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CBiebel



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PostPosted: 01/31/19 3:42 pm    ::: Interesting stat about Clemson Reply Reply with quote

I guess this shows a difference a coach can make. From an article on ND-Clemson:

With their 5-2 ACC mark, the Tigers already have matched the number of league wins they compiled while going 5-59 over Smith’s final four seasons.


Why did it take Clemson those four years to fire the coach? Yeah, I know...


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PostPosted: 01/31/19 4:17 pm    ::: Re: Interesting stat about Clemson Reply Reply with quote

CBiebel wrote:
I guess this shows a difference a coach can make. From an article on ND-Clemson:

With their 5-2 ACC mark, the Tigers already have matched the number of league wins they compiled while going 5-59 over Smith’s final four seasons.


Why did it take Clemson those four years to fire the coach? Yeah, I know...


Do you? Why don't you share?


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PostPosted: 01/31/19 5:05 pm    ::: Re: Interesting stat about Clemson Reply Reply with quote

CBiebel wrote:
I guess this shows a difference a coach can make. From an article on ND-Clemson:

With their 5-2 ACC mark, the Tigers already have matched the number of league wins they compiled while going 5-59 over Smith’s final four seasons.


Why did it take Clemson those four years to fire the coach? Yeah, I know...


Not sure if the "Yeah, I know" is meant to refer to an assertion that Clemson does not care about women's basketball. But here are some pertinent facts:

-- In 2013, Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich stated that he was looking for a coach with previous experience and solid knowledge of the ACC. He said Smith was the top choice among five candidates interviewed, stating, "She's rebuilt programs before."

-- Smith was 138-138 at UAB, but her 57-39 mark in her last three years there was the best three-year record in Blazers' history (again, looking at 2013, when she was hired).

-- Clemson has not reached the NCAA tournament since 2002. It has not had a winning record since going 17-12 in 2003-04.

-- When she was hired in 2013, Smith was Clemson's third WBB head coach since Jim Davis retired in 2005.

-- AD Radakovich and Clemson gave Smith a five-year contract worth a total of $1.375 million.

Link (from which some of the above facts/information were taken):
http://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id/9147420/clemson-tigers-tap-uab-audra-smith-coach-report-says


In other words, the program had floundered, having had losing seasons for over a decade. The program hired an ACC product (Smith played at UVA) who had turned around a mid-major program and gave her a commitment for five years. And in her fourth year, Clemson was 15-16 (on the strength of the non-conference schedule, as the team went 3-13 in the ACC). But in her last year, she was not able to build on that (relative success), so she was let go.


As an aside, Smith is the mother of Anthony Oliver II, who was a freshman guard on the men's basketball team at Clemson when the university fired his mother.


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PostPosted: 02/04/19 12:00 am    ::: Re: Interesting stat about Clemson Reply Reply with quote

CamrnCrz1974 wrote:
CBiebel wrote:
I guess this shows a difference a coach can make. From an article on ND-Clemson:

With their 5-2 ACC mark, the Tigers already have matched the number of league wins they compiled while going 5-59 over Smith’s final four seasons.


Why did it take Clemson those four years to fire the coach? Yeah, I know...


Not sure if the "Yeah, I know" is meant to refer to an assertion that Clemson does not care about women's basketball. But here are some pertinent facts:

-- In 2013, Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich stated that he was looking for a coach with previous experience and solid knowledge of the ACC. He said Smith was the top choice among five candidates interviewed, stating, "She's rebuilt programs before."

-- Smith was 138-138 at UAB, but her 57-39 mark in her last three years there was the best three-year record in Blazers' history (again, looking at 2013, when she was hired).

-- Clemson has not reached the NCAA tournament since 2002. It has not had a winning record since going 17-12 in 2003-04.

-- When she was hired in 2013, Smith was Clemson's third WBB head coach since Jim Davis retired in 2005.

-- AD Radakovich and Clemson gave Smith a five-year contract worth a total of $1.375 million.

Link (from which some of the above facts/information were taken):
http://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id/9147420/clemson-tigers-tap-uab-audra-smith-coach-report-says


In other words, the program had floundered, having had losing seasons for over a decade. The program hired an ACC product (Smith played at UVA) who had turned around a mid-major program and gave her a commitment for five years. And in her fourth year, Clemson was 15-16 (on the strength of the non-conference schedule, as the team went 3-13 in the ACC). But in her last year, she was not able to build on that (relative success), so she was let go.


As an aside, Smith is the mother of Anthony Oliver II, who was a freshman guard on the men's basketball team at Clemson when the university fired his mother.


Before retiring, the wonderful Jim Davis made some very pointed remarks about UNC's Hatchell's recruiting methods. Clemson should have fighting chance at instate recruits at this point.



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