SUU is Division 1...how did that possible?
What I want to know is how Roger Reid escaped scrutiny in this article. He took
over a pretty good program from Bill Evans and left in in this shape? Also, to
LivinLarge yes SUU is a DI member of the Big Sky Conference. They have been a DI
member for many years now.
If Race Parsons is given a fair shot, he can lead them into the upper division
of the Big Sky. His talent is unmatched!
We are D1 because of our numbers. This is typical to blame Reid. If Evans was
so good why did we get Reid? Evans wasn't doing the job. Reid
didn't either but that's not the point. All the blame cannot/should
not fall on him. Robinson being in his second year with a young group is a good
reason SUU isn't any good.
Why does everyone want to blame Coach Reid? It is not his fault whatsoever. I
completely agree with Stang08's previous comments. We are a very VERY young
team. We have more freshman than upper classman. Give this staff a chance. This
particular staff has only been together for this season. Lets see how we do
after our freshman get more playing time. Im always a T-Bird fan!
On the plus side, it isn't hard to get a front row seat at any home game
@EnochrsnIt's never been hard. I've been going since the
08-09 school year and it's always empty. Why more people from the
University don't support the team I do not know. It's almost
impossible to get a seat at the football games and for good reason, they are a
great team. Basketball needs more support.
Being a young team certainly plays a factor in wins and losses, but losing 23
games in a row? That is bad no matter how you slice it. Sounds like a coaching
problem.I thought the current T-birds staff was put together last
season, not just this season. Isn't this Robinson's second year at the
helm? I just can't believe the dip even from last season is this severe.
Only the truest of all Thunderbird fan's would say something like this.
I have been a fan of basketball and SUU all my life. This article seems to want
to make a lot of excuses but does not address one of the real problems. In
every game we have been to within the first 10 minutes of the game SUU has often
times subbed as many as 20 times and has played 13 different players. I
don't claim to be an expert on basketball but I have never seen any program
do that. You can tell the confidence of the players is damaged every time they
get pulled from the game. I have tried to figure out the reasoning but there
just isn't any. I think SUU is a lot better than their record shows.
Don't get me wrong I don't want to see any changes to the basketball
staff but maybe they could take a good hard look at substitution scheme they use
and play more like other schools, playing 8-10 players and let the players stay
in the game long enough to build some confidence in themselves. We have good
players, they just need a chance to play.
Once again I ask how can you write this article without scrutinizing Roger Reid.
I'm not bashing him but the facts show that in 5 seasons he was 54-97, not
very good. While Bill Evans, who was fired to make room for Reid, was 209-223
over 15 seasons. Not great, but he did win a conference championship and got
them to the NCAA Tournament. And to Stang08 being D1 isn't about
"numbers" it's about meeting the NCAA criteria for that
classification. Such as proper scheduling, sponsorship of sports, and other
areas. Yes this years team is very young. But what did Coach Reid leave Coach
Robinson to work with? Questions not explored in this article but should have
@Long Time SUU FanFinally another SUU fan and I agree with you.
Okay you are right and we meet all of those. Evans was losing and was let go.
Reid was losing and was let go. Let's move on from that. This is now