*I am in no way, shape or form an insider and have never claimed to be*
Please tell me that you are joking and not serious!
I believe that Coach Moore has given AG virtually everything that he has asked for and is VERY supportive of our basketball program. To suggest otherwise simply shows ignorance and/ or someone that has not walked around Coleman Coliseum recently. I have been told reputably that CMM has often asked AG, is there anything else you need? What can I do for you? Rest assured he is fully committed to doing whatever it takes to achieve success in BB--and he has backed it up with the checkbook. I believe that the premise of this whole thread is based on a disgruntled basketball fan's cheap attempt to deflect blame for the very poor showing by the BB team recently away from our players, coaches, and some unfortunate injuries. We've had three embarrassing losses in the last two wks-- I believe all at home. Ultimately it is up to AG to put a better product on the court, and I think he is being given ALL of the tools and resources necessary to do that, including time that it takes to build a program. Barring a total disaster, I still think he will get at least a couple more years. That to me seems more than reasonable. What else do you expect?
I think that CMM is doing a great job and that we are fortunate to still have him for hopefully a few more years.
Last edited by deliveryman35; December 30th, 2012 at 08:48 PM.
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What, specifically, is wrong with the overall Athletic Department?
Who, specifically (give us a name), do you believe would be better?
Why do you think your new guy (or girl) would solve the identified problem?
Without answers to these perfectly reasonable questions, I'm going to write this off as a toe-stamping hissy fit.
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I understand where the OP is coming from. Basketball is pretty bad, as is baseball.
I'm a former track athlete for UA and I'm very unhappy with the direction the program has taken. When the previous coach retired they combined the men's and women's teams (which I understand) but cleaned house with the coaching staff. Joe Walker, the assistant coach and head XC coach, was passed over and now he's at Louisville. The XC program is absolutely pathetic. They went from perennial top 10 program to not even making the national meet. They went from winning the SEC title (which is something nobody besides Arkansas had done for many, many years) to not even finishing in the top 10. Pathetic.
That said, having a great football program and winning national titles in other, non-revenue sports is great. Coach Moore is probably going to have to find a new basketball coach in the next 18 months and that's no good. But it happens. What other program would you trade for Bama's right now?
This is getting out of control.
Not sure what you want - we're spending more money than anyone else in the SEC as far as I can tell, have great coaches, great facilities - what do you want?
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I am a former D-1 Basketball player, and played beyond that. If I took a trip to Coleman today as a recruit, I would have been completely dismayed by the fan support I saw.
And in this thread, no one yet has mentioned the detrimental effect Tide Totals has had on Programs other than Football
Some interesting differences in opinion here. No one ever said that Mal Moore can be Jeremy Foley. (Florida). The reality is that Mal Moore has very little to do with any of the other successes at Alabama. I am talking about softball, gymnastics and golf. Casual fans seem to want to credit him for those championships- they should not. Hiring Wendell Hudson to coach women basketball was almost laughable- could not believe it when it happenned. The baseball program has gone from one of the nation's best to the bottom third of the conference- with no signs of getting better. The incredible success that the football team enjoys provides an unbelievable amount of money for the other sports. The Board of Trustee's are making a great deal of these decisons- and most of them simply do not care about the other sports. Bama needs a younger and more agressive AD to put some pressure on the PTB to make some changes- Mal will not do that as long as the football team get's everything that they want. This is a university with an all-time high enrollment of over 30,000. There is plenty of money in Tuscaloosa to be successful at many sports. Swimming, Volleyball and Track and Field are really not even competitive.
Again, all credit for eventually nabbing Coach Saban. But I honestly don't feel that CMM puts as much thought into the other athletic programs as he does football. Could be lack of knowledge/understanding, but whatever it is, it seems to me that he seems content to ride the Saban hire.Coach Moore signed off on the CAG hire; he did NOT do the legwork.
Coach Murphy did his own fund raising for the softball stadium.
Our baseball team has the WORST facilities in the SEC...
Our women's bball....don't even go there
Coach Moore gets to hang his hat in the Saban hire, and he lucked out on that when RichRod pulled his stunt.
In his defense, Coleman has been upgraded, and he did sign off on the CAG hire that Dave Hart did the leg work on. The men's team has suffered some injuries and is having a bad season. But in following the bball program and some of the threads on the bball board, you'll see some questions about CAG's recruiting, demeanor, in-game coaching, etc. I don't have an answer for that, so bad job by me.
I'm just looking at results, and some of our programs that used to have some cache, have little to none anymore.