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  • Originally posted by bsaza2358 View Post
    Matta is an Ohio guy. He has amazing inroads there. He started at Butler (I think), then went to Xavier as an assistant, took that team to the Elite 8 2 years after Prosser left for Wake Forest, then went to Ohio St. The thing about Kentucky is that it's right on the border of Ohio, so he could keep his connections there and bring them into a higher profile school. If any school (and I mean any school in the country) could get Matta right now, it's Kentucky.
    I don't disagree, but it's hard for most coaches to walk away from excellent situations, and right now, Ohio State is an excellent situation if all their committments stay in the next 2 years. Was perusing the Kentucky boards and supposedly Matta made some unflattering comments about Kentucky ... if that makes any difference.

    Personally, I still think Kentucky is better off going with someone like Pelphrey/Ford, someone that will stay there long term and has strong ties to the university. If Donovan goes, I think it's a pit stop until he feels ready for the NBA, and I do think Donovan heads to the NBA someday.

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    • I am with you, toon. I really believe Kentucky dropped the ball here by not having a coach ready to replace Tubby Smith if he left. There are plenty of guys out there who would want the job. The AD there really messed up.

      Of the 2 guys you suggested, Pelphrey is the better option IMO. What did Ford really do since leaving? Not much yet. He can recruit, but his in-game coaching skills are still developing. He's probably 2 years away from being ready. Pelphrey has a more advanced game-calling approach, IMO.



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      • Originally posted by toonsterwu View Post
        I could see Cal bolting ... but then again

        a) he isn't someone that's tied to Kentucky for any reason

        b) Memphis is a potential national title contender

        it is a thought. i know the kentucky rivals message board had some post showing how a flight from Lexington headed towards Memphis for a bit, or something like that.

        To be honest, I've always wondered if Calipari would make a play for the NBA again. People tend to forget that he's not even 50 yet.

        That said, if there's a school that can pry him away from a national title contender and increased leverage, it'd be Kentucky.
        Bill Self had the same situation before he bolted for KU. A talented group coming back and he decided to leave. Cal knows he has a very talented team for next year, but he also knows that going to Florida is a step up from where he's at. And in the end, coaches do what's best for them, not necessarily what's best for the team.


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        • if i was oden i would stay, with conley.

          with koufos off the bench next year, and the gators gone.....OSU can easily win


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          • Originally posted by Big Mike View Post
            if i was oden i would stay, with conley.

            with koufos off the bench next year, and the gators gone.....OSU can easily win
            Same can be said about Durant staying or Jeff Green and Roy Hibbert if they returned they no doubt would be champions, no seniors a final 4 team a year better and McDonalds all americans Austin Freeman and Chris Wright paired with the growth of Macklin and Ewing.

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            • Originally posted by Ghettosermon View Post
              Same can be said about Durant staying or Jeff Green and Roy Hibbert if they returned they no doubt would be champions, no seniors a final 4 team a year better and McDonalds all americans Austin Freeman and Chris Wright paired with the growth of Macklin and Ewing.
              Did you just reference Ewing as a reason G-town would win??? LOL.

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              • right now in the college basketball world OSU>Kentucky. Matta wont leave the situation he is in. His dream job was Indiana (home state) and he turned it down to stay with OSU. The recruits he has coming in to pair with this great freshmen class are rediculous. Kentucky isnt a power like they use to be, the days are over for them being able to recruit any coach/player they want. There still very good, but they dont have what they use to.

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                • Originally posted by NYmoney View Post
                  Did you just reference Ewing as a reason G-town would win??? LOL.
                  Obviously you haven't watched much of Ewing at Gtown, sure he only averaged 3ppg and 2 rpg but he is a big energy defensive guy and can hit the open outside shot, Ewing was the perfect compliment for Hibbert, because when Hibbert was out Ewing would get a couple blocks and foul hard.

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                  • Originally posted by JoeMontainya View Post
                    right now in the college basketball world OSU>Kentucky. Matta wont leave the situation he is in. His dream job was Indiana (home state) and he turned it down to stay with OSU. The recruits he has coming in to pair with this great freshmen class are rediculous. Kentucky isnt a power like they use to be, the days are over for them being able to recruit any coach/player they want. There still very good, but they dont have what they use to.
                    At the time right now:

                    UF>>>>>>>>UK....But you see Billy D looking to go there. UK can outbid OSU for Matta if they really wanted to. Because the Wildcats are historically one of the best teams that's ever been. And to be apart of that tradition would be incredible for a coach. Plus the University would be easy to sell to recruits.


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                    • Haha! Dana Altman just backed out of the Arkansas job, and now Arkansas has no coach.
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                      • I actually feel bad for Arkansas... Their fans are pretty laid back and I was glad to see he signed with them.


                        I've been hearing Billy D will be given 72 hours to make his decision. If not him, IMO, Rick Barnes of Texas will be the new head coach at UK. I'm kind of iffy on it. He's like Tubby only the complete opposite. He can recruit insanely well but isn't that great of an in game coach. I'd still rather have talent out there.

                        Also if Osama was going for the UK job our fans would find them. We have people in so many different fields... One of them is in air travel and he's been tracking private jets linked to UK boosters that have been going to Gainesville and back, they even have the call numbers on the tail wing lol. People that know realitors also said Donovans wife was in Lexington area last week and viewed two houses, I don't really believe that one though.
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                        • Travis Ford staying at UMASS another 2 years atleast.
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                          • oden better go to the league its not fair with him in college lol, but even though he has to work on conditioning problems the nba will take care of it, so definitly he needs to go to the league.


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                            • Originally posted by PalmerToCJ View Post
                              I actually feel bad for Arkansas... Their fans are pretty laid back and I was glad to see he signed with them.


                              I've been hearing Billy D will be given 72 hours to make his decision. If not him, IMO, Rick Barnes of Texas will be the new head coach at UK. I'm kind of iffy on it. He's like Tubby only the complete opposite. He can recruit insanely well but isn't that great of an in game coach. I'd still rather have talent out there.

                              Also if Osama was going for the UK job our fans would find them. We have people in so many different fields... One of them is in air travel and he's been tracking private jets linked to UK boosters that have been going to Gainesville and back, they even have the call numbers on the tail wing lol. People that know realitors also said Donovans wife was in Lexington area last week and viewed two houses, I don't really believe that one though.
                              Their AD deserves to get screwed like this. Firing Heath was completely idiotic and stupid. Karma's a b*tch isn't it Broyles?


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                              Despite looking better against an underachieving Eagles team, I still think the Bears are one of the worst teams in the NFL. I smell a blowout victory by the Lions this week and a division sweep.

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                              • Originally posted by sweetness34 View Post
                                Their AD deserves to get screwed like this. Firing Heath was completely idiotic and stupid. Karma's a b*tch isn't it Broyles?
                                Yeah... Especially that they did so without a real backup plan. It's one thing to fire a guy but another to not have a practical backup lined up and ready to sign.

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