CockyTalk

Welcome to Cockytalk!

Thank you for visiting our forum. As a guest, you have limited access to view some discussion and articles. By joining our free community, you will be able to view all discussions and articles, post your own topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, participate in Pick'Em contests and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so please join our community today!!

If you have any problems registering or logging in, please contact our Admins. Thanks!

Go Back   CockyTalk > Gamecocks Sports > Fowl Shots

Today's Top 10
Posters (by posts)Threads (by views)Newest Posts Gamecock Headlines 
Spurticus
Gamecocks1137
B-G
robgusc76
SMOTFS86
Big Spur
Travelin
The Yancey
airborne09
Sandstorm29
aTm demolishes Kyle (938)
Cocky at the Duck Co (819)
Connor to be backup? (725)
Deer Hunting 2014 (456)
movers, furniture do (359)
Streaming nfl games (288)
Greatest Gamecock Pl (199)
Greatest Gamecock Pl (138)
Greatest Gamecock Pl (108)
How would a man writ (104)
The Vent and Coaching cha
Greatest Gamecock Players
Greatest Gamecock Players
Greatest Gamecock Players
Bo Pelini headed to Young
So, why is next year goin
2015 - Eurndraus Bryant
Cleveland Browns Headshot
Connor to be backup?
2017 - Anthony McFarland,


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-03-2013, 02:46 PM   #41
thumpin big
Starter
 
thumpin big's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Brevard, NC
Posts: 1,406
CockyCash: 500
thumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his comb
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

Quote:
Originally Posted by imabeastonu View Post
there isa difference in seeing a bad defense and having a poor attitude towards the whole team. did you see how many easy baskets UGA got? The defense is bad but where did i complain about the overall state of the program? Thumpin wants the entire team of players except one person gone...
Our ENTIRE athletic department is at its peak after 120+ years yet people still want more. It baffles me. Do I want a better basketball team? yea...
Am i content will being great at baseball and very good at football and womens basketball? Oh yea.
I see we are making the right steps and anyone who thinks that it wont take 3 full seasons under Martin to HOPEFULLY win 20 games is crazy and even those 20 wins is grasping straws. but what to i know... not much i guess
The only sport I really care about is USC men's basketball. I understand you don't have the same priorities, and that is fine.
thumpin big is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 02:51 PM   #42
thumpin big
Starter
 
thumpin big's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Brevard, NC
Posts: 1,406
CockyCash: 500
thumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his comb
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Travelin View Post
So.., first you complain about our defense and then you complain about someone complaining about the state of our basketball program. Hilarious. WTS, thumpin knows the program very well and he knows what it's going to take to right the ship. Talking about the situation isn't negative, it's a necessity for those who give a damn. No one is complaining about Martin, it's Horn's recruits that are in question. Honestly, if it's apparent that certain players will not be able to contribute in the future for the team's own good, they should have the opportunity to move on. Transferring isn't always a bad thing. If certain players do leave with eligibility left, I wish them the best and hope they are able to continue their basketball career somewhere more suitable for their talent.

Thanks. My one sports passion is USC men's basketball. I might seem unreasonable to those whose priorities lie elsewhere. I'm thrilled to have Frank Martin and I expect him to do big things. It's just that after so many long years of mediocrity, I'm impatient for those big things.
thumpin big is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 02:52 PM   #43
Travelin
Household Name
 
Travelin's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Scotland
Posts: 5,686
CockyCash: 522
Travelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot materialTravelin is USC mascot material
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

Would the team progress faster if Martin gave the majority of the minutes to his recruits beginning next year when he should have at least seven of his own guys healthy and ready to go?
Travelin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 03:18 PM   #44
cocknblue
Looking for Lee Ho Fook's
 
cocknblue's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: South Durham
Posts: 1,145
CockyCash: 600
cocknblue rules the CockPitcocknblue rules the CockPitcocknblue rules the CockPitcocknblue rules the CockPitcocknblue rules the CockPitcocknblue rules the CockPitcocknblue rules the CockPitcocknblue rules the CockPitcocknblue rules the CockPitcocknblue rules the CockPitcocknblue rules the CockPit
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

Two words -- Steve Newton
__________________

ďOf course, itís a bit of a jump, isnít it? I mean, erÖ chartered accountancy to lion taming in one go. You donít think it might be better if you worked your way towards lion taming, say via banking or insurance?"
cocknblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 03:29 PM   #45
Cockhornleghorn
Household Name
 
Cockhornleghorn's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Columbia
Posts: 5,960
CockyCash: 200700
Cockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot materialCockhornleghorn is USC mascot material
Send a message via Yahoo to Cockhornleghorn
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

Quote:
Originally Posted by thumpin big View Post
The only sport I really care about is USC men's basketball. I understand you don't have the same priorities, and that is fine.
I wouldn't say it's the only sport I care about, but it is number 1 in importance to me, followed by football then women's basketball and baseball. Baseball is too sedate a sport for me. I like sports where I can be a raving lunatic at the games. ;)
__________________
Cockhornleghorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 03:36 PM   #46
Spur20001
4-Star
 
Spur20001's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Greenwood
Posts: 365
CockyCash: 500
Spur20001 has feathers coming inSpur20001 has feathers coming inSpur20001 has feathers coming in
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

We were progressing after the Miss. State game but we took several steps backward this week. As for the guy who said we hit rock bottom when we only scored 9 points in a half two years ago. we only scored 10 in a half this week and only 36 in the whole game which was an all time SEC low for USC.

What the future holds, who knows? I will take a wait and see attitude.
Spur20001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 03:47 PM   #47
thumpin big
Starter
 
thumpin big's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Brevard, NC
Posts: 1,406
CockyCash: 500
thumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his combthumpin big is developing his comb
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Travelin View Post
Would the team progress faster if Martin gave the majority of the minutes to his recruits beginning next year when he should have at least seven of his own guys healthy and ready to go?

With the exception of Geathers, we know what Horn's players can do under Martin. I expect that most of the playing time next year will go to Martin's recruits because I expect them to be better than Horn's recruits. We will see who of the current roster is able to improve by next year that might change that. I expect Thornwell to be a major player right away, and I expect Johnson to be the main point guard as soon as he is eligible. They should push our other guards down the bench. I don't know what to expect from McKie. I would be surprised if all of the current guards choose to return, given that we are bringing in 3 new guards.
thumpin big is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 04:24 PM   #48
pick6
Recruit
 
pick6's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Atlanta, ga
Posts: 242
CockyCash: 500
pick6 has hatched from the shell
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

If you watched yesterdays game-you should know the answer to that question...
pick6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 04:47 PM   #49
SirBigSpur
Two Deep
 
SirBigSpur's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 1,067
CockyCash: 1800
SirBigSpur is crowing loudlySirBigSpur is crowing loudlySirBigSpur is crowing loudlySirBigSpur is crowing loudlySirBigSpur is crowing loudlySirBigSpur is crowing loudlySirBigSpur is crowing loudlySirBigSpur is crowing loudlySirBigSpur is crowing loudlySirBigSpur is crowing loudlySirBigSpur is crowing loudly
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

out of the big 4 sports... football, baseball, basketball, and womens basketball... we cant be good at all of them. no school is so stop crying about it. We are extremely competitive in 3 of 4 major sports and you are complaining? get over man. The school just went out and got one of the best coaches in the nation to turn this around. be patient and wait like everyone else. If the 2014-2015 season is a bust... then be mad. We are/were one of the worst SEC teams. it takes time. Dear Ghandi some people need a reality check[/quote]

UF is. Schools like UF and Texas have so much money, they can funnel top of the line facilities for everything. They also have more talent to pull from in their states with athletes wanting to stay at home.

I just feel dejected after watching that talented gator squad rip us apart. WE KEPT ON TURNING THE BALL OVER
SirBigSpur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 09:15 PM   #50
CurryStorm
Milk Duds
 
CurryStorm's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Sumter
Posts: 1,937
CockyCash: 20200
CurryStorm is USC mascot materialCurryStorm is USC mascot materialCurryStorm is USC mascot materialCurryStorm is USC mascot materialCurryStorm is USC mascot materialCurryStorm is USC mascot materialCurryStorm is USC mascot materialCurryStorm is USC mascot materialCurryStorm is USC mascot materialCurryStorm is USC mascot materialCurryStorm is USC mascot material
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

NM
__________________
Quote from a Clemson fan on T.net: "they act as bad now as they did when tannyhill was their qb."
CurryStorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 09:53 PM   #51
ucan'tlickourcocks
The "other" M. Lattimore
 
ucan'tlickourcocks's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Myrtle Beach
Posts: 13,029
CockyCash: 1357725516
ucan'tlickourcocks is USC mascot materialucan'tlickourcocks is USC mascot materialucan'tlickourcocks is USC mascot materialucan'tlickourcocks is USC mascot materialucan'tlickourcocks is USC mascot materialucan'tlickourcocks is USC mascot materialucan'tlickourcocks is USC mascot materialucan'tlickourcocks is USC mascot materialucan'tlickourcocks is USC mascot materialucan'tlickourcocks is USC mascot materialucan'tlickourcocks is USC mascot material
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SirBigSpur View Post
out of the big 4 sports... football, baseball, basketball, and womens basketball... we cant be good at all of them.
Yes we can, and we will be.......

As you said yourself, we are already good in 3 out of 4, and given some time and patience, FM will make it 4 out of 4!

So I not only say we can be good at all 4 of these, I fully expect us to be good at all 4!
__________________
ucan'tlickourcocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 10:10 PM   #52
Sir Big Spur 912
Heisman Candidate
 
Sir Big Spur 912's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 711
CockyCash: 26866
Sir Big Spur 912 has developed his gaff and talonsSir Big Spur 912 has developed his gaff and talonsSir Big Spur 912 has developed his gaff and talonsSir Big Spur 912 has developed his gaff and talonsSir Big Spur 912 has developed his gaff and talonsSir Big Spur 912 has developed his gaff and talonsSir Big Spur 912 has developed his gaff and talonsSir Big Spur 912 has developed his gaff and talonsSir Big Spur 912 has developed his gaff and talonsSir Big Spur 912 has developed his gaff and talonsSir Big Spur 912 has developed his gaff and talons
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

NEXT YEAR.

We will be good.

Potential tourney bubble team.
__________________
Sir Big Spur 912 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 03:50 PM   #53
CrzyCock21
Walk On
 
CrzyCock21's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Senioa, GA
Posts: 55
CockyCash: 500
CrzyCock21 has earned his spursCrzyCock21 has earned his spursCrzyCock21 has earned his spursCrzyCock21 has earned his spursCrzyCock21 has earned his spursCrzyCock21 has earned his spurs
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

Our basketball program is on the rise. Its not hard to see, Frank Martin was the hottest coach on the market last year and we snagged him. I've spoken with him one on one last year at a fan fest and you can tell he is excited. He wants good kids to turn into men and basketball players, so its gonna take him time to find who he wants. He had a short recruiting period. He has 2 freshmen with lots of potential he likes and within a year or two he'll find "his guys".

College basketball is very interesting because one great player can change a season, and a team. Kids like him and want to play for him so he'll get his man soon. He is like Spurrier, can go to any big market school and win, but he wants the challenge of taking average and turning it into great.

Yes it hurts to see us get smashed by florida, lose to terrible teams like georgia and miss st. but its not easy for these young men to learn a new coach, a new system, new players in a short period of time. Kentucky is a perfect example. National title to bust in one year. Possibly back to nation title next year.

Let the master mind have his time and when he finds it, its gonna be great!!!
CrzyCock21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 04:07 PM   #54
GamecockinBoulder
Recruit
 
GamecockinBoulder's Avatar
 
Male

Bowl Contest Winner: Winner of the Bowl Contest - Given for: 2nd place in 2007 Bowl Pickem 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 232
CockyCash: 500
GamecockinBoulder has earned his spursGamecockinBoulder has earned his spursGamecockinBoulder has earned his spursGamecockinBoulder has earned his spursGamecockinBoulder has earned his spursGamecockinBoulder has earned his spursGamecockinBoulder has earned his spurs
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

It has certainly been frustrating watching this team over the past few years. It took Dawn Staley until her 3rd year to get us to the WNIT and 4th to get in the NCAA's so I don't expect any less from Martin. I believe next year will look a lot like this one sadly.
__________________
GamecockinBoulder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 04:09 PM   #55
eaglegolf018
#1 Gamecock Braves Fan
 
eaglegolf018's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Small Town
Posts: 24,793
CockyCash: 96872
eaglegolf018 is USC mascot materialeaglegolf018 is USC mascot materialeaglegolf018 is USC mascot materialeaglegolf018 is USC mascot materialeaglegolf018 is USC mascot materialeaglegolf018 is USC mascot materialeaglegolf018 is USC mascot materialeaglegolf018 is USC mascot materialeaglegolf018 is USC mascot materialeaglegolf018 is USC mascot materialeaglegolf018 is USC mascot material
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sir Big Spur 912 View Post
NEXT YEAR.

We will be good.

Potential tourney bubble team.
I don't see it next year. Yes, we will have improved guards but we don't have a really good big man that we are in need of. Yes, Carrera is awesome. But we need a big man that is a scoring threat at center. No, Chat and Geathers aren't it. Don't put it on Frank for next year. We knew this was going to be a long rebuilding process. I still think we are 2 or 3 years away from the NCAAs. Thornwell is good. But he's not coming in as a freshman and turning us into a 20 win team. Even with Downey, who was the best guard I've ever seen, we were still a 15 win team. And that was with Sam Muldrow down low. Look at 08-09. That was our best team in a while. And yes, they had Downey and Zam up top. But down low it was Muldrow, Archie, and Holmes. And they still didn't make the NCAAs (SOS and the weak SEC had a lot to do with it). So just don't get your hopes up too much. Would be awesome to make the dance, but I doubt it.
eaglegolf018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 04:22 PM   #56
cack
ONE NINE 3
 
cack's Avatar
 
Male

2008 Cockytalk Award: 2008 Cockytalk Award - Given for: 2008 Homecoming King 2008 Cockytalk Award: 2008 Cockytalk Award - Given for: 2008 Best Signature Fark Off Winner: Award given for winning a CockyTalk Fark Off - Given for: Winning the Farkoff Hey Beer Man!: Award given to the poster we most want to have a beer with - Given for: being voted the person CockyTalk most wants to have a beer with 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 24,401
CockyCash: 344470
cack is USC mascot materialcack is USC mascot materialcack is USC mascot materialcack is USC mascot materialcack is USC mascot materialcack is USC mascot materialcack is USC mascot materialcack is USC mascot materialcack is USC mascot materialcack is USC mascot materialcack is USC mascot material
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

Coach Martin understood what he was getting when he came here. He KNEW it would be the struggle that it's been. He has to endure this season and build the foundation of his program, and then build and grow it starting next season.

If you were expecting anything much different than we're having then you weren't being honest with yourself.

Best case scenario for this season would have been a NIT invite ... meaning 50/50. That may be out the window now, but if we can win a few games down the back stretch we can build some momentum towards next season.
__________________
Join the CockyTalk Business Networking Group

Follow me at One Nine 3 BBQ

cack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 02:25 AM   #57
Schecter
Banned
 
Schecter's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: around
Posts: 2,479
CockyCash: 200
Schecter is USC mascot materialSchecter is USC mascot materialSchecter is USC mascot materialSchecter is USC mascot materialSchecter is USC mascot materialSchecter is USC mascot materialSchecter is USC mascot materialSchecter is USC mascot materialSchecter is USC mascot materialSchecter is USC mascot materialSchecter is USC mascot material
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

If anyone can turn it around, Frank is one of the few who can. These kids are playing their hearts out, and when the really good talented kids come in, mixing that with the effort and we'll have a team!
Schecter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 03:23 AM   #58
jared
Starter
 
jared's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Columbia
Posts: 1,321
CockyCash: 14402
jared is developing his combjared is developing his combjared is developing his combjared is developing his combjared is developing his combjared is developing his combjared is developing his combjared is developing his combjared is developing his comb
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

Quote:
Originally Posted by eaglegolf018 View Post
I don't see it next year. Yes, we will have improved guards but we don't have a really good big man that we are in need of. Yes, Carrera is awesome. But we need a big man that is a scoring threat at center. No, Chat and Geathers aren't it. Don't put it on Frank for next year. We knew this was going to be a long rebuilding process. I still think we are 2 or 3 years away from the NCAAs. Thornwell is good. But he's not coming in as a freshman and turning us into a 20 win team. Even with Downey, who was the best guard I've ever seen, we were still a 15 win team. And that was with Sam Muldrow down low. Look at 08-09. That was our best team in a while. And yes, they had Downey and Zam up top. But down low it was Muldrow, Archie, and Holmes. And they still didn't make the NCAAs (SOS and the weak SEC had a lot to do with it). So just don't get your hopes up too much. Would be awesome to make the dance, but I doubt it.
Don't forget about Desmond Ringer coming in next year. He is big (6'9 250) and he will be good for us next year. We are also still talking with Demetrius Henry who is a 4 star PF for next year. If we can get him too, we can be a solid team.
jared is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 05:30 PM   #59
Roosterboy
Household Name
 
Roosterboy's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Hartwell, Georgia
Posts: 7,100
CockyCash: 1000000
Roosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot material
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

The program hit rock bottom when Ohio State packed out our arena...and nobody cared.

Now, we are hovering above the bottom....but we are on our way up.
Just give Martin time to get us some better talent and guys that fit his system.
__________________
Baseball
SEC Champs: 2000, 2002, 2011
CWS Appearances:
1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1985, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012
Two-time National Champs

Roosterboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 05:31 PM   #60
Roosterboy
Household Name
 
Roosterboy's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Hartwell, Georgia
Posts: 7,100
CockyCash: 1000000
Roosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot materialRoosterboy is USC mascot material
Default Re: Has the Bball Program Hit Rock Bottom, Yet?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jared View Post
Don't forget about Desmond Ringer coming in next year. He is big (6'9 250) and he will be good for us next year. We are also still talking with Demetrius Henry who is a 4 star PF for next year. If we can get him too, we can be a solid team.
Yes...getting Henry would be a huge plus.

Don't forget the 'Nova transfer...and Martin is in talks with a JUCO PG.
__________________
Baseball
SEC Champs: 2000, 2002, 2011
CWS Appearances:
1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1985, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012
Two-time National Champs

Roosterboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Provided by SLB Development