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I know it's only the first year but the Texas women's basketball hire isn't looking very promising right now.
The team is 8-9 and has lost all seven conference games.
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I don't follow Women's bball enough to know how bare the cupboard was left. Seemed an underwhelmingly lazy hire to begin with. With our money crunch I guess the athletic department was looking in the bargain rack. North Texas' head coach? Recruiting isn't going yo get any easier for her if she can't win a conference game.
gail g's worst quality was recruiting. she didn't leave much to work with. they just need to nab a few recruits.
I thought it was the easy hire at the time.
When I think N. Texas University, I think cradle of Women's basketball coaching.
Plonsky - - our future AD.
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By "easy hire" do you mean "obvious choice" or "result of lazy effort?"
Seems the consensus here at the time was that there wasn't an adequate search before the hire.
Two games on the road against ranked teams coming up, so an 0-7 start isn't unlikely. Bobby must be thinking ahead.
This post was edited by bierce 15 months ago
Yeah I could've worded that better. Lazy hire is what I meant.
She was known to be a great recruiter when Mulkey hired her at Baylor. She didn't stay long, but I don't really remember her bringing in a ton of talent. She was replaced by someone that did.
She's a hard worker, but not sure she was ready for the jump from Sun-Belt to CUSA.
I am surprised to hear you say that. It was clear that Plonsky and Conrad put a lot of effort into an exhaustive search....
Rick Barnes should coach the Women's team.
Dodds and Plonsky need to make a suicide pact and we need to make sure they follow through on it.
Our two AD's are the best in the business at making money for their school....they are woefully deficient at maximizing the resources of the University to produce winning programs...the exception is volleyball and swimming...even baseball has fallen on hard times recently. Just a pitiful record.
I cannot think of a more devastating result if Plonsky were to succeed Dodds when he graces us with his retirement...
I'm serious by the way.
Barnesball is a perfect fit for women's basketball where its all about fundamental defense and you're not worried about lighting up the scoreboard anyway.
Give her time. We paid out the butt to coach G for similar and she was coming from Duke and was a hot commodity.
I don't pay enough attention to know about her specifically but I know enough about Plonsky to have little faith in her.
9 and 4 at Texas sucks!
- Jeff Howe
So, roughly performing at Rick Barnes' current level?
Goestenkors took over a team that was under .500 for two straight seasons in conference play, missing the NCAA tournament both years. She managed a .500 record in conference over four seasons (7-9, 8-8, 10-6, 7-9), making the tournament every year.
Texas is currently 0-5, headed to 0-7, and on its way to something like 5-13, and that may be optimistic. It's a small sample, and Aston might get the team turned around in time, but her record is not yet remotely similar to that of Goestenkors.
Mulkey would own him
I was thinking the same thing when they said it was the 1st time in the programs history that they had lost six straight.
He would make them cry.
I was critical of the hire. Another Plonsky girl nation hire IMO. However I have to say I have been impressed with Aston so far. If you watch her team play they get after it and seem to be well coached. I just don't think they have the experience yet. They are very young at some key spots.
But they do seem to execute better than they did under GG and I like the style and intensity they play with.
Give her a little time. This might end up being a good one.
And, of course, that's what we're looking for when we hire coaches at UT. A coach who has never really done anything except in the pony leagues but who "might end up being a good one." I hope she does end up being good at UT but it was still a lazy choice. This isn't about choosing people for a slumber party.
Not to mention that the men's team performance would immediately improve by virtue of his departure. Way ta think outside the box!
By the way, Mulky is a great coach but she has ALOT of talent on campus, ALOT!
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