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    Thoughts on Coach, Be Respectful

    It's time. We'll have nothing more than moral victories the rest of this year. We may even be done playing meaningful games now. Team hasn't responded and lacks leadership. I love GMac but he's not getting it done for whatever reason. I don't fault him for the first several years but I'm really struggling to find where we are better as a team or program now than last year or the year before. We have consistently lacked depth and athleticism. We don't compare to other B12 teams after all these years. It could just be bad luck and we either wait for luck to change or we try and change the luck ourselves. This isn't a "sky is falling" post and I'm not really even looking for debate as I am a self-proclaimed GMac apologist but for the good of the program in the long run it might be best to consider other coaching options after this season. I know GMac could attain a certain level of success but its hard to see when we get there.

    Its off my chest now. Go cyclones!



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    Re: Regardless of tonight's game....

    Hey now, we could still make the tourney. You have to wait until the end of the season to be negative.


    Don't confuse hope for a plan.

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    Re: Regardless of tonight's game....

    It's sad how bad this season will end up being. I think before the season everyone had high expectations for the first time in a few years. I can't see this team winning more than 4 or 5 conference games.

    I'm tired of losing basketball.



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    Re: Regardless of tonight's game....

    Quote Originally Posted by HiltonMagic View Post
    Hey now, we could still make the tourney. You have to wait until the end of the season to be negative.
    **** that ****.



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    Re: Regardless of tonight's game....

    In all honesty, if this team doesn't go to any post season it will probably be the biggest disappointing season as a whole in MBB history. It would be WAAAY worse than WM last year. This team has some real talent, just no wins...

    I know we don't have the money to get rid of GMac, but how do we not? I think the fans will revolt and we'll turn into Carver-Hawkeye West....


    Yep, this thread has just been pwned.

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    Re: Regardless of tonight's game....

    What? How can you not believe in McD?



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    Re: Regardless of tonight's game....

    Nah, the most disappointing was the loss to Hampton, great season prior to that, but that loss made it the most forgettable in my mind. This team this year is a lot like Wayne Morgan's teams, enough talent, not enough coaching.



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    Re: Regardless of tonight's game....

    Quote Originally Posted by SpokaneCY View Post
    It's time. We'll have nothing more than moral victories the rest of this year. We may even be done playing meaningful games now. Team hasn't responded and lacks leadership. I love GMac but he's not getting it done for whatever reason. I don't fault him for the first several years but I'm really struggling to find where we are better as a team or program now than last year or the year before. We have consistently lacked depth and athleticism. We don't compare to other B12 teams after all these years. It could just be bad luck and we either wait for luck to change or we try and change the luck ourselves. This isn't a "sky is falling" post and I'm not really even looking for debate as I am a self-proclaimed GMac apologist but for the good of the program in the long run it might be best to consider other coaching options after this season. I know GMac could attain a certain level of success but its hard to see when we get there.

    Its off my chest now. Go cyclones!
    I completely agree with you. I like Mac and i think hes a good guy, this should be our best team and we're not that much better than the last couple years and we're worse than we were with Wayne Morgan. What about next year? We lose most likely brackins and gilstrap, and where do we go from there? Who do we lean on? Garrett? I dont see how our program is moving forward.



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    Re: Regardless of tonight's game....

    not that im trying to be negative, just realistic



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    Re: Regardless of tonight's game....

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneState1028 View Post
    **** that ****.
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    Re: Thoughts on Coach, Be Respectful

    I have a thought to add, but instead of contributing to this conversation, I will start my own thread. Please look for it soon.



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    Re: Thoughts on Coach, Be Respectful

    I agree. I've tried not to be on the "firing squad," but I just don't see how the program has progressed one iota. I was trying to convince myself it was mostly due to player turnover following the coaching change but the way this team plays...whoa. Think about next year...and the year after. I don't see any movement in the right direction. I'm ready.



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    Re: Thoughts on Coach, Be Respectful

    this reminds me of dan mccarney's last season. come in with a lot of hope and it ends up being absolutely awful.



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    Re: Thoughts on Coach, Be Respectful

    There is something fundamentally wrong with this team. It seems "different" than the previous McD years, as the previous years I don't think I would of called them soft or lazy.

    this year....



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    Re: Thoughts on Coach, Be Respectful

    I don't know how, as a coach, you can't get your team to play with intensity. I just don't know if Greg is a bad motivator or what, but I have never seem an Iowa State team so nonchalant.


    Now that MBB is back, do we still have to pretend that WBB matters?

    -acgclone

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