Mike Hart

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mhart123 (Mike Hart) says...

Yes, I DO remember that.. but then I remember the NCAA title game where he blatantly punched the guy in the junk early in the game. He should have been ejected for that play. Then with a 3 point lead... and 13 seconds left, he missed the front end of a 1-1 that would have iced the game. Truly, he choked in that game. This article tells you everything you need to know/remember:

https://larrybrownsports.com/college-...

What is especially disappointing, is that even Self admitted it was a cheap shot.. yet he did nothing and allowed EJ to continue to play. Self's quote after the game: "The film doesn't lie," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "That's not how we play. And that was not smart at all."

mhart123 (Mike Hart) says...

I for one never had reservations about Miles being able to recruit. He's a big name with a winning track record. My concern was if he still had the fire at age 65 for his swan song as a college coach... along with his antiquated, run-heavy offense at LSU, for which he was roundly criticized at LSU. As far as feeling better about "more 3 star recruits are coming here now"....2018 recruiting class was loaded with them along with 2, 4 star recruits, so I felt pretty good about last year's class, too. That being said... I like the changes and the overall vibe of the players, school... and most importantly: The "hope" for the fanbase, which had absolutely given up on the previous coaching regime. Let's roll up 5 or 6 wins this year.. not inconceivable, especially if Les retains Pooka. (regardless of your take on Pooka's situation). I definitely like this kid's size as a WR!

mhart123 (Mike Hart) says...

I find the Quentin Grimes going pro routine... quite comical. He is an "inconsistent" shooter (kindest word I could find).... and he is slow-footed for a shooting guard. He can't keep people in front of him when defending.

mhart123 (Mike Hart) says...

3rd party.... the ncaa? ncaa coming down with penalties and declaring infractions by Beaty's coaching staff... is not the basis for deciding if KU has to pay Beaty his salary. They don't rule on the contract Beaty signed with KU. Hence, his hiring of an attorney. Hate the man all you want, but a contract is a contract.. and KU is bullsh*t for not honoring the contract which they chose to terminate early, mandating the $3MM payout. Here's the "best" part of KU's statement: "While disappointed in the court filing, the university is committed to seeking the truth and upholding our high standards of ethical conduct."

This is the same KU Athletic department who supposedly claims to have YET to have an internal investigation... or even a mere conversation with basketball assistant coach Kurtis Townsend on his role with Adidas in tainted recruiting practices. Where is the internal review.. the supposed question to "seek the truth" and "upholding our high standards of ethical conduct"... with respect to the basketball program. Laughable... sadly.

mhart123 (Mike Hart) says...

As usual, Brett McCabe never misses an opportunity to pile on... but he does miss the point entirely. KU elected to let David Beaty go.. .at a time when nothing was known about any potential infractions or allegations. Hence, it was a decision made with full knowledge that Beaty was owed $3MM. He wasn't fired for anything inappropriate and/or wrongdoing, and in fact: He was allowed to coach the remaining games of the season. To go back and now claim the he isn't due his contractual $3MM because of potential improprieites... even if true.. had nothing to do with the decision to fire him. It doesn't pass the red-face test... and believe it or not, Brett.. .I actually think you're better than this. It is akin to saying there is some collective recovery of salary from a coach if the school a coach leaves discovers NCAA infractions. It just doesn't happen. The decision to fire.. and the pulling the trigger on the $3MM payout... was done without any knowledge of potential wrongdoing. KU is weak and petty to challenge this. It's embarrassing.

mhart123 (Mike Hart) says...

Injuries aside.. why was this such a down year for Kansas? The lack of inside play (Dok, DeSousa) was exacerbated by an utter lack of outside shooting. Quentin Grimes was a top 10 high school recruit ... but his 38.4% shooting from the field (34% from 3 point land)... and 60.3% FT shooting... was abysmal. He was dead last on the team in FG% versus players who were routinely on the floor. The problem with that... is that Grimes took the 3rd most shots on the team. Another MAJOR underachiever was Charlie Moore. Looks like the year off as a Kansas transfer.. .resulted in him leaving his shot behind.. .as he shot 28.6% from the field... and 26.7% from 3. I mean Charlie Moore had absolutely no positive impact on this decimated Kansas squad. We shot 32% as a team from 3 point land if you subtract out LaGerald Vick's 45.5% contribution... that's the team we fielded at the NCAA tournament. Shut down Dedric Lawson and dare Kansas to hit the 3... that was the gameplan.. and it worked.

I found the question posed to Grimes comical... as if he would REALLY consider plans to turn pro after this past season. Fell off the NBA radar is right.

mhart123 (Mike Hart) says...

Brian, you can stop right after: "To me this is Bill Self's worst year coaching. I know he had a lot to adjust having three players out...". Not just 3 players... but out best outside shooter... and our 2, established, very sizable big men. With only Dedric Lawson inside... teams could sag in the lane on him and dare us to shoot from outside. Thanks to Quentin Grimes being so overrated, we could not shoot from outside enough to stop defenses from keying in on Lawson. Dok and DeSousa would have been formidable inside... we would have killed teams on the boards. Think how few dunks we had after Dok went out and Vick went home. Only Agbaji got the occasional jam. Dotson penetrating the lane with no finisher to dish the ball to... really hurt / limited our overall offensive game. We became very one-dimensional on offense. Losing Dok, DeSousa and Vick is a very big deal... and no amount of "coaching" is going to fill that void.

mhart123 (Mike Hart) says...

That is complete crap. read the transcript. Code said "He’s asking for opportunities from an occupational perspective, he’s asking for cash in the pocket and he’s asking for housing for him and his family.”... to which Townsend directly responded with : “I’ve got to just try to work and figure out a way because if THAT'S what it takes to get him here for 10 months, we're going to have to do it some way.” ... That and It.. are referring to Williamsons demands. To not admit what "it" and "that" are referring to... you have to be a complete moron or watching this unfold with the ultimate in rose-colored glasses. Stop making excuses for Townsend, because if he REALLY has nothing to hide.. then he would step forward.. and the University would step forward with a damn explanation.

mhart123 (Mike Hart) says...

Douche alert...