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    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.)


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    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.



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    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.


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    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.



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    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.



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    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!



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    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.



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

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



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    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?


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    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.

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

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



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    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.


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