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Old 05-29-2014, 03:10 PM   #41
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Just to illustrate your point, Donavan took over Florida in 1996. He's been there going on 18 years. It was his 2006, 2007 teams that won the NT. At that point, he had been there 10 years.
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Not a great comparison.

Billy Donovan had Florida in the Sweet 16 in his 3rd season, the '98-'99 season.
However, Frank has two seasons to get to the Sweet 16....it can be done!
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Or else?

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Or else?

My money's on else.
Heck, at this point, I'd be happy, surprised too, at a simple tourney invite in two years!
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Heck, at this point, I'd be happy, surprised too, at a simple tourney invite in two years!
The CBI would be a huge invite at this point.
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How is a person 6'8 and only 205 lbs (rivals)? That's way too skinny for any human being that size. Let's hope he really is 215 and somehow bulks up, although I've yet to see that scenario play out with any other basketball recruit we've picked up.
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Or else?

My money's on else.
What do you have against Coach Martin? Why as a GAMECOCK fan would you on a consistent basis bad mouth the basketball players and coaches? Once again with fans like you who needs taters?
How much money you got?
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How is a person 6'8 and only 205 lbs (rivals)? That's way too skinny for any human being that size. Let's hope he really is 215 and somehow bulks up, although I've yet to see that scenario play out with any other basketball recruit we've picked up.
I did a little search on Alex English and came up with this,
notice his weight. Also, I believe he is 6'8".
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Of course, his forte was scoring, but I would be perfectly
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I did a little search on Alex English and came up with this,
notice his weight. Also, I believe he is 6'8".
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Of course, his forte was scoring, but I would be perfectly
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Yes; our 3rd all-time scorer and one of the top 20 scorers in NBA history.
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Fans are just frustrated with sucking at bball and reacting in their own ways. Some are being positive and supportive because it's fun rooting for the massive underdogs. Rooting for the scrappy nobodies feels like a noble pursuit and makes you feel a great connection with the program you love. Others like me really wanna get better too, but realize sports figures can talk a big game, but are full of it. We point out weaknesses in our coaches and players, because we want the chance to pull the Cocks out of the cellar ourselves. Sometimes it makes me feel better to speak proactively, even if I'm just another keyboard warrior. We are all wanting the same thing, but express it differently.
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Fans are just frustrated with sucking at bball and reacting in their own ways. Some are being positive and supportive because it's fun rooting for the massive underdogs. Rooting for the scrappy nobodies feels like a noble pursuit and makes you feel a great connection with the program you love. Others like me really wanna get better too, but realize sports figures can talk a big game, but are full of it. We point out weaknesses in our coaches and players, because we want the chance to pull the Cocks out of the cellar ourselves. Sometimes it makes me feel better to speak proactively, even if I'm just another keyboard warrior. We are all wanting the same thing, but express it differently.
I just don't understand putting a team in the cellar before the season starts, last year is history as are all the years before it and this team has showed improvement and I think Thornwell can be as talented a scorer as anyone in the country. I understand the frustration though, I scream and hit inanimate objects myself.
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I think we'll definitely be better next season. We won't challenge for the SEC, but we should at least get an NIT bid. It's only going to be Frank's 3rd season.
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I think we'll definitely be better next season. We won't challenge for the SEC, but we should at least get an NIT bid. It's only going to be Frank's 3rd season.
The NIT would be a huge accomplishment for next year's team. I think folks should expect about the same as this year, as our non-conference schedule appears pretty tough and we will almost certainly have anemic post play similar to this past season. I think being a bubble team for a possible NIT bid is a realistic goal by 2015-2016.
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how much longer can we recruit on the fringe and expect to get anywhere against UK or UF?

edit - after watching some tape, he's a pretty good prospect. He's not gonna dominate the paint or anything, but he can actually defend pretty well and is pretty tough. I foresee some attitude issues perhaps, but maybe Frank will take him down a notch or five.

Can't complain about picking up a guy like this so late in the game.
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He looks overly aggressive in games and turns and taunts guys half his size. Look, I admit to judging him too quickly, but there is a reason he's committing so late. I am just assuming he's no Marcus Lattimore.
There ya go USCbaseball. We don't know all the details of course, but looks like the character issues are likely real. The warning signs were there in his 3 minute highlights. Sometimes you can just tell.
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So any word on if this guy is coming to Carolina, or if we are cutting ties with him?
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So any word on if this guy is coming to Carolina, or if we are cutting ties with him?
He's going to prep school. We are still going to recruit him, but everything depends on his legal issues.
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He's going to prep school. We are still going to recruit him, but everything depends on his legal issues.
I don't think we will still pursue him.
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I don't think we will still pursue him.
It depends on what happens with the legal issues. The staff believed he was a guy that could make a big impact. The last information I found on the Thompson situation was that the staff would continue to recruit him for 2015, but everything depends on how his legal issues play out. This was right when he decided to go to prep school.
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Or else?

My money's on else.
what gives you were in the Vandy game thread getting all over posters for criticizing the team and how dare they because they work hard. Basketball works hard too and Martin hasn't been here long. Your expectations for these 2 sports are backwards, Spurrier has been here what 9-10 seasons and Martin going into his 3rd season I believe.
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It depends on what happens with the legal issues. The staff believed he was a guy that could make a big impact. The last information I found on the Thompson situation was that the staff would continue to recruit him for 2015, but everything depends on how his legal issues play out. This was right when he decided to go to prep school.
Do you think that has changed since we've received a commitment from Silva?
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Do you think that has changed since we've received a commitment from Silva?
My understanding is that we are looking for one more post player. Since Thompson won't have his legal situation cleared up for another month or so, I don't think he's out of it yet. However, if we get another commitment from a post player, (Nix), that is probably what will cause us to stop recruiting Thompson.

However, if his legal situation clears up and he is able to go to a D1 program, and we have not received a commitment from anyone else, I'd say Thompson would be the likely pick for our other post player in the class.
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