Originally Posted by Cedric
If you don't care about integrity, loyalty, and class I agree. And yes I'm still bitter and have all the right to be. It might be lame, but I support Andy and Bob only in college basketball. FSN.com has a great article on their site about how Andy was asked to seperate himself from Huggins and agree to not speak about him. Andy did the loyal thing and I will always respect him for that. The other guy interviewing was willing to say and do whatever it took to get the job. I guess that's fine with people that just want W's.
Look at Syracuse and their schedule and you won't be as impressed by this win. Syracuse has played nobody decent on the road and lost against any average team they played. Nice win for UC considering how bad they are I suppose.
I think that you may be giving Mick an unfair shake. I hate that Huggins was fired and would've really liked to see AK stay, but there is nothing I can do about it. I said it before and I still don't think that AK would have taken the job if asked. AK knew it was a bad situation. I've met Mick a couple times. I have a family member who is a very close friend. He also handles a lot of Mick's financial planning. I work also work with that family member. I just had the chance to speak with him briefly last week. He is a very classy person, however he is very quiet. That struck me as a little odd, but I wouldn't call it anything but shyness as strange as that sounds. He has always been very pleasant, always willing to talk a little about the team. Out of respect for him, its never gone beyond a simple your team played a very good game, are things improving as much as they appear? I don't try to pry any further than that. My realitive will talk all day about basketball though. He is a former player. Graduated in the mid 80's.
Anyway, that is just my personal expierence with Mick. You are entitled to your own opinion, and it is a respectable one.
On Syracuse, they may not be a ranked opponent, but they are a very solid young team with a lot of talent. The schedule really doesn't change my stance on that. They do however lack some depth and expierence. I would still have to say that they are probably going to win some big games against some very good opponents. Syracuse was a very good win for the Cats IMO.
I understand your frustration all too well buddy, but I hope to have you back as a UC fan sometime soon. It may take firing Nancy for some of us, but I hope the estranged fans come back sooner rather than later.