Jim Calhoun's St. Joseph Blue Jays debut in the D3 Top 25

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After only a little more than a year and a half of the program Calhoun already has his team ranked at #22. After losing 2 of their first 3 games they've now won 18 in a row and are rolling over teams, including a 19 point win on the road over #21 (at the time) Albertus Magnus. The man can coach!

 
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Would Calhoun have a better record than Hurley with our current team? No way to know if course but I would guess yes. He would have pulled some players in a nanosecond that Hurley did not.
 
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Delshawn Jackson from Prince Tech is averaging 20 points a game. Gotta wonder if he'll be getting scholarship looks from some low-majors for next season.
 
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Would Calhoun have a better record than Hurley with our current team? No way to know if course but I would guess yes. He would have pulled some players in a nanosecond that Hurley did not.
No matter which way you look at it, it still comes down to kids making shots and this current team is horrible at that!
 
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Delshawn Jackson from Prince Tech is averaging 20 points a game. Gotta wonder if he'll be getting scholarship looks from some low-majors for next season.
he’s a good player and although this may not apply to him because of size and athleticism, I believe that is part of the plan for some of the more talented kids: play 2 and see if you get a scholarship after.
 
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Would Calhoun have a better record than Hurley with our current team? No way to know if course but I would guess yes. He would have pulled some players in a nanosecond that Hurley did not.
The classic 15 second Calhoun yank and shout, straight to the bench.
 
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If your idea of fun would be watching a 96-35 basketball game.
it probably wouldn’t be like that unless we are very very good. We usually beat average d2 schools in exhibitions by what, between 25 and 35 points in recent years? Most of the very good d3 teams are better than average d2 teams.
 
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Actually I'm glad Calhoun left us when he did. He did not belong in the AAC. I'd would be like Coach K coaching dook in the A10.

Plus where he is now is perfect for him, he can simply coach, which is his passion. As opposed to the nuances of a big staff, competing to land nationally ranked recruits, D1 NCAA pressures, stress of having to win to maintain his HOF reputation, etc.. Hell to get a D3 recruit he only needs to send a letter or make a call.

At St. Joesph's he could lose every freakin game and he still would remain one of the greatest (i.e. untarnished). I would also bet these kids listen and respond better than D1 players (NBA ambitions).

I'm just so happy for him, he looks relaxed and he's having fun. At his age it's pure amateur basketball.
 
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I doubt they would ever do it, but it would be fun to do a preseason game against them.
I think it would be cool. But they would have to pool the players and then let coaches flip a coin for first pick and then alternate. As I write this I’m thinking what an idea for first nite or whatever it’s called. Great experience for the St Joe’s kids.
 

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I doubt they would ever do it, but it would be fun to do a preseason game against them.
That would be somethin, for sure. I bet the place would be packed!
 
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JC looks much better than he did when he left UConn. I think the UConn job was killing him. He was constantly sick and wearing down. At St Joe's the pressure and pace of life are much more suited to his age and relative health. Speaking of the AAC. The travel demands alone would have taken a huge toll on JC.
 
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The guy is just giving back to players that play for the love of the game and would never have a chance to be coached by one of the game’s HOF coaches. He could have sat back on the beach and made coin pontificating on leadership at high priced backslapping events. Total respect.
 
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Would Calhoun have a better record than Hurley with our current team? No way to know if course but I would guess yes. He would have pulled some players in a nanosecond that Hurley did not.
Who's comparing?
Him. Not that I care. It is inevitable. However, I’m digging Hurley the last few weeks
 
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Actually I'm glad Calhoun left us when he did. He did not belong in the AAC. I'd would be like Coach K coaching dook in the A10.

Plus where he is now is perfect for him, he can simply coach, which is his passion. As opposed to the nuances of a big staff, competing to land nationally ranked recruits, D1 NCAA pressures, stress of having to win to maintain his HOF reputation, etc.. Hell to get a D3 recruit he only needs to send a letter or make a call.

At St. Joesph's he could lose every freakin game and he still would remain one of the greatest (i.e. untarnished). I would also bet these kids listen and respond better than D1 players (NBA ambitions).

I'm just so happy for him, he looks relaxed and he's having fun. At his age it's pure amateur basketball.
If Calhoun hadn't left, we might be in the ACC. There was a lot of belief that UConn could not sustain its program sans Calhoun. This was one of the reasons UConn was passed over; the other: Blumenthal.
 
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Why is this "amazing"? He's a hall of fame coach at the D3 level. If Coach K retired and went to ECSU and did the same thing, would that be amazing too?
 

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