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Fire Dave Paulsen

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

  1. GMUgemini

    GMUgemini Hall of Famer

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    All I can tell you is that Young and Paar aren't enrolled at George Mason, so there's no point in even thinking about them.

    We have 4 spots open in 2021, and if we can land Darius and/or Erik Reynolds, maybe you'll forget about Young. Maybe we'll also finally land a gamechanging big...maybe Malik Henry turns into a monster?
  2. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    Malik Henry was a great get. Hope he is utilized properly.

    certainly a reason to talk to them since Paulsen keeps missing on recruits we could easily get or should easily be able to get. Shows how incapable he is at the position
  3. gmujim92

    gmujim92 Hall of Famer

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    You brought up a stat that includes Charlotte’s nonconference schedule. My point was the A-10 as a league offers significantly stronger competition than CUSA and this is obviously true. I don’t need to link to KenPom or Sagarin or Haslametrics for everyone to know it.
  4. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    Slightly better conference but they have played a better schedule. Both of those dan be true. But stop acting like they play in the MEAC
  5. gmujim92

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    Literally the only reason you post here is to trash our coach. And just 24 hours after our biggest win of the season...I hope you aren’t this bitter in real life.
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    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Guys I’m going to bed, I don’t feel well. But don’t make me wake up and scratch my head and wonder what happened.
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    Does a bear sh!t in the woods? Of course he's like that in real life Jim...
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    I would’ve liked to have had Young. Guess that makes me a bad person.
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  9. sleeperpick

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    For someone who by their own words wasn’t high on paulsen he sure has you smitten
  10. JDK

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    Do you have the coronavirus Mr. Met?
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  11. patriot2000

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    For the record, I'm not arguing with you about Young. Just making the point that competition matters in comparisons... Like how you and most others feel that Paulsen evaluating our players based on seeing them in practice is invalid because they are playing poor competition in practice. Like he scratches his head and wonders why Hartwell can rain 3s in practice over small defenders but can't do it over the tall guards on the better A10 teams.

    You changed your argument from "competition doesn't matter" to "Young faced good competition."

    You guys can argue about Young vs XJ all day. I've never watched him play. But I do like what I see from XJ and I'm glad we have him. I have better things to criticize Coach for than pointless comparisons of recruits we got vs. recruits we lost
  12. By George.

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    Have to disagree here, Oduro has held his own vs better bigs in the conference. Does he get beat? Sure, he’s 19 and just growing into his body, but he’s not constantly lost out of position. He will be a haus in 2 years. He’s easily the best big DP landed. I’d argue that we need to see either Calixte or Oduro get 35 minutes one game, if they foul out then so be it. Let them build some confidence within a game.

    AJ isn’t bailing out defenders, it’s now part of our rotation. We have built in rotations that allows AJ to freelance defensively as he shatters the block record this season. DP may have not reached this point with AJs growth as fast as we expected but I don’t think DP has coached a guy like AJ before. There was a learning curve, it’s refreshing to know that DP is coaching/adjusting to AJs skillsets on the defensive end. Sure, you can call it bailing out his team or it’s just playing really solid help side D. Every defender gets beat.
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  13. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    Lmao you did a 180 in 2 days time. Did someone threaten to take your creds away? You led fire paulsen brigade now you are jimmying for him. Very weird.
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    People constantly want to pin us one side or the other, but truth is we drive conversations while judging Paulsen constructively. This isn’t a 180, earlier this season, on our podcast, Bryan praised Paulsen for his job coaching OOC, especially in the Cayman Classic. AJ told us about DP letting him freelance on D after the Nebraska game, video is on our site. We have plenty of issues with him, but the truth is he isn’t going anywhere so instead of harping on why he should be fired, we’ll get back to hyping players and convincing recruits to come to Fairfax. I’ll never forget the Q&A with Hewitt at Brion’s where he pleaded with fans and GMUHoops to stop talking shit cause it scared recruits away, after his 3rd season. By George was born that night.

    No one is taking our credentials, we have a great relationship with athletics. Plus, they can have them, would love to be a fan again.
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    I didn’t see the complete 180 but I know sometimes the tone of what By George is saying is a little different due to multiple people using one alias on the board. For the longest time I thought it was just Bryan.

    Maybe you all should have different handles like By George-Bryan, By George-Chris, By George-Dom, etc. on here.
  16. G M U

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    It was a good time but remember, they both beat VCU. DPs gotta differentiate himself in Brooklyn
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  17. mason lawyer

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    Back on the fire Paulsen train. He stinks
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    A broken clock is right twice a day. Frumpy Dave just lucky the other night against a relatively average VCU squad. Dude is a loser.
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    RICK PITINO 2020! JOIN THE MOVEMENT! SAVE MASON BASKETBALL!
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    Yup. Why not.
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