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Subject: Re: CU basketball


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Date Posted: 23:10:41 11/29/21 Mon
In reply to: Ghost of 1968 's message, "Re: CU basketball" on 22:16:16 11/29/21 Mon

Too bad Engles got an extension. I wonder for how long? There are some good players in the CU freshmen class, but these players I have a sense would have been a bigger deal 10 or 15 years ago, but the Ivy League has become more competitive since then, and CU has failed to keep up. CU's current players can't really match the other players in the league now at HYP who are more talented, some of whom are borderline Big Ten talents. To be sure, CU has had a few excellent players recently in Mike Smith, Stefanini and Tape, but they are all gone now and were wasted during the Engles era.

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Date Posted: 20:32:36 11/30/21 Tue

AD was left with no choice. He foolishly thought he could fill Wien and Levien with ticket buyers and be flush with cash to buy out Engles' last year and have money left over for a new coach. But he was disastrously wrong so, with no choice, he had to re-up Engles. Now you're looking at a major rebuilding job this year and next, just to get a chance at making the 4th playoff spot. Engles is a good coach, but as we've seen, good coaches like Joe Jones (who rescued the program from the scrap heap) and Kyle Smith can pull out all the stops and recruit solid four year players just for a winning record, then leap at the first chance to flee.

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