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    Article on Creighton and MacD

    Don't know if this has been posted...Rivals article from after the Bradley defeat of Creighton.

    Frustration Is Not In Short Supply - College Basketball - Rivals.com

    Let the comments begin...

    Oh...the article is by Matt P.



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    Re: Article on Creighton and MacD

    I agree with him, but honestly I was ****** when Creighton hired McD. Hopefully he can turn it around, but I am pessimistic.



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    Re: Article on Creighton and MacD

    HA! of the three teams with coaches out of this shenanigans (Oregon, CU, and ISU), ISU was by far the worst situation to walk into last spring.




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    Re: Article on Creighton and MacD

    So nice he pointed out Iowa State's bad record in there. The irony is of course that the bad players were inheirted by the very coach he is defending.

    I think McDermott is a good coach and if he didn't completely get the Iowa State curse while he was here, he'll probably be fine.

    But......I don't blame Creighton fans for being worried sicne the exact same things that happened at Iowa State for him are happening this year. Close, heartbreaking loss that you think with just a break or two they would have won. Losses to teams they are superior to. It would worry me too.

    The beauty (and curse) of Fred is that we can live in ignorance for a while yet. We don't know his tendencies yet. He might be a great coach. He might be a crappy coach. The curse of Iowa State might be real and no matter how good he is, he might fail.

    But I'd be worried if I was a Creighton fan because it looks pretty similar.



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    Re: Article on Creighton and MacD

    So let me get this straight...First the author says you can't blame McDermott's for Creighton record this year... that it's Altman's for leaving. Then he uses the "see Altman isn't that good anyway" because he isn't lighting the world on fire at Oregon. So its not McDermott's fault his team isn't good because he is a first year coach but it IS Altman's fault his team isn't good as a first year coach? And ISU is bad this year but its not McDermott's fault for leaving this giant mess? Holy hypocrite.

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    Whenever a new coach takes over a program, there are unknowns that often lead to fans raising questions about strategy, style of play, and even his fit. However, I think it would be wise for all of us who follow Creighton basketball to remember why there is a new leader of the basketball program and to have patience with the process of turning over a new leaf.
    Replace "Creighton" with "Iowa State" and the statement was very accurate in 2006. 4 years later our fans were begging our AD to make a change because nothing was better.

    I'm not saying McDermott won't succeed at Creighton, but everyone thought he was a sure-thing in Ames too. And it always is interesting when the guy who replaces the head coach has more success than guy who left (Ben Jacobson at UNI). McDermott seems to be following the Dan Hawkins path, so far anyway.



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    What the Creighton AD does not realize is that it apparently takes player 5 years to learn McDermott's "system".
    IMO Greg's success at UNI was all due to Ben Jacobsen. His failure at ISU and slow start at Creighton are due to Greg.



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    Re: Article on Creighton and MacD

    Holy circular logic.



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    Re: Article on Creighton and MacD

    Creighton will be fine once GMac gets his recruits in place

    I found it funny that Matty P mentioned Dana Altman lying to Creighton fans. When Dana was at Creighton all Matty could do was talk about how Dana had more integrity than anyone on the face of the planet.


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    Re: Article on Creighton and MacD

    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    So nice he pointed out Iowa State's bad record in there. The irony is of course that the bad players were inheirted by the very coach he is defending.

    I think McDermott is a good coach and if he didn't completely get the Iowa State curse while he was here, he'll probably be fine.

    But......I don't blame Creighton fans for being worried sicne the exact same things that happened at Iowa State for him are happening this year. Close, heartbreaking loss that you think with just a break or two they would have won. Losses to teams they are superior to. It would worry me too.

    The beauty (and curse) of Fred is that we can live in ignorance for a while yet. We don't know his tendencies yet. He might be a great coach. He might be a crappy coach. The curse of Iowa State might be real and no matter how good he is, he might fail.

    But I'd be worried if I was a Creighton fan because it looks pretty similar.
    I think you're post is spot on about CU but I think people saying that Freddie inherited bad players from McD are giving Greg way too much credit. Freddie inherited virtually no players. Does Fred even have enough scholarship players left over from McD to make a starting 5? I would also add that so far McD's problems at CU are similar to when he was in Ames.....very poor guard play. Heck, I think we may be deeper in the backcourt than they are.



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    Re: Article on Creighton and MacD

    Unable to get an entry pass into the post? Players chucking up 3s and not rebounding? Sounds kind of familiar. This guy needs to do a little research. He talks about how bad Altman left Creighton's program, but makes no mention of what a mess Mac left us. I seriously don't know who he'd play this season with the recruiting class he'd put together and the players returning. If Fred hadn't got Jake and Godfrey late I can't imagine what kind of shape we'd be in. I'm excited for year two of this coaching change and see the comparison's at that point. Can't imagine from watching a Mac coached team for the last few years that Creighton fans had better learn the word "patience".



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    Re: Article on Creighton and MacD

    This is also a low blow at Dana Altman. Dana Altman made Creighton, had he not brought the success he had to Omaha the author of this article would never have jumped on the CU bandwagon. But what do we expect from CF's favorite "journalist"



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    "Nobody likes to be told to ignore the current season that you are in the middle of but it is February and in six weeks, the basketball season will be over for Creighton. Let’s just enjoy the rest of the ride without any expectations."


    Yes, trust us -- having zero expectations for a McDermott-coached team is the best approach.



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    Re: Article on Creighton and MacD

    Is this guy supposed to be a journalist? That is some ****-poor writing.



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    Re: Article on Creighton and MacD

    Wonder how sportstalk likes their coach now.


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    Re: Article on Creighton and MacD

    Did not read the article but....Once again I would like to thank Creighton for paying ISU to get rid of McD. Seems things have not changed with him. Losing to worse teams and blowing late second half leads on a consistant basis. Maybe we can get Creighton to pay ISU some more money?

    Did the author talk about the revolving door of players at ISU under McD's watch?



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