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Date Posted: Sat, February 15 2020, 3:40:13
Subject: Re: At the End of my Rope
In reply to: Griff 's message, "At the End of my Rope" on Fri, February 14 2020, 17:44:43

Would you mind sharing what you wrote to Bill Mahar?
I think most of us are frustrated like you. I told my brother if they extend Reggie’s contract I will not renew season tickets. Like you, I have been a season ticket holder for many years and make the 5 hour round trip to see games. Just isn’t fun to watch anymore.

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[> Re: At the End of my Rope -- Griffine, Sat, February 15 2020, 5:12:45

I Share your feelings. I have enjoyed supporting the Griffs as a student and ever since I graduated in 1971. Even through the losing seasons under Nick through Perrotta, there was always a sense that our players were playing their best and challenging all their opponents. Under Mike and Baron, our players all got better over time and reached their potentials.

This season our kids have regressed except perhaps Yacco and Malik who is so frustrated he tries to do too much. Reggie does not recruit kids who can consistently hit shots. He favors athletes with questionable skills, low motors and weak b-ball IQs. Pure shooters are not in the mix, witness Rautins and Foley. So we get torched by teams with 3 pt shooters while we fire up bricks and hit less than 30% at best. And, we keep launching them and ignoring our bigs in the lane.

Reggie just cannot recruit or develop his players and has surrounded himself with lackluster assistants who would never challenge him. It’s a sad, deteriorating situation that need immediate attention or we will lose the few fans we rely upon to cheer at games. I too am fast losing interest and certainly will not travel to the MAAC tournament for the first time in many years. Canisius students and alums deserve better.

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