- Feb 9, 2010
Huh? Of course we don't get a direct say in who we hire or play. We do get to critique the coach and the program without your permission or a list of credentials that you or other fans on here approve.If we had listened to customer opinion we would've hired Russ Springmann instead of Shaka Smart. Who is Russ Springmann? Exactly.
VCU listened to customer opinion about serving beer. About getting a center court scoreboard. About removing the "we're #6" banner. Hiring coaches and who to play? No.
So seeking out the opinion of board members, high profile donors and VIP alumni constitutes listening to the opinions of "fans." Got it.Huh? Of course we don't get a direct say in who we hire or play. We do get to critique the coach and the program without your permission or a list of credentials that you or other fans on here approve.
Some people spend their time working during the day instead of posting 17,000+ times and replying to every comment on this board and have attained a modicum of success in their careers and actually get asked how we think the program is doing by the administration. I served on the board that searched out Norwood's replacement as well as several other boards at VCU. I have had my opinion sought several times (as have other fans I know). The University intenionally does this b/c they want to know how we feel. There isn't a secret panel of coaches and industry analysts that make all the calls from a back room. Fans, alums, donors, sponsors and students are stakeholders and customers. The admin does not turn a deaf ear to them. Their opinions do matter.
I didn't attack the engaged fan. I said they are stakeholders and customers and there opinion matters to the University. You have taken multiple swipes at me (and others) in the past questioning my intelligence, opinion and perspective. I understand that goes with the terrain on posting on a message board. But it rubs me the wrong way at times.So seeking out the opinion of board members, high profile donors and VIP alumni constitutes listening to the opinions of "fans." Got it.
And it's funny how folks like you will take a dig one of the most important elements of VCU athletics. And that's engaged fans who care enough about the program to want to discuss it with other engaged fans (in addition to being a donor). That's one of the things that separates our fan base from, says, JMU's fan base. Feel free to disparage fans all you want about who deeply care about the program. Take a look at my posts and you'll see the overwhelming majority of them are defending the same program you claim serve on the board of. Sorry if you're too thin-skinned to deal with a reply to your post.
6'9 Juvonte Reddic and 6'10 Michael Gilmore had 7-foot wingspans.He’s responsible for being over-reliant on a 6’7” center and then not designing an offense that helps him thrive. He needs regular help down low, and we need taller and bigger guys.
Baahahahaha. Just spit out my coffee. Played pick up in my youth with some WVU players, DI guys are on entirely another level. Some of the football players were crazy athletic.All I know, is if Valley is who I think he is....he was a player back in the day at Cary St and could hang unembarrassingly with guys on the team. 77% chance I am wrong though.
I'm not hung up on body types and wingspan, but we could use another effective low post player.6'9 Juvonte Reddic and 6'10 Michael Gilmore had 7-foot wingspans.
MSS has a 7'1 wingspan. When was the last time you saw a player score or block the ball with their head?
I don’t see that an extra 3 points per game from Evans as the limiting factor. By almost any statistical measure the offense is better or as good this year as last. Defensively we are worse.
Lack of hustle, heart, leadership have all been discussed. The league being better as well.
This is the second year the same defense, a high risk high reward trapping scheme has been throw out. Other coaches have seen it, they have watched tape, played against it, and are now beating it.
Please...have a clue.I keep seeing people it was the same defense as last year.
no, it isnt.
Our pressing and half court defenses were coordinated to getting stops last year moreso than turning folks over.
Listen to any or all of the MR pressers last year."...a quick shot or stop is just the same as a steal"..
last year ...no 2 in fg pct. defense and top 50 ish in to percentage...this year, the those numbers are flipped.
In order win, we need switch our goals back to last year and put a greater emphasis on getting stops.
he didnt scrap the schemes...but he changed the prime objective from getting stops back to getting steal ( ala..briante havoc)..now we are suffering same problems all over again...Please...have a clue.
So let's elaborate. Our head coach .. after having one of the best defenses in the country and returning all 5 starters ... scrapped the defense and decided to go another way.
Please tell me this is some kind of joke