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    Experience = wisdom = winning

    After one of the most entertaining, but disappointing losses in Iowa State history, I still will point the finger at CFH and his staff, not the players. The players continue to do what the coaches tell them to, but the opposing coaches continue to out coach CFH and his staff in the waning minutes of close games. As we all are well aware of, CFH is still learning and very new to the coaching scene. He has been commended for the huge strides he has made thus far in his coaching career, which I feel he has done a fair job so far at Iowa State. He has started to bring us back to National prominence (leading us to 2012 NCAA tourney after a seven year drought) and has gotten the fans, players, and recruits excited about coming the experience the "Magic".

    Last night, the leadership, experience, and execution of the Kansas coaching staff prevailed once again. How many games this year have we been out coached in close games, with less than two minutes? The only that comes to mind is the West Virginia game, where we squandered and 18 point lead with 6 minutes left, and setup a play to George to get a layup, which was brilliant.

    Although Bill Self is tenured at Kansas, he has surrounded himself with "ex-head coaches" (all of his current assistants have been head coaches at the D-1 level), who are former D-1 players, and all who have over 25 years of coaching experience each, 111 years of coaching experience total at the D-1 level.

    Our coaching staff has 51 years of experience, with only half of those coming at the D-1 level. Much more credibility and experience on his staff than ours. All of them have head coaching experience, which pinpoints their success and how much Bill Self trusts his staff in late-game situations. This deems to be even more reason why CFH needs to re-analyze the coaching staff at the end of 2013.

    I think our team losing all of these close games is very indicative of the youth we have on our coaching staff and the lack of head coaching experience. Our players always seem to look as unorganized in the final two minutes; like the coaches didn't call a play or we don’t have any sets to get a bucket late in the game or how to guard down the stretch (man or zone). Our coaching staff looks even more indecisive or unsure of what their roles are at times, and the utilization of timeouts and clock management is horrendous. I know I’m not at practice, or don’t see what goes on behind the scenes, but we cannot continue to “meltdown” at the end of games like we have. Our coaching staff needs to be the rock and foundation that our players can lean on and depend on late in games.

    Since losing Bobby Lutz, Hoiberg has not revamped his staff in any way to have a coaching “mentor” to help him through the late game situations or tough scenarios. Not one coach on our staff has coached as a head coach at the college level. We have the best assistants or even close to what we are capable of in playing in a “BIG 6” power conference. We need to upgrade and go after former head coaches, who have great experience that will give our team the best chance of winning. Recruiters are great, but “former coaches”, with the intangibles are priceless. They have great basketball I.Q., fundamental knowledge, and have coached thousands of late-game situations.

    So far this year, we are unable to close out close against these prominent teams, i.e. Cincinnati, @ Kansas, @ Oklahoma State, @ Kansas State, all of these where we were in the game late, but couldn't execute at the end or there was miscommunication/confusion between players and coaching staff.

    In the four conference games where we have been ahead or within 1 possession with 2:00 to go, we have gotten only four stops in four games. For all you math majors out there, that amounts to one stop per game, inside two minutes, which isn't a very good recipe in winning close games.



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    Re: Experience = wisdom = winning

    Only had to read a couple of sentences to come to this conclusion: Derp.


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    Re: Experience = wisdom = winning

    Oh, I do enjoy you. I would love to know who you are and what your deal is. Are you a Hawk fan? Are you Wayne Morgan? Are you a former player? It would be so fun to know.

    Blaming this loss on our coaches is like blaming a fish for swimming.

    And it goes both ways, had Bill Self made better moves during the game, they could have won by 30.



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    Re: Experience = wisdom = winning

    Oh good, ***-clown guy showed up.


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    Re: Experience = wisdom = winning

    EABOD and DIAF.



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    Re: Experience = wisdom = winning

    Exactly what moves did $elf make that Fred failed at in responding?
    Besides switching to KU jerseys in the last few moments what exactly could Fred have done to win us the game?



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    Re: Experience = wisdom = winning

    cheating / favoritism > experience, wisdom and cheating / favoritism = more winning


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    Re: Experience = wisdom = winning

    Do crazy shots falling down mean he was out coached? Does missing a FT to put it to 3 (which they would have then drilled a 3, so not blaming KL) mean he was out coached? Does choking on a whistle and a **** on by the ref mean he was out coached? We are not a slow down team, he put them in position to win, and the refs and Kansas made things happen that didn't allow it.

    And I do not agree with you but, Bell Self is one of if not the best coach in the game, he would out coach almost everyone, and last night Freddy held his own, if not out coached Self.



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    Re: Experience = wisdom = winning

    Losing Lutz is still hurting us. I'd credit last nights loss to the refs, Kansas making ridiculous shots at the end, and us not making shots at the end. Not Fred, although coaching played a roll in our other heart breaks this year.

    At the end of the game I would have drove to the hoop for an easier basket, instead of Lucious shooting the three. Was that Fred's call? I don't know.



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    You DO make valid points, but IF THE GAMES ARE FIXED, IT DOES NOT MATTER how great your coaching is! The Big 12 CABAL is more crooked than EVEN Chicago politics. There were FOUR game altering calls within the LAST MINUTE (COUNTING TWO for Niang's missed charge AND the foul that was THEN called on him! MOREOVER, this is NOT NEW...THE Cyclones lost TWO FOOTBALL GAMES (minimum) in 2012 due to pass interference and other dramatic momentum shifting calls!

    BTW - all you fans out there NEED TO REMEMBER THAT fans and alumni MUST PRESSURE the conference (+/- the athletic department) is order for SOMETHING TO BE DONE! The players and coaches MUST REMAIN SILENT or they will be punished and/or sanctioned! You ALL need to pressure the league and NCAA FOR them! Here are some numbers:

    BIG 12 COMMUNICATIONS STAFF
    Bob Burda, Assistant Commissioner - Communications
    Office Direct...................................................... 469/524-1007
    E-mail................................................... bob@big12sports.com
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    E-mail................................................... joni@big12sports.com
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    E-mail.................................................. ceng@big12sports.com
    Emily Franzenburg, Will Hancock Communications Assistant
    Office Direct...................................................... 469/524-1040
    E-mail....................................efranzenburg@big12sports.com
    BIG12SPORTS.COM STAFF
    Kiron Andersen, Internet Services Coordinator
    Office Direct...................................................... 469/524-1033
    E-mail.................................................kiron@big12sports.com
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    E-mail................................... sneumann@big12sports.com

    It’s NOT A SPORT when it’s FIXED!

    BIG 12 CONFERENCE IS DEAD.

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    MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT!

    (THIS was faxed to the big 12 cabal @ 469-524-1045)
    Let's fax and e-mail continuously and NOT LET THIS STAND!!!!!!!!!! gt IN ca



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