CHAMPS XVII

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Scott Van Pelt, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. spagett

    spagett Got ya, spooked ya
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    He was fired at Indiana for breaking rules, so I'd be surprised if blue bloods would consider him.

    Alabama has the money to pay him nearly triple.
     
  2. Tiffin

    Tiffin Florida is a penis.
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    I'm talking about this team, not history.
     
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  3. Stone Cold Steve Austin

    Stone Cold Steve Austin Tickler Extraordinaire
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    I’d love to name my first child Perry.
     
  4. Tiffin

    Tiffin Florida is a penis.
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    Touching tribute, didn't know you were such a 90210 fan.
     
  5. Drown ‘Em

    Drown ‘Em Well-Known Member
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    Speaking of 90210, I heard Jason Priestley is really taking this hard. He was looking forward to the 10 year class reunion special that was in the works.
     
  6. HtownTide

    HtownTide I make motion pictures. Space movies
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    Im pretty sure Tillman Fertitta has the money to match anything we would offer. Fertitta just shelled out $20m to build UH a brand new top of the line basketball arena as well
     
    #306 HtownTide, Mar 14, 2019
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  7. stric006

    stric006 Recovering Butter Beer addict
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    Can’t believe we don’t have more pictures of shae.

     
  8. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby I don’t cry. I Saab.

    What’s her podcast about?
     
  9. Odin

    Odin Professional Cunt
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  10. Cornelius Suttree

    Cornelius Suttree I am a landmine
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    The rules he broke have all been deregulated though. Like he was calling kids too much. Wayyy too much. But what he was doing really wasn't the end of the world
     
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  11. southlick

    southlick Better Than You
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  12. DaveGrohl

    DaveGrohl When I talked about it, carried on
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    Shae Summers is a pretty popular pornstar. Hth
     
  13. Odin

    Odin Professional Cunt
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    Ive never heard of her and i watch a lot of porn
     
  14. PrinceWimbley

    PrinceWimbley Well-Known Member
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    I know everybody is done with it at this point and don’t give a shit. But is tonight a win and you’re in game?
     
  15. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Yes
     
  16. gus_chiggins

    gus_chiggins AND STAY OUT OF THE WOOLWORTH
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    Do we really want in? I imagine the fire Avery crowd wants to lose tonight. Lets be realistic here... us making the tournament two years in a row is pretty good considering what we’ve been since Gottfried. It would be an absolute miracle to win more than one game and a slight miracle to win one
     
  17. Odin

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    I wanted to lose last night
     
  18. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Yes I’d rather win than lose. You’re not a fan if you choose otherwise.
     
  19. gus_chiggins

    gus_chiggins AND STAY OUT OF THE WOOLWORTH
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    I agree. Just curious how the fire Avery crowd feels
     
  20. Odin

    Odin Professional Cunt
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  21. TrustyPatches

    TrustyPatches Pupils wider than backhoe tires
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    Is there a different crowd? If getting into the tournament with 14-15 losses, a losing conference record and embarrassments a plenty throughout the season gives Avery some leverage then there’s been worse things than losing to Kentucky in the SEC tournament
     
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  22. Jake Barnes

    Jake Barnes LOOK AT THAT LASER!!!
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    I’m indifferent to firing/keeping Avery because I don’t know how committed the AD actually is to getting someone clearly better.

    If I knew we’d drop the bank to get a top 10-15 coach I’d be all for it. I understand it’s not as simple as throwing money at someone, but our commitment to most athletics outside of football is tenuous at best.
     
  23. TrustyPatches

    TrustyPatches Pupils wider than backhoe tires
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    I’d like to see Byrne make a hire
     
  24. Z

    Z Well-Known Member
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    Same. Even if we miss, who cares? It's not like there's any risk here. Program is going nowhere as is.
     
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  25. LeonardWashington

    LeonardWashington every year gon be our year
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    I mean I care about missing....

    Just curious, as I truly don’t know the answer, but why is everyone so high on Byrne? Why is he held in such high regard?
     
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  26. HtownTide

    HtownTide I make motion pictures. Space movies
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    Pretty sure bc of the hires made at Arizona and especially Miss St
     
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  27. The Blackfish

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    Just saw the BOL article where Jalyn Armour-Davis, a RS Freshman, got married this week.

    [​IMG]
     
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  28. DaveGrohl

    DaveGrohl When I talked about it, carried on
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    Probably because she doesn’t do scat :twocents:
     
  29. Odin

    Odin Professional Cunt
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    he is the 19th highest paid coach so i expect results that reflect that. his recruiting classes have been ranked 50, 8, 24, and currently 19 so i expect results that reflect that. he can't coach. his recruiting is weird. we can do better for 3m or the same for less.
     
  30. Odin

    Odin Professional Cunt
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    from her pic in this thread i'm going to guess she's a bbc dp kind of girl and i'm a lesbian glamour kind of guy
     
  31. LeonardWashington

    LeonardWashington every year gon be our year
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    Guys, we are going to have to grossly overpay any coach to come here. It’s our only selling point.
     
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  32. PrinceWimbley

    PrinceWimbley Well-Known Member
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    If we fire Avery, what are the chances that we go out and get somebody who ends up worse than him? 50/50?
     
  33. Joey Freshwater

    Joey Freshwater Slingin The Pipe Since 75
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    More than likely unless we somehow find someone who's got a proven track record in college. I don't want any mid major hires or guesses. If we are firing I'd like to know we are hiring someone who has been there done that before. Someone who has won in college.
     
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  34. LeonardWashington

    LeonardWashington every year gon be our year
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    I don’t think there’s even 1% chance we fire him, but if we did, it’s not so much that we would hire somebody worse that I would worry about it’s that we would just hire another coach who would just have us on the bubble every year and it’s the same old thing. Apparently that’s not good enough. For instance Prohm I’m be fine with, he’s done well though he inherited a much better program and has had his own late seasons troubles.... he’s probably better but how much better?

    I don’t think we’d hire someone like Sean Miller after he sits out a year but we absolutely should. We wouldn’t hire Bruce Pearl and instead opted for year 6 of Grant which imo was a big mistake. But those type of situations are the only way we can get a top 10-15 coach. Otherwise I feel like it’s a crowd of coaches who will get us 8-10 type seeds.

    For the record I’m fine with 8-10 seeds Bc I think that’s realistic for what we put into our program but some want more despite not being on that level in 30 years. I definitely would prefer someone like Miller but I don’t think we’re too good for someone like Prohm now that’s he’s proven.
     
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  35. jplaYa

    jplaYa CHAMPZY/SMOLTZY/CHELSEA
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    Does Kentucky still have an injury? I knew one of their bigs was hurt down the stretch.
     
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  36. LeonardWashington

    LeonardWashington every year gon be our year
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    Didn’t he hire Rich Rod? Sean Miller did well but that now seems like Byrne oversaw quite a scandal during his tenure. Mullen was great. Their b-ball renovation was a failure under his watch imo.

    Since he’s been here didn’t he hire that baseball coach Goff? Upped Avery’s buyout when we really weren’t bidding against many people? Hopefully I’ll be wrong but I’m very pessimistic about the b-ball renovation plans... I’m sure I’m leaving a lot out.

    I guess we will have to wait and reserve judgment until he’s made his first major hire but idk it seems kinda like a more checkered history that I’d assume based on what glowing reviews I read. But again I don’t know his whole history
     
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  37. LeonardWashington

    LeonardWashington every year gon be our year
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    Apparently Travis is coming back today
     
  38. PrinceWimbley

    PrinceWimbley Well-Known Member
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    Whatever happens with Avery I really don't regret the hiring at all. We had nothing to lose coming off Grant's tenure, so might as well try something outside the box and see if you hit a homerun. He at least marginally improved over what Grant gave us.

    If he leaves on his own, cool, get a reduced buyout and we move on no worse for the wear. I also won't be too upset if he stays. But if he is fired, we better have a damn good plan as mentioned above.
     
    #338 PrinceWimbley, Mar 15, 2019
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  39. Tiffin

    Tiffin Florida is a penis.
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    I'm not necessarily in the fire Avery camp, but I have 100% given up on this particular team and I think you all should too.
     
  40. PrinceWimbley

    PrinceWimbley Well-Known Member
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    I un-buckled around mid-February.
     
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  41. LeonardWashington

    LeonardWashington every year gon be our year
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    It’s just very hard to understand this season when you see the type of effort we put forth yesterday and wonder where that’s been the last 3 weeks. We didnt play awesome yesterday but we did compete our asses off and looked like we actually were refusing to lose for once. If we’d have played with that type of fire we wouldn’t be having this conversation and it’s unfortunate but ultimately Avery’s responsibility. We will see what kind of team shows up today
     
  42. shivious

    shivious I don't want Oof's freedom
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    if we win today its back to back tourneys for the first time in 13 years. thats enough for me at this point, and im about as die hard a bama hoops guys as you can get. if we lose today...can him :)
     
  43. Owsley

    Owsley My friends call me Bear
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    I wish we’d just start cheating more in basketball honestly.
     
  44. Z

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    Hiring Rich Rod at Arizona wasn't bad at all. I mean he did get them to a Fiesta Bowl.

    And no, he didn't hire Goff. That was battle. He fired Goff.
     
  45. The Blackfish

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    Only if we're as good at it as we are in football.
     
  46. DriveByBBQ

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    Hire Bucky, he becomes the next Brad Stevens. Byrne looks like a genius.
     
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  47. UncleItchyBalls

    UncleItchyBalls Fan of: The Tide, PDL and Processing kickers
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    I'd rather hire Anthony Grant back than hire a high school coach named Bucky
     
  48. DriveByBBQ

    DriveByBBQ Well-Known Member
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    The best coach in program history is named Wimp.
     
  49. Z

    Z Well-Known Member
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    Who also happened to not be a high school coach.
     
  50. DriveByBBQ

    DriveByBBQ Well-Known Member
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    Good point, our college and NBA hires have worked out great. We should keep doing that.