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    The Elephant In The Room That's Worthy of a Thread Topic

    Larry Eustachy loses 4-outta-5 and finishes 4th place in a weak conference and will miss the Post-season Dance for what is it now: 6 / 7 years while at the helm at So Miss.

    And this was suppose to be his best team; the team that contends for the conf title.

    I wonder if this will convince some posters here - and there's a few who consider Larry to be the greatest coach in collegiate history, that maybe - just maybe, there's room for consideration that he's just sorta average....at best......


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    Re: The Elephant In The Room That's Worthy of a Thread Topic

    Since you brought it up (and i really dont see it as an 'elephant in the room') maybe, just maybe, he's at a school thats always been and always will be mediocre.

    Believe what you want... but there's no way you will convince me that LE coaching the kind of talent WM was able to bring in wasnt going to be a recipe for success.



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    Re: The Elephant In The Room That's Worthy of a Thread Topic

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Since you brought it up (and i really dont see it as an 'elephant in the room') maybe, just maybe, he's at a school thats always been and always will be mediocre.

    Believe what you want... but there's no way you will convince me that LE coaching the kind of talent WM was able to bring in wasnt going to be a recipe for success.

    +1 for Larry



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    Re: The Elephant In The Room That's Worthy of a Thread Topic

    I'd put my $ on Tim Floyd over LE in that conference.



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    Re: The Elephant In The Room That's Worthy of a Thread Topic

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Since you brought it up (and i really dont see it as an 'elephant in the room') maybe, just maybe, he's at a school thats always been and always will be mediocre.
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    Wasn't he was also at powerhouses like Idaho St and Utah St ?


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    Re: The Elephant In The Room That's Worthy of a Thread Topic

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    Wasn't he was also at powerhouses like Idaho St and Utah St ?

    Whats your point he proved himself at a Big 12 school?



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    Re: The Elephant In The Room That's Worthy of a Thread Topic

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Since you brought it up (and i really dont see it as an 'elephant in the room') maybe, just maybe, he's at a school thats always been and always will be mediocre.

    Believe what you want... but there's no way you will convince me that LE coaching the kind of talent WM was able to bring in wasnt going to be a recipe for success.
    Agree 100%! Southern Miss's success could be measured similar to ISU's football history...and if there weren't 40 bowls in the current environment...we would celebrate a .500 season by doing cartwheels...not by going to Shreveport or elsewhere. It is much harder to win at some schools than others.

    LE is a damn good coach!



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    Re: The Elephant In The Room That's Worthy of a Thread Topic

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
    Whats your point he proved himself at a Big 12 school?
    He proved himself at that big 12 school and at those other 2 schools, winning 4 conference championships in 6 years at those 2 schools, and 6 conference championships in 9 years between the 3 schools.



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    Re: The Elephant In The Room That's Worthy of a Thread Topic

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
    Whats your point he proved himself at a Big 12 school?
    That he flamed out his last 3-seasons at our B12 school and hasn't done anything since because he's kinda an average coach whose personality or performance can't attract decent recruits.


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    Re: The Elephant In The Room That's Worthy of a Thread Topic

    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    I'd put my $ on Tim Floyd over LE in that conference.
    Yup. Taught Larry everything he knows.


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    Re: The Elephant In The Room That's Worthy of a Thread Topic

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    That he flamed out his last 3-seasons at our B12 school and hasn't done anything since because he's kinda an average coach whose personality or performance can't attract decent recruits.
    Read Alarsons post about his performance.



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    Re: The Elephant In The Room That's Worthy of a Thread Topic

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
    Read Alarsons post about his performance.
    I'd love to stay and chat with all the 'Grassy Knoll' believers, but the Laker-Heat game is on.


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    Re: The Elephant In The Room That's Worthy of a Thread Topic

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    That he flamed out his last 3-seasons at our B12 school and hasn't done anything since because he's kinda an average coach whose personality or performance can't attract decent recruits.
    Flamed out in the last 3 seasons? One of those was a conference championship. If thats flaming out give me that every year.

    As for the last two.. i dont care who we get in here, we are always going to have rebuilding periods. We will never be a power like KU or Duke that just reloads. Therefore i think you have to look into what was coming down the pipe for ISU in the next couple years for our program, and when you look at what LE wouldve had to work with in 04 and 05, i hardly think that wouldve ended up looking like a coach that had 'flamed out'.



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    Re: The Elephant In The Room That's Worthy of a Thread Topic

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Flamed out in the last 3 seasons? One of those was a conference championship. If thats flaming out give me that every year.

    As for the last two.. i dont care who we get in here, we are always going to have rebuilding periods. We will never be a power like KU or Duke that just reloads. Therefore i think you have to look into what was coming down the pipe for ISU in the next couple years for our program, and when you look at what LE wouldve had to work with in 04 and 05, i hardly think that wouldve ended up looking like a coach that had 'flamed out'.
    And one was an NIT season...which would feel like a breath of fresh air around here after the past 5 years! If a guy wants to hate on LE...fine...but give me a break! Acting like the guy lucked out when his teams won and not giving the coach any credit is ridiculous!



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    Re: The Elephant In The Room That's Worthy of a Thread Topic

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    I'd love to stay and chat with all the 'Grassy Knoll' believers, but the Laker-Heat game is on.

    Ummm, okay, but you are wrong like usual.



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