Is it too soon to fire Barron

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Re: Is it too soon to fire Barron

Postby bcbc55 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:24 pm

UMaineSuperfan wrote:It has been three games! What are you talking about? In Barron’s time as the women’s HC he won a regular season title with a team full of random euros (Gustafsson, Heise, Weckstrom, Charles, Koizar)...give it time and whine if they don’t make progress


"UMaineSuperfan": It has been 4 games for the men's team and it is the women who only played 3 games in the non-conference schedule so far.

My only complaint is there shooting and how they are getting their 3 attempts. They are not shooting well at all. Taking too many threes 88 of their FGA"s of 214 have been 3's which is 41.1% of their FGA's and only shooting 25% on 22 of 88 for 3's and not using inside-outside and dribble penetration games to get better open 3 looks to improve the 3 point shooting. Also, only shooting 58.3% from the foul line 28 of 48 and only 40.7% from the floor on 87 of 214. They are shooting 51% for 2 pointers on 55 for 126. However, they have taken more threes 88 then they have FG"s made 87.

No excuse for such poor foul shooting. If the coaching staff can't improve it then they better find someone who can.

Too bad about losing Yagodin and Ilujomade too injuries and with Prijovic sitting out as a transfer they are down to 13 players. With the signing of the letter of intents unless someone transfers it leaves them with no scholarships available if a true BIG MAN becomes available between now and next spring, at 6'10 or bigger and at 240lbs or better. Think they should have kept one scholarship available just in case a BIG is available.

They really need a true BIG Man to develop an inside game and an inside-outside game and to be a rim protector.

Right now it looks like Maine is going to use Fleming in the post like they did last year. Forces him to play out of position and he has to go up against players a lot bigger than him. Looks like Antoms and Eze are not going to get anymore playing time then they did as freshmen and that is more than they have gotten so far this season. Each got a whopping 3 minutes in their last game.

Eze is really not a post player so he is playing out of position when he plays and Antoms is the only true big physically at 6'9" 245 lb. But Eze is a better rim protector then Antoms is.

However. 4 games a season does not make.
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Re: Is it too soon to fire Barron

Postby mainejeff » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:44 pm

Stumer looks pretty good. He might be the future of the back court teaming up with Moss.
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Re: Is it too soon to fire Barron

Postby basketball_guy » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:41 pm

I don't know Barron that well so I would give him some time to build up the program
as long as he does not show some of these tendencies.

http://www.hoopskills.com/warning-signs ... all-coach/
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Re: Is it too soon to fire Barron

Postby CoachA » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:49 am

Just lending some much needed positivity here...I like everything Coach Barron and his very good staff is doing with this UMaine men's basketball team. It takes time to rebuild a team culture. Wins will come. And in the meantime these young men are learning that it takes so much more than just skill to get there. That is something that is being lost in today's "we want the wins but we don't want to have to work hard to get better" mentality. They are playing a very tough pre-conference schedule. Pretty sure it will pay off at conference time.
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Re: Is it too soon to fire Barron

Postby basketball_guy » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:58 pm

Maine is rated 236 in the latest RPI rankings even though they are currently 0-5
and are just below North Carolina State which beat them by 20 points who is currently 5-0

Must be based on strength of schedule at this point. It will be interesting to see what happens
in Conference play. Too much player turnover for this team. It will be a couple of years before
Barron turns this situation around.
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Re: Is it too soon to fire Barron

Postby basketball_guy » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:00 pm

It is odd Maine is being rated so highly in the RPI despite their 0-5 record.

https://www.teamrankings.com/ncb/rpi/
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Re: Is it too soon to fire Barron

Postby thebam » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:35 pm

basketball_guy wrote: It will be a couple of years before
Barron turns this situation around.


Depends on what " situation " you are referring to. The culture has already changed. Immeasurably. That's a great start. The remainder of the non conference schedule is not nearly as challenging. Will be a decent measuring stick heading into conference play.
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Re: Is it too soon to fire Barron

Postby mario_spaghettio » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:31 am

Barron's entire contract should have been incentive based. $7500 per win.
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Re: Is it too soon to fire Barron

Postby imposter » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:39 am

Is Nostrajimus back?
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Re: Is it too soon to fire Barron

Postby mario_spaghettio » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:02 pm

I wish, that guy was usually spot on. He had good nicknames for all the coaches too. Woodward was Mr. March, Cosgrove the crazy uncle, Cindy Loo Loo, Timmay, lol. The new round of coaches need nicknames too. I'm thinking Nick "Demolition" Derba, Amy "Mad Dog" Vachon and Richard "the Robber" Barron. Haven't thought of an appropriate one for Gendron yet. Any ideas?
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