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No, our current problems are on Tina

We've never been this bad, EVER. We've had 40+ years of women's basketball at UVA and this is our worst team ever.

Coaches like Bronco and Tony pretty much wrote the book on how you develop a team and program at UVA. Tina was the opposite of that. I still think she could probably be a decent coach at another P6 or mid major school, using the tough lessons she's learned here, but her chance of righting this ship is over.

Honestly, bad luck set the program back under Boyle. NCAA snub her first year, injuries her second year railroading another NCAA worthy team, poor early recruiting due to lack of results and then the momentum just never got going due to issues with her adoption. And given all that, she still gave her successor an NCAA worthy team. It wasn't perfect (I still don't know why they didn't hit the transfer market hard the second they got here), but even last year's team had NCAA potential. We beat two teams (Duke and VT) who were off to the NCAAs, but her crazy scheduling (the anti-moneyball) pretty much sealed last years fate before the season even started. That's all on Tina.

The silver lining is that whoever replaces her will (hopefully) not be someone hired using the same formula they used when they hired Tina. Find whoever that just wants to work and is 100% all in on UVA. Tina may have wanted to put in the work (haven't seen that yet), but she is clearly not all in on UVA.

Even a mediocre hire could get UVA back to being competitive if they fit the profile on being able to sell and maximize the best of what UVA/women's basketball offers. College women's basketball is all about the local community. I don't think Tina cares at all about the older community that attends games. Her first schedule the elementary school game was cancelled. It's little things, but go for an up and coming mid major coach with some sort of recruiting connections anywhere on the East coast and our "problems" will seem a lot less evident.

(In response to this post by PowerHoo)

Posted: 11/11/2020 at 10:12AM


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  No, our current problems are on Tina -- sabrex 11/11/2020 10:12AM
  I agree with a lot of this but unfortunately -- M1995 11/11/2020 6:29PM
  YESSS!! All of this! ** -- misshoo73 11/11/2020 11:44AM
  May go down as the worst hire in UVa history -- RU Hoos 11/11/2020 10:55AM
  She'll battle it out w Sonny Randle. ** -- Hooman2 11/24/2020 11:40AM

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