NilesGold wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:04 pm
eldonabe wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:06 am
LS71 wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:40 am
Seems odd that Bamford wouldn’t ensure consistency as to how these trips were handed media wise.
I highly doubt RB made that decision in a vacuum. Clearly, they want to keep things under wraps for now - for whatever reason. I believe they call that "controlling the narrative".
There are no rules that say they HAVE TO share any of this and they are choosing not to, so at the very least controlling the narrative of what they want shared.
You can take this two ways I suppose... but if it were me (in MM's shoes), I think I would really like to see what is going on against other competition besides scrimmages among my own players. These kids all live on the social media and I am sure they read all of the stuff here as well as other places, so you DO NOT need a bunch of "message board coaches" spewing shit that may affect your players negatively.
There will be plenty of other opportunities before Game 1 to see these boys in action and get scouting reports. I am beyond curious about what is going to happen this season, but I can wait another month for info.
I think I'm in agreement with Eldon here, shocking I know. I don't quite understand the outrage/frustration that some people seem to have over the lack of media coverage of this trip. The team has 7 freshmen, only 8 guys are playing on the trip (6 of them freshmen), and is totally revamping their defense... maybe they don't want to risk showing that the team is a major work in progress, or maybe they don't want to show anything that opponents can use to scout against them. It's not like the team has been in a communications blackout all summer, McCall and UMass BB has been very visible on social media. I've never been to the The Court Club event before this year, but McCall didn't seem to have too much of an issue communicating there.
It wouldn't surprise me if McCall isn't the most outgoing or personable guy, but it's not like he's a recluse. I could give two shits about coverage of this trip if he has this team playing well for the games that count.
Its like the one time when IV and I agreed on something
As far as I can tell by the general temperature of the room, many of you are down on MM and looking for anything to focus on here that can disparage him further. It's like you all want to anoint Bergeron into the position.... It is subliminal in many cases, and maybe I am wrong, but that is the vibe I get from many here.
As for MM, I have had a few interactions with him and one close friend of mine has played a couple rounds of golf with him. He actually is very personable and extremely articulate when talking hoops. He has said straight out that the hardest part of this job is this social media BS, and that many of his peers have vented the same frustrations. It is impossible to to stop, and he struggles with how to mitigate it as much as possible.
These freshmen come in here and have all been metaphorically "blown" by everybody under the sun on social media... they expect that to continue but the harsh reality is that people suck and all of the praise dries up very fast. At that age, it can be a huge culture shock when you go from the penthouse to the outhouse (so to speak).
Put the pitchforks away and let this guy get this team prepared. We will all get more information about the entire program soon enough, we will all get to see and hear scrimmage and practice updates soon enough.