I think there are few fanbases that understand this better than ours.If UConn was my team I’d celebrate JC as an all time great that won national titles and brought the Huskies to the top of college basketball.
I’d celebrate KO as a great player and a coach that won a national title, and I’d be disappointed that his term didn’t end well.
I’d be enthusiastic that DH is rebuilding the program, that the team is back in the Big East and is getting more competitive each year with higher level talent, and I’d be hopeful for the future. It won’t happen over night.
Be true to your school. It can’t always be championships. The struggle and the journey is part of the experience.
I wasn't taking a shot, fair or cheap. I was setting a baseline for what Hurley inherited and what he's done since.That’s really a cheap shot or an apples to oranges comparison
2018 had 10 new players many just emergency replacements. Blame KO for that if you want. Then lost Gilbert. They were 5-0 when he was healthy. Even with the scrubs they had just beaten SMU when the NCAA probe leaked dooming that season.
We never know what KO would have done with that team but if he didn’t win 20 The BY would have hammered him.
That team of misfits also played the best schedule we played since 2011-12
2018-19 The whole team returned (minus Larrier.) including Gilbert being healty most of the year. Plus 3 Hurley recruits one a decent PG guard.
Two actually. I know this because, besides my own personal entertainment, it was my go-to argument to maintain FBS football during the middle rounds of conference realignment. Then Villanova had to go and rain on my parade.Fun fact: How many schools outside the P6 conferences have won a national championship in the last 30 years? (I will give you a hint, it is one school.)
Two actually. I know this because, besides my own personal entertainment, it was my go-to argument to maintain FBS football during the middle rounds of conference realignment. Then Villanova had to go and rain on my parade.
UConn did not start transitioning to Div. 1A football until 2000 and did not join the Big East until 2004.
I think there are few fanbases that understand this better than ours.
Those of us whose interest in the team predates Calhoun appreciate fully well the struggle and journey. In all honesty, as sad as it may sound in the scheme of things, there are few things that have brought me more pleasure in life than UConn basketball, precisely because our story is so freaking great.
Unfortunately, that type of success can lead to expectations that make it difficult for some to enjoy the journey when it doesn't lead to the post-season, for repeated seasons.
But even when you do still appreciate the journey, championships are always the goal.
Yep. People don't realize how far in the hopper this program was. Also don't realize that some unfortunate things happen along the way that slow down progress. It's like tantrum central around here everytime we lose.This thread is a disaster, should've been locked up a while ago.
This is baloney. Nothing wrong with having realistic expectations. And JC wasn't JC from the get go. I think Hurley's had a better 1st three years.I think this thread is an example of how low expectations are for the UConn fanbase when multiple posters are equating the fact that Hurley has a few highly ranked recruiting classes with Calhoun winning 3 national championships.
I'll speak for myself in defense of patience, which it appears you're defining as low expectations. I expect UConn to return to a perennial tournament team with a few hiccups here and there. That's what we were under Calhoun and I have reasonable confidence we're back there for good under Hurley.I think this thread is an example of how low expectations are for the UConn fanbase when multiple posters are equating the fact that Hurley has a few highly ranked recruiting classes with Calhoun winning 3 national championships.
My official position is that UConn was a member of the Atlantic 10 football conference in 1999.Is your official position that the Big East was not a major conference in 1999?
Absolutely true. Many were saying he did a great job but he will never get them over the hump. It will take someone else to do that. There was even a proposed replacement. Tom Penders who coached Rhode Island at the time.I remember when people were saying the same thing about Jim Calhoun. He can't win the big one
Hurley has had two classes for heaven's sake, this type of thinking is beyond silly
Whenever I see Adama running up to the player at the top of the key, he comes so close to getting a foul called .... yeah not sure either why - then has to sprint all the way back leaving his guy so far.