Measuring Cuonzo's Progress At UT.

Discussion in 'Vols Hoops' started by hatvol96, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Chieftain

    I think a fair way to judge his performance is to measure it against what Lon Kruger and Billy Gillispie do at OU and Texas Tech. All three are taking over skelteon rosters.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2011
  2. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Are the schedules comparable? I imagine UT's is more difficult than the other two.
     
  3. bigpapavol

    bigpapavol Super Moderator

    I think year 1 is about watching improvement and seeing if guys play like they're being coached.
     
  4. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Chieftain

    I don't necessarily mean just this year. I'm talking about over the long haul.
     
  5. JZ1124

    JZ1124 Contributor

    I think you are right. This isn't going to be the most talented team in the world or a team that should even contend for the SEC- then again we're not Auburn bad either.

    I'll be happy if they play tough D, give great effort and execute- you do those things hopefully you win a few you shouldn't.
     
  6. bigpapavol

    bigpapavol Super Moderator

    that's some pretty stout competition for my money.
     
  7. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Chieftain

    True, but if he's going to coach at this level those guys are now his peers.
     
  8. JZ1124

    JZ1124 Contributor

    My first thought is those two have proven themselves to varying degrees and would imagine they could bring in the talent quicker and before they start winning, where Martin might have to win first (which is tough to so without the horses)... just a thought.
     
  9. bigpapavol

    bigpapavol Super Moderator

    agreed, but makes it sound like big boy stuff. From what I hear, I don't think he'll have any real issues with the coaching part, aside from sideline and in the heat of the battle stuff, which is experience based. Recruiting is purely a wait and see. Hate that we went to a wait and see candidate, but that's a Cheek thing.
     
  10. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Chieftain

    If you've got a major D-I job and you're getting outrecruited by a school in Lubbock, you aren't going to have a long shelf life.
     
  11. JZ1124

    JZ1124 Contributor

    I would think with the connections and success BCG has had in the state he could get in-state guys to Lubbock. Having never been there and very much in the dark about the state and Tech I could be wrong.
     
  12. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Chieftain

    Hard to get anyone to Lubbock. BCG will have to build it there the same way he did at UTEP.
     

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