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    Is it just me?

    Johnny Orr coached teams were fun to watch and were almost always the underdog. IIRC If they lost it was no big deal, because they always had a good chance to win every game, I have lost that feeling in the past 10 years or so. If we win it was because the other team had a bad day, it wasn't because of stellar defense or a hot shooting offense. Those last two things never seem to happen.



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    Re: Is it just me?

    Quote Originally Posted by mkadl View Post
    Johnny Orr coached teams were fun to watch and were almost always the underdog. IIRC If they lost it was no big deal, because they always had a good chance to win every game, I have lost that feeling in the past 10 years or so. If we win it was because the other team had a bad day, it wasn't because of stellar defense or a hot shooting offense. Those last two things never seem to happen.
    The bolded is an opinion, so yeah, it's just you (and some others, I am sure).



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    Re: Is it just me?

    Morgan coached fun teams to watch too.


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    Re: Is it just me?

    Quote Originally Posted by mkadl View Post
    Johnny Orr coached teams were fun to watch and were almost always the underdog. IIRC If they lost it was no big deal, because they always had a good chance to win every game, I have lost that feeling in the past 10 years or so. If we win it was because the other team had a bad day, it wasn't because of stellar defense or a hot shooting offense. Those last two things never seem to happen.
    I agree, Orr coached teams were fun to watch at home, but on the road was different story. Heck, who can forget Orr, putting smaller player's on the opposing teams taller player's, and having it work.



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    Re: Is it just me?

    Even Mac will tell you that his style is not meant to be "fun". But it's meant to win. Supposedly.



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    Re: Is it just me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    Morgan coached fun teams to watch too.
    I don't know if I'd agree with that. They were fun to watch at times, but they would play lazy way too often. All I ask for is effort and smarts.



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    Re: Is it just me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    I don't know if I'd agree with that. They were fun to watch at times, but they would play lazy way too often. All I ask for is effort and smarts.

    All I ask for is improvement! This team makes the same mistakes EVERY game. That's a sign of poor coaching. Mac may be molding fine young men, but he's not molding fine young basketball players, which I believe is part of his responsibility.



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    Re: Is it just me?

    Morgan was a better coach. He went to the NCAA tourney and won a game!!! His problems were off the court, McDermott's problems are on the court. Morgan's last team did not play defense, McDermott's teams do not play good defense either. Morgan's teams could score, McDermott's teams can't.



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    Re: Is it just me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    Morgan coached fun teams to watch too.
    In my opinion Morgan teams played only when they wanted to, and would't play solid D which is why we had to run gimick D's to have a chance for steals and fast break points. Fun at times, very embarrassing often.



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    Re: Is it just me?

    NOPE, it isn't just you. Gregs teams were only fun when I saw them ONCE. That was when Mike Taylor single handedly defeated Minnesota and caused them to fire Mason.



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    Re: Is it just me?

    I think if you take off your hate colored glasses, this team is fun to watch. I'm enjoying the game today, even though they are getting beat.



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    Re: Is it just me?

    Morgan had a win a Texas, Nebraska, and he lost in OT at Kansas and beat Kansas at home. We had a 7 GAME WINNING STREAK, what has GMAC done. That is just off the top of my head, i don't think McDermott done? I doubt he even has a 7 game winning streak against cupcakes.



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    Re: Is it just me?

    The two players that seem to bring it night in and night out for GMAC are Mike Taylor and Gilstrap. Brackins is getting worse and garrett is starting to struggle, which is extremely frustrating.



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    Re: Is it just me?

    Quote Originally Posted by GBC View Post
    The two players that seem to bring it night in and night out for GMAC are Mike Taylor and Gilstrap. Brackins is getting worse and garrett is starting to struggle, which is extremely frustrating.
    Glistrap may bring it, but he doesn't seem to learn, he makes the same mistake ALL the time, he could be even better, scary!



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    Re: Is it just me?

    Monson you mean from Minnesota



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