line, and between Geoffry and Pollard, Pollard's job is to keep the bottom line in good shape, not be what half of this website wants him to be. Until Greg hurts the bottom line, he's here.
It's Pollard's job to make the Athletic Department profitable. Period. It's the coaches' job to win. Too many people on this website expect Pollard to win the games and then cuddle them to sleep. Not how it works.
I guess I would have liked to see him say something to the effect that McDermott needs to get his act together or he's going to make a change. I realize that he can't come out and say that, but I want to hear from Mac's boss that he's on thin ice.