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  1. Go on record now.

    I wouldn't call it intellectually dishonest, but perhaps just incomplete, since the two options you posed weren't mutually exclusive. To me, it's like we're trying to say we're better off with Copeland, Palmer and Okeke... but we obviously could've had them plus some (or all) of the others.
  2. Go on record now.

    Never mind...Dimes' post answered my question.
  3. Go on record now.

    My memory is poor... wouldn't we have had Palmer regardless of those guys leaving? And wouldn't we have had a scholarship available for Copeland either way?
  4. A comparison of teams

    I see what you're saying, that on a ppm and rpm basis, Jordy was more productive at the end of the year. But I'm not sure the comparison is quite that simple. That is, I don't think you can necessarily say that, given more minutes, Jordy would/will provide equal or greater output. For starters, (and I don't have the numbers to back this up, so I could be wrong), Jordy seemed more foul proned (I would imagine his fouls-per-minute was also greater). So it's not safe to assume you could extrapolate his per-minute numbers accurately. That said, I expect him to improve markedly from year one to year two. Overall, I'm just not as confident our front court is better on paper this year than it was last year. To the OP, I don't know how we can say Copeland, coming off injury and with unclear eligibility, is going to be an automatic upgrade. I think we tend to look back to the stars coming out of high school, but GENERALLY speaking, performance at the "next level" supersedes rated potential at that level. This is NOT to say he won't be great... I just hesitate to assume a high school ranking was accurate and we're getting that caliber of player when we get a transfer who underperformed at a previous school.
  5. Something that should be brought up more

    I knew it wasn't the motivation, I was just trying to figure out if it was a part of the reason the figure has improved so drastically under Miles.
  6. Something that should be brought up more

    I know absolutely nothing about APR, but does our perpetual open scholarship that inevitably goes to a walk-on help? If so, how much?
  7. Crying time is over

    Can Xavier recruit him before we release him??
  8. Crying time is over

    I don't think we're continuously losing our best players... just high-value players. I agree some have overstated that we are continuously losing our best player(s). And I agree you can explain each one individually, but the aggregate isn't acceptable. Fair or not, the coach is ultimately responsible for it. Also, when explaining each one individually, there might be more to the story than MJ wanted to shoot 3's and we wouldn't let him... Morrow wanted to be a wing, and we couldn't give him the opportunity... etc. Again, if it was a single case and not a chronic problem, I wouldn't think anything of it.
  9. Crying time is over

    Your last paragraph is absolutely correct and trumps anything I'll say... But it doesn't seem like the "good teams" have starters or really high-value players leaving. It seems like the players they have leaving are easily replaced by players on their rosters. Obviously I have no facts to back this.
  10. Crying time is over

    I agree with what you're saying, Norm - each transfer should be looked at on an individual basis. But we also need to consider the aggregate sum. We can probably explain away each individual transfer situation in a way that absolves the program of blame (or at least puts the majority of the blame on the player). But the frequency of high-value players transferring isn't acceptable or sustainable. And when the problem is chronic, isn't the leader is ultimately accountable? Thank God I don't manage/lead 18-year-olds... and I feel for Miles and all coaches that have to deal with the egos... but that's kind of the nature of the beast.
  11. Crying time is over

    The fact that it's starters who were most likely going to start next year is concerning. One was a legacy... both were lunch pail guys... neither were thought to have ego issues. Someone said kids transfr from Kansas and Duke and everywhere else... but starters?? *I get I'm jumping to conclusions (venting) before anything is official with MJ.
  12. Crying time is over

    It's not like Hooper is a member of the program (that I know of) leaking the information, and he's clearly not the only on posting who's heard it. I hear the rumors are on Twitter (though I don't have it).
  13. New Mexico a landing spot for Miles?

    Ya - I failed to phrase that properly. I did not mean to say that everyone in the fire-Miles-now camp isn't level headed. There are extremists and pragmatists in both camps.
  14. New Mexico a landing spot for Miles?

    I dont disagree with your general premise (he might see New Mexico as a "chance out"), but I don't think Eichorst has commented on whether Miles will be extended this year or not, and we've had one legacy recruit transfer out.
  15. New Mexico a landing spot for Miles?

    Norm, my only "inside information" comes from this board (which tells you what it's worth)... but it seems like more than a few people think there could be more attrition (obviously the fire-Miles-now crowd thinks this, but I've seen some more level-headed posters say the same). So I have two questions... 1. Why are you led to understand there will be no more transfers? (That would be welcome news, if it were the case); and 2. If there were more transfers (say Watson was one of them), would you change your mind? I think I'm decidedly on the fence... I'm not a fan of starting over, but there are numerous reasons why my confidence in Miles is waning. I'm all for one more year (assuming we keep and add to the rest of our current roster), but would need to see a GOOD year next year. FWIW... I was one of "those" people who fought for Doc, (to a lesser extent) Collier, and Nee to the bitter end... I'm typically a "support who's here" kind of guy.
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