Massbull

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  1. Hard to believe USF would make an offer on selection Monday for WBB & steal their thunder. Not sure this not just a BS story responding to rumors in USF press.
  2. We have criticized JK enough on this blog. But he deserves credit for digging into this situation and exposing some of the obvious concerns about two adults missing a flight. But I can't help but think that this is exactly what USF was trying to avoid,a he said she said with the players mother. That's why the current coach took responsibility and you've heard nothing from the administration in regards to the responsibility of the players.
  3. Actually I believe the reporting says that they noticed they were missing even before the plane started Pull back. Which means that as soon as They got on the plane someone took a headcount. Unfortunately the airport closed the doors for boarding and there was nothing they could do about it. The two players made it home that afternoon and were with the team today. Is it stupid YES! However these are young adults who should take at least a little bit of the blame. Unfortunately with the basketball program in such disarray incidents like this get magnified. i'm sure the coaching staff was mortified but I would bet that the players took quite a bit of ribbing from their teammates. It will be interesting to hear the players take on this,my bet is they would not think it's that big a deal and probably feel pretty stupid. However once one of the students parents & the media got involved it became an indictment of the MBB program and huge story.
  4. They have more talent than last year and they have a deeper bench. As in past games they succumb to pressure and that's A lack of mental toughness . They are young so maybe COA can get them to play tough for the whole game. metal toughness is one of major things that a head coach is responsible for. Have not seen it in any of his teams yet. Ruben Guerrero may have won the sportsmanship award but he is really really really soft. He disappears in big games and big moments if he would excert himself they could be so much better.
  5. if this was not happening we would be hearing about other possibilities, that we are not is hopefully a good sign. The sooner they get a decision the better as the quiet period starts Monday. New coach needs at least a few day to talk to commits and offers.
  6. I think Charlie Strong should be the first choice. He did a great job at Louisville. However when he took the Texas job he was facing headwinds right from the start. I'm not sure he had the full support of the entire Texas athletic community behind. So I don't think he had a completely fair shot there. It was obvious that his players respected him and played hard for him to the end. Also he was at a disadvantage recruiting in Texas. He will have a much easier time using his Florida connections to get good athletes to USF then he did getting them to Texas .
  7. Wow! CWT announced yesterday that he was leaving. Temple has been searching for a coach for over a week. To expect USF to have all of his ducks in a row in hiring a new coach in one day is ridiculous. there is no doubt that they were preparing for this and had some ideas but it's going to take a couple of days to execute. And I for one want to make sure that they make a well-thought-out decision. USF is in the same spot they were When CJL got fired having a solid team, recruiting on the upswing and a bright future. I am confident nobody wants to go through another Holtz debacle. So unless they absolutely know 100% who that guy is I'm all for them not making a rash decision.
  8. Wow! CWT announced yesterday that he was leaving. Temple has been searching for a coach for over a week. To expect USF to have all of his ducks in a row in hiring a new coach in one day is ridiculous. there is no doubt that they were preparing for this and had some ideas but it's going to take a couple of days to execute. And I for one want to make sure that they make a well-thought-out decision. USF is in the same spot they were When CJL got fired having a solid team, recruiting on the upswing and a bright future. I am confident nobody wants to go through another Holtz debacle. So unless they absolutely know 100% who that guy is I'm all for them not making a rash decision.
  9. Totally happy for him. He did a great job at USF. The true measure of a leader is what they leaves behind and it's hard to argue that he left the program in significantly better shape than when he found it. people deserve to be able to pursue their dreams I wish him the best of luck. Hopefully USF will make a great higher so we won't have To go through another Holtz ere. My preference right now would be Charlie Strong number one or the offense of coordinator from Clemson.
  10. Didn't see the game but saw the statistics. Not sure it's possible for one team to be whistled for 23 fouls and the other team whistled for only 13. Have to be suspect officiating when you only have four foul shots compared to 27 for the other team. Very hard to win with that type of disparity. Also looking at the stats USF had 38 points in the paint and only got to the foul line 4 times seem unbelievable. Any comments from someone who saw the game.
  11. From what I can remember there were as more players who said that it didn't happen that said that it did. In his article Fennelly characterized the incident as an attack. "Miller is the father of Joel Miller, the player Leavitt was accused of attacking at halftime". It's obvious he has a grudge against CJl and his reporting should be taken with a grain of salt. I also believe the CJL settlement was made with no admission of wrongdoing yet Fennelly states there was no question it did happen. Regardless there is no doubt that something happened in the locker room however it was extremely overblown. The fire was fueled by a media didn't like CJL as evidenced by this article. It's obvious the contempt still exists. The real driver of this was Brett McMurphy who used a student athlete to push his own career while leaving the student hanging. I always felt BM spent more time creating news rather than reporting it. It did lead him to a better job so I guess good for him. But to suggest that CJL does not deserve another chance at a head coaches job is absurd.The only people screaming is the media and Miller's dad. If he was 25% as bad as they portray him, you would expect that dozens of former USF players would have spoken out against him which just isn't the case. As a matter fact from what I've followed and read is the exact opposite, most of his former USF players praise him and respect him
  12. Football is a violent sport & injuries can happen on any play,not to believe that is nieve. The Pats lost Rob Gronkoski on an extra point in Preseason. Runninig up the score is not the problem,as a matter of fact I believe you should keep your foot on the gas as long as you can. But when you have the ball and you can kneel down to end the game you should do it.
  13. This UCF coaching staff is the real deal especially the HC. They turned an 0-11 team to a bowl team. They were very prepared for USF and played hard all the way to the end but USF has just too many athletes. This rivalry is going to be awesome. If CWT stays USF should have an edge because of recruiting. CWT ran the ball three times at the end ,although I don't agree with it, I didn't think that it was that far out of line. However I can understand how UCF probably felt. This is nowhere near as bad as when CWT was throwing the ball deep at the end of a blowout earlier this year. My opinion still stands however when the game is over kneel down to protect your players from injury. it's about winning not running up the score. Hopefully he doesn't learn this lesson the hard way by losing a key athlete on a meaningless play.
  14. Obviously it's a combination of talent and coaching.However good coaches can make adjustments even with average players to at least be competitive. This defense more often than not is not even competitive. By games end I wasn't even enjoying watching. it was ridiculous.
  15. With all these issues you have no choice but look at leadership. COA has to answer and be accountable for the desaster of the last 7 months. 3 years into his tenure and there is still no stability. Virtually impossible to improve under current circumstances. Harlem is a smart guy so maybe there is something we don't know but I can't see COA surviving unless he beats the odds and has a great year