I've always been a huge Thad supporter (i guess it comes from growing up with the last few Taylor years and Eldon Miller). I am, however, a bit baffled by the lack of heart/effort/decent foul shooting that seems to be the hallmark of recent Matta teams. And more importantly, its a bit disturbing to see the lack of ownership for those issues from the head coach. I was also disappointed by the way he threw the Giddens/Harris/Mitchel/Granderstaff class under the bus.
As we were reminded in today's skull session, this is what he said:
Number one, I'm tired of the B.S. I'm going to coach basketball. I'm going back to running this program the way we did when we got here.
The second thing is, some of you are going to transfer. You don't know it yet, but whatever you do—don't come see me. Just shoot me a text, because I'm tired of looking at you.
And we got rid of some guys we needed to get rid of. We got rid of problems, but we kept solutions.
Thad has to take ownership over that class. I think it was bad form on Thad's part to call them out publicly (I don't care if it was at an event where he didnt expect his comments to get out, if that was the case - he shouldnt have said it). Losing 4/5 of any class, let alone a highly-rated class, is a complete failure on the coach's part.