he deserved a couple of yrs to show what he could do. it wasn't good enough so now he's gone.
Sure, but it's basketball and a quick turnaround is easily possible through recruiting. TJ would fool us each and every year with that, he would get just 1 "big" player and we would be like "oh well we have...
...Aaron Dotson coming in" - circa 2009
...Matt Derenbecker coming in" - circa 2010
...Johnny O'Bryant III coming in" - circa last season
Then after a third consecutive disastrous season, we had to get rid of him because we realized the only "big time" players he was getting were turning out to be busts (thank God JJ came to save JOB III's career) and he could never fill the roster out nor even fill what roster spots he did with SEC quality players.
I'm happy he brought in Hickey, JOB III and Stringer...but look at who else he brought in.
I mean yikes...just yikes. 4 guys who transferred out and 3 guys who would have trouble making a Sun Belt team.
So in 4 years recruiting he brought in 3 quality players, 4 guys who left the program and 3 guys who should never see the court in the SEC.
Meanwhile, while we knew we would struggle this year thank to TJ's inability to recruit, we can safely sit back now and say, "oh well we have...
...Jarell Martin, Jordan Mickey, Tim Quarterman and John Odo ALL coming in" - circa today
Plus, we have a watchable brand of basketball now, even this year when we are very short handed.
This post was edited on 1/31 at 12:27 pm