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Offline VUWildcat2103

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Re: A 4th Year for DL . . .
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2017, 05:50:57 PM »
Again, there is not much proof the talent has improved significantly thus far. There is perhaps more hype but it matters how the players actually play and not how well they are hyped.

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Re: A 4th Year for DL . . .
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2017, 08:04:14 PM »
Well, the way I see it:

1) Henry was one of our best players in the last decade so if Coleman-Lands plays to his level which he is expected to do considering he was higher ranked out of high school and was more successful at the same university before his transfer in his time at that school I would say that is better than the average recruit/transfer during the OP and JW era.

2) Diener - Yep, not a top 200 recruit, but he has already done more in high school then our average recruit. I fully expect him to be a solid player. We shall see.

3) Tyger - He alone makes his class better than at least 7 of the last 10 or 11 classes.

I will stick to what I said which was "on paper" recruiting/transfers have improved noticeably over the previous two coaching staffs.

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Re: A 4th Year for DL . . .
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2017, 08:07:37 AM »
Well, the way I see it:

1) Henry was one of our best players in the last decade so if Coleman-Lands plays to his level which he is expected to do considering he was higher ranked out of high school and was more successful at the same university before his transfer in his time at that school I would say that is better than the average recruit/transfer during the OP and JW era.

2) Diener - Yep, not a top 200 recruit, but he has already done more in high school then our average recruit. I fully expect him to be a solid player. We shall see.

3) Tyger - He alone makes his class better than at least 7 of the last 10 or 11 classes.

I will stick to what I said which was "on paper" recruiting/transfers have improved noticeably over the previous two coaching staffs.
And I will say that the measuring stick is now so small, that we are getting excited about classes that perhaps are 8th best in the Big East at best.

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Re: A 4th Year for DL . . .
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2017, 09:54:34 AM »
JCL has played 2 full season of college hoops, the book is out on him.  defaulting to "he's a former top 50 recruit" i think, as this point goes away.  he has had significant playing time at the college level.  odds are, he is what he is, which is a dynamite standstill 3 point shooter, and really nothing else.  his defense make BGJR look like shane battier.  Henry was a guy who had minimal PT, with no tape out there on him.  kinda apples to ornages

but until we get guys who can be a presence in the paint, none of the wings will matter

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Re: A 4th Year for DL . . .
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2017, 07:32:20 AM »
.500 in conference and a Top 25 recruiting class.

Sorry, but that's the barometer, Otherwise, yet ANOTHER horrible hire.

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Re: A 4th Year for DL . . .
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2017, 08:39:22 PM »
I said it before and I'll say it again.

He'll be here as long as she is.


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Re: A 4th Year for DL . . .
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2018, 09:05:56 AM »
So is DPU70 right; is Leitao's job safe because JLP is around?

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Re: A 4th Year for DL . . .
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2018, 09:56:27 AM »
Most likely, but he definitely does not deserve it. 

We are in year 3 and have 1 win over a kenpom top 230 team.   

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Re: A 4th Year for DL . . .
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2018, 10:31:16 AM »
16-14 and legit top 100 recruits coming in.  No less than that.

I think that is a pretty spot on assessment that is falling FAR short.
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Re: A 4th Year for DL . . .
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2018, 12:39:28 PM »
To me the barometer was .500. Taking 2/5 from ND, ILL, MSU, ORE or NU (I saw as realistic or at least precedented for a 3rd year team) and winning 6 BE games (a little tougher but still within reason) and beating the inferior non-con opponents would've gave us our first non losing regular season in years and maybe would've garnered a spark of excitement in the least. We lost all 5 of those "quality" Non Con games, hit the mark by not having a "bad" loss but as it looks now, and with most of our "easier" BE games behind us, 2-3 BE wins would be the new benchmark.

 


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