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Oklahoma currently 13-13 and finish their conference season against 4 ranked teams... could very easily end up 4-12 in Big 12 play.

Alabama's won just 1 more game at 14-12, but also sittin at 4-8 in conference. They've lost 8 of their last 11 but finish SEC play against three teams who are also below .500.

Who turns their program around quicker? And who has had the more disappointing season?
 
Easily Capel's Oklahoma squad. They were ranked in the top 25 at the beginning of the season, had the SportingNews National Preseason Player of the Year in Willie Warren, and were supposed to be flying high to another NCAA tournament appearance. Here they are at .500 with mid-major losses to VCU, San Diego (a very mediocre mid-major), and Houston among others, and getting raped in Big12 play.

Alabama was a rebuilding job this season and Grant and everyone else knew it as well. Nobody expected Grant to pull VCU-level success with that squad in year one. He needs time to get his players in, run his system and develop a winning culture around the program. It will come with time. Capel has had awhile to establish himself, has his players and system in place, and is sorely disappointing Sooner fans this season.
 
districtballer said:
and is sorely disappointing Sooner fans this season.

he is also disappointing Ram fans this season. our win over oklahoma wasn't that impressive as first thought.
 
ndnballer09 said:
districtballer said:
and is sorely disappointing Sooner fans this season.

he is also disappointing Ram fans this season. our win over oklahoma wasn't that impressive as first thought.

It still felt good :D
 
I had a meeting with an Alabama alum this morning. We talked about Grant. The guy says nobody at Alabama expects him to be there long because "it is, and always will be, a football school."
 
"Sooners lost season stings"
http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball ... &type=lgns
. . .
“Unfortunately,” Capel said, “my vision for this team hasn’t turned into a reality.”

The problems began during the summer when Capel kicked projected starting forward Juan Pattillo off the team. Then the season began on a frustrating note when the Sooners dropped their third game at Virginia Commonwealth, Capel’s former school.

It only got worse from there as Oklahoma lost its next two games against San Diego and Houston. Oklahoma opened the conference season with a 31-point setback at Baylor and then became the first and only Big 12 school to lose to Nebraska. . . .
 
The Crimson Tide drop another one - 14-13, 4-9. Yikes. Grant now has the same number of regular season conference game losses as he did in three years at VCU.
 
hat-tip to Litos' twitter feed for the find

http://blog.al.com/press-register-sport ... um=twitter

headline: "Does Anthony Grant want to be the Crimson Tide's coach?"

. . .
Perhaps that's the rub with Grant. Perhaps he looks miserable all the time because he realizes he took the wrong job. Perhaps he doesn't care about interacting with the public because he realizes this place is even more football crazy than he was led to believe. And he was warned. However, $2 mil a year and low expectations were tough to turn down. . .
. . .
For Grant, the jury is still out. Most people believe he survived a rocky start and ended his first season at Alabama on a mini-roll. It appears he has the program moving in the right direction. I just wish that once in awhile, Anthony Grant would act like he really wants to be here.
 
artRAMinMN said:
hat-tip to Litos' twitter feed for the find

http://blog.al.com/press-register-sport ... um=twitter

headline: "Does Anthony Grant want to be the Crimson Tide's coach?"

. . .
Perhaps that's the rub with Grant. Perhaps he looks miserable all the time because he realizes he took the wrong job. Perhaps he doesn't care about interacting with the public because he realizes this place is even more football crazy than he was led to believe. And he was warned. However, $2 mil a year and low expectations were tough to turn down. . .
. . .
For Grant, the jury is still out. Most people believe he survived a rocky start and ended his first season at Alabama on a mini-roll. It appears he has the program moving in the right direction. I just wish that once in awhile, Anthony Grant would act like he really wants to be here.
Anthony Grant being Anthony Grant.
 
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