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There are 13 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Mar 27, 2008, titled Calhoun: "We Had A Very Good Season" -- Basketball, NCAA Tourna.... In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

With nearly a week to reflect on the season, UConn coach Jim Calhoun held a season-closing press conference today at Gampel Pavilion.

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jesse

Morris, CT

#1 Mar 27, 2008
Delusional!
whoTheEffAreYou

Pelham, NH

#2 Mar 27, 2008
hate to see a bad season
You Con

AOL

#3 Mar 27, 2008
What's Old Man Calhoun smoking?
Guy Wms

Southington, CT

#4 Mar 27, 2008
It's a pretty bold statement all things considered. Maybe a few less commercials and we could have a pretty good season???
Rich

Bennington, VT

#5 Mar 27, 2008
My guess would be that Curtis Kelly will be leaving. Even if Thabeet goes, he is still down in the depth chart. He failed to seize any opportunity given to him all season and unfortunately had the injury.
dewcooljohn

South Windsor, CT

#6 Mar 27, 2008
Hey People !!! Look for the same next season,maybe not even as good. Things won't change until this class is totally gone. That is if Calhoun can get some of the type of players that used to come to UConn. These guys have destroyed the fear that most teams had when they used to play the Huskies. Nothing but a bunch of wannabees,crooks and dopers on this team.
Chuck

United States

#7 Mar 27, 2008
They made progress from last season,so give them a break..they can't win a national championship EVERY year...
My guess is Dyson will leave, too many guards for a few available slots, plus a change of scenery might do him good.
Anti-Connecticut

Bristol, CT

#8 Mar 27, 2008
I love how even though the men have been out of the tourney for over a week, and have had an entirely sub-par season (*ahem like the past decade), they are still making headlines in the Courant. Get off it, Connecticut. The UConn men's team routinely rolls out non-student athletes, who rarely graduate from UConn, are frequently in legal trouble, or are just disappointing athletes in general.
The women are the story, but because of their gender, take second place on a regular basis.
Knowlegable and Concerned

North Stonington, CT

#10 Mar 27, 2008
I think it is time for a coaching change. Calhoun talks about displaying appropriate behavior on and off of the court. Well, He sure as hell doesn't display it. His charging onto the court and swearing at the top of his lungs at a player, is belittling and atrocious. And like another poster said, it is time to recruit some non criminals. I would rather a team who plays well together and doesn't win a championship to some thugs winning quite few games. There have only been a few class players recently. Where is the next Okafor? He set the example on the court and in the classroom.
mgz

Grosse Pointe, MI

#11 Mar 27, 2008
Anti-Connecticut wrote:
I love how even though the men have been out of the tourney for over a week, and have had an entirely sub-par season (*ahem like the past decade), they are still making headlines in the Courant. Get off it, Connecticut. The UConn men's team routinely rolls out non-student athletes, who rarely graduate from UConn, are frequently in legal trouble, or are just disappointing athletes in general.
The women are the story, but because of their gender, take second place on a regular basis.
what kinda crack do you smoke? sub-par decade? last time I checked two championships in the last decade is far from sub-par. Why WOULDN'T this get headlines? There are no professional teams in the state, and Uconn men is about as close as we got.

Don't give me this crap with the women. Its not hard to be a good women's team when all the best players go to 1 of 5 different schools. No one outside of Ct and Tennessee even watches women's basketball, and the only reason it gets any time at all on sportscenter is because espn is located in CT.
pnete

AOL

#12 Mar 28, 2008
Hope Calhoun doesn't read this silliness on a regular basis.
Hasheem will declare and not hire an agent. He'll make the rounds of predraft camps and somebody will make him a promise just like Boone and Bynum. Uconn will have to get lucky with a junior college transfer
at center like the football team did at qb - unless Gauvin learns to shoot a foul shot or ten foot jumper or layup over the summer. Too bad. He actually has some potential. He has to work on his game. I don't know what these kids think about. They only have four years before they either make it or become a working stiff. People have really poor memories and seem to have forgetton the good ole days when Earl Kelly was trying to beat the Georgetowns and Ewings by himself. Calhoun IS this program. Saw Walker Mcdonalds all star game. Walker has some speed and hops but he has a long way to go. Huskies had a very good season. Go Cardinals!!!
Gotta root for the league.
Stefan

United States

#13 Mar 28, 2008
Unfortunately, Calhoun had the job of developing too many players at one time. If Price hadn't screwed up last year, he would have been more seasoned and probably wouldn't have needed as much of Calhoun's attention. But this year he had to work with Price and Thabeet too much to get them to where the team needed to be. Doesn't help that Robinson simply never developed as a player at the time he should have.

So this season Calhoun had to devote too much attention to individual players rather than the next step, which is getting the team to start working together.

Maybe next year will be a bit different, if they also can get some reliable outside shooting.
mrbjmt

AOL

#15 Mar 30, 2008
"Anti-Connecticut" you certainly live up to you name with your foolish anti UCONN comments.
Two National Championships in the past decade! How many other schools can claim this?
Your comments about "non-student athletes" and "legal trouble" with no facts to back them up again demonstrate your foolishness. Review the performance of UCONN's Athletic programs vs other Div. 1 schools and you will see that UCONN has nothing to be ashamed of in comparison.
As to the question of "non-graduates" which becomes an easy target for "stone throwers", I do not see any mention of the UCONN athletes who have moved into professional sports careers and who have continiously donated large sums of money to UCONN for a variety of purposes--academic, athletic, etc.

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