Page 6 of I have always liked Vitale because he is so passionate and positive about college basketball. And to an extent I understand him being critical of Kentucky fans. But all of a sudden all you hear out of his mouth just sounds like hatred for UK. Yesterday he said that the 1st day the new UK coach is hired will be his best day as UK coach and that it will all be downhill from there. Why would he say that? The way I see it, we did not fire Tubby Smith or give him an ultimatum. Also a large... 108 comments | 2063 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Not testy here, enjoying the good conversation myself,

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    Why are we still talking about Tubby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurecoach
    Settle down there man!! I just love it how people have took the last two years, and try to make it out to be like it has been like this all 10 years. You say his 26 wins were against inferior competition, and I say bull. I mean the last two years yeah your right the games we have won really have been against inferior competition, but look at it we didn't win 26 games in these last two years. So for him to have averaged 26 wins a year that must mean he had quite a few seasons where he had to have beat alot of good competition to get that win total up..So will you all please stop using the last 2 years, and acting like that has been like that the last 10 years, because it is just not true...

    00-02 seasons wasn't exactly peaches and cream....

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    Tubby's record was full of extremes. Either really high, like the 98 championship and the team in 2004-2005 or not so good like the last two seasons. Not much in between, either really good or well below expectations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmAFan
    Really???? Give me 1 quality win this season.....

    There were problems the entire 10 years. Saul Smith shouldn't have started, big recruits didn't pan out or left (several). The style was always boring and slow. OTS wasn't terrible and had several VERY GOOD years, but acting like there were no problems is absurd.
    I am not going to respond to you, until you look at my post again, and think about what part you want to bold next time, because you will see what I was talking about...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoopboy
    00-02 seasons wasn't exactly peaches and cream....
    If I am correct only one of those years did we not make it past the 1st week. And on those teams we had some actual top players out of high school on those teams. So Tubby had the players we wanted on those teams, and those teams did actually beat some good teams as well on those years. So that once again goes with what I posted...

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    What happened to Dick Vitale? I little ticked off over this, I would imagine...
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slu...v=ap&type=lgns

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    Quote Originally Posted by GulfCoastTyrant
    Blah, blah, blah....
    I heard Dickie V all weekend.

    26 wins a season baby.
    26 wins a season.

    ugh.

    26 wins a season.......against inferior competition.

    LOST to all ranked opponents this year!!!

    I have said it before.

    A 10 loss season
    A 10 loss season
    A 10 loss season
    A 10 loss season
    A 12 loss season
    A 13 loss season

    And can't beat Vandy, Florida, UNC, Kansas, Michigan State, Georgia swept Uk just recently, UCLA, Memphis,

    I do understand what you're saying but UK plays one of the toughest schedules in the country every year and THE toughest in the country this year. You also have to look at the season as a whole and the fact of the matter is that UK plays quality opponents night in and night out. While other schools may play 1 good team and then 3 poor teams, UK is playing quality teams mostly everynight. If Tubby would have only made it to at least 1 or 2 Final Fours I think the fans would be content. I as a fan don't expect a championship every year, it's unrealistic to want that but I do want us to CONTEND for a title. Most fans, the sane ones anyway, realize that with college basketball being the way it is and players leaving early for the NBA even a school like UK is not going to win a championship every year or even contend every year but I do expect UK to contend every few years or so. Tubby could not get that done and that's one of the reasons why he's in Minnesota right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime
    3 of those 4 seasons are collecting dust at a rapid pace. Stan Heath and Tom Crean recruited at a big time level. Since they left, not so much...
    Not as much dust as Tubby's championship.