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This seems to commonly come up when things get toxic with the program
But is it really unique to our program at all? Every fanbase complains when they don’t win. In fact I’d be willing to say at larger programs the personal attacks on individuals players are much more prevelant, generally the focus here and twitter seems to be directed at the coach/administration. There’s a weird underpinning of arrogance here that because the critiques are coming from "intelligent" people that they hold more weight, I’m not sure about that. Winning cures all, thats what people care about plain and simple.
It’s easy to overcount the importance of twitter, there’s a pretty constant drumbeat from prominent voices on twitter that constantly critique the team’s use of social media. That stuff feels entirely on the margins, sure would it be nice if the program tweeted out about Omer’s recent NBA success but does it really move the needle in any meaningful way?
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I'd put the odds of
JT2 rising from the dead and coaching this team higher than this program hiring Pitino. Whether that’s a good or bad thing is debatable but its just not who we are as a program
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You'd have to go a long way back
To find a year when expecations didn’t exceed what the actual talent level was. But that said, Dante’s performance in the BET set outsized expectations for him and when you have a reliable point guard that goes a long way to overcoming other deficiencies. The reality is that he looks more like the player he was for the majority of the season last year which was probably always where the realistic expectations should have been. The unfortunate thing is that unless someone takes a leap or we land a surprise in transfer market this team is likely going to be limited again next year.
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The point about the reasoning for the defections is a stretch
But the underlying point is salient. Going back before Ewing, there has been a bad habit by leadership in this program to rarely ever point the finger back at their own performance. It goes a long way for a coach to publicly acknowledge that not only was the performance of the players was unacceptable but so was the performance of the staff. The reputation of the program is that its inward facing, that’s a symptom of never showing any intent towards reflecting on their own shortcomings. Perhaps this is most evidenced by the fact that despite the lack of wins, Ewing has not made any meaningful change to his staff, several of which came from the previous failed regime (which is worth taking a moment to think about how absurd that is).
I can only speak for myself, but a reasonable expectation of this program was to be able to carry the standard nationally for the new BE alongside Villanova. There are a lot of reasons why things were set up well for Georgetown to be able to do that, we failed spectacurarly against that standard by any measure.