Hello, and welcome to The Lobo Lair ! Is this your first visit?
Register
Frame Mechanical
Results 1 to 27 of 27
  1. #1
    Its Mr Lobo Lair to you Digital Lobo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Abq
    Posts
    12,085
    Thanks
    9,011
    Thanked 30,475 Times in 7,587 Posts
    Groan
    563
    Groaned 425 Times in 268 Posts

    Coach "Noodles" Neal is an awesome coach!

    First Post Banner
    Nuff said!

    A mile high and louder than howl


  2. #2
    Paw Prints Lobo blood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    ABQ
    Posts
    137
    Thanks
    166
    Thanked 333 Times in 63 Posts
    Groan
    1
    Groaned 0 Times in 0 Posts
    1st year coach -- no way! I'm not buying it. Dude drips with confidence, charisma and has done an amazing job. Don't lose sight of how fortunate we are to be Lobo fans. Now -- on to #unfinishedbuiness! Really excited to see how he puts his mark on seasons 3 & 4.

  3. The Following 12 Users Say Thanks to Lobo blood For This Useful Post:


  4. #3
    Donor LoboMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    14,491
    Thanks
    8,454
    Thanked 35,536 Times in 8,529 Posts
    Groan
    131
    Groaned 376 Times in 210 Posts
    Steve who???

  5. The Following 5 Users Say Thanks to LoboMike For This Useful Post:


  6. #4
    Lobo Lair King rick7g's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,052
    Thanks
    1,482
    Thanked 2,529 Times in 833 Posts
    Groan
    36
    Groaned 250 Times in 96 Posts
    Didn't panic when we were down 14 if he can just sign some of those top recruits he will coach them

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to rick7g For This Useful Post:


  8. The Following 2 Users Have Groaned rick7g For This Un-Useful Post:


  9. #5
    Its Mr Lobo Lair to you JCB Lobo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    505 to 602
    Age
    33
    Posts
    3,164
    Thanks
    9,980
    Thanked 6,820 Times in 1,737 Posts
    My Mood
    Happy
    Groan
    364
    Groaned 364 Times in 169 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by rick7g View Post
    Didn't panic when we were down 14 if he can just sign some of those top recruits he will coach them
    He signed everyone of the kids we have right now and those kids he has been coaching and they are doing a great job and have won more then any other "recruits" we have ever had. These current "Top" recruits are doing pretty good right now.
    Last edited by JCB Lobo; 03-02-2014 at 08:38 PM.
    "Fear of God and God ALONE! Will give you mastery over the creation. But if you don't know God, Trust God, and Have FAITH in God, then things that make you afraid will become your master."



  10. The Following 16 Users Say Thanks to JCB Lobo For This Useful Post:


  11. #6
    Wolf Lalo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Spencerville NM
    Posts
    333
    Thanks
    76
    Thanked 738 Times in 167 Posts
    Groan
    0
    Groaned 12 Times in 2 Posts
    What a coach! What a team! It is soooo good to be a Lobo!!

  12. The Following 5 Users Say Thanks to Lalo For This Useful Post:


  13. #7
    Alpha Wolf NightWolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Albuquerque
    Posts
    1,215
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 1,775 Times in 546 Posts
    Groan
    7
    Groaned 270 Times in 67 Posts
    I was one who was critical of the hire after we lost the NMSU game. I was doubting coach at that time. I wasn't sure we made the right hire. So far as to be ridiculing Steve Alford's comment about Coach Neal when he stated ' he was ready' ( for a head coaching job).
    At that time, I wasn't buying it.
    Yet somehow Noodles has made this train stay on track, even after a somewhat shaky beginning. He's just getting better and better on a game by game basis. The next few years are going to be special. And, like I posted in a new thread, I believe Saturdays game will also determine who will be coach of the year in the conference.

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to NightWolf For This Useful Post:


  15. #8
    Donor BrownBomber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Age
    31
    Posts
    890
    Thanks
    502
    Thanked 1,626 Times in 457 Posts
    Groan
    31
    Groaned 75 Times in 27 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by NightWolf View Post
    I was one who was critical of the hire after we lost the NMSU game. I was doubting coach at that time. I wasn't sure we made the right hire. So far as to be ridiculing Steve Alford's comment about Coach Neal when he stated ' he was ready' ( for a head coaching job).
    At that time, I wasn't buying it.
    Yet somehow Noodles has made this train stay on track, even after a somewhat shaky beginning. He's just getting better and better on a game by game basis. The next few years are going to be special. And, like I posted in a new thread, I believe Saturdays game will also determine who will be coach of the year in the conference.
    I hate it when I pre-mature 3$-,7l8 too. especielly when injuries are involved and two of your starters are out for a combined 5 games.

  16. The Following 3 Users Say Thanks to BrownBomber For This Useful Post:


  17. #9
    Pup Street lobo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Back in ABQ after 20 years
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    513
    Thanked 201 Times in 46 Posts
    Groan
    1
    Groaned 1 Time in 1 Post
    He is just 3 wins away from having the most wins ever for a first year Lobo head coach--currently tied for 2nd with Dave Bliss. This is a great time to be a Lobo fan!

  18. The Following 4 Users Say Thanks to Street lobo For This Useful Post:


  19. #10
    Lobo Lair King rick7g's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,052
    Thanks
    1,482
    Thanked 2,529 Times in 833 Posts
    Groan
    36
    Groaned 250 Times in 96 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by rick7g View Post
    Didn't panic when we were down 14 if he can just sign some of those top recruits he will coach them

    Nothing negative in my post. Don't read into it. No criticism of his recruiting

  20. #11
    Its Mr Lobo Lair to you Digital Lobo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Abq
    Posts
    12,085
    Thanks
    9,011
    Thanked 30,475 Times in 7,587 Posts
    Groan
    563
    Groaned 425 Times in 268 Posts
    If I'm not mistaken Noodles will be the Lobo's first head coach to take a team into the NCAA tournament in his first season.

    Well done Coach!!!

    A mile high and louder than howl

  21. The Following 7 Users Say Thanks to Digital Lobo For This Useful Post:


  22. #12
    Its Mr Lobo Lair to you Welcome2ThePit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Lobo Nation
    Age
    31
    Posts
    3,436
    Thanks
    1,166
    Thanked 4,512 Times in 1,433 Posts
    Groan
    105
    Groaned 237 Times in 96 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by LoboMike View Post
    Steve who???
    I don't really understand this mentality. He's the architect who built this beautiful structure that we're sitting on, peering down at the rest of the MWC (sans SUDS). Sure, Noodles had a lot to do with it and he has done an amazing job of coaching this thing through, but without that Steve guy we wouldn't even be in this position.

  23. The Following 17 Users Say Thanks to Welcome2ThePit For This Useful Post:


  24. The Following User has GroanedWelcome2ThePit For This Un-Useful Post:


  25. #13
    Donor LoboMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    14,491
    Thanks
    8,454
    Thanked 35,536 Times in 8,529 Posts
    Groan
    131
    Groaned 376 Times in 210 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Welcome2ThePit View Post
    I don't really understand this mentality. He's the architect who built this beautiful structure that we're sitting on, peering down at the rest of the MWC (sans SUDS). Sure, Noodles had a lot to do with it and he has done an amazing job of coaching this thing through, but without that Steve guy we wouldn't even be in this position.
    Fair enough, though Noodles and plenty of others at UNM also had a big hand in it. I think he took UNM as far as he could and we're now in very capable hands.

  26. The Following 5 Users Say Thanks to LoboMike For This Useful Post:


  27. #14
    Wolf Unmlobo2003's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Albuquerque
    Age
    34
    Posts
    261
    Thanks
    378
    Thanked 556 Times in 138 Posts
    Groan
    49
    Groaned 6 Times in 4 Posts
    I think coach has really steadied the ship and has the team rolling in the right direction! He has done a great job with our high powered offense and the d has really stepped up too! I give coach a lot of credit but can't go without saying how the players have really bought into the system the coaching staff has put in place! Great Job!! Go Lobos!!

  28. The Following 3 Users Say Thanks to Unmlobo2003 For This Useful Post:


  29. #15
    Lobo Lair Legend sbronson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Albuquerque
    Age
    56
    Posts
    1,524
    Thanks
    1,284
    Thanked 1,911 Times in 562 Posts
    Groan
    58
    Groaned 31 Times in 13 Posts
    It's really fun watching this team and Coaching staff grow as the season developes. Think about it. This team has lost two MWC games by a total of four points. By one on the road against Boise and three at home. Coach Neal and his staff have done a excellent job with this team and it's not over yet!

  30. The Following 9 Users Say Thanks to sbronson For This Useful Post:


  31. #16
    Pup Loboluv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Sandia Park, NM
    Posts
    78
    Thanks
    3,621
    Thanked 307 Times in 54 Posts
    Groan
    15
    Groaned 3 Times in 1 Post
    I really like the way he can get the team on track when they seem to be having a difficult time. Great in game adjustments. Go Lobos!!!

  32. #17
    Wise Wolf cmayer85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Albuquerque
    Age
    28
    Posts
    556
    Thanks
    728
    Thanked 923 Times in 263 Posts
    Groan
    48
    Groaned 34 Times in 6 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Street lobo View Post
    He is just 3 wins away from having the most wins ever for a first year Lobo head coach--currently tied for 2nd with Dave Bliss. This is a great time to be a Lobo fan!
    One win from tying and 2 from taking 1st place with 25. Alford had 24.

  33. The Following 2 Users Say Thanks to cmayer85 For This Useful Post:


  34. #18
    Pup Street lobo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Back in ABQ after 20 years
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    513
    Thanked 201 Times in 46 Posts
    Groan
    1
    Groaned 1 Time in 1 Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cmayer85 View Post
    One win from tying and 2 from taking 1st place with 25. Alford had 24.
    Oops! Absolutely right. I was looking at the pre-game stats...forgot to add the latest win

  35. #19
    Admin Mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    The Q
    Posts
    36,180
    Thanks
    45,680
    Thanked 164,123 Times in 22,815 Posts
    My Mood
    Busy
    Groan
    352
    Groaned 549 Times in 326 Posts
    I read a post last night from back in December where the poster said his coaching is in question and that he's not sold yet. I've said it all year. More losses because he's learning in his first year. He's going to sling shot in his second to third years because he knows what he's done wrong in practice and on the floor. He's a quick study and has said he's changed things up in the offense this year and you can tell. And watch out for Cullen!
    #UNMerciful

  36. The Following 7 Users Say Thanks to Mark For This Useful Post:


  37. #20
    Donor wolf1960's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Age
    70
    Posts
    6,011
    Thanks
    12,944
    Thanked 7,261 Times in 2,891 Posts
    Groan
    195
    Groaned 54 Times in 29 Posts
    Cullen = energy = learning quickly = leader of the pack !! Noodles is the MAN he hired the right assistant in Smith.. Any recruit who does not want to play for the Lobos its your loss... Go Lobos

  38. The Following 2 Users Say Thanks to wolf1960 For This Useful Post:


  39. #21
    Alpha Lobo Doublealum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Sandia Park NM
    Posts
    1,495
    Thanks
    5,166
    Thanked 4,382 Times in 975 Posts
    Groan
    199
    Groaned 51 Times in 34 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by cmayer85 View Post
    One win from tying and 2 from taking 1st place with 25. Alford had 24.
    i agree that this is a great accomplishment but unlike most of our other new head coaches, he inherited a strong program with a tremendous group of returning players.
    Last edited by Doublealum; 03-03-2014 at 09:53 AM.

  40. The Following 2 Users Say Thanks to Doublealum For This Useful Post:


  41. #22
    Lobo Lair Legend ArkansasLobo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,552
    Thanks
    587
    Thanked 2,714 Times in 755 Posts
    Groan
    187
    Groaned 12 Times in 10 Posts
    As many of you know I also follow North Carolina hoops....well on their message board this morning there was a discussion about Wake Forest. Many suggested that they are going to fire Bedilizk (sp) A poster has already suggested that Wake should be looking at Noodles.....FYI, our coach is going to be highly sought after!

  42. The Following 2 Users Say Thanks to ArkansasLobo For This Useful Post:


  43. #23
    Its Mr Lobo Lair to you BoRealist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    ABQ
    Age
    33
    Posts
    4,608
    Thanks
    11,432
    Thanked 13,334 Times in 3,290 Posts
    Groan
    348
    Groaned 136 Times in 93 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by cmayer85 View Post
    One win from tying and 2 from taking 1st place with 25. Alford had 24.
    After taking over one of the worst teams in recent program history 15-17 (4-12 in MW). Last place in the Mountain West.

    Maybe we can get a few more ungrateful, short sighted, ignoramuses on here to bitch about Alford building the program we're enjoying today. Get a clue.

    Great job so far Coach Neal, keep it up.

  44. The Following User Says Thank You to BoRealist For This Useful Post:


  45. #24
    Wolf Denali's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Albuquerque
    Posts
    285
    Thanks
    331
    Thanked 634 Times in 149 Posts
    Groan
    15
    Groaned 27 Times in 13 Posts
    I think comparing noodles first year to Alford's isn't really fair. Alford took over a 14-15 team and won 24 games. Noodles took over a 29 win team is on track to do the same and hopefully more. I'm a fan of noodles but the real way to compare him to his predecessor is to see how he does in March. We all know how Alford did.

  46. #25
    Alpha Lobo KingNoodles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,367
    Thanks
    10,623
    Thanked 2,780 Times in 723 Posts
    Groan
    687
    Groaned 32 Times in 23 Posts
    Can't we ever give a compliment without a "but"

  47. The Following 3 Users Say Thanks to KingNoodles For This Useful Post:


  48. #26
    Its Mr Lobo Lair to you timvracer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    3,567
    Thanks
    1,621
    Thanked 6,991 Times in 1,855 Posts
    My Mood
    Breezy
    Groan
    204
    Groaned 87 Times in 55 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by KingNoodles View Post
    Can't we ever give a compliment without a "but"
    That's a really good point King, but not sure you fully explained it.

    ;-)
    -- timvracer --
    "As of Saturday night, it would appear the Mountain West Conference has two NCAA tournament-worthy teams. As long as they can find the remains of one of them."

  49. The Following User Says Thank You to timvracer For This Useful Post:


  50. #27
    Its Mr Lobo Lair to you BoRealist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    ABQ
    Age
    33
    Posts
    4,608
    Thanks
    11,432
    Thanked 13,334 Times in 3,290 Posts
    Groan
    348
    Groaned 136 Times in 93 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Denali View Post
    I think comparing noodles first year to Alford's isn't really fair. Alford took over a 14-15 team and won 24 games. Noodles took over a 29 win team is on track to do the same and hopefully more. I'm a fan of noodles but the real way to compare him to his predecessor is to see how he does in March. We all know how Alford did.
    Kind of, I'd prefer to compare the two after Coach Neal completes his 5th or 6th year as this program's head man.


 

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. CBS "Inside College Basketball" interviews Coach Neal.
    By lobodude in forum Noodles Nation
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-28-2014, 10:34 AM
  2. Craig "Noodles" Neal
    By NJLobo in forum Noodles Nation
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-02-2013, 08:32 PM
  3. Lair on The Air... with Craig "Noodles" Neal
    By Mark in forum Noodles Nation
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 07-06-2012, 09:39 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-02-2012, 07:02 PM
  5. Selection Sunday Interview #2: Craig "Noodles" Neal
    By Mark in forum Noodles Nation
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-15-2010, 10:27 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •