When comparing these two coaches and their respective teams, it is comparing apples to oranges.
I agree with that. Trent was a bad fit, clueless on how to recruite here and was at best an average bench coach. Johnny is an upgrade from Trent. I would imagine we could have hired any number of coaches who would have been for here, nonethelless CJJ is.
I am fully supportive of Johnny Jones
As am I. I was not in support of his hire, but when the deed was done, I got behind him and my team. I've been to all home games but one. I've been to several tip-off club functions, I've been to a practice and I went to T.J. Ribs for the first coaches show and welcomed him here and shot the shite with him.
Offensively, they are running plays with screen, cuts, and dribble penetration to the glass.
You're seeing a bit more sunshine and rainbows in our offensive sets than I am. When the competition has stepped up, the offensive has not. But he does take advantage of his biggest asset, Hickey...and tries at every opportunity for early offense tries to get him in the open court to do what he does best.
The golden years are coming back. The Deaf Dome is coming back!
Nobody wants to see that more than me.....nobody.
I've been going regularly to LSU games since 1973 and when I mean regularly, I mean through it all....Dale's last four terrible years, Brady's roller-coaster ride and Trent's strange visit.
And it's all this that tells me - forgive me if having lived through all that I wait till we actually accomplish something of consitent substance on the court before I pop the champagne. It will take more than an up tempo offense and one good recruiting class. Brady won tied for the SEC title and went to the Sweet 16 in his third year.
Not a knock on what CJJ has done to his point, just the sober reality of experience. The honeymoon is always nice but let's see what happens when the clothes come back on and real life starts.