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    Quote Originally Posted by Just1More View Post
    That's a sad reality that adds to my dislike of being in this one bid basketball conference.
    It's also a big reason why college basketball interest is collapsing..

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    Okay, thanks. You are a diehard supporter and I just want to have this dialog going forward. There clearly is a divided Cajun Nation when it comes to Coach Marlin.

    As for today, the disappointment is tough. But I'm not disappointed in the effort of this team today. Given today's circumstances, the results will be a little bit easier to get over in the next few days.
    I agree. With the circumstances and everything going against this team they could easily have folded with 5-7 minutes left in the game. They didn't. They fought.

    Miller, bad shot selection and all, put this team on his shoulders and laid it all on the line.

    Today the Cajuns were the team that were worn out at end of game rather than The Cajuns wearing down the opponent as we are used to watching.

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    I'm proud of our basketball team.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    Fair enough, but to be more specific how often should we hit some of those goals or all of them to meet your expectations?
    considering the programs history, facilities, conference. I think we should get 20+wins every year. regular season at least 1 out of 3 years and NCAA tourney bid every 3 or 4 years. regular season champs/NCAA tourney doesn't necessarily have to come in package deal as long as system is the same as in place now. You could be a great team like this year and not get into NCAA tourney or like when EP and Shawn got into the tourney with "3 games in march"

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    The fact that some coaches are rewarded year in and year out for rarely or never winning a championship is what is baffling.
    Good luck next year .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Just1More View Post
    Jay is wrong. And Bob doesn't floor giant killers... that's for sure. But this was a damn good season overall. Today sucked. Plenty of things to blame. I was starting to care more about these fine young men getting into the big dance more than my thoughts on Bob. I'm bummed for them.
    I feel the same way. More disappointed for these players than for our program. They played a hard, tough and fun to watch brand of BB and were a joy to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tank View Post
    The fact that some coaches are rewarded year in and year out for rarely or never winning a championship is what is baffling.
    Good luck next year .
    I have had a few hours to think about this and have calmed down.

    Do y'all really think we would have won in the first round of the NCAA? Hell no.

    What NCAA tournament worthy team have we beat? Every top 100 team we folded.

    NIT maybe where we belong this year and maybe we get some victories in the NIT. When is the last time we won a NIT game? Much less a NCAA tourney game. Congrats to the team for winning the regular season championship.

    Would be nice with our RPI to be rewarded with a home NIT game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UL_Cajuns View Post
    I have had a few hours to think about this and have calmed down.

    Do y'all really think we would have won in the first round of the NCAA? Hell no.

    What NCAA tournament worthy team have we beat? Every top 100 team we folded.

    NIT maybe where we belong this year and maybe we get some victories in the NIT. When is the last time we won a NIT game? Much less a NCAA tourney game. Congrats to the team for winning the regular season championship.

    Would be nice with our RPI to be rewarded with a home NIT game.
    Dude... what...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UL_Cajuns View Post
    I have had a few hours to think about this and have calmed down.

    Do y'all really think we would have won in the first round of the NCAA? Hell no.

    What NCAA tournament worthy team have we beat? Every top 100 team we folded.

    NIT maybe where we belong this year and maybe we get some victories in the NIT. When is the last time we won a NIT game? Much less a NCAA tourney game. Congrats to the team for winning the regular season championship.

    Would be nice with our RPI to be rewarded with a home NIT game.
    I wouldn't have bet against this Cajun team, if HEALTHY, as a 12 seed in the first round.

    A 13 seed was probably likely as well but still don't think it would have been a route depending on the opponent. This is of course when the three point shot is falling for Cajuns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Dude... what...
    I guess I am trying to make us feel better. Just thoughts. Being that the university is going to stick w Marlin's Mediocracy. I'll embrace it selfishly in the NIT. Maybe it's the beer talkin??
    In all Seriousness, who really have we beat? Look at the schedule. We beat a bunch of bad teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlickRick View Post
    I feel the same way. More disappointed for these players than for our program. They played a hard, tough and fun to watch brand of BB and we're a joy to watch.
    That's the hard part Rick. Wasington, Stove, Bartley and others are stand up guys that deserved a better fate. The life lesson here is that we all fail at times, not just in sports. I hope it feeds their drive to be even more successful in the NIT and in life.

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    Marlin is a good coach. Can't blame him. Team had a great season.


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    My expectations: At least one non conference home game a year vs a top 100 team. A conference regular season title not less than every other year. A conference tournament title not less than two years in five. At least 2 top 100 wins per year. A winning road and neutral site record against top 200 RPI opponents every year. At least 2 NCAA tournament wins per five year period. An at large worthy team at least once in 5 years.

    Every one of those goals has been attained over the last 10 year period by MTSU. No valid reason we should be worse.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UL_Cajuns View Post
    I guess I am trying to make us feel better. Just thoughts. Being that the university is going to stick w Marlin's Mediocracy. I'll embrace it selfishly in the NIT. Maybe it's the beer talkin???
    I'm not being a prisoner of the moment. This is one of the biggest losses in our history. This team could have won a game in the tourney, maybe 2. The money, exposure, brand awareness that we just lost is colossal.

    Plus I really like these guys on a personal level. And I don't think we'll ever have a more complete team than this one was.

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    I don't see how y'all can be on here talking about marlins future and what not. It was heartbreaking seeing our players faces after the game, say what you want about how we didn't have a big time win this year but these kids busted their ___ and represented the university as men. I thought with Gant catching and unfortunate bug and stove obviously not healthy they gave their best. This had nothing to do with marlin it just some people have to always be negative to be happy. Am I disappointed we didn't make the tournament you damn right but we didn't lose to a donkey team and we weren't fully healthy which we were most of the year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alum78 View Post
    Marlin is a good coach. Can't blame him. Team had a great season.
    Everyone is responsible. Everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunfan79 View Post
    I don't see how y'all can be on here talking about marlins future and what not. It was heartbreaking seeing our players faces after the game, say what you want about how we didn't have a big time win this year but these kids busted their ___ and represented the university as men. I thought with Gant catching and unfortunate bug and stove obviously not healthy they gave their best. This had nothing to do with marlin it just some people have to always be negative to be happy. Am I disappointed we didn't make the tournament you damn right but we didn't lose to a donkey team and we weren't fully healthy which we were most of the year.
    The truth is the matter is, we are all way too emotional to be objective about what happened. There are plenty of things that can be dissected but I'm mentally exhausted and too disappointed to even begin that process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just1More View Post
    Jay is wrong. And Bob doesn't floor giant killers... that's for sure. But this was a damn good season overall. Today sucked. Plenty of things to blame. I was starting to care more about these fine young men getting into the big dance more than my thoughts on Bob. I'm bummed for them.
    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycajun View Post
    At the end of the day, The fans own the program, not Maggard. If he gets caught up in doing only what he wants, he will be shown the door just like Farmer. Paying fans and financial supporters are results driven and with the ever increasing prices, that tolerance of subpar results will get smaller and smaller. It's the monster that is college athletics
    Fans do own program And few now are advocating a change in staff. Majority of folks think they are doing a good job. Not all of course and a couple of disappointing seasons can change things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    Fans do own program And few now are advocating a change in staff. Majority of folks think they are doing a good job. Not all of course and a couple of disappointing seasons can change things.
    Good point. As much as I will embrace the NIT bid. We as fans should expect a NCAA tourney bid every year in this sorry ___ basketball conference.

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