well that's just, like, your opinion, man
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|19 hours 42 min ago||Not happening. He's going to MSU. Edge of the Internet says so.||
Not happening. He's going to MSU. Edge of the Internet says so.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Micheal Cera||
Hands down. Worst actor I've ever seen. Besides typcasting him in Arrested Development, it pretty much sucks at all is roles.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Well yea. I saw that tooBut||
Well yea. I saw that too
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I would back of the ledge
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You have no fucking clue
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Fuck you mom and the Democratic Party.
|5 days 1 hour ago||No. I'm trying an answer the||
No. I'm trying an answer the question:
|5 days 1 hour ago||Is he even projected to start||
Is he even projected to start at Purdue?
|5 days 7 hours ago||You're right about MV. I stand corrected.||
You're right about MV. I stand corrected.
|5 days 10 hours ago||How can he be viewed as an||
How can he be viewed as an average big ten starter...
|5 days 10 hours ago||No way is he playing like a||
No way is he playing like a top 50 player
|5 days 21 hours ago||A couple things:1. I think||
A couple things:
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|6 days 3 hours ago||Mother of God!||
Sorry to hear
|6 days 3 hours ago||amen!||
We were at our best when we had talent (duh!) and were young. We were the youngest team in the tournament the year we went to the finals. The approach of getting lower rated guys to play in your system for 3-4 years isn't really a good way to consistently be good or great. I think Bo Ryan was the master at this approach (Izzo is good at it as well).
|6 days 3 hours ago||Well...||
...that's because Villanova is in on some higher rated recruits (one of which I think they'll land). Eli is a good player, but he is not a blue chip recruit, so they can afford to lose out on these types of guys.
But you bring a good point. I would be curious how Villanova cashes in on their success. For some odd reason, we could not. I'm curious if the reason is coach-specific, or more systemic.
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|3 weeks 2 days ago||Things were well in motion before that game||
Things were well in motion before that game
|3 weeks 3 days ago||And that's about right for this class||
The MSU's of the world are cleaning up too! But JB's approach is working just fine... s/
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Oh stop. The fire JB crowd is||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks guys||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Is he still projected to be first round?<br><br>Just curious.||
Is he still projected to be first round?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||They'll be making the same video (but better)...||
...for the Cubs this year.
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at least I hope that was sarcasm.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Those are good expectations...||
...I'll give you that. But I don't think JB has it in him to get us there. I would be happy if he did, but I doubt it.
And unfortunately, the majority of excuses you give JB are really his fault. You give a lot of therotical "if" "then this" scenarios in the past, but ignore the reality of our program now.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||So which is it?||
You say it can be entirely explained by attrition and injuries, but then you bring up the disater that is the '14 class as an explanation. So I'm not clear what you are saying.
Also, you say "it's not easy to lose your only seniors, your only NBA talent, and rely on freshman centers after losing the 3 veteran Cs you had in one offseason" What off season was this? Did this all happen in one off-season or over the course of a couple?
I guess how far off we are compared to where we should be is all subjective. I suspect I have higher expectations than you. Next year will more of less be a par JB team. Middling big ten talent on average, perhaps one star role player, consistently dominated by our rivals, finish at best 4th or 3rd in the big ten and a meh tournament (if we get in). That's an average JB team. We can do better than that, much better. And we need to expect that.
|5 weeks 19 min ago||I'll reply to this...||
...because I'm often tagged as someone who is anti-JB (which I'm not). You mention:
" I really have never seen a fan base turn so completely on a beloved coach so quickly without any real explanation"
Well, I have never seen a coach who so completely wasted momemtum and opportunity after our run of success 5 years ago. Only a few lucky programs get that type of opportunity, and great to elite coaches don't squander it. We didn't even tread water - we regressed as a program. This is what gauls me the most.
We talked of recruiting bump - that never really happened.
We talked of continued success against out rivals - it has gone the opposite way.
We talked of big ten titles and success in the post season - not happening and probably won't for a couple years.
All of this simply can't be explained away with "injuries" or "attrition". And to be clear as I have said this in the past plenty of times: I DO NOT want JB fired. I DO want him to get better and take this program to where it can be. We have a long way to go to get there.