Picked 11th, finished 2nd

Discussion in 'Vols Hoops' started by volfanjo, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Congrats boys.
     
  2. zehr27

    zehr27 8th's VIP

    Its really more of a feat than most understand.
     
  3. volinbham

    volinbham Member

    posted in another thread but we were 1-4 in the SEC at one point. Finished 9-2.
     
  4. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Yep. As impressed with the Bruce-Cuonzo transition as I was with the Buzz-Pearl transition.
     
  5. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    I don't want to start World War 3, but Cuonzo Martin is the anti-Dooley. He never once pointed out the team's weaknesses, placed all blame on his shoulders during the hard time, and deflected praise at every turn. He never even talked about the NCAA cloud that much. He has honored our university in his short stay here.
     
  6. 7thgroupvolfan

    7thgroupvolfan New Member

    This team is ballin. Hats off to them and Zo.
     
  7. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    I think Cuonzo said it best yesterday when he said he'd be lying if he thought they'd be in this position this year.

    No matter what happens, this has been a fun team to watch the last month or so.
     
  8. lumberjack4

    lumberjack4 Chieftain

    This makes me smile. Congrats to Coach Cuonzo and the players for not getting down early in conference play and making a spectacular run to end the season. I'm looking forward to what Cuonzo and the boys can do next year.

    SEC Preseason Media Poll
    1. Kentucky
    2. Vanderbilt
    3. Florida
    4. Alabama
    5. Mississippi State
    6. Arkansas
    7. Ole Miss
    8. Georgia
    9. LSU
    10. Auburn
    11. Tennessee
    12. South Carolina

    SEC Final Standings
    1. Kentucky
    2. Tennessee
    3. Vanderbilt
    4. Florida
    5. Alabama
    6. Mississippi State
    7. Ole Miss
    8. LSU
    9. Arkansas
    10. Auburn
    11. Georgia
    12. South Carolina
     
  9. tidwell

    tidwell Chieftain

    They nailed the top and bottom, anyway.
     
  10. ole_orange

    ole_orange Member

    I will remember this team's efforts for a long time. They reminded us through sheer will and determination of what is great about college athletics. I cannot say how proud I am of this team.
     
  11. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    Outside of UT, that's actually some pretty good predicting. Georgia and Arkansas are 3 spots off of their projected finish. Everyone else is within 1, I believe.
     
  12. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    Agreed. And if it weren't for us being off, Arky and UGA would be off two and everyone else would be nailed.

    edit: after further review this is not exactly true.
     
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  13. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    To defend the prognosticators, none of them had clairvoyance enough to foresee the addition of Stokes. How do you think we finish without him?
     
  14. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    This is why I like him. He had a lot of legit reasons to suck this year. He never mentioned them and now Tennessee is #2 in the SEC.

    I honestly believe he's the SEC COY, but it will probably be split between he and Cal.
     
  15. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    To add to the "Martin is the anti-Dooley" conversation, remember that he suspended Hall who was a valuable contributor to that point. He never made it an excuse, and he didn't give Hall a pass either.
     
  16. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    8-10 range

    The attitude of the season changed after the first KY game, when they saw what they had in a team mate.

    To add to that. Martin made it work midstream which was remarkable in that the transition was seamless under the circumstances.
     
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  17. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    Plucked this from TOOS.
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  18. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Dancing?
     
  19. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Well-Known Member

    It's always possible to read too much into a snapshot. With that disclaimer, I think it's very interesting to see the smiles on the faces of Woolridge, Washpun, and Miller. When the guys not getting minutes are on board, you know the coach is doing something right.
     
  20. Steve C.

    Steve C. Banned

    Hey, Hat. How are you doing?

    Love 'Zo's suit.
     

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