GP Show: Pat Forde and Gary discuss Memphis hoops and more

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Tuesday, February 6th

GP Show: Pat Forde and Gary discuss Memphis hoops and more

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Back toward you make the pick and are. Award winning writers athletes coaches the biggest names in sports he's given Barry show me your view. Presented by Ruth's Chris made. Inez venomous ESPN. Patrick it's yeah. Hey don't want to prepare archer and everything's okay am I what I appreciate you being or want to be too long but I want to start web. The current state of Memphis basketball it's coached by many Tubby Smith you know one from his time when he was the head coach at Kentucky and so just if they'd lawful resident. Someone who experienced a program that. What's it's solid I get sick Kentucky but clearly was an operating at the level Kentucky fans wanted it do you have any advice for Memphis fans who are now dealing with something similar. Oh. Well. You know I don't think is certainly covered in not coming election when a national championship has urged Europe map and circled anywhere even close to that so. He didn't build your own. You know a six year grace period. Rip that band based that's for sure. Yeah well I I don't know anybody that doesn't like somebody that doesn't respect Rabin. But that doesn't mean that in 2018. And he's an ideal coach at a place like rep I mean you don't like clearly. The product has slipped dramatically alarmingly. And you know I I I was not in love with a heart beat yet where I know that people. And so I'd go opposite of what figures tablet there get rid of a code should so what Josh was. Young and unproven on the bench and Kabila's you know about her new guy who could could X and oh great but that doesn't mean you strike for that job. You know it doesn't seem like it's working out well I. I don't know whether he you know gets a thirty year to try to turnaround you don't about a appeal of that but I don't like what we have very disenchanted that this sport. Was interesting to bring that up because I do think not only think I know that the administration has no interest whatsoever in making a coaching change after this year my point being they don't want to do it like it they can find any reason not to do wit they will not do it any it's just super expensive. Mikey I think it would all around nine million dollars you know this OS EC school with that kind of money just laying around. Arm but. Let me ask your opinion on this like it. Kentucky points didn't move a coach after two years that was Billy Gillespie it's been done before. And when you just realize hey this isn't working and I would I know you'd do I don't expect you to know that ins and outs of Memphis recruiting. It's a big country and you've got a lot of things to worry about Memphis basketball isn't really one album right now but they don't they sign one player early. If he's ranked like 307. In the country. They have no recruits coming and they. Could lose their best player to a grant transfer. If the into this thing there's literally nothing on paper to suggest next year's going to be better than this year. Easy to is irrational for Memphis to actually consider maybe just acknowledging the mistake can and move on. No no I don't think it looked as loose it's it's still big boys basketball you know I know you America what it chopper suited. That's sermon where members wants to beat but they you know they aspire to be a proper that league about speed and actual contender. And there are so or mad at this point that it's it's like he says it you can put it on paper there's no reasonably we're going to be any better than. Maybe got to bite the bullet that was a big bullet I arena that creates shocking that he got that bigger contract you know I've I've been our peers that rebellion apiece or something roughly like that has. That's a lot to take on her arm and the other just hadn't been any indication that. You know in his sixties recovery at the thank coach you look is what is in this spirit is that there at various places so. You know it it's a major problem for them made I think they'd have to decide if spate. If they have the money sport it's not Italy yep we regard certain match you can yet. A guy who's gonna do better as I've that's always tricky you know you've got to make sure your the next guy is not going to be a mess because you just missed bonus. They're gonna have forty from Yahoo! Sports he's on Twitter at Yahoo! forty let's switch gears a little bit of branched out to. Around the country. The big story I think for the week in college basketball was duke losing to a saint John's team that was on eleven game losing streak as a top five team the pre season number one lottery picks all over the court. I'm not surprised they'd slip up somewhere but I was shocked that they would lose to a team. That hadn't won in any of its previous eleven games like that's a pretty remarkable and rare thing. How could you make sense of what happened at duke over the weekend. Yeah I couldn't believe it really couldn't believe it because. Rajon at least bring you know aerial view looked hopeless but you know again I write I actually spoke to I'm looking at their stuff today. Lot of close loss. Now if they were all losses but they were in most games Auburn like they were completely out. Patched. You know Alan Bennett get to you know become the national TV it's Egyptian it's the opportunity of the year for them they're gonna play their best game but still. For duke not to Winnipeg game. And I look at grace and Allen might see a guy who's not played anywhere near his goal hole well all right allied to the good news it's a big corporation I'll this year. But the bad and it he had been that much good that's significant a player collapsed bought a very urgent. Ten point two game. In January whatever happens that's not really where. You want him debate so what yet but got all kinds of other talent as well but it. Which you want veteran at this time a year to kind of start taking over in leading that even then right now archer stepped. We've seen most of the quote unquote good teams great teams in college basketball is your take some questionable losses duke has done it multiple times. Arm but Villanova really has they've got one loss and it comes to a team. That is now like on the verge of being in the top 25 and it came at a game on the road. When Butler like literally shot 68% from three point range and yet somehow Villanova was still in the game with four minutes ago. Com it is that if you try to pick a team to get to the final four is that maybe you safest bet Dylan over Virginia. I'm wondering at what Serbian original version of the forty minutes comes moral directly to your inbox or something because like all right Robert that the impressive that. I I've ordered kind of a circle of trust leg weary of a number if you don't rule it legitimately trust to win a national title under one seed and and that's Villanova and another that's the only team I look at and say. Okay you're pretty object all the boxes. Build it they'll both come back he's healthy I'd bet I think they're probably check that Reebok. I just I love what that seems to want it's not is that principally but it might be is that all that we've seen great crafted beautifully they shoot it well. They can score from all areas court then. It Villanova if there's any team to be in love with a mere words or blow of anybody that the U Milo right now. Talking about forty from Yahoo! Sports Michigan State has been in the news for awful reasons they've got a great basketball team they're Tom Izzo has been happen. Or I was gonna say answer tough questions he really hasn't can't serve them at all but he certainly been asked repeatedly. To address what he knew Gwynn and and when he knew it as it relates to allegations about Travis Walton or keep dabbling in Adrian pain. I'm you've known Tom for as long as I've known Tom probably longer or. He is one of the most well liked guys in his profession certainly by the media he's never really. Been chided talk about anything. Which is why it's been striking to watch him like not even engage it all on this particular subject if you work. STV for vice Lou what advice would you give Tom is on how to answer these questions eventually. Boy you know I mean you you'd certainly like to see him at some point be more or public. I was not in love with the ESPN's story Gary because I thought that they were kind of almost inflating issues which the with. That Larry naps or stuff when neither really is not any. Any tie and other in the fact that it all Michigan State that the other part of it is. There were a lot. Of instances. With no charges dropped charges dismissed charges. That sort of thing and that's not a very by any means discount what is an alleged. Maybe the problem law enforcement and he's slant maybe they were. Giving players you know beneficial treatment I don't know but. I'm not sure given the outcomes of those cases you can hang this stuff on the did go and order Antonio and say they've got ago. You know especially with comment or talk about eight year old stopped ignited a headache. It is he's trying to turn a blind tire blew it off and didn't really care about on base travels well and all of them. That's not good that's a bat looked especially at 2018. But it was 2010. Then I would love the sea and come out and talk a little more candidly about it. You know saying he doesn't work call white Travis Walton leftist program that would subvert and and a bit insulting. So hopefully at some point operated come up addressed this more clearly but it it or battle through a situation where common good jobs reject. I'm talking about forty from Yahoo! Sports is on Twitter at Yahoo!. Forty in addition to be an award winning writer you were also a die hard Broncos fan I wanna ask you about Paxton lynch the former University of Memphis product. Give a sense for why it hasn't worked at all. I you know I just don't want to I don't think it's he's grasp. The offense that have been presented to it so or I don't think people doubt his. There's talent. You know his side is doing it athleticism is good at. I haven't heard anybody say you know we he doesn't care or is not working hard up any of that stuff I just. I'm not sure he has shown the the mental maturity to dress and it fell off you know. Basics it had been easy paper it's been two different ones who two years double. You know you're you're asking a guy allied. Bill if it Trevor Serbian but got it keeping off the field but you're not doing very well and when you've got your chances. You haven't done very well and clearly number after every two years of facts and mentioned Trevor Serena is ready to move on the point streak so. You know what all's gone into it I'm not sure but I just I'm not sure he has shown an ability to be an NFL master oh look. Scheme of playbook and decision making on appeal. It's the thought now that they go out and bring in at somebody who's actually won whether it's I don't know knicks bulls are Kirk cousins is that is that. The direction they're probably going to. Yeah I get a ring it's feeling it I think it Kirk thousand it was kind of a leader in the clubhouse the man. Probably get a grip and polls for ten bandits and able to separate spent. We just won the Super Bowl and the bidding price for the start this what through the rules because he's played to open problem games in the NFC chip which apparently Super Bowl and it's like all of a sudden. They're gonna keep Carson went in order to keep building around him but nick old going to be on the market and I don't sit there as a brothel for answering yeah let's go get involved at bat I'm sure there are other teams but it was respect. I'm wrapping up to about forty from Yahoo! Sports is on Twitter at Yahoo! forty last thing before I let you go. My oldest son had sue has started working arm. In that television. Station at his high school which is kind of a cool thing to see I bring that up because I now click on links. Sports stories from from your son how cool is that have your have your son I'm writing reading the stories that did you get to read every day. Yeah are you know I mean partly paid field like child Beers and and the route. Like oh my god I can't believe he's in the repression I didn't stop them. You're too Smart for this lack of knowledge it's been cool and he's really excited about it you know on and I'd jump into we're both speak and so now good for him I Culp played very bright spot in this is arsenal but you love to go out do you. Well we don't come back and say and a major parents will let you go letter. There you go it's been cool to see so yeah delays some liken and I keep reading takes a big anybody else see you real soon. Right very good receive bigger target area.
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