Originally Posted by NewChief
Was your team better this year or last year? You know, discounting the first round flameout in the tourney.
It was also a team he wasn't winning w/ and had quit on him the yr before so I am not sure what is the point.
Haith made them what they were last yr.
You need to look more at the sequence of the following events to fully understand our ire w/ that slimeball. Consider that after year 3 Anderson leveraged the Georgia opening into a nice raise. I've got no problem w/ that in an isolated instance. The market sets what a coach is worth and you can pay him or not.
After year 4 he attempted to leverage the Oregon opening into another raise, MU called his bluff and he stayed. Again, I've got no problem w/ that in an isolated instance for the same reasons as above.
Then, after year 5 that rat said he wasn't leaving when it was obvious he was in the middle of Feb. Flat out lied through his teeth when he should have just said no comment. It wasn't like there were any incoming recruits or whatever to protect. The liar left us w/ 0 guys signed for the next season and then slithered out of town in embarrassing fashion and claimed he would never have left for any other job after holding our feet to the fire over other openings the two previous years. His behavior was cowardly.
Again though, if circumstances were different and he had left us w/ some incoming players in terms of recruits and he hadn't spent the last two years threatening to leave etc mismanaging his exit strategy would not have been that big of a deal after getting over the initial sting.
Add them all up and he's a guy that seemingly as soon as he started winning had one foot out the door, lied, half assed his last season, quit recruiting and as a result left Haith w/ some players for one season that lol had quit on him and left him behind the 8 ball in regards to all subsequent seasons. Haith has done a masterful job piecemealing this roster together given the circumstances and LMA can kiss my ass.