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  1. Haha!!! BIll Walton was talking about leaders and teachers just now when calling the Indiana/St. John's game and he said Dave Rice was one of his "all-time favorites"!!!
  2. Didn't we all know that already?
  3. Sanchez is very dominant against inferior talent. Hawaii should be very worried.
  4. Poyser will be the McCaw of this class, meaning the biggest surprise.
  5. Aren't they amazing? I thought Lobo Lair was was proud of itself but CycloneFanatic is the absolute most myopic cult of wierdos I have ever encountered.
  6. I'll bet you a dollar AJ West sees the NBA floor.
  7. Reno has good players. I think they had a coaching problem as well.
  8. I'm sure there will be some saying that but Rice, himself, has been saying UNLV must be a national program and relevant in March. A one or two seed in the NIT isn't the standard he is setting for himself and the program. I think if UNLV's "progress" is an NIT appearance it will be very easy for the administration to fire him and the support for that decision will be overwhelming. No NCAA tournament in 2016 and Rice is fired. Simple as that. That's just my take on the situation, though.
  9. He said in a post game interview that he is considering it, actually.
  10. I can't tell you that Dave Rice will coach a team to its potential however I think it would be fair to say UNLV teams look a lot better against a zone than they used to. I think he's improved as a coach in that specific regard.
  11. OMG. Like that's four people and all.
  12. Rice is fully on board with Howland's recruiting philosophy and that philosophy is what got kids like Bennet and Vaughn. UNLV hires Howland and I think there's a good chance UNLV can keep its team mostly together.
  13. I think if Rice is fired UNLV and boosters will pony up the money and get a real coach. The economy is improving and its obvious to everyone we can't do this on the cheap anymore.
  14. Whether or not Rice makes excuses to the fans before the season starts is silly and has nothing to do with anything. There are still reasons why this team has problems. Youth is one of them. "Rice is a crappy coach" may be another, but in any case Rice has said repeatedly that he takes full responsibility for the make-up of this team and that he was hitting the "reset" button. Sounds to me like he's saying it might get worse before it gets better. Will it get better? Time will tell. I believe it will but I also believe UNLV can get a much better head coach.
  15. Facts...of the twenty youngest teams in D1, six have wining records. UNLV is one of them. Uconn, Michigan and Florida are struggling with young teams and elite coaches. Youth is a viable reason for a down year. I'm not defending other years. Rice can go. I'm okay with that. I'm just not okay with saying we can't use youth as part of the reason why UNLV is struggling this year.
  16. UNLV's roster is overrated by many because of arbitrary rankings and hype. Dwayne Morgan was ranked very high. He's very raw. Goodluck is pretty raw. There is one team/program in the country that gets its done consistently with youth and that's Kentucky. Dwayne Morgan would barely see garbage time at Kentucky. Goodluck would get 3-4 minutes a game, maybe. UNLV's roster is light years behind Kentucky's.
  17. Yes, those guys are in a different class than Dave Rice. That speaks to the point of ph90702. Elite coaches have terrible records this year with their young teams.
  18. Your return to mediocrity is on the horizon, SDSU. UNLV and UNM hire long term assistants and you have a long term assistant as your coach in waiting. The old "big 3" of the MWC could be going by the wayside.
  19. Ok. Would you rather have a forced/contested shot by Vaughn or an open look by Cornish?
  20. Wasn't there a video shot from an a/c vent of him holding a practice before the official start of the season?
  21. Chris Wood is the huge X-factor this year. If he fully commits to being a "big", there is decent potential to win the conference and maybe a couple games in the NCAA's. The team is growing up and getting better game by game.
  22. BDJ absolutely killed it last night at ISU, against a ranked Arkansas team, with Musburger on the call and 20 something NBA scouts in attendance. Last night wasn't his only good game either this year. BDJ right now would be first team all Big-12. If Bryce continues to behave himself and play like this, it could be a key nail in Rice's coffin.
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