A few facts for those who care (and yes a good many do, 2000+ season ticket holders)
Nikki is x0-2 vs tulane... LSU was 27-4 before this vs tulane!!!
The loss to Hampton was worst rpi loss in 11 years
Nikki is doing worse than van ( go ahead anti van fans fire away) by most any count and she has had two recruiting years now
Pokey killed the program but Nikki is not helping, its hard to watch for all the money she is paid.. Sanitsfan22 help me really, what is the half full version now...seriously, is this year a wash now?
A few facts............................
Nikki is hardly doing worse than Van. After his first season the team finished, 19-11 (lost in 2nd rd NCAA), 21-10 (lost in 2nd rd of NCAA), 19-13 (no NCAA tournament; lost in quarterfinal of SEC tournament). In her first season, Nikki went 24-11.....made the championship game of the SEC tournament and lost in the 2nd rd of the NCAA tournament.
I could care less about them losing to Tulane and Hampton in December / November.............especially with a young team. I honestly thought this WOULD be a rebuilding season with the departure of five seniors who all got significant playing time .............three of which were starters. This team is going to struggle early on with consistency because so many players are freshmen, or are getting significant minutes for the first time in their careers.
What WILL be interesting is how she has them playing once we get into mid January. But to think this year is "a wash" already, is laughable. The program will be fine. But she is going to have to use those five scholarships she has for next season and try and bring in another top class. She's already got one early commit. I expect she'll get a few more for next season. Nikki will be fine. Thankfully, the powers that be were smart enough to get Van outta there before we slid completely into the abyss and became another LaTech.
This post was edited on 12/9 at 6:13 pm