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    Anybody actually still excited about the future

    of the MBB team?

    Am I the only one?

    McD won't be going anywhere for at least 2 years in my book. JP said on the most recent call-in show that he is looking at the MBB program as being in year 1 of McD. Fair or not, that's the reality of the situation.

    Next year we will see an upgrade in athletisism by replacing Petey/Haluska/Thompson with Gilstrap/Colvin. I expect that we should be middle of the pack B12 team next year as we're not losing a whole lot from our graduating seniors.

    Beyone that, McD is in on or has verbals from some great young kids. If they live up to their recruiting hype and arrive on campus (both "ifs"), the future of our program should be in good shape. IMO "systems" don't make or break programs but talent does. I think we'll see some great talent on campus in the next few years.


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    Re: Anybody actually still excited about the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    of the MBB team?

    Am I the only one?

    McD won't be going anywhere for at least 2 years in my book. JP said on the most recent call-in show that he is looking at the MBB program as being in year 1 of McD. Fair or not, that's the reality of the situation.

    Next year we will see an upgrade in athletisism by replacing Petey/Haluska/Thompson with Gilstrap/Colvin. I expect that we should be middle of the pack B12 team next year as we're not losing a whole lot from our graduating seniors.

    Beyone that, McD is in on or has verbals from some great young kids. If they live up to their recruiting hype and arrive on campus (both "ifs"), the future of our program should be in good shape. IMO "systems" don't make or break programs but talent does. I think we'll see some great talent on campus in the next few years.
    I'm still excited, for the reasons that you've listed. Talent is improving, things will be coming together. I don't see any reason not to be excited.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




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    Re: Anybody actually still excited about the future

    No. Not with McDermott. His coaching style is not right for the BIG 12-

    But I am excited for FB. With everyone back....and Bo Williams running the ball, we could be in for an entertaining year.



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    Re: Anybody actually still excited about the future

    I am still excited for the future. We have players that have a lot of learning left in them. The potential is there for a good run in the next few years.



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    Re: Anybody actually still excited about the future

    As long as we got Craig Brackins still on the team, there will always be one reason to watch us play.



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    Re: Anybody actually still excited about the future

    I'm not completely frustrated with how we are playing...but the 5 to 10 possessions a game that are deciding these games are absolutely horrible.



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    Re: Anybody actually still excited about the future

    I am excited, I just wish something good would happen to these kids because they are working hard for this university.


    Go Cyclones!!

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    Re: Anybody actually still excited about the future

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    As long as we got Craig Brackins still on the team, there will always be one reason to watch us play.
    There's the key. Think what you want about the coach but there has to be at least on thing that you see in at least one of our players that makes you hopeful for next season. That feeling should be there every year regardless of how the team looks as a whole.

    Even the most hardened McD hater has to have a favorite on the team or what would be the point in watching at all?



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    Re: Anybody actually still excited about the future

    I'm excited/optimistic too. I'm also frustrated with our very inconsistent play this year. Even if we were just consistently average I would be alright with it.

    But yeah, I think next year we could be a bubble team, if Craig stays.



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    Re: Anybody actually still excited about the future

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    As long as we got Craig Brackins still on the team, there will always be one reason to watch us play.

    I agree with this. Last night the announcers kept saying we needed Craig + 1. We never got the 1, but we can all hope that next year Gilstrap is that + 1.

    Until then, I'll try to avoid apathy while watching the Craig + 0's.



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    Re: Anybody actually still excited about the future

    I'm excited for next year, I have had no high expectations based on the guards we have in the program being able to compete night in and out at a level needed for post-season, so I guess I held my expectations in check. Next year I expect NIT or better, and if that doesn't happen and we don't have a top ranked recruiting class, then I will no longer be excited.



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    Re: Anybody actually still excited about the future

    I am excited for tailgating during football season. That is about all I am excited about in Cyclone sports. I will still buy season tickets and I will still root for our team. I will still watch certain players to see if they live up to there Hype (this means you Bo Williams). Other than that I am excited I got myself a new football jersey. #4. Sandvig I think.



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    Re: Anybody actually still excited about the future

    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingCY View Post
    No. Not with McDermott. His coaching style is not right for the BIG 12-

    But I am excited for FB. With everyone back....and Bo Williams running the ball, we could be in for an entertaining year.
    What B12 coaching "style" would be best for this team of players?

    It's talent and not "style" IMO. Put better players on the floor and we'll be fine.


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    Re: Anybody actually still excited about the future

    I"m still excited as well. The basketball team really isn't losing much when you look at it. Losing Petey will be 6pts a game, couple assists, and leadership. Haluska will be losing a decent defender and average shooter. Thompson in my eyes won't be a loss at all, except he has 5 fouls to give. I think Buckley, DG, and Colvin will pick up the stat loss for Petey. Also, DG will be more of a leader I think along with Brackens. I see Boozer taking Haluska's spot and playing time along with Eik. Thompson won't be a loss, but our big men will be improved next year. Next year COULD be an exciting year.



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    Re: Anybody actually still excited about the future

    sure why not...I will still be cheering my *** off for the every game no matter how bad they are. Right now we need a W desperately.



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