OK - I've done a lot of reading and realize that I was off base...on some things...in my earlier post.
Yes - if the coach has lost the team for the 2nd consecutive year, changes have to be considered. It's hard for an old dog to learn new tricks. If Hobbs can't adfjust to relate to the type of people he has playing for him, if players don't understand their roles, if substitution patterns are erratic, and if teh program is trending down, changes should happen. I don't think I was aware of how bad things had become between players and coach. If it happens one year, you can chalk it up as a fluke. 2 years and it could be a disturbibg trend.
Yes - We should always strive to improve our lot in the college basketball world...
But...no, it won't be easy. My arguements aboutr limited resourses is very valid and can't be ignored.It's very hard for a private school with no football or big conference money to be consistently good. That's just life. OK, sure Gonzaga pulled it off, but there are many differences between us and them. They're in a weaker conference so have an easier path to the dance and the eposure and money associated with it. While they compete with Washington State in their local market - that's it. We're surrounded by ACC and Big East powers. There's a lot less to do in Spokane than DC so it's a whole lot easier to get 10,000 to a Zaga game than 4,000 to a GW game. They also don't have neighborhood associations who would rather die than see their local team add 1 seat to a new arena. Whoever called me a douche and said that if Ganzaga did it, we could just doesn't get it.
It's easy for recent additions to Colonial nation to assume that it's our birthright to win 20 every year and go to the Dance. It's not that easy. For every tourney run that a GW, temple, or avier make, there's a few years of struggle. Before Nelson went to St Joes, they had many years in a row in the bottom half of the A10. Beofre last year, temple was sliding for 3-4 years. None of us are Duke - accept it!
Finally, to those of you who ripped me a new one and said that fans like me hurt the program by accepting the status quo - YOU'RE IDIOTS!!! A true fan loves his/her team even with its limitations. The tough years make the good ones even better. I guarentee you that I enjoyed my Phillies 2nd World Series title this year a whole lot more than a Yankees fan would enjoy his 27th...While I would love for my teams to win a titke every year, I accept the fact that it's not going to happen. Every GW loss kills me. My 11 year old named his fantasy football team the "Pops Mensa-Bonsu's". Does that sound like a fan who likes losing? Try living through going to the Smith Center and being part of an announced crowd of 200 for a GW-Bonnie game. Try living through 1-27. Ret gettinggetting multople beers spilled on you at Hawk Hill when Bernard Blunt hits a 3 at the buzzer to beat GW. DON'T EVER SAY THAT I'M THE PROBLEM WITH THE PROGRAM!!! IF more people gave a crap like me, maybe we would be in better shape!