Turn Off Ads?
Page 3 of 14 FirstFirst 123456713 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 201

Thread: UK basketball question

  1. #31
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    3,736

    Re: UK basketball question

    Billy D would be nice...

    how many more years does Tubby have left on his contract?

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #32
    Just The Big Picture macro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    The Bluegrass State
    Posts
    6,150

    Re: UK basketball question

    I'll go with WilyMo's first reaction: Donovan ain't leaving Florida. I hope he proves me wrong and takes up residence in Fayette County, though. Sometime this summer would be fine.

    I like Tubby and Donna, but man is it ever time for him to leave. Ten- and twelve-loss seasons and second-round tournament losses are getting very old. This will mark the 9th consecutive season that UK has not made the Final Four. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that is the longest such streak in school history. The previous record was eight seasons (1985-92 and 1967-74).

  4. #33
    Just The Big Picture macro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    The Bluegrass State
    Posts
    6,150

    Re: UK basketball question

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    But my SWO UK buddies all say Tubby is done.
    His choice or someone else's?

  5. #34
    Yay!
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Middletown, Ohio
    Posts
    7,449

    Re: UK basketball question

    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    His choice or someone else's?
    Perhaps a bit of both. I think Tubby would willingly take another job.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

  6. #35
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    3,736

    Re: UK basketball question

    Tubby should have been fired immediately after playing Saul Smith.

  7. #36
    Member durl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Nashvull
    Posts
    1,750

    Re: UK basketball question

    Problems:

    - Florida has beaten KY 5 straight times. Only one other team has done that in 30 years. No team has ever beaten KY 6 straight times and KY has to win at Florida to keep that from happening. The odds aren't good.

    - 3-game losing streak in February for the second consecutive year. The last time that happened was 1922-23.

    - Vanderbilt goes 28 games without a victory at Rupp, then get 2 in a row.

    - KY is virtually guaranteed to have it's 5th 10-loss season in Tubby's 10 years.

    - 8 years without a Final Four appearance. This year will most likely be 9. While some may not see that as huge, this is the longest drought in school history under a single coach.

    - 2-13 in last 15 games against ranked teams.

    There are bad times in every program. However, there is a trend at Kentucky and it's downward. Smith said that this year would be an improvement over last year and it has been...to the tune of 1 extra win. Sorry, that's not good enough.

    I'm a long-time Tubby apologist and I don't hate the man. Quite the opposite, I respect his character greatly. I thought he got an unfair shake from many fans when he first arrived. That being said, I believe it's time for a change to return this program back to it's elite status.

  8. #37
    Yay!
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Middletown, Ohio
    Posts
    7,449

    Re: UK basketball question

    Well said, durl.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

  9. #38
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    214

    Re: UK basketball question

    Quote Originally Posted by durl View Post
    Problems:

    - Vanderbilt goes 28 games without a victory at Rupp, then get 2 in a row.

    - 2-13 in last 15 games against ranked teams.
    Those two are the most telling stats to me. Teams used to fear coming to Rupp, especially traditionally weaker teams like UV. Now though we have heard some coaches just flat come out and say that they come in not only thinking that they [I]can[I]win but that should win. This is one problem that even getting one recruit like Patterson to commit will fix. It's a culture that Tubby has allowed to infiltrate the program.
    Never let facts get in the way of a good rant.

  10. #39
    Yay!
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Middletown, Ohio
    Posts
    7,449

    Re: UK basketball question

    I think he's having problems getting top 10-20 recruits because of style of play. JMO
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

  11. #40
    GR8NESS WMR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Posts
    16,960

    Re: UK basketball question

    Great post durl!
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


  12. #41
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    214

    Re: UK basketball question

    I agree if I was a top recruit I would not want to go to Kentucky. A place like North Carolina where they are going to be getting up and down the floor and taking 50-60 more shots a game is much more appealing to a kid trying to pad his numbers for the NBA.
    Never let facts get in the way of a good rant.

  13. #42
    GR8NESS WMR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Posts
    16,960

    Re: UK basketball question

    Seems obvious, Cincy
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


  14. #43
    This one's for you Edd Heath's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Dayton Area
    Posts
    8,471

    Re: UK basketball question

    Quote Originally Posted by cincy jacket View Post
    Those two are the most telling stats to me. Teams used to fear coming to Rupp, especially traditionally weaker teams like UV. Now though we have heard some coaches just flat come out and say that they come in not only thinking that they [I]can[I]win but that should win. This is one problem that even getting one recruit like Patterson to commit will fix. It's a culture that Tubby has allowed to infiltrate the program.
    Sounds like the days of Eddie Sutton in Lexington.
    Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.

  15. #44
    Yay!
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Middletown, Ohio
    Posts
    7,449

    Re: UK basketball question

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath View Post
    Sounds like the days of Eddie Sutton in Lexington.
    Eddie Sutton got some serious players to UK. With the help of Emery Worldwide.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

  16. #45
    This one's for you Edd Heath's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Dayton Area
    Posts
    8,471

    Re: UK basketball question

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    Eddie Sutton got some serious players to UK. With the help of Emery Worldwide.
    Then how do you explain Ed Davender?
    Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25