gobillsgo Posted December 12, 2022 Share Posted December 12, 2022 34 minutes ago, slufanskip said: 85/249 for 36% and 20/78 for 26%. Not saying Fords not ultimately responsible but you aren’t winning on the road vs Maryland, Auburn, and Iona much less at home against a good Boise St team shooting like that. It’s not like they haven’t had plenty of decent looks either. Their inside game stinks. Okoro can’t hit a layup. Forester has hands of stone. Yuri is trying too much to make something happen when we can’t hit a shot and he can’t shoot any better than the rest of the guards. Ford’s team, he’s accountable but players also have to play up to their capability. And please don’t start with the coach ‘em up or make adjustments or motivate them BS. You’ve seen the games, we’ve had open looks and just missed over and over again. That part isn’t coaching. The players and the coach have all failed so far Lack of performance in the big moment has plagued Ford’s teams his entire SLU tenure. Obviously he isn’t directly responsible for each instance of poor play (thinking of FTs at Auburn). As others have mentioned in the past, how a team handles adversity is almost always a reflection of their leaders. I make leaders plural because it’s not just on Ford. Yuri and Gibson should be considered leaders of this team and they have not been good enough when we’ve needed them to in the big moments. With that said, Ford is captain of the ship and as such should shoulder the largest responsibility for failures. If the players are incapable of being coached in-game, then Travis isn’t nearly as good of a recruiter as we’ve been led to believe. It’s high-major D1 basketball. Luckily for Travis, I don’t make the coaching decisions. If I did, he’d have been gone after Saturday, if his sorry a** wasn’t already left in New Rochelle. There’s been an excuse for every failure of his entire tenure until now… I’m sick of the excuses. Bizziken likes this Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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