Re: Where is Skinner When You Need Him!
posted at 1/7/2011 7:11 AM EST
In Response to Re: Where is Skinner When You Need Him!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Where is Skinner When You Need Him! : In Response to Re: Where is Skinner When You Need Him! : was 0-2 inexcusable for Skinner against the Ivy? How about a loss to main? Why do Al's kids lose to the Ivy all the time? name me a big time coach who came to BC to coach? Please do not include those who has later success but someone who was a nationally acclaimed coach when they showed up on Campus? BTW Jerry became a HOFer because of his success at BC; he was not nationaaly acclaimed and accoplished when he showed up Posted by provpats Here's my reply to "provpats" Yes 0-2 was inexcusable under Al Skinner's watch and another reason that he is gone. BC, or any ACC school, should beat Ivy League teams with regularity and ease. That's the only point in your poorly written, mistake-filled reply that has any merit. Maine is spelled wrong. There's an "e" on it. Skinner's kids or BC teams coached by Skinner didn't lose to Ivy opponents "all the time". Now you are also 0-2. On your reply to my big-time usage, it depends entirely on how you define the term but Gary Williams, Bob Cousy, Chuck Daly, Tom Davis, Jim O'Brien and yes even the banished Skinner came to the Heights with better resumes, winning percentages and name recognition. On this past search, DeFilippo settled for a marginal coach, plain and simple. Bigger and better names could have and should have been contacted but let's face the facts, BC is not a desirable place to work at and the oppressive climate under the little man is well known in both the Big East and ACC. It should be the opposite--top 35 school, great location, conference etc. To shoot down your sophomoric email even further, York won 465 games at Clarkson and Bowling Green, earned 2 Coach of the Year awards (one national and one league) won an NCAA title and was in the top 20 for all-time victories IF he never came home and coached another single game. I'm very glad that he did and brought BC to the top of the college hockey world. He's a living legend, a BC man and yes, wasn't hired by the current AD. He also has much more clout and national respect than said AD and refuses to let the Gene or any outsider touch HIS program. That's a large reason why the Ice Eagles are D1's best. Anything else?
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First my apologies to your sensitivities on my spelling. I can only hope to improve so that I can meet your standards.
Please about "big-time" Al coached a dink program at RI with a less than.500 conference record. He lost 56 games his first three years at BC (32-56). Does SD deserve the same consideration?
Williams came from American with a 72-42 record but with two NIT first round exits. He left BC with a 31-33 conference record
Daley had a 26-24 overall record at BC and made his name at Penn. We were his first college job.
Davis came from Lafayette and OB from St. Bonaventure; were any of these programs considered "big time" and BC was seen as a lateral and not a significant move up? This job will always be a stepping stone for hoops
The game nowadays is the hot coach; Steve was used to recruiting high potential kids who can actually graduate. SD had pretty good visibility coming from the Tourney. It takes a coach a couple of recruiting classes to get his own people in place
Please spare me the nostalgia about these guys;