Couldn't be happening to a better bunch of hillbillies. Ain't karma great.
No matter what the bookies believe or say, Shulman continues to take this program down.
Stewwie, you may not follow basketball very much or you would not have used the Davidson game or close moral victories approach. Every night in all sports, there are upsets, to say that we are competitive since we lost the close ones is missing the point. I've seen years that, an Ole Miss beats Kentucky, or a mediocre Wake Forest team beats the Tar Heels, and countless others, but the only real way of analyzing a coaches worth is by W' and L's, also rising attendance, which I haven't seen in years. You people, and John need to realize he is paid to produce, and the main ingredient is wins. All these players on the Mocs were recruited by John and his staff. So if they are not, including the seniors that you are throwing under the bus, good enough to win in the Soucon, who and with what information made that error?
Get back on your meds and open your eyes, this team and its coaching suck. We have good potential talent here, but not a coach who can take the kids to the next level in their development.
As a long time supporter and fan of Chattanooga basketball, back to the D-II days, it is jaw dropping what the administration is willing back on the court. John has done and is doing wonderful things in our community with his players and staff. BUT, most college programs over the last 10-15 year have increased their visibility in their communities, to justify the salaries coaches are paid. John was hired to move us forward after the Lebo whirlwind, and other than the talent that was left behind has not produced a consistent winner since that period.
At this point of the season, normally many fans are excited about our chances in the Soucon tourney, and possible NCAA seeding, but sausage making, and the pros and cons of a colonoscopy, would draw more interest.
There may be another year, or two, in John's contract, and he may be content with backing up to get his check, but a negotiated resignation at season's end would not only bring many fans back to the arena, but would show the current roster of players that Rick Hart is serious about the success of the basketball program.
I have felt, going on 5 years now, that the John Shulman experiment should be cancelled due to the obvious lack of talent John had as a coach then, and I, and many others, who are silent, but increasingly disheartened with the program believe it now.
John is very fortunate to be in a city where the media, does not ride him as media in Philly, Atlanta, or Birmingham ie. Finebaum, would. Lucky. His goofy answers at press conferences, after games, and interviews, along with the volatile attitude would sink him fast. His coaching ability has taken him to the pinnacle of his talent, and we are left to suffer that.
The Chattanooga basketball program has reached rock bottom, and I am interested if he is still holding on to the keys a year from now, how much further he can drive it into the crust of the earth.
Over the last several years this program has lost almost all of the respect nationally we had during the Arnold/McCarthy days, and the last time we were in the NCAA Big Dance we were embarrassed by a good, not great UConn squad, by 61 points, 61 POINTS, and some believe that was a good year hmmm....
As I've heard, many will not be back to the arena until a change is made, count me in as one of those. So as you see 20-30 seats open up at the games, the remainder of the year, you are welcome to "come on down", and take them.
I don't see how, but to boycott home games, would be the only way the administration will get the message, "JOHN HAS TO GO". This is an em-BARE-ASS-ment to our program, university, and intelligence.
And we're left to enjoy another dismal season of Moc basketball, brought to us by Jon Shulman. Let us hope this experiment is nearing an end.