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(05-15-2017 03:43 PM)Longhorn Wrote:  One more year for Ike, and he better coach the guys to a top three CAA finish, or I'd be coach shopping

Man, that's pretty harsh. I hope JMU won't let a bad situation linger like they've done in the past at times, but I think you've got to give the guy a full recruiting cycle to develop some pitchers. From everything I've read, he's well regarded out in the hinterlands, so I'm still cautiously optimistic that we'll see a nice turnaround in the next couple of years. I guess the red flag to me will be if he doesn't appear to be out recruiting the middle-of the-pack CAA teams after a few years. I'm not able to judge that, but I imagine there are some others on here that can.
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(05-19-2017 09:38 AM)POTUS#4 Wrote:  
(05-15-2017 03:43 PM)Longhorn Wrote:  One more year for Ike, and he better coach the guys to a top three CAA finish, or I'd be coach shopping

Man, that's pretty harsh. I hope JMU won't let a bad situation linger like they've done in the past at times, but I think you've got to give the guy a full recruiting cycle to develop some pitchers. From everything I've read, he's well regarded out in the hinterlands, so I'm still cautiously optimistic that we'll see a nice turnaround in the next couple of years. I guess the red flag to me will be if he doesn't appear to be out recruiting the middle-of the-pack CAA teams after a few years. I'm not able to judge that, but I imagine there are some others on here that can.

I admit to having lost patience with the direction of the baseball program. I love college ball, and there's no reason JMU can't be doing what the women's softball team is doing. When UVA hired their current HC their program literally took off and left us in the dust. It chaps my competitive a** every time I think about how JB let Spanky continue season after mediocre season, and yet JB pulled the plug on HC's of other sports (like softball) when the results were't there. I wish Ike nothing but the best, but I want to see results.
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2016: 24-31 (13-11 CAA)
2017: 24-27 (7-17 CAA)

Overall a draw from last year, no discernible progress. CAA play was worse, OOC play was better. Not making the tournament probably leads to a worse season IMO.

We need to bring in some better pitching if we want to begin to get out of this slump.
05-20-2017 03:09 PM
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(05-20-2017 03:09 PM)Potomac Wrote:  2016: 24-31 (13-11 CAA)
2017: 24-27 (7-17 CAA)

Overall a draw from last year, no discernible progress. CAA play was worse, OOC play was better. Not making the tournament probably leads to a worse season IMO.

We need to bring in some better pitching if we want to begin to get out of this slump.

Is it true or not, that about the time we started our conference play we had four pitchers with arm problems? I thought that information was reported on this forum about two months ago, but didn't know if it had any legs.
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This season was a disappointment for me. Last year I felt like the team exceeded my expectations. Finishing at the bottom of the CAA is unacceptable for a program with the facilities and financial support JMU baseball receives. It is not difficult to recruit good baseball talent to JMU. There is no reason why JMU should not be in the top 3 of the CAA every year.

If next years record looks similar to this years record, I am no longer going to feel Ike was a good hire.
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(05-20-2017 10:45 PM)JMUNation Wrote:  This season was a disappointment for me. Last year I felt like the team exceeded my expectations. Finishing at the bottom of the CAA is unacceptable for a program with the facilities and financial support JMU baseball receives. It is not difficult to recruit good baseball talent to JMU. There is no reason why JMU should not be in the top 3 of the CAA every year.

If next years record looks similar to this years record, I am no longer going to feel Ike was a good hire.

I agree. Still no notable improvement after three years and it's not a good sign.
05-21-2017 07:05 AM
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Coach Ike just completed his 2nd season as JMU's head coach
05-21-2017 11:21 AM
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This is true. They had very little pitching for a good while. Similar arm problems if I recall.

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Is it true or not, that about the time we started our conference play we had four pitchers with arm problems? I thought that information was reported on this forum about two months ago, but didn't know if it had any legs.
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05-21-2017 01:49 PM
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(05-19-2017 09:38 AM)POTUS#4 Wrote:  
(05-15-2017 03:43 PM)Longhorn Wrote:  One more year for Ike, and he better coach the guys to a top three CAA finish, or I'd be coach shopping

Man, that's pretty harsh. I hope JMU won't let a bad situation linger like they've done in the past at times, but I think you've got to give the guy a full recruiting cycle to develop some pitchers. From everything I've read, he's well regarded out in the hinterlands, so I'm still cautiously optimistic that we'll see a nice turnaround in the next couple of years. I guess the red flag to me will be if he doesn't appear to be out recruiting the middle-of the-pack CAA teams after a few years. I'm not able to judge that, but I imagine there are some others on here that can.

Giving him a "full cycle" as you describe is exactly what could/ likely will result in a "bad situation lingering."
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Potomac was responding to my post where I say if next year's record is similar to this years... Next year is Ike's third year.
05-21-2017 10:50 PM
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