Post by MinerMan2010 on Mar 30, 2013 21:57:47 GMT -5
Another 2 schools that can make it happen in March. 2 other schools that have raised their profiles, while UTEP sits in mediocrity. Florida Gulf fucking Coast can make the Sweet 16, but UTEP hasn't done so since 1992. Wichita St is in the Final Four? Why can they succeed, but UTEP and some of its fans will think of any excuse to give for losing.
I wish UTEP had the success of those smaller schools....
Post by BleedingOrange on Mar 31, 2013 14:41:43 GMT -5
Part of UTEP's problem is its inability to keep a coach around long enough to build up a winning program. We're going to be Stepping Stone University for the rest of time, starting with Floyd's retirement (hopefully)/departure (probably).
As for Florida Gulf Coast, all I can say is WTF?!?! I have absolutely no idea how a six-year-old college in its second year of D1 competition makes it to the Sweet 16. All I can say is there's no way that coach stays there any length of time.
Unfortunately, I've come to terms with the fact that my Miners will never win another championship. The best we can hope for is two or three wins in the tourney instead of our customary one-and-done performance, but I don't see us getting the talent or keeping a coach long enough to be a real threat for the title. *SIGH*
Post by BleedingOrange on Apr 1, 2013 23:26:18 GMT -5
...and just 24 hours after I post the above prediction, USC swoops in and steals their coach.
Andy Enfield just left UFGC to become the new Trojans head man. (The good news for us, obviously, is that Floyd definitely won't leave us for that particular job.)
It just sucks that the reality is this: it doesn't matter anymore if an underdog school suddenly overachieves or has a magical year, since it's inevitable that they'll lose what they managed to build up as soon as the big dogs come sniffing around, be it the coach or the players. And if the NCAA rules of a player sitting out a year after transferring can now be ignored (former Rice/current Oregon star Arsalan Kazemi, I'm talking directly to YOU), what's to stop the bigger schools from raiding all the talent from the smaller ones?