View Poll Results: What has to happen for you to want Pitino to keep his job?

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  • Nothing--I want him coaching the 2019-2020 Gophers

    16 14.55%
  • NIT--Gets our freshman postseason experience and Pitino dominates the NIT!

    7 6.36%
  • Make the NCAA tournament--Bounced in the first round but look at us, we made it

    31 28.18%
  • Round of 32--Pitino's first NCAA tourney win! Cant wait to see what he does next year

    26 23.64%
  • Sweet 16--Oh how Sweet it is to be loved by The U

    7 6.36%
  • Elite 8--PJ Fleck's dream round is enough for Pitino to stick around

    1 0.91%
  • Final 4--We've already played at US Bank Stadium. What a massive advantage!

    1 0.91%
  • National Championship game--We might lose to Tre Jones but we made it. Lifetime extension?

    1 0.91%
  • WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!! Coffey wins it with a right handed lay-up off of Washington's 18th assist.

    1 0.91%
  • It doesn't matter what he does. He needs to be gone.

    19 17.27%
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  1. #91

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Gophs View Post
    Honestly, the expectations of this fan base should be sweet sixteen every few years. Surely one out of every 3-4 years. We are one of about 65 power 5 teams in the land. It shouldn't be unreasonable to be in the top 16 of that every once in awhile.
    I donít disagree, but we are a year or two away from that level. We were very thin this year and havenít produced at the level we had hoped.


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  2. #92

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    Quote Originally Posted by macgopher View Post
    We also probably should have lost to Washington? That is stunning to me. So last second shots donít mean anything. It would kinda change the terrain in sports if we didnít count them. Why are you even claiming to be a fan of Gopher basketball?
    I think he is referring to the missed traveling call. He was making the valid point that if we go down the road of "our record would be better if not for a bad call thay screwed us", then we need to do the same thing for bad calls that help us.

  3. #93

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    My guess? We Finish 9-11 and make the tournament and go on a run (unfortunately this means we win 1 game) And he keeps his job.

  4. #94

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Gophs View Post
    Honestly, the expectations of this fan base should be sweet sixteen every few years. Surely one out of every 3-4 years. We are one of about 65 power 5 teams in the land. It shouldn't be unreasonable to be in the top 16 of that every once in awhile.
    In what world are you living in that this would be the expectation? If you look at the Gophers tournament history, they've been to the Big Dance 4 times in the last 10 years. If you count the 1997 Final 4 run, they've been to the Sweet 16 twice since 1990. That's twice in 29 years. Lets get to the tournament first and worry about the run later.

    The bottom line is this: If the Gophers beat Northwestern and Purdue, they're dancing regardless of what happens in the BTT. Joe Lunardi was the only Bracketologist who didn't have them in yesterday, and the others didn't even have them as one of the "last 4 in." The bubble is weaker than normal this year and they have quality wins over Iowa, Wisconsin and Washington. They need to win 2 of the last 3 to be stress free heading to the conference tournament. Will they make a run if they get there? Who knows, it's all about match-ups in the NCAAs. But there's nothing better than getting your name called on Selection Sunday, and I have a feeling most of us on here will be excited if that happens. What matters is despite what's happened the last 2 weeks, the Gophers largely still control their own destiny.

  5. #95

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWMetroGopherFan View Post
    In what world are you living in that this would be the expectation? If you look at the Gophers tournament history, they've been to the Big Dance 4 times in the last 10 years. If you count the 1997 Final 4 run, they've been to the Sweet 16 twice since 1990. That's twice in 29 years. Lets get to the tournament first and worry about the run later.

    The bottom line is this: If the Gophers beat Northwestern and Purdue, they're dancing regardless of what happens in the BTT. Joe Lunardi was the only Bracketologist who didn't have them in yesterday, and the others didn't even have them as one of the "last 4 in." The bubble is weaker than normal this year and they have quality wins over Iowa, Wisconsin and Washington. They need to win 2 of the last 3 to be stress free heading to the conference tournament. Will they make a run if they get there? Who knows, it's all about match-ups in the NCAAs. But there's nothing better than getting your name called on Selection Sunday, and I have a feeling most of us on here will be excited if that happens. What matters is despite what's happened the last 2 weeks, the Gophers largely still control their own destiny.
    They actually have complete control of their destiny. They lose the last 3 and win the conference tourney.

  6. #96

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    Im so sick of being on the bubble. Can we just throw together some years where we are worried about what seed

  7. #97

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    Quote Originally Posted by alchemy2u View Post
    I donít disagree, but we are a year or two away from that level. We were very thin this year and havenít produced at the level we had hoped.


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    No, we haven't produced at the expected level. The drumbeat on this site over the summer was IW needing to step up for this team to thrive. He hasn't, which has also negatively affected Amir's game. This summer it was thought Stull would be a major contributor, possibly a starter. McBrayer has had a down year (still wonder if he's healthy and of course, his mom). Also, the conference much stronger than expected. As a result, here we sit at 7 - 10 instead of a possible double bye which I think many of us, including myself, thought a possibility.

  8. #98

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    LOL @ the folks in the poll who would fire him after winning a miracle natty!

  9. #99

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyJamesMD View Post
    Im so sick of being on the bubble. Can we just throw together some years where we are worried about what seed
    Yeah, if the best positive for the year is that the bubble might be soft enough for us to sneak in, we are not in a great spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macgopher View Post
    Why would ‘we have probably lost in OT?’ I missed that parallel universe that apparently unfolded itself for you.
    Just the odds. 10.5 point underdog goes to OT in a road game against a top 5 team, they have less than a 50/50 shot of winning in OT. Not sure why pointing out a statistical likelihood is upsetting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macgopher View Post
    We also probably should have lost to Washington? That is stunning to me. So last second shots donít mean anything. It would kinda change the terrain in sports if we didnít count them. Why are you even claiming to be a fan of Gopher basketball?
    Gabe borderline traveled before the shot. I woudln't expect the refs to call that in that spot and they didn't. But I wouldn't have expected them to call the foul at Nebraska either. Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes not. The Gophers are usually on the wrong end of those and that time they weren't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedsmaroonandgold View Post
    I think he is referring to the missed traveling call. He was making the valid point that if we go down the road of "our record would be better if not for a bad call thay screwed us", then we need to do the same thing for bad calls that help us.
    +1.

  13. #103

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmlizard View Post
    LOL @ the folks in the poll who would fire him after winning a miracle natty!
    I respect their right to voice an opinion, but I don't respect their opinion. I wish there was an easy way to auto-block everyone who voted that way. What has Pitino done that would cause them to want him fired after winning a national championship? I assume it has to do with the handling of the Reggie Lynch situation rather than anything that happened on the court. Maybe not - I'm reminded of how negative people were in a poll about the current status of the football program after the recent season. Too many on this board live to be negative or are just trolling. We cut down the nets at the Final Four, but it's still not good enough!? I don't get it.

  14. #104

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    Quote Originally Posted by howeda7 View Post
    Gabe borderline traveled before the shot. I woudln't expect the refs to call that in that spot and they didn't. But I wouldn't have expected them to call the foul at Nebraska either. Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes not. The Gophers are usually on the wrong end of those and that time they weren't.
    It wasn't a borderline travel. It was a big time travel. We definitely got lucky. If Nebraska could cost Pitino his job, then that Washington win could save it.

  15. #105

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    Quote Originally Posted by gopher8190 View Post
    I respect their right to voice an opinion, but I don't respect their opinion. I wish there was an easy way to auto-block everyone who voted that way. What has Pitino done that would cause them to want him fired after winning a national championship? I assume it has to do with the handling of the Reggie Lynch situation rather than anything that happened on the court. Maybe not - I'm reminded of how negative people were in a poll about the current status of the football program after the recent season. Too many on this board live to be negative or are just trolling. We cut down the nets at the Final Four, but it's still not good enough!? I don't get it.
    Holy Cow! Do you take everything in your life this literally? Don't you understand these things are like foreign films - they have subtitles?

    Lots of people are sick of him and want him gone. To say they would want him fired even if he won a national championship is hyperbole. Of course, those people (and any rational others) believe he has about as much chance of winning a national championship as Martians have of landing in Calhoun Square so they don't even take the question seriously.

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