Who is this Tank that bb2 keeps going on about?
Hanging out with those dudes in the TC sounds like fun!LOL at anyone thinking we can get good players from the portal. There are several issues working against us. First and most obvious, is that you can’t just log into the portal and pick your team. It requires recruiting still and we’ve shown we be ****ing**** at that. Second, even if we could recruit, we’d have to explain why many of our best players and starters are transferring out. This ties into the first issue too. We can’t even recruit guys who are literally on our team and already playing. Prove me if I’m wrong, but starters aren’t common transfer candidates. It’s usually people looking for more playing time, or maybe homesick and other reasons, but being a starter is typically huge upside to stay. Giant red flag for anyone in the portal who hears from us. I have a hard time thinking of ANY D1 school who looks like a worse place to land than here.
I honestly am getting a lot of joy when thinking about not having to buy tickets for next season or plan my fall around the program. Only game I’m going to is @Minnesota with @sweaty teets and @Darth Snow . It’s probably the only game I’ll even watch. Wheels are off. Driver is dead. CD player doesn’t work.
IFrom a couple players when I asked just now what's going on. One current player, one former (former as in just played here this last season and is now gone).
I asked what's the reasoning behind this and here was the response.
"Players don't like Dorrell and the program doesn't give us what we need as athletes."
Asked to expound on what they don't give.
"They neglect injured players if you aren't a major contributor, we see the guys Dorrell is recruiting and they are trash. A lot of us (defensive players) don't like Coach Wilson either.
The fact he got an extension and huge raise in Sep 2021 unanimously approved by the CU BOR on the heels of him doing the KD contract and then being the only athletic department in the conference to need a Covid shortfall bridge loan from the conference tells us all we need to know about the leadership of Phil and the Board.As a current student, I would like to know where Rick George's office is. How is this dude still employed?
Bru is involved in a domestic violence case. No thanks
Baylor, Nebraska, and a few others consider it a plus.Not a lot of ADs that would bring in a guy with pending DV charges, but there are a few. Louisville, I’m looking at you.
My question is: how has all of this been going down in this program without a single piece of local journalism discussing the overarching issues, beyond simply noting who is coming and going. That is a massive failure of reporting. Maybe I missed some big expose’, but I doubt it.what did hawaii do when they lost like 20 players to transfer with allegations of a toxic culture:
No doubt true to an extent. However, Coach KD press conferences do have a regular number of attendees and “members of press,” which I assume require some form of “credentialling” from CU media to attend. Whether those “reporters” produce written, on air, or podcasted reports they all are present to produce some form of reporting, however meager their ultimate pay.There’s no money in local sports journalism. You can tag along as a journo-cheerleader for the local team, and people make money on sports radio, national sports media, or podcasts. Newspapers are mostly dead, and barely anyone watches the sports on the local news.
Guys bailing left and right isn’t all NIL related (evident by many going to smaller schools) HCKD appears to have lost the locker room, no coming back from that if it is true.
At least the next coach can say he inherited a program that was burned to the ground and will be 100% correct.
Woods > PerryTne coaches will have to earn their salary next season. Look at the DB roster.
Striker(SR) The guy hasn't played for CU.
Bethel Jr(JR) hopefully he is back, right now he is expected back,. Who knows with the new transfer portal.
Niko Reed (SO)
Torren Pittman(JR)- He has played on special teams. Hopefully he takes the next step
Isiah Lewis(SR) - hopefully he is back. He is another 5th year senior that could transfer or graudate.
X Smith (FR)
Still think the team can use one upper classman safety and one upper clasman corner.
Congenital Presser is the name of my new band!My question is: how has all of this been going down in this program without a single piece of local journalism discussing the overarching issues, beyond simply noting who is coming and going. That is a massive failure of reporting. Maybe I missed some big expose’, but I doubt it.
There are serious questions surrounding this program none of which are being reported on.
I watched the press conference when KD shut down B. Howell for having the temerity to ask about a couple of other players leaving. It was a bizarre overreaction in the midst of a completely congenital presser. This was the second red flag for me (pushing the photographer being the first).
This was back in December, a day after signing day, if I recall. Even then he was super touchy about losing players or even discussing it. Increasingly, he begins to reveal an underlying animosity for having to explain himself in anyway or discuss anything about the program that doesn’t fit within his “vision,” whatever the hell that is.
I have changed my assessment on him over the past month. This is not a leader of young men. I have grown to believe the rumors about his respect (or lack thereof) among many of the players.
So, why do we only get “nice” reporting, even after KD treats reporters poorly, for no reason. Time for some real journalism here.