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Old 02-24-2021, 05:54 AM   #251
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Bro coaches go other teams practices all time. Our secret scrimmages was glorified practice! Once again in high school we trained and practiced with other teams all time especially during off season. You telling me UC/nku didnít have open gyms together?
Just seems like an odd thing to even bring up. No coach in America wants another team playing in their gym. Not one. No coach wants another coach building relationships with their current players. Not one. These arenít red flags, maybe he just didnít like mick. Maybe mick didnít like him. Lot of people donít like mick and it sounds like people donít like John. These arenít red flags. Just people that donít like each.

He didnít know he was getting the job at the time, not sure why he needed to build relationships with the players.


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Old 02-24-2021, 06:00 AM   #252
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All indications (from the post-game and Brannen radio show) seem to be that Brannen is going to double down. Brannen's opinion seems to be that the problems are because he hasn't installed his culture strongly enough. His given players too much leeway, he has let culture slide in favor of winning now.

Coaches (Brannen being no exception) tend to have big egos. He doesn't think he is the problem, the players are the problem. If he has made mistakes it's because he has been too lenient.

If it works and we turn things around great. If not, it probably burns things down quickly, which is also good as we don't want to keep a bad coach around longer than needed.

The rest of the season and early post-season will tell us a lot. There are a lot of indications that there are issues in the locker room. It's either players or Brannen, but there are definitely problems. Either Brannen fixes it, or there is an exodus and Brannen's coaching career here will come to a quick end.
Heís not going to say publicly that there are issues. He has to get recruits in here and guys to stay. We donít know what heís saying privately but I donít think itís be a great idea to say the sky is burning, then go try to convince guys to come here.
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Old 02-24-2021, 06:04 AM   #253
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This thing can be turned around. I donít have a lot of faith, but it was a pretty open secret that Gregg Marshall was a maniac and he was able to bring in some pretty good recruits after 6 guys left. You can say Marshall is a way better coach, ok, but it was also clear there was a major issue there.
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Old 02-24-2021, 06:53 AM   #254
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This thing can be turned around. I donít have a lot of faith, but it was a pretty open secret that Gregg Marshall was a maniac and he was able to bring in some pretty good recruits after 6 guys left. You can say Marshall is a way better coach, ok, but it was also clear there was a major issue there.
In college basketball winning trumps almost everything. Greg Marshall was a maniac who won games, so he got recruits. If Brannen starts winning like Greg Marshall, I doubt many people will complain/care about culture.

But, when you have a maniac coach, things are likely to turn ugly quickly when the winning stops.
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:13 AM   #255
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Just seems like an odd thing to even bring up. No coach in America wants another team playing in their gym. Not one. No coach wants another coach building relationships with their current players. Not one. These arenít red flags, maybe he just didnít like mick. Maybe mick didnít like him. Lot of people donít like mick and it sounds like people donít like John. These arenít red flags. Just people that donít like each.

He didnít know he was getting the job at the time, not sure why he needed to build relationships with the players.
Huh? You must didnít play sports. All the college coaches get together all time IF they friends. If he didnít want help UC itís seem odd we helped him.
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:14 AM   #256
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Heís not going to say publicly that there are issues. He has to get recruits in here and guys to stay. We donít know what heís saying privately but I donít think itís be a great idea to say the sky is burning, then go try to convince guys to come here.
Lol can you imagine what he was saying privately about us practicing on his court?
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:25 AM   #257
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Huh? You must didnít play sports. All the college coaches get together all time IF they friends. If he didnít want help UC itís seem odd we helped him.
Nope, never played a sport. Tell us what itís like.

He didnít want to help uc. Why should he? The people above him did because uc paid them to use their gym and scheduled future games that help their program. Once again, seems like an odd bone to pick, that he didnít want another school to have home games in his gym. Just from a scheduling issue, I wouldnít want it. Have to always check when you can practice in your own gym
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Old 02-24-2021, 10:10 AM   #258
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Nope, never played a sport. Tell us what itís like.

He didnít want to help uc. Why should he? The people above him did because uc paid them to use their gym and scheduled future games that help their program. Once again, seems like an odd bone to pick, that he didnít want another school to have home games in his gym. Just from a scheduling issue, I wouldnít want it. Have to always check when you can practice in your own gym
Smh I can see X having a problem but NKU? Like Justin said he was friends with X not UC
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