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nospeakanomore

Peoria, IL

#1 Jan 2, 2010
I'm going to say that first of all, I respect all of the kids that play and support our program, but I don't understand this coach and his substitutions or lack thereof. We have kids that work just as hard as the others, but don't get an opportunity when it's necessary. Leighton( great kid) had several turnovers( some consecutive), and was kept in when they costs us at least 10 points. He's a senior, but he's not a point guard.We need someone that can handle the ball( there are capable kids sitting that can take his place) he also is absolutely no scoring threat. Any coach knows to take away Zach Miller and we have nothing. I think he (Leighton) is a great kid, but he shouldn't play as much as he does. It's like 2 on 5 w/ us (Zach & Zach) against everybody else.Develop the bench...especially when your getting your @!# kicked. These kids work hard too!!I feel for Miller..he's getting killed and gets no help from anybody. But there are scoring threats elsewhere, we just don't utilize them. I know that we are not loaded w/ talent, but we can be better offensively. Sorry...but I wonder if I'm the only one that sees this!! I just want to say finally...That I will still support the kids, coach and the program. I am just frustrated by what I'm seeing. Good luck to all of the kids!! Keep up the hard work!! Keep your heads up!!
what was omitted

AOL

#2 Jan 3, 2010
nospeakanomore wrote:
We have kids that work just as hard as the others, but don't get an opportunity when it's necessary.
you didn't say there were better players on the bench. that's what matters. the best players play at a varsity level. there are a lot of things that go into that beyond the obvious. unless you watch them practice every day, i doubt your opinion means very much
suzeq

Chicago, IL

#3 Jan 3, 2010
must have lost last night
nospeakanomore

Peoria, IL

#4 Jan 3, 2010
what was omitted wrote:
<quoted text>you didn't say there were better players on the bench. that's what matters. the best players play at a varsity level. there are a lot of things that go into that beyond the obvious. unless you watch them practice every day, i doubt your opinion means very much
True...I'm sure it doesn't and i understand the point you're making...im just making comments on what I see. I guess you don't agree which is fine.
ERIK

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jan 3, 2010
I think the new coach is a jerk! Why do we need Rushville's reject anyway? He obviously wasn't wanted there. What was he in trouble for over there anyway?
I feel for the kids that work their butts off for nothing!
puzzled

New York, NY

#6 Jan 3, 2010
Well First off the new coach has not a clue about any of the players, he came in all barney bad a** and throwing his weight around, all th kids hate him, and they didn't want him over here after he was kicked out of Rushville, I have seen some of the practice and all he does is yell and run the kids, that is not practice, we need some defense, someone that will get in there and steal the ball, there is a few kids that are not even on the team, that would have been a good asset, but the coach must have thought differently, and now it is showing, that just maybe we did need those kids after all!!! Just a thought, Coach good luck with what you got, there are several great players, but we need some DEFENSE!!! period!!!!
Ernest T Bass

Ashburn, VA

#7 Jan 3, 2010
Athletes are usually boneheads. Coaches are usually failed athletes. They couldn't make it to the bigs, but they'd be good teachers of theory and method? LMAO!!!!!
pwinn

Chicago, IL

#8 Jan 3, 2010
Above posts are probably written by fathers that sons didn't play, former lower coaches that got past over for the JV job and went to another school, or father of one former player that was told to put out some effort or he's off the team, (he quit). Get a life and support the team.
yeahright

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Jan 3, 2010
First of all you would have to be blind to think that this is a GOOD coach. We should rename the team Rushville Rejects!
pwinn

Chicago, IL

#10 Jan 3, 2010
puzzled wrote:
Well First off the new coach has not a clue about any of the players, he came in all barney bad a** and throwing his weight around, all th kids hate him, and they didn't want him over here after he was kicked out of Rushville, I have seen some of the practice and all he does is yell and run the kids, that is not practice, we need some defense, someone that will get in there and steal the ball, there is a few kids that are not even on the team, that would have been a good asset, but the coach must have thought differently, and now it is showing, that just maybe we did need those kids after all!!! Just a thought, Coach good luck with what you got, there are several great players, but we need some DEFENSE!!! period!!!!
He got "kicked" out of Rushville because he wouldn't kiss the ass of the spoiled brats of parents like idiots like you. Your son wouldn't do as the coach said and he's gone, plus you. I'm not saying he's a great coach. I'm just supporting the boys that are busting their butts out there. I don't care how good or bad a coach is, players are to follow his directions or get the hell out. You should have taken your spoiled brat with you.
what the ell

Ellicott City, MD

#11 Jan 3, 2010
pwinn wrote:
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He got "kicked" out of Rushville because he wouldn't kiss the ass of the spoiled brats of parents like idiots like you. Your son wouldn't do as the coach said and he's gone, plus you. I'm not saying he's a great coach. I'm just supporting the boys that are busting their butts out there. I don't care how good or bad a coach is, players are to follow his directions or get the hell out. You should have taken your spoiled brat with you.
well said drown will not take the parents shit, and even thu the record dont show it there is a better brand of ball being played
what the ell

Ellicott City, MD

#12 Jan 3, 2010
brown
laughing and typing

Ashburn, VA

#13 Jan 3, 2010
puzzled wrote:
Well First off the new coach has not a clue about any of the players, he came in all barney bad a** and throwing his weight around, all th kids hate him, and they didn't want him over here after he was kicked out of Rushville, I have seen some of the practice and all he does is yell and run the kids, that is not practice, we need some defense, someone that will get in there and steal the ball, there is a few kids that are not even on the team, that would have been a good asset, but the coach must have thought differently, and now it is showing, that just maybe we did need those kids after all!!! Just a thought, Coach good luck with what you got, there are several great players, but we need some DEFENSE!!! period!!!!
all he does is yell and make them run!! o.k. since you obviously never played or have watched much basketball here goes! that's a crucial part of defense, being in better shape and learning discipline such as if you screw up you don't get patted and told great try. instead you get yelled at til you get mad enough to do it!! they are soft kids who think like their parents that your coach is your buddy!! it's varsity level not 8th grade!! the funniest thing about all you haters on here is that you LOVED basil mawbey, whom was the meanest,most hateful,win at all cost,BEYOND berating coach EVER at chs and he ran the team half the practice and you ran when you screwed up! it's about winning and this guy might in a few years when he weeds out the pampered boys and the soccer moms!!
Old Timer

Woodridge, IL

#14 Jan 3, 2010
puzzled wrote:
Well First off the new coach has not a clue about any of the players, he came in all barney bad a** and throwing his weight around, all th kids hate him, and they didn't want him over here after he was kicked out of Rushville, I have seen some of the practice and all he does is yell and run the kids, that is not practice, we need some defense, someone that will get in there and steal the ball, there is a few kids that are not even on the team, that would have been a good asset, but the coach must have thought differently, and now it is showing, that just maybe we did need those kids after all!!! Just a thought, Coach good luck with what you got, there are several great players, but we need some DEFENSE!!! period!!!!
What game have you been watching! Brown has the defensive effort as good as it has been in Connersville in years! The problem is on the offensive end with only Miller a scoring threat, Huffered must become more involed on the inside, and finish, for the Spartans to be successful. The Stamm kid also has been a great addition to the team! What people don't realize is Connersville does not have the athletes to play with schools such as New Castle. 3A will will be a welcomed sight in two years, if that happens.
buzzbasketball

Tarrytown, NY

#15 Jan 3, 2010
Old Timer wrote:
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What game have you been watching! Brown has the defensive effort as good as it has been in Connersville in years! The problem is on the offensive end with only Miller a scoring threat, Huffered must become more involed on the inside, and finish, for the Spartans to be successful. The Stamm kid also has been a great addition to the team! What people don't realize is Connersville does not have the athletes to play with schools such as New Castle. 3A will will be a welcomed sight in two years, if that happens.
WOW must be Stamm dad, because he is one of the crazy people that was on the board to get him hired. Yes I do agree Miller , and Huffard are great assets to the team, We just need more energy Hopefully that does come true about getting switched to a different league, that will help alot.
head-lice

Ashburn, VA

#16 Jan 3, 2010
buzzbasketball wrote:
<quoted text> WOW must be Stamm dad, because he is one of the crazy people that was on the board to get him hired. Yes I do agree Miller , and Huffard are great assets to the team, We just need more energy Hopefully that does come true about getting switched to a different league, that will help alot.
go watch soccer you idiot!!
HAHA

Downers Grove, IL

#17 Jan 7, 2010
i think it is holarious. everyone wanted klein out then they hire a coach that has a losing record. i am not a klein fan but to hire a person from pushville that was fired for what ever reason. you know it had to be bad after winning sectionals. that shows how much the AD knows. CLEAN HOUSE FROM THE TOP TO just above the janitor (he seems to do a good job).
Spartan Fan

United States

#18 Jan 7, 2010
I give coach a pass on alot of things because his system is a new system. But they look a little lost while running the offense. The screens they attempt are poor. New Castle looked very smooth running their offense. As far as talent, Miller has alot of natural talent. Stamm really hustles and knows his fundamentals. He should get more court time. The JV has a few kids that show promise but dang i wish we had some height. I think we will have a winning season next year and compete for a sectional title the following year.
justin case

Maxwell, IA

#19 Jan 7, 2010
IS connersville a 2a or 3a school
taliesan

Helenwood, TN

#20 Jan 8, 2010
back in the 60's i came to c-ville to watch my team play in a regional championship. i was very young, but seem to remember the gym floor being lower than ground level. am i mistaken? i know it seemed huge to me. is the gym part of the H. S. campus? thanks.

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