Calhoun's swagger is at an all-time high. | The Boneyard

Calhoun's swagger is at an all-time high.

Status
Not open for further replies.

MTHusky

UCONN Grad class of 1970, living in Brookings OR
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
663
Reaction Score
743
"I'd face any challenge. Anywhere," Calhoun said. "Line 'em up and let's play them. I'd be excited by it."

Love this quote from JC!!
 
Joined
Aug 27, 2011
Messages
2,277
Reaction Score
5,630
"I'd face any challenge. Anywhere," Calhoun said. "Line 'em up and let's play them. I'd be excited by it."@mthusky--I agree great quote
 

IMind

Wildly Inaccurate
Joined
Aug 29, 2011
Messages
1,873
Reaction Score
1,333
Hehehehe.. any idea anyone had that a move to the ACC might shorten his career is now completely gone.
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
687
Reaction Score
222
Love it. Not sure how this is going to play out, but I love seeing JC energized and ready to take on the world, as usual.
 
Joined
Sep 19, 2011
Messages
1,346
Reaction Score
1,488
The thought of going one on one with Coach K and Crying Roy could keep JC in the fold well beyond his current contact :D
 

fleudslipcon

We are UConn!! 4>>>1
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
15,047
Reaction Score
17,324
The only quibble with the article is that JC would have stated the same thing a year ago. He never has backed down from a challenge.

And for the record JC has always placed UConn above everything else. He left over 2.75 million in 2001 to stay at UConn. He was forward thinking and supported and promoted UConn's change to Division 1A.
 

intlzncster

i fart in your general direction
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
29,131
Reaction Score
36,205
The thought of going one on one with Coach K and Crying Roy could keep JC in the fold well beyond his current contact :D

As I said on another thread, JC will steward the ship through troubled waters until there is clear sailing ahead. Then hand it over to the new HC (Ollie)

He cares more about the legacy of this program than anything else. He won't ride off into the sunset with uncertainty in our future.
 

intlzncster

i fart in your general direction
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
29,131
Reaction Score
36,205
I like this because it doesn't make it sound like UConn is begging (although, frankly, they should be)

Can you imagine how untenable our position would have been were this to have happened immediately post 2010? We might have been sunk. Now at least we are still holding on.
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
687
Reaction Score
222
Can you imagine how untenable would our position to have been were this to have happened immediately post 2010? We might have been sunk. Now at least we are still holding on.

Good point. A BCS bowl appearance and a men's national title definitely help UConn in this situation.
 

intlzncster

i fart in your general direction
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
29,131
Reaction Score
36,205
Good point. A BCS bowl appearance and a men's national title definitely help UConn in this situation.

Except for my use of the English language....

Fixed, but also preserved for posterity in you post.
 
Joined
Aug 28, 2011
Messages
4,072
Reaction Score
2,950
Hehehehe.. any idea anyone had that a move to the ACC might shorten his career is now completely gone.
Calhoun is simply playing politics. He is 1 of the "Big Three" @ UConn and has strategically come forward with a statement promoting UConn in its attempts to move on to the ACC. He won't be around to coach in the ACC when it comes to fruition. Dana O'Neils article @ ESPN was on point regarding the realignment issues.
 

intlzncster

i fart in your general direction
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
29,131
Reaction Score
36,205
Calhoun is simply playing politics. He is 1 of the "Big Three" @ UConn and has strategically come forward with a statement promoting UConn in its attempts to move on to the ACC. He won't be around to coach in the ACC when it comes to fruition. Dana O'Neils article @ ESPN was on point regarding the realignment issues.

But this counteracts everything JC has ever said and done regarding his program. There is no way he leaves the future of his program up to fate. Not in his DNA.

All JC needs is a fight. Show him a fight and the churlish old Irishman is coming out of his corner swinging.
 
Joined
Aug 27, 2011
Messages
3,205
Reaction Score
3,037
JC will continue to coach as long as he is healthy and having fun. If we add a few more high quality parts next year to replace whomever we lose to the NBA next year I can not see JC walking away from a team that could make the FF.
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
446
Reaction Score
364
Yeah just popped out...and I thought I lost that grey matter in the sixties. Whew knew;)
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
1,570
Reaction Score
571
I wonder if Ralph Willard read this quote?
Oh dear I don't want to play Wholley Kross!!! God froggy, do you ever live in the past!!!
2 Questions froggy, First how many championships has Calhoun won??? I'll give you a hint, it's more than two......
Second, with all these changes in the conference realignment, where does UMass stand?
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
653
Reaction Score
141
Is there anyone more dumb than Crunchy Toad? Why would a team of UConn's caliber ever want to play teams of the caliber of Holy Cross or UMess? There is nothing to be gained. And if they lose, there is something which is lost. You see, it only makes sense to risk losing to teams that are of a high caliber and from whom the loss can bring something of value like learning something about how your team does against the best. Losing to teams that play trick defenses or pull out some sort of bizarre offensive scheme to win one big game doesn't teach you much about your team. Calhoun schedules cupcakes that are used as glorified practice teams and he schedules great teams that are used to test him team. It makes no sense to deviate from that. Tough if the whiners in MA don't like it.
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
2,584
Reaction Score
4,352
"I'd face any challenge. Anywhere," Calhoun said. "Line 'em up and let's play them. I'd be excited by it."@mthusky--I agree great quote

This whole article gave me the impression that Calhoun is very confident about being in the ACC in short measure. Assuming that he is in "the know", you gotta love this.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Online statistics

Members online
416
Guests online
1,189
Total visitors
1,605

Forum statistics

Threads
169,380
Messages
4,173,387
Members
9,065
Latest member
CrissCross


Top Bottom