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    Playing Colvin - Mac's biggest mistake

    Very interesting quotes in the Register from Mac.

    At the time of Colvin's suspension -

    I got in this profession because I love to coach basketball, and I love to help young people grow. If winning ever gets in the way of that, then I have to get out of it.

    (Colvin) needs to grow up. If it costs me a couple wins along the way, then so be it. Hes going to be better, and Im going to sleep better because of that.

    After the game last night -

    I hated to do it, but given the choice I had, it was the only choice.

    Really??? The only choice??? I call BS. He could have stuck a student manager in there if it got to that point! Mac is gradually losing respect in his coaching abilities, but in one fell swoop, he's lost a lot more when it comes to standing by his convictions and his integrity.


    When Craig Brackins looks at you and says, Mac, you dont have a choice, I had to play him, McDermott said.

    Who the hell is running this team?? The inmates or the warden?

    Up until now, it seemed like Mac was a great guy. Now, I don't know who the real Mac is.

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    Re: Playing Colvin - Mac's biggest mistake

    dead on...the beginning of the end.



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    Re: Playing Colvin - Mac's biggest mistake

    Wow.



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    Re: Playing Colvin - Mac's biggest mistake

    In some eyes, he cannot win, regardless of what he does. If they string together some victories, all will be forgotten (until they have a bad game).



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    Re: Playing Colvin - Mac's biggest mistake

    Just win baby! Don't care if how they do it!



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    Re: Playing Colvin - Mac's biggest mistake

    in a way i see your point.. but then your going to have the people that if he doesnt play him and for some reason we lose by oh idk 10-20 points.. people are going to call for his head.. it really was a lose lose for mac


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    Re: Playing Colvin - Mac's biggest mistake

    Biggest mistake from fans point of view...no question. He was fully aware of how it was going to look and what some of you would think. It was a no win situation, Mac made the decision he could live with for the players and the program. Assign blame if you must.



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    Re: Playing Colvin - Mac's biggest mistake

    My only problem is McD said that if the suspension cost him games along the way, it was worth it. He saw not playing Colvin last night as detrimental to our chances of winning the game, obviously, so he lifted the suspension.



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    Re: Playing Colvin - Mac's biggest mistake

    I'm more concerned with why they can't rebound.



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    Re: Playing Colvin - Mac's biggest mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    My only problem is McD said that if the suspension cost him games along the way, it was worth it.

    He was aware of his quote...It wasn't about winning or losing. It was about the team, which he had a discussion with each player. They ALL wanted Colvin to play.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mt85 View Post
    I'm more concerned with why they can't rebound.
    ...and I'm more concerned with their lack of ability to make free throws. At least they have shown in a few games they can be aggressive on the boards. They have yet to show they can make free throws consistently.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mt85 View Post
    I'm more concerned with why they can't rebound.
    Me too...First half we were switching everything, lead to some bad matchups on rebounds. Out rebounded them the second half by four.



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    Re: Playing Colvin - Mac's biggest mistake

    Could have predicted this thread yesterday. I really don't know what you want the guy to do. If you would rather be but in a position where there are 4 guys on the floor so be it. He talked about it extensively on the post game show and how he thought about it. Not much that can be done.



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    Re: Playing Colvin - Mac's biggest mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by kg-cyclone View Post
    He was aware of his quote...It wasn't about winning or losing. It was about the team, which he had a discussion with each player. They ALL wanted Colvin to play.
    Again, who is running the team, the players or the coach?


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    Re: Playing Colvin - Mac's biggest mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by kg-cyclone View Post
    He was aware of his quote...It wasn't about winning or losing. It was about the team, which he had a discussion with each player. They ALL wanted Colvin to play.
    I know he was aware of the quote, I don't think he is an idiot.

    I'm pretty sure most of the players on the team 3 years ago, if asked, would have also wanted Mike Taylor to be allowed to play.

    Fact of the matter is that was 3 years ago, young into McD Big 12 coaching career. Now in year 4 desperate measures call upon desperate times.


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