Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    All-Star
    Points: 22,226, Level: 45
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 324
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    kentkel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grinnell
    Posts
    1,266
    Points
    22,226
    Level
    45
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 223
    Given: 401

    Things are a little rocky at TTech (basketball)

    Interesting blog about Gillespie and his relationship with (fmr) Asst Coach Beard:

    Gillispie era at Texas Tech isn't going smoothly - CBSSports.com


    This is the only part in the piece that I take major issue with:
    "So this is what the Red Raiders are faced with: Before the season begins, its coach is already fighting a bad environment within the office, a worse reputation on the recruiting trail and an uphill battle in the whittled-down, weakened Big 12." (This bolded part shows a little stupidity on the writer's part.)


    Last edited by kentkel; 08-23-2011 at 09:52 PM.
    Utah Utes, Illinois Illini. The University of Pennsylvania thought about following this pattern by calling themselves the Pennsylvania Pencils. However, they were afraid their students would start chanting "We're No. 2"

  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 64,606, Level: 78
    Level completed: 85%, Points required for next Level: 244
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    5,129
    Points
    64,606
    Level
    78
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 234
    Given: 50

    Re: Things are a little rocky at TTech (basketball)

    Quote Originally Posted by kentkel View Post
    Interesting blog about Gillespie and his relationship with (fmr) Asst Coach Beard:

    Gillispie era at Texas Tech isn't going smoothly - CBSSports.com


    This is the only part in the piece that I take major issue with:
    "So this is what the Red Raiders are faced with: Before the season begins, its coach is already fighting a bad environment within the office, a worse reputation on the recruiting trail and an uphill battle in the whittled-down, weakened Big 12." (This bolded part shows a little stupidity on the writer's part.)
    Why? Kansas is going to be down next year, K-State is going to be down. Missouri and A&M lost their coaches, Texas lost a lot, there's a good chance the B12 will be down next year, which is good for us.



  3. #3
    Pro
    Points: 99,783, Level: 98
    Level completed: 37%, Points required for next Level: 1,267
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Stumpy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    2,507
    Points
    99,783
    Level
    98
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 91
    Given: 4

    Re: Things are a little rocky at TTech (basketball)

    Quote Originally Posted by CyJack13 View Post
    Why? Kansas is going to be down next year, K-State is going to be down. Missouri and A&M lost their coaches, Texas lost a lot, there's a good chance the B12 will be down next year, which is good for us.
    I think the original poster was referring to the loss of Nebraska and Colorado, arguably (with Iowa State) the two weakest programs in the conference. Removing those two and increasing the number of games for the rest of the teams ups the difficulty of the conference for sure. But, as you say, remaining teams may have taken some hits in the offseason.


    TRUE AND VALIANT

  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 100,509, Level: 98
    Level completed: 73%, Points required for next Level: 541
    Overall activity: 27.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    5,205
    Points
    100,509
    Level
    98
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 478
    Given: 29

    Re: Things are a little rocky at TTech (basketball)

    It would be a pleasant surprise if he ended up having a tough time getting Tech going. After reading that, I'm extra glad we didn't pursue him.



  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 73,534, Level: 84
    Level completed: 23%, Points required for next Level: 1,316
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    brokenloginagain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,039
    Points
    73,534
    Level
    84
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 97
    Given: 0

    Re: Things are a little rocky at TTech (basketball)

    its not like all of that about gillespie isn't widely known. it just took an ex-AD from miami to hire him - hah.



  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 47,981, Level: 67
    Level completed: 74%, Points required for next Level: 369
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    bostrem00's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    2,796
    Points
    47,981
    Level
    67
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 29
    Given: 24

    Re: Things are a little rocky at TTech (basketball)

    Quote Originally Posted by kentkel View Post
    Interesting blog about Gillespie and his relationship with (fmr) Asst Coach Beard:

    Gillispie era at Texas Tech isn't going smoothly - CBSSports.com


    This is the only part in the piece that I take major issue with:
    "So this is what the Red Raiders are faced with: Before the season begins, its coach is already fighting a bad environment within the office, a worse reputation on the recruiting trail and an uphill battle in the whittled-down, weakened Big 12." (This bolded part shows a little stupidity on the writer's part.)
    He's not wrong.....think mcfly!



  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 63,290, Level: 78
    Level completed: 3%, Points required for next Level: 1,560
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    WalkingCY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    5,182
    Points
    63,290
    Level
    78
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 175
    Given: 196

    Re: Things are a little rocky at TTech (basketball)

    Tech struggles.

    I am looking forward to dominate them this year and for years to come under Hoiberg.



  8. #8
    Speechless
    Points: 282,372, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    16,742
    Points
    282,372
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 292
    Given: 41

    Re: Things are a little rocky at TTech (basketball)

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxUGWzA-ExY&feature=related]think mcfly - YouTube[/ame]



  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 25,946, Level: 49
    Level completed: 40%, Points required for next Level: 604
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    southern iowa
    Posts
    2,687
    Points
    25,946
    Level
    49
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 75
    Given: 195

    Re: Things are a little rocky at TTech (basketball)

    He hired Jeff Kidder as an asst to replace the one that left. Didn't he coach at Indian Hills last year?


    Go Cyclones!!

  10. #10
    Pro
    Points: 61,600, Level: 76
    Level completed: 97%, Points required for next Level: 50
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Acylum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Parts Unknown
    Posts
    2,509
    Points
    61,600
    Level
    76
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 298
    Given: 980

    Re: Things are a little rocky at TTech (basketball)

    I get the gist but that is a horribly written article.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 99,996, Level: 98
    Level completed: 48%, Points required for next Level: 1,054
    Overall activity: 27.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    JP4CY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sommerset
    Posts
    6,529
    Points
    99,996
    Level
    98
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 499
    Given: 201

    Re: Things are a little rocky at TTech (basketball)

    Wow. I never thought it would be that bad down there.



  12. #12
    All-Star
    Points: 22,226, Level: 45
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 324
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    kentkel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grinnell
    Posts
    1,266
    Points
    22,226
    Level
    45
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 223
    Given: 401

    Re: Things are a little rocky at TTech (basketball)

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    I think the original poster was referring to the loss of Nebraska and Colorado, arguably (with Iowa State) the two weakest programs in the conference. Removing those two and increasing the number of games for the rest of the teams ups the difficulty of the conference for sure. But, as you say, remaining teams may have taken some hits in the offseason.
    Bingo! We have a winner. I was going to give a similar explanation in my original post (thanks Stumpy), but I didn't want to make the post a long one. I understand perfectly that the Big 12 may be "down" from previous years, but we HAVE to play everyone TWICE now with NO Buffs or Fuskers to count on for at least 3 relatively sure wins. Maybe calling the writer's comment as slightly stupid was too strong - but I certainly didn't think it needed the "McFly" reference. I can handle the ribbing-but some of you could afford to chill out a little. : ) Again, the purpose of my original post was to provide Fanatics with some news concerning a Big 12 opponent. Next time I might have to add the "IMHO" next to my comments to help the "experts" around here know that I am just giving my two cents.


    Utah Utes, Illinois Illini. The University of Pennsylvania thought about following this pattern by calling themselves the Pennsylvania Pencils. However, they were afraid their students would start chanting "We're No. 2"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Fox Sports Net
  • BASKETBALL: Iowa State vs. Alabama
  • November 24, 2014
  • 08:30 PM