Fired Bill Carmody: NU finally holds on for a win

Monday, January 19, 2009

NU finally holds on for a win

as predicted by some, the Wildcats knocked off Minnesota yesterday. it wasn't always pretty, but NU's first half stretch of 4+ minutes without points was outdone by the Gophers' scoreless run of over seven and a half minutes in the second half. that turned a six point deficit into an eight point lead, and the expected second-half fade never came.

NU held its own on the boards and the 1-3-1 defense was effective again. the same Minnesota team that went 15/24 from the field in the first half made only 10 of 29 shots and 6/18 from deep after halftime. it was another crappy crowd, and even some of the students who did show up were rooting for the Gophers.

it was three years ago today that i started this site. since then Bill Carmody has gone 35-54, including a conference record of 8-42. NU has a new president and a new athletic director, and yet nothing has changed. god, this is frustrating.


Blogger nuttinbutapeanut said...

even LTP is saying that Carmody should get canned

1/19/09, 1:40 PM  
Blogger #1 blogger said...

and today LTP posted about the poor attendance:

1/19/09, 4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what did carmody do to you? you're an angry guy!

1/19/09, 7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok so what if Carmody gets fired? Then what. Hire another coach to come in and suddenly turn a program around that has never had success in its history? I'm pretty sure its not Carmody. Its the whole basketball organization. I think NU's bigger problem is getting students to show up at the game! i mean its free and the team is fun to watch this year. Things are slowly starting to turn so i'd give Carmody another couple years to make a real impact

1/19/09, 8:32 PM  
Blogger nuttinbutapeanut said...

1. It's not free for everybody.

2. Winning begets attendance, not the other way around. Carmody is responsible for winning, and he hasn't done that.

3. Beyond the 8 1/2 years he's already had, how many more would you give him to "make an impact"? Is there a ten year plan that we don't know about?

1/20/09, 8:54 AM  

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