Calhoun Ejected In UConn's 69-60 Win ...

Calhoun Ejected In UConn's 69-60 Win Over Northeastern

There are 53 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Dec 7, 2007, titled Calhoun Ejected In UConn's 69-60 Win Over Northeastern. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

He was agitated, demonstrative and confrontational, mostly with his players. Eventually, Jim Calhoun was ejected.

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Massachusetts Husky

Mansfield, MA

#1 Dec 7, 2007
Janning drained 29 points. Every game, some kid seems to drain a ton of points. And this is against weaker opposition. Troublesome.

I heard most of it on the radio. Grind of a game is right.

I'm sure the anti-Calhoun cabal will be here today. Talk about their man providing ammunition! I'll duck in this here foxhole...

P.S. Interesting Calhoun quote on the kids' performance under Blaney. Give him that...
mclacasse

Bridgewater, NJ

#2 Dec 7, 2007
Give the man credit for what he said of thier performance under Blaney? Calhoun needs to get it not his kids I've said it in past threads this man needs prozac and chair straps during the game, thats just plain embarrasment going on there, the school should have a long talk with
Jimbo, and when he calms down maybe the team will also
willy lump lump

New Hartford, CT

#3 Dec 7, 2007
Get's paid a million $$$, to act like this? Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think he's much of an example.
Mary NH

Farmington, NH

#4 Dec 7, 2007
Maybe time for a new head coach???somebody ought to look at this.
rick

Yorktown Heights, NY

#5 Dec 7, 2007
Dyson's remark that the team was much more relaxed without Calhoun's screaming says it all. His behavior and treatment of his players is out of control.
tired of it all

Middlebury, CT

#6 Dec 7, 2007
just another shakey win heading for another 17 win season and an early exit fror basketball.
Dan Pacino

Shelton, CT

#7 Dec 7, 2007
What a difference in coaching style between Jimbo and George. Maybe Jimbo should sit behind the UCONN bench with his friends and fill up those empty seats.
Rich

Milford, CT

#8 Dec 7, 2007
Go Uconn!
Chris

Manchester, CT

#9 Dec 7, 2007
You're right, Calhoun is an awful coach. 2 national titles, most players in the NBA of any school. Players who still come back and speak glowingly of him. Yeah, he's an awful human being who doesn't know what he's doing. Give me a break.
Calhoun Fan

Hartford, CT

#10 Dec 7, 2007
Rick...

I was at the game. I would have screamed too. Calhoun was yelling because his team SHOULD be better than Northeastern. They played like crap. They had several opportunities to drive to the basket because NE was on their heels and they would pull it back out like they were afraid of them. It is clear this team does not have a take charge player.

Ask anyone who ever played for Calhoun and they'll tell you, he's only yelling because he knows you can do better, and he wants you to get to the point that it's not even a thought.
a fan

Hebron, CT

#11 Dec 7, 2007
......" Maybe Jimbo should sit behind the UCONN bench with his friends and fill up those empty seats."
You noticed that too.
UConn has some talent, it just has to be molded. I think once that happens they will be a very competitive team against the better teams on their schedule. IMO this should have been a blowout game for UConn
Jeters Overrated

Fort Wayne, IN

#12 Dec 7, 2007
Calhouns always had a great staff in the past(Howie, Lateo, Hobbs, Moore)but no longer. Your kidding yourself if you believe Calhoun to be a good game coach. never has been.
gohuskies

Plainville, CT

#13 Dec 7, 2007
First of all, calling technicals for using 4 letter words is well... stupid.

Calhoun's style has always been a "will my team to victory" type of leadership. He has consistently used this style to win championships and get the most out of his players. Yes, he goes over the top at times, but riding that edge is part of what has made him so successful. Other coaches may have different styles, which is fine. But I happen to like a coach who is hard on his players. More often than not, UConn kids respond with teams that make fewer mistakes and who are in better shape than 90% of the teams that they play. Yes, to this point this group has not, but their run here is not done yet either.

Let us not forget 2 things 1. we saw the 'kinder/gentler' Calhoun last year in what most consider a disaster of a season and 2. Dom Perno was a nice guy.
PPPP

Roseland, NJ

#14 Dec 7, 2007
I knew that the players would come out tight. Calhoun has been very hard on them since the Gonzaga game, and several players are obviously scared of their coach. I'm happy that Stanley Robinson recovered after the shaky start because it looked like he was ready to cry when Calhoun was screaming at him. I think the break for exams will be good for the players and the coach...some mental relaxion at an ironically high stress time (exams).
rick

Yorktown Heights, NY

#15 Dec 7, 2007
Chris wrote:
You're right, Calhoun is an awful coach. 2 national titles, most players in the NBA of any school. Players who still come back and speak glowingly of him. Yeah, he's an awful human being who doesn't know what he's doing. Give me a break.
No one will deny that he has been successful but any long time UConn fan will have noticed that he intimidates and humiliates his players. Sometimes this may work but mostly it creates confusion and resentiment on the part of his players. There are many former players whose silence speaks volumes.
ex-nutmegger

Missoula, MT

#16 Dec 7, 2007
I'm fascinated by how this year's Arizona Wildcats and the Huskies are so much alike. Both teams play a similar style of ball and both are in a rebuilding phase. Both play brilliantly for stretches and then completely fall apart. Lute Olson is on an unexplained personal leave of absence. Maybe it was the stress? Perhaps Calhoun could follow his example and take a break. The Wildcats actually have improved a little under the assisitant coach and maybe Blaney would enjoy the same success. Still, we're talking about two of the greatest coaches in the NCAA, past and present. Both deserve respect and compassion.
Smith

United States

#17 Dec 7, 2007
I think he shoudln't be a coach.We watched it last night and thought how horrible of him to yell like that.I feel bad for those guys.
Vic

Stafford Springs, CT

#18 Dec 7, 2007
Calhoun is supposed to be a teacher. If a professor swore at his students like Jimbo does at his there would be a lot more protests and punishment for the teacher.
Pete

Broadview, IL

#19 Dec 7, 2007
It seems the team is still trying to grow up. I have tickets to see Uconn at Notre Dame. Notre Dame has a center that is very physical. He out rebounded and out hussled Kansas State at the Garden and rattled a lot of cages. I can see why Calhoun is worried. The team is going to have to step up to the higher level or they will be toast when they go to the Joyce Center at ND. We are definitely more athletic than ND but they play smart basketball. Are we playing smart Bball? that remains to be seen. go Huskies!
oh please

Hartford, CT

#20 Dec 7, 2007
Let's see...5 ejections in 22 seasons...it's not like this happens all the time. Motivational intentions maybe?

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