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The Mine / Re: Chris Barnes is transfering
« Last post by liebestraum on March 28, 2017, 05:18:11 PM »
That sucks, but I called that one a long time ago. The kid was at 4 schools all through high school. I really hope he sticks with where he goes and does well. I don't blame him. I blame his parents.

Here is a quote from Frank Martin (HC of South Carlolina Game Cocks) that puts this behavior into perspective.

"You know what makes me sick to my stomach? When I hear grown people say that kids have changed. Kids haven't changed. Kids don't know anything about anything. We've changed as adults. We demand less of kids. We expect less of kids. We make their lives easier instead of preparing them for what life is truly about. We're the ones who have changed." Francisco Martin

BTW, does anyone out there know when the last time a Latin American coach went to the Final Four?

I don't blame Barnes nor his parents.  You've seen the size of Floyd's cavalry (the incoming recruiting class) right?  Space had to be made.  People need to transfer.  Barnes is transferring by the design of the coaching staff.  I will be shocked if Cameron isn't right behind him.  And there will still need to be room made, so either more will transfer from the program, or some of the incoming recruits will have their offers rescinded.  It's the way Floyd works.  However, if Omega, Willms, or Thomas were to transfer, you will hear Floyd again decrying the "transfer epidemic", and how it is killing college basketball.

Rinse, wash, repeat......

Wonder how many will be in Floyd's cavalry next year.

lieb
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The Mine / Re: Chris Barnes is transfering
« Last post by MinerManiac on March 28, 2017, 09:28:04 AM »
That sucks, but I called that one a long time ago. The kid was at 4 schools all through high school. I really hope he sticks with where he goes and does well. I don't blame him. I blame his parents.

Here is a quote from Frank Martin (HC of South Carlolina Game Cocks) that puts this behavior into perspective.

"You know what makes me sick to my stomach? When I hear grown people say that kids have changed. Kids haven't changed. Kids don't know anything about anything. We've changed as adults. We demand less of kids. We expect less of kids. We make their lives easier instead of preparing them for what life is truly about. We're the ones who have changed." Francisco Martin

BTW, does anyone out there know when the last time a Latin American coach went to the Final Four?

I don't blame Barnes nor his parents.  You've seen the size of Floyd's cavalry (the incoming recruiting class) right?  Space had to be made.  People need to transfer.  Barnes is transferring by the design of the coaching staff.  I will be shocked if Cameron isn't right behind him.  And there will still need to be room made, so either more will transfer from the program, or some of the incoming recruits will have their offers rescinded.  It's the way Floyd works.  However, if Omega, Willms, or Thomas were to transfer, you will hear Floyd again decrying the "transfer epidemic", and how it is killing college basketball.
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The Mine / Re: Chris Barnes is transfering
« Last post by Chanson on March 28, 2017, 09:21:11 AM »
To add to this thread, here is a list of who is staying and who needs to stay.

Touchet, Omega, Flaggert, Willms, Thomas 4★, & Jones look to be set in staying at UTEP.

The kids we really need to be here are Barrett, Cameron 4★, & Williams (JUCO stud).

Granted no one gets hurt, those 9 kids will be the kids that get the most playing time.

Osborne, Gilyard, McGee, Smith, St. Pierre, & possibly Brewer have no college experience. Even though Gilyard, McGee, & Brewer show promise, we don't know until they play ball with the big boys. We have all seen super talented prospects choke.

So, if Brewer does make it here, we would be 1 over. Unless, Touchet is given that Academic Scholarship. Other than that, we are good with 14 scholarship players.
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The Mine / Re: Chris Barnes is transfering
« Last post by Chanson on March 28, 2017, 09:02:34 AM »
That sucks, but I called that one a long time ago. The kid was at 4 schools all through high school. I really hope he sticks with where he goes and does well. I don't blame him. I blame his parents.

Here is a quote from Frank Martin (HC of South Carlolina Game Cocks) that puts this behavior into perspective.

"You know what makes me sick to my stomach? When I hear grown people say that kids have changed. Kids haven't changed. Kids don't know anything about anything. We've changed as adults. We demand less of kids. We expect less of kids. We make their lives easier instead of preparing them for what life is truly about. We're the ones who have changed." Francisco Martin

BTW, does anyone out there know when the last time a Latin American coach went to the Final Four?
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The Mine / Re: Chris Barnes
« Last post by Miners1 on March 28, 2017, 07:22:54 AM »
My bad lol
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The Mine / Re: Chris Barnes
« Last post by stanman505 on March 28, 2017, 06:46:10 AM »
You beat by one minute.
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The Mine / Chris Barnes is transfering
« Last post by stanman505 on March 28, 2017, 06:45:11 AM »
We were wondering who would be transferring out.  Chris Barnes is the first one.  I saw it on twitter last night.  Sorry I don't have the link.  I meet him at the Whataburger by campus last fall and he seemed like a good guy.  I hope he finds the right place for him.
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The Mine / Chris Barnes
« Last post by Miners1 on March 28, 2017, 06:44:15 AM »
Now that we know the first kid to transfer. How many more are we projected to lose. And who?
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The Mine / Re: OT
« Last post by Austintacious on March 27, 2017, 06:24:40 PM »
Kings X in the early 70s, used to go dancing on Friday nights to a rock/blues group that was real decent.  Can't remember their name but something like Long John Silver.  Not the fish & chips place.   8)

Even spotted Haskins there a few times.  He mostly was playing pool. 
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The Mine / Re: Hmmm....
« Last post by Chanson on March 27, 2017, 04:49:13 PM »
Wow. No one is on board for UTEP's future. I'm in the same boat. If he doesn't produce this year, he needs to pack his sh!_ and go.
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