Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins
I said it during the last debacle: it's becoming increasingly clear from the play of the team this year that last year went as well as it did because you had a veteran team that was self-motivated because they felt spurned by their old coach. A hands-off approach works brilliantly in a situation like that, but a team full of transfers needs to work on cohesion. There appears to be little offensive identity and our perimeter defense, often dependent upon communication, is completely incompetent.
Yet another reason for concern. It's completely on Haith to create chemistry during practice that can translate during games. He's got to be vocally supportive and constantly reinforce his philosophies, and if his in-game behavior is any indicator, he's really not pushy (or at least consistent) in that regard. I'm still impressed and satisfied with him, but I think last year set a precedent that maybe Haith doesn't deserve as of yet. I expected the transfers to be a one-off situation so Haith could rebuild from the mess Suitcase Mike left us, but he seems to be after the Juco and transfers once again. I don't know quite what to think at this point, but he's earned the benefit of the doubt... for now.