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In Topic: McBroom gone

25 March 2015 - 10:00 AM

If Crews wanted all the freshmen to stay then fine - this is his call, he will either float with them/his decision or sink.  As far as the 2 juniors - one can only hope they get their act together.  AY - he should be better but it will take more than just him.  I do think it is fair to say that the freshmen will be better prepared mentally for what to expect and will be able to accept more instruction on the way Crews wants the game played.  This summer may be the most important aspect for improvement for next year.  I am still not sure what to do with the 2 schollies - i really want some more balance in the classes so this does not  happen again.

In Topic: Recruiting 2015

22 March 2015 - 01:55 PM

Sure sounds like I am in the minority here but I don't want a 5th year transfer even if he is out there.  First, as mentioned, there aren't all that many.  Second, without putting down our program (AlumniFan), they won't want to come to team in rebuild mode.  Third, a new 5th transfer won't know Crews' systems, defense, etc. Fourth, a 5th year transfer will likely bring baggage with him. Team chemistry and leadership is needed, and will be if we clean house. And even if I am wrong on all of the above and he is the perfect player, then what do we do then next year?  I want la long-term solution and not a short term fix.  Sorry, but we have a youth movement going on and we should not change from this.


Instead, Jim Crews needs to sit down with Reynolds and Bartley and define their roles.  IMO, Reynolds is our PG.  Commit to them but also have a back up plan and bring in another Freshman PG with 1 of the 2 open scholarships.  And no, don't save scholarships. If 2 good guys can help us next year, then use them.  And no, balancing classes is not needed.  It will take care of itself as kids will leave for on their own for playing time when they are recruited over.  Don't get me wrong, don't use scholarships just to use them this Spring.  UD did quite well with only 7 scholarship kids and we really only need 12 for next year.  If we have a good shot at getting Mr. Tatum and another 1 or 2, then fine.  Let's give it our best shot.  Otherwise, we simply need to follow up with solid class after solid class, coach up what we bring in and show the door to those who don't listen, don't buy in or don't contribute.

So your approach is to sign players to schollies that we do not have available.  If you do that then why would any kid come here thinking he is just the next guy around to get dumped.  I get that some kid might decide to leave having been recruited over but you can not count on that.  RA and MC will be here for 2 more years unless they leave now.  As far as the 6 freshmen go - whoever stays on will probably be here also given that any freshmen we get the following year unless it is Tatum will take some time to adjust.  I just don't see Crews cleaning house two years in a row.

In Topic: Recruiting 2015

22 March 2015 - 09:15 AM

If we use all 2 of the freed up schollies this spring then we will only have 1 for 2016 class.  Is that really what you want - talk about an imbalance - we would have 4 freshmen, 6 sophomores, 2 juniors,  1 senior next year.  We probably should hold at least one for 2016 unless somebody falls into our laps that is really good.  I agree the chance of a 5th year senior who would just want to keep playing who is of any real value wanting to come here is not a real possibility for all the reasons listed by others. I guess you could find a juco for one of the 2 open and that would help with the balance but if you give two away then once again you only have one for 2016.

In Topic: Transfers, Forced or Voluntary?

20 March 2015 - 04:38 PM

The last mass transfer we had was probably all directed by RM. If I recall correctly, McGuire, Knollmeyer, Mitchell (not Kwamain), and Relphord were told they didn't fit into RMs future plans. I did hear Relphord was told he could stay if he agreed to change his position. He refused and went on to have a pretty good career at CO. This was probably more mutual and decided some time ago, else wise why did we offer Williams?

I don't know why everyone thinks BJ is leaving. He got minutes and knows he will next year as well, unless Neufeld is a beast.

Relphorde was not told he did not fit the system.  He was told he could stay but he could not play guard so he chose to transfer to CO.

In Topic: Remaining Scholarships

20 March 2015 - 04:35 PM

Why must you focus on a player's race - if he is good who cares.