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  1. 10 hours ago, Rebels18 said:

    Weir is John Calipari in comparison to Dave Rice...Weir got it done at NMSU and when he's fired will likely land on his feet at a less demanding D!/DII HC job elsewhere. 

    There's a reason despite some marketable success that Rice hasn't gotten another head coaching gig anywhere else and he's back to being a career assistant....his name is mud as a HC for destroying UNLV's program and the talent he squandered. Otzelberger would've had 2011/12 and the 2012/13 UNLV squads as Sweet-16 or even Final Four with Anthony Bennett at his full potential. 

    It still dumbfounds me to this day how a creep that can barely speak aced the interview and got the UNLV job when it was in such high demand post-Kruger. UNLV had a NCAA tourney-team locked and loaded and T&M was avging 15k/game... Oh wait, I remember---he asked for the least money. F*ckin' UNLV... flushed tens and tens of millions in revenue over the last 9 years trying to save an extra $500k-$1mill/yr with Rice instead of a real HC. He only had the best intentions, but wow UNLV really f*cked up there lol....

     

     

    10 hours ago, Rebels18 said:

    Weir is John Calipari in comparison to Dave Rice...Weir got it done at NMSU and when he's fired will likely land on his feet at a less demanding D!/DII HC job elsewhere. 

    There's a reason despite some marketable success that Rice hasn't gotten another head coaching gig anywhere else and he's back to being a career assistant....his name is mud as a HC for destroying UNLV's program and the talent he squandered. Otzelberger would've had 2011/12 and the 2012/13 UNLV squads as Sweet-16 or even Final Four with Anthony Bennett at his full potential. 

    It still dumbfounds me to this day how a creep that can barely speak aced the interview and got the UNLV job when it was in such high demand post-Kruger. UNLV had a NCAA tourney-team locked and loaded and T&M was avging 15k/game... Oh wait, I remember---he asked for the least money. F*ckin' UNLV... flushed tens and tens of millions in revenue over the last 9 years trying to save an extra $500k-$1mill/yr with Rice instead of a real HC. He only had the best intentions, but wow UNLV really f*cked up there lol....

     

    Yes to both. The similarities are inheriting good programs and getting worse. Having good players and getting jack squat from them. Play devolving into nba one on one ball. Lack of control. Undisciplined players getting into legal troubles. Players quitting. 

    That being said tj's first season of shaping up to look a lot like Weir's first at unm. Slow start with a bunch of guys that you really weren't sure about an then bam a switch gets flipped around conference time. Fingers crossed tj's trajectory is better.

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  2. 9 minutes ago, SharkTanked said:

    UNM has to get rid of Weir. Haven't seen a team give up on a game like that since Dave Rice was on our sideline. 

    UNM could've won that game with 4 minutes left. They flat gave up.

    The Paul Weir era it's starting to feel very Dave Rice to me.

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  3. 9 minutes ago, rebelcuff said:

    Did you really think he wouldn't be good? I saw it him last year. The guy is hard to guard and shifty. Him being a lefty really helps.

    I'll admit I wasn't sure he was ever going to "get it”.

    He's physically so much stronger and more capable now TJ seemd to have impressed upon him the value of efficiency. He's doing more of what he's good at and much less of what he's not as suited to do. He's probably our best overall player now. Very happy to be incorrectly skeptical of him. I also never thought Coleman could amount to much but I would guess many of us thought that. Just goes to show how much coaches and scouts know. You just never really know what you got until you give someone a fair chance to step up.

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  4. 2 hours ago, UNLV2001 said:

    The stadium will be good for the overall area and events, but your are correct, UNLV is just allowed to use the stadium when the Raiders feel like it..........UNLV & Clark County best not demolish Sam Boyd Stadium as I looks like UNLV might be forced over there for some games.

    I could totally see this morphing to where UNLV gets to use the stadium for marquee non-conference games and some or all MWC games get kicked over to SBS due to few fans caring or visiting with the opponent 

    The possibility is there as long as Sam Boyd is an option. Get rid of Sam Boyd. 


  5. On 1/16/2020 at 3:26 PM, akbballfan said:

    Ault was your Tarkanian. He was an all time great coach. Never understood how people in Reno could hate on Ault. 

    As for Alford, he was very vocal back in the day (the old MWC) about the tourney being in Las Vegas. Recent results should have taken the wind out of those sails. I think his personality is perfect for Reno. 

    Don't get me wrong, I hate you guys. But I think he will do a good job in Reno. 

    Ault may have been their best coach, but he's no Tark. 

    Reno's greatest sports achievement is ending a season ranked 12th or something like that. Once.


  6. 8 hours ago, thelawlorfaithful said:

    Or vote libertarian again, I’d love for Amash to seek the libertarian nomination. Or none of these candidates in my state. So it’s not all black and white. It’s not like your vote is going to make a difference in how California swings. I on the other hand will be depriving Trump of a right leaning vote in a traditional swing state. 

     

    Yes. Most of the states in our conference are already spoken for. No need to stress out about any of our presidential votes. Probably Nevada included. Bernie did good in Nevada last primary and Nevada still went easily Clinton despite berners staying home I suppose.


  7. 2 hours ago, ph90702 said:

    Next year’s OOC is going to be brutal.

    For this year, all they need to do is beat New Mexico on Saturday, and they should be guaranteed no worse than fifth place.

    We're all playing for second and it's possible for about 6 of the teams.


  8. 2 hours ago, ph90702 said:

    Next year’s OOC is going to be brutal.

    For this year, all they need to do is beat New Mexico on Saturday, and they should be guaranteed no worse than fifth place.

    We're all playing for second and it's possible for about 6 of the teams.

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  9. 30 minutes ago, tspoke said:

    Yeah that's why I had discussed in quotes. Not sure what was serious or not but they ha e the what's app conversations. 

    As akkula stated I think they were slow playing her dismal to get the dirt from shokin and he was getting anxious to get rid of her. I'm guessing she was making business harder for him and Parnas and their associates but that's just my guess. 

    Sounds like a plan to me. I also love how international baddies communicate on what's app. I get that it's encrypted and all, but the name is so silly.

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