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Old 08-09-2018, 06:18 PM   #101
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Yes it would. I'll say it again because I've been so critical of her recruiting the last several years:

Sherri is do a tremendous job recruiting the last two years and next year.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:23 AM   #102
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I wouldnt say "tremendous" but it's so much better than it has been that I'm impressed. I wonder what has brought this about?
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:43 AM   #103
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After a bad period, like Stoops had, sometimes coaches (and just working people in general) get a renewed drive to reach the highest points professionally once more before retirement, especially if they've had a period of being down professionally.

I think Sherri may be in the midst of that again. Sort of like a second half burst that puts a team back in a game.

Perhaps, as some people have alluded, Joe C. may have talked to her in a performance review sometime over the last two seasons and told her she better pick it up.

Whatever the case may be, she has turned it up a notch, that's for sure.
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:05 PM   #104
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Agreed. I think this may be her last big push before retirement, and since she's getting the type of athletes we had 8 years ago, I could see another final four, at least an elite eight in the horizon. I will also say that SC does a lot more when she's able to actually get the talent in than the other Big 12 coaches. Think about how many excellent classes Baylor has had come in and how many actual final fours they've been to, same with Texas. If Oklahoma brought in the same caliber of players year in and year out like them, we definitely would have been to another final four, in my opinion anyway
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:24 PM   #105
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At 53, I don't think Sherri wants to be coaching at 60. I wonder if she didn't almost quit as a result of Jan's illness, and I suspect that she and Jan will make one last push. I wonder if Jan has been unable to help as much as normal during her illness?

I don't know how much we have "failed." We have been in the final discussions of about as many prospects as we were last year many times. The difference is that we got two highly-rated prospects this year. Well, we had two with Dungee and Mulkey. We barely missed out on several others who ended up being very good when we were in the final four or so. Luck?

As someone noted, Baylor only wins if they really have a lot of stars---or do they? Which Baylor team was best: the 2005 or 2012. The 2005 wasn't highly recruited. With great recruits, Baylor has been relatively unsuccessful other than winning the Big Twelve.

Sherri has been pretty good with less talent. Even with Courtney, we desperately needed an outside game. All of our talent wanted to play post or power forward.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:56 PM   #106
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i agree completely. SC does more with less 'talent' than Mulkey or any other Big 12 coach. I think if you bring all of those mcdonald's all american's UT got over the years to Oklahoma, you'd see them get further than UT has gotten. And I will say this, if Baylor doesn't become a final four team this year or next year with who they have down low, plus the outstanding newcomers, Mulkey will be a overrated coach in my book. Time will only tell. I'm seriously counting down for the season to start!
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:38 PM   #107
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I'm just hoping, despite the learning curve that we all know will occur, that our talent really comes through this year at a consistent, high level.

We all know that's a big part of what is needed. We can't have players going dead on the court for games the way we have over the last several seasons.
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:17 PM   #108
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I don't look for a great record. I see a lot of talented, but green players making good plays and bad plays as they learn. I'm not sure the post is covered well, offensively or defensively. I strongly suspect that we will be improved in the 2-5 positions, as well as having a useful bench.
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:31 PM   #109
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The post is clearly the most uncertain position.
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