Who would you hire as HC for 2021-22

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Re: Who would you hire as HC for 2021-22

Post by TruBluMaroon » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:08 pm

^ Kinda gotta read between the lines.....MM states that will be doing a lot of pressing.....coincidence????
“Coming into the season, McCall made it pretty clear that UMass would be pressing this season, a promise on which he’s delivered. With Bergeron bringing his litany of press defenses to Amherst — and a few Woodstock products already comfortable with them — the Minutemen pressed from the jump, and the early results were mixed.”

I think that pressing is part of the defensive approach and would fall as the responsibility of the guy in charge of the defense.....

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Post by 69MG » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:39 pm

NilesGold wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:00 pm
Written over a year ago, and at no point does it describe Bergeron as the person who's calling the shots on defense.

It's possible Bergeron has complete control over the entire defense, but it's also possible that Bergeron is tasked only with teaching the players their press defenses... but not when to use them, or which variety to use, or anything else related to the team's defense.
For a number of games last year I remember Tony holding up signs telling the players to press and which press he wanted them to use. The results were mixed (some games good, some horrible) but it appeared that Tony was making the calls. Maybe that's changed this year. So far, no signs.

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Post by Floyd » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:43 pm

I think if he brings back the silver suit jacket and shoes we'll be aight 8)
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Re: Who would you hire as HC for 2021-22

Post by TheInsider » Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:01 pm

How many top 25 or for that matter top 50 teams are "pressing teams"?? I mean all teams press, I'm saying teams that aggressively press 75% of the time.. I'm thinking none.. coincidence???

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Re: Who would you hire as HC for 2021-22

Post by PreecherJenkins » Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:38 pm

69MG wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:35 am
PreecherJenkins wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:15 pm
Dk was the runner up to McCall last time. He’s ready for a head job.
I almost fell off my chair when I read that. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Then I realized you were talking about Killings.
Yes the amherst native DK not the Springfield native DK.

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Post by PreecherJenkins » Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:43 pm

here would be my list:

1. DK (Killings)
2. Tim Miles
3. Gus Argenal
4. Nevada Smith
5. David Patrick

I am sure none of these guys will be on the actual list and we'll continue to struggle.

someone posted the coaching search of 2001. Just think if we would have ended up with Fran the screaming Man or Jimmy "Retirement" Lags. Instead we ended up with a retread guy who never coached again.

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Re: Who would you hire as HC for 2021-22

Post by NilesGold » Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:31 pm

TruBluMaroon wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:08 pm ^ Kinda gotta read between the lines.....MM states that will be doing a lot of pressing.....coincidence????
“Coming into the season, McCall made it pretty clear that UMass would be pressing this season, a promise on which he’s delivered. With Bergeron bringing his litany of press defenses to Amherst — and a few Woodstock products already comfortable with them — the Minutemen pressed from the jump, and the early results were mixed.”

I think that pressing is part of the defensive approach and would fall as the responsibility of the guy in charge of the defense.....
You're missing what I'm getting at... this is just talk from over a year ago, we don't know how much Bergeron was/is actually running the defense or the press. Maybe he's running every aspect of the defense, or maybe not.

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Post by NilesGold » Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:33 pm

TheInsider wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:01 pm How many top 25 or for that matter top 50 teams are "pressing teams"?? I mean all teams press, I'm saying teams that aggressively press 75% of the time.. I'm thinking none.. coincidence???
WVU is the only one I can think of. I've been recently converted into the group who believes a press should only be used sparingly.

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Post by NilesGold » Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:36 pm

Two more names:

Matt Langel - Fran Murphy disciple, Patriot league COY each of the last 3 years
Nathan Davis - 6th season at Bucknell, first/tied for fist place in the Patriot in 4 of 6 years

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Re: Who would you hire as HC for 2021-22

Post by Floyd » Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:42 pm

Yeah, i like the press here and there to mix teams up, but all the time seems to be trouble for us at times.
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Post by PreecherJenkins » Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:56 pm

NilesGold wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:36 pm Two more names:

Matt Langel - Fran Murphy disciple, Patriot league COY each of the last 3 years
Nathan Davis - 6th season at Bucknell, first/tied for fist place in the Patriot in 4 of 6 years
When was the last patriot league coach to made the step to a better league? I’m drawing a blank....

I’ll add two other names to the list:
Matthew musselman
Seth Greenberg.

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Re: Who would you hire as HC for 2021-22

Post by Sheck » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:03 pm

Upstate10 wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:04 pm
jpatsfan wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:58 pm Rick Pitino....there I said it.
Yes please
This program needs to make a splash. Would love for this to happen.
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Re: Who would you hire as HC for 2021-22

Post by Jeff90 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:07 pm

Not ready to fire MM. but you guys are on the right page. Stay away from assistants or recruiters at bigger programs. Go after successful head coaches from lower programs. The success shows that they can manage games and know how to adjust. The mason coach was good example won a national champ at williams. If you can coach you can coach. The question of course becomes Can they recruit. But I’d rather have a proven game coach than a recruiter who is clueless. Weve had enough of that. And NO MM was not an example because he had just two years at Chat as head coach. Thats not enough to be considered a proven winner.

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Re: Who would you hire as HC for 2021-22

Post by TruBluMaroon » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:43 pm

Sheck wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:03 pm
Upstate10 wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:04 pm
jpatsfan wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:58 pm Rick Pitino....there I said it.
Yes please
This program needs to make a splash. Would love for this to happen.
Check out the home pages for Duke, Iona, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina basketball programs and ONE (1) of them lists the Coaches FIRST ......any guesses..?

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Re: Who would you hire as HC for 2021-22

Post by PreecherJenkins » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:57 pm

Jeff90 wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:07 pm Not ready to fire MM. but you guys are on the right page. Stay away from assistants or recruiters at bigger programs. Go after successful head coaches from lower programs. The success shows that they can manage games and know how to adjust. The mason coach was good example won a national champ at williams. If you can coach you can coach. The question of course becomes Can they recruit. But I’d rather have a proven game coach than a recruiter who is clueless. Weve had enough of that. And NO MM was not an example because he had just two years at Chat as head coach. Thats not enough to be considered a proven winner.
George mason is a program to emulate. I believe the coach is on the hot seat down there.

The most successful coaches over the past 30 years at Umass were assistants who became head coaches!

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