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Everything posted by brianstl

  1. Heckel first team All-American, Miller second team All-American and Puricelli third team All-American.
  2. It is great to heat a collective will be here soon. Thank you for that information.
  3. Local sponsors aren’t what make you competitive in NIL. A collective is what makes you competitive. I understand May not wanting to go all out on that route (the loss of control over donor money), but it is the route the program needs to go.
  4. I appreciate Ford. He has raised the recruiting bar to a level never seen at SLU before and brought back the program from a very bad spot. He has already made the tournament once and we will make it again this season. He can say the program developed a NBA player that wasn’t viewed as a potential NBA player when he signed. He has done a really good job to this point. I have always said, he shouldn’t be on the hot seat. That doesn’t mean he is above criticism and that the goals shouldn’t be higher going forward. If the landscape dramatically changes, then of course those goals should be adjusted. I am not demanding that Ford be like Majerus. I am not demanding a program that wins a game in the tournament three years in a row and gets ranked in the top 10. I just think having a program that can just make the tournament half the time should be the goal going forward. I don’t think that is too much to ask given where the program is and the resources it has heading into the future.
  5. Over the previous ten season we went to the 4 out of 10 years I don’t think it is crazy to think we should increase that to 5 out of ten in ten when we look back in December 2032. Hell, that should be the baseline expectation.
  6. I think Berthalter deserves credit for the team making the final 16. I, also, think some of the criticism is more than fair. The subs have got all of the attention, but much overlooked is the fact he wouldn’t have had Ream on the team if it wasn’t for injuries. This team would be heading home today with 3 losses without Tim Ream.
  7. The love of Shaq and the lack of playing time for Gio is confounding.
  8. I don’t need to be a doctor to tell you it really hurts.
  9. But they were great right after the played us and ran off a 13 game winning streak?
  10. Last year’s team won at Boise St. Boise St finished the season ranked 23 in the AP poll.
  11. Why are Nicastro's and Peyton Kennedy's minutes so limited? I can sort of understand easing the freshman Nicastro into the rotation, but Kennedy is a Jr. who is your team's second most efficient scorer behind Flowers, second in 3pt%, second on the team in offensive rebounds and first in total rebounds per minute played. Plus, she isn't a turnover machine like most of the rest of the roster has been this season. Looking at the numbers, you need to find her more than 13 minutes per game.
  12. Another nice Ream article was tweeted out by Jim Kavanaugh. https://www.espn.com/soccer/united-states-usa/story/4814912/grandpa-of-the-usream-has-become-indispensable-in-qatar
  13. This game pi$$es me off because the better team lost today. I have a hard time being super excited about the Providence win because we were clearly more talented than the Friars. I get tired of players getting thrown under the bus when it is the same problem of blowing late leads in games like this every season despite who the players are. The team can’t ever close out a game like this. There is always an excuse blaming injuries or a situation or players not getting it done. All that said, I don’t think Ford should be even on the hot seat. This team is still going to have a good season and I believe make the dance. I just need to learn to adjust my expectations and accept that the program is what it is. I need to keep my hopes in check.
  14. Well at least he didn’t outright blame Yuri like he did after last year’s Auburn game.
  15. He is getting blame because closing out tight games has been a consistent issue for multiple seasons featuring different different players.
  16. How a group of young men consistently react in high pressure, high stakes situations is almost always a direct reflection of the leader.
  17. Bruce Pearl has won big at the D2 level, low major level and high major level. He didn’t get out coached today.
  18. This team has been a reflection of their coach in high pressure situations for the last two years
  19. It wasn’t just Jimerson, we had multiple players miss open looks from 3 down the stretch.
  20. Until we prove we can perform under pressure, we won’t dominate anything.
  21. Why does God feel the need to punish me like this.
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