- Aug 26, 2011
I can see that it isn't ALWAYS the reason but it should be a BIG PART OF THE REASON MOST OF THE TIME (or why pay the millions to the coach and why would a kid want to come here). What are the chance a very good coach would after one year and 13 games put out a team with these kids and have them play like they did? For each player give me the glad Hurley and the other coaches got him to do/improve/stopdoing xxxxxxx.Rankings only mean something if you play up to them. It doesn't guarantee anything. This board is far too rankings obsessed. Outside of our freshman, who are freshman after all, Gilbert was ranked high but was derailed by injuries. Who else is ranked high? Sid? Good athlete but skinny and lacks skill. He was overranked, most likely cuz his athletic ability carried the day in high school but doesn't alone in college. Perhaps there is a work ethic issue thats been alluded to at times. Everyone else is 125+ and the futher away from the top you get, the more hit or miss a prospect gets in general. Players are one dimensional, lacking an important skill, lacking something physically, athletically, etc...Some guys develop, some guys don't and coaching isn't always the reason why.
Let's get back on this after the Tulane game, 1st year coach with a rag tag team playing on our turf! Let's see what our coach can get these "one dimensional, lacking an important skill, lacking something physically, athletically, etc." UConn kids to do, I'm hoping for the best but seems like mostly out of the coaches hands as the players are what they are.