First off. Some posters need to understand that not all criticism of Coach Anderson doesn’t make you a hater or want to see him fired. I hope this season still turns around and we make some post season tournament. And yes, I know when Anderson came aboard that the program was in shambles. Coach Anderson has brought the program back to respectability and should be applauded for that. But can he take us to the next level? That question is still up for debate. Can Coach Anderson get the program back to a consistent top 25 status? Can he compete for an SEC Championship? Get the Hogs out of the NCAA Tournament first weekend, let alone consistently get us to the Tournament most years? Hey. Don’t get me wrong. I’m rooting for him. I hope he retires as our head coach. But stumbling out of the blocks at the start of SEC play and furiously coming back to barely make the Tournament is getting old. Not to mention that while watching the team play I can’t help but think the nineties called and they want thier style of play back. Sorry guys. But everybody know has good athletes. Timeouts are more frequent, and touch fouls are called regularly. Like I stated at the top. I like Coach Anderson. I want to see him stay and win big at Arkansas. But how long do we give him to prove he’s the Coach to get us there? I don’t know the answer. But he doesn’t have forever.
I wonder what our athletic director is thinking. Does anyone here think he might make a change at the end of this year if things keep going as they have. I have no clue.
Hopefully nothing. It doesn’t do any good to change coaches (that been done several times) because no coach can recruit the better SEC players, especially black players, to Fayetteville. It is not an exciting place and it’s too cold.
I doubt it. In my thinking(so take it for what it’s worth), lets say the season ends the way it’s going at the moment, we are still paying off a HC that no longer works here and I believe Anderson’s contract goes to 2022. I believe(correct me if I’m wrong) that Anderson will get 1 million per year if he is terminated early. So you compact paying a lot of money to two different coaches, how much money would you have to pay for another coach you think will be an upgrade?
I don’t know about that.
I really like Mike! I believe in him and how he represents our program. High integrity and wants to do it the right way. I hope he retires here as well. I just wish he was more aggressive in his coaching style. I’m not sure that’s a personality trait for him though.
Mike is no Nolan. I don’t expect him to be. I wish he was though. After all those years of sitting next to Nolan, I would think some of that fire that Nolan exhibited would have manifested itself in Mike. Again, probably not his personality. He seems to take a more passive approach. I know he grasped the 40 minuets of hell concept over that time, but it hasn’t seemed to manifest itself on the court.
It seems to me, at times, that his players exhibit that same personality in their play.
I recall Corey Beck commenting on how he was afraid of Nolan and thought he was mean, . I believe him.
I don’t really know for sure, but I don’t think Mike invokes that same feeling with his players. Having said that, I don’t think that makes Mike a worse coach or a better coach.
Mike has proven to be successful in his own right.
I’m not a win at all cost guy. I believe in doing it the right way as well. I think Mike is a strong character man and I believe that is what we need in our program and what these kids need as an example.
I’ve always heard that a team takes on the personality of its coach. That may be true. If these players take on Mikes personality, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
I just wish they played with a little more fire in their belly.
Nolans teams sure did.
What’s our QB from Greenwood got to do with any of this?
Sorry, Hog2009. My bad! Didn’t mean to type Noland!
This reads like satire.
Jalen Catalon is laughing his head off reading this.
Agree w that. Football staff seems to have really embraced Fayetteville and the u of a. And it shows. Arkansas has been loaded w basketball talent and we seem to not make the most of it for some reason that is unexplainable. Befuddles me. We’ve got to quit recruiting one dimensional basketball players. Can they put it in the hole should be the first criteria for any position.
A coaching change seemed to help Ole Miss
The reason the new AD will likely be so successful is that he keeps so much to himself.
Malibu, I agree!
If a coach only knew how everything would play out on the college level, it would help.
FYI, here’s how they did putting the ball in the hole in high school, prep school or junior college:
Gafford: Averaged 17.4 points, 16 rebounds, 7.7 blocks, 2.5 steals and 1.4 assists per game as a senior … Tallied 11 triple-doubles and 18 double-doubles in his final year at El Dorado … Had 10-plus blocks in 11 games
Mason Jones: Averaged 15.5 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in JC… Drained 72 3-pointers and sank 42.9 percent of his shots beyond the arc
Bailey: Averaged 19.5 points, 12.7 rebounds and 3.9 blocks as a senior
Joe: averaged 22.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.9 steals as a senior
Embery-Simpson: As a junior at Midwest City HS, averaged 26.8 points and 5.6 rebounds while earning a spot on The Oklahoman’s Super 5
Harris: 17 points, 8 assists for Word of God Christian Academy as a senior
Chaney: As a senior, contributed 13.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals and led his squad to a 32-5 mark …
Osabuohien: Averaged 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists as a senior for a team that went 31-2 and advanced to the NACA National Championships
Garland: Averaged 12.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.6 steals during his senior year at Parkview …
Henderson: Averaged 13.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per gameAli: Averaged 4.0 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks as a senior at Maumelle HS in 2016-17.
Sorry Gay. Don’t by it. African American players will go to Norman, Stillwater, Wichita, Columbia, and Ames for the warm weather and wild night life? It’s winning consistently, making the post season, and sending players to the NBA.
No doubt ! WPS
I have no further questions, your Honor…
I agree scoring the basketball is fundamental if you can’t do that you shouldn’t be granted a scholarship you can train a offensive player to be defensively minded but it’s hard train a again who isn’t accustomed to scoring to do so