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Vandy1Fan wrote:...Why do some Vanderbilt fans think we should only compete for championships every 3 or 4 years...that Vanderbilt cannot recruit well enough to be contenders every year?...
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Vandy1Fan wrote: I think it is more the think, by some, that it is ok to spend a couple of years rebuilding, then have a successful team, then repeat again. Not all fans want this. There are some that are OK with it and that that is the only way it can be done at Vanderbilt...They shouldn't have to "settle" for anything less.
Posted: 1/27/2013 1:27 PM
SumnerCountyDore wrote: I have really not joined this argument for the last month for a couple reasons, but your post brings to mind a question or two....wouldn't EVERY coach say that they strive to be a top program like Duke, and after 14 yrs, shouldn't we be seeing at least a smidgen of a hint that VU is headed in that direction? I think we will be ok in a year or two, and I'm not as gloomy and doomy as some, but we are going through a period not many programs, short of ncaa troubles or a series of coaching changes ever find themselves in. Here's to hoping we beat the Vawls this week and get back on track. ------------------------------------------------ underdog74 wrote:Did you listen to CKS' call in show last week? He discussed this very topic and said that he strives to be a top program like Duke. Maybe the reason you have never heard Stallings say this is because you haven't listened.My suggestion to you, as I'm assuming you live in Nashville, is to call his show this Monday and run down your list of questions. I can guarantee you will get on the air. I will be listening and can't wait to hear CKS respond. Maybe at that point you will have some satisfaction on the direction of the program.The show is this Monday from 7 - 8 pm on WLAC 1510 AM and the call in # is 1-855-2DORES1 (236-7371). ---------------------------------------------
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Vandy1Fan wrote: I think it is more the thinking, by some, that it is okay to spend a couple of years rebuilding, then have a successful team, then repeat again. Not all fans want this. There are some that are OK with it and that that is the only way it can be done at Vanderbilt.I don't think Vandy needs one-and-done players. But they should be able to recruit solid 4*, top 75 players every year.They shouldn't have to "settle" for anything less.Vandy doesn't have to be Duke. But there is no reason they can't be as successful, year end and year out, as Duke.I'm just trying to understand why the program as fallen so far after having 3 good years. I've heard all the reasons but the question remains, why?
Posted: 1/27/2013 1:41 PM
PeteFox wrote: You rebuild with quality recruits, and bench strength from the previous year. So far, none are in in sight.
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doreknox wrote: Vandy1Fan, you make some excellent points. I agree with most of what you wrote but would like to discuss one or two ponts. Be to honest, we have never been the type of program where we reload every year and stay consistantly in the top 25. Stallings seven year run is the best in school history regarding having solid teams. We did rebuild somewhat in Taylor's freshman year but we were not horrible. As far back as I can remember (1973-74 team), we've been good, then bad, then good for a couple of years, then bad again. C.M. struggled for several years. Fogler had two great years and two pretty fair ones. VBK had one decent season. Say what you will, I think the up and down records are historically caused by recruiting. Our high academic standards either eliminate or scare off many recruits. Stallings does seem able to identify talent but we keep finishing second. If he brought in a stud recruiter who can close, this would definitely help him. I do believe he can coach them to success.We are missing all those pieces you mentioned, but I do think we will have an improved PG and shooters available next year. If Jeter continues to blossom and Jones is the stud he is supposed to be, our inside game will be better. Bright will have another year of experience, too. Also, I actually believe this team is faster than others that I remember.Still, good observations and an excellent post.
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cjdore wrote: I have 2 words .......Shaka Smart
I have 2 words .......Shaka Smart
Posted: 1/27/2013 4:10 PM
PeteFox wrote: BUT, they didn't have a disasterous year in which there was absolutely no hope of a winning season, now or in the forseeable future.
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