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Responses and thoughts re: current state of affairs

My thought all along was that Tiffany should have a five year leash - that is how long it should take to create YOUR culture. At that point everyone on the roster has known nothing other than Tiffany as the HC.

The team is very young, and more importantly the leadership on this team is young - which rarely bodes well for the current year (but does bode well for the future). Let's give credit where it is due (and Lars did so when he took over) - the first and second year players were mostly recruited by coach Starsia, and it would appear that he had better years in those classes.

Back to the leash question - the early success under Tiffany may actually shorten his leash, because these teams are teasing our expectations. They are right on the cusp. I (pause for big gulp of koolaid) believe this team was a 2+ ACC win and at least one win in the NCAA's with Conrad on the roster - it is easy to talk about grit and the need for the team to rise above, but it is clear that Conrad was THE LEADER of this team.

If this season is going to be better (or even as good as) last, then someone is going to have to step up into that role. My money is on Dox, but would love to see it be several guys.

The two things about this team that I really don't understand are the bad passes and shot selection. I would add (but it is a sub of shot selection) that I don't see a lot of guys who seem to WANT to take shots. --- But how do you coach : be smarter with the ball, don't panic? ... which is what I think is the core of the flaws on this team, guys are panicking - resulting in bad passes, bad shots, and fade away dodges that result in passes rather than shots.

(In response to this post by HOOfan_1)

Posted: 03/18/2018 at 1:49PM


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Current Thread:
  It's year 2 and any progress is hard to see. -- HOOfan_1 03/18/2018 11:17AM
  That's just absurd -- relaxer 03/18/2018 11:32AM
  Re: Really poor hire. No track record of success. -- TransparentHoo 03/17/2018 11:48PM
  Nm -- dex 03/17/2018 8:17PM
  And for those of us not in the know what is "NM" ** -- Callaxfan 03/17/2018 8:45PM
  No message ** -- HOOfan_1 03/17/2018 9:10PM
  Or "Never mind" ** -- North Cavolina 03/18/2018 08:15AM
  We were lucky Kirwan decided to follow Lars ** -- HOOfan_1 03/17/2018 8:19PM
  Nm -- dex 03/17/2018 8:23PM
  Nm -- dex 03/17/2018 8:22PM
  Agree ** -- Hooray ray 03/17/2018 8:19PM
  Nm -- dex 03/17/2018 8:20PM

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