AUDIO: GP discussed Tigers loss to Wich. State & the Future

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Thursday, February 8th

AUDIO: GP discussed Tigers loss to Wich. State & the Future

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With the Memphis Tigers who lost. 8565. Last night inside the next one to Wichita State Wichita just absolutely murdered Memphis on the glass grabbed 37 point. 8% of the Rome mrs. which equated to fourteen offensive rebounds and allow which tossed it takes 64 shots in the game. While Memphis always took 45 so that's a problem. And thirteen of the tigers' 45 shots for three pointers and they only made 15% of those so that's another problem and that's how you get destroyed. On your home force and a Memphis is fourteen and ten overall five and six in the American. Ranked a 169 to camp on that makes the tigers. The tenth best team in the AAC only east Carolina. And South Florida. At this moment have worse can Tom ratings Memphis is we talked about yesterday just kind of did what it does switches. You'll lose when it's supposed to lose emblem what it's supposed to win Memphis right now is one in nine as an underdog on the season. I'm the lone win coming at temple and thirteen and one as a favorite. The loan loss in that stretch. I'm being against east Carolina in other words the tigers like I said usually win when their favorite and they usually lose when they aren't favored. And if they simply follow that trend going forward just when the games they're supposed to win. And lose two games are supposed to lose and they got to finish the rigorous season sixteen and fifteen overall 7-Eleven. In the AC is obviously batted Saddam also bad that they don't have impact for recruits on the way so this is. I first ordered back in April complete mess relative to any normal. Historical. Memphis standard. And the dummies who tried to argue with me like really fiction just delete everything they've ever typed correctly dog we much. Get rid of the evidently get get rid of all the and I don't regard your FaceBook post I like just to delete everything you've typed a for the past ten months. And apologize. Apologizes that's necessary. I'm a forgiving me you are you have you forget I would except I will leaks if you're one of the army's. I would accept your apology I don't hold grudges life's too short hold grudges is what you looked sing lead. Having ever argue with me. Giving where things are right now because. I haven't been anything but right when it comes to discussing. The Memphis basketball program for the past ten months I know it's not always cool to say I told you so I know people don't like it when other people say I told you so but. But I did tell yourself. I told you so. So forgive me for pointing it out but I told you so I told the tigers wouldn't be better without the loss this. And now you know they're not I told you can't win at this level would you cope prospects and someone fifty freshmen. Now you know you can't. I told you attendants would plummet. Now you know what has. A total there was no reason that they were courting what improve. And you know what hasn't. And I told you you'd eventually see what I saw coming ten months ago and now with the exception of the very few holdouts. The last of the remaining delusional dummies. You'll see. It's back unrecognizable even. And yet. Tubby Smith when asked about things last night says he still thinks Memphis is quote on the right path here's the full quote courtesy of the commercial appeal is set I don't know when asked. The win meant just to get back to be in the type of program Memphis is supposed to be sad if I knew that I'd be Nostradamus but I can't predict the future. But I do know are on the right path and we got the right people here. The right people in place. And it's never easy it's always been the same wherever I've been weather Tulsa Georgia Texas Tech Minnesota they all think they should be winning right away. But the first thing I set when I took the job here was patience. And that's what I've always believed. To patients it doesn't just happen so it's been a few years now. But we're getting there in quote problem with that. Is two fold let me say this first I I I do genuinely believed to be beliefs that. And I can understand why he might be able to commits himself to believe that because he is a man who has had a very good career. And at some of the places he's worked. It has been a rebuild job and he has eventually to some level or another. Got it to respectability. I think it's important. To make that point every time we're talking about that. But. The idea that it has to be that way. Or that it should be that way. Is just wrong. I say with all due respect I'm not trying to be mean it's just wrong. And it's. Through the whole quote is just walk. In it's wrong to two different reasons wine. It obviously doesn't take patients everywhere. It might take patients everywhere he's been. But it obviously doesn't take patience and everywhere. In in the other part of the quote this is obviously wrong is that there's. There's very little evidence. Perhaps no evidence that Memphis is actually on the right path. What is there to suggest you're on the right path like it will wade at LSU was asked that exact question. That tubby was asked last night but when you think LSU basketball is gonna get back to what LS best ought to be in it will wait civil war on the right path. That would make sense to me and hears wants. He got the job last march. Immediately enrolled tomorrow waters. Some other heralded recruits. They're not great this year but they're respectable they've got some good wins they beat Memphis. And then they got multiple five star guys on the way next year another four star kid on the way to get like a top ten recruiting class on the way. So there's some real evidence even the team's not good right now LSU is not what it's supposed to be right now there's an actual stuff. 2.0 yeah. Where you can say World Cup though. LSU is on the right path. So that makes sense. But Memphis can't say that. They don't have to mount waters. They don't. Have a recruiting class aren't. The don't have talent on the roster right now. There's nothing to. Suggest that it's actually on. The right path. When you don't have a talent roster. And you don't have to all the guys coming. You're not on the right path. And asked for. It taking patients. You know two to build these college basketball programs against just simply untrue. It might have been true once upon a time I'm not a historian I can't talk about what it was like the sixties it to run a college basketball program. But I can talk to a lot about what it takes two and a college basketball program right now. And it's not true anymore. Because I can name you at least. Four coaches. Who were in their first two years. At their new jobs. Who inherited the worst or at best similar. Situations to what Tubby Smith inherited. In those four guys are all right now projected to make instantly turn it in year one. Now before we get to that let me remind you what Tubby Smith inherited because sometimes this gets mixed up people still some people try to act like. He took over. Indianapolis Kelvin Sampson sanctions. Where Tom crane was like had nothing to work with the players whatsoever it's not what I was revisionist history. Tubby Smith took over program. That went 1915 the year before he arrived and finished 75 pick and pop. Like nearly a hundred spot better than it is right now. He took corporate and airport consensus top 100 players. At the time nobody in America for the commerce had more. Top 100 players except for. Connect. Now compare that to what these four coaches inherited. Just this past year. Console ornaments are. He took over program that went 824 last season. Finished tied for last in the SEC. Finished a 156 chicken pot for the program fire commanders and higher console Martin. He immediately sent a top five recruiting class. Now Missouri sixteen and eight overall tied for fourth in the SEC. Ranked 33 can common projected to make instantly turn. Put it immediately. Worse situation. Flipped it immediately. Kevin Keats NC state. To go or pro in the want fifteen to seventeen last season finish next to last in the ACC 890. Can bomb. So that program fired mark operate. Hired Kevin Keats. They were picked to finish twelfth in the ACC this season. Right now they're 167 overall tied for fourth in the ACC. Projected to make the NCAA tournament. Worse situation. Then what tubby inherited Memphis flipped it immediately. Mike Hawkins Washington. Took over program that went nine point two last season finish next to last in the pac 1216030. Can bomb. The program fire parental role more hire Mike Hopkins. They're picked to finished tenth. In the pac twelve this season. And now washing 176 overall tied for second the pac twelve. And projected to make the instantly turn he took over situation that was undeniable the worst in the Memphis situation. Flipped it. Immediately. Crystal at Ohio State. In fairness took over program that was comparable. To the Memphis program that tubby took over. The program that was seventeen to fifteen last season tied for tenth in the Big Ten finish 73 can bomb again before tubby. Took over Memphis Memphis and Josh pastors Lester threw 75 comparable situation I can acknowledge that. The program wasn't happy the fire that Bana higher crystal and in June but even in March or April but in June blame. They're picked to finish eleventh in the Big Ten this season. Right now Ohio State's two when he and five overall eleven and one of the Big Ten ranks sixteenth can Tom obviously. Headed to reasonably turn that's for examples. And just a worker there's more than that now but those are just four for example the places where it did not take time did not take patience and you wanna know why it didn't take time. That is common thread here. You know I didn't pick on those places. At least three of them were undeniably worst situations the Memphis now Ohio State was similar now. They flipped on inside of a year it didn't take time it in dictation to I don't know why here's one. Because those coaches got those jobs in those bad situations and immediately. He worked hard and aggressively to improve the roster. They all immediately added in pactel players. Washington's leading score right now is a freshman Mike Hopkins and roll. Two of Missouri's top five scorers right now are freshmen they console more liberal than any become Michael Porter junior we also enrolled just irked. If she states leading score. It's a great transfer that Kevin Keats and roll the fourth leading score is a freshman Kevin Keats and roll and three of Ohio State's topic scores are first year players. That Chris Holman and roll. Didn't take time to take patience. It only takes time a patient if you don't recruited high level. Period. The idea that. Time will fix everything is also a fairly tell. Defensively always get to present at what just takes time as if to say could just be patient everything will be cool. Com. But that's not true. There's no guarantee terrible fix anything. Eventually you have to get the players with very few exceptions eventually you gotta get players. And right now on that as they don't have the players the players are on the way. And ultimately that's. That's a big big problem.
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