Topic: Interesting Parallel in Basketball
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Interesting Parallel in Basketball

Posted: Mar 10, 2013 10:12 PM

Both Brownell and Umo in 3rd year as head Bball coaches at Clemson.

Both finished 5-13 in conference play and suffered embarrassing losses along the way.

Both had depleted rosters and injuries galore.

Brownell took over a program experiencing unprecedented success and Umo took over a program in shambles.

Umo gets fired. I would say Mr. Brownell is on a short leash.

This was my main point to some degree tonight. In fact

Posted: Mar 10, 2013 10:16 PM

Coach Coleman's team was showing signs of improvement. I think both deserve longer to be honest. 3 years in basketball is nothing. A coach should have 4 or 5 years to show their progress.

Three is a joke.

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Posted: Mar 10, 2013 10:41 PM

although it was a different circumstance - I bet Indiana is glad they didn't ditch Tom Crean after 3 years of misery.


Posted: Mar 10, 2013 10:18 PM

My post is not a "fire Brownell" post, rather

Posted: Mar 10, 2013 10:19 PM

Our new AD may have an itchy trigger finger. I think Brownell should get another year, and if improvement is shown 2-3 more.

Unless his opinion is that it's not going to get better

Posted: Mar 10, 2013 10:30 PM

In which case, one should pull the trigger sooner to get the next phase underway.

Re If he improves, give him one yr. extensions. This two

Posted: Mar 10, 2013 10:31 PM

and three year stuff is costing us a plenty. Improving is what you are being paid to do, anything else is a bonus. If they don't like it, let them hit the road.

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Posted: Mar 10, 2013 10:34 PM

recruits well ?

style of play attractive?

wins close games?

fills the stands?

what is this x and o stuff i always read about....pls don't confuse him w/ Chad Morris or some offensive genius....

average coach at best

if fired, he WOULD NOT get another upper tier coaching job anytime soon

what are we holding onto?

The difference

Posted: Mar 10, 2013 10:38 PM

"unprecedented success" is a stretch

Brownell proved in his first year he's capable of getting results. He won a NCAA tournament game with less than Purnell did with his 3 attempts.

Brownell's current problems are a result of the coaching transition.

Re: The difference

Posted: Mar 10, 2013 11:15 PM

Wasn't that a play in game or something like that in the tournament.

Brownell's future probably rests in the hands of

Posted: Mar 10, 2013 10:50 PM


Three guys that will probably make or break the team next year. Sullivan was a four star (i think) and Blossomgame was hyped pretty hard before the injury. Coleman was a solid player from what i recall.

Coleman's team was in a much greater state of disarray

Posted: Mar 10, 2013 11:39 PM

Heck, they only had 7 players on scholarship. At least Brownell's team isn't just giving up.

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