The Answer Is Still, 'Tough'

The Answer Is Still, 'Tough'

There are 50 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Dec 10, 2007, titled The Answer Is Still, 'Tough'. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Jim Calhoun knows his mounting frustration, which is reaching heights that are foreign to him, is oozing out with his actions and antics.

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MrLogical

New Canaan, CT

#42 Dec 10, 2007
uconn_00 wrote:
It sounds like Calhoun is washed up. It's typical of a person his age. Too set in their ways, too stubborn to change. His methods don't work today. When was the last time Bobby Knight won any kind of championship?
And while we're at it, you too.
MrLogical

New Canaan, CT

#43 Dec 10, 2007
calhoun is a bore wrote:
What an a**hole! Why is calhoun wondering why his team doesn't get it? This is his team, his recruits. He can't admit that he recruited a bunch of slackers. Or maybe he should blame Moore since he recruited them. Calhoun is one to blame others for his team's failures. This has been his core team for 2 years. He is not going to admit that they have not improved. That would show that he has been a failure with this team. Not only is he failing this team, they are actually regressing. That would show that they either 1. His team doesn't listen to him, 2. they don't get it, they can't figure it out. That would of course show that he didn't do his homework in recruiting this class of mid Div I players. Either way, he won't take responsibility. It's the refs, fans, media, players. Not him
Someone said that this team wasn't hyped up as a big time recruiting class. Go back and look at the articles. It was considered a top 5 class. Also, Thabeet was on the cover of several magazines, hyped as the next ... something. Maybe the next Ajou Deng.
Calhoun is the biggest crybaby in college basketball, he should be embarrassed at how he acts. The good thing is that the season is young so there will be much more pain inflcited by the likes of G'town, Villlanova, Indiana. Its nice to see that he lost to Calipari.
NIT is long shot for this team.
Ditto.(Biggest cry baby? Hardly.)
MrLogical

New Canaan, CT

#44 Dec 10, 2007
anniejj wrote:
JC is looking for a team leader. How the heck can you have a team leader when players are pulled after one mistake and humiliated on national TV. He was never this mean.
Back again? Didn't get it the first time? You are REALLY clueless.
tripper

Los Angeles, CA

#45 Dec 10, 2007
richde wrote:
The issue is the players and what Calhoun now has to pick from given the age of players going to the NBA early.
The truth is Calhoun is the same hard ass great coach trying to teach young men who are not ready to be their best.
I think Jim is going to have stop going after the NYC type players and begin to go after less gifted people who are willing to learn.
This is the new world of distilled college basketball, which is not the great game we had just five years ago.
I know I miss it and I'm sure Calhoun does along with the rest of us.
But it is late 2007 not 1997 and the Ray Allen type player is now going to the NBA out of high school and not going to college.
Jim must understand that there are people just not willing to be their best regardless of their God given talent.
Jim you know you can't teach heart but you can enyoy the legacy of the two national titles by bringing in kids with less talent and more heart.
Young men who will actually listen to you and enjoy getting better.
That's the best the game has to offer in 2008.
Education first.
Leo

Waterford, CT

#46 Dec 11, 2007
How about some stability in the lineup. Pulling every player after every mistake leads to confusion, no continuity and certainly does nothing fir the confidence of the players. No wonder they are looking over their shoulder when they should be watching the opponent!
MrLogical

Hartford, CT

#47 Dec 11, 2007
tripper wrote:
<quoted text>Education first.
Education first = competitiveness last.

This is NCAA roundball, the farm system for the NBA, not Ivy League pre-med.
highway guy

Glastonbury, CT

#48 Dec 11, 2007
mrlogical are you sure your name is not jim calhoun? the truth is you know they are right and you are clueless.
lets see the results at year end. this team has the talent its just jc is losing interest.
MrLogical

Canterbury, CT

#49 Dec 12, 2007
highway guy wrote:
mrlogical are you sure your name is not jim calhoun? the truth is you know they are right and you are clueless.
lets see the results at year end. this team has the talent its just jc is losing interest.
If these guys were as talented and as motivated as you seem to believe, they wouldn't even need a coach. I won't dispute that they have the raw talent, but they sure as h**l don't have any motivation.
The truth

Branford, CT

#50 Dec 13, 2007
richde wrote:
The issue is the players and what Calhoun now has to pick from given the age of players going to the NBA early.
The truth is Calhoun is the same hard ass great coach trying to teach young men who are not ready to be their best.
I think Jim is going to have stop going after the NYC type players and begin to go after less gifted people who are willing to learn.
This is the new world of distilled college basketball, which is not the great game we had just five years ago.
I know I miss it and I'm sure Calhoun does along with the rest of us.
But it is late 2007 not 1997 and the Ray Allen type player is now going to the NBA out of high school and not going to college.
Jim must understand that there are people just not willing to be their best regardless of their God given talent.
Jim you know you can't teach heart but you can enyoy the legacy of the two national titles by bringing in kids with less talent and more heart.
Young men who will actually listen to you and enjoy getting better.
That's the best the game has to offer in 2008.
Players don't go to the NBA out of high school anymore idiot.
The truth

Branford, CT

#51 Dec 13, 2007
Give me one team that was led by "less gifted players" that won a national title in the last 10 years?

Also, what evidence do you have that the current uconn men's basketball team is not willing to learn? Do you have connections close to the team who've made similar references? If not, don't assume. You're a fool.

I've seen a team that hung right in there with a team sports illustrated picked to win the national title this year in Memphis.

This team is led by SOPHMORES. Every UConn basher needs to get their spoiled head out of their asses because YOU are an absolute embarressment to the school

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