You have a valid point about using the word "harm" as it can have many perturbations. I should have been more specific and made clear I was talking about the oft stated desire the see Neal fired. I guess I was unsuccessfully trying to avoid just saying that - my error and apologies. I am saying that we should exercise some judgement and temper the vitriol because all to often it can negatively impact folks other than just the intended, in this case, Coach Neal. This is not meant to say that expressing one's opinion regarding the belief that Neal should be or have been fired should not occour - just that some of what i have seen here could hurt others than just Neal and is over the top (IMO) and personal as opposed to performance.
regarding the opinion that speculation is often harmful, particularly when it involves some real difficult and emotional decisions of young men that are Lobos, I remain of that opinion. I think the rules of this site, rules of jurisprudence, and even jurounalism ethics all warn of the dangers of speculation so whether you think (your opinion, to which you are entitled) that is what this board is for or not, I am of the opposite opinion regarding this topic (transfers) - I agree with you if the topic is something like who will win a game or who may develop into a starter or the like, speculation is fine.
Notwithstanding that we don't know what the future might bring, right now Coach Neal is right on target with the number of recruits he signed (4) coupled with with the announced transfers of Mathis and Brown + graduation of Ajet and Williams, we are exactly where we need to be - maybe there is a plan?
A man. A plan.
A canal. Panama.
That is much more informational than three word posts:-) Whether you agree with the post of not, correctomundo?
I'll take an intellectually honest 3 word post over a long intellectually dishonest post. Agree/Disagree isn't the issue, any rational person can see that trying to say a coach who has experienced a large loss is not capable of evaluating teams is ridiculous.
By that measure, Neal has no clue whatsoever, let's examine every loss and befuddling result under his watch, did he predict those? If not, then he must not have any basketball judgement.
My initial post was informational and factual, and did not dig any anybody personally -- but my friend pitForever can't help himself.
-- 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."
I think it goes far beyond EB being hurt and more about him trying to do too much. I understand guys miss shots but there were games where he would take 12-15 shots which in my mind is fine however not when each one of those shots has dramatic different mechanics, some fading away, some doing the splits, some kicking out, some smooth.. I got tired of watching it.
A few stats for you
38-47-1 Against the spread last 3 years (worst in MW)
New Mexico preseason 68 (Finished 88 RPI, 121 Kenpom) , San Jose State preseason 336 (finished 196 RPI, 216 Kenpom)
3 Straight 1st round exits in MW Tourney for both coaches - Thats a push.......
And most importantly SJSU 1-0 in the Pit vs a far more talented CN team this season
Cunningham is 2018 - not signed as he cannot yet but verbally committed.
Bad mechanics came whenever he was in tight quarters and tried to get fouled. In open space he had better mechanics.
He was also a bad sport. I'd rather watch the guys we have play hard.
Question for the Lair - I thought I saw a couple months ago that Soddom was having trouble qualifying and recently saw something about Chandler's academics. Are these guys both looking like they will be here and eligible ?
I won't post about this again, but Grammer's source could be this board. I'd go with coach until something else happens.
i've got nothing against EB, but I am no fan of his game. He is not a team player. Too similar to Kobe, minus the talent.
Don't forget that Dave Wojcik walked into the Pit and beat us on our home floor. I'm pretty sure he knows how to evaluate a basketball team. It's amazing how some people think.
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