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Everything posted by Clickclack

  1. My thing is this..if you let go of Will Brown and don't go make a splash hire with a high ranking BCS assistant or similar but bring in a Siena Assistant Coach...you done effed up and should be fired on the spot. That can NOT be the move! LOL Obviously this is just all conjecture, there is no hint in what direction MB is looking but still.
  2. Allegedly, and if that's true...who does he report to that would even allow him to make this coaching change having 1.5 feet out the door.
  3. I couldn't agree more with most of this. If people think UA is in good hands with Benson at the helm, they are blind and very mistaken. I have GRAVE concerns about his leadership. UA is in a bit of trouble here with him at the helm. Judging by his OWN performance, it's hard to see how exactly what justifies him keeping his own job. Someone throw out something he's accomplished at UA. If we are going to be critical of Brown and 3 losing season in a row, let's be fair and call Benson out as well. What has he done, the athletic department by any objective measure is the same or worse than when he
  4. no indication that Benson is looking that way, just Gottlieb, a national guy pimping a local coach who also happens to coach local.
  5. I understand but that release came before the word got out on Brown. No one cares about interim tags especially on a guy from the coaching staff of a guy you just fired.
  6. Honestly can't believe Bing isn't on the phone with Brown yet. That's a dead program with excellent facilities. Brown would win and maybe even win big there, probably at our expense.
  7. I'm expecting very very heavy roster turnover here...
  8. Agreed...that is the rotten part. I seriously question if Brown went dancing this year if Mark Benson would bring him back. I've heard no...and that is troubling on a number of level. Meaning, no matter what Brown did he would not be back. Listen, we can debate in light of the results if Will should have stayed but this dogged pathological need stemming YEARS of Benson trying to run him off results be damned really calls into question the character of one Mark Benson. I know of what I speak!
  9. Fair enough...the last sentence I couldn't agree more with. Hard to know how much of the recent struggles is due to lack of support from the administration.
  10. Thank you for articulating what I've been trying to articulate all morning.
  11. Check recruiting thread and keep in mind that all the kids get an extra year. This one was a non-counter. There are ZERO recruit for next year at this time which speaks volumes. Can't remember there not being a kid announced in the fall period. It's almost if both sides knew this was the last dance regardless of outcome.
  12. Bensons job should be tied to this hire, as this coach goes so does Benson.
  13. I'll take a contrarian view...you can't continue down this path of not being relevant for another 5 years. The product on the floor has not been good for the last 3 years. I know that will upset people but it's true. One only has to look at the game threads. And yes, a basketball coaches job is to put a competitive product on the floor, not sure how anyone could say it's not about winning or losing. So if they want 8-22 for 5 years you'd advocate the status quo? They made it out of the quarter finals ONCE this contract, the first year. The team has finished in 5th, 7th and 6th in a BAD AE
  14. True, but my point is simple, I'm not sure Will is crying his eyes out about them parting. For these reasons above... I'm not a Benson fan, this guy is a COMPLETE zero! He has accomplished almost NOTHING for any program here. I have sat there and watched him screw up a simple bag-check policy, I have seen him lie about who forced him to institute the policy. We know how he effed up to the Title IX issues and has no clue what he's doing with all that. To be frank, be very afraid of who he's going to hire, this guy has a bad track record in hiring coaches. Doesn't mean it wasn't time
  15. Will Brown didn't love the UA situation and lack of resources as much as people think he did.
  16. This is being presented as mutual... UAlbany Head Men’s Basketball Coach Will Brown and UAlbany Athletics Agree to Mutually Part Ways - University at Albany Great Danes (ualbanysports.com)
  17. Cosigned...as think as time passes and emotions settle down this will be viewed as a good move for all involved. Obviously UA is in a precarious position in that we have an AD who is a zero trying to do this hire so there is considerable danger. But the program probably needs a reboot. It HAS gotten stale, we have fallen significantly behind and aren't near the top of the AE. The losses have been mounting and product on the floor not good.
  18. That's true but it's not one bad season, and other kids have taken huge steps back like Hutch, Lulka, Healy. Obviously there were health issues etc.
  19. That's the nature of the business...we'll see who is left standing on the roster and on the sideline.
  20. Bing is elevating an assistant, that door has closed. As for being just as upset with the next two years sub .500...that's not fair to the new guy. Certainly the new coach should have an opportunity to put in his own system, recruits etc. It's not fair to give the new guy ZERO runway.
  21. This has been corroborated with a bunch of other reports...the end of an era. There will be plenty of time to discuss why, how and now what. Coach Brown will always be remembered as a legend and I thank him and his family for the immeasurable contributions to the UA program. This will take a while to process.
  22. I did some digging into this a few years back...I believe the figures stood at 17% of the athletic budget came from the state.
  23. It's not my decision to make I'll accept whatever the outcome is. But Benson's ass is on the line if he moves on. You can't make this move and set program back 5 more years. Choose wisely...
  24. That is absolutely not acceptable to me as a fan...in fact I'll go on record and say I'm not happy as a fan with the last 5 years...especially unhappy with the last 3. This program is not in good shape and I'm sorry if that upsets people. I fully understand and was here for many of the greatest years of the Will Brown era, but this here isn't it. I understand the argument of mid major basketball is cyclical and I reject this notion. Look at teams like UVM, they've beaten this program like a rented mule with worse facilities. Last time we won a chip was 6 years ago. How many regular season titl
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