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Old 03-14-2019, 12:25 PM   #1
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:58 PM   #2
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For those voting no: why do you want to retain a 67 year old coach who is not performing to expectations. What is the end game? Do you want Lon around into his 70s?
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:08 PM   #3
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I think Lon has earned one more year. This year was a pretty solid year with the roster he had. He has a nice group coming in next year, so I say give him one more chance.
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:42 PM   #4
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I've heard Joe C is pretty excited about next year. Maybe this isn't the question, but Lon is definitely going to be here next year. If they disappoint again, then I think it's a possibility.
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:43 PM   #5
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Also, if we make the tournament, didn't he outdo most of our expectations from the start of the year? I don't think many were confident we'd make it this season
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:45 PM   #6
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Also, if we make the tournament, didn't he outdo most of our expectations from the start of the year? I don't think many were confident we'd make it this season
Thatís all forgotten... lol
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:57 PM   #7
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Thatís all forgotten... lol
I've been going back to try to find some of the predictions from this board in the preseason. My favorites have been the talk about being under .500 in the non con because we scheduled way too hard
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:08 PM   #8
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I've been going back to try to find some of the predictions from this board in the preseason. My favorites have been the talk about being under .500 in the non con because we scheduled way too hard
Well we didn't know Florida, Northwestern, and some of the others would turn out to suck.
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:29 PM   #9
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I think Lon has earned one more year. This year was a pretty solid year with the roster he had. He has a nice group coming in next year, so I say give him one more chance.
That's a weird way to look at this...

He is responsible for the roster he had. This year, last year, the year before that. You make it sound like "well, he got dealt a bad hand and did a decent job"...

He made indefensible recruiting mistakes that put the program in this position.
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He deserves and gets another year. But this incoming class better be every bit as good as a few on here are saying. If we are barely above average again next year....then it's time to go a different direction. I've been pretty hard on him at times this year, but I'm rooting for him to get us back to being competitive against the top tier in our conference.

Lon is a great guy and ambassador, so if the higher ups do decide to make a change after next year, then I hope that they would give him a chance to go out on his terms.....and possibly reassign him within the Athletic Department if he would want to do that.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:28 PM   #11
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Well we didn't know Florida, Northwestern, and some of the others would turn out to suck.
Even so, that non con slate is what is going to get us in the dance
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:31 PM   #12
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I have just been scratching my head almost every game because of the substitution patterns. Why would you ever have Freeman and Reynolds playing long stretches in the second half of a close game? (I give him a pass on Calixte who can heat up and make some shots at least)
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:21 PM   #13
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That's a weird way to look at this...

He is responsible for the roster he had. This year, last year, the year before that. You make it sound like "well, he got dealt a bad hand and did a decent job"...

He made indefensible recruiting mistakes that put the program in this position.
Young,McGusty, & McNeace were supposed to be on this roster. Had to patch it with 2 guys who aren't nearly as talented, although at least they play hard.
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:51 PM   #14
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He deserves and gets another year. But this incoming class better be every bit as good as a few on here are saying. If we are barely above average again next year....then it's time to go a different direction. I've been pretty hard on him at times this year, but I'm rooting for him to get us back to being competitive against the top tier in our conference.

Lon is a great guy and ambassador, so if the higher ups do decide to make a change after next year, then I hope that they would give him a chance to go out on his terms.....and possibly reassign him within the Athletic Department if he would want to do that.
Why reassign him...he doesn't need a fricking job...he's made more money coaching in 5 yrs at OU than most of us will in our lifetime...why waste the $.
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:53 PM   #15
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I have just been scratching my head almost every game because of the substitution patterns. Why would you ever have Freeman and Reynolds playing long stretches in the second half of a close game? (I give him a pass on Calixte who can heat up and make some shots at least)
Yeah...or taking out 3 starters...sub maybe 1 or 2...i would have always had at least 3 starters out there...
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:58 PM   #16
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Why Joe C. Is happy is because Kruger isn’t going to get OU caught up in these recruiting scandals and because he is a wonderful human and a solid coach. But, he obviously isn’t the long term solution because he is 67, so should OU give Kruger 3 or 4 years and then let him retire or cut bait now and get a new coach. I think Kruger will get at least 2 more years.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:00 PM   #17
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I have just been scratching my head almost every game because of the substitution patterns. Why would you ever have Freeman and Reynolds playing long stretches in the second half of a close game? (I give him a pass on Calixte who can heat up and make some shots at least)
I agree. And Calixte is a ball hog and it is gotten worse as his minutes have waned. Instead of learning to play within the system, he tries to get his as quickly as he can. He has to play because Bieniemy needs a breather.
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Why reassign him...he doesn't need a fricking job...he's made more money coaching in 5 yrs at OU than most of us will in our lifetime...why waste the $.
I think he is a good ambassador like I mentioned. And to still have him associated with the program could be a positive. And more importantly, I was being polite.
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How will the other posters feel if OU DOESN'T make the NCAAs about retaining Lon?
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:16 PM   #20
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Young,McGusty, & McNeace were supposed to be on this roster. Had to patch it with 2 guys who aren't nearly as talented, although at least they play hard.
Everyone had transfers and early pros.. hell luck at the big injuries this year... yet they can win.. we can't...
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How will the other posters feel if OU DOESN'T make the NCAAs about retaining Lon?
Well it's like asking how I'll feel if I see the tooth fairy. Very surprised. But if it happens, I sure won't ignore the fact that I was wrong. And I'll acknowledge that it increases the pressure to get something done next season
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Well we didn't know Florida, Northwestern, and some of the others would turn out to suck.
Florida is a tournament team.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:20 PM   #23
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Wow! 23? What a joke!

Do some of you not remember how many seasons OU had under Kelvin where we finished like 17-12 and barely got in the tournament with a 10 or 13 seed?!

I guess since Tech also lost to WV, they should maybe fire Beard too??

SonLon takes us to the final four d then has a below expectations year...but then has 2 straight seasons where we win about 20 games, still get in the tournament...yet you still want to fire him?? Even when he just signed a top 20 recruiting class!?

Would you guys rather have the weasel at LSU? A guy who obviously cheats...yet still thinks he should be able to coach.

No thanks.
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Wow! 23? What a joke!

Do some of you not remember how many seasons OU had under Kelvin where we finished like 17-12 and barely got in the tournament with a 10 or 13 seed?!

I guess since Tech also lost to WV, they should maybe fire Beard too??

SonLon takes us to the final four d then has a below expectations year...but then has 2 straight seasons where we win about 20 games, still get in the tournament...yet you still want to fire him?? Even when he just signed a top 20 recruiting class!?

Would you guys rather have the weasel at LSU? A guy who obviously cheats...yet still thinks he should be able to coach.

No thanks.
Sampsonís last two years OU was 25-8 (3 seed) losing in the 2nd round to the 6 seed and followed that up going 20-9 (6 seed) (lost in the first round to the 11 seed). If Kruger did that, people would want him run out of town for under achieving in the tournament and yet a lot of guys on here are clamoring for Sampson to return.

Not to mention that a lot of folks have complained about the recruiting since the FF run for Kruger and how the program hasnít ďtaken offĒ....Following two highly successful years after OU went 31-5 and 27-7 under Sampson they went 20-11 and didnít make the tournament.

Funny how we forget some of those things and that having that type of success isnít always a yearly thing for every program.

IF he wants to come back next year, I find it hard to believe that Kruger wonít be allowed too given the recruiting class he has coming in. As most know/remember, when Sampson left, the highly touted class he had coming in all but fell a part leaving Capel to start over from scratch. If Kruger left now, I would imagine a very similar situation depending on who was brought in as head coach.
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Everyone had transfers and early pros.. hell luck at the big injuries this year... yet they can win.. we can't...
Yes OU did. You realize they are making the tournament? I wouldn't be defending another 20 loss season. The way a lot of people are acting it's as if we won't even be in the NIT.
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