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Fire Dave Paulsen

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by tblack33, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. patriot2000

    patriot2000 Starter

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    I bought it. I wanted to buy it, and I respected what happened at Bucknell. I continued to buy it for several years.

    We're enough years in that you HAVE to recognize that not one of the things mentioned in Pablos quote panned out (except academics? Do our transfers affect grad rates? Do our kids do well in the classroom?). But, yeah, that quote doesn't mention a squeaky-clean program with respectable kids. It mentions:

    Recruiter: Middle or lower end of A10

    Developer: A couple hits and a lot of strikeouts

    Elite: not one meaningful postseason, ranking, top 3 finish, or Saturday A10 tourney game. No elite wins. No national respect.

    Sustainable: doesn't look that way! Whenever we do achieve some success, we certainly don't sustain it. We do not appear at all to be positioned for future success.

    Proven winner: losing record overall. Losing conference record. Embarrassing home record.

    Outstanding basketball mind: subjective. Impossible to judge. But we've gotten to the point where commentators are sometimes flummoxed by his decisions and, in my estimation, an outstanding mind is partially defined by creativity. He has shown none.

    Mr. Edwards, if you do read this stuff from us armchair ADs, your hire has not lived up to any of your own criteria for success. Don't listen to us. Listen to yourself. It looked like a great choice and turns out you were wrong. It happens.
  2. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    He did to AJ (AJ improved a ton over offseason but he was better than Reuter last year and was benched after every mistake)
  3. DJ3

    DJ3 All-American

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    Academic? Most transfer before they graduate.
  4. patriot2000

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    Yeah, that was my question. I'm not sure exactly what BE meant by that comment, or if the transfers "count" against him in that regard. Plenty of more obvious stuff to focus on.
  5. By George.

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    At what point do we judge these 2 coaches by their resumes? Frankly, they’re not close. But this is not a fight anymore, it doesn’t matter. We are all disappointed in them both.
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  6. FreeGunston12

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    That's what I'm saying. We're all watching. We've all been paying attention. Resumes be damned. How does anyone watch this team and think, "yeah, they're well coached"? To compare to Hewitt is an irrelevant distraction.
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  7. Pablo

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    https://gomason.com/news/2017/10/24...ulsen-receives-extension-through-2021-22.aspx:

    "'We aren't satisfied with our achievements and I look forward to working together as we strive to bring Mason basketball back to the consistent level of national success that has fueled the program in its modern history,' Paulsen said. 'I'm thrilled to have begun preparations with this year's team in our new practice facility.'"
  8. gmubrian

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    An objective goal would be to watch more of that Porn that Jim is always talking about.
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  9. gmujim92

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    Unless they add hours to the day I don’t think that’s a goal I can meet. :cigar:
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  10. tblack33

    tblack33 Starter

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    This thread has come full circle, Jim is rubbing his nipples again (albeit for different reasons this time)
  11. DJ3

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    The boards stink when everyone agrees.
  12. JPgmuswim

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    I agree, I guess you're gonna have to become a Paulsen fan and want to extend him.
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  13. psyclone

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    Some informed conflict is fine. But all the cheap shots and belittling of both DP and each other gets really old......at least for me. Much more fun watching UD play, even though my team is Mason.
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  14. DJ3

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  15. GSII

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    Its not a matter of pulling off. Sometimes people love their school and simply give.
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  16. mason lawyer

    mason lawyer Sixth Man

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    Okay! We can give him.one more year to right the ship!
  17. Walter

    Walter All-American

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    Maybe time for a new poll?
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  18. mkaufman1

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    Are you okay? Did you get drugged?
  19. p8triotfan4life

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    Thank God sleeperpick is done going to games until Paulsen is fired. He hates him so much.
  20. sleeperpick

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    Oh little old man with glasses. Stop talking shit to me.

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