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RE: The "I assure you, Jeff Jones isn't being fired or sitting on a hot seat"...
(05-04-2018 10:27 PM)Cyniclone Wrote:  
(05-04-2018 09:09 PM)ODU BBALL Wrote:  As you stated, ODU has 11 NCAA Tourney appearances in its history. How many wins they have in those tournament appearances has nothing to do with the comment that you replied to which was ... "We're ODU and post season play is expected". Getting there achieved that point. I believe that the poster also was probably referencing the NIT as well as the NCAA Tournament with that comment.

If you take a look at the Paul Webb era at ODU, and more recently, the Blaine Taylor era, you will see that it was a reasonable comment.

I don't think that anyone is treating ODU and the NCAA Tourney as an entitlement, or the school as the 2nd coming of Memphis. All people seem to be saying in general is that ODU has taken a few steps back from where they recently were in getting to the post season on a much more regular basis - not including any tournaments other than the NCAA or NIT.

OK, so take the NCAA results out of the equation. We're still talking about making the tournament 25 percent of the time and only making the tournament back to back twice. That's still not a record that screams "we expect postseason play."

The funny thing is, you find one more win during the NIT Final Four run, score three more points against Middle Tennessee in the 2016 CUSA final and have that big goof for W&M miss that heave at the end this past season, and you're looking at JJ with 98 wins, two NCAA trips and an NIT bid. Effectively the same results, but they look a LOT better.

Not that it matters, but scoring 3 more points against Middle Tennessee doesn't give ODU two NCAA trips under Jeff.

No point in playing the "what if" game when we have actual results - or lack thereof - to review. Otherwise, you could just as easily say that had ODU score three more points against Butler in DC, they could have gone to the Final Four instead of them, and defeated VCU there for the 3rd time that season to go to the NCAA Championship game.

Had Jeff's ODU teams actually accomplished those things that you said above instead of pretending they did then I doubt very many on here would be hoping for something better coaching wise.
05-04-2018 11:14 PM
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