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5 hours ago, Goo Punch said:

Rick's last 4 years we went 80-57 with 3 tourney appearances, which is actually a pretty a damn good 4 year stretch within the context of Texas basketball history. The only thing that even makes those years so disappointing is the unprecedented success that we enjoyed under Rick Barnes prior to those 4 seasons. I don't have the numbers here in front of me, but prior to Barnes' arrival at Texas I doubt we made 3 tourney appearances in 4 years more than probably once. Now that type of performance constitutes "a complete fucking joke". Thats simply a testament to what Barnes did here. 

We made it to the NCAAT 4 consecutive years twice under Penders. Of course, we were absolute dog crap before that. 

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Not bad at all.  Always thought he'd have a similar career of Boeheim, a few more FF trips with possibly a title snuck in there.  I wanted him at UK after Tubby left, would've been interesting to see what he could do at basketball first school.  

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He's a very good college hoops coach. Not elite, but very good, and even a great regular season coach. No shame in that at all. If he actually ever does win a title with Tennessee then he'll absolutely have to be considered a great, HOF coach. As it stands simply being a very good coach has Barnes in line to be the greatest coach in the history of two power conference programs. Not bad at all. 

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10 hours ago, Goo Punch said:

Rick's last 4 years we went 80-57 with 3 tourney appearances, which is actually a pretty a damn good 4 year stretch within the context of Texas basketball history. The only thing that even makes those years so disappointing is the unprecedented success that we enjoyed under Rick Barnes prior to those 4 seasons. I don't have the numbers here in front of me, but prior to Barnes' arrival at Texas I doubt we made 3 tourney appearances in 4 years more than probably once. Now that type of performance constitutes "a complete fucking joke". Thats simply a testament to what Barnes did here. 

Dont disagree with any of that.  I like Barnes.  His first ~10 years set the standard for the last 4. 

But it's not wrong for fans to expect that level of success after a full continuous decade of excellence.

Being 1 of 68 entrants to a tournament shouldn't really be a high bar to clear (yes, i know arizona and ucla and others miss it from time to time).  Barnes didnt get fired because he couldnt get in the tourney... he got fired because in his last 4 years, he escaped the first round of the Tourney ONCE

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2 hours ago, 52-80 said:

Dont disagree with any of that.  I like Barnes.  His first ~10 years set the standard for the last 4. 

But it's not wrong for fans to expect that level of success after a full continuous decade of excellence.

Being 1 of 68 entrants to a tournament shouldn't really be a high bar to clear (yes, i know arizona and ucla and others miss it from time to time).  Barnes didnt get fired because he couldnt get in the tourney... he got fired because in his last 4 years, he escaped the first round of the Tourney ONCE

Why are you dissing our first round CBI loss?  That was abysmal. 

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It's obviously still really early, but to lose Bone, Williams, and Schofield to the NBA and rise come back looking the way they have? Very impressive thus far. And the Vols have gotten absolutely nothing from their 5* PG Josiah James. Again, really impressed with the Vols so far.


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I don’t really understand this thread. What is its purpose? Rick Barnes is a great coach. Rick Barnes’ last few years at Texas we’re not up to his usual standard. What’s the point here?

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20 minutes ago, Dbeasy said:

I don’t really understand this thread. What is its purpose? Rick Barnes is a great coach. Rick Barnes’ last few years at Texas we’re not up to his usual standard. What’s the point here?

i don't understand the point of your post. you coming into this thread to whine about its existence accomplishes what exactly? 

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i don't understand the point of your post. you coming into this thread to whine about its existence accomplishes what exactly? 


I don’t understand the point of your post, whining about someone questioning why this thread exists. What does this accomplish exactly?

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oh, and since so many of our most distinguished posters keep popping into this thread to ask the exact same question over and over, let's just blankety address this once and for all:

I want to have a thread about Rick Barnes. How about that? I want to watch his teams play basketball and then come here and post about it. So that's what I do. If that bothers you, there's a really easy solution to that: don't fucking click on the thread!

Don't come into this thread knowing full well what's being discussed (and by whom) if all you want to do is get yourself all upset over it. This is the Rick Barnes thread; it's about Rick Barnes and his basketball team/career. That's what's going on in here. If that makes you upset, then avoid the thread. If you can't do that, then you've got bigger problems than this thread's existence.

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Just now, Dbeasy said:

 


I don’t understand the point of your post, whining about someone questioning why this thread exists. What does this accomplish exactly?

 

well what i was hoping to accomplish when i asked you a question (which you seem to think = whining?) was to have you realize how pointless and Derka-ish your whiny post was, but alas, self awareness appears to be lost on you. 

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3 hours ago, Dbeasy said:

I don’t really understand this thread. What is its purpose? Rick Barnes is a great coach. Rick Barnes’ last few years at Texas we’re not up to his usual standard. What’s the point here?

Because Derka is really just a t-shirt fan of the University of Texas.  There's no true allegiance, thus the thread.  Cue diatribe about daddy.  Blankety.

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That’s right, guys. When you come in the Rick Barnes thread and post about why Derka is posting about Rick Barnes in the Rick Barnes thread and he responds, then just don’t respond guys. 

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4 minutes ago, Burt Macklin said:

That’s right, guys. When you come in the Rick Barnes thread and post about why Derka is posting about Rick Barnes in the Rick Barnes thread and he responds, then just don’t respond guys. 

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In the football subforum, there is a Charlie Strong thread, a Mack Brown thread, and at least eleventy billion aggy threads. Who gives a fuck if there's a Rick Barnes thread in the basketball subforum?

I might be in the minority, but the odd update on Coach Barnes is appreciated. It's possible to be a fan of Texas and Rick. They aren't mutually exclusive.

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6 hours ago, Dbeasy said:

I don’t really understand this thread. What is its purpose? Rick Barnes is a great coach. Rick Barnes’ last few years at Texas we’re not up to his usual standard. What’s the point here?

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i don't understand the point of your post. you coming into this thread to whine about its existence accomplishes what exactly? 


Well what i was hoping to accomplish when i asked a question (which you seem to think = whining?) was to have you realize how pointless and Derka-ish your whiny post was, but alas, self awareness appears to be lost on you. 

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Holiday Surly tip - any attack from Derka can be rebuffed by simply cutting and pasting his attack in response. It is a remarkably efficient approach. Getting Derka’d? Derka him.

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Both the computers and Vegas have Tennessee taking their first loss today vs FSU. Should be a good game, 6pm CST on CBS Sports. 

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Lamonte Turner has come so far in the 3+ years he's been at Tennessee. and what's especially impressive this year is his play in the absence of Jordan Bone. Not many guys become a PG their senior year and just step up and average 8 assists per game, not to mention 14 ppg and 2 stl. Helluva season so far.

 

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The Vols just held Memphis scoreless for 29 real time minutes. Also of note:

The Vols are looking to extend the longest home court winning streak in America, while Barnes is going for career win #700. 

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Memphis comes storming back and hits a layup at the first half buzzer to take a one point lead. decent game after a pretty terrible start from both teams. 

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Fulkerson has been awesome. Pons being back in the second half has been big too. Vols up 1 with just over 5 minutes left. 

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big time FTs here for the much improved Pons.

and he misses the front end. Josiah James is 5-9 from deep today. the rest of the Vols- 1-19. tough to win any game shooting like that. 

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one more FT here and this game is over.

that'll do it. Memphis up 51-47 with 7.9 seconds left. pretty big letdown of a game today. ugly, low scoring, but Memphis will happily take the W.

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2pt lead and Memphis  at free throw line 1-1

7.9 seconds left.... Drains both free throws

Memphis up by 4pts

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GP beat me

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