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 PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:24 pm   
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I have been to football, basketball, and baseball games...
And believe me, it’s been a very good experience.

I have supported the athletic teams, and the students, showing them love on campus and off campus.

Therefore, very few fingers pointed at me gentleman. But,I do have a certain bird I’ll like to flip FIUPantherFan”, but I’m too much of a nice guy to do so….

Back to regular programing…..
We seem to attract 3rd and 4th tier coaches to the school, how can we change this? Is it a lack of talent out there or is it the AD?

Also, I’m tired in hearing excuses that we have to wait for the next generation to embrace FIU's Sport Teams. We have to start building a foundation for the next student body, alumni, faculty and staff.
As, someone once stated, “the time is now”!!!!

Plus, in 2018, we play UM so things have to start changing fast. We can’t have coach RT at the helm, for this match up!!! I don’t think he can meet the challenge,
Also, one of the best moments in FIU basketball history, was Pitino vs Pitino, we didn’t win, but it’s one of those great sport’s stories that stick with you…


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 PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:29 pm   
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Pitino vs Pitino was cool. We screamed at SR and asked him if he wanted to be AD in front of PG; sect 112 style 8)

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We seem to attract 3rd and 4th tier coaches to the school, how can we change this? Is it a lack of talent out there or is it the AD?


Are you serious with this question? Do you recognize that our entire athletic budget is approx. 27 million?
http://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/finances/

Do you expect to hire Charlie Strong with 600k. We couldn't lure Butch (who needs to clean his image) because we could come close to his monetary demands (800k; my assumption).
Why is it so difficult for people to understand finances. If we are the 90th Budgeted program how do you expect to hire front tier coaches. Caviar taste with Vienna sausage money.
Good AD's get lucky and hire well. But retaining good people is difficult, so you hope that the AD can hire well each time.

RT might be a good hire down the road, but he wasn't a good immediate hire. Evans was a great hire (by 90th standards) considering his Tournament History. And Turtle wasn't bad considering his 30+ yrs assistant experience.... But they are all failing to exceed the people they replaced. While other ADs who earn half of PGs substantial salary are doing more while earning less.

That is why PG must Go, that and attendance (mostly attendance; actually)!!! I'd rather live with the guys coaching their teams then have PG replacing them.

It's troubling that Prez Rosy is beign such a pantsie with PG.

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 PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:40 pm   
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With regard to the 2018 game; RT would be going into that game with a New first year starting QB.

Vs MR with three year recruiting steam.


You make the call.


I say....ouch :(

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 PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:08 am   
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 PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:59 pm   
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As expected Rodriguez is gone, FIU continues to have significant turnover every year, it really hurts on starting strong and chemistry.

FIUPantherFan wrote:
With Diaz and Draper graduating, you have a large void in the front court. Here is who is returning...

Starters
(PG) Kimar Williams (So.) 6-1 - Started most of the 2nd half of the season and was really inconsistent. You can tell that there is talent there, but needs to improve ball handling and needs to cut down on turnovers. Also, when will we ever have a true pg who can distribute the ball.
(SG) Donte McGill (Sr.) 6-3 - Our leading scorer should return for his senior season. I was truly surprised by Donte, he can slash, he can shoot and is basically a higher level Dennis Mavin.
(G) Jason Boswell (Sr.) 6-6 - He hasn't turned the corner and if anything he regressed his Jr. season. I'm not sure you don't go smaller and let Eric Nottage be the starter and help Kimar with ball handling.
(SF) Elmo Stephen (Sr.) 6-7 - Elmo will have to step up, he was injured to start the year and we need his spot up shooting ability.
(PF) Hassan Hussein (Jr.) 6-9 - I was really excited to see his development this year and unfortunately he was injured. I think Hassan can become a good player for us, not the inside presence that Adrian was but a good player.

Reserves
(G) Eric Nottage (Jr.) 6-2 - Just as inconsistent as Kimar with not as much upside. However, with how badly this team handles the press, you might want to start him to have 2 average ball handlers.
(F) Michael Douglas (So.) 6-5 - Didn't see much of him, when I did see him, didn't think much of him. He was supposed to be a shooter, yet he was 4-15 from the FT line. Not good.
(C) Nate Brown Bull (R-Fr.) 7-1 - Was injured early on, and when he was in, he was really raw. I hope another year in the gym and better coaching can develop him as we will need someone with his size to match up with other teams.
(F) Cameron Smith (Jr.) 6-7 - Defensive specialist, needs to not be such an offensive liability because he will probably be the only one that can give the front court players a rest.
(G) Ray Rodriguez (Sr.) 6-2 - I don't think he is here next year, very inconsistent.

Incoming (Verbals)
(PG) Greg Shead (Fr.) 5-11 - Lightly recruited and unless he is a ball handling, assist specialist who can come in an distribute the ball, he will be stuck behind Williams and Nottage, however, if he can handle the ball, then it should help us out.
(C) Raekwon Long (Fr.) 7-0 - 3*** Center from North Carolina, seems to be a little better developed than Brown Bull, if he comes in, he could challenge for playing time and could be a capable replacement for Diaz down the line.

That makes 12 players. Nottage is a walk on, I think he deserves a scholly at this point unless you have someone amazing in the wings and then he might leave. I think FIU could conceivably add 7 new players, the 2 incoming above, and then I believe Rodriguez is gone and someone else always leaves surprisingly. That leaves you with only 10 schollies, including the 2 new ones, so you have 5 more to give after that. That means, that once again, this team will be playing for C-USA tournament time only, no way can you integrate that many players and be good at the start of the year.

Evans - I like Evans, his teams never quit and they rarely get embarrassed, however, his teams are bad fundamentally. Can't shoot free throws, terrible at handling or applying pressure and sometimes get out rebounded by much smaller teams. I think he needs to bring in a Coach who is a knows x's and o's coach to supplement his talent evaluation skill. However, if you don't fire Turtle for having horrendous fundamentals, then I doubt you fire Evans for being merely bad. Besides, I doubt you can find someone who is going to be better, and remember, Evans didn't really produce at Norfolk, until his 5th year.

I really don't think we will be much better next year than this year, but maybe they will surprise us. Go F I U!


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 PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:56 am   
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Alabama forward, Michael Kessens (6-9/228), announced yesterday that he is transferring to FIU as fifth year graduate student. He will be immediately eligible and not have to sit out the 2016-2017 season. He chose FIU over UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, Pepperdine, Wichita State, Dayton, and Stony Brook.


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 PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:49 pm   
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Thanks, Nice signing

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