I think there may be something to this....
With his brother, you have to wonder if maybe he could accept "NO" from him but maybe some of these other guys, he isn't giving that leeway to. His brother brought a lot of positives to the table. It's too bad he has that show cause on him now because it would have been great to get him back.
Was SG preferable to the two vastly unqualified coaches who preceded him at VT? Yes. Could VT have done better than SG? I believe the answer to that question is also yes. And do I think that Weaver is a very proud and stubborn AD who will only admit a mistake when backed into a corner? Yes again. Just look at how he let Stokes and Dunkenberger run their respective programs totally into the ground before finally pulling the trigger.
But 3 out of 4 years of being at least a "bubble" NCAA team suggest to me that we aren't that far from inching into 1 out of 4 or 2 out of 4 NCAA teams.IN fact, I would suggest that at least one and maybe 2 of those years was more about upset winners in tourneys etc than it was about VT not being tourney worthy.
Certainly 3 out of 4 bubble years is not anything to be satisfied with but thre really is only one question and that is what is the probability that we can hire someone to replace Seth and do better, right out of the gate?
If you can't give a coach a "throw away" season or two here and there when only 2 players ever played in their conference tourney before, then I doubt anyone will ever satisfy you.
Seems to me we are much closer to being a team just above "bubble" to "bubble." right now. Again not where we want to be but not worthy of firing a coach when we have more chance of the next Bobby Hussey or Ricky Stokes than we do of a Charlie Moir or Don Devoe. And a coach of their caliber is all we can reasonable hope to attract to Blacksburg at this time.
Or maybe it's not Seth at all. What if it isn't?
I agree. It just doesn't add up. Too many defections and too little NCAA apprearances. The guy is just not cutting it. What amuses me is the spin that SG lovers put on these statistics.
Excellent point and it may very well be the "human stuff" that is delaying our emergence in basketball.