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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    Our basketball playing facility is best in league. Our practice facility is nowhere near that however as they generally use the Moncla facility. That may be worst situation in league. Coaching salary situation will likely be near top of league following extension. I am not sure of that however. VO is right in that extension does not guarantee the long term as a coach can always be bought out if success does not occur. I am not as confident as he however that the current staff cannot make that happen. Schedule should be more difficult but some of those games will be at home which will be different. Truth is none of us can predict the future for sure. We can say with confidence the staff will remain largely intact for the next three years so focus should be on something else for now.
    Out of curiosity...what makes a practice basketball gym top notch?...Moncla is full court...several goals...locker room...what else is needed?...

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    It is not court we play on and is 1' short of regulation. While there is a locker room, they don't have full fledged showers. Players generally dress before practice and probably shower back at their apartments. Coaches offices are also in Dome which is different from practice facility. These are inconveniences and not an excuse for lack of success. Other resources make up for this and we are in better overall shape than most SBC teams.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    Our SOS this past year was 156, not 206. There are about 350 D1 teams. Therefore 175 is the halfway point. There was a previous point made that Coach Marlin like Coach Bustle does not like the recruiting limelight. The limelight point is correct but Coach Marlin very much enjoys the recruiting process.
    Totally fake stats Mike. Only about 100 teams matter at all in college basketball. Additionally about 50 teams have been added in the last thirty years. Believe me nobody rates teams not considered top 100 as mattering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Totally fake stats Mike. Only about 100 teams matter at all in college basketball. Additionally about 50 teams have been added in the last thirty years. Believe me nobody rates teams not considered top 100 as mattering.
    Not sure what your point is. I would say only 30 teams really matter as far as a chance of winning it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    Not sure what your point is. I would say only 30 teams really matter as far as a chance of winning it all.
    Point is using 350 as a total isn't fair. There's likely to be 400 in a few years so being in top 200 is average. Marlin has consistently avoided challenging scheduling, but loves to boast winning percentage. He's a bogus coach with bogus resume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Point is using 350 as a total isn't fair. There's likely to be 400 in a few years so being in top 200 is average. Marlin has consistently avoided challenging scheduling, but loves to boast winning percentage. He's a bogus coach with bogus resume.
    So you are saying that Dr. Maggard is negotiating an extension with a "bogus coach with bogus resume?" Please get the word and your analysis to Dr. Maggard before he embarrasses himself and this university.

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    So you are saying that Dr. Maggard is negotiating an extension with a "bogus coach with bogus resume?" Please get the word and your analysis to Dr. Maggard before he embarrasses himself and this university.
    Bobby is a great con man. We'll see how well he performs over the next four to five years. Don't expect another regular championship, and who knows maybe he'll win a tournament trophy again. Expect many 5th-8th place finish in at best a mediocre conference. If that's not bogus I don't know what bogus is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Bobby is a great con man. We'll see how well he performs over the next four to five years. Don't expect another regular championship, and who knows maybe he'll win a tournament trophy again. Expect many 5th-8th place finish in at best a mediocre conference. If that's not bogus I don't know what bogus is.
    Man...I've never thought Marlin to be a world beater...but considering he's finished outside the top 4 once since coming to UL...that's a pretty bold prediction...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Bobby is a great con man. We'll see how well he performs over the next four to five years. Don't expect another regular championship, and who knows maybe he'll win a tournament trophy again. Expect many 5th-8th place finish in at best a mediocre conference. If that's not bogus I don't know what bogus is.
    Sir, your Marlin bashing is tiresome. The man just won 27 games and a conference championship. He has built a solid foundation for this program to thrive. Could he perform better against better competition? Sure, but to say he is a bogus coach is beyond ridiculous. Get over yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RcL8 View Post
    Sir, your Marlin bashing is tiresome. The man just won 27 games and a conference championship. He has built a solid foundation for this program to thrive. Could he perform better against better competition? Sure, but to say he is a bogus coach is beyond ridiculous. Get over yourself.
    Marlins non conference regular season record vs top 200 RPI teams is 19-35 in his tenure at UL. Only two years in his UL career has his team had a winning record vs teams with RPI of 101-200. Go ahead and defend that if you want, but that is pitiful. I will post his conference finishes and his conference record vs top 200 RPI in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VObserver View Post
    Marlins non conference regular season record vs top 200 RPI teams is 19-35 in his tenure at UL. Go ahead and defend that if you want, but that is pitiful.
    Shocker seeing you here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RcL8 View Post
    Shocker seeing you here.
    Mrs. Marlin, you really shouldnt read this board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VObserver View Post
    Mrs. Marlin, you really shouldnt read this board.
    Very original

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    The landscape of college basketball has changed dramatically since Marlin took control. Being in the SBC means we are as irrelevant as the SLC or any other lower conference. This has made scheduling and recruiting more difficult. All in all I think Marlin has done a mediocre job until a couple of years ago. Last years team was talented and entertaining. That team is the blueprint for what he needs to do in the future. Mix in solid HS players with P5 transfers looking for an expanded role. The key will be to make sure the transfers are not malcontents and can handle playing team basketball. It worked great last year. I think Marlin deserves to see he can replicate it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    The landscape of college basketball has changed dramatically since Marlin took control. Being in the SBC means we are as irrelevant as the SLC or any other lower conference. This has made scheduling and recruiting more difficult. All in all I think Marlin has done a mediocre job until a couple of years ago. Last years team was talented and entertaining. That team is the blueprint for what he needs to do in the future. Mix in solid HS players with P5 transfers looking for an expanded role. The key will be to make sure the transfers are not malcontents and can handle playing team basketball. It worked great last year. I think Marlin deserves to see he can replicate it.
    I agree he should be allowed to see if he can replicate it. I just am extremely dubious about his ability to do so; particularly if the schedule improves.

    As promised yesterday: Marlin's in conference record at UL vs top 100 RPI teams is 7-15, and vs RPI 101-200 it is 28-35. His conference finishes in chronological order are T2, 4, 8, 3, 4, 4, T6, 1.

    That 54-86 record overall vs top 200 is a pretty good indicator that Bob's teams won't do well if our scheduling improves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VObserver View Post
    I agree he should be allowed to see if he can replicate it. I just am extremely dubious about his ability to do so; particularly if the schedule improves.

    As promised yesterday: Marlin's in conference record at UL vs top 100 RPI teams is 7-15, and vs RPI 101-200 it is 28-35. His conference finishes in chronological order are T2, 4, 8, 3, 4, 4, T6, 1.

    That 54-86 record overall vs top 200 is a pretty good indicator that Bob's teams won't do well if our scheduling improves.
    those are good stats, and impossible to dismiss. however about being a indicator of improved wins, i would ask are we expecting his future teams to be more talented and greater depth than the years you listed. all we heard was how much better (talent & depth) last years team was, and Marlin finished 1st in conference, now he still didn't win many if any good rpi games i give you that( he also didn't have many opportunities), but would Marlin having good teams moving forward, and having more opportunities against higher rpi teams lean to getting more wins. would you agree?

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    The truth is probably somewhere in the middle...
    which is exactly where iurnbadketball program has been for almost a decade.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VObserver View Post
    Mrs. Marlin, you really shouldnt read this board.
    Apparently I have Mrs. Marlin's private cellphone number!! Nice!


    If Marlin's team would have went to the Big Dance, won the conference, and the opening round game you'd still be salty.

    It wasn't very long ago you were complaining about a lack of conference championships. Marlin wins one and old VO moves the goal posts. Stay salty my friend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJeaux View Post
    Man...I've never thought Marlin to be a world beater...but considering he's finished outside the top 4 once since coming to UL...that's a pretty bold prediction...
    I apologize for calling him bogus. Just oversold.

    Here's a question? Postulate this? Bob Marlin doesn't exist, we're looking for a new head coach. We see a fellow with Bob's UL exact resume, and Maggard makes him either the top or second best paid coach in the league. Not the SHSU resume, the UL resume. How many are excited?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    I apologize for calling him bogus. Just oversold.

    Here's a question? Postulate this? Bob Marlin doesn't exist, we're looking for a new head coach. We see a fellow with Bob's UL exact resume, and Maggard makes him either the top or second best paid coach in the league. Not the SHSU resume, the UL resume. How many are excited?
    Probably depends where that coach is coming from.

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