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    UNLV's Dave Rice

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    Is to UNLV what Mike Locksley was to UNM

    IMO the dude cant coach.... He can recruit, but I think UNLV will win just over 20 games on talent alone...

    Opinions?

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    My opinion?

    Its too soon to tell.

    EDIT: and with what Rice has accomplished so far, I wouldn't say Locksley is a good comparison. Rice still took his team to the NCAA tournament and beat UNC, the then #1 team in Dec.

    Maybe the results are more like a Rocky Long type performance? Seems like going to the Dance is the basketball equivalent of going to a bowl game?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoKuZ View Post
    Is to UNLV what Mike Locksley was to UNM

    IMO the dude cant coach.... He can recruit, but I think UNLV will win just over 20 games on talent alone...

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    Wow!!! Way too harsh, IMO...
    i think Rice is still getting his feet wet. A FAR cry from a "Locksley"

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    Give it some time. Locksley completely destroyed Lobo football, Rice hasn't gotten close to doing that to Rebel basketball yet.
    By the way I really think Locksley's recruiting was overrated. A lot of his recruits never qualified or ended up never making it to UNM for whatever reason. He recruited 'athletes', not 'student-athletes'.

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    I've been critical of rice but it's still so so early for this kinda talk.

    I will say this, he's set himself up to be knocked down by the quality of player he's bought in. It's rare you find a coach that can do both at an elite level. He's recruiting at an elite level, but coaching remains to be seen. Anything other than S16 with this team will be looked on very badly by the rebs.

    UNM flat out SUCKED start of last year but still had a good run. One exhibition game does not a season make

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    Comparing Rice to Locksley is an overly harsh judgement this far in, IMHO.

    If you put a whistle around an ostrich and gave it a clip board, it would be on par with Locksley.

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    Verdict still out. Even though Rice's results have been better than Mike Locksley he might get that same label applied of "can recruit, can't coach."

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    Mike Locksley won 2 games in two and a half years, and essentially destroyed what was respectable football program. Dave Rice beat North Carolina, when they were ranked No. 1 in the country, and made it to the NCAA tournament. This tread is ridiculous.

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    Actually UNLV has a pretty good example in its own history... Billy Bayno who Rice also coached under. Dude could recruit nationally, but was one of the worst in game coaches I ever saw. He chronically underachieved with the talent he had.

    Is that Rice? Time will tell. He definitely needs to stick his foot up this team's arse today!
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    Yeah, because 26-9 is the basketball equivalent of 1-11. No, he's not. Not even close.

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    My comparisons are more so the equivelant of

    He can recruit but not coach....

    My bad for wording it wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoKuZ View Post
    Is to UNLV what Mike Locksley was to UNM

    IMO the dude cant coach.... He can recruit, but I think UNLV will win just over 20 games on talent alone...

    Opinions?

    Really!?!? You are gonna say that after one year to the coach of a team favored to win the MWC? I guess you are ignoring the fact that they were nationally ranked the whole season last year, beat UNC, and made it to the big dance. Are you expecting him to be as good as SA?
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    I don't think he's a Locksley. No one else is that bad.

    I'd say he's more of a Marvin Menzies with a lot more talent on his roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoKuZ View Post
    My comparisons are more so the equivelant of

    He can recruit but not coach....

    My bad for wording it wrong
    I got what you were saying. That label of recruiter who can't coach very well may come to light, but too soon to tell..he has done well at UNLV. Let this team they have mature a little bit and gel in full speed situations before we judge too harshly. Hell of a group of athletes they have over there, if they can play as a TEAM, watch out.

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    It appears that coach Rice is a nice man....could not say that about the other one......

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    Rice needs to find an offensive Coach similar to what Alford and Neal do. Alford never sets up the offensive plays, its always Neal. Even though he ran the offense at BYU Rice is trying to do to much IMO. Time will tell, i think he will be fine.

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    85% of BB is talent though. 1 5-star guy can be a game changer in BB... not so much in FB
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    Way to early, lets revisit in March:-)
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    I'd say he's closer to Reggie Theus. Only not as dashing.

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    bad analogy, locks is in a class by himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoboWizard View Post
    Comparing Rice to Locksley is an overly harsh judgement this far in, IMHO.

    If you put a whistle around an ostrich and gave it a clip board, it would be on par with Locksley.
    Wait a minute...why besmirch the good name of ostriches?




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    Quote Originally Posted by TioLobo View Post
    Wait a minute...why besmirch the good name of ostriches?
    Exactly! They're one of our most delicious animals.



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    i would say hes on par with the likes of fran frascilla.

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    Not even close, Rice wins games!
    Go Lobos! Go Nunn! Go Sam! Go Joe!


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    Quote Originally Posted by FoKuZ View Post
    My comparisons are more so the equivelant of

    He can recruit but not coach....

    My bad for wording it wrong
    Scott drew at Baylor

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    Or Barnes at Texas... If we're going there...

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    At worst, Rice = Fran Fraschilla, not Locksley. Fraschilla won his share of games, recruited players that were supposed to take the Lobos the Elite level, but always underachieved in the end. Could this be what happens with Rice as well? Maybe, Maybe not. Still too early to tell.

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    Ridiculous thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoKuZ View Post
    Is to UNLV what Mike Locksley was to UNM

    IMO the dude cant coach.... He can recruit, but I think UNLV will win just over 20 games on talent alone...

    Opinions?
    I'd say he did a pretty good job at BYU considering he pretty much had full control of the offense there. It was pretty clear every game that he was the one off the bench coaching & calling the plays when on offense vs Rose who most of the time was sitting on the bench letting Dave do his thing. Rice was a huge part of that program & the things they did.

    As far as at UNLV he's in only his 2nd year in his entire life of being a head coach so let's give it some time.


 

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