Mack has been suspended

Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by Joe Fan, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  2. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  3. Htown77

    Htown77 2,500+ Posts

    Cool, just what we needed. Personally, I felt like this basketball season was already enough of a disaster.
     
  4. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic 5,000+ Posts

    What did he do that was against policy, make a free throw?
     
  5. blonthang

    blonthang 1,000+ Posts

    At 7-9, 1-3, with WVU, BU, KU up next, uh looks like 7-12, 1-6 after that.

    I just don't have much fun watching this collection of players, note I didn't call them a team.

    Have seen previous Horns teams lose games, but still with some entertainment value.

    This group? Meh.

    Sorry to post that, but there it is.
     
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  6. SAMMCHornfan

    SAMMCHornfan 100+ Posts

    I thinking that after his reaction after the final buzzer he went off on the whole team including the coaches.
     
  7. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 100+ Posts

    Committed 0 turnovers! Kick his a*# off the team!
     
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  8. Htown77

    Htown77 2,500+ Posts

    Funny you say that, I have felt the same way about this team.

    I sort of felt that way about the 2012-2013 team, but not to this extent. It is just not fun to watch everyone in this group do their own thing, not play together, make incredibly stupid decisions and make incredibly stupid mistakes. It is like we are stuck watching the disfunctional team at the start of every sports movie that plays like how Texas is currently playing before a new coach comes in and gets their act together. I am really ready to move on from this part of the movie and see Shaka do the getting their act together part.
     
  9. old65horn

    old65horn 500+ Posts

    Texas played together and as a team for a time this tear in the first half. Crisp passing, not dribbling into the defense or traps, and finding the open man. My wife and I commented that it was the best we had seen Texas play this year. We also commented that we hoped we didn't jinks the team. We must have. They reverted back to a group of players trying to go one on five.
     
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  10. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 100+ Posts

    Quite honestly, I'm happy to see some passion and someone that really cares about winning. I've seen far more passion about winning and disgust about losing from Mack than anyone else on the team, including the coach. They won't win until no one accepts losing. I hope he pissed off a number of people.
     
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  11. pluckeye

    pluckeye 100+ Posts

    Are the team rules/standards public? I'm just curious what they are...
     
  12. UTDad

    UTDad 100+ Posts

    Anyone have a clue as to when Tevin might be back on the court? I am ready.
     
  13. bystander

    bystander 1,000+ Posts

    Must be worse than tripping a player three times in a season and twice last year...
     
  14. txlandagent

    txlandagent 250+ Posts

    2012-13 squad was all underclassmen with the exception of two seniors that averaged less than 2 mp. I think the Kabongo fiasco derailed what should have been a good season for this team. IMO.
     
  15. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    It sad to say, but for whatever reason, this team is noticeably better since the Mack suspension - regardless of the record. I don't know if it was a wake-up call, or if he was causing issues that were distracting from the team concept, or if just meant guys had to step up.
     
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  16. Htown77

    Htown77 2,500+ Posts

    The 2012-2013 Texas team lost in the CBI. Before the 2013-2014 season, Texas lost Sheldon McClellan, Jaylen Bond, Kabongo, Julien Kewis and Ioannis Papaetrou. The 2013-14 team won a game in the NCAA tournament and the next two Texas teams made the NCAA Tournament under two different coaches.

    Sometimes (not all the time) some players are problems and it really is addition by subtraction.

    I do not know what Mack's status is. Hopefully he will come back and get with the program. If he is not going to work out here and will be a problem, I am glad Shaka booted him. As said above, we seem to be playing better. If you boot players and play better, then that shows they were a problem and needed to be booted. Like i said, see 2012-13 and 2013-14.
     
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  17. blonthang

    blonthang 1,000+ Posts

    Barnes had a real problem with Mueneke, anger issues, but by the end of the year Gabe was an asset.

    Maybe Shaka will be as good/lucky with Mack. To paraphrase a saying: "It's easy, the Xs and Os, what's hard is dealing with the Jimmies and the Joes."
     
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  18. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    On a related note, I was watching a replay of a KU game in Austin from probably his senior year. He had a couple of times where he took someone off the dribble and practically destroyed a rim in the halfcourt set. I'd forgotten that part of his game - always thought of him more as a rebounder/enforcer/garbage guy.
     
  19. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 5,000+ Posts

    No, Gabe was a beast around the rim. As well as one hell of a garbageman.
     

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