Re: At least give the man one full offseason of recruiting


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Posted by Strunk White on April 10, 2020 at 14:13:55:

In Reply to: At least give the man one full offseason of recruiting posted by observer on April 09, 2020 at 20:56:10:

: : : : : : : Crespi to Cal Lutheran = 4-21. What happened to Cal Lutheran Basketball. I thought they hired the Hall of Fame Coach Russell White?

: : : : : : The players are not very good.

: : : : : If you have followed Coach Russell White, you will see. He will build the program up as some of the players join the program. 4-21 program are with 0 of his players. That will change. Come talk to us in a couple years.

: : : : Had 1 senior on the team I believe. Players he has now are not very good. There's a reason the previous coach left after 2 years. He will have them in the upper tier of league shortly.

: : : I dont know the man but he took the job in the late summer which is dam near impossible for any college coach to do much, the roster is pretty much set at that point. I am sure with a year of recruiting and improvements they will be much improved. D3 basketball is all about who gets a bounce back or has some good HS connections to get find some hidden gems.

: : Sounds like a bunch of excuses of not knowing how to recruit college level players. He did an exceptional job of recruiting high school players.Just may not be able to execute a college program. The players are not very good is not a valid reason. The life blood of a college program is bringing in players that can help you win. No one cares what coach left 2 years ago.

: If the previous coach leaves a program after two years, it means something went very badly in those two seasons. No team loses a coach after two years if the program is in good shape.

: D3 recruiting classes are finalized in July, Coach White only took the job July 20th.

: From a Daily News article:

: "White, to no suprise, is already hard at work in his new role. Hes in the process of hiring his coaching staff, hes already made a recruiting call and intends to get acclimated to the new NCAA Division III rules, which are much different than high school rules.

: For example, he nor his coaching staff will be able to interact with players until October 15."

: https://www.dailynews.com/2019/07/22/russell-white-leaves-crespi-basketball-for-cal-lutheran-fulfills-longtime-career-goal/

The quote from the Daily News, as usual, was grammatically incorrect, and should have read as follows:

"For example, neither he nor his coaching staff will be able to interact with players until October 15".

Call me a stickler but the sentence didn't make sense the way it was written (as originally written he seems to suggest that "he...will be able to interact with players until October 15". The addition of "nor his coaching staff" just makes the sentence as originally written confusing.

But that's why the Daily News is such a crappy paper. That, and it's political bent, which leans way too far to the right for my taste.

And yeah, White was dealt a crappy hand this past year and had to live with it. He's a good coach, but that could only take him and his team so far...and that wasn't very far this past year.

Frankly I was really surprised at how badly they did, given CLU's historically good teams at their level of play.




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