Yes, too young, too inexperiencedOdum too young for the head job?
never gonna happenI'd take Sue Bird over our current choices. And I'm serious.
Was Brandon Murphy the last Center we had that was any good? Maybe you can throw Rickman in that category? Kessinger and LaRavia are / were forwards trying to play center but we haven't had a real center for quite a while now.Well, I was a Lansing supporter but see no reason to continue with him. I agree and have noted the lack of improvement after the Sophmore year, a good example is Gant but could name several others. The recruiting of so many guards when we clearly need bigger people is a big issue. Time for the coach to go, we need a new start!
Tre Williams is likely the most traditional center we've had under Lansing. Even though he is undersized, I don't think any of the guys we've had were better post players. He has better footwork, and has multiple post moves with his jump hook, his McHale up-and-under, and his reverse game. Also is a very solid interior passer. Rickman had no consistent moves, Murphy and Myles had what I like to call bull moves, Kitch played the 5 but was a stretch 4 really like Jake/Gant/RJ Mahurin. Kessinger was a SF/stretch 4 in AAU before his injury took away his speed. Isiah Martin was a defensive specialist slash energy guy. TJ Bell was inconsistent but could have been Tre-like had he dedicated himself. Demetrius Moore/Hunny bun were DNPs and Niels was a 3-point specialist.Was Brandon Murphy the last Center we had that was any good? Maybe you can throw Rickman in that category? Kessinger and LaRavia are / were forwards trying to play center but we haven't had a real center for quite a while now.
That would be a fun and energetic hire and I'd LOVE it but reportedly he's turned down a few much bigger gigs. His personality would be a blast and excite the fanbase espically with the new look HC. Now with that said, one I doubt we'd even reach out to him and even less likely he would be interested.Hopefully Tim Miles throws his name in the pool, great coach, great enthusiasm for his players and fans of the team he coaches, he's the complete opposite of our current coach
I guess it could happen.Read Svoboda post yesterday 5:47 pm. He explains it well.
Tim Miles is a South Dakota guy, I know people who know him, I'll reach out and gauge his interest, like I'd have any shot of convincing him to come resurrect our flailing program.That would be a fun and energetic hire and I'd LOVE it but reportedly he's turned down a few much bigger gigs. His personality would be a blast and excite the fanbase espically with the new look HC. Now with that said, one I doubt we'd even reach out to him and even less likely he would be interested.
Lansing is an Iowa, South Dakota guy ....... think we should not go back to that well again?Tim Miles is a South Dakota guy, I know people who know him, I'll reach out and gauge his interest, like I'd have any shot of convincing him to come resurrect our flailing program.
I think we are all in agreement that Lansing is out at the end of the year. Is there anyone here that thinks he should come back? He is a good recruiter, but like others have mentioned the players do their best (seemingly) their Freshman year and then get worse as the age into the program, which is the exact opposite of what makes the MVC great. Players are there for 4-5 years and get better. Do something for change's sake sometimes. Do something different and unexpected with the coaching hire. We can hire someone interesting that may not be able to quote lines from Hoosiers, but maybe they can motivate players to play better, play smarter, work harder and improve. None of those 4 is currently happening, which is a direct indictment of the Coach. The offense is slow, boring, and uncreative. I'd say old-fashioned also, but I'll take any offense that can actually get people open for a few high-percentage layups. Does anyone look forward to watching the next game and expect something new to happen? No. The contract is mercifully up this season.Note......Of the selections above.... they would all be taking a pay cut to be the ISU coach. GL is neat the bottom of the MVC coaches
with regard to pay. In addition, he raises 10 of thousands of dollars via his fund raising activities. Added to that.... the ISU marketing budget
and fan based contributions pale in comparison to other MVC schools.
Oh....did I mention.....we have a community that doesn't support it's teams very wel (high school or college)l. Many would rather stay home and watch
I.U. or Purdue on television/computer than watch a D1 MVC game in person. As for student support......1,000 seats are set aside for
students (no cost...as in free)....and they go largely unfilled.
The new coach (if there is one) has one hell of a job ahead of him (unless it is Becky Hammonds or Sue Bird)
By the way.....I grew up across the street from"Pop"....he ain't comin'!!!!