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Offline A Buc Forever

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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7230 on: May 18, 2019, 03:57:02 pm »
Just because Whitman is great now, does not mean Whitworth is worse.  Bridgeland has made Whitman as good, or better than he made UPS.  Hayford made Whitworth on the same level that Whitman is now for his last five years. However, he was not beating UPS when Bridgeland was there.  Logie was beating Bridgeland for several years. Not sure Hayford would have done much better these last couple years. In my opinion, there is not much difference between what Hayford and Logie accomplished at Whitworth. Yes, Hayford built it up (but it wasn't a bad program before). But it is hard to come in and keep a top program at the top like Logie did. The difference between Whitworth now and 5 years ago, besides Whitman being a little better, is probably a difference in how the teams gelled. Let's be honest, this team underachieved.   That is more on the players than the coaches IMHO.

As for the new coach, we'll see.  The talent is there. Maybe he can get this team to play at little higher level with the addition of a key piece or two.  I like the idea of giving a smart assistant a shot rather than hiring a retread from somewhere else. Also got to give him credit for demanding the coach in-waiting deal and not having to deal with competition when he got the job. So far he's been smart.
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