Discussion in 'Around the League' started by bumba, Mar 5, 2019.
BU: Mr. Smart, if we kick LaVall Jordan to the curb will you take over?
SM: Um, what is your budget?
BU: A shade under $5.5mm in 2017
SM: Wait, that's less than VCU ($6.1mm) and I dumped them
BU: BUT, Hinkle is a classic venue, and our fans are amazing. I mean, you know, The BUTLER WAY!
SM: Even with the upgrades, your facilities don't compete with other high majors and your fans grew up worshiping ND, IU, PU and OSU, wearing non-Butler gear all over campus.
BU: But Trip is cute!?!
Willis - Can we live in reality? Unless we all decide to give our millions of dollars to the athletic program, we have to work within the constraints of what are program is and will be for the near future. Does that mean we have to suck, NO.
As overused as The BUTLER WAY has been, it represents trusting the process. Accept a level of commitment that is necessary to achieve greater results than the sum of its parts. Raise the players you have and accept that although our level of error is less than other programs, we accept and persevere. S*@# happens and this year was an absolute stinker. But, if you think we're a Final Four program that is underperforming, than it doesn't just start @ LaVall or Collier or the facilities or the campus, it starts with our undergrads and alumni living and breathing Butler Basketball from the time they are in the womb and living and dying Butler Blue with their hearts, their wallets and their passion, ala Duke, UNC, IU, KY, GONZ to name a few.
Shaka Smart has been mediocre at Texas and has had player problems off the court.
The fact that this year feels so bad also demonstrates just how successful our program has been.
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There are several schools in the same boat as Butler, next year will be a key. Several additions. several deletions and hopefully brighter days.
Same sort of reality as someone like Washington State, which also resides at the bottom of their conference's budget totem pole.
I think everyone knew it was coming. Every conference in the country ultimately aligns at or near the same rank as what they simply spent. Its in a large part predetermined at the level
Ohio is open.
Ryan Pedon's name getting tossed around as a possible replacement for Saul Phillips.
Well, then I guess there is no reason to play the games. Let's just anoint winners based on Title's theory.
Some notice of high level violations has been sent to ga tech. Tied to pastner. That could be another opening. Ga tech won't stand for that ish.
I thought TX was idiotic and unfair when they fired Rick Barnes. Now look what Barnes is doing at Tennessee! Super happy for him. Always think of him as a class act ... just as a hoops fan from the sidelines.
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I thought Pastner self reported Bell when he originally found out. Does this mean they've found even more violations than he originally knew about/admitted?
Tony Bennett to UCLA? Can't see it unless they backed up a Brinks truck full of cash to his doorstep.
Well UA pays UCLA like $18 million a year so that’s a start. They could also go after Texas Tech coach.
Texas is going to go after the Texas Tech coach hard, UCLA is loaded but Texas is another stratosphere of money
I believe Pastner self-reported when he and Bell had a falling out, kind of like Pastner doing it before Bell could do it to him. I don't remember there being anything about an actual Ga Tech assistant coach, as there appears to be in the linked article.
The thing I remember most about the Bell story when it first came out was that it involved a much smaller amount of money than I would have thought. You think of envelopes stuffed with gobs of cash. Bell's story involved, IIRC, less than $1000. Bought airline tickets for two players and also some clothes and shoes.
Don’t think so- same conference
I'm not saying you are wrong but Texas doesn't care about same conference things. They think they are superior and what keeps the Big 12 together.
And there message boards are littered if rumors and innuendo and insider knowledge and reporting for what it's worth that Beard is the guy they are targeting
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