Up-and-down Vasquez always a big factor

Up-and-down Vasquez always a big factor

There are 14 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Mar 9, 2008, titled Up-and-down Vasquez always a big factor. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

He's the most unpredictable player on the Maryland men's basketball team, maybe one of the most unpredictable ever to wear the uniform.

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TERPNTYME

United States

#1 Mar 9, 2008
good job!
Rob

Potomac, MD

#2 Mar 9, 2008
For a guy that should make the first team all conference, he gets more heat than any other player. He does have weaknesses, but he also has incredible strengths. If he sticks around for his final two years, he could end up as MD's all-time leading scorer.
ron nixon

United States

#3 Mar 9, 2008
your review of vasquez and the terps team, coaching is as true as it can be. gary has decided that vasquez has more to offer, than what is a detriment to the team. he decided eric hayes is not the point guard. that gave the team to vasquez no matter what. as stated. there was no one else stepping up to win the clemson game. however, i think the team has been conditioned to vasquez doing his thing, and somehow it will work out. the terps are so fragile, there is no legitimate leadership on the floor. we were spoiled with steve blake. he was the consumate leader, steadying force on the court, and he was able to incorporate his guys baxter, dixon, mouton, nicholas into the offense. the flex needs a good center, point guard, and a supporting cast to make it work. sometimes the current team can do that. but, it appears to me other teams have now taken away osby, and gist is not the most physical player. he always seems to be just outside the inside action. milbourne, is just not ready for the game yet. we have no mid range shooting guard that can make the 12 footer, like dixon, and our perimeter shooting is as bad as gets. it will be interesting when maze, mosely show up. what happens if maze proves to be the more stable point guard, and mosely steps in and takes the 2 guard position. i would move vasquez to the small forward in place of milbourne.
mgman

Jupiter, FL

#4 Mar 9, 2008
Thank you for writing a positive article on the Terps.Gilchrest was unpredictable Vasquez is streaky.
Jay

Easton, MD

#5 Mar 9, 2008
I've been a terp fan since Mo Howard, Brad Davis etc... way back.
It's better to have a guard who will take the heat and try to make something happen. Yes, his judgement isn't perfect but who's is at 21? I'd rather have him than someone who's afraid to to be aggressive and try to make the right things happen. He'll get get better and so will the Terps.

Since: Feb 08

United States

#6 Mar 9, 2008
Thanks for the bit about Brenda Frese's snub as Coach of the Year. Totally, completely insane.
rick

AOL

#7 Mar 9, 2008
good article. my question is where were the seniors gist and obambe. at least vasquez tried to carry everything on his shoulders. but he is only a sophomore. it is the seniors job to take charge and get the job done. vasquez is only human he cant do everything by himself. it a team sport so everyone do their job specially the seniors on senior night. so tonight seniors do it at virginia. everyone contribute and the terps will be fine if not terps go to nit which is not bad which might make them play better next year.
Boatwhistle

Miami, FL

#8 Mar 9, 2008
Jay wrote:
I've been a terp fan since Mo Howard, Brad Davis etc... way back.
It's better to have a guard who will take the heat and try to make something happen. Yes, his judgement isn't perfect but who's is at 21? I'd rather have him than someone who's afraid to to be aggressive and try to make the right things happen. He'll get get better and so will the Terps.
I agree 100%.
41-OHs

Pikesville, MD

#9 Mar 9, 2008
Vasquez is the most overrated player in Maryland's history. He hurts this team more than anyone else ever has. He has no composure, talks back to Gary, and believes that he is the only one that can get it done. I applauded him when he admitted his mistakes following the UNC game, however, I lost all respect for him in the following games when he claimed he did his part and the team and fans came up short. He needs to keep his mouth shut, play smart, and maybe then he could be considered a positive force for the Terps. The biggest problem is that he plays every minute of every game for the most part. He's NOT the savior of Maryland basketball. He has the potential but right now Gary needs to play the players who are playing well and needs to put Vasquez at small forward or shooting guard. A 6'6'' point guard is no good. Let Hayes run the point, start Bowie at shooting guard, Vasquez at SF, and then Gist and Osby at PF and C, respectively.
Where is Jimmy

Westminster, MD

#10 Mar 9, 2008
Here is what our program is missing:

MD mens program has been downhill since Jimmy Patsos left. He is tearing it up at Loyola.

The progress has been undeniable in the three seasons that head coach Jimmy Patsos has been at the helm of the Loyola College Men's Basketball Program. After reaching the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship Semifinals last March, the bar has been raised for 2007-08 and Patsos is undoubtedly looking forward to the challenge.

After posting the college's first winning season in more than a decade with a 15-13 mark in 2005-06, Patsos guided the Greyhounds to an 18-13 record last year for consecutive winning campaigns for the first time since Loyola enjoyed four straight winning seasons two decades ago. With just three years of coaching under his belt, he already is tied for seventh in wins (39) in Loyola's 98-year men's basketball history. For his successes, Patsos was named one of 15 finalists for the 2007 Hugh Durham Coach of the Year Award, given annually to the nation's top mid-major head coach by collegeinsider.com .
Herbie

United States

#11 Mar 9, 2008
David please open your eyes. Forget about Vasques and the mens Terps for a moment. Praise must be put on Leon Williams [ Sr. F/C at Ohio U ] Leon played his last regular game today, and it was oustanding. Gary didn't want him 4 years ago out of Gibbons. Bad ankle, wasn't smart enough. NOT!!! 6/8 -250. 124 games -124 starts. No tatooes. Clean as Cal Rip. Criminolagy major. GO to ohiobobcats.com - mens basketball. If Kimmie gets a parade , Leon desirves one.
Rich -Carroll County

Columbus, IN

#12 Mar 9, 2008
Herbie wrote:
David please open your eyes. Forget about Vasques and the mens Terps for a moment. Praise must be put on Leon Williams [ Sr. F/C at Ohio U ] Leon played his last regular game today, and it was oustanding. Gary didn't want him 4 years ago out of Gibbons. Bad ankle, wasn't smart enough. NOT!!! 6/8 -250. 124 games -124 starts. No tatooes. Clean as Cal Rip. Criminolagy major. GO to ohiobobcats.com - mens basketball. If Kimmie gets a parade , Leon desirves one.
He has done a good job no doubt,but that doesn't mean he qualified at MD
Rich -Carroll County

Columbus, IN

#13 Mar 9, 2008
Where is Jimmy wrote:
Here is what our program is missing:
MD mens program has been downhill since Jimmy Patsos left. He is tearing it up at Loyola.
The progress has been undeniable in the three seasons that head coach Jimmy Patsos has been at the helm of the Loyola College Men's Basketball Program. After reaching the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship Semifinals last March, the bar has been raised for 2007-08 and Patsos is undoubtedly looking forward to the challenge.
After posting the college's first winning season in more than a decade with a 15-13 mark in 2005-06, Patsos guided the Greyhounds to an 18-13 record last year for consecutive winning campaigns for the first time since Loyola enjoyed four straight winning seasons two decades ago. With just three years of coaching under his belt, he already is tied for seventh in wins (39) in Loyola's 98-year men's basketball history. For his successes, Patsos was named one of 15 finalists for the 2007 Hugh Durham Coach of the Year Award, given annually to the nation's top mid-major head coach by collegeinsider.com .
this a good point,losing assistant's like Md has has to have affect.But when guy's get head coaching job's you just have to regroup.Chuck looks like he is doing a good job,and sadly Booth may be the next to go.On a personal note this would really hurt,because he is My favorite Terp of all time ,bar none
Aaron

Madisonville, KY

#14 Feb 14, 2009
Fire Gary and hire Patsos. Patsos is a winner!

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