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jumpman24
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So is Nikki Fargas hard to work for?!?
Clearly something went down between her and former assistant Demoss, She just join the the Vanderbilt staff. LINK


p&g
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re: So is Nikki Fargas hard to work for?!?
Need pics


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Solo Cam
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re: So is Nikki Fargas hard to work for?!?
It’s called getting off of a sinking ship.


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nicholastiger
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re: So is Nikki Fargas hard to work for?!?
Just another great hire by our AD.
Should not have got an extension and Demoss was the only reason that team was worth anything last year.


jlovel7
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re: So is Nikki Fargas hard to work for?!?
Joe Alleva everybody! Will do the least work possible and hand off as much of his responsibilities as he can while gouging the holy hell out of the very people he's doing his job for!


rjokerlsu
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re: So is Nikki Fargas hard to work for?!?
Sounds like Alleva wants to see that program slip into a long time state of mediocrity.

Another good thing that should happen once Alleva finally leaves is that there is a better chance a new AD will actually try to improve women's basketball.
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nicholastiger
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re: So is Nikki Fargas hard to work for?!?
Not to mention the lifetime volleyball coach finally won a sec match.


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RoyaleWithCheese
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re: So is Nikki Fargas hard to work for?!?
Yes.


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Tigerbait357
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re: So is Nikki Fargas hard to work for?!?
That is pretty horrific and telling when the best assistant/ coach on staff, a HOF coach steps down to “enjoy time with family” only to take a Assistant coaching job at another SEC school less than 5 months later. Demoss jumped ship

Yes Nikki is hard to work with, I’ve seen it up close many times. Her ego is the biggest problem and a lot of it rubs off badly in recruiting.

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Pole142
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re: So is Nikki Fargas hard to work for?!?
name one sec coach that is easy to work for. in any sport.


Tigerbait357
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re: So is Nikki Fargas hard to work for?!?
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name one sec coach that is easy to work for. in any sport.


There is a difference between being a competent a-hole and an incompetent one

Nick Saban, Coach K, Geno Auriemma are all tough coaches to work with and can be jerks most the time. The difference is they are competent and running the ship correctly. They are respected by everyone from top to bottom. That is the opposite of what is going on with the LSU wbb program

A competent/good coach is someone with vision, leadership and accountability. They surround themselves with foundations that allows for a program to have this success. Under Nikki, the assistant coaches are like a carousel, there is non stop suspensions annually, we rarely recruit anyone as a freshman, we just take leftover transfers from other programs, some of the players we have recruited have disrupted the team chemistry in a really bad way. The fact that we see all those things annually shows ZERO accountability from the head coach.
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Klingler7
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re: So is Nikki Fargas hard to work for?!?
I do not respect Joe Alleva. This man is very compensated for his time at LSU and he cannot make adequate hires except for will wade and the softball coach ?

I will not be attending any Women’s basketball games. I don’t want to be critical of Mr. Alleva. I just hope that he will resign within the next couple of years.


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JohnnyU
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re: So is Nikki Fargas hard to work for?!?
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Just another great hire by our AD.


On paper she was a great hire and appeared to have promise with her UCLA performance. Who knew she didn't like or know how to evaluate and recruit talent?

As for her continued hire, I have a feeling that it's just not something they want to spend money on right now. I can't understand giving an extension. Her job status isn't going to affect recruitment because it can't get worse. ¯\_(?)_/¯


Honest Tune
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re: So is Nikki Fargas hard to work for?!?
Time to welcome the Pokester back with open arms!


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Big EZ Tiger
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Yes Nikki is hard to work with, I’ve seen it up close many times. Her ego is the biggest problem and a lot of it rubs off badly in recruiting.

Why does she have an ego??? She hasn't won an SEC title of any kind and hasn't been past the first round of the NCAA tourney in 4 years.


Klingler7
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Houston
Member since Nov 2009
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re: So is Nikki Fargas hard to work for?!?
I suppose you can look at it this way:

1. No one will out recruit UConn or Baylor or Notre Dame.

2. LSU probably should be focusing on more revenue generating hires.

3. No one is beating UConnBaylor/ South Carolina/ Notre Dame / Mississippi State/ Tennessee.

So Joe...is saying... F@@k it


Tigerbait357
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re: So is Nikki Fargas hard to work for?!?
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Why does she have an ego??? She hasn't won an SEC title of any kind and hasn't been past the first round of the NCAA tourney in 4 years.



She was like this at UCLA, you can ask any UCLA fan around the basketball program when she was in charge. She has a chip mainly because she comes from Pat Summits bloodline but that obviously doesn't mean shit, she doesn't even compare. Hell even Holly Warlick is pretty bad, although she recruits she sucks as a coach.

She has always been her way or the high way, you'd be surprised what former players would say about her, its not good at all.


Tigerbait357
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Member since Jun 2011
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re: So is Nikki Fargas hard to work for?!?
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1. No one will out recruit UConn or Baylor or Notre Dame.



Ehh.... they recruit at another level but they have phenomenal coaching to go along with it.

Listen LSU can be back as a major program, it has the resources and everything in place to bring it back. Pokey recruited top tier talent nationally. Pokey was able to grab a lot of top recruits out the Florida and Texas areas, while being able to secure the top prospects in our own back yard. Augustus is a animal of its owned that we were blessed to come out BR.

LSU would be a completely different program if it was able to secure its top in state talent and recruit Texas and the south decently. There is plenty of talent around but LSU seems to always get not picked at the end of the recruiting process.

The reality is there is ZERO reason why LSU shouldn't have a top 15-20 program.
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Big EZ Tiger
Member since Jul 2010
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re: So is Nikki Fargas hard to work for?!?
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She has always been her way or the high way

Well her way ain't doing shite. It has been 7 years and LSU hasn't accomplished anything. She hasn't been awful, but LSU had a good program. She better change something because the program is irrelevant now.


maryannorginger
Member since Apr 2018
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re: So is Nikki Fargas hard to work for?!?
UCLA fan here and just wanted to add my 0.02.

I think there are a lot of issues to be discussed but at this time, the main thing is Fargas' contract. I don't think your AD could have let her go after last season. I looked at the record and she had some bad losses but also some surprising wins. Victories over #10 (Tennessee), #14 (TAMU), #16 (Missouri) and #17 (Georgia) can't be overlooked. I think it points to Fargas' acumen as a coach. She knows her stuff and can be a brilliant tactician. But she does her best work with players that she inherited from other coach's recruiting efforts and her record proves that.

2018 had no recruits but 2019 has a good start in point Domonique Davis. LA's highly ranked Tiara Young has LSU on her short list, which is great news when you remember how many local players were not even considered. If she whiffs on Young and if the very lackluster lineup fails this season, the AD has the perfect reason to fire her. It's also been suggested that the reason for the contract extension was so Fargas would have a nice, though not overly pricey buyout. $200K severance might be what your AD feels 8 years of service is worth.

So to answer the question, I think Fargas is hard to work for because she's simply difficult. She's a Diva (capital D) and there's only room for one Diva on the team. Think about that for a second because I really think it explains her recruiting mentality. Her game plans are clear but she doesn't have the manpower to execute correctly. And that likely will never change because she won't change. There is a specific order to whom she deems worthy. She seems to go through assistants regularly and although DeMoss was a radical upgrade, in the end, Fargas is the one who makes the final decisions. In Los Angeles, she was mistrusted because club coaches felt she would run out on UCLA for a better offer (which turned out to be true) and many simply didn't like her at all. At UCLA, she put off many of the other coaches, some of whom had National Championships. Her air was, "I'm from Tennessee" when a little humbleness would have helped.

But here's the irony. Both she and Holly Warlick are disciples of Pat Summitt. I think Fargas has the knowledge but Warlick has the personality. If you could somehow merge the two, you'd have a winner.

I believe this season will determine what happens with Coach Nikki Fargas and LSU.
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