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2 hours ago, Goo Punch said:

It was mostly because he was a bad HC who was hated by everyone. 

if you had ever spooned with him on a lazy Sunday morning, you would understand

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2 hours ago, Goo Punch said:

It was mostly because he was a bad HC who was hated by everyone. 

 

1 hour ago, Walden Ponderer said:

"Merry Christmas, Texas."

Yeah, we went out and hired a coach famous for being a dickhead. I wonder why it didn't work out?

It didn't work out because he was the wrong coach to follow Abe. 

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4 minutes ago, SwanderedTalent said:

if you had ever spooned with him on a lazy Sunday morning, you would understand

So you do understand.

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50 minutes ago, Red Five said:

I always figured that If I lived long enough I’d see someone attempt to defend Bob Weltlich.

 

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15 hours ago, Red Five said:

I always figured that If I lived long enough I’d see someone attempt to defend Bob Weltlich.

I am not defending him. I am pointing out the truth. He was the wrong coach at the time.

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Just read this from a season preview:

Since Shaka Smart arrived in Austin, UT has rated 306, 212, 316 and 320 in adjusted tempo, according to KenPom. 

Edited by Goo Punch

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12 minutes ago, Lobo said:

What the fuck is adjusted tempo?

AdjT – Adjusted tempo – An estimate of the tempo (possessions per 40 minutes) a team would have against the team that wants to play at an average D-I tempo.

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1 hour ago, Goo Punch said:

Point being we've been the exact opposite of what we were told we would be when we hired Shaka Smart. 

Right, we play at a pace and with a rhythm that connotes the phrase, "...like old people fuck", and it wasn't like we hired Tony Bennett and said "it'll be boring but we'll win all the time"

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Tom Herman in his 3rd year is 5-2 with close losses to top 5 teams and is getting a lot of heat for the losses and a close win against Kansas.  What the fuck is going on with the kid glove treatment of Shaka Smart?  He has been ass horrible and gets little to no pressure.  Matter of fact, that idiot Perrin extended his contract because he was "a great example for the kids."  Someone needs to take the politically correct glasses off and take a look at the empty seats.

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On 10/22/2019 at 4:52 PM, Goo Punch said:

Point being we've been the exact opposite of what we were told we would be when we hired Shaka Smart. 

Looking forward to watching another season of Shaka's half court offense predicated on standing around the perimeter looking for the perfectly contested 3 pt shot attempt. Probably why we have recruited so many dead eye shooters. I'm sure it will work out differently this year. 

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11 hours ago, 2300 Nueces said:

Tom Herman in his 3rd year is 5-2 with close losses to top 5 teams and is getting a lot of heat for the losses and a close win against Kansas.  What the fuck is going on with the kid glove treatment of Shaka Smart?  He has been ass horrible and gets little to no pressure.  Matter of fact, that idiot Perrin extended his contract because he was "a great example for the kids."  Someone needs to take the politically correct glasses off and take a look at the empty seats.

The University of Texas is culturally satisfied with some combination of decent on-field/court results, profitability, and no off-field scandals. Shaka's only problem so far is managing "decent" results. He needs a nice solid 22 wins and first-round NCAA loss this year and then we (not those of us who care, but the royal we of The University of Texas) can hold our heads high. 

Empty seats? Do you think they really care? As long as we can recruit and the program's profitable, empty seats are an afterthought.

 

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34 minutes ago, SwanderedTalent said:

The University of Texas is culturally satisfied with some combination of decent on-field/court results, profitability, and no off-field scandals. Shaka's only problem so far is managing "decent" results. He needs a nice solid 22 wins and first-round NCAA loss this year and then we (not those of us who care, but the royal we of The University of Texas) can hold our heads high. 

Empty seats? Do you think they really care? As long as we can recruit and the program's profitable, empty seats are an afterthought.

 

The results haven't been decent.  They have been horrible.  Last time I checked, fans drive revenue.  Eventually, no one will be watching on TV and they will get dumped by the networks.  Smart is an embarrassment.  I abhor talking with conference rivals about basketball.  We are a laughing stock.

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39 minutes ago, 2300 Nueces said:

The results haven't been decent.  They have been horrible.  Last time I checked, fans drive revenue.  Eventually, no one will be watching on TV and they will get dumped by the networks.  Smart is an embarrassment.  I abhor talking with conference rivals about basketball.  We are a laughing stock.

Whatever, dude. Shaka brings tha bling.

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39 minutes ago, 2300 Nueces said:

Eventually, no one will be watching on TV and they will get dumped by the networks. 

That will never happen.

As to decent, maybe you missed the point where I said Shaka hadn't managed decent results. No shit. I'm not defending the prick. We've been terrible. But while you and I might want Final Fours, the University has a long track record that indicates "decent on-field/court results, profitability, and no off-field scandals" as someone said are enough for a coach to keep his job.

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On 10/22/2019 at 4:35 PM, Lobo said:

What the fuck is adjusted tempo?

proof there are way to many stats talked about these days. 

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5 hours ago, 2300 Nueces said:

The results haven't been decent.  They have been horrible.  Last time I checked, fans drive revenue.  Eventually, no one will be watching on TV and they will get dumped by the networks.  Smart is an embarrassment.  I abhor talking with conference rivals about basketball.  We are a laughing stock.

Texas basketball posted a net profit last year, as it has the last few years. It's remarkably stable in that regard, which suggests even with the Drum half-empty they're still doing fine. The only financial aspect that drives this conversation is the remaining guaranteed money on Shaka's deal, and that gets more palatable to pay off each year if Texas so chooses. But again, it's significantly harder for CDC to fund a basketball pay-out than a football one. Giving Herman $10m to go away could happen in a night, but getting donors to pay a basketball coach $10m to go away is next to impossible here. The biggest money guys just don't care that much about basketball.

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1 hour ago, Bitterwhiteguy said:

Texas basketball posted a net profit last year, as it has the last few years. It's remarkably stable in that regard, which suggests even with the Drum half-empty they're still doing fine. The only financial aspect that drives this conversation is the remaining guaranteed money on Shaka's deal, and that gets more palatable to pay off each year if Texas so chooses. But again, it's significantly harder for CDC to fund a basketball pay-out than a football one. Giving Herman $10m to go away could happen in a night, but getting donors to pay a basketball coach $10m to go away is next to impossible here. The biggest money guys just don't care that much about basketball.

I agree and I care less about Longhorn hoops every season.  I haven't seen a Mavericks game (hometown team) in 20 years.  I can't stand Cuban.  Anyway, it looks like their bitterwhiteguy Euros might actually be good.  I may have to tune in.

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Hmmm the Mavs have played in 2 finals and won a championship over the past 20 years. You literally chose the most successful timespan of the franchise's history to stop watching them.  Have you considered the fact that maybe you just don't like basketball? 

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On 10/25/2019 at 12:18 PM, CheesePie said:

if a banner gets hung and no one is there to see it, did it actually happen?

I was contemplating canceling LHN today until I realized that I really want to see the empty FEC opening night.  Will the LHN pan to the seats?  That's the real question.

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On 10/25/2019 at 9:41 AM, SwanderedTalent said:

no one really "wins" the NIT

maybe we could go with "survives"?

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On 10/24/2019 at 11:20 PM, CurlyDumps said:

Anyone else completely forget we won the NIT last season?

after the shitshow of a season I enjoyed the shit out of the NIT

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i begrudgingly watched it and was glad when it was over. i felt no joy or happiness from winning. this was not a victory. this was sadly/embarrassingly the crowning achievement of the Shaka Smart era. can you imagine being told that back when we hired him? jesus. i would legitimately consider not watching the next four years if i knew how maddeningly poor and frustrating they would be. ugh.

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19 hours ago, Goo Punch said:

 i would legitimately consider not watching the next four years if i knew how maddeningly poor and frustrating they would be. ugh.

Oh, you'd have considered it, sure.

But then, just like the rest of us poor schmuck sports fans, you'd have watched anyway, because to be a fan is to be a glutton for punishment.

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20 hours ago, hookem48 said:

after the shitshow of a season I enjoyed the shit out of the NIT

I was perplexed and pissed watching them play in the NIT. Why didn't they play with that urgency in the regular season.  

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of course we did. went 16-16 with a lottery pick/freak of nature starting at C, then ran through the NIT like we were an NCAAT 4 seed or something while replacing him with the starter kit version of himself. because that makes sense. jesus, this program...

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A team like ours,  which wasn't a consistently pure knock down shooting squad, simply wasn't going to take full advantage of Hayes' skillset last year.  The spacing and open floor of the NBA will take full advantage of his current skillset.  But without a real back to the basket game,  or even a demonstrable faceup game for that matter,  what exactly was he gonna do by that point in the season that Simms couldn't.  

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Exactly. Our bricks traveled too far from the rim far to often and we didn’t have a true rim attacking guard capable of running a true pick and roll with Hayes. 

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On 10/22/2019 at 4:35 PM, Lobo said:

What the fuck is adjusted tempo?

Probably the higher the number the bigger the shit show. 

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58 minutes ago, SwanderedTalent said:

WE'ER GOING DANCING

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology/

11 vs 11, taking on Illinois in the play-in, in Jerry Palm's always-baffling preseason Bracketology

but to the point, I don't want to hear any unfair criticism of Young Coach Shaka Smart. it could undermine what looks to be an NCAA TOURNAMENT SEASON

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