I don't ban people and never have banned someone that disagrees with me. There are people here that disagree with me and they are still here. I am sorry you think so little of me. I don't know why you are saying I have an infatuation with anyone. My infatuation is with winning.ChitownSteve wrote: ↑Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:37 pm
You and I have been simpatico on many things for several years now. You are dead wrong on Steele and I do not care if you ban me for a short while or forever from this Board.
As you know, I have always prefaced last names with the term “Coach”. Steele is not a Big East Coach, nor does he deserve to be in the #1 Chair any longer. X’s collapse this year is directly upon him.
My daughter and son and all of their basketball friends, who sat behind the basket at Xavier, are convinced he should be replaced. I know enough about college basketball to concur.
X’s AD is too stubborn and killing the program. What is your infatuation with Steele? Hops and AH have jousted with me for years on coaching issues. They are right on this.
Please, before you ban me, explain Steele’s strength?
Maybe I am just trying to say what you and all the posters that keep beating a dead horse are wasting their time based on everything you and sky are saying. Sky himself has said Travis is going nowhere so why spend your waking hours telling us something that will not happen? I'd rather talk about players staying, players coming in and who might fill spots vacated.
I was watching the FSU game today and they mentioned that Hamilton coached for 7 years before he ever got to the NCAA tournament, they said where would FSU be had fired him because he hadn't taken them to the NCAA tourney. They mentioned that many big-time programs like IU fire someone like Archie before they are really given a chance. It is easy to fire a coach it is difficult to find one like Thadd Matta and Miller who brought X so much success.
Mack may never have found success if Steele had not brought X people like Tre and JP. I have heard people far more astute say how this year can not be the deciding factor for a coach. They went on to say how teams that had extended quarantine without practice failed this year. They also said that programs that have fired a coach may also lose most of their players because of the new rules. So what effect will that have on the program for a few more years?
I never made business decisions based on emotions and I can see that this board is full of emotions. I am willing to give Travis another year and I hope he finds an assistant that will be more than just a recruiter.