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Old 02-28-2020, 04:48 PM   #76
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Default Re: Adjustments...what can Lon do?

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Half the teams in the country (give or take) make bowl games. Less than 25%of teams make the NCAA tourney.
My comment was more tongue-in-cheek. Lon has been very good over his career, but the last several years have been Gibbs-esque.
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Old 02-28-2020, 05:35 PM   #77
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He had accomplishments and good seasons... but when the program started to decline they got rid of the coach.
Phillips followed Bill Self and Buzz Peterson, who went a combined 100-37. In other words, he took over a (relatively) thriving program. For two seasons, he succeeded with players brought in by the previous two coaches. The next two seasons (he left during the second one, but I think we can safely postulate that he wouldn’t have done better than Pooh Richardson did with the team), TU went a combined 18-42 (.300).

Nothing about that scenario remotely compares with Kruger at OU.

Kruger took over a dumpster fire, improved a bit on the team’s performance his first season and notched 20 or more wins five out of the next seven seasons, going to the NCAA tourney in six of those seasons with just one sub-.500 campaign over that span. It’s not guaranteed, but OU is in position to once again reach 20 (or more) wins and make it to the tourney. OU is currently tied for fourth in one of the toughest conferences in the country, higher than we were projected.
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Old 02-28-2020, 10:53 PM   #78
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Phillips followed Bill Self and Buzz Peterson, who went a combined 100-37. In other words, he took over a (relatively) thriving program. For two seasons, he succeeded with players brought in by the previous two coaches. The next two seasons (he left during the second one, but I think we can safely postulate that he wouldnít have done better than Pooh Richardson did with the team), TU went a combined 18-42 (.300).

Nothing about that scenario remotely compares with Kruger at OU.

Kruger took over a dumpster fire, improved a bit on the teamís performance his first season and notched 20 or more wins five out of the next seven seasons, going to the NCAA tourney in six of those seasons with just one sub-.500 campaign over that span. Itís not guaranteed, but OU is in position to once again reach 20 (or more) wins and make it to the tourney. OU is currently tied for fourth in one of the toughest conferences in the country, higher than we were projected.
Donít let the facts of where our program ACTUALLY is and itís success distort the narrative. Lol.

You also forgot to mention we still have around 8500 tickets sold each game. That goes against the narrative that people have stopped caring. Yeah I know itís not butts in the seats and itís a problem they donít show up, yet they still support the program.

LK runs a clean program without embarrassment, has won 20 like 5 of 7 and made the tourney last 6 of 7. We could very possibly finish 3rd in the league behind the #1 and #2 team in the country.

Bottom line is yes, we need to improve. BTW, if we simply played better on the road, our record and standing would be fine. We need to recruit more consistently and donít waste schollies. Weíve got to figure out a way to get more students and fans in the games. And yes, we need to start thinking of life after Lon and plan for when that begins. But, for now, things arenít as dire as people project.
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Old 02-29-2020, 10:19 AM   #79
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Exactly, and there's really only one recourse to solve that problem...
Revoke Reaves' scholarship?
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