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Dave Paulsen

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by GMURaider, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Sixth Man

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    Paying NCAA athletes is a slap in face to those who struggled to pay for a college degree. I went to Mason on the 5½ year plan. I had to pay half of my way working 30+ hours a week in retail. I knew others who had to pay even more for their education. Unlike most athletes, I didn't have the luxury of free tutors, free meals, free sneakers, free medical care, and free personal/group counseling. Scholarahip or not, athletes get benefits for playing a sport that regular students don't.

    I know many on this forum followed a similar path. They, like me, would have gladly played a sport in exchange for the toil of supporting their education. Scholarship players already get paid to go to school by virtue of their scholarships. However, I would be in favor of providing a little bit more to the athletes who don't get scholarships. They're the ones who truly deserve it. They have to pay for school, go to school, and compete for the school—those students are my heroes.
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  2. FreeGunston12

    FreeGunston12 Specialist

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    Agree on most points, except the last. Those athletes don't have to compete for the school. They choose to because they want to. It is a priveledge, and one that they deserve. Do they hope for a scholarship? Sure. But they can choose not to compete if it is no longer worth it to them. They are in that position because the money/scholarships are better spent elsewhere. For what it's worth, I think that the athletes without scholarships prove that paying players is completely unnecessary.
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    Patriotsince81 Starter

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  4. gmu05

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  5. ephoops

    ephoops Preferred Walk-On

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    I believe that Ryan Frazier, the new grad asst., is a great hire for the program.

    I know that he was very highly regarded in the Bucknell community -- both on and off the court.

    Paulsen's quote:

    "Ryan is one of the most competitive and driven players I've ever coached," Paulsen said. "He got the absolute maximum out of his basketball ability during his career. He was a relentless competitor, a great defender and became a phenomenal leader within our program as well as on campus. He earned the respect of everyone in the Bucknell community for his thoughtful role on campus during some racially-charged conversations at the time. He's going to be a terrific mentor to our student-athletes and a great addition to our staff."
  6. Patriot8

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    No.. that'd be Basketball Ops and Managers..
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  7. Patriotsince81

    Patriotsince81 Starter

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    We'll just agree to disagree. It's the little things that go unnoticed that can reap huge reward. This quote from Paulsen in particular made me feel even better about the direction we are headed, "....University as a whole for providing us with this level of personnel support that is consistent with the rest of the Atlantic 10 and the top programs nationally." Sorry you don't see it that way.
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  8. gmujim92

    gmujim92 Hall of Famer

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    You couldn't be more wrong. These guys will have a significant impact by taking duties off the assistant coaches' plates and giving them more time to spend working directly with the players and hitting the road to recruit.

    Scouting has gotten much more sophisticated in college basketball, thanks to technology, and the size of a top-level A10 staff has grown along with it.

    VCU has both a director of player development and a director of student-athlete development, in addition to grad assistants, student managers, strength coach video coordinator, the DOBO and on-court coaching staff.

    Those guys take care of a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff that the four coaches don't have to worry about.

    It might seem like overkill, but just like with facilities, it is what it takes to compete at the top of the A10. It's great that Edwards recognizes that and is giving our staff a chance to fight without one hand tied behind their backs.
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    Will you guys please put GMU05 on ignore so I stop having to click "show ignored content" to make sense of the threads he/she/it posts in?
  10. Mason2005

    Mason2005 Starter

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    Think about it in this perspective, if Edwards were here with L, he'd still be here.

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  11. GMUgemini

    GMUgemini Hall of Famer

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    ...and Cabrera.
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  12. gmujim92

    gmujim92 Hall of Famer

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    Likely true. I'm far more sure that he would have handled the search for L's replacement far better than TOC did, but that's really going way out on a limb.
  13. MasonSAE4

    MasonSAE4 Starter

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    Telling him to f*ck himself is way too fun
  14. Vurbel

    Vurbel Hall of Famer

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    My goodness, we could have hired the runner-up coach in the 7 year old FPYC House League and do better!
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  15. Washingtonian

    Washingtonian All-American

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  16. Patriot05

    Patriot05 Four-star Recruit

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    I like what Paulsen is doing too but find it weird over this excitement, every team has them. A former player and a former employee here, hooray? Maybe I'll care when we can beat GW for once.
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    It isn't about being excited or anything, its about the fact they are letting Paulsen have the resources needed to build and sustain a program. Read what Jim said above.
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  19. gmu05

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    You are conveniently giving grad assistants actual assistant coaches tasks to fit your narrative. The assistants do a hell of a lot more than you giving them credit for, they don't pass off all that to the grad managers or whatever they are called.
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    Hey does anyone know if we got another walk on? I noticed a new guy in some of the pictures yesterday.

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