Or maybe these statements are from disgruntled CA employees.
There seem to be a lot of people with very definite opinions about The Commercial Appeal who don't read the newspaper. Ignorance justifies lots of prejudiced and stupid statements.
One good thing U of M has a new A.D. Maybe the university will hire a real coach and stop being so damn cheap .Fuente is a Bust at best, larry Porter was a recruiter and that cheap worthless Ex A.D. R.C. Johnson knew this, any U of M true fan could have done a better job than R C Johnson and for way less money , A winning local High school coach good do a better job than the last 3 head football coaches !
No one read the CA any more since the paper is like 4 pages thick these days and almost all of the stories are taken from the AP that you can get for free online.
Tigers fans let's not get too excited. Let's keep an even keel and not nominate Pastner for the Coaches Hall of Fame just yet. Expect another clunker or inexplicable loss or two down the road.
Shaq played great but I'm still concerned about his rebounding, as I am with the entire team. As Pat Riley famously said "No rebounds, no rings".
My take on the Tigers is they will go only as far as Joe Jackson takes them. The young man is a tremendous player, one of the best to suit up for the Tigers, but he's still not being fully utilized. Because Pastner is so eager to prove he can coach at this level I think he's foolishly restraining Joe. When you have an experienced player as skilled as Jackson you need to trust him by putting the ball in his hands as much as possible. Let him decide who gets the ball, when, and where, instead of allowing so many different players to initiate or run the offense. The players should look for Joe anyime they get the ball off the backboard and he's in the game. The guy's so fast no one can stay in front of him and such a great free throw shooter that you have to make sure the ball's in his hands as much as possible, especially during crunch time.
Many college coaches are guilty of this: Holding great players back to get more credit for the success of the team. Remember, MJ was merely good, not great, under Dean Smith and his controlling of the game. By the same token there have been a slew of great NBA players who didn't distinguish themselves as great while in college. It's great players that will lead you to championships. You have to unleash them and let them play to their full potential.
Someone let me know when it's okay to hold Fuentes to the same standard we held Larry Porter to. The Tigers over the last two years have been no better than under Porter's tenure, and arguably worse. Where's the improvement? Looks like the same bunch of underachievers that have littered the program for the last decade or so.
Just asking because as soon as it's permissible to hold Fuentes responsible for the pitiful Tigers' showing this year I want to start with his boneheaded, idiotic decision to start Lynch over Kareem. That was lunacy. You don't replace an experienced quarterback who was playing well at the end of the season, and on a winning streak, for an untested freshman. Not unless he's a Jameis Winston or a Cam Newton, or some other phenom. Let the young man back up Kareem and learn how to play the position at the college level, and put him in if the starting quarterback struggles.
This boneheaded decision, in my opinion, was the death knell for the team this year, and Fuentes was just too stubborn to admit his mistake. When you have a team with few good players at the skill positions you just can't go with a freshman quarterback. Duh!!
Wish I could be there! Loved Jesse right from the start...
I believe there are virtually no recruits for next year. Where DO we go from here?
How appropriate for the ill-prepared Tigers to crash and burn on Pearl Harbor Day! What a miserable performance. Justin's touching faith in Paxton Lynch was rewarded by his Chosen One playing (yet-another) stupid game. The guy has talent, but not a CLUE as to how to lead a team...
I have no idea of where Tiger football goes from here, except down the tubes! k
PS A tribute to how amazing this miserable day was. On this day-of-national-championship days, when there's lots of distractions, ESPN singled out five great performances. One of them, believe it or not, was Casey Cochran's record-setting achievements on behalf of UConn against our sorry excuse for a football team.
PPS Drop football, and solve the budget deficit at U of M. This is going nowhere, with or without Fuente.
PPPS I almost traveled to the game. Thanking my lucky stars i didn't!
Oh yes, this is a wonderful idea. I always sit by the emergency exits, so please sit by me with your incessant driveling.
Can you hear me nowwwwwwwwwwwwwww...............
Fooled yes, and I will say it again. This sound like a planned act between Cohen and Yacoubian to make Wilkins look weak. The ground is swelling in social media that it is time for Cohen to go!
You know it was said, Obama could not win...the rest is history.
Can just one person come forward and say they wre polled by Yacoubin. I am suprised that Baker would print such mess without real proof.
Memphonia you must be from Cohen's camp...why mention Wade's name? Wade has moved on and is working in his community helping people. More importanantly, the Veterans. Somethig Cohen has not done. It has been documented a veteran went to his office for help and could not get it.
I'm fairly new to Memphis but this is best team I've seen in my 6 years
Fuente needs to go program needs Togo.going nowhere with him.
Sounds good to me.uphill since Peck left.He was not a big city editor
Carol chumney needs torun again. For county Mayor
Fooled voters?Poll speaks the truth.No contest!
Wilkins will probably get smart and not be a Nickie or a Tomeka or a Willie(his buddy and source of monies)and get creamed and finish his "career" before it starts.oughta wait til Cohen retires and have a chance rather than get destroyed .Sounds like Randy Wade is using him
Yes, quite familiar with gore-tex. Soccer mom for almost ten years. Absolute requirement when you have to play soccer on days like today! My problem is always my feet. Cabela's has the best cold weather socks.
Yes on the fedora, but it's over 50 years old so I only wear it around the house for the wife.
I've got two words for you, gore and tex. Throw in a hyphen and you got a miracle fabric, not just a Peckinpah movie.
"His only strength was political." Hmmm, now how would that come in handy in Washington???
"Running the senate is nothing like running a business" We're talking about running government (which the Senate is) not business, who said anything about business?
But as always your opinion is valuable to us, please stay on the line and speak to someone who cares.
The remarkable thing about this thread is the agreement across political lines, that single payer health care is necessary. I should say philosophical lines, because politicians don't seem to realize that the options exist.
I still subscribe to the CA but don't really enjoy it like I used to. I'm much more interested in perusing the Flyer and Bleacher's Digest.
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