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Username Post: Fire ND!        (Topic#23900)
Bison137 
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Bison137
Reg: 01-23-06
02-03-20 09:08 PM - Post#298508    
    In response to raybucknell12

I am afraid it is the new normal. Get used to it.




 
raybucknell12 
Freshman
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Reg: 02-19-12
02-03-20 09:10 PM - Post#298509    
    In response to Bison137

That’s what I’m afraid of.

 
raybucknell12 
Freshman
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Reg: 02-19-12
02-03-20 10:09 PM - Post#298513    
    In response to raybucknell12

Can someone explain that end of game sequence? We moved the ball up, what, two feet, sacrificing out last timeout. A timeout we could have used when Jimmy was struggling to get the ball inbounds. What a frustrating way to lose.

 
nh2032 
Freshman
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Reg: 02-28-06
Fire ND!
02-03-20 10:31 PM - Post#298515    
    In response to raybucknell12

You mean the same sequence that started with us 94 ft from the basket with 3.6s and ended with one of our best 3 pointer shooters having a chance to tie the game? Just because the kid fumbled a catch he makes 9 times out of 10 doesn't negate the fact the coaching staff put him in a position to be successful.

As strange as the TO may have seemed you take that trade every time.

Coaches coach, players play. Both need to be better than they were tonight. But the last sequence ended up as good as you reasonably could ask for given the situation.

Edited by nh2032 on 02-03-20 10:33 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
MrPhillie 
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02-03-20 10:41 PM - Post#298516    
    In response to nh2032

Seemed to settle for a lot of 3’s down the stretch. Although Meeks had a few great chances in close but couldn’t hit. Bison got hot for a stretch but played more lousy basketball than they played well. Lafayette was trying to help us but shooting 1-15 to end the game will result in a loss every time.

 
HuskyColonial 
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Reg: 02-17-12
02-03-20 10:42 PM - Post#298517    
    In response to raybucknell12

It’s really bad. Worst I’ve ever seen even in the one right win DP season. This team has far more talent than one and they look totally discombobulated. What do they even do in practice? The same crap that doesn’t work in the game?

 
The Psycho of Sojka 
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Reg: 11-15-15
02-03-20 10:45 PM - Post#298518    
    In response to raybucknell12

I agree. That last timeout on the floor made no sense. I understand that two feet may make a difference in some circumstances but, where the ball was located I don’t believe it made a difference. If you are directly under the hoop I would 100% agree with that call. I will still stick to the reason why this thread was created. “ND is a bad coach and needs to go”.

 
Bucknellbisonfan21 
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Loc: Bloomsburg
Reg: 11-12-15
02-03-20 11:09 PM - Post#298519    
    In response to The Psycho of Sojka

I thought the play call was decent if it was designed to get Meeks that 3. Normally when bucknell has chances to draw up out of bounds plays and end of half plays they seem to get a terrible look so that was nice to see. Just curious why Moore was on the floor for that last play if he wasn’t going to be the inbounder. Maybe to set a screen? I would’ve just rather seen another shooter out there.

 
nh2032 
Freshman
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Reg: 02-28-06
02-04-20 07:37 AM - Post#298523    
    In response to Bucknellbisonfan21

Setting the key screen is exactly what Bruce did with Avi and Funk drawing attention away from the wing. Especially in the circumstance where any more straightforward play design just ends up with Lafayette giving their last foul. From a position that's sub 3% win probability Meeks ended up in a spot that is significantly more favorable than that. Take issue with any number of things from the first 39m 54s of the game, but I don't get nitpicking the last sequence.

 
The Psycho of Sojka 
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Reg: 11-15-15
02-04-20 03:04 PM - Post#298540    
    In response to MrPhillie

I wanted to bring this up as well in-regards to being in attendance last night. I'm going to take a stab on the time left in the game because I don't remember the exact time. Around the 3 min mark Newman checked in for Bruce when he picked up his 4th foul and when Bucknell had possession of the ball Newman had a wide open dunk while standing in the paint with the ball at the top of the arc. They did not look at him once and it led to I think a turnover. As soon as the turnover hit his head dropped and he was pulled. Now with that said fast forward to the end of the game. Win or lose Bucknell usually goes to center court for a team effort talk I guess you could call it. Newman was no where close to that and when the team put their hands in to break he was already headed to the locker room. I don't know if you could see this on TV but, in attendance you could see it.

 
Old Bison 
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02-04-20 06:46 PM - Post#298561    
    In response to The Psycho of Sojka

I was resisting to even putting my pseudonym to this topic and would ask that the administrator remove the thread from the Board. That does not mean I'm happy with the state of affairs nor agree with all of the decisions being made or even the execution of same. However, if I understand how Bucknell's coaching contracts work in the norm then assuming ND;s contract was renewed on a revolving 5 year basis last year he would still have 4 years left contractually at seasons end. Assuming he is paid circa 200K annually before "other" income, the University would likely be eating 800K in consequence. Anybody proposing this as a realistic course of action needs to take a VERY LARGE chill pill.

 
The Psycho of Sojka 
Freshman
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Reg: 11-15-15
02-04-20 07:35 PM - Post#298565    
    In response to Old Bison

Someone can’t take the truth because the truth hurts! Do some research on ND in the past and look at records because clearly it’s the same trend. Look at his teams with all his recruits vs his team with the last coach’s recruits and compare numbers.

 
Old Bison 
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02-04-20 07:40 PM - Post#298567    
    In response to The Psycho of Sojka

Your pseudonym is spot on. I just explained the business decision, Grow up

 
The Psycho of Sojka 
Freshman
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Reg: 11-15-15
02-04-20 07:47 PM - Post#298568    
    In response to Old Bison

First, I don’t take personal shots at people on the board. I think your “grow up” comment is childish.
Lastly, I guess I could say it was a terrible business decision in the end.

 
HuskyColonial 
PhD Student
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Age: 46
Reg: 02-17-12
02-04-20 10:25 PM - Post#298570    
    In response to The Psycho of Sojka

My favorite line is asking the administrator to remove the thread! Seriously?

 
Old Bison 
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02-04-20 10:48 PM - Post#298571    
    In response to HuskyColonial

If the guy that runs the Board has any class at all that’s what he should do. Nite Nite

 
Bison89 
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Reg: 11-14-07
02-04-20 11:26 PM - Post#298576    
    In response to Old Bison

Sorry, Old Bison, but I could not disagree more. IMO, this is the type of topic that fans should discuss.
New season, new team, new dream . . .


 
HuskyColonial 
PhD Student
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Age: 46
Reg: 02-17-12
02-05-20 11:40 AM - Post#298596    
    In response to Bison89

No kidding. Old Bison now has purity of content tests for fan boards. Hilarious!


 
scorekeeper 
Freshman
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Reg: 01-11-12
02-05-20 11:47 AM - Post#298597    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Bunch of grumpy old men lol!

 
Bison54 
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Reg: 11-18-09
02-05-20 02:16 PM - Post#298616    
    In response to scorekeeper

Maybe should use a "?" instead of "!"

A subject worthy of debate, but as a question rather than a demand.

I give him credit for taking responsibility .. and for allowing others to get credit for the good.

After a loss, he takes the interview. After a win, an assistant and a couple of players take the interviews. I am getting tired of his interviews; but he does take the mic and the "heat" as it were from Birdsong.


 
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