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Jaycint
02-16-2006, 12:08 AM
82-65 with an undermanned team in a tough place to play! Great win tonight, should look nice for our slim tournament hopes.

I really like this team for some reason. Not nearly as talented as some teams in the past but they play with so much heart. I'll always look back fondly on this group of guys later on down the road.

TeamBoone
02-16-2006, 12:45 AM
I love this team because against all odds, they keep going out there and battling.

They've had a tough road this year. Just about everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong.

DoogMinAmo
02-16-2006, 01:09 AM
I think Hicks has proven this season he is a more dominant player than Maxeil ever wanted to be, and a much better leader. Despite only scoring 8 tonight, he carried the team, and dominated the paint against towers.

I have no problem pulling for this team, I just wish Kennedy had a little more height to work with then we could really have something special. Great win tonight.

Out of curiosity, how many teams make the Big east tourney in MSG?

Revering4Blue
02-16-2006, 03:54 AM
From everything I've read/heard, Andy kennedy has virtually no chance of landing the UC head coaching job on a permanent basis. But the players seem to respond to him. What do the fans in Cincy think of him?

Just curious.


Living in the heart of ACC country, I'm not so sure that Skip Prosser is going to do any better. That is, if he actually lands the job as speculated.

Jaycint
02-16-2006, 07:52 AM
R4B, there seems to be a growing amount of support among the fanbase to keep Kennedy as the coach permanently. I would like to see him get the job myself. What he's done this year with the lack of a hand he has been dealt is simply amazing.
While I like Prosser as a coach I think you're right, he probably couldn't do much better than what Kennedy is doing. The advantage I think Skip would have would probably be in recruiting.

Doog, I totally agree, Hicks is a fierce competitor and really put the team on his back this year. If he were 3 inches taller I think he's a first round NBA pick. I believe all the teams except the bottom 4 make the Big East tourney.

TeamBoone
02-16-2006, 12:10 PM
Out of curiosity, how many teams make the Big east tourney in MSG?

Twelve.

I heard the announcers say last night during the game that they think Andy's done a great job and the mindset of the "powers that be" might be changing their minds about him, despite wanting to be rid of "anything Huggins", which Andy is according to their way of thinking.

Sorrry... long sentence.

Reds4Life
02-16-2006, 12:25 PM
The rumors about Prosser have been flying the last week or so, the UC people are leaking to the press they might not be able to afford his buyout at Wake. It could be real or it could be a ploy to get money from the boosters, nobody really knows.

As for Kennedy's shot at the job, it's a longshot, at best.

Cedric
02-16-2006, 03:09 PM
The rumors about Prosser have been flying for a long time. His own high school recruits to Wake are calling him asking what's up. I doubt he comes here, I hope not at least. I think Andy Kennedy is getting a LONG look from Mike Thomas. Most of getting rid of Huggins was for public relations.

If they don't hire Andy Kennedy I am done with them. Just my personal opinion.

Reds4Life
02-16-2006, 03:20 PM
The rumors about Prosser have been flying for a long time. His own high school recruits to Wake are calling him asking what's up. I doubt he comes here, I hope not at least. I think Andy Kennedy is getting a LONG look from Mike Thomas. Most of getting rid of Huggins was for public relations.

If they don't hire Andy Kennedy I am done with them. Just my personal opinion.

He isn't getting a long look, and he's told friends he doesn't expect to be considered for the job. I have a few friends in the UC athletic department and Thomas is just spinning when he says Kennedy has a shot at the job to shut the fans up. He's pretty much the backup for the backup right now.

The Prosser rumors have been going on for awhile, but in the last week they have changed. Now it's focusing on money, and Zimpher is already starting to layout the excuses for when they fail to hire a high profile coach.

Zimpher and Thomas would like to have the new coach hired before Huggins gets a new job (that's how petty they are) and I can assure you that if Mayo/Walker/Ellis sign with Huggins at his new school the UCATS and Foundations members are going to go ape.

Matt700wlw
02-16-2006, 04:13 PM
I don't know how Andy Kennedy is doing it, but he IS the coach of the year.

A lot of people talk about how sports these days is lacking heart and passion from its players. This UC team is what playing sports is all about. I'm proud to say I am a UC basketball fan.

:clap:

Jaycint
02-16-2006, 06:25 PM
This UC team is what playing sports is all about. I'm proud to say I am a UC basketball fan.

:clap:


Couldn't have said it better Matt. This is exactly how this team has made me feel this year.

SeeinRed
02-16-2006, 06:43 PM
First off, this is my first post on Redszone. Hopefully there will be many more. Now back to the subject at hand. My feeling is that Andy Kennedy is forcing UC to take a long look at him. I think that Nancy was hoping Andy would shoot himself in the foot, and that just simply hasn't happened. When you look at the situation he was put into, there is no way you could have said that Andy could have any success. He has said all the right things. He is not making it easier on Nancy in the least. I don't think she can afford to go against public opinion at the same level as she did with the ousting of Huggins. I think that is the most important part. I like Andy, and even if he doesn't get this job, he will coach somewhere.

If nothing else, I don't know of a better story in college basketball this year.

reds1869
02-16-2006, 07:05 PM
As a Xavier fan I would love to say I am cheering against the Bearcats every night. But I can't, and the reason I've fallen in love with this team is Andy Kennedy. For the first time I've actually found myself wanting UC to win for a reason other than helping the Muskies' RPI. If he doesn't get a serious look at UC, I hope he lands somewhere special. He is a wonderful coach and from the time I met him a wonderful man also.

RosieRed
02-16-2006, 09:36 PM
He isn't getting a long look, and he's told friends he doesn't expect to be considered for the job. I have a few friends in the UC athletic department and Thomas is just spinning when he says Kennedy has a shot at the job to shut the fans up. He's pretty much the backup for the backup right now.

The Prosser rumors have been going on for awhile, but in the last week they have changed. Now it's focusing on money, and Zimpher is already starting to layout the excuses for when they fail to hire a high profile coach.

Zimpher and Thomas would like to have the new coach hired before Huggins gets a new job (that's how petty they are) and I can assure you that if Mayo/Walker/Ellis sign with Huggins at his new school the UCATS and Foundations members are going to go ape.

I myself am very curious to see what happens with Huggins and Mayo/Walker/Ellis.

CrackerJack
02-16-2006, 09:55 PM
I really enjoy watching Downey, Hicks, McGowan, White and Jihad (yes, even him). And Barwin has been a boost for them in his own modest way.

I am also fond of this team, good bunch of kids you can root for.

It's also a lot of fun to watch UC basketball in the Big East vs. CUSA.

Next year...might not be so great.

captainmorgan07
02-16-2006, 10:00 PM
They shut down Mcnamera which was the key to winning hicks is beast inside white is the best dunker i've seen in awhile he can really get up there i like andy kennedy he should be given just as equal chance as other candidates

Reds4Life
02-16-2006, 10:49 PM
The latest on the coaching situation from Doyel.

http://cbs.sportsline.com/collegebasketball/story/9240647


Cincinnati: Skip Prosser appears stuck at Wake Forest -- not a bad place to be stuck -- so watch Cincy pry Mike Montgomery from the NBA. The new UC regime wants a winner who graduates players, and Monty is the epitome of that. Dark horse pick: If Akron gets into the NCAA Tournament and wins a game, Zips coach Keith Dambrot becomes a contender. Dambrot has the backing of LeBron James -- it matters -- and his old boss at Akron, Mike Thomas, is the new AD at Cincinnati.

From what I've been told, UC doesn't have the money for Prosser's buyout and Skip doesn't want the final years of his coaching career to be spent fixing someone elses mess (Zimpher). Montgomery has been thrown out there before, isn't going to happen. The UC job just isn't very attractive right now, not many want to work for Zimpher and there are no recruits coming. :(

If Keith Dambrot is hired I'm done with UC basketball. He floped out of college basketball and had to go back to coaching high school, he's only had 1descent season in his entire career.

TeamBoone
02-18-2006, 01:27 PM
Another nice win for the Bearcats last night (2/10) against Providence. Nail biter but they pulled it out at the end.

Jaycint
02-19-2006, 04:42 PM
Yeah I'll take em any way I can get em this year TB. Whatever way we can scratch and claw our way into the tournament.

I am so dreading next season...

Revering4Blue
02-19-2006, 06:49 PM
Interesting.

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkxNjImZmdi ZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTY4ODE1NjMmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZU VFeXk2



Since Skip Prosser of Wake Forest is probably too pricy, Cincinnati could look elsewhere for another coach with a clean image. How about Louis Orr? He's a Cincinnati native who is Mr. Clean, and Orr could be tired of the lack of respect he gets from many Seton Hall fans, although he's on the verge of leading the Pirates to their second NCAA tournament bid in three

:confused:

Reds4Life
02-19-2006, 07:00 PM
If Orr is the best this program can do we are in very bad shape.

I saw the friend of mine who works in the UC athletic office yesterday, the sad reality is no high profile coaches are interested in the job. The way Huggins was forced out is a large cloud looming over the program, most of the big names aren't interested in working for Nancy Zimpher. It's sad that 15 years of work to build this program as been wiped out by one woman, but it's sure looking that way. Many in the athletic department are depressed, they've been working really hard on this coaching search but they are being turned down because of who their boss is. :(

If we are stuck with guys like Louis Orr I'd rather just keep Kennedy and be done with it.

Revering4Blue
02-19-2006, 07:14 PM
If Orr is the best this program can do we are in very bad shape.

I saw the friend of mine who works in the UC athletic office yesterday, the sad reality is no high profile coaches are interested in the job. The way Huggins was forced out is a large cloud looming over the program, most of the big names aren't interested in working for Nancy Zimpher. It's sad that 15 years of work to build this program as been wiped out by one woman, but it's sure looking that way. Many in the athletic department are depressed, they've been working really hard on this coaching search but they are being turned down because of who their boss is. :(

If we stuck with guys like Louis Orr I'd rather just keep Kennedy and be done with it.


I agree. If the Bearcats don't remove the interim title from Kennedy, UAB will certainly hire him, as I don't see UAB's Mike Anderson turning down Mizzou, Arizona State or any other high-profile gig that is sure to open.

Reds4Life
02-19-2006, 07:20 PM
I agree. If the Bearcats don't remove the interim title from Kennedy, UAB will certainly hire him, as I don't see UAB's Mike Anderson turning down Mizzou, Arizona State or any other high-profile gig that is sure to open.

Anderson has turned down over a million a year from others schools to stay at UAB, so he won't leave for just any job. He wants the Arkansas job, and it might open if they don't make the tourney this year.

As an aside, I also saw a lady that works for the NCAA yesterday as well and I asked her about the UC situation. I mentioned to her that people in the athletic office told me no high profile coach wants the job because of Zimpher and she said "Well, if she doesn't get someone in there she won't be around long enough to make the next hire". Interesting indeed.