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  1. Just kick SJSU and add us, preferably this time next year if we still have Coach Jans, a NCAA win, and an auto-bid.
  2. I used to think he was a better commish than Jeff Hurd, but looking at the MWC now, how much of that was the ambition of BSU/TCU/Utah's leadership?
  3. Personally, no, I don't want NMSU to associate with such schools. However, if LU was located in say...Colorado Springs, if the MWC refuse to take them, I'm sure the WAC would in a hearbeat over the likes of Dixie State. NMSU wants all sports in the MWC, but if that can't happen, restarting WAC football is an option and another FBS WAC football school would be the right step while we wait to lure back Idaho to FBS and for UTRGV to move up. Obviously, this is not true, and there's no point thinking about such pointless what-ifs. NMSU will just schedule them home-and-home every year instead.
  4. I think GS will eventually overwhelm the Clippers by their greater talent, but this does not look good. Houston and Portland must be licking their lips at the most vulnerable GS team in years. Hopefully the eastern conference produces a balanced team like Boston or Toronto to represent the East. I don't think Giannis hero ball (he's pretty much a younger Lebron who plays defense but can't shoot 3s) will work against any of the West's top teams.
  5. After how he blamed our fanbase for being losers and not attending games, I don't think we want him back. The irony is that he tried to praise UNLV for having more basketball tradition than NMSU and subsequently tanked your attendance. We had more fans in the seats in Reggie's last year 10 years ago in Las Cruces (back when the population wasn't even 100k) than UNLV had this year. That's how bad Marvin Menzies is for attendance. Best of luck to him at GCU, except when he plays the Aggies. I think he's a better fit at GCU as an assistant because his HC skills are lacking but as an assistant, the kinds of players he likes to recruit are precisely the kind GCU needs (big, athletic guys who rebound and are tough). As long as he doesn't recruit too many projects and sticks to teaching 'em defense (and let Majerle teach them offense and shooting skills), GCU should do well. I know some NMSU fans would rather see our former coaches who burned us on the way out fail at everything they do (Weir at UNM, Menzies at UNLV, now GCU), but honestly, it's better for everyone if they succeed at their new jobs. We get a higher RPI/NET/Kenpom when we beat their teams, their success then speaks positively of NMSU as a place that attracts talent (both players and coaches), and personally, I certainly enjoyed it when our former coaches beat a team we either couldn't beat or didn't have a chance to play but really would have liked to smack down (see Nevada losing to UNM last year).
  6. After how he blamed our fanbase for being losers and not attending games, I don't think we want him back. The irony is that he tried to praise UNLV for having more basketball tradition than NMSU and subsequently tanked your attendance. We had more fans in the seats in Reggie's last year 10 years ago in Las Cruces (back when the population wasn't even 100k) than UNLV had this year. That's how bad Marvin Menzies is for attendance. Best of luck to him at GCU, except when he plays the Aggies. I think he's a better fit at GCU as an assistant because his HC skills are lacking but as an assistant, the kinds of players he likes to recruit are precisely the kind GCU needs (big guys who rebound and are tough). As long as he doesn't recruit too many projects and sticks to teaching 'em defense (and let Majerle teach them offense and shooting skills), GCU should do well.
  7. Isn't that how sports works in the SEC? Those who rock the boat get fired, not those who break the law.
  8. The sooner programs like Texas, UNLV, and UCLA accept the fact they are not as strong as their historical highs and stop living in denial, the faster they will actually go back to being the equal of UK, Duke, and UNC. What complicates the matter is that the two major football conferences (SEC/ACC) really only have one dominant team in each conference, but since these two conferences have monopolized the CFB championships in the last decade or so, all the teams in both conferences have gotten the lion's share of the bowl+TV money. Pretty much right now, the weaker football schools in each conference have quit trying to compete with Bama and Clemson and have begun to spend their newfound wealth on basketball. You can see this in how the SEC is buying up the best coaches, or how the ACC routinely gets 2+ 1 seeds and as many NCAA teams as the old Big East used to.
  9. Other than convert and blue, who else even turns a sports topic into politics?
  10. Nevada always had the "we are better than the rest of this conference" feel in WAC basketball, the same way Boise did in football in the old WAC; at their most obnoxious, their coach, fans, and at least one of their starters all thought like that. To be fair, NMSU's regular season WAC record against Nevada was awful. IIRC, it was we'd split with Utah State, Nevada would beat up on us, then Nevada and USU would split the season but your teams would plow over the rest of the WAC and we wouldn't, but somehow we'd get hot every WAC tourney and knock out at least one of you (probably because the conference tourney was in Las Cruces for a time) and then lose to the other one. There was that one year we beat both of you and then lost to a Final 4 Michigan State team off a phantom lane violation.
  11. MM was 1-4 against Eustachy in when Eustachy coached at both Southern Miss and Colorado State. Why would they hire a coach worse than the man they fired?
  12. Once again, the stupidity of the UNLV administration scares away the coach they should have hired. They really know how to do less with more. If Alford can keep most of the team from transferring and USU loses Queta, I can see Nevada actually winning the MWC again. As much as I hate Alford as a coach, the man knows his stuff. Eh, whatever, I can hate Nevada in peace now.
  13. Queta if he stays can literally be the next Pascal Siakam. If he declares this year, he is going to be a Sim Bhullar, a good college player who never developed into a complete player and is now permanently stuck in the G-League.
  14. Ian Baker originally signed with Providence but transferred to NMSU (I forget if it was because of injury or grades). He redshirted a year at NMSU and played here all 4 years. He improved all 4 years at playing point guard while also being able to shoot the 3 and drive. He was probably Menzies' first "complete" recruit at the guard position. In usual Menzies fashion, Ian earned a spot on the roster as an underclassman on not just talent, even though all the fans could see he was better than our starter. In the 2013-14 year, our point guard originally was KC Ross-Miller (KCRM), who...got into a fight after losing on the road at Utah Valley. He was disciplined by Menzies and didn't take it kindly, so he quit on the team and transferred to play with Bruce Pearl at Auburn. 2016 was probably one of the most one-dimensional Aggie teams in recent memory. We had a two-man offense that year (Ian Baker + Pascal Siakam) and it just wasn't good enough. The reason why Ian's 3 point % was so high that year is because Pascal (NBA talent) would draw double teams in the paint and leave Ian open.
  15. LOL, we are still kicking ass because we have a tradition for good basketball that goes back to the 60s and we finally have an AD who isn't incompetent. Most of today's players are Weir/Jans recruits. NMSU under Marvin used big men to pound it inside and either foul out the other team or overpower them with size. Size was more important than basketball IQ, talent, or shooting ability, which meant that other than the years where we had NBA draft talent like Pascal Siakam or Sim Bhullar, we couldn't beat P5 teams who had a better coach, smarter bigs, and guards who could shoot 3s and not make stupid fouls and turnovers. I don't doubt that Marvin will have a higher ceiling at UNLV since UNLV has more money for better assistants and can attract better recruits, but he's still Mediocre Marv. His weakness as a coach and strategist means that UNLV wouldn't even win past the first round, even with UNR's roster.
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