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    Please KEEP Greg Mcdermott

    Thought I'd start an alternative thread (which will probably be merged with the bad/mad thread). Greg is not going to be fired at the end of the season so stop bringing it up for discussion.

    I think we have known from the start Greg can coach (his record proves that) it was a matter of getting talent. I don't really count his first recruiting class since it was put together after most of the recruiting period was over. Greg has had some very bad luck in some of his recruiting (Wes, Dodie & Mike). Help is supposed to be on the way next year so lets keep supporting Greg and this team.



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    Re: Please KEEP Greg Mcdermott

    Greg will not be fired. As much as I am not happy, it does not make sense to fire him. JP said this is his first season, so you can expect him to at least make it 2 more years.


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    Re: Please KEEP Greg Mcdermott

    Quote Originally Posted by cygrads View Post
    Thought I'd start an alternative thread (which will probably be merged with the bad/mad thread). Greg is not going to be fired at the end of the season so stop bringing it up for discussion.

    I think we have known from the start Greg can coach (his record proves that) it was a matter of getting talent. I don't really count his first recruiting class since it was put together after most of the recruiting period was over. Greg has had some very bad luck in some of his recruiting (Wes, Dodie & Mike). Help is supposed to be on the way next year so lets keep supporting Greg and this team.
    I agree that we need to keep Greg on board right now.

    However, these 2 new dudes had better have their stuff together. Greg either missed with last year's class, or he doesn't play the best players that he has. Either way isn't too good, but he still gets next year to figure it out.



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    Re: Please KEEP Greg Mcdermott

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Greg will not be fired. As much as I am not happy, it does not make sense to fire him. JP said this is his first season, so you can expect him to at least make it 2 more years.
    Player recruitment and/or retention are the big problems.



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    Re: Please KEEP Greg Mcdermott

    Last week KC sports talk was talking about the B12 BB coaches. They actually talked about ISU for quite awhile and said that Mac is a lot better coach then the record shows.

    Also believed that if ISU still had Wesley Johnson they would be right in the thick of things. "They are only a player or two away from greatness."



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    I think if we are as bad next year as we are this year then people can discuss if Greg should continue as ISU's coach but until next year the discussion of firing Greg is just stupid and distructive to the fanbase.



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    Guys really these post about me leaving Ames have got to stop...I'm not going anywhere because Im going to stay and retire with Jamie....Greg McDermott



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    Re: Please KEEP Greg Mcdermott

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonelifer View Post
    Last week KC sports talk was talking about the B12 BB coaches. They actually talked about ISU for quite awhile and said that Mac is a lot better coach then the record shows.

    Also believed that if ISU still had Wesley Johnson they would be right in the thick of things. "They are only a player or two away from greatness."
    What team isn't this true for???



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    Re: Please KEEP Greg Mcdermott

    Quote Originally Posted by cyco2000 View Post
    What team isn't this true for???
    Well, I'd say a lot of teams are a player or two from being good, but not great. That is a nice endorsement from KC.




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    Re: Please KEEP Greg Mcdermott

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWanderer View Post
    Well, I'd say a lot of teams are a player or two from being good, but not great. That is a nice endorsement from KC.
    Now we love what radio guys have to say.

    If we're 2 players from being great, so is every other team in the B12. And, we'll find out next year.



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    Re: Please KEEP Greg Mcdermott

    I do not want to see Coach Mac get fired. I just want to see improvement on mistakes game in and game out. If that starts to happen then I would not be as frustrated. I know he can coach, but these simple mistakes have got to be addressed. Not to talk down our mens coach, but our womens coach seems to work on their mistakes they make and you can see the improvement. I am looking forward to these recruits for next year I REALLY hope they have mental toughness, but we are just lacking athletism on a few key posistions that is all so next year should be better.



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    Re: Please KEEP Greg Mcdermott

    Quote Originally Posted by cyco2000 View Post
    Now we love what radio guys have to say.

    If we're 2 players from being great, so is every other team in the B12. And, we'll find out next year.
    I'm confused, are you trying to be sarcastic? Please use the pirate.
    but

    Kansas City has seemed to do a good job of covering ISU athletics (better than most of the Des Moines Stuff at least). I respect their opinion because they generally do a good job regarding research and getting the facts straight.




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    Re: Please KEEP Greg Mcdermott

    I fully agree with this. It makes NO sense to fire McD now. In hindsight, I would have probably kept Wayne Morgan on board, but in the state of things right now, we've had a major coaching search almost EVERY YEAR for the past 4 years.

    Give him a chance, his record indicates he's not a slouch. He can, and will win.


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    Re: Please KEEP Greg Mcdermott

    We need to give a coach some time to develop talent. We can't continue to just have coaches here for three-four years and fire them. I do have faith in McDermott and I am very encouraged by the direction his recruiting is taking right now. It still stands that none of these guys have played here more than two years. Nobody! We still have two/three walk-ons playing a lot of minutes, as well. I wish we didn't have the set backs we had, and if we have another year where we lose a lot of key players than McDermott needs to be fired. But if everybody sticks around, we need to give him a chance to develop what he has.



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    Re: Please KEEP Greg Mcdermott

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonelifer View Post
    Last week KC sports talk was talking about the B12 BB coaches. They actually talked about ISU for quite awhile and said that Mac is a lot better coach then the record shows.

    Also believed that if ISU still had Wesley Johnson they would be right in the thick of things. "They are only a player or two away from greatness."
    "Greatness" might be a little strong. It's not like with one or two more we would be the 08 Kansas squad.

    I'd say more like "pretty good"


    Last edited by 52ynnel; 02-08-2009 at 10:58 AM.

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