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    Best College Coach

    I know all the big ten haters on this board will not like this but.
    Tom Izzo might be the best coach in the country. He made UL play his game the whole game he out coached pitino the whole game. Izzo gets good players but its not like duke, unc, kansas, etc.. He can flat out coach, and his team is year in and year out deep in the tournament.
    I cant think of a coach better than him year in and year out what do you all think?



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    Re: Best College Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    I know all the big ten haters on this board will not like this but.
    Tom Izzo might be the best coach in the country. He made UL play his game the whole game he out coached pitino the whole game. Izzo gets good players but its not like duke, unc, kansas, etc.. He can flat out coach, and his team is year in and year out deep in the tournament.
    I cant think of a coach better than him year in and year out what do you all think?
    I agree, he just might be.

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    Re: Best College Coach

    Fire McDermott?


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    Re: Best College Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by gocy444 View Post
    Fire McDermott?
    Sounds good



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    Re: Best College Coach

    Izzo is very good. His teams benefit from being over-hyped a lot but you can't deny their performance in the NCAA tournament.

    There's a lot of great coaches out there. Pitino, Calipari, Roy Williams, Gary Williams, Calhoun, Bill Self, Tim Floyd, Travis Ford (IMO). So many others. Hopefully a certain coach from Cascade, IA can turn the corner in the next couple years.



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    Re: Best College Coach

    Michigan St. always plays 2-3 seeds better than they are ranked in the NCAA tournament. When they were a two seed this year I put them in the final four before I even wrote in the 1 seeds over the 16's.

    Izzo is a great coach. I would still take Few or Beilein over him, but that's about it.


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    Re: Best College Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    I know all the big ten haters on this board will not like this but.
    Tom Izzo might be the best coach in the country. He made UL play his game the whole game he out coached pitino the whole game. Izzo gets good players but its not like duke, unc, kansas, etc.. He can flat out coach, and his team is year in and year out deep in the tournament.
    I cant think of a coach better than him year in and year out what do you all think?
    You're right. Izzo has to be mentioned in this conversation. I think he gets the most out of his teams in the biggest games. Not sure if it's strategy or motivation (probably a little bit of both), but he is impressive.

    They prove me wrong every year. They always finish near the top of the Big 10, which I then automatically discount. I pick against them in the Dance and then they continue to win.



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    Re: Best College Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by isunorth View Post
    You're right. Izzo has to be mentioned in this conversation. I think he gets the most out of his teams in the biggest games. Not sure if it's strategy or motivation (probably a little bit of both), but he is impressive.

    They prove me wrong every year. They always finish near the top of the Big 10, which I then automatically discount. I pick against them in the Dance and then they continue to win.
    One thing that used to trouble me with Izzo teams was what seemed like excessively physical play. I didn't see that stuff out of them at all. They just outplayed everybody and forced them to play their game.

    I figured that Louisville was good for 80-90 points today, and they never even approached that.


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    Re: Best College Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    Izzo is very good. His teams benefit from being over-hyped a lot but you can't deny their performance in the NCAA tournament.

    There's a lot of great coaches out there. Pitino, Calipari, Roy Williams, Gary Williams, Calhoun, Bill Self, Tim Floyd, Travis Ford (IMO). So many others. Hopefully a certain coach from Cascade, IA can turn the corner in the next couple years.
    add jim boeheim to the list



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    I have been quite impressed with Mike Anderson. He has done quite a remarkble job at Mizzou. He doesn't have all the five star players that some of these other teams have but gets the most out of his players. Even in losing to Connecticutt I was impressed with the effort he got out of his team.

    I'd list him as one of the up and comers since he hasn't been at the helm of a major program long enough to validate that he isn't a flash in the pan.


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    Re: Best College Coach

    I like Tom Izzo. He reminds me of Eustachy a bit, but none of the bad points....

    Roy Williams is also a good one.



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    Re: Best College Coach

    Watching Izzo at MSU just makes me wonder where ISU could be if Floyd had stayed. Similar coaching styles, similar strategies. I hate to say it, but this year proves that Izzo can flat out coach. He made Pitino look silly today. Louisville had to play MSU's game, and they were not comfortable doing that. The second half, most of MSU's shots were easy ones, while Lville had to work for their points.

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    Re: Best College Coach

    I would have to throw Tubby Smith into the conversation. He has done a great job in a very short time at Minnesota. Not to mention the job that he did at Kentucky before that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    I would have to throw Tubby Smith into the conversation. He has done a great job in a very short time at Minnesota. Not to mention the job that he did at Kentucky before that.
    Agreed. Tubby is going to do great things with the Gopher's program.



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    Re: Best College Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    There's a lot of great coaches out there. Pitino, Calipari, Roy Williams, Gary Williams, Calhoun, Bill Self, Tim Floyd, Travis Ford (IMO).
    You can't be serious. Tim Floyd and Travis Ford on the same list with those other guys? Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boehim, yes, but Floyd & Ford?


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