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10 minutes ago, SleepingGiantsFan said:

This isn't meant to be critical so don't take it that way.

You guys sure talk a lot about your coach on this site. Is that because you're so stifled on RebelNet that you can't really do so there?

i can't stand that site. never have, never will. but wait, maybe it would be fun to work on my trolling skills over there, lol.

i must like all you guys.

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per chris murray:

The Wolf Pack is 6-0 at home this season after going 7-8 at home last year. Foster: "It’s a pride thing. People paid to come see us play."

 

THIS is what i want...it comes from the coach.

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The bottom line is you had a great coach in Kruger and were too phucking stupid to see it.  And he was the best hire you've made since Tark.   Look at what he's done in Norman and compare that to the former Rebel you replaced him with. F'n stroke of genius right there.  

Later, you had a chance to get rid of him and replace him with Howland and you whiffed. Instead, young gave Rice an extension and a raise. Another dumb F'n move.  

Has the admin in vegas suddenly grown a brain and will get it right this time?  History suggests otherwise. You may not even be smart enough to dump Rice.  

If you dump him you may end up with Reggie. Not long ago he was the dream coach for a lot of guys who now don't want him, because, you know, Vegas is elite.  You deserve a proven guy. A coach would be a fool to not want to coach at that  jewel in the desert.  

A good coach can win anywhere.  Even in Wichita Kansas, Spokane, WA, Dayton Ohio, etc.  Yeah it's nice to drive 20 minutes to see the best HS players in the country play AAU ball.  But a lot of people like to go to Vegas for a weekend but wouldn't want  to live there or rakse their kids there. Sin City can be fun but it also has its negative connotations.  

Vegas is a dream job for an up and comer. You could be the best stepping stone program in the country.  You could make a sweet 16 run every very few years, but you're no more likely to bring back the glory days than they are in Nebraska.  

A big name coach can do much better than Vegas.  And one could argue that SDSU has more upside than  you do. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Aslowhiteguy said:

The bottom line is you had a great coach in Kruger and were too phucking stupid to see it.  And he was the best hire you've made since Tark.   Look at what he's done in Norman and compare that to the former Rebel you replaced him with. F'n stroke of genius right there.  

Later, you had a chance to get rid of him and replace him with Howland and you whiffed. Instead, young gave Rice an extension and a raise. Another dumb F'n move.  

Has the admin in vegas suddenly grown a brain and will get it right this time?  History suggests otherwise. You may not even be smart enough to dump Rice.  

If you dump him you may end up with Reggie. Not long ago he was the dream coach for a lot of guys who now don't want him, because, you know, Vegas is elite.  You deserve a proven guy. A coach would be a fool to not want to coach at that  jewel in the desert.  

A good coach can win anywhere.  Even in Wichita Kansas, Spokane, WA, Dayton Ohio, etc.  Yeah it's nice to drive 20 minutes to see the best HS players in the country play AAU ball.  But a lot of people like to go to Vegas for a weekend but wouldn't want  to live there or raise their kids there. Sin City can be fun but it also has its negative connotations.  

Vegas is a dream job for an up and comer. You could be the best stepping stone program in the country.  You could make a sweet 16 run every very few years, but you're no more likely to bring back the glory days than they are in Nebraska.  

A big name coach can do much better than Vegas.  And one could argue that SDSU has more upside than  you do. 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Aslowhiteguy said:

The bottom line is you had a great coach in Kruger and were too phucking stupid to see it.  And he was the best hire you've made since Tark.   Look at what he's done in Norman and compare that to the former Rebel you replaced him with. F'n stroke of genius right there.  

Later, you had a chance to get rid of him and replace him with Howland and you whiffed. Instead, young gave Rice an extension and a raise. Another dumb F'n move.  

Has the admin in vegas suddenly grown a brain and will get it right this time?  History suggests otherwise. You may not even be smart enough to dump Rice.  

If you dump him you may end up with Reggie. Not long ago he was the dream coach for a lot of guys who now don't want him, because, you know, Vegas is elite.  You deserve a proven guy. A coach would be a fool to not want to coach at that  jewel in the desert.  

A good coach can win anywhere.  Even in Wichita Kansas, Spokane, WA, Dayton Ohio, etc.  Yeah it's nice to drive 20 minutes to see the best HS players in the country play AAU ball.  But a lot of people like to go to Vegas for a weekend but wouldn't want  to live there or rakse their kids there. Sin City can be fun but it also has its negative connotations.  

Vegas is a dream job for an up and comer. You could be the best stepping stone program in the country.  You could make a sweet 16 run every very few years, but you're no more likely to bring back the glory days than they are in Nebraska.  

A big name coach can do much better than Vegas.  And one could argue that SDSU has more upside than  you do. 

 

 

 

Please elaborate.

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2 minutes ago, Aslowhiteguy said:

The bottom line is you had a great coach in Kruger and were too phucking stupid to see it.  And he was the best hire you've made since Tark.   Look at what he's done in Norman and compare that to the former Rebel you replaced him with. F'n stroke of genius right there.  

Later, you had a chance to get rid of him and replace him with Howland and you whiffed. Instead, young gave Rice an extension and a raise. Another dumb F'n move.  

Has the admin in vegas suddenly grown a brain and will get it right this time?  History suggests otherwise. You may not even be smart enough to dump Rice.  

If you dump him you may end up with Reggie. Not long ago he was the dream coach for a lot of guys who now don't want him, because, you know, Vegas is elite.  You deserve a proven guy. A coach would be a fool to not want to coach at that  jewel in the desert.  

A good coach can win anywhere.  Even in Wichita Kansas, Spokane, WA, Dayton Ohio, etc.  Yeah it's nice to drive 20 minutes to see the best HS players in the country play AAU ball.  But a lot of people like to go to Vegas for a weekend but wouldn't want  to live there or rakse their kids there. Sin City can be fun but it also has its negative connotations.  

Vegas is a dream job for an up and comer. You could be the best stepping stone program in the country.  You could make a sweet 16 run every very few years, but you're no more likely to bring back the glory days than they are in Nebraska.  

A big name coach can do much better than Vegas.  And one could argue that SDSU has more upside than  you do. 

 

 

 

Still bringing up Kruger is pointless. You're getting nowhere. We weren't paying 3 mill to keep Kruger. We just weren't.

 

Howland was a whiff. But break down details and 5th year wasn't that crazy. 5 years is enough for guys like PH to jump off. It allows everyone to be on same page.

Stupid, yes.

 

Boosters and fans won't have Rice. He's done.

Reggie isn't coming here.

A good coach can win anywhere. Vegas only helps. Buy a nice mill $ house and enroll at Gorman and you'll be living your Disney dream in Vegas.

 

What job is available to Archie Miller that will be better than UNLV this offseason? Is he gonna wait? Maybe. Nobody knows, but you're a fool to think we aren't a top 30 coaching job.

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6 minutes ago, BestintheWest said:
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Damn, IM sold, Mr Reno!

Facts are facts, Mr Vegas.  SD is a very nice town.  Vegas is not.  It ranks down there with Clevland on those "best & worst places to live" articles we see every so often.   If you doubt that, google it.

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24 minutes ago, Aslowhiteguy said:

The bottom line is you had a great coach in Kruger and were too phucking stupid to see it.  And he was the best hire you've made since Tark.   Look at what he's done in Norman and compare that to the former Rebel you replaced him with. F'n stroke of genius right there.  . 

 

 

bottom line is, kruger was not putting in the effort at unlv that he currently is at oklahoma. otherwise the REBS would have been the #2 team in the country, and we would have found a way to pony up the 2.8 mill he got. kruger loves it here and comes back often. he did a great job in rebuilding the rebs, and then just basically stopped, for whatever reason. i'm glad to see him doing well, he did a lot for us, i just wish he'd kept going.

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8 minutes ago, Aslowhiteguy said:

Facts are facts, Mr Vegas.  SD is a very nice town.  Vegas is not.  It ranks down there with Clevland on those "best & worst places to live" articles we see every so often.   If you doubt that, google it.

Hmm, I checked one of those "worst places to live" articles and Vegas is nowhere to be found. But look what city is at #11.

http://www.destinationtips.com/destinations/12-of-the-worst-places-to-live-in-the-us/

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1 minute ago, 4UNLV said:

bottom line is, kruger was not putting in the effort at unlv that he currently is at oklahoma. otherwise the REBS would have been the #2 team in the country, and we would have found a way to pony up the 2.8 mill he got. kruger loves it here and comes back often. he did a great job in rebuilding the rebs, and then just basically stopped, for whatever reason. i'm glad to see him doing well, he did a lot for us, i just wish he'd kept going.

Or maybe he now has the means to hire top notch assts who can recruit well. Even if Vegas can scrape up the cash to hire a known HC, can they pay for good assts too?  You don't have P5 money even if booster help with the HC. 

And how can you possibly know what kind of effort Kruger is putting in now compared to what he did at Vegas? All you can do is look at the results and make an assumption.  

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1 minute ago, Aslowhiteguy said:

Or maybe he now has the means to hire top notch assts who can recruit well. Even if Vegas can scrape up the cash to hire a known HC, can they pay for good assts too?  You don't have P5 money even if booster help with the HC. 

And how can you possibly know what kind of effort Kruger is putting in now compared to what he did at Vegas? All you can do is look at the results and make an assumption.  

so you're saying he coaches better at oklahoma because of the money? ok then. i guess he would have cranked it up a notch and coached like he is now while he was at vegas if we had matched his $$$. never mind the plateau he had reached here at that time...would i like to have him back with the way he is coaching now? of course, who wouldn't..

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I've come to the conclusion that Kruger wasn't worth $2.8 million in this region. It didn't make sense to give a coach big money when they had reached his ceiling. But who knows, maybe recruiting would have picked up, but hindsight is 20/20.

 

Nevertheless, with Fertita money, we can afford a big time coach or at least get a hot shot up and comer.

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13 minutes ago, 4UNLV said:

so you're saying he coaches better at oklahoma because of the money? ok then. i guess he would have cranked it up a notch and coached like he is now while he was at vegas if we had matched his $$$. never mind the plateau he had reached here at that time...would i like to have him back with the way he is coaching now? of course, who wouldn't..

Did I say he's coaching better?  I'd guess he's the same coach he always was.  As mentioned, he took K St to an E8. He took you to a swt 16. He has okie ranked 3rd.  But he apparently wasn't good enough to be a Vegas coach.  Go figure. 

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