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If UNCG keeps playing they way they are, Miller will get many offers from better programs. Their RPI improved from 141 to 87 with today's victory.

UNCG has had 2 good coaches in their history and both left when they received better offers. Mike Dement went to SMU and Fran McCaffrey went to Siena.

Miller comes from a very wealthy family and his dad lives near Greensboro. He has a brother who is a 6'10" walk on at UNC-CH.

UNCG smashed Elon 75-44. If Elon makes a change, Miller wouldn't have to sell his house. Maybe the schools could swap coaches.
(This post was last modified: 12-16-2017 03:20 PM by geezerhawkdad.)
12-16-2017 03:17 PM
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(12-16-2017 03:17 PM)geezerhawkdad Wrote:  If UNCG keeps playing they way they are, Miller will get many offers from better programs. Their RPI improved from 141 to 87 with today's victory.

UNCG has had 2 good coaches in their history and both left when they received better offers. Mike Dement went to SMU and Fran McCaffrey went to Siena.

Miller comes from a very wealthy family and his dad lives near Greensboro. He has a brother who is a 6'10" walk on at UNC-CH.

UNCG smashed Elon 75-44. If Elon makes a change, Miller wouldn't have to sell his house. Maybe the schools could swap coaches.

If he has a year full of success and accumulates more wins like the one today, I doubt his sights will be set on another small mid major. If so, it would certainly be one with a bit more clout.
12-16-2017 03:22 PM
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Narratives are a funny thing this early in the season and 8 games into a coaches tenure.
12-16-2017 05:26 PM
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(12-16-2017 02:39 PM)82hawk Wrote:  They are a good team because they have become a pressing team. Last year the ran the press 39% of the time and only 6% of the time the year before that and 2% prior to that.
I don't think it's a stretch to say that Miller, a Carolina guy saw what was happening at UNCW and made a change. It's not that UNCG suddenly has a good team, it's that UNCG suddenly has a winning strategy with the press and zone.

Right, 11 players returning from a regular season conference championship team has nothing to do with it their success. Wes Miller is in his 6th season at UNCG and he didn't have a winning season until year 5.
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(12-16-2017 05:29 PM)bricksnivy Wrote:  
(12-16-2017 02:39 PM)82hawk Wrote:  They are a good team because they have become a pressing team. Last year the ran the press 39% of the time and only 6% of the time the year before that and 2% prior to that.
I don't think it's a stretch to say that Miller, a Carolina guy saw what was happening at UNCW and made a change. It's not that UNCG suddenly has a good team, it's that UNCG suddenly has a winning strategy with the press and zone.

Right, 11 players returning from a regular season conference championship team has nothing to do with it their success. Wes Miller is in his 6th season at UNCG and he didn't have a winning season until year 5.

I agree with you Bricks, which is why I said they have a strong team this year. However, 82 has made a good point that Miller has changed his coaching scheme (albeit at the perfect time with a strong returning group) and is currently benefiting very well from that defensive scheme change. More to your point though, Miller wasn't making these changes 8 games into his HC career. Took him 5+ years.
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12-16-2017 05:35 PM
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(12-13-2017 07:58 PM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  
(12-13-2017 07:55 PM)bricksnivy Wrote:  Aside from Talley and Cacock, do we? We were up 6 before Talley went out with his second foul.

No, the talent level is about even. We're better at point guard, but everywhere else they have decent talent. And they certainly have more depth. 10 different players are on the scoresheet for them thru the half, with 7 of those 10 making at least one shot from the field.

If we were significantly better, it would show in the numbers for UNCG on the season. But it doesn't. The 8.5-point spread was probably high, but they deserved to be considered the favorite in this one.

(12-16-2017 05:29 PM)bricksnivy Wrote:  
(12-16-2017 02:39 PM)82hawk Wrote:  They are a good team because they have become a pressing team. Last year the ran the press 39% of the time and only 6% of the time the year before that and 2% prior to that.
I don't think it's a stretch to say that Miller, a Carolina guy saw what was happening at UNCW and made a change. It's not that UNCG suddenly has a good team, it's that UNCG suddenly has a winning strategy with the press and zone.

Right, 11 players returning from a regular season conference championship team has nothing to do with it their success. Wes Miller is in his 6th season at UNCG and he didn't have a winning season until year 5.


So, Miller didn't have a winning season in his first 5 years. In his sixth year(last year), he implemented the press for the first time and he won TWENTY FIVE GAMES. This year, the second year he has run the press, he has started with an 8-3 record, and just beat NCSU.

Naw, the press had nothing to do with it, just the fact he had 11 players return...right...07-coffee3
12-16-2017 07:50 PM
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Nothing to do with the fact that he has his players and system in place either? I'm not saying the press isn't a good idea or can't or shouldn't be discussed or explored. The point, which you are willfully ignoring, is that it's asinine to judge McGrath on 8 games.

Just three days ago you said it was "unacceptable" for UNCW to lose to UNCG, and now Keatts falls to the same squad, at home, with ACC talent. THAT'S the "height of irony".

(12-13-2017 09:17 PM)82hawk Wrote:  BUT....ECU...UNCG...unacceptable.

McGrath better speed up his learning curve and fast, or we're headed for a 7 win season at best. If that happens, the downward momentum will be too much too overcome during his contract and he'll be one and done as a HC. We don't have the name recognition to overcome our deficiencies with recruiting.

All I'm asking is for you to pump the breaks and give this team, this coach, a shot. If we're in the same condition in year 2 or3, we'll all be with you. Why the need to be the first to call for his head? Miller won 9 games in his first season, and didn't face the same recruiting or scheduling challenges that this staff faced. The sky isn't falling.
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