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re: Rick Pitino to Alabama - Robot Santa
My sources are telling me that Brad Stevens, Coach K, and LeBron are also in consideration. ...
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re: Analytical Review : Possible replacements for the Lil General - Robot Santa
[quote]We think he’s too nice of a guy, but there are internet rumors out there of him and his wife being verbally abusive within the athletic department[/quote] I have always read that despite the laid back persona he has cultivated in front of the camera Avery is actually really sensitive to cr...
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re: Analytical Review : Possible replacements for the Lil General - Robot Santa
[quote]No, a lot would be worse. A lot would be about the same. [/quote] It's like people have forgotten that Jonny Jones missed the NCAA tournament entirely with Ben Simmons on his roster and that Tony Barbee exists. ...
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re: Analytical Review : Possible replacements for the Lil General - Robot Santa
[quote]Obviously the Matta thing would probably come up again, and I could be convinced of that but I'd need to know he was healthy and 100% ready to go. Ohio State was great for his first decade, but they were decidedly average his last 4 seasons.[/quote] They got bad towards the end because his...
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re: Analytical Review : Possible replacements for the Lil General - Robot Santa
Of those, the only ones I'd get excited about as coaches are Sampson, Forbes, and Musselman. Byrne would never be authorized to talk to Sampson because of his NCAA history though, so we might as well forget about that. Dawkins plays Grantsketball and Brannen was actually part of it. frick that. I'd g...
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re: Going out on a limb here regarding basketball . . . - Robot Santa
What Tony Bennett has done with Braxton Key should tell you all you need to know about Avery's coaching. If you gave someone like him our roster this year he'd probably have them winning 20+ games easily and playing for seeding right now. ...
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re: Going out on a limb here regarding basketball . . . - Robot Santa
[quote]Been the biggest flaw in our coaches for decades now[/quote] The sad thing is that Avery actually seems like he does in fact at least have a plan as far as recruiting goes. Grant was very much a "offer everyone good in state and the best 10-15 players within 4 hours of campus who aren't go...
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re: Going out on a limb here regarding basketball . . . - Robot Santa
[quote]but I don't think we can expect a coach to come in and recruit much better than Avery. [/quote] I don't either. Not without going full Will Wade and having an under the table NBA payroll. Avery is mostly signing top 100 recruits with one top ~40 guy in every class, which is probably the be...
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re: Going out on a limb here regarding basketball . . . - Robot Santa
[quote]Our best bet is to get Petty level recruits who actually live up to expectations. [/quote] And if Petty lived up to expectations he'd be on an NBA roster this fall. My point was that we used to have NBA quality guys on the roster all the time, instead of going like 20 years in between 1st ...
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re: Rick Pitino to Alabama - Robot Santa
[quote]He is going to have the NCAA up his behind for a very long time where ever he lands.[/quote] Which means he isn't going to be able to sign anyone worth a damn or he will slip up and get us buried in sanctions. ...
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re: Going out on a limb here regarding basketball . . . - Robot Santa
[quote]It won't even be as talented as many of Gottfried's teams.[/quote] Yeah, I edited to include Hobbs and Gottfried. I think Gottfried's laziness towards the end combined with Grant's ineptitude with recruiting re-conditioned a lot of our fanbase's expectations with regards to basketball. Onc...
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re: Going out on a limb here regarding basketball . . . - Robot Santa
[quote] I keep seeing people say this, but I have no idea where y'all are getting that idea from.[/quote] Recency bias. Wimp's teams regularly featured multiple NBA caliber players. I think even Hobbs and Gottfried had a couple of teams that would boat race our current roster. ...
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re: Official Alabama Basketball Season Thread (FIRE AVERY) - Robot Santa
Probably not much if we make a move after this season. Although if he is healthy and wants to get back into coaching Thad Matta would be the best possible hire we could make, and we wouldn't be on the hook for a buyout if we hired him. Eric Musselman isn't paid a ton either, so that's also a possibi...
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re: Official Alabama Basketball Season Thread (FIRE AVERY) - Robot Santa
[quote]It will be Prohm and it’s a great hire. This guy can instill a team with fundamentals and a team that can pass. When is the last time we’ve had that?[/quote] Prohm is already well paid, he just signed an extension, and because Bill Battle was a complete disaster of an AD we owe Avery $9M i...
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re: Football Recruiting & Roster MEGATHREAD: New Rivals250 rankings (pages 27-30) edition - Robot Santa
Nah, there's a ton of those every year. I'm talking about the one who does that "I'm 100% committed until I find something I like better" stuff, who is a major attention whore, and who bases that day's feelings on which coaches have "showed him the love" over the previous 72 hours. I'm sure he will ...
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re: Football Recruiting & Roster MEGATHREAD: New Rivals250 rankings (pages 27-30) edition - Robot Santa
Well, at least we know who "that kid" is going to be early on this year. ...
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re: Official Alabama Basketball Season Thread (FIRE AVERY) - Robot Santa
[quote]I’m so excited to slide in as a last 4 in team, and then get beat in the first round, extending Avery another year[/quote] Unless Avery gets a job offer elsewhere and takes it, he's coming back next year even if we lose out. I've resigned myself to this fate, because Alabama basketball. ...
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re: The minimum standard at Alabama should not apply to these sports - Robot Santa
[quote]Our other programs have declined since Saban took over. Basketball wasn’t really that great, but softball and gymnastics, two staples at Alabama have declined recently into just decent programs.[/quote] Track, golf, and tennis have all gotten a lot better though. ...
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re: Official Alabama Basketball Season Thread (FIRE AVERY) - Robot Santa
I think we all know we're going to go 3-3 or 2-4 in our next 6 games and keep Avery anyway. Because that's pure Alabama basketball. ...
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re: The Official Ladies softball season Thread 10-0 - Robot Santa
[quote]Still, at some point, you’ve got to be able to generate runs. I’m so tired of Murphy’s MO: find a stud pitcher and ride her till her arm falls off from overuse. To hell with hitting. It’s not working against the best competition anymore.[/quote] Yep. 90s Braves say hello. You really can on...
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