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Old 05-06-2019, 08:47 AM   #1
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Spring signing period is ending on May 15th.
And there are zero signs any additional talent is being signed.

Scary for a team that went 8-22.

Maybe the transfer market has some help.
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:32 AM   #2
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Iím not optimistic. Letís put it that way. If she fails to find a suitable big or point guard, then as far as I am concerned itís another big hammer blow on the last nail in her coaching coffin.


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Old 05-06-2019, 10:05 AM   #3
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Oklahoma State got some big commits this weekend, maybe we will have some announcements this week as well!
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:05 AM   #4
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How many roster spots are truly available, right now?
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:30 AM   #5
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Sherri has never recruited to her scholly limit. There is always room for more.

Jessi Murcer showed plenty of point guard ability after she became a starter and I have not given up on Tatum. Still too many turnovers but I think that will improve if we do a better job with turnovers overall. We desperately need bigs and we have so many tweeners it will be hard to get them into the lineup.

I think we are overcritical of our talent because of the bad season. Taylor impressed people outside OU enough to get a tryout with a national team.
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:32 AM   #6
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Sherri has never recruited to her scholly limit. There is always room for more.

Jessi Murcer showed plenty of point guard ability after she became a starter and I have not given up on Tatum. Still too many turnovers but I think that will improve if we do a better job with turnovers overall. We desperately need bigs and we have so many tweeners it will be hard to get them into the lineup.

I think we are overcritical of our talent because of the bad season. Taylor impressed people outside OU enough to get a tryout with a national team. Yet many already have her on the bench in the future.
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Old 05-06-2019, 12:33 PM   #7
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Sherri has never recruited to her scholly limit. There is always room for more.

Jessi Murcer showed plenty of point guard ability after she became a starter and I have not given up on Tatum. Still too many turnovers but I think that will improve if we do a better job with turnovers overall. We desperately need bigs and we have so many tweeners it will be hard to get them into the lineup.

I think we are overcritical of our talent because of the bad season. Taylor impressed people outside OU enough to get a tryout with a national team.
I agree. We have young talent out front
OU failed as coaches by not having a competent center with size. Going another year without recruiting somebody big and talented enough to give some balance to our team would be enough for me to be happy with a coaching change BEFORE next season.
Hard for me to believe I said that.
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Old 05-06-2019, 01:56 PM   #8
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According to Raoul, transfers should pick up when school is out.
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:18 PM   #9
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When is school out? I'm really hoping we pick up 2 capable centers, plus a capable point. This will take some pressure off of Murcer, which I have not given up on either. Tatum V. is another story, unfortunately. Same with Willisten...I'm sorry if that seems too critical.

I did see glimpses of talent in Murcer, Robertson and Lampkin. And I know Williams has skill.
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:30 PM   #10
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Doesn't seem to be any urgency from within the program.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:19 PM   #11
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Doesn't seem to be any urgency from within the program.
Seems to have been true for the last few years.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:20 PM   #12
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Doesn't seem to be any urgency from within the program.
There fund raisers, dinners to go to. Young ladies will line up for a chance to play for the Coales
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🤣🤭The sense of irony is strong with this one Obi Wan!


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Old 05-10-2019, 09:39 AM   #14
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While program after program announces new signees and transfers to bolster and improve their rosters, our Hall of Fame Coach and her new vanguard of improved assistants sit on their fat asses and do ó NOTHING! NOTHING!!!

Canít wait until next season is over and we can fire Sherri Coale, her dip-sh** son and get a new set of coaches in here that want to get busy, work hard, sign great players and return OUWBB to glory.

Iíve had it with S.C.


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While program after program announces new signees and transfers to bolster and improve their rosters, our Hall of Fame Coach and her new vanguard of improved assistants sit on their fat asses and do — NOTHING! NOTHING!!!

Can’t wait until next season is over and we can fire Sherri Coale, her dip-sh** son and get a new set of coaches in here that want to get busy, work hard, sign great players and return OUWBB to glory.

I’ve had it with S.C.


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Well JMHO but you are going to have to deal with Sherri for at least another year and most likely 2-3 more years. Joe C. is going to give her adequate time to get the program on solid ground. Like it or not that is not a 1 year journey!
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I know, but now Iím almost at the point that I wish something would happen that leaves Joe C. no choice but to act. I have no idea what that could be. Of course, I donít want anyone hurt, breaking any laws etc.




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I can think of nothing that would necessitate that action by Joe C.
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:16 PM   #19
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While I think Sherri has earned the right to get the program back on course I also think that 3 years from now the program will still be in the doldrums of being a middle of the conference basketball team and not a championship contender in any way. If I am right we will be further removed from our day as a quality basketball program and recruiting to Norman will be even more difficult for her successor.

I have just got to hope I am totally wrong on everything from Sherri to the talent level and recruiting.
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While program after program announces new signees and transfers to bolster and improve their rosters, our Hall of Fame Coach and her new vanguard of improved assistants sit on their fat asses and do ó NOTHING! NOTHING!!!

Canít wait until next season is over and we can fire Sherri Coale, her dip-sh** son and get a new set of coaches in here that want to get busy, work hard, sign great players and return OUWBB to glory.

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Talking about Sherri is one thing but the new assistants or Colton is another. This is all on Sherri. We have no idea What she is allowing the new coaches or Colton to do Nor what, if they are allowed to do something, they are facing at this time of the season and with how the program has done for more than one year. Just because they played one game in an Ncaa tournament does not mean a lot. Especially, if you follow the team and the players make no progress. Since I have been following, 2001-2002 season, do many players played the same year after year. The ones that seemed to improve seemed to be part of a group who really wanted to get better and thought they would play in the Wnba. These players played together for 2 to 4 years. I think they get stuck in a rut playing for Sherri. I do believe they should have fired her this year. Not fair for the 2 assistants to take the fall. Not saying they were god or bad but maybe they would have grown coaching somewhere else.
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The class act would have been for SC to "step down" this year and move to a position within athletic fund development and/or academic support to allow a new head coach to begin a "revival" plan. Actually, she should have done it last season such as JConradt did at texas. So why is she still there as the HC rather than stepping down? Surely it's not because of arrogance, greed...raking in all the bucks while she can for herself, her son and friend/college teammate JRoss... or false self-confidence and the unwillingness to accept she does not have leadership/coaching ability to compete effectively in the Big 12 and absolutely zero positive recruiting ability. Surely she would not want to take the risk of running the program further in the grown (if that's possible); last place two years in a row. Or is she? The clock is ticking. Time will surely tell and it's not looking good right now.
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S C may get another three years.....she doesn't deserve it IMHO.

When two of your best players transfer out......not sure of their reasons....it's time to look at the coach. Coach just set her program back a couple of years...and not finding a center is just wack.

How much better would pellington have been this year if she had a legitimate center to bail her out when she got down in the paint. Blaming the point guard for her problems this year ......??? She was freshmen of the year with vivi....this year she can't get on the floor???

S C should get this year to right the ship.....if there isn't positive results with the new assistants and the team, she needs to go!
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S C may get another three years.....she doesn't deserve it IMHO.

When two of your best players transfer out......not sure of their reasons....it's time to look at the coach. Coach just set her program back a couple of years...and not finding a center is just wack.

How much better would pellington have been this year if she had a legitimate center to bail her out when she got down in the paint. Blaming the point guard for her problems this year ......??? She was freshmen of the year with vivi....this year she can't get on the floor???

S C should get this year to right the ship.....if there isn't positive results with the new assistants and the team, she needs to go!
I have a different perspective based on years of watching her allow the team to slowly dip from conference winning and FF appearing teams to where they are today; bottom of the conference/NCAA barrel. IMHO...she should have been halted years ago. No one person/coach/player/AD should be bigger than the team as a whole. Worse case scenario...last year should have been the year she made coaching changes BEFORE adding sonny boy to the payroll at a whopping $85K after marrying one of the former players. And as you've stated, there is something VERY wrong when your best recruits pack up to go. But we should have gotten a clue how bad it must be when your former high school player and assistant coach (SHansmeyer) packs up to leave.
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:03 AM   #24
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I don't know how much can be made of player transfers. Transfers are in vogue in all college sports. With the new transfer portal it is going to become more common.

What triggers those transfers could be a myriad of reasons. No question it could be correct to point the finger at Sherri for the transfer of Dungee and Mulkey. Likewise Dungee and Mulkey could be the primary reason they are gone. Might even be another two or three other factors that was the primary driver.

It is wrong for us as fans to jump to conclusions without having all the facts. And for certain none of us do. Speculation and rumors serves no valuable purpose.
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Old 05-11-2019, 11:58 AM   #25
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Every team has discipline problems. Most coaches are able to work through them without creating a separation from a team. When you lose three potentially very productive players then something is not working.

My bigger concern is that having lost our only legitimate big, nothing was done to replace her. Sheri seems to love hard working team players. We all do but expecting to win with a 6-1 center with marginal Div I skills is not a way to succeed. I respect Simpson a lot but she is not the answer inside. Off the bench OK, but not a starter.

I also think our problem is more the system than the players. The last three recruiting classes have been pretty good but not enough inside talent. we have consistently had too many turnovers, and bad turnovers. Our best shooters are rarely open and we seem to do nothing to get them open. we are spotty on rebounding even when we had size and we give up way too many wide open threes and easy baskets. This has been a problem even in our good years. At times we have offset these problems with strong inside play from the likes of Courtney, KayKay and ViVi.
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