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What I wish coaches would say

Posted on: July 17, 2009 1:13 pm
Edited on: July 17, 2009 1:19 pm

The word out of Colorado is that Jeff Bzdelik is "committed" to being the coach of the Buffaloes regardless of what a "casual conversation" about the Minnesota Timberwolves' vacancy with general manager David Kahn might suggest.

It's silly, of course.

But that is indeed the word.

And I wish just once a coach would be completely honest and say, "Look, I like my job fine. My family loves it here. But you must understand that this is a bottom-tier Big 12 job, and there's no way I'm ever challenging Bill Self or Rick Barnes or Jeff Capel. It's just not happening. So if an NBA franchise is interested in me for more money, I'd be stupid not to listen. And that's why I talked to Minnesota, because if I could land that job it really would be nice to get back to the NBA and stop busting my ass trying to recruit the type of prospects it takes to win in the Big 12, because it's impossible to get those prospects at Colorado. I'm trying, and I'll keep trying as long as I'm here. But is the NBA an appealing alternative? Of course it is. And that's why I spoke with David Kahn. If he calls me back I'll talk again. But for now, I'm the head coach at Colorado, and I'm going to work as hard as I can for this school until that changes."

Obviously, I know those words will never be spoken.

But I can dream, can't I?
Category: NCAAB

Since: Feb 8, 2009
Posted on: July 21, 2009 1:56 am

What I wish coaches would say

  • Loyalty? I'm loyal to my paycheck. 
  • Why am I recruiting a guy that can't shoot. His mom's single, and hot. 
  • I don't just want to beat those guys, I want to embarrass them like they did us in our last game. 
  • You're damned right I want to win. My contract incentive clauses prove it if there's any doubt.
  • I don't really know what I'm doing.  Just hoping these one-and-done guys can pull us through.

Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: July 21, 2009 1:10 am

What I wish coaches would say


Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: July 20, 2009 8:16 pm

What I wish coaches would say

After losing to a mid-major:

We aren't focused on the little guys.  We beat them 9 out of 10 times.

Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: July 20, 2009 6:50 pm

What I wish coaches would say

1) "Wait, they have to go to class?"

2) "I love all the woman who want to love me..."

3) "What's a stipen?"

4) "Those officials SUCKED!"

5) "These kids can't even read and write, what do expect?"

Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: July 19, 2009 6:18 pm

What I wish coaches would say

I wish coaches would acknowledge that winning is way more important to them than creating well educated, well rounded college graduates. 

I wish coaches would acknowledge that they always have an eye out for the bigger better deal.

I wish coaches would be honest about thier feelings regarding officiating and rival coaches and teams.

I wish coaches would man up and admit to putting in a fifth year redshirt senior reserve for the sole purpose of "teaching a lesson."

I wish Coach K would admit that he does have a pact with the devil (and officials), but the devil stopped using his influence in 2004.

Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: July 19, 2009 4:59 pm

What I wish coaches would say

> What do you wish coaches would acknowledge?


I would love to hear coaches acknowledge what you can possibly talk to recruits about in 1,000 text messages/month or whatever it was that Kelvin Sampson got busted for.  

Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: July 18, 2009 3:50 pm

What I wish coaches would say

Sounds like a bitter Dukie.  I'm not a UK fan and I don't understand why people hate on Cal so much.  Or is it jealousy, because he takes the best kids to crappy umass/memphis.  Umass got in trouble and Memphis had a little glimmer of problems.  Cal hasn't once ever be convicted of doing anything.  Pete Carrol paid Reggie Bush, and bought his parents a house in San Diego, I live there it isn't cheap to live where I live!  Nobody ever says a word about PC, but Coach Cal is the most shady coach ever!  You need to give it a rest and wait till someone gets in trouble before accusations! IF he did cheat at the previous two schools mentioned he won't need to at UK, as much as I hate to admit it, there will be at least banner 8,9, and 10 @ least during his stint at UK.  So Duke fan or not playmaker21, you have no clue what you are talking about! 

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2009 3:02 pm

What I wish coaches would say


Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2009 10:53 am

What I wish coaches would say

Now you're on to something.  As a Carolina fan who has always had a ton of respect for Kansas, I was SUPREMELY offended that Roy Williams made such a huge deal out of playing Kansas in the final four.  It's fine to be sentimental, but if that was the job he wanted, he should have stayed in Kansas.  His job, the self proclaimed dream job for him, and his commitment to Carolina basketball should have been the most important thing there, but all week leading up to that game, the story was how heartbroken he was that he was playing Kansas.  Not to mention the week after he went through that huge debacle, after getting absolutely manhandled by Kansas, he shows up at the championship game with a Kansas shirt on.  For about two weeks there, Roy was just a little too much fan and a little not enough coach.  Did he owe Kansas an apology?  I can see where a lot of Kansas fans feel like he did, that's completely understandable, but if he had stayed at Kansas, and he was all broken up about playing Carolina before losing a game the way he did, you guys would gladly give him up.  I just wish Roy would have said that week had way too much to do with him and not nearly enough to do with our team and the level at which we played, completely non-competitive until we were chasing a 40 point deficit.

Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: July 17, 2009 11:20 pm

What I wish coaches would say

I'd like to hear a really big coach in a big-time game against 2 closely-matched teams (Jimmy Johnson flashes in my mind) say something like "There's just no way this team can stay on the court/field with us.  They're just so much slower and less athletic, can't get the ball in the endzone/goal nearly often enough, don't come close to playing defense with the tenacity that's required to beat us, and don't have the playmakers to get the job done.  Anything less than a resounding beating of them by my team will be a huge disappointment."

Imagine Les Miles saying that before the LSU-Mississippi game.  Talking about the talk of the town and top billing in every publication/broadcast.

Just say it!!!

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