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I have no idea what Ben's B1G record will be next year. What I do know is that the program ran out of gas under all three coaches post Clem. Ben's real challenge will be to actually build something here that has the fans wanting to show up. It's not going to be easy because it starts with recruiting, particularly recruiting at home. If he can get Hollman (sp?) and King for 2022 I think that could be very influential. The second piece of it is a high ball movement offensive system. That's a little easier. Pitino preferred ball dominant, scoring pg's, which cost him a lot of wins. I hope Ben doesn't implement that system.
 

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I'm excited too. But, I was thinking. Maybe the team needs new nickname. How about "The Vagabonds" or "The One Year Leases?"
In 2017, the NHL held a separate expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights. They were affectionately called "The Misfits", by their fans and went all the way that year to the Stanley Cup Finals.
 
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I'll be happy if it works out but people are putting way to mocha expectations on coach Johnson for next year. It will take a great job to make the team competitive in the conference. The team doesn't project to be good.


 

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I will have to admit, I have only been a serious gopher fan for about 3 years now, as I am still pretty young myself, but I don’t ever remember a time where I was this excited about gopher basketball. Maybe after they beat Louisville in the tourney, but right now I am so excited about coach Johnson and Thorson. It will be so fun watching the gophs play next year, because it will kinda be like and expansion team, and with the additions of fox, battle and the others I think we will be somewhat competitive next year. Not to mentIon all of the great in state players coming up, I think the future is bright for gopher basketball.
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I actually share your sentiment, however, I'm in my 50s now, so I get to post these while I tell you to wear a jacket till it's in the 60s.
 

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My (born MN, grew up New England) 2004 Red Sox who broke the 'Curse of the Bambino' were 'The Idiots':

Didn't seem propitious--until it was!
 

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Given the recent history of Gopher MBB, they will be a new HC within five years.
 

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Given the recent history of Gopher MBB, they will be a new HC within five years.
What history would that be?

Pinino - 8 seasons
Tubby - 6 seasons
Monson - 8 seasons
Clem - 13 seasons

That gets us back to the 80's. The team hasn't been a juggernaut for a long time and there have been lots of losing seasons. One thing there has not been however is a revolving door of coaches.
 
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It's rare to have nearly an entirely new team (roster, coaches, etc.) as dramatically as we will next year. With that comes excitement, new blood, new energy, etc. It was needed.

I can't wait for the season.

Go Gophers!!
Here here!
 

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What history would that be?

Pinino - 8 seasons
Tubby - 6 seasons
Monson - 8 seasons
Clem - 13 seasons

That gets us back to the 80's. The team hasn't been a juggernaut for a long time and there have been lots of losing seasons. One thing there has not been however is a revolving door of coaches.
I'll clarify for you... fans will ,be clamoring for a new HC.
 

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Given the recent history of Gopher MBB, they will be a new HC within five years.
They made a move and are trying a different approach and will have a new start with a new coach. Most at least are willing to give it a chance but all you can post is negative sh*t. Who pissed in your cheerios?
 

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They made a move and are trying a different approach and will have a new start with a new coach. Most at least are willing to give it a chance but all you can post is negative sh*t. Who pissed in your cheerios?
I'm not doing anything like that. Half, or more, of this forum bitched about the hire the minute it was announced.

Where have you been?
 

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I'm not doing anything like that. Half, or more, of this forum bitched about the hire the minute it was announced.

Where have you been?
Right here reading all the complaining and other crap (I even initially questioned the direction with the hire) but most have moved on and others, like yourself, and a few other posters, continue to spew doom and gloom. Since we'll likely have a new coach in 5 years anyway, according to you, why don't you follow another team or stop b*tching?
 

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I'm not doing anything like that. Half, or more, of this forum bitched about the hire the minute it was announced.

Where have you been?
Most have moved past that initial disappointment. I was extremely disappointed, but am now excited to see where we land with players etc.

We suggest you do the same, and look for the positives.
 

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Most have moved past that initial disappointment. I was extremely disappointed, but am now excited to see where we land with players etc.

We suggest you do the same, and look for the positives.
Fingers crossed. A double digit wins season will be a reasonable expectation with so many new faces, imo.
 

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I will have to admit, I have only been a serious gopher fan for about 3 years now, as I am still pretty young myself, but I don’t ever remember a time where I was this excited about gopher basketball. Maybe after they beat Louisville in the tourney, but right now I am so excited about coach Johnson and Thorson. It will be so fun watching the gophs play next year, because it will kinda be like and expansion team, and with the additions of fox, battle and the others I think we will be somewhat competitive next year. Not to mentIon all of the great in state players coming up, I think the future is bright for gopher basketball.

This makes me remember the way I felt about Gopher basketball sitting in our college house watching Bobby J and Sam ride their way to the Final Four. Hope your future Gopher journey is smoother than my own.
 
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