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Jim Calhoun to retire from coaching

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Jens1893, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Expected to be announced tonight.
     
  2. Bone Buff

    Bone Buff Well-Known Member

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    Ughh... They probably won't start a coaching search now, but I expect they'll make a phone call to CU to want to talk to Tad.
     
  3. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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  4. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    tante Club Member Club Member

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    here is a fun game called would you rather.

    Would you rather win the PAC:12 tourney again and only one game in the NCAA tourney

    OR

    Would you rather lose the PAC:12 tourney, but make the big dance and go to the sweet sixteen
     
  6. btbuff

    btbuff It's an inside joke Club Member

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    I think the second. But I think I am going to go to the PAC-12 tourney IN VEGAS this year so maybe the first. It is close for me.
     
  7. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Tourney run gets you more national attention, winning the PAC 12 again and beating Arizona, Cal or UCLA probably helps recruiting on the West Coast more. It's close for me.
     
  8. JPinCO

    JPinCO VP of Quantified Self Club Member

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    Sweet Sixteen all the way. If CU wins or loses in the conference tourney, it doesn't make as big an impact in the greater world of NCAA bball as does a S16 appearance. The media and coaches start calling those teams "Cinderellas" and "Giant Killers" because you probably had to run a gauntlet of high profile teams to get there (especially if you lost your conference tourney).
     
  9. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I would rather win the PAC 12 tourney again. Only one team in the country does that.
     
  10. Hank

    Hank Well-Known Member

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    Good. I don't like Calhoun. Glad I don't have to hear him speak anymore.
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Exceptional career.

    Kind of a dick.

    Won't miss him.
     
  12. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Honestly doubt it. Bet they focus in the East.
     
  13. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Shaka.
     
  14. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    his buyout isn't big and he can easily double his salary this was from March of this year

    http://content.usatoday.com/communi...down-shaka-smarts-vcu-contract/1#.UFHeXI1lRNg
     
  15. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    We´re talking about 2013 here as we assume Ollie is just a stop-gap, right?
     
  16. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    They have a post-season ban this year, so they will do a real coaching search next year. They don't have anything to play for this year.
     
  17. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Kinda sad for Ollie, he's in a no-win situation.
     
  18. torerobuff

    torerobuff Dancing is forbidden Club Member

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    From my friend who worked at a college in athletics in the Big East... The Biggest Dick in all of college basketball. Probably a cheater. He did win, but he only gets positive spin because UConn is in tight with ESPN. Just a horrible horrible person.
     
  19. CVilleBuff

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    Possibility, but his loyalty to VCU can't be underestimated.
     
  20. whatthebuff

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    Yes when I think of coaches in the hall of fame of slime balls, it's him, petino, calipari, and gillispie.
     
  21. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    fify
     
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    Speaking of Pitino... he is a New Yorker, hmmm would he dare bolt another Kentucky school and head to Uconn?
     
  23. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Am I the only one that thinks UConn is going to have a hard time getting a decent coach? They're in sanction hell, they're in a brutal conference and Storrs isn't exactly the easiest place to recruit kids to come to. With Calhoun gone, I'm curious to see if they head towards the middle of the pack now.
     
  24. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    It could be a rocky transition, but there is a lot of support up there for UConn hoops.
     
  25. CarolinaBuff

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    I would at all be surprised to see that happen especially now with the current state of the Big East.
     
  26. CVilleBuff

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    The safe money is on UConn falling back into the middle of the pack.
     
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    Why is Kentucky so good? How about Syracuse? Is it their proximity to recruits?
     
  28. BuffNut99

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    Probably a cheater? :lol: He once said, "Yes, we broke the rule, but we didn't cheat."
     
  29. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    You can somewhat argue location for Syracuse (close enough to NYC), but I'm not sure I put UConn in the same historical grouping with Syracuse or Kentucky.

    And honestly, when Boeheim steps down, depending on the hire, Syracuse could drop too.
     
  30. CVilleBuff

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    Agree that Syracuse isn't immune from falling into the middle of the pack if they aren't careful with Boeheim's replacement. ****, they might even get a good replacement and be middle of the pack in the ACC. It is going to be a bloodbath.
     

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