Geno at UCONN is already considered the greatest women's basketball coach ever. With all-due respect to Pat Summit, her refusal to schedule UCONN on a regular basis was a huge mistake. By not plying UCONN , the Lady UTK Vols are not as relevant on the national scene. . . Jay, do you see hypocrisy with the Paul Finebaums the Dick Viatles and the Jay Bilas of the world who continue to preach that the NCAA and colleges are taking advantage of athletes by not giving athletes money and yet these kind of guys wouldnt be making the millions they make if not for college athletics, Would a Jay Bilas be willing to share in his personal revenue with college athletes, not they he should, but he should quit pointing fingers and throwing stones while living in an expensive glass house. Your thoughts ?
For your Friday mailbag - Jadevon Clowney is that rare breed that goes from being the #1 High School prospect to being the #1 NFL prospect. What other athletes can you put in that category ? Bryce Harper comes to mind, but so do so many other top High Schoolers who FAIL to be the best in the big-leagues, after high school hype i.e. UTK's Bryce Brown, Ohio State's Gerg Oden, Miss St. Renardo Sidney was a #1 High School b-baller. . . .give us some others on both ends of the spectrum
Really enjoyed your Bruce Pearl segment on Press Row ! . . . .Tiger does take a little of the hype out of the Masters, but not much. It is still THE MASTER'S . . .Field of Dreams should have been a 1 seed, Maybe Mark Weidmer can write a story on how Field of Dreams is the Kentucky of your bracket . . .And if Kentucky loses Saturday who will Weed's give the brunt of his disappointment to in a column ? Dave Hart ? NCAA ? Tiger ? A-Rod ? . . .
Wow, Conz stays or Marquette turned him down, we may never know the real story. What ashame that a nice unexpected Sweet 16 run has turned into a dumpster fire. A fan base where AT LEAST 30,000 doesnt want him back and a coach who obvisouly doesnt want to be there. And now you have an AD who pretty much has to give him a raise or the National Media will crucify UTK for NOT giving a huge raise and extension to coach that won 24 games and went to Sweet 16 . . . . .what a mess !
Jay, what does UTK do here ? If you are Dave Hart what do you do about UTK basketball ?
Hate to see Gee McGhee go and wish him the best, but that happens when you bring in a new coach. Last year there were over 300 players on the D-1 transfer list, just a sign of the times. Still very excited about the 4 signees and 2 players that redshirted as well as 2 additional signees in Will Wade's continued effort to upgrade the talent level
Wow, Counzo decides to stay and /or Marquette turned HIM down. . . Now he goes back to a fan base who doesnt want him back and to a school He obviously doesnt want to be. . . .Not a warm and fuzzy story and Im sure it will give future recruits a reason to be very hesitant . . .
Where are you Jay ? running a newspaer sports department ? to much stuff, we need your feedback !
WOW is right what a great NCAA tourney ! great games, buzzer beaters, story lines, etc. . . . If the Conz can get another job he WILL leave, and who can blame him ? The UTK Vol fans have treated him like @#$%, Dave Hart never came out during petition-gate and offered even a word of support and then Dave Hart made an @#$ of himself by hugging Cuonzo only when the TV cameras were on him after the Mercer game. . .again its amazing that Vol fans hate a coach who has WON 60% of games and love a coach, Butchy who LOST 60% of his games !.... .also Jay, do you think Holly Warlick is just Derek Dooley in a pants suit ?
Mark, I love you brother , But . . .Yes Florida was the #1 seed in tourney and yes Kentucky may have been under-seeded, but the rest of the SEC was NOT very good , at all . . . .just because UCONN is in the Final Four, that doesnt mean that the American Athletic Conference was all that good either. Anything can happen in a tourney format. Teams dont have to be better than other teams, just be better for ONE game. I dont think that means if Kentucky is better than Michigan ONE time that means that Missisippi State was under-rated all season . .the rest of the SEC really stunk
To bad with the way the UTK fans treated Cuonzo with petition to replace him with Pearl. I'm sure the players and coaching staff did not feel good about sharing this run with the fans. And good for Cuonzo if he leaves and takes a better job than UTK. . . . .not much of a warm and fuzzy story
March Madness has been great. Tonights games should be fun. . . .To bad for UTK Vol fans, they dont seem to be enjoying this run with their hatred for Cuonzo Martin. Those fans are stupid considering that even a sweet 16 run is never a consistent thing, even for the best of programs. You better enjoy it while you can even if you hate your coach and sign petitions to have him replaced. You got to beleive that Cuonzo cant wait to get a better job and get out of there, at this point he loves his players and doesnt like his fans, and you cant blame him. And his players love and now seem to be playing hard for him and the players probably hate the Vol fans also. Not a very warm and fuzzy story