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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    No. Is isn't conjecture.
    This isn't conjecture either: In his 8 year tenure at UL, Marlin's record against top 200 RPI teams is 54-89 (.378).
    His two best years were this year (10-4) and the NCAA tournament year (10-9).

    The acceptable standard should be at least .600 against top 200, every year, not just once every 8 years.

    I would love for Bob Marlin to be the guy that achieves great success here. He is a stand up guy who does things the right way, and the kids he has brought to UL are great young men. Unfortunately, history tells us that he is very unlikely to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    Out of curiosity, where did you see he might be interested in the pelicans or vice versa?
    Actually, that was being talked about before the Pels started to get hot. It may no longer be the case.

    But if that job opens, I would think Bob would at least have a passing interest, having coached there in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    He is not interested in the Ole Miss job. He might be interested in Alabama if Avery Johnson winds up with the Pelicans.

    Bob is a Mississippi State guy. No way he wants Ole Miss.
    Coach Marlin really enjoyed his time as an assistant at Alabama. That is one spot I do think he would be interested in. Of course, if the Pelicans keep winning OT games and get into the playoffs without Boogie Cousins, there may not be a pro coaching change in New Orleans. Avery Johnson stays at Alabama in that instance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    Actually, that was being talked about before the Pels started to get hot. It may no longer be the case.

    But if that job opens, I would think Bob would at least have a passing interest, having coached there in the past.
    Some people in the Pelicans organization and Benson family think highly of Avery Johnson.

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    This isn't conjecture either: In his 8 year tenure at UL, Marlin's record against top 200 RPI teams is 54-89 (.378).
    His two best years were this year (10-4) and the NCAA tournament year (10-9).

    The acceptable standard should be at least .600 against top 200, every year, not just once every 8 years.

    I would love for Bob Marlin to be the guy that achieves great success here. He is a stand up guy who does things the right way, and the kids he has brought to UL are great young men. Unfortunately, history tells us that he is very unlikely to do so.
    You say you like Bob etc etc, yet you try to point out his faults at every single turn....

    He didn't win enough.
    Then he didn't have a good enough schedule
    Then he didn't have a good enough home schedule
    Now he doesn't have a good enough record against top whatever.
    And, next will be we've never gotten an at large.

    His success here is not a whole lot better or worse than any coach we've had since probation. Paschal had two NCAA appearances in seven years. Fletcher had two in eleven years. Evans had two in seven years, Lee had one in six.

    With exception of Paschal, the others brought in undesirables.

    I simply am not buying you'd love to see him succeed. You hammer him every chance you get.

    You haven't realized he IS succeeding. After all, we are 25-4. And, I don't give a ____ if you're playing against air. That's a great season. Not good. Great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VObserver View Post
    This isn't conjecture either: In his 8 year tenure at UL, Marlin's record against top 200 RPI teams is 54-89 (.378).
    His two best years were this year (10-4) and the NCAA tournament year (10-9).

    The acceptable standard should be at least .600 against top 200, every year, not just once every 8 years.

    I would love for Bob Marlin to be the guy that achieves great success here. He is a stand up guy who does things the right way, and the kids he has brought to UL are great young men. Unfortunately, history tells us that he is very unlikely to do so.
    Next season will be interesting. Great senior leadership this season will be missed next year. Can the program have two strong seasons in a row? If so, that will be an indication this program is back for the long term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    Next season will be interesting. Great senior leadership this season will be missed next year. Can the program have two strong seasons in a row? If so, that will be an indication this program is back for the long term.
    I agree with this, Mike. I am really concerned about losing Washington, and also Stove and Bartley, though to a somewhat lesser degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    No. Is isn't conjecture.
    Okay, I will ask him again. Maybe I misunderstood him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    Nobody said that but thanks for kind of reading....The point was that there are usually two counterpoints to something happening. CajunT mentioned he doesn't want his coaches retiring here which is a pretty agreed upon point amongst the fan base, however, the counterpoint to that is with major bursts of success our coaches will be the first to be poached for larger programs. With that comes risks of what happened at UALR where you are first to worst. That doesn't mean I'm advocating for us to not make a run....LOL
    You do the necessary background work on the next hire, as Dr. Maggard has done on his first two hires, they're is very little chance the right guy won't do well in this conference. Again, if any coach leaves for a higher profile program, it's a win for her or him and for our athletic program. There is always risk in hiring coaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    You do the necessary background work on the next hire, as Dr. Maggard has done on his first two hires, they're is very little chance the right guy won't do well in this conference. Again, if any coach leaves for a higher profile program, it's a win for her or him and for our athletic program. There is always risk in hiring coaches.
    I'm in agreement on Maggard.

    Look, I like our coaches. But we can survive any of them going elsewhere if the right hire is made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    I'm in agreement on Maggard.

    Look, I like our coaches. But we can survive any of them going elsewhere if the right hire is made.
    Agree! I don't understand why people want coaches to stay until retirement. I've been friends with a number of coaches and if they get a chance to earn more money for their families and coach at a higher level, I would be happy for them. Very few coaches will stay like Coach Robichaux has for an entire career. Furthermore, it's good for our program's brand. JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    Agree! I don't understand why people want coaches to stay until retirement. I've been friends with a number of coaches and if they get a chance to earn more money for their families and coach at a higher level, I would be happy for them. Very few coaches will stay like Coach Robichaux has for an entire career. Furthermore, it's good for our program's brand. JMO

    It is good to be having this discussion. Better than having to worry about where will money come from to pay a buyout. Means we had a great season. As far as Coach Marlin is concerned, he may stay here for a few more years. That is not because he would not welcome an opportunity in a higher profile league. He may stay simply because other programs are now looking for someone younger than he. See LSU and Will Wade for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    See LSU and Will Wade for example.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    It is good to be having this discussion. Better than having to worry about where will money come from to pay a buyout. Means we had a great season. As far as Coach Marlin is concerned, he may stay here for a few more years. That is not because he would not welcome an opportunity in a higher profile league. He may stay simply because other programs are now looking for someone younger than he. See LSU and Will Wade for example.
    Coaches know that window of opportunity stays open only so long Mike, especially after great seasons. Coach Marlin knows he isn't getting any younger and if the right opportunity avails itself, he will at least give it some consideration.

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    Back to the topic of the thread for a second. When is signing day for hoops? Has Dion's kid said when he planned on making a decision?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DieHard1280 View Post
    Back to the topic of the thread for a second. When is signing day for hoops? Has Dion's kid said when he planned on making a decision?
    They recently offered Jaylin Banks PF, so he should make his decision soon. Clearly Banks is the backup plan for Brown.



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    I cant find any information on this kid whatsoever, other than that he's been offered by us, La Tech, LSU-A, and LSU-S...via his twitter page.


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    If Brown would commit early, which I think is long shot, I think it would bring a few other big time recruits looking our way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfanatic21 View Post
    I cant find any information on this kid whatsoever, other than that he's been offered by us, La Tech, LSU-A, and LSU-S...via his twitter page.
    He's 6'8,210 Baker HS. Averaging 12.9 pt. and 9 rbs. per game.

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    I know this is gonna sound stupid to some, but why oh why we can't even promote the brand Louisiana on our own effing locker room floor?!?!


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