Big 12 Un-Coach of the Year

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  1. cyclones500

    cyclones500 Well-Known Member

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    We've discussed/debated Coach of the Year candidates. Who gets "Un-Coach" of the Year?

    My vote: Shaka Smart. Texas was picked 4th or higher in almost every prominent preseason projection that I recall — finished 10th, 10-21 overall.
     
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  2. BCoffClone125

    BCoffClone125 Active Member

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    Track record aside, I think you could throw Lon Kruger in there as well. They have a lot of young talent and I'm sure they'll bounce back next year, but it looked like the team quite on him several weeks ago.
     
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    Bob Huggins. He will get my vote every year until he gets out of coaching. His brand of basketbrawl and profanity-laced bullying of the refs makes the sport truly unenjoyable!!
     
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    I nominate Bill. Lots of shenanigans getting swept under the rug in Lawrence.
     
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  5. cyclones500

    cyclones500 Well-Known Member

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    So he could get COY and U-COY. Not a simple accomplishment. :)
     
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  6. Cyclonepride

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    SHaka, no question. OU actually improved through the season.
     
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    Kim Mulkey. Took Briles' stupidity and doubled down.
     
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  8. lakeliving

    lakeliving Active Member

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    I understand what you are saying, that being said, I do not have a problem with it. If what he is doing is against the rules it is up to the officials to be consistent and make the calls.
    Huggy has his teams play the same way each game, the Big 12 officials consistently do not make those calls, to me, that is not Huggy's fault.
     
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  9. madguy30

    madguy30 Well-Known Member

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    Shaka. I forgot how much hype there was there.

    Kinda stupid that they've got that record and likely the best players are gone.
     
  10. Die4Cy

    Die4Cy Well-Known Member

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    This thread needs a poll.

    I'm torn between Smart, for underperforming so badly, and Huggins, because **** that guy.
     
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    MBB: Smart

    WBB: Mulkey

    All of college sports: Inarguably Briles (technically not Big 12 anymore but still)
     
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    He's not the uncoach of the year but I think Chris Beard underachieved this year. He had almost the whole team returning from an NCAA tournament team from last year. They went 9-9 in the big 12 last year too. The dude is overrated.
     
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  13. cyclones500

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    I would place Beard second, having a decent core returning and finishing so much further below the 15-16 team.

    I give Kruger a little slack because there was some injury involved, plus OU lost three 7-year veterans. ;)
     
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    Probably gonna get a lot of hate for this, but I look at what Kruger and Smart did this year and it makes me think that Prohm deserves a lot more credit than he gets. Yes, he had more back this year than those two, but those coaching "geniuses" go 10-21 and 11-19? I'll take Prohm's coaching job this year vs. either of those two coaching jobs.
     
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    Beard doesn't eve compare to Tubby.
     
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    The only ones are going to hate you for that statement are the ones who actively look for any reason to dislike Prohm. Most rational fans would agree with your statement.
     
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  17. WastedTalent

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    For sure this year. We'll find out a lot about Prohm and his style, patience, and ability to coach up young players next year. Let's hope he's more like Kruger than Smart.

    If anybody has Texas in the top half of the conference to start next year, I'm going to slap them. OU on the other hand, with Trae Young coming in, should be in the tournament, so probably top 5.
     
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  18. WastedTalent

    WastedTalent Well-Known Member

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    This is how I think they'll be ranked pre season next year:
    KU
    WVU

    Baylor
    Oklahoma
    TCU

    Oklahoma St
    Iowa St
    Tech

    Texas
    KSt

    Obviously a bunch of roster changes to come. This is figuring Motley, Evans, and Texas pros enter the draft.
     
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  19. Iastfan112

    Iastfan112 Well-Known Member

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    Kruger vs Prohm this year isn't really fair. Oklahoma both lost more and had younger, less experienced replacements waiting in the wings. Also had a significant injury to deal with as well. A more interesting comparison will be if next year's ISU team is better than this year's OU team.
     
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  20. madguy30

    madguy30 Well-Known Member

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    Kruger's teams looked well prepped but inexperience showed up.

    I tried convincing myself that Texas was a good team with a bad record but looking back they didn't even look good when they beat ISU...ISU was just that bad that night.

    You'd think someone like Self would have gotten them to at least a winning record.
     

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