- Apr 19, 2009
Right now probably still a little against, but I am softening up more and more.
I root against Shaka. Maybe it's just me, but I feel like a lot of us who root against Shaka hope that the emergence of VCU basketball has more to do with our program and our city, than it has to do with any one coach just willing individual teams to greatness. Perhaps if Shaka does not enjoy the level of success in TX that he had at VCU, it will become all the more clear that VCU helps the coach more than the coach helps VCU. Once that pattern is understood, no coach will use VCU as a stepping stone. Shaka may be the last coach who ever viewed us in that light.
Fwiw, Texas is built to beat us. They are big similar to GW but more skilled with a deeper bench. Yes, I want to play them but not this year. In fact, we now get top 25 or at least P5 match ups.Interesting..
Shaka is the man, did so much for the university, but how great would it look for our school if we continue to prosper whilst he struggles at Texas a la Grant and Capel. Well he's certainly not struggling, and we are doing really well considering our off season. So I'll take that. I don't think I answered the question, but as much as I respect Shaka I wouldn't mind to see him crash and burn at Texas. Always time for him to rebound if he does. Just look at Grant and Capel
Also: I would love nothing more than to play them in the tournament win lose or draw
NC did SS do something to the players? Has he not been there since moving on to Texas? I thought he was still in contact with guys like Troy, Bri etc.Here is my issue. Daniel Roose is from the county where I live and graduated High School from here. I know his family well. So, I have to root a tad for the horns as his family got to know Coach Wade and still pull for VCU. However, where SS is concerned; I'm ok pulling for him until I hear the announcers talk about how "dedicated he is to the players, always will be there for them, blah blah blah". Then, not so much.
Obviously he was in contact with Trevon.NC did SS do something to the players? Has he not been there since moving on to Texas? I thought he was still in contact with guys like Troy, Bri etc.
I remember seeing an article where Troy stated he talks to the guy 3-4 times a month.
If he did something please let it be known. Not questioning your reason for not wishing the guy well, just unaware that he dissed the players in anyway.
I proudly root for shaka! Inspite of everything, I feel "once a ram, always a ram". Look at this way, we got him for 6 years which is better than va tech, marquette, illinois, NC state and UCLA!
I'm firmly in this camp. Go Rams.second, the same way I root for Rice, and UT-Chatt, and The Mount, ad Teddy and Justin and Lyles, etc
There are too many variables involved to discuss. But if Shaka is HIGHLY successful( more so than VCU ) then it makes it appear that we haven't arrived ( FF a fluke) and did so ONLY because of him . Some may believe that going to Houston was ALL HIM but NOT me. If he is a failure at Texas then VCU is seen in a better light - a good thing No. VCU can be seen as a destination school NOT just a stepping stone to a BETTER school . Also the taste in my mouth on the manner in which he handled the situation is something that no human should put in their mouth. Therefore I wish he would lose EVERY game, including Kansas(sorry Alien) and miss the tournament EVERY year. Then maybe he will look back and see that he WAS at a destination school not a stepping stone. But I could be totally wrong because in the long run( a marathon not a sprint) IMO we have a better coach.