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by Max11
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: New UMass coach Matt McCall
Replies: 1541
Views: 139284

Re: New UMass coach Matt McCall

MajBugman wrote:
Roadtrip wrote:To those that say McCall has a drawl, you don't know drawl.
Definitely not a drawl. Actually he reminds me of Eminem.
Haha! I thought the same thing...had a little bit of "white rapper" in his delivery, especially during opening remarks.
by Max11
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: New UMass coach Matt McCall
Replies: 1541
Views: 139284

Re: New UMass coach Matt McCall

Matt's article gives us the most comprehensive info on the state of the players. http://www.gazettenet.com/Rashaan-Holloway-CJ-Anderson-thought-UMass-players-would-stay-together-9006962 Some really promising quotes in there, granted there's probably a reason these were the two players made availabl...
by Max11
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: New UMass coach Matt McCall
Replies: 1541
Views: 139284

Re: New UMass coach Matt McCall

I am actually intrigued that he doesn't have much high-level playing experience. Going from student manager to assistant on Billy Donovan's staff to head coach is a hell of a rise. You have to work a lot harder to get to this point in the coaching profession if you don't have the playing experience ...
by Max11
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: New UMass coach Matt McCall
Replies: 1541
Views: 139284

Re: New UMass coach Matt McCall

I wasn't sold at first, but I've digested it and am excited to see what he can do. Hope the players buy in and stick around for next year (and beyond).

Looking forward to the press conference today.
by Max11
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: New UMass coach Matt McCall
Replies: 1541
Views: 139284

Re: New UMass coach Matt McCall

^ Um Max, if someone wanted to triple my salary and hand over the keys to a $20m hoops facility after 2 days I would probably do it never mind 2 years. Of course, I realize that angle. I probably flipped that logic around, and it's more of an issue of him not sustaining success on his own over a lo...
by Max11
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: New UMass coach Matt McCall
Replies: 1541
Views: 139284

Re: New UMass coach Matt McCall

Could have done better, could have done worse. I'll take it I guess, and move forward with cautious optimism. Good luck Coach McCall, and here's to a brighter future for UMass Mens Basketball. Who is in the "could have done better" category that was a reasonable expectation? Just curious. I would h...
by Max11
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: New UMass coach Matt McCall
Replies: 1541
Views: 139284

Re: New UMass coach Matt McCall

Could have done better, could have done worse. I'll take it I guess, and move forward with cautious optimism.

Good luck Coach McCall, and here's to a brighter future for UMass Mens Basketball.
by Max11
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Candidates for 2017 UMass HC vacancy
Replies: 2249
Views: 139341

Re: Candidates for 2017 UMass HC vacancy

Crank wrote:Are you seriously expecting a Southern Conference team to have a highly rated recruiting class? Jesus Christ, this place never ceases to amaze
Ha seriously, I was thinking a SoCon team getting a top 150 class aint bad!
by Max11
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Candidates for 2017 UMass HC vacancy
Replies: 2249
Views: 139341

Re: Candidates for 2017 UMass HC vacancy

How do you like me now? Sincerely, Seth Greenberg Would have taken Greenberg in a heartbeat over McCall. At least his players respect him! Seriously? I'm not a huge fan of McCall necessarily, but would have taken just about anyone over bloviating Seth Greenberg. I'm going to take a wait and see app...
by Max11
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Candidates for 2017 UMass HC vacancy
Replies: 2249
Views: 139341

Re: Candidates for 2017 UMass HC vacancy

Skerry has something Bamford likes: he's recruited the northeast in previous jobs. Yeah, he has an interesting resume as an assistant for Pitt/Providence/URI/Charleston. He's also from Medford originally and played at Tufts. His Towson record doesn't jump off the page, but really can't emphasize en...
by Max11
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Candidates for 2017 UMass HC vacancy
Replies: 2249
Views: 139341

Re: Candidates for 2017 UMass HC vacancy

Here's a longer article from Blaudschun with some new info/speculation: https://tmgcollegesports.com/2017/03/28/umass-mystey-tour-continunes-but/ 1) claims Caputo has spoken with Bamford twice, but no offer either 2) says a "mystery candidate" is thought to be in running along with CC and MS 3) spec...
by Max11
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Candidates for 2017 UMass HC vacancy
Replies: 2249
Views: 139341

Re: Candidates for 2017 UMass HC vacancy

No job offer doesn't sound positive. If we end up with Greenberg after this mess...yikes.
by Max11
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Candidates for 2017 UMass HC vacancy
Replies: 2249
Views: 139341

Re: Candidates for 2017 UMass HC vacancy

I understand the reservations around Shrewsberry, and I would also rank him behind a number of the coached we were initially linked with: - Rhodes, Kelsey, Caputo, Dooley (of these, Dooley is the only one we haven't heard any more info about) At the same time, if those 4 are all out of the equation ...
by Max11
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Candidates for 2017 UMass HC vacancy
Replies: 2249
Views: 139341

Re: Candidates for 2017 UMass HC vacancy

Things seem to be heading in a positive direction. I'd like the hire and I think it would make some nice headlines in Boston...something UMass alums can be proud of, and a reason for casual sports fans to think about UMass hoops for the first time in a few years. I'd expect the players to be enthusi...
by Max11
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Candidates for 2017 UMass HC vacancy
Replies: 2249
Views: 139341

Re: Candidates for 2017 UMass HC vacancy

As was pointed out before, UMass has tried and lost with playing the "assistant" game. I'd say that takes Caputo out, and Shrewsbury seems to not even be a real contender anyway. So one assistant coach doesn't work out, and now we have to consider C-list head coaches before any assistants? That is ...