ulf wrote: IanMoran wrote:
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:after thinking long and hard about the debacle that is pitt football, jamie dixon seems ok to this gentleman
Much like what I said with Wanny, pitt needs to accept its place. They aren't Kentucky, UNC, or Duke.. Much like Pitt football isn't LSU, Texas, USC, or Bama.
I'm fine with that
Accept its place? Seriously? Don't ever try for the next step because... its pitt? lol
Pitt's pretty much at its ceiling. They are good every year and its HARD to make final 4's and such with sooo many teams competing. NCAA basketball has more teams with a chance than any other sport. Please don't make me create the huge long post (can't find it now) of Dixon compared to other coaches start. Teams don't make the final 4 every 5 years lol. Quick example: Boheim didn't make final 4 until his 11th season. In 37 seasons he has 1 national championship (Carmelo Anthony), and 3 other final 4's. This isn't even the best example or a lone one, but rather the rule. Yet, people think its a tragedy dixon hasn't made it in 9 years or whatever.
He gets them in position almost every year, its just tough with how many teams have a shot. Its dumb to just judge someone because of often, bad luck and small sample size... What if Reynolds doesn't make that layup Dixon's suddenly a great coach? Same with that crazy flukey game against Butler... If you keep getting in good position, it'll happen eventually
There a HANDFUL of jobs (unc, duke, kansas, UCLA, Kentucky) were it might be reasonable to expect more. Pitt isn't one of them, I'm sorry.. Dixon has them in the very next tier. Dixon has Pitt at its ceiling, if they replace him its 20 times more likely they'll regress than improve imo