• Every one of us has had a substitute teacher at one time or another, right? How about next year at the Elite Eight (yes, we will be there again) we hire a substitute coach? Just a one game deal - don’t go crazy. I’m not suggesting we fire the best coach in the country (except for that one game…)

    My vote for that one game would be Frank Martin. The purple’s all gone from him now and i LOVE his passion. He motivates me just watching him on TV and I don’t give a crap about South Carolina.

  • @nuleafjhawk I have a feeling he might be busy. I wonder if Zion Williamson will be looking harder at SC now.

  • @nuleafjhawk as a former student and teacher I do ha e say that unless it’s a long term sub that the subs still follow the lesson plan of the teacher.

    They don’t go in and change the whole course of study in one or two days.

    Also the students usually try and show up said substitute teacher by breaking normal classroom rules or being a rebel. Driving the substitute to yell, cry or drink in frustration.

  • @nuleafjhawk I’m going with a substitute tournament plan next year to avoid this heartache and angst (yes, I need therapy).

    Step 1: enjoy the heck out of the regular season and B12 tourney.

    Step 2: Watch round 1 game.

    Step 3: Skip Round 2, Sweet 16 game and E8 games of the fMarch carney.

    Step 4: If we make the F4 I will watch all remaining games.

    This plan will avoid most if not all of the frustration rounds. If we make the F4 then I’m happy, it is a great season. If we lose early, I will skip all the crap.

    Alt option is to skip first round too. I’ll go fishing with my son and eradicate my annual melt down.

    All non- fiction, trying to avoid the malice @jaybate-1.0

  • If you want a substitute coach for the E8, my choice would Izzo who sports a nice shiny 7-2 record in E8 games.

  • @Fightsongwriter

    Living with our malice is the key to a happy life IMHO.

    I’m pretty darned happy.

    Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised If a lot of D1 head coaches adopted your system about the time the apparent long stacks emerged. 😄

  • LOL - looks like I need a substitute teacher - i misspelled “substitute” in the title of this post…

  • @nuleafjhawk funny! Google or gaggle it!

  • @nuleafjhawk Yet how many people called you out on it?

  • @FarNrthJHwk Lol - just me!

  • @nuleafjhawk This place seems pretty alright. Got some good reading in today. Some laughs and a few head shakes.

    What a day 1

  • @FarNrthJHwk Yes it’s a really good place, I hope you stick around. We argue, laugh and BS each other, but it’s more like a family than any other online place I’ve found. We try to keep things civil but are not always successful. The good thing is we usually kiss and make up. Good KU loving people here.

  • @nuleafjhawk Good to know. Gotta have something to fill my time during retirement now that basketball is over and I don’t get to scout any more.

  • @Texas-Hawk-10 But Izzo is 0-4 in semifinal in his last 4 FFs. He obviously is taking the wrong approach. Cannot be a coincidence!

    Ok, just messin’ with you…

  • I’ll take Bill Self any day for Elite Eight. (Just kidding. Give me Izzo.)

  • @FarNrthJHwk welcome aboard! I love this board. Lots of good intel and thoughtful discussion, people watch their language, no silly name-calling (except for other teams’ coaches), people generally keep their heads on straight. I think the only other coach people on this site like is Izzo. And Bill Self is beyond reproach for a few. And a lot of people confuse critiquing someone (esp Bill Self) as calling for his head.

    But other than that, great board. I can tell already that you’ll enjoy, and we’ll enjoy having you among us.

  • This may sound like blasphemy, but how about Tyron Lue.

  • @chriz izzo was at home this year, so he was free.

  • @Crimsonorblue22 ya gotta admit though, Self has some Elite Eight issues.

  • @Crimsonorblue22 and maybe you do know that but you just haven’t said anything about it because there are enough people like me on here to say it. And that’s cool, I’ve been in that same boat.

  • @chriz I like to speak for myself! Like I said izzo was home.

  • @mayjay Did I say Izzo for the Final Four?

  • @Crimsonorblue22 so was coach k but I’d probably take him as well

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